Durham Region’s organizing committees have been hard at work planning events to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! From tree lighting ceremonies to merry markets, Durham Region municipalities have plenty of memory-making activities for the whole family. Check them out in the listings below.

Bright and Merry Market (City of Oshawa)

Date: November 17 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Location: Memorial Park (110 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa) and City Hall (50 Centre Street South, Oshawa)

Learn more at Oshawa.ca.

Winter Nights, City Lights (City of Pickering)

Dates: November 25, 26 and 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Esplanade Park (1 The Esplanade, Pickering)

Learn more and reserve your tickets at Pickering.ca.

Brooklin’s Christmas in the Village (Town of Whitby)

Date: November 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Grass Park (41 Baldwin Street, Whitby)

Learn more at Whitby.ca.

Whitby Lights the Night and Holiday Festival (Town of Whitby)

Date: November 25 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Location: Whitby Civic Park (575 Rossland Road East, Whitby)

Learn more at Whitby.ca.

Santa’s Spectacle of Lights and Santa Claus Parade (Town of Ajax)

Date: November 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Town Hall (65 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax) and the Ajax Public Library Main Branch (55 Harwood Avenue South, Ajax)

Learn more at Ajax.ca.

Moonlight Magic and Christmas Market (Municipality of Clarington)

Date: December 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Location: Historic Downtown Bowmanville (King Street and Temperance Street)

Learn more at Clarington.net.

“Holiday Trail Comes to Life” featuring Holidays Around the World (Township of Uxbridge)

Dates: December 9 and 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: Brock Street, Uxbridge

Learn more at DiscoverUxbridge.ca.

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade (Township of Scugog)

Date: December 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: Port Perry Fairgrounds to Downtown Port Perry

Learn more at ScugogChamber.ca.

Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade (Township of Uxbridge)

Date: November 19 at 11 a.m.

Location: Uxbridge

Learn more at DiscoverUxbridge.ca.

Beaverton Santa Claus Parade and Open House (Township of Brock)

Date: November 18 at 7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Beaverton

Learn more at ChooseBrock.ca.

Cannington Santa Claus Parade (Township of Brock)

Date: November 26 at 11 a.m.

Location: Downtown Cannington

Learn more at ChooseBrock.ca.

Sunderland Santa Claus Parade (Township of Brock)

Date: December 10 at 7 p.m.

Location: Downtown Sunderland

Learn more at ChooseBrock.ca.

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