Wintertide Holiday Festival

Wintertide

2018-19 Wintertide Information:
Signature Events

The City of Charlottetown's annual Wintertide Holiday Festival is a collection of the many seasonal celebrations, events and recreational activities taking place from November 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019.

The Wintertide Holiday Festival also adds spirit and sparkle to Charlottetown's nighttime sky through thousands of lights in the Capital region.

Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events


Seasonal celebrations, activities, events, goodwill giving and community support programs in the Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events are but a highlight of some of the scheduled programming taking place in the city over the next several weeks.

To download the Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events, click HERE.

Anyone wishing to have a printed copy of the calendar will be able to visit the reception desk at City Hall (199 Queen Street) beginning the November 22.

Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting (Friday, November 23)


Discover the magic of the holiday season with the Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting on Friday, November 23!

The event begins with a candlelight walk from Peake's Wharf to the Confederation Centre of the Arts Upper Plaza. For those who wish to participate in the candlelight walk, meet at Peake's Wharf to pick up your candle between 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The festivities begin at the Confederation Centre Upper Plaza (Grafton Street side) at 6:15 p.m. There will be entertainment and refreshments.

Join family and friends as we usher in the holiday season in Historic Downtown Charlottetown with Father Christmas, the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus, and Julia Dunn. The evening will finish with a spectacular Pyrotechnic Finale. Don't miss this magical and festive evening!

For more information, please contact: 902-566-5548.

Charlottetown Christmas Parade (Saturday, November 24 at 5:00pm)


Charlottetown Christmas Parade

Ho! Ho! Ho! Feel the magic of the Season this Christmas and join Santa in the Capital City on Saturday, November 24 for the 20th annual Charlottetown Christmas Parade.

The parade will begin at 5:00pm at the University Avenue entrance to UPEI and will travel down University Avenue/Great George Street to Grafton Street, continuing along Grafton Street to West Street, and finishing at the Provincial Government Buildings. The public is encouraged to line the parade route and enjoy the seasonal music, sparkling lights, and Christmas spirit!

Beginning at 4:30pm, the Food Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items along the parade route. Children are also encouraged to bring their letters for Santa to be collected by Canada Post employees.

For more information, please contact 902-566-5548.

 

Parade Route

 

John Gracie Christmas Memories (Friday, November 30 at 7:00pm)


John Gracie Christmas Memories is an annual Christmas concert featuring recording artist John Gracie. It's a magical evening of classic Christmas songs taking place Friday, November 30 at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.

Tickets are FREE to the public and will be made available on Saturday, November 17 at the Eastlink Centre 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (or until tickets are gone). * Limit of 2 tickets per show, per person

For more information, please contact: 902-566-5548.

A Christmas to Remember (Saturday, December 1 at 7:00pm)


A Christmas to Remember features all of the best popular Christmas and holiday music performed by some of PEI's finest singers and artists and the reading of well-known Island Christmas stories. This holiday performance is taking place Saturday, December 1 at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown.

Tickets are FREE to the public and will be made available on Saturday, November 17 at the Eastlink Centre from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (or until tickets are gone). * Limit of 2 tickets per show, per person

For more information, please contact: 902-566-5548.

Victorian Christmas Weekend (Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25)


The 5th annual Victorian Christmas Weekend will take place during the same weekend of the Charlottetown Christmas Parade, November 23rd to 25th. This festive celebration will feature many yuletide events including the 5th Annual Victorian Christmas Market on Queen Street, free horse-drawn wagon rides, ice sculpting demos, visits with Santa, Singalongs with Jill Chandler, free walking and church tours, breakfast with Santa and much more.

For a full schedule of events visit www.DiscoverCharlottetown.com/Victorian

Victorian Christmas Weekend is being led by Discover Charlottetown with support from ACOA, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the City of Charlottetown, SERF, Confederation Court Mall and Downtown Charlottetown Inc.

Holiday Home Decorating Contest (Registration deadline - Monday, December 3)


Charlottetown residents are invited to participate in the holiday season and share in the magical spirit with neighbours and family by decorating their home!

Residents interested in participating in the Wintertide Holiday Home Decorating Contest must register by 12 p.m. on Monday, December 3. Judging will begin Monday, December 10 with winners announced at a later date. Entries are being judged on the following criteria: use of natural materials, use of lighting, creativity with materials, and overall design.

Call 902-566-5548 or email cnicholson@charlottetown.ca (Attn: Wintertide Holiday Home Decorating Contest) to register.

New Year's Eve (Monday, December 31)


Stay tuned for an announcement about the City of Charlottetown's New Year's Eve programming!