It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The Town of Pelham partners with many not for profit organizations and community groups to bring you a central
location for the holiday season; welcome to Christmas in Pelham. Activities are available during the months of November, December, and January for the whole family.

Community Events Listing 

November 1
Fall Bazaar - Fenwick United Church @ 1:00-4:00pm

November 2
Fall Bazaar - Fenwick United Church @ 10:00-1:30pm

November 7-9
Christmas Open House - Shoppe of Ridgeville (Downtown Ridgeville)
Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-7pm, & Saturday @ 9am-5pm

November 16
16th Annual "Homes for the Holiday" House Tour - 6 locations in Fonthill @ 10am-3pm
Christmas in the Country Bazaar - First Presbyterian Church - North Pelham @ 10am- 1pm

November 22
Christmas in the Country Bazaar - Fire Station #2, Welland Rd, Fenwick @ 4pm-8:00pm

November 23
Christmas Lunch & Cookie Walk - Holy Trinity Anglican Church @ 11:30am-3:00pm
Christmas in the Country Bazaar - Fire Station #2, Welland Rd, Fenwick @ 10am-4:00pm

November 28
My Painted House Workshop - Meridian Community Centre @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

November 29
Turkey Raffle - Fonthill Fire Station #1 @ 7:00pm
Advent children's Party - Fenwick United Church @ 6:30pm

November 30 
Fonthill Lions Club Chilli Cook Off - Fonthill Lions Hall @ 8:00pm

December 1
Christmas Light Competition begins until January 1st @ 5:30pm-8pm
Candlelight Communion Service - Pelham Community Church @ 7:00pm
Pelham Friends Advent Services begin - Pelham Friends Church @ 10:30am
Advent Christmas Services begin - Fenwick United Church @ 11am

December 6
Turkey Raffle - Fenwick Fire Station #2 @ 7:00pm
Outdoor Christmas Market - Pelham Town Square @ 4:00pm-10:00pm
Holiday Gift Showcase & Downtown Stroll - Downtown Fonthill @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm

December 7
Kids Toy Drive/Pet Drive begins until December 15- Fire Station #1 
Pelham Community Food Drive - Door to Door - @ 9am-1pm
5th Annual "Lighting of the Christmas Tree"-Downtown Fenwick hosted by the Fenwick Lions @ 5-7pm
"Straight Outta Bethleham" - Children's Christmas Musical - Pelham Community Church @ 3pm

December 8
"Straight Outta Bethleham" - Children's Christmas Musical - Pelham Community Church @11am

December 10
Hot Chocolate Day at your Library - Both Pelham Libraries during hours of operation

December 11
Fonthill Kinsmen Seniors Dinner Party - Meridian Community Centre @ 6:00pm

December 13
"Over To You": A production by SAY IT: On Stage (Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre) - Meridian Community Centre @ 7pm

December 14
22nd Annual Pelham Santa Claus parade - Throughout Fenwick @ 1:00pm
"Over To You": A production by SAY IT: On Stage (Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre) - Meridian Community Centre @ 7pm

December 15
"Who Can Compare": Christmas Drama - Bethany CRC in Fenwick @ 6:00pm

December 18
Christmas Light Bus Tour - Starts at the Meridian Community Centre @ 7pm & 8:30pm

December 22
Tim Horton's Free Skate - Meridian Community Centre @ 1-2:30pm

December 23
Meridian Family Free Skate - Meridian Community Centre @ 2:30-5:30pm

December 24
Christmas Eve Worship - Pelham Community Church @ 4pm & 7pm
Christmas Eve Service - Pelham Friends Church @ 7pm
Christmas Eve Worship - Fenwick United Church @ 7pm

December 25
Christmas Day Celebrations - Bethany CRC in Fenwick @ 10am

December 29
Holiday Free Skate sponsored by Peter Pipers - Meridian Community Centre @ 1-2:20pm

December 30
Tim Horton's Free Skate - Meridian Community Centre @ 2:30pm-3:20pm

January 3
Rotary Family Free Skate - Meridian Community Centre @ 1:30pm-3:00pm
Tim Horton's Free Skate - Meridian Community Centre @ 7:30pm-9:20pm

View the Christmas in Pelham Event Listing Calendar HERE.

