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.
HOLIDAY HAMILTON SNEAK PREVIEW
November 4, 2022 | 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!
November 18, 2022 | 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 festive photo opportunity!
November 19, 2022 | 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 26, 2022
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 2 - 3, 2022
An authentic German Christmas market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany. Head to the Butler County Fairgrounds for a tradition unlike any other -- filled with magnificent crafts, sweet treats, and so much more!
December 2 - 17, 2022
Collect 10-20 ornaments, valued up to $15 each from businesses around Hamilton. Note: this event requires a ticket, purchased through eventbrite.com
December 2 – 24, 2022
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.
GERMAN VILLAGE CHRISTMAS WALK
December 4, 2022 | 12pm - 5pm
German Village will be decked out for the holidays; Choirs, traditional food and drink, face painting, reindeer, locally crafted gifts, and of course... SANTA!
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.
December 10, 2022 | 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.
JOY TO THE WALD
December 17, 2022 | 11am - 3pm
Bring the kids for this family-fun event. Come meet Santa Claus , and he will greet you with a FREE gift, hot chocolate, and cookies for every child.
December 17, 2022 | 12pm - 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!
All Season Long:
November 18, 2022 – January 1, 2023
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.
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? There are clues all around Hamilton to help you 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win one of the holly jolly prizes.
Learn more about Holly Jolly Hamilton here!