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Uptown Waterloo Winter Wonderland

Enter a season of wonder with a variety of activities and events including the Tree Lighting Ceremony, a Holiday Pop-Up Art Market, special events and promotions from Uptown businesses and SO much more December 1-3, 2023!


Tree Lighting Ceremony: December 1, 7:00 pm

Join Santa, Mayor Dorothy McCabe, Ward 7 Councillor Julie Wright, Emcee Angie Hill and the Uptown BIA as the Uptown Christmas tree is lit up in the Waterloo Public Square!

Winter Wonderland Special Promotions and Events: December 1-3, 2023

You can view a google map of all participating locations offering something special during Winter Wonderland December 1-3 below:

The Holiday Pop-Up Artisan Market

This year we’re excited to once again present a Holiday Pop-Up Artisan Market, being held December 1 from 6-10PM and December 2 from 10AM-4PM at The Shops. This year’s vendors are:

Andrew Shulgin I Show Sparkle MISM
Author Booth Ivy Lively Mountain Woodworking
Bluegrass Ceremonies Ivy Tart Mrs. Fox
Crafts by Mandi Jewels by Dakota Co. Nancy’s Creations and Seeds
DRey June8 Woodworking Nature Arts by Mars
Eco Goods by Jen Jushmu Quill & Sage
FM Fashion Kamikaze Gifts Revelacion
For The Love of Flowers LAUNCH ROLA
Full Moon Crystals Liminal Record RonnieSzo Art
Gift Giving Made Easy LUXE Nail Bar S & Em Designs
GleauxBaby Magnolia Candle Company Studio 648
Golden Shop Makeworth StudyLOFT Studios
Greyishteal Mar’s Craft Shop True Love Jewellery
High Dee Co. Marcia’s Marketplace Vrvisuals
Hissing Goose MISM Watercolour Critters
House of Davis Wiggles & Whiskers

NEW for 2023! Vintage Market

This year we’re proud to bring you a Vintage Market, being held December 1 from 6-10PM at an exciting new space in Uptown Waterloo: Den 1880. Here are the vendors you’ll find there:


Thrift Piff
Clothing Exchange
Thought Tangle Co.
Retrosnack Clothing
Lost Vessel
Nice Try Vintage



Winter Art Walk

Take a self-guided tour throughout Uptown Waterloo to discover beautifully painted themed windows by local artists at various businesses this winter.

80 King St N
Abe Erb
Babylon Sisters
Bauer Bakery
Ethel’s Lounge
Eyes on King
Huether Hotel

Lindsay Coulter Photography
LUXE Nail Bar
Midnight Snack
Mr. Sub
Q’s Cakes

Score Pizza
The Bakery
Very Nice Hair Co.
Waterloo Medical Cosmetics
Words Worth Books