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Holiday information

City Hall at Christmas

We know the holidays can be busy, that's why we've compiled all-things Christmas and New Year's onto one page.

Use the links below to learn about special events, operating hours and more.

Holiday fun

Operating hours and holiday closures

Emergency contact information 

Holiday fun

 Christmas at the Market

The St. Catharines Farmers Market gets into the holiday spirit this month. Enjoy free hot apple cider when shopping on Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

Market Square (91 King St.; on the corner of King and James)
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Free parking available on site

Holiday Hours for the St. Catharines Farmers Market

Saturday, Dec. 24: 6 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Thursday, Dec. 29: Regular market hours (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Saturday Dec 31: 6 a.m. to noon
Regular market hours (6 a.m. to 2 p.m.) resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Call for information: 905.688.5601 ext. 1508

 FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Get into the festive spirit with holiday shows at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The Niagara Symphony, John McDermott and Max & Ruby will be performing while the Film House screens family movies, such as A Christmas Story and Wizard of Oz, on Saturday afternoons.

Click here for a full listing of shows times and other information. Tickets and gift certificates make great gifts

 St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

Jump in the pool for a splashing good time over the holidays. The St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre has added additional leisure swims and drop-in aquatics programs, such as Dynamite Drop-In Swim Lessons for ages three to 12, to its daily schedule from Monday Dec. 12 to Sunday, Jan. 8.

Admission for drop-in swim lessons is $4 per swimmer. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first serve basis. Participants must sign in at Guest Services 10 minutes before the class. Click here for more information about Dynamite Drop-In Swim Lessons.

Holiday fun at the St. Catharines Museum

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre has a full line-up of holiday programs children and families will enjoy from Dec. 27-30 and Jan 3-6.

Admission for museum holiday programs is by donation ($2 suggested). More details coming soon.

The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day  and New Year's Day. Admission is by donation. Visit www.stcatharinesmuseum.ca or email museum@stcatharines.ca for more information.

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is located at 1932 Welland Canals Pkwy.

 Pop Up PLAY Tent

Free family fun, including games, activities, crafts and face painting, daily.

Monday, Jan. 2 to Friday, Jan. 6

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Noon to 5 p.m.

Tim Hortons free skates

Lace up your skates an have an 'ice time during Tim Hortons free skates over the holidays.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (Rink 1)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (Rink 4)
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 2

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (Rink 1)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (Rink 4)
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (Rink 1)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (Rink 4)
11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Bill Burgoyne Arena
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Free New Year's Eve Family Celebration

Ring in the new year with the family at our free New Year's Eve Family Celebration Saturday, Dec. 31.

Free public skate

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children six years old and under must wear CSA-approved hockey helmets. Standard public skating rules and regulations in effect.

Free leisure swim

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Noon to 2 p.m.

Regular admittance and supervision requirements apply.

Click here for more information.

 New Year's Day Levee

Toast the new year on Sunday, Jan. 1 with Mayor Walter Sendzik, City councillors and members of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment and the 10th Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery.

All our welcome to attend.

Lake Street Armoury (81 Lake St.)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m
Toast at 11:45 a.m. The firing of the cannon follows at noon.

Operating hours and holiday closures

City Hall, the Enterprise Centre and Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Administration Office

Monday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Friday, Dec. 30: Regular facility hours
Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Victoria Lawn Cemetery (administrative office)

Monday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 28: regular facility hours resume
Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Visitation is always available from dawn to dusk.

St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

Saturday, Dec. 24: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26: Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Dec. 30: Holiday schedule resumes
Saturday, Dec. 31: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed
Holiday schedule continues from Monday, Jan. 2 to Sunday Jan. 8.

Click here to learn more about the Holiday swim schedule.

St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre

Sunday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26: Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 31: Regular facility hours resume
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Monday, Jan. 2.

Visit www.stcatharinesmuseum.ca to learn more about the museum's holiday programing.

Arenas

Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

Sunday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26: Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 31: regular facility hours
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Monday, Jan. 2. 

Garden City Arena Complex

Sunday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26: Closed
Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 31: regular facility hours
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Monday, Jan. 2.

Bill Burgoyne Arena

Sunday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Dec. 26: Closed

Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Saturday, Dec. 31: regular facility hours
Sunday, Jan. 1: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Monday, Jan. 2.

The City's public skating schedule is subject to change. Click here to learn more.

Community Centres

Port Weller Community Centre

Saturday, Dec. 24 to Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Thursday, Dec. 29: 9 a.m. to noon
Regular facility hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3

Russell Avenue Community Centre

Saturday, Dec. 24 to Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Friday, Dec. 30: Regular facility hours
Saturday, Dec. 31 to Monday, Jan 2: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3

Older Adult Centres

Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre

Saturday, Dec. 24 to Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Friday, Dec. 30: regular facility hours resume Saturday, Dec. 31 to Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3

Port Dalhousie Older Adult Centre

Saturday, Dec. 24 to Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Friday, Dec. 30: regular facility hours resume Saturday, Dec. 31 to Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3

West St. Catharines Older Adult Centre

Saturday, Dec. 24 to Tuesday, Dec. 27: Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 28 to Friday, Dec. 30: regular facility hours resume Saturday, Dec. 31 to Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
Regular facility hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 3

St. Catharines Transit

Saturday, Dec. 24: Bus service ends at 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 25: No service
Monday, Dec. 26: holiday schedule - 10:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Dec. 30: regular bus service resumes
Saturday, Dec. 31: Service extended until 2 a.m.; free bus rides after 8 p.m. (thanks to CUPE Local 1019 and the St Catharines Downtown Association)Sunday, Jan. 1: No service
Regular bus service resumes Monday, Jan. 2

Full schedule available at www.yourbus.com/routes-schedules/


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Emergency contact information

To report fallen trees, slippery roads and sidewalks, blocked catch basins and sewer backups call 905.935.3813.

For power outages, call Horizon Utilities at 905.684.8111

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