Art Crawl On James Street North
Stroll down James Street North enjoying the art galleries, studios, shops, and restaurants that pulse with the rhythm of a truly welcoming, grassroots arts scene. This is a free event open to everyone of all ages! Experience Hamilton’s beautiful art scene this November! This event is offered year-round on every second Friday of the month. For more information, visit tourismhamilton.com/event/artcrawl-on-james-north-2.
Join fellow tea lovers at the 4th Annual Tea Festival at the Royal Botanical Gardens
November 9 – 10
Enjoy live performances and celebrate tea’s cultural origins with an authentic traditional tea ceremony. Sample teas from all around the world and learn about the heritage of tea, its deep history and learn from special guests with their educational presentations.
Looking to get a unique gift for someone for Christmas? Look no further than great holiday gifts at this festival. For more information, visit rbg.ca/teafestival.
Heatwave Hot Sauce Expo
November 9, 11 a.m.
Do you like hot sauce? Well this is the expo for you! Spice things up at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations, panel discussions, as well as free samples of hundreds of hot sauces and condiments. Try all kinds of hot sauces and condiments on wings, baked pitas, vegan chilis or beef patties. Afterward cool down with yummy ice cream and local craft beer. The main stage will offer up entertainment throughout the day. The expo will also offer extreme heat eating competitions including the Guinness World Record breaking attempts for extreme pepper eating and the Eternal Flame hot sauce awards.
November 8 – 10, noon – 4 p.m.
This Remembrance Day, the Dundurn Historical Site honours the hardworking men and women, past and present, who have worked toward peace. The Hamilton Military Museum will offer a free event presenting a special display. Dundurn Castle was once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856). This is an event for all ages. hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/we-remember
Visits with Santa
November 22 – 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
It’s already that time of year! Santa himself is taking a break from the North Pole to visit the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens and is ready to hear what’s on your wish list this holiday season. A wonderful family experience with Jolly Old Saint Nick – just be sure you’re on the nice list! tourismhamilton.com/event/visits-with-santa
Historic Cooking Workshop: Dough-Re-Me
November 30, 9 a.m.
This family fun event is open to everyone! This event is led by costumed staff preparing treats in the historic kitchen of Sir Allan MacNab’s former home. While your treats are baking you will be led on a tour of Sir Allan MacNab’s beautiful former home all the while learning about Hamilton’s history and the man who shaped it.