Thanks for joining us!

We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2024.

Tree Lighting

Our annual tree lighting is back for another year! At 6:00 pm sharp, count down with City of Pickering Councillors and Santa Claus to a spectacular firework show. 

Brought to you by 
Elexicon Energy


Gazebo Stage Schedule (for both Friday and Saturday!)

5:30 pm LED Bongo Bot
6:00 pm Tree Lighting & Fireworks
6:15 pm Bumbling Bert Magic Show
7:00 pm Isabella Hoops
7:45 pm Fire Sax

Brought to you by 
Clarehaven Estates

Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex

Pickering Community Concert Band will be hosting a holiday singalong in the lobby. A lyric book will be provided so everyone can participate! 

 Holiday Market

Snag some homemade holiday goodies at our vendor market!

Market Vendors
Cakecups Phantom Creations Jewelry Crafts by Carmen Swirlz & Twirlz Designs FETCHING
Papa Simon's Inc. Sue's Gnomes Newton Vanriel
Vintage Wool and Craft Creations Sally's Baubles Moon Child Creative
nostalgia91 FLOWERCHILD Christ Scott Aboot Canada Eh! Yasmeen Jewellery
Curry People Candle Co.    

Black Joy Holiday Market

Back for a second year, the Black Joy Holiday Market will host black-owned vendors in the Salons at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex. Brought to you by Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce and Durham Family Cultural Centre.

 Food Vendors

Born 2 Eat Tiny Tom Donuts
Beavertails Chatime
Nepali Momo Sanctus Pickering

Plus, sip on delicious free hot chocolate courtesy of Sanctus Church Pickering (Esplanade Park) and Amica Pickering (CHD Recreation Complex Lobby.) 

Letters to Santa

Canada Post returns to collect Letters to Santa. Visit them inside the lobby of CHD Recreation Complex.

Art Illuminations

On exhibit in Esplanade Park, Epiphany by Nate Nettleton consists of a rotating tower of 6 large disco balls encased in a 9’ x 3’ illuminated, multi-coloured acrylic prism. Learn more.

Brought to you by

Look Up

On exhibit in the lobby of CHD Recreation Complex, Look Up! by Casey Watson will feature an immersive installation consisting of multi-coloured balloons, creating a disco daydream. Learn more.

Brought to you by 
Experience Ontario Grant


Art Studio
Participate in Arts & Crafts in the lobby of CHD Recreation Complex lobby, courtesy of Recreation Pickering. 

Photo Stations
Snap instagram-worthy photos at our illuminated photo stations in Esplanade Park!

We're shutting down the streets and filling them with games and activations! Check it out on Valley Farm Rd. between Esplanade Park and CHD Recreation Complex.

Inflatable Activites
OPG is bringing their famous inflatable games, fun for all ages!  

Donation Tent

DRPS and St. Paul's on the Hill Community Food Bank will be accepting toys and non-perishable food and personal care items. Please bring a donation for your neighbours in need.