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Adorable campaign promotes shopping local in Hamilton this holiday



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Adorable campaign promotes shopping local in Hamilton this holiday

Hamilton’s Economic Development department is encouraging Hamiltonians to “spend it here,” in an adorable little video they posted this week.

On Tuesday (Nov. 26), the department tweeted out a holiday-themed video starring a dapper little puppet indulging in all the goodies our local businesses have to offer.

The fellow takes in the shopping, food and sights of the city on a whirlwind tour, ending up back at City Hall exhausted, alongside his equally exhausted ‘handler.’

It’s not clear exactly where the puppet had been, but there are a number of shopping districts in the city with upcoming events that invite Hamiltonians out to enjoy the sights and delights of the season.

Here’s a small roundup of what’s happening in the coming days for those looking to shop local, eat and indulge in the Christmas spirit.

Ancaster Village
The Ancaster Village is hosting a series of Holiday events in the coming weeks. See below for more details or check here.

Locke Street
Shops on Locke Street are celebrating the official reopening of the street after a lengthy construction project this week. Form more information, see below and visit here.

Barton Village

Barton Village is hosting its first-ever Christmas market over first two weekends in December for a curated marketplace featuring handmade and independently produced wares from some of the Greater Hamilton area’s most exciting vendors. Things kick off with special night market event on the December 6 Barton First Friday. To mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, all vendor and admission fees and any other money raised will be donated to SACHA to support the crucial work they do to end violence and support survivors. For more information visit here.

Ottawa Street

Celebrate Christmas early with our Christmas Shopping Day on Saturday, November 30. The merchants of Ottawa St. will be opening their doors to festive shoppers of all ages! There will be roaming carollers, hot chocolate stations and Santa will be making an appearance! There will also be a horse-drawn wagon rides for our shoppers to enjoy throughout the afternoon! For more information see here.

Concession Street

On Saturday, the street hosts a ‘Spend it Here’ event as well as Christmas lighting event at Sam Lawrence Park on Friday. For details, visit here.

Waterdown Village

Made for You Holiday Market November 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Power up your holiday shopping with a visit to the 2nd Annual Waterdown Village Made for You Market where you’ll find one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gifts and holiday items. This market will feature local artisans and craftspeople displaying unique, small-batch items. The Made for You Market kicks off Waterdown Village’s ‘4 Holiday Saturdays’ – a celebration of the countdown to Christmas featuring special events and happenings at businesses throughout the Village. For more information, visit here.

Downtown Stoney Creek

There’s a lot happening in the Creek this holiday season. Last weekend, the community’s ‘Kringle in the Creek event kicked off and lasts through weekends in December. For more information, find it here.

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