It's the most wonderful time of the year in Pelham!

Partnering with not-for-profit organizations and community groups, the Town of Pelham brings the holiday season's fun and festivities to you in a central location.


🎅🤶 Straight from the North Pole 

Santa and Mrs ClausLast year, Santa and Mrs. Claus loved all the letters and emails from the children in Pelham!

They even received a special email from the Mayor. Take a look and see what the elves were able to capture in 2020.

Click here to watch 2020's message.

❄️ Town of Pelham Christmas Card Design Competition

Calling all Pelham Youth in Grades 1-8! Help us to create this years Town of Pelham Christmas Card!

blank card with your design could be here

Artwork will be reviewed by the Town of Pelham’s Public Art Committee.

Selected illustrations will be chosen the Town of Pelham’s 2022 Holiday card and all of the artwork received will be displayed throughout the Meridian Community Centre during the holiday season.

The young artists who have their illustrations chosen for the greeting card will be formally recognized at the December council meeting for making this year’s holiday greeting card so special.

Identify: on the back of each submission: first and last name, age, school and phone number

Paper: must be white

Size: regular 8.5” x 11” letter size paper, portrait or landscape
Tools: colourful paints, pastels, markers or coloured pencils (te printing process recognizes more vibrant and vivid colours – no lead pencil please)

Please Avoid: completely black or dark backgrounds, sparkles or glitter

We ask that students submit a hard copy of their design to Pelham Town Hall by no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

🎅 Letters to Santa! Handwritten or Digital!

To help the big man in the red suit get messages from all the boys and girls in Pelham, the Town’s Recreation, Culture, and Wellness staff are working with Santa’s elves to get all the children of Pelham letters to the North Pole.

There are two ways the Town has teamed up with the elves to get your letter to Santa:

In person:  Meridian Community Centre, 100 Meridian Way, Fonthill, ON

You’ll see a red mailbox marked “Santa’s Mailbox” near the Christmas tree through the main entrance. Drop your letter in the mailbox by Friday, December 16, 2022 to ensure Santa has enough time to get you his response. Don’t forget to include your return address!

Email: The Town of Pelham has worked out an arrangement to provide Santa with his own Pelham email address.

For quick and easy letter submissions, you can email Santa your letter to Santa will be checking his email right up until Monday, December 19, 2022 before he heads out on his Christmas route!

🎀 Decorating Elves hard at work around Town! 

christmas Elves creating bows

This year is even more important than ever to spread some good cheer.

Watch for the festive boughs and bows around town as this long standing Christmas Tradition continues!

Special thanks to the Pelham Beautification Committee, the Pelham Garden Club and their friends for volunteering their time and talents. 

🎁 Santa's Workshop at Meridian Community Centre 

2022 Dates to Come | 4:00-9:00pm | $25.00/ child 

With parents being just as busy as Santa’s Elves this time of year, this is the perfect opportunity to get your last minute shopping done as the holidays quickly approach! Bring your children to the Meridian Community Centre for a night of (physically distant) crafts, movies, popcorn and holiday spirit! With chicken fingers and fries for dinner, your child will have a night of fun while you get your shopping done!

🎀 2022 Holiday Workshop Series - Info and Dates to Come!


🎅 Santa Claus Parade - Saturday, December 10, 2022 

Each year the Fabulous Fenwick Lions host the Santa Claus Parade. 


❄️ Winter Break Camp - January 2-6, 2022

This week of fun will continue the holiday spirit through games, skating, gym time, movies, crafts and more!

Weekly registration is $150.00 and includes camp from 9:00am-4:00pm, with the option of purchasing a hot lunch for $7.00/day. Extended Care is available from 7:30am-5:30pm for $38.00. Visit our Camp page for more information!

For more information regarding COVID-19 protocols, please click here.


🎄 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 

Are you looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit from the comfort of your own home this year? Pelham's 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar is the perfect way to get ready for the Holidays! Each day will give you a new holiday task to do at home with your family!

Click here to print your own calendar, or follow along with daily posts on our social media!

