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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— and even at home activities— there's a lot of holly jolly to go around. Don't miss out! Check out the schedule below.
 

All Season Long

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 [email protected] for your chance to win one of the holly jolly prizes. 

Hamilton Reindeer Games

 

HOLLY JOLLY AT HOME

Want to join in on the holly jolly spirit from the comfort of home? Participating businesses will be offering take-home activities for kids, adults, and families to enjoy. 

  • Municipal Brew Works - Growler gift boxes with glassware and packaged beer available for pick up
  • Lounge 24 - Cocktail kits with everything you need to make fabulous festive cocktails at home
  • InsideOut Studio - Holiday paint-by-numbers available, including the paint and pre-sketched canvas
  • Monkey on Main - DIY coloring canvases, stockings, and totes for children or adults including all materials (ranges $8 - $12)
  • Petals & Wicks - At home kits including Candle Making Gift kits and Lotion & Shower Gel Gift Set kits
  • Scattering by Joy Craft Boutique - At home painting kits for children and adults
  • Fleurish Home - Paint-your-own wooden Santa & Reindeer play set
  • Main St Throw Shop - Take and Make skateboards 
  • The Studio - Ornament painting kits
  • Unsung Salvage Design Co. - Make your own block ornament kits

 

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. 

Hamilton Craft & Cocktail Quest

 

SANTA'S HOUSE

Santa is coming to Hamilton! Starting on December 4th, 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. 

 

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! Starting November 20th through January 3rd. If you're a Hamilton resident, you get FREE entry with proof of residency every Tuesday night. 

Pyramid Hill Journey Borealis

 

November

SWEATER WEATHER

November 7
5PM - 9PM

Kick off the season with Sweater Weather... sip, shop and s'more! Wear your favorite sweater— whether it's Christmas themed, cute and cozy, or your grandma's— and explore the shops of Downtown Hamilton. Participating businesses will be offering different specials, discounts or activities. Check out the Facebook Event to get a preview. 

 

WINTER MARKET

November 8
2PM - 6PM

Blank Space will be the host of this indoor Farmer’s Market. Guests can have the opportunity to discover new vendors, get some holiday shopping in, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, and more. 

 

ILLUMINATE HAMILTON

November 13
5PM - 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 20
5PM - 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! 

 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 28

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! 

Made to Love Holiday Ornament

 

December

ORNAMENT CRAWL

December 2 - 5

For a limited time, you can explore all of Hamilton to collect up to 15 holiday ornaments. This event will require a ticket— More details coming soon!  

 

TREAT YO' ELF

December 5
10AM - 5PM

Do you consider yourself a holiday hostess doing the mostest? It's time to treat yourself! Bring some friends and enjoy a full day out in Hamilton. Start with some brunch and bubbly and stroll around the DORA district— there will be plenty of deals and specials too. Don't forget to wear your most Instagram-worthy outfit to snap some photos. 

 

LIGHT UP GERMAN VILLAGE

December 5
6PM - 9PM

The historic German Village will offer a special drive-thru light show with accompanying holiday music. Vehicles will be lined-up at the Arch, located at Third + Dayton Street to start. 

German Village Hamilton

 

YWCA GINGERBREAD WALK

December 12 - 19

A week-long event of gingerbread fun. Vote for who you think should be the winner of the Gingy Cup by scanning the QR code on your favorite gingerbread image. More details coming soon! 

 

JOY TO THE WALD

December 12
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 MARKET

December 13
2PM - 6PM

You'll have another opportunity to shop, eat and be merry at Blank Space for an indoor Farmer’s Market. Discover new vendors, enjoy local food trucks and more. 

 

THAT'S A WRAP

December 18 - 19

The big day is so close! Here is your chance to get in some last-minute gift shopping and wrapping done. To wrap up Holly Jolly Hamilton, shops will be offering last minute deals and at some participating locations, there will be FREE gift-wrapping!  

Sara's House

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