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Holly Jolly Hamilton

Tis the Season! Get in the holiday spirit with Holly Jolly Hamilton.

There's a series of holiday events and festivities all across the city of Hamilton. Through November and December, you can join in on all the fun with Holly Jolly Hamilton. There is a full schedule of winter events to help support local businesses and get you in the holiday spirit. From scavenger hunts and Santa sightings, to holiday lights and gift shopping— there's a lot of holly jolly to go around. Don't miss out! Check out the schedule below.

All Season Long:

JOURNEY BOREALIS

November 19 - January 3

Pyramid Hill Journey Borealis

Experience this one of a kind holiday light show at the famous Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. This drive thru adventure features 2.5 miles  of of holiday lights, light-based art installations, new media artwork, and music! If you're a Hamilton resident, you get FREE entry with proof of residency every Tuesday night. 

THE FARMERS COLLECTIVE HOLIDAY MARKET

November 27 - December 18

Featuring a curated collection of local goods. A perfect way to shop small this holiday season! Located at 7 North D Street, Wednesday through Saturday.

REINDEER GAMES

Hamilton needs your help! When Santa and his reindeer stopped in Hamilton to explore, silly Santa lost some of his reindeer...can you help him find all 9 of his missing reindeer? Head here to find the clues you'll need to help save Christmas. At each location, scan the QR code with the photo. Once you find all 9 reindeer and collect 9 letters of the code word, send it to explorehamiltonoh@gmail.com for your chance to win one of the holly jolly prizes. 

SANTA'S HOUSE

December 3 - 24

Santa is coming to Hamilton! The big man himself will be returning to the Butler County Courthouse located on High Street. This is your chance to see if you made the naughty or nice list. 

CRAFT & COCKTAIL QUEST

Hamilton Craft & Cocktail Quest

Are you a craft beer and cocktail connoisseur? Or do you just enjoy a good meal and the occasional special cocktail? Either way, the Hamilton Craft & Cocktail Quest is a fun adventure for all. Download your digital pass to check out the special offers and discounts at local DORA locations around Hamilton. If you redeem an offer (or check in) at 10 or more of the locations, you will earn the awesome medal pictured below. The medal doubles as a bottle opener too... for all the craft beer champions. 

 

November:

HOLIDAY HAMILTON SNEAK PREVIEW

November 5, 2021 | 5 - 9pm

A downtown Hamilton holiday shop hop for you to get a 'first look' at holiday inventory. Your chance to grab the best gifts before they are gone!

ILLUMINATE HAMILTON

November 12, 2021 | 5 - 9pm

A night of dazzling lights! Downtown Hamilton will be glowing with an abundance of luminaries. Participating businesses will be staying open with extended hours and have special light displays at their storefront. Special deals will be available to those who get in the spirit and dress up in glowing outfits. Grab a DORA drink and a glowstick, and get ready for a bright night. 

MUSIC ON MAIN

November 19, 2021 | 5 - 9pm

Enjoy a night filled with festive live music to really get everyone in the holly jolly spirit. Santa will be attending too, so bring the kids for a socially-distanced photo opportunity! 

HAMILTON TREE LIGHTING

November 20, 2021 | 5 - 8pm

Hamilton's Annual Tree Lighting Event with Holiday music, live reindeer, carriage & train rides, face painting, balloon artists, cookies, Santa and more!

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 27, 2021

The Saturday after celebrating Thanksgiving is your chance to go out and support your favorite local shops and boutiques. Hamilton is full of unique small businesses offering one-of-a-kind gifts. Get your holiday shopping done early, or treat yourself! 

 

December:

ORNAMENT CRAWL

December 1 - 4, 2021 

Collect 15-30 ornaments, valued up to $15 each from businesses around Hamilton. Note: this event requires a ticket, purchased through eventbrite.com

HAMILTON CHRISKINDLMARKT

December 3 - 4, 2021

An authentic German Christmas market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany. Friday(12/3) from 5:30 - 9:30pm and Saturday(12/4) from 11am - 9pm at the Butler County fairgrounds.

GERMAN VILLAGE CHRISTMAS WALK

December 5, 2021 | 11am - 3pm

German Village will be decked out for the holidays; Choirs, traditional food and drink, face painting, reindeer, locally crafted gifts, and of course... SANTA!

STOCKING UP SIP & SHOP

December 10, 2021 | 5 - 9pm

A downtown Hamilton shop hop on ice! Stock up on those last minute gifts from local retailers, while exploring the DORA. Stop by the DORA booth for information.

WINTER IN THE WALD

December 10, 2021 | 5 - 9pm

Kicking off the first annual Winter in the Wald event with live music, food and vendor shopping at The Markets at Pleasant Treasures.

JOY TO THE WALD

December 11, 2021 | 11am - 3pm

Bring the kids for this family-fun event. Come to 2270 Pleasant Avenue in Lindenwald where Santa Claus will greet you with a FREE gift, hot chocolate, and cookies for every child.

WINTER IN THE WALD

December 11, 2021 | 4 - 10pm

A second day of Winter in the Wald with a tree lighting, live performances, arts & crafts, special Christmas movie and more!

THAT'S A WRAP

December 18, 2021 | 12 - 5pm

Time to get the last few items on your list checked off? Grab your gifts in downtown Hamilton and get free gift wrapping all day!

Learn more about Holly Jolly Hamilton here!


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