The tradition of Halloween and the Black Harvest Festival continues in historically Chilling Downtown Collingwood this October, with Witches (and Warlocks) of the ‘Wood taking over the town. Mark Saturday October 26th on your calendar and prepare to come downtown to see what is brewing.
As the toe of newt and the eye of frog are added to the cauldron of Halloween festivities, the downtown streets will be decked out in all things frightening…. from Pumpkins and creatures of the night, to the feature attraction, Witches and Warlocks. The spirit of the season has also taken over many of the businesses; check out all the windows to see who has been put under the spell of the spirits.
Starting at 11 a.m. activities will begin along Hurontario Street to put even the most skeptic of creature into the haunted mood; awaiting is a cauldron of activities. You can also create your own spine-chilling Halloween craft to take home or watch as balloons are twisted into ghosts. As the town hall clock strikes 1 pm all good little Witches and Warlocks and their friends will gather at the town hall for a costume contest for various age categories…. Judged by the Head Witch and Warlock!
Of course, our downtown merchants invite all the costumed good little girls and boys children to come for some early trick or treating….. just look for the Orange ‘Witch’ signs on the door or window to find out who has treats inside!
This family orientated Halloween day is a Collingwood tradition, join us, or else…
Doors open at 6:30 pm Tickets online $25 at bmfa.on.ca &
BMFA Gift Shop at 65 Simcoe St. Or $30 at the door.
Come kick off the 2019 Holiday Season with the 3rd Annual HoHoHoliday 5K in support of You’re The Chef Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle! The HoHoHoliday 5K is the most Festive run in town! This 5km trail run combines the magic of the Holidays with community engagement and fitness. Join us and light up the Collingwood trail system with 1000+ Santas. Along with an epic 5K run, there will be rest stops with holiday treats and fun!
Downtown Collingwood is once again pleased to present Collingwood’s Annual Santa Claus Parade. The theme for this year’s event is “The Lights of Christmas”. As in previous years, the parade will be held in the early evening to capture all the magic of our downtown holiday lights. Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 16, beginning at 5 p.m., and plan to join the fun! This year’s parade will be part of a very special day in Downtown Collingwood as we officially launch the holiday. Enjoy the many merchant Open Houses … visit with Santa’s Reindeer in Training …. enjoy carolers on the street….put on your running shoes for the HOHOHoliday Run…and there is lots more, including the traditional “lighting” of the town Christmas Tree, followed by a dazzling display of fireworks!
The parade application package can be found here:
This Christmas season all kids (big and small) will have an opportunity to visit with Santa in his big sleigh when he comes to downtown Collingwood on Saturday, November 23, 30, December 7, 14, and 21. It is with great pleasure that we announce that Santa will be available for all to give him their wish lists beside town hall from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Saturdays leading up to his big night.
Every Saturday, there will also be a special surprise! You won’t want to miss Santa’s reindeer in training, as they will be joining Santa at town hall. We are never sure who will be there; maybe you’ll be able to tell if they are descendants of Blitzen, Dasher or Donner. The reindeer trainers will be on hand to answer all your reindeer questions.
After you have given your wish list to Santa, why not take the opportunity to explore some of the eighty plus boutique shops and artisans that downtown Collingwood has to offer. Bursting with holiday decor and gift ideas, you never know what you will find, even for all those hard to buy for on your list. Then reward yourself with something to please your palette from one of the more than thirty restaurants. This holiday season, come downtown, and come home for the holidays.
For more information on events, activities and the businesses in Downtown Collingwood please visit our website at www.collingwooddowntown.com or call 705-445-5595.