Q. Why Move to Burlington? A. Because we are basically Pleasantville at Christmas

Sure, we’re biased. But we think Burlington is simply the best place to be over the holiday season.

With Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday behind us, let’s take a much needed break from shopping (and from trying to murder each other for the last copy of Star Wars: Battlefront) and take a look at the Top 5 things to do in Burlington over the holidays.

Guaranteed to fill the most jaded bah humbuggers with cheer:

1. The Santa 5K

We will stop being amused by a wave of out-of-breath Santas someday around December Never-eth.

This year’s Santa 5K takes place Saturday December 12th at 10:05 A.M (oddly specific, but we’re there).

It’s fun. You can do it in a team or by yourself. You can do it to raise money for a good cause, or just to raise some cheer. It’s fun to watch, but if you want to put on the red suit and run, click here to register.

2. The Burlington Festival of Lights

Burlington’s longest running festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Take the whole family to see over 60 festive displays at Spencer Smith Park through the holiday season. Or just take in the amazing view when you drive along the lakeshore from dusk until dawn, from November 27th to January 7th.

3. REAL Christmas Music

Take a break from the pop sounds of the season on the radio right now, and listen to Christmas music the way it should be heard.

This year, on December 4th from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm The Burlington Concert Band Presents The Magic Of Christmas. Come see the Burlington Concert Band, directed by Zoltan Kalman, with special guests, The Enchorus Children’s Choir, directed by Catherine Richardson.

4. A Carriage Ride for a Good Cause

If you don’t enjoy the clippity-clop sounds of a real horse-drawn wagon ride, you’re a jerk. There I said it.

This year’s Jingle Bells Carriage Ride in Support of Easter Seals Canada takes place on December 5thfrom 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Come enjoy a warm drink on a authentic carriage ride, complete with a goodie bag of gourmet treats.

5. Your Own Polar Express

Seriously. If you can’t get into the holiday spirit while riding on a train, through snow-covered woods, with carols and a visit from Santa, we give up.

The Halton County Radial Railway’s Christmas on the Rails takes place Saturday, December 5 & Saturday, December 12, from 1pm to 8pm.

Come Experience Christmas in Burlington

If you’re looking to make Burlington your home, we can’t wait for you to come see the holiday sight and sounds the city offers this time of year. If you don’t live here yet, we can help!

See more of what it has to offer by clicking here. You can also click here to contact us, or for a closer look at what Burlington has to offer, watch the video below.

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