- Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Join us for our annual Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony in Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Usher in the holiday season with this very popular event.  Bring the entire family downtown for a carol sing and countdown to the lighting of Bowmanville's huge Christmas Tree in the town square.  You can also have your picture taken with Santa and his elves.

Enjoy complimentary horse-drawn wagon rides along the main street - perfect for helping you carry all of your parcels as you shop the many unique stores and restaurants that stay open late for some evening holiday shopping.

Remember, all of our events offer FREE admission and FREE parking.

Brought to you by the business owners of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.


Moonlight Magic Tree Lighting and Christmas Market is back for 2021!!!


To comply with provincial and local public health restrictions, face masks must be worn OUTDOORS at this event as physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30PM - No Grandstand Seating this year

Viewing of the ceremony will be standing only.  Keeping distanced is encouraged but we expect large crowds and distancing may not be possible.  Face masks are required to be worn.  Ceremony length will be adjusted in recognition that no seating is available.  There will be entertainment but no christmas carol sing this year to help mitigate risk to the community.  Santa will be making an appearance but will not be available for visits or photos.

Christmas Market vendors & Late Night Shopping downtown 5 - 9 PM

A market area will be set-up in the parking lot beside the Olympia Restaurant with vendors selling made-on-site food, drinks, and handmade items that will help you with your holiday shopping.  Select businesses downtown will also offer late night shopping hours.  So come ahead of the ceremony and stick around after to discover everything downtown has to offer.  Capacity limits in effect.  Please be prepared to wait in line for entry.

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Complimentary rides along King Street.  Face masks required.   Distancing between family groups and capacity limits followed.   Line-Up at designated areas at east-end (near Starbucks) and west-end (near parking lot at 98 King W).

Food and Toy Drive

Supporting The Salvation Army and Bethesda House.  Please bring non-perishable food and/or new unwrapped toys.

Hand Bell Choir

Bowmanville's very own hand bell ringing choir will be performing on Division Street.  Be sure to stop and listen to the sounds of the season!


Road closures will be in effect.   King Street and intersecting side streets will be CLOSED to traffic starting at 4PM.  Parking is available in municipal lots located on Division St, Church St, Silver St, and on area side streets.




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