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Lights On Stratford Winter Festival of Lights transforms Stratford into a fantasy-like winter wonderland

Stratford dining awaits - take-out and dine-in at your favourite restaurant

Visit our event calendar for the latest things to do before or after your meal!

Share the fall #FallForStratford #LoveStratford #SavourStratford

“The food in Stratford is indescribably good and on the same level as what you’d find at trendy urban spots in Toronto.”

- Travelandstyle.ca

2020 Accommodation Options

Looking for a getaway close to home with great dining and live entertainment at your doorstep? We've confirmed the properties that are open and ready for your stay!

Our accommodation providers have been working hard on their safety and the safety of their guests and they can't wait to see you.

Check out the Stratford Al Fresco project that provides outdoor dining space, with umbrellas, for over 200 people and their take-away meals in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island - at a safe distance with hand sanitizer stations, additional waste and recycle receptacles, and signage.

Also enjoy live outdoor performances throughout Stratford - music, theatre and more. Visit our event calendar for the latest cultural events and experiences.

Share the summer #SavourStratford #LoveStratford #StratfordAlFresco #StayStratford

If there’s an open accommodation option that we’ve missed, please let us know.

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STRATFORD MAKES SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE SEASON

Grab a seasonal latte and soak up the festive atmosphere of Stratford’s unique, artisanal stores. Hit the Stratford Christmas Trail to get your holiday shopping started. It’s so easy. Just pick six gifts for $30(+HST) from your choice of trendy and distinctive offerings at any of the stops on the trail. Share with family and friends, or keep a treat or two for yourself. We won’t tell.

Purchase your trails in person at Destination Stratford, 47 Downie Street (Monday to Saturday - 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm); Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street (11am-5pm - Daily) and MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street (Sunday and Monday 11am-4pm, Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm). Present one voucher at each of 6 stops to receive your holiday gift. Christmas Trail vouchers are valid until December 20. Check out the map and brochure for the trail here. See map below!

And don’t forget to take a break in one of our many cafes and coffee shops for some freshly roasted coffees, hot cocoa or a hot toddy and wonderful lunches and snacks.

EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES.
GOOD THING.

The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers. For just $30+HST you’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round. Pick up your Trail at Destination Stratford, 47 Downie Street (Monday to Saturday - 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm); Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street (11am -5pm Daily); MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street (Sunday and Monday 11am-4pm, Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm); and Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street (11am-5pm Daily).

Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round. Gift certificates available on-line here. See map above!

“Stratford is a remarkable city and an accessible destination for a cultural and culinary getaway.”

- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

Event Calendar

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Sunday, November 1st
Bonnie Richardson: COVID-19 Impressions Exhibit
Denise Nonomura: Portraits of a Pandemic Exhibit
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Stratford Chocolate Trail
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Monday, November 2nd
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Christmas Trail
Locals' Night at The Restaurant at The Bruce
Tuesday, November 3rd
Stratford Chefs School | Modern Classics Dinner | Student Chef Michael Guenette
Stratford Christmas Trail
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Music and Opera Appreciation Fall Home Viewing Kit
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Wednesday, November 4th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Chefs School | Modern Classics Dinner | Student Chef Maggie McHugh
Stratford Christmas Trail
Thursday, November 5th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Picture of the Future TBA: Images by Michael Walton and Poetry by Tara Walton Exhibition
Stratford Christmas Trail
Instant Theatre at Revival House
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Friday, November 6th
Stratford Christmas Trail
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Denise Nonomura: Portraits of a Pandemic Exhibit
Ghost Hunt at the Queens Inn Stratford
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Saturday, November 7th
My Dearly Departed Exhibition
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Bonnie Richardson: COVID-19 Impressions Exhibit
Denise Nonomura: Portraits of a Pandemic Exhibit
MORE…
Sunday, November 8th
Bonnie Richardson: COVID-19 Impressions Exhibit
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Picture of the Future TBA: Images by Michael Walton and Poetry by Tara Walton Exhibition
Stratford Christmas Trail
MORE…
Monday, November 9th
Stratford Christmas Trail
Locals' Night at The Restaurant at The Bruce
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Tuesday, November 10th
Trivia Tuesday
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Music and Opera Appreciation Fall Home Viewing Kit
MORE…
Wednesday, November 11th
Stratford Christmas Trail
Stratford Chefs School | Modern Classics Dinner | Student Chef Sean Courville
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Thursday, November 12th
Stratford Chefs School | Modern Classics Dinner | Student Chef Cheyenne Budimlic
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
Bonnie Richardson: COVID-19 Impressions Exhibit
Denise Nonomura: Portraits of a Pandemic Exhibit
MORE…
Friday, November 13th
Guided Nature Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
Stratford Christmas Trail
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Stratford Chocolate Trail
MORE…
Saturday, November 14th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Farmers Market
Stratford Chefs School | Modern Classics Dinner | Student Chef Courtney Damberger
Guided History Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
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Sunday, November 15th
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Picture of the Future TBA: Images by Michael Walton and Poetry by Tara Walton Exhibition
Stratford Sunday Market
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Monday, November 16th
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Locals' Night at The Restaurant at The Bruce
Stratford Christmas Trail
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
Tuesday, November 17th
Stratford Chefs School | International Inspirations Dinner | Student Chef Aashwin Jeyakumar
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Christmas Trail
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Wednesday, November 18th
Stratford Christmas Trail
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
Stratford Chefs School | International Inspirations Dinner | Student Chef Evan Wood
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Thursday, November 19th
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
Stratford Christmas Trail
Instant Theatre at Revival House
Stratford Chocolate Trail
MORE…
Friday, November 20th
Bonnie Richardson: COVID-19 Impressions Exhibit
Lights on Stratford - Market Square - Light Sculptures
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Stratford Christmas Trail
MORE…
Saturday, November 21st
Picture of the Future TBA: Images by Michael Walton and Poetry by Tara Walton Exhibition
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Stratford Chefs School | International Inspirations Dinner | Student Chef Jared Van Camp
Guided History Tours at the Forest Motel and Woodland Retreat
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Sunday, November 22nd
Lights on Stratford - Market Square - Light Sculptures
Picture of the Future TBA: Images by Michael Walton and Poetry by Tara Walton Exhibition
Afternoon Tea at the Restaurant at the Bruce
Stratford Christmas Trail
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Monday, November 23rd
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Locals' Night at The Restaurant at The Bruce
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
Stratford Christmas Trail
Tuesday, November 24th
Stratford Christmas Trail
Trivia Tuesday
Avon Trail Tuesday Morning Rambles
Stratford Chocolate Trail
MORE…
Wednesday, November 25th
Stratford Chefs School | International Inspirations Dinner | Student Chef Victoria Pierrot
Stratford Christmas Trail
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
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Thursday, November 26th
Stratford Christmas Trail
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Lights on Stratford - Tom Patterson Theatre
Lights on Stratford - Market Square - Light Sculptures
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Friday, November 27th
Two Point Seven Percent Exhibition: Indigenous Art From Gallery Stratford's Permanent Collection.
Stratford Chocolate Trail
Picture of the Future TBA: Images by Michael Walton and Poetry by Tara Walton Exhibition
Start the Holidays - ONLINE
MORE…
Saturday, November 28th
Sunday, November 29thMonday, November 30th     

“The shopping district is home to thriving local businesses stocking everything from Canadian designer goods, to sustainable fashion brands, to the finest kitchen names and home decor.”

- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

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