Brought to you by the Businesses of UpTown Waterloo

Kick off your holiday shopping by visiting UpTown Waterloo’s unique and diverse businesses during the annual UpTown Waterloo Holiday Marketplace – Friday, November 30th – Sunday, December 2nd.

“Folks are invited to take advantage of special promotions being offered by the 31 participating businesses and to check out the many festive activities happening in UpTown,” shares Tracy Van Kalsbeek, Executive Director of the UpTown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA). “Bring your family for horse-drawn trolley rides, visits with Santa for kids and pets, a new tree lighting ceremony and more. And, you just have to visit our new Mistletoe Lane and snap a quick selfie with your sweetheart!”

Check out in-store promotions and treats from Uptown Waterloo businesses, including:

All My Nails SalonButton FactoryCanadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Capri Salon + SpaCopper BranchCora Breakfast + Lunch
David’s TeaDutch Mill Flower ShopFearless Heart Yoga
Heart and Soul Beauty BarHepcat SwingHouse of Bamboo
Just For You Fine LingerieJust Love PieKindred Spirit
King Street CyclesKultrun MarketKW Pilates
LillyPad HealthLuster & OakMini Car Collectibles
Modo YogaPatent SocialSeason’s Fine Clothing
The Sock FactoryThe Truth Beauty CompanyStark and Perri
Ten Thousand VillagesUni + KonceptXclusive Elements
Twice as Nice/Twice the Man Clothing & Selectables  


Other Holiday Marketplace Festivities:

  • Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Free horse-drawn trolley rides through UpTown Waterloo
  • Friday & Saturday evenings: take a stroll over to Mistletoe Lane for a selfie with your sweetie (alley between the UpTown Parkade and McCabes)
  • Friday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Official tree lighting ceremony in Waterloo Public Square – Waterloo Mayor and Ward 7 Councillor in attendance
  • Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Stitch ‘n Kitsch Craft Market at CIGI (new, bigger venue!)
  • Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Visits with Santa in The Shops at Waterloo Public Square
  • Saturday, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Visits with Santa “Paws” at Waterloo Public Square (bring your furry friends)
  • Saturday, various times and locations: Nutcracker ballerinas from Centre Stage Dance Studio will be posing in store windows

Horse-drawn Trolley Rides also running:

  • Friday, December 7, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – through Waterloo Park/Wonders of Winter display
  • Friday, December 14, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – through Waterloo Park/Wonders of Winter display