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November 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EST

Join us for 3 weekends of fun activities and shopping

November 17th – 6pm – 9pm

Kick off the holiday season in Downtown Bracebridge on Friday November 17th from 6pm – 9pm Enjoy some great shopping plus sing along to Christmas carols with Jam Sandwich! Indulge in hot chocolate and mail letters to Santa! Spread some cheer, and bring a toy for the Salvation Army Toy Drive!

November 24th – 26th

  • Friday night Shop Late til 8 at participating stores

  • Join in on the fun of the Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt

  • Try some deliciously unique and creative hot chocolate inspired beverages and dishes by coffee shops, cafés, restaurants, and bistros. With each purchase of a signature Hot Cocoa Trail food item, fill out a ballot and enter to win one Downtown Dollars.

December 1st – 6pm


Join us in Downtown Bracebridge as we celebrate with a night time parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes. Route to run along Manitoba Street from Monck Road to Ontario Street. Once the parade is done come visit us in Memorial Park to visit with Santa and take in the new winter light displays and fun activities which will include


November 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am EST
December 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EST