Things to do in Hamilton this Winter!

Winter Activities heading with picture of family

Events and Programs for Newcomers in Hamilton

At Immigrants Working Centre, we’re happy to offer a full range of FREE online and in-person programs and services to help you settle in Canada, find a job, improve your English language skills and meet people in our community. 


To stay up to date with all our upcoming programs, visit our online events calendar here.

Outdoor Family Activities in Hamilton

Free Ferris Wheel Rides in Gore Park


Gore Park, 1 Hughson Street South, Hamilton 

This event will take place from 12pm to 8pm on Dec. 8th to 23rd 

No cost and available for all ages. 

Locke St Holiday Market Pop-Up  


Check out this adorable indoor Holiday Market Pop-Up! With a selection of local makers products including hand-knit items jewelry home decor holiday planters and wreathes body and skincare items pottery and more! 

This event is free and located at 188 Locke St S Hamilton, ON L8P 4B3.  

Come by with your family and friends during their hours of operation:

Monday – Wednesday: 12pm-6pm / Thursday – Friday: 12pm-7pm / Friday – Saturday: 10am-7pm / Sunday: 10am-4pm. 

This event is open until January 3rd

Concession Street Winter Solstice 


This event will take place all along Concession street from Dec. 1st to Dec. 24th  There is no cost to attend this event, but there will be opportunity to purchase items as there will be merchants sales and holiday promotions all month long! 

Go Tobogganing  

 Effective Dec. 22nd you may toboggan on these designated hills 

  • Chedoke Golf Course – Beddoe Course 563 Aberdeen Avenue, Hamilton 
  • Dundas Driving Park 71 Cross Street, Dundas 
  • Garth and Stone church Reservoir 1515 Garth Street, Hamilton 
  • King’s Forest Golf Course 100 Greenhill Avenue, Hamilton 
  • Waterdown Memorial Park 200 Hamilton Street, Waterdown 

Please to refer to safety precautions on the website link please click here 


Ice Skating at Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink – Pier 8  


47 Discovery Drive, Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4 

This event opens on Dec. 24th from 10am – 10 pm. However, to rent skating gear (skates, helmet) it will open from 5pm – 10 pm the $10 fee includes skates, helmet and safety gear. 

Contact information: 905-523-4498 / 

For more information, please visit their website here 


Intro to Fitness Class (For Women Identified Only) 


YWCA Hamilton 

Join us to learn the basic of land fitness. Easy movements and transitions to make you feel good and keep you moving. 

Click here to redirected to the YMCA event page for further details 


Online Activities for All Age Groups

Casual Conversation Group (Newcomer Workshops, Networking and Mother’s Support) 


YWCA Hamilton (Online)

Clients and staff come together for a casual conversation about our week. Whether it be further assistance, a recap of the weeks’ program topics or just to say how our week was, it is a time to help with English skills through group listening and speech. This event will be online, make sure to register online! For more information or to register, please contact: 

Heena Vasdev email: tel: (365) 324-0252 

Click here to be redirected to the YMCA event page for further details. 


LiGHT Trial – Living Green and Healthy for Teens 


Friday December 24th from 7pm-9pm, Youth age 10-16 and their parents are invited to participate in research comparing two smartphone apps. The apps aim to help families maintain healthy eating habits and activity patterns together. 

To register, please click here 

Film Forum Online 

December 21st It’s like a book club for films. Watch the film in advance on Kanopy, then join the discussion. 

To register please click here 

Noon Hour Concerts Online: Encore 


Hosted by the Hamilton Public Library 

Friday December 24th from 12pm-1pm join Hamilton Public Library for a virtual concert! You will watch a recording of performances by talented, local artists. This week’s artists Mike Maas & the Late Nite Line Up takes the virtual stage.  

To join please click here 

Discover at Home – Finger Knitting 


Hosted by the Hamilton Public Library 

Join Hamilton Public Library all day December 24th to read, create, experiment and explore with our activity sheets. These sheets are complete with links to explore our online collections and eResources, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to make really cool stuff. 

Click here to be redirected to the event