For more information or to submit an event, please contact Leah Letford at

craft table with Christmas themed crafts
Free transit during Christmas Market

Pelham Transit will extend its hours on Friday, December 6, from 7-9:15 p.m. for a modified route that will bring individuals from Fenwick and Fonthill to the Outdoor Christmas Market.

View the Shuttle Schedule: Here 

Join us for some Christmas Cheer on Friday December 6, 4-10 p.m. 

Food Vendors
Gift Vendors
Entertainment Line Up - sponsored by Contour Foot Care
Ice Carving Demonstration @5 p.m. - sponsored by Contour Foot Care
Visit with Santa @ 5:30-8 p.m. - sponsored by Jill Anthony Law Firm
Face Painting @ 5:30-7:30 p.m. - sponsored by Fonthill Kinsmen
Carriage Rides @ 6-9 p.m. 

Heat up near the Outdoor Heaters sponsored by Dentistry in the Village 


Outdoor Christmas Market

Friday, December 6, 2019, 4 – 10 p.m.

Join us for the Pelham Outdoor Christmas Market located under the arches (they'll be there in Christmas spirit!) in Fonthill, for an outdoor celebration where residents gather with friends and family to celebrate the tradition and romance of Christmas.

Get some Christmas shopping done, while enjoying the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of the tradition of Christmas!

So mark your calendars and start the season off right at the outdoor Christmas Market.

Entertainment and vendors

Entertainment Line Up

4:30-5:00pm - Caleb Coolen Choir
5:00-5:30pm - Cabar-EH! Youth Theatre
5:30-6:00pm - Dominique Lalama Choir
6:00-7:30pm - Copper & Iron
7:45-9:15pm - Chris & Dan


Moore House Fine Alpacas
Chocolate Expressions
Churchill Natural Meats & Deli
Hillfire Smokehouse & BBQ
Just Essentials Niagara
Fonthill Lions Club
Nature's Corner Bakery & Cafe
Norwex Independent Sales Consultant
Purple Frog Niagara
Shriner's Creek Kettle Popcorn
W.o.D Studio 
German Sanchez 

Apply to be a vendor at the Pelham Outdoor Christmas Market

Vendor Application Form

Thank you to our Sponsors: 


Santa Claus Parade

Presented by the Fenwick Lions

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Time: Parade starts at 1 p.m. 

We love to see lots of smiling faces along the parade route and hope that you enjoy watching the parade safely.  Please ensure that you view the parade from the sidewalks and boulevards along the parade route.  Please do not enter onto, or cross, the road at any time during the parade and we urge parents to keep a close eye on children at all times.

Join us at Centennial Park after the parade until 4 p.m. for post celebrations- including food and activities! All are welcome! 

Applications for the 2019 Pelham Santa Claus Parade available HERE

Councillors posing for photo on street during winter parade

Where: PARADE ROUTE: Starting at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (1040 Balfour St., Fenwick) heading North on Balfour Street to Canboro Road, West on Canboro Road to Church Street, South on Church Street to Centennial Park (999 Church St., Fenwick).

Outdoor Christmas Light Competition 

Nominate a neighbour, your own home or just a great display that you think deserves recognition.
There are 3 catergories:
1) Traditional
2) Grisworld/Fun Display
3) Business Category
Have fun touring around the Christmas Light Tour.
Check back in the next couple days as there will be additional houses added. 
To View in Google Maps: Click Here
2019 Christmas Light Competition Winners are: 
1) Traditional - 36 Abbott Place
2) Grisworld/Fun Display - 80 Spruceside Cres
3) Business Category - Lampman's Furniture (728 Canboro Rd, Fenwick)
Terms and Conditions: 
1. All entrys must be within Town of Pelham limits.
2. All displays must be visible from the street frontage of  the nominated address.
3. All entrants understand their property may be photgraphed and photos may be used in the promotion of the event.
4. All entrants agree for their home to be an advertised stop on the Christmas Light Tour for all residents to enjoy. Tour will run throughout the holiday season. 
5. All entrants will be notified of the competition results and winners will receive their prize following the judging. 
6. Judging will be done by members of the Christmas in Pelham Volunteers on or about December 18th, 2019
7. Late entries will not be accepted. Entries close on Friday December 13th, 2019.
8. All residents are encouraged to use high energy efficiency LED lights.

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