How to assemble your Advent Calendar:

Step 1- Print the 2 page calendar found here
Step 2- Cut out the Pelham ball ornaments on page 2
Step 3- Glue the hook of the Pelham ball ornaments onto the hooks of the coloured ornaments on page 1
Step 4- Each day fold up the Pelham ornament to reveal the daily holiday tasks. Have fun and enjoy!

🎄 Christmas Light Competition & Self Guided Tour - 2021 Winners Announced!

The Town of Pelham is encouraging its residents to light up the town!

We are excited to once again recognize the efforts of those who spread cheer this holiday season through our Christmas Light Competition. Addresses of entries will be shared following the contest so everyone can enjoy - think of it as your own personal Christmas parade. 


This year's winners are:
746 Quaker Road
1122 Haist Street
7 Millbridge Crescent
17 Deer Park Crescent



Congratulations to all those who submitted their home!



Thank you to our Christmas in Pelham: 2021 Light  Competition and Tour Sponsor:
Niagara Peninsula Energy for making this event possible. 

🎄 Outdoor Christmas Market - Friday, December 2, 2022

We are excited to share that this beloved Town of Pelham tradition will once again return to downtown Fonthill on Friday, December 2, at 4:00-9:30pm.

Bring the family to Town Square to enjoy fresh, local food and beverages in our licensed area, live music, and tick off names from your shopping list by supporting Niagara artisans in their market booths. And of course, meet Santa himself! 


Apply to be a vendor at the 2022 Christmas in Pelham Outdoor Market! 

Please apply by Monday, October 3, 2022


⛸️ 2021 Pelham Community Holiday Events Listing - Submit Your Event!

Is your organization hosting a holiday event in Pelham?

Contact Amanda Deschenes at to add your event details here

Starting November 1 - Through December
Fenwick United Church
Online Christmas Bazaar 

November 4 - December 19
Creative Fall Harvest Festival
The Country Christmas store, Downtown Ridgeville
Thursday-Sundays @ 10am-5pm

November 7 - December 19
A Country Christmas Traditional Afternoon Tea
The Country Christmas Store, Downtown Ridgeville
Sundays | Pre-registration required. 

November 12 - November 28, Weekends ONLY
Pelham Cares Food Drive
Volunteers will be accepting donations at the Meridian Community Centre
Fridays: 12pm–7pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9am-3pm

November 19 - December 15
Pelham Holiday Artfest
Online Show & Sale, 35 Juried Artists, & Gift Ideas

November 27, 9:30am-12pm
Rotary Club of Fonthill Temperanceville Display 
Peace Park

December 4, 11am-3pm
Everyday Market Outdoor Christmas Market
Handmade artisan goods, warm beverages, Santa photos, and prizes!
Behind Everyday Market and at Butcher & Banker 

December 4 - 12
Fonthill Firefighters' Association
Toy & Food Drive for Pelham Cares
Drop off: Station #1, 177 Highway 20 West, Fonthill
Monday – Friday 8:30am-430pm & 6-8pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm 

December 19th, 1-2:20pm
Public Skate at the Meridian Community Centre (Sponsored by Fenwick Firefighters Assoc.)

December 25, 9:00am, 5:30pm & 7:00pm
Holy Trinity Anglican Church Christmas Day & Evening Services
Please contact 905-892-6011 or to reserve a seat

December 30, 11am-12:50pm
Public Skate at the Meridian Community Centre 

January 2, 1-2:20pm
Public Skate at the Meridian Community Centre (Sponsored by Fonthill Tim Hortons)

January 3, 11am-12:50pm
Public Skate at the Meridian Community Centre

January 4, 1:15-3:05pm 
Public Skate at the Meridian Community Centre 

January 5, 1:15-3:05pm 
Public Skate at the Meridian Community Centre


🎄 2021 MYAC Gingerbread Decorating Contest

Celebrate the Holidays with MYAC's Gingerbread House decorating contest! Click here to enter your creation for your chance to WIN! Contest runs until January 3, 2022. This contest and opportunity is sponsored by Pelham's Mayor's Youth Advisory Council and is open to all Pelham residents! 



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