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Come to Stratford early and stay late! Construction delays may be significant in summer 2019 so be sure not to miss out on any fun!

Hwy 6 to Embro/401: Replacement of large culvert Aug-Nov

Expect delays but road will not be closed. Hwy 7 detour is suggested as above, if there is an overlap.

Hwy 8 between Stratford and Shakespeare: In progress

Beginning in early June, stretches of this road between the west end of Shakespeare and the east end of Stratford will be reduced on weekdays to a single lane, with flag people controlling traffic in both directions. Delays may be lengthy, so please allow additional time for your trip. (Both lanes are expected to be open on evenings and weekends.)

 

 Christmas Trail

Stratford Christmas Trail

Stratford makes shopping for the holidays your favourite part of the season! 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 25 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 Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street or in Shakespeare at The British Touch or in St. Marys at Village Craft and CandleGift certificates are available onlineWhen you arrive in Stratford, be sure to stop in to see us at 47 Downie Street to exchange your gift certificate for your trail vouchers. Christmas Trail vouchers are valid until December 20.

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.

Present one voucher at each of 6 stops to receive your holiday gift. The vouchers and trail are valid until December 20, 2019.

Check out the map and brochure for the trail here!

Click below to learn more about participating businesses and a description of their item:

 
Items are as offered, subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Only one voucher per location. HST not included on Pass. No substitutions permitted, however, the business may substitute their offering as required. Limited availability on Monday and Tuesday.
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Agora Gallery

17 Market Place
Stratford, ON
519.508.8700
agoragallery.ca
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WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY
11AM-5PM

Agora Gallery seasonal card

Visit Agora Gallery to see the AgoraPhoto exhibition, featuring a wide range of photography by local professional photographers and talented amateurs. With affordable prints for gift-giving, Christmas trail participants can pick up this beautiful seasonal card featuring Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick's Jack's Fête. Measures 5x7inches & includes envelope.

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Appleflats

2146 Line 34
Shakespeare, ON
519.656.3409
appleflatsfoods.com
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY
9:30AM-6PM

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10AM-4PM

Apple Flats products

Choose between two delicious flavours of our signature Jelly – select the original Crabapple or the Spicy Crabapple OR, select two mixers in Sour Apple and Sweet Maple Crabapple!

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Black Angus Bakery & Catering

443 Erie Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.2253
blackangusbakeryandcatering.ca
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TUESDAY TO FRIDAY
8AM - 6PM

SATURDAY
10AM - 2PM

Black Angus Bakery shortbread

Come in and enjoy the delightful smells and tastes that embody the true essence of Christmas.  Traditional sweet treats and spicy goodness await, as well as fully cooked meals to help ease the holiday rush.  On your Christmas trail, you will receive 1 dozen assorted mini shortbread is packaged in a selection of festive containers. Let us become your holiday tradition and year-round destination for all things delicious.

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Blowes Cards & Gifts

34 Wellington Street
Stratford, ON 
519.271.5712
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY
9AM - 6PM

SATURDAY
9AM - 5PM

SUNDAY
11AM - 3PM

bath bombs Blowes Cards & Gifts on the Christmas Trail

Come in and browse our 100+ year old family owned and operated gift store! On the Christmas Trail, choose your favourite scent from our Canadian Made collection of bath bombs; made with organic sunflower oil.

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Bradshaws & Kitchen Detail

129 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.271.6283
bradshaws.ca
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MONDAY TO THURSDAY AND SATURDAY
10AM - 6PM

FRIDAY
10AM - 8PM

SUNDAY
11AM - 5PM


December
MONDAY TO FRIDAY
10AM - 8PM

SATURDAY
10AM - 6PM

SUNDAY
11AM - 5PM

Bradshaws soy candle

Visit Bradshaws on the Stratford Christmas Trail and you will receive a gorgeous gift boxed LUCIA Douglas Pine Organic Soy Candle with fragrant notes of pine, sweet undergrowth and budding greens. This pure and natural fragrance will transform any space into a festive and relaxed environment.

For 125 years, Bradshaws has been a must-see shopping destination in Stratford, curating the very best in-home décor, body care, tableware, barware, and exquisite and unique gifts for everyone on your list. We are a proud Shop-in-Shop PANDