Holiday Events

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We invite you to join in as we welcome the holidays!

Holiday festivities run from Nov. 19 through December!

Find other great town events at the community events calendar, sign up for the Town of Amherst weekly events email by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or follow the Amherst Recreation Department Facebook page! If you would like your event added to the community events calendar, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amherst Holiday Schedule

 

Virtual Holiday Light Up

  Let's light up Amherst and enjoy this holiday message from town council and the mayor!

 

Thank you to the town's horticulturist, Chelsea, and the entire public works crew for making the town sparkle so bright this holiday! #seewhyweloveit #amherstns

 

Christmas Parade

SantaParade_web.jpgWhether you want to watch all the great floats and entertainment or enter a float of your own, we welcome you to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season during our evening Christmas Parade!   

 The annual Christmas Parade is open to all businesses, community groups and non-profit organizations wishing to participate in the parade.

Businesses get involved by putting in a float for the parade, designed to promote and advertise their business in a fun, free, festive atmosphere.

Follow this link  Christmas Parade Application 2021 (003)  or click on the picture of Santa Claus to download a printable application for this year's parade that is being held on Dec. 4, 2021.

    

 

Think Shop Give Local

 

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Pick up your take and make tree ornament at Amherst Town Hall, 98 Victoria St. E.,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 - 10. Limited quanities available.  

 

 

 

 

Do Good in Your Neighbourhood 

Recognize a good deed you've seen in your community by sharing a feel-good story to 5
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or on the Amherst Recreation Facebook page.

From the entries received from Amherst residents, we'll choose a good deed by random draw and reward your neighbour with a FREE tin for the Amherst Cookie Crawl! Draw will take place on Dec. 9.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Local Matters

 

Light Up Amherst

4.pngEmail your holiday light photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Dec. 20 to spread the holiday cheer! Your photo will be shared on social media for all to enjoy. A number of entries will be chosen on Dec. 20 to receive a small gift of our appreciation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

How many items can you find in the decorations around town? Once you've completed the scavenger hunt, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Dec. 20 and let us know how many of the items you found! A few lucky participants will win some 'A' swag! 

CHRISTMAS FB Posts

 

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