Weekend events in Hamilton December 29-30, 2018

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. We’ve found a wide range of events in Hamilton for all ages and interests to enjoy.

Here’s what’s happening in the city this weekend.

Winter Whimsy

When: Saturday December 29, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Hamilton Children’s Museum
Admission: $2 for adults, $4 for children, $9 for families

School’s out! Escape the cold and visit the Hamilton Children’s Museum for some winter fun. There’ll be museum galleries as well as a variety of crafts and activities for the whole family!


Tim Hortons Free Skate

When: Saturday December 29, 2018 from 12 – 2 pm
Where: Harry Howell Arena
Admission: Free

Tim Hortons restaurant owners are proudly offering complimentary skating this Sunday at Harry Howell Arena.

Lace up your skates and hit the ice for the fun-filled open skate!

Ring in the New Year with Dundurn Castle

When: Saturday December 29, 2018 from 7 – 9 pm
Where: Dundurn National Historic Site
Admission: $30

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening.

Begin your evening with carol-singing in the front hall, followed by an extended tour of Sir Allan MacNab’s lavish home and a chance to taste an assortment of traditional Christmas foods served in Dundurn’s historic kitchen.

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Guelph Storm

When: Saturday December 29, 2018 at 4 pm
Where: FirstOntario Centre
Admission: $22-26, available online

Who’s ready for the Hamilton Bulldogs’ last game of 2018?

The Bulldogs are taking on the Guelph Storm this Saturday afternoon and it’s going to be an incredible game. Come on down, cheer on your home team and support hockey in Hamilton

December Family Fun Day at the AGH

When: Sunday December 30, 2018 from 1 – 3:30 pm
Where: Art Gallery of Hamilton
Admission: $5 per family

Looking for a fun and creative away to spend your Sunday afternoon? Why not head on over to the AGH for their Family Fun Day!

Kick off your trip to the museum with the family time tour and enjoy some hands-on, art making fun for the rest of your visit.

Salute to Vienna

When: Sunday December 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Where: FirstOntario Concert Centre
Admission: $39-$90, available online

Celebrate the New Year with Salute to Vienna. This extravaganza features beautiful music, dazzling costumes and brilliant performances by Europe’s finest things, dancers and conductors.

Step back in time and explore the sights and sounds of Vienna’s golden hour as the Salute to Vienna concert whisks you away.

Sunday Slamfest 

When: Sunday December 30, 2018 at 3 pm
Where: This Ain’t Hollywood
Admission: $6 at the door

If you love supporting Hamilton’s local music scene, you can’t miss this Sunday’s Slamfest.

Slamfest is an all-ages punk rock show that features some of the best bands in the area. This weekend’s bill is comprised of Adaptive Reaction, The Jesse James Medicine Show, Barbed Wire Braces, Gag Order and Stay Down.

Winter Lights at the Rock

When: Sunday December 30, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm
Where: Royal Botanical Gardens
Admission: $9-15

Looking to get outdoors and enjoy some holiday cheer? Winter Lights at The Rock is a great way to do so.

Thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites, and the Escarpment Train Exhibit.

There’s plenty to do and see this weekend, Hamilton. Get on out there and experience something new!

What will you be going to this weekend? Are you attending any of these events? Let us know in the comments.

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