Historic Merchants' Christmas Gathering -- Saturday, December 2
- Just a quick reminder to everyone that the Seventh Annual Historic
Merchants' Christmas Gathering is coming up fast -- next Saturday, in
fact! We'll be at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West (at Bay
Street), Hamilton, Ontario, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on December 2nd. A
map is available through a link on our website at
Despite Hamilton's one-way streets, it's easy to find: from Highway 403,
take the Main Street East exit, and City Hall is on your right about ten
blocks along. To access any of the the three parking lots at our
disposal, drive right past City Hall to MacNab Street and turn right
(first lot access), go to Hunter Street and turn right once more (second
lot access), and go to Bay Street and turn right one last time (third
lot access). Parking in these three lots will be free for the Gathering.
Admission to the event is free of charge. Door prizes will be given,
and if you show up in period garb, you will be eligible for a special
door prize! A silent auction will be run to help support next year's
event -- which is always a good way to get a bargain. Most merchants
will offer purchase options of Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and
Interac, as well as good old-fashioned cash.
We have over 40 booths registered to offer you a great variety of goods
and services, as well as a variety of display booths set up by museums,
events, and re-enactment groups. Of special note are the gift shops of
the Hamilton Civic Museums, who will be filling eight booths with all
sorts of special good to tempt you! Musical entertainment will be
ongoing throughout the day by Steve Fuller and the Porter Music Box.
Sandwiches and beverages will be available for purchase on site, and
yes, 4 and 20 Blackbirds will be there with their goodies (including
Please don't hesitate to contact me off-list if you have any questions
or if you'd like further information.
I look forward to seeing you there!