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Lights On Stratford Winter Festival of Lights transforms Stratford into a fantasy-like winter wonderland

Stratford dining awaits - take-out and dine-in at your favourite restaurant

Visit our event calendar for the latest things to do before or after your meal!

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“The food in Stratford is indescribably good and on the same level as what you’d find at trendy urban spots in Toronto.”


2020 Accommodation Options

Looking for a getaway close to home with great dining and live entertainment at your doorstep? We've confirmed the properties that are open and ready for your stay!

Our accommodation providers have been working hard on their safety and the safety of their guests and they can't wait to see you.

Check out the Stratford Al Fresco project that provides outdoor dining space, with umbrellas, for over 200 people and their take-away meals in Market Square, Memorial Gardens and on Tom Patterson Island - at a safe distance with hand sanitizer stations, additional waste and recycle receptacles, and signage.

Also enjoy live outdoor performances throughout Stratford - music, theatre and more. Visit our event calendar for the latest cultural events and experiences.

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Grab a seasonal latte and soak up the festive atmosphere of Stratford’s unique, artisanal stores. Hit the Stratford Christmas Trail to get your holiday shopping started. It’s so easy. Just pick six gifts for $30(+HST) from your choice of trendy and distinctive offerings at any of the stops on the trail. Share with family and friends, or keep a treat or two for yourself. We won’t tell.

Purchase your trails in person at Destination Stratford, 47 Downie Street (Monday to Saturday - 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm); Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street (11am-5pm - Daily) and MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street (Sunday and Monday 11am-4pm, Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm). Present one voucher at each of 6 stops to receive your holiday gift. Christmas Trail vouchers are valid until December 20. Check out the map and brochure for the trail here. See map below!

And don’t forget to take a break in one of our many cafes and coffee shops for some freshly roasted coffees, hot cocoa or a hot toddy and wonderful lunches and snacks.


The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers. For just $30+HST you’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round. Pick up your Trail at Destination Stratford, 47 Downie Street (Monday to Saturday - 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm); Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street (11am -5pm Daily); MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street (Sunday and Monday 11am-4pm, Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm); and Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street (11am-5pm Daily).

Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round. Gift certificates available on-line here. See map above!

“Stratford is a remarkable city and an accessible destination for a cultural and culinary getaway.”

- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

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“The shopping district is home to thriving local businesses stocking everything from Canadian designer goods, to sustainable fashion brands, to the finest kitchen names and home decor.”

- Liz McGuffin, With Wonder & Whimsy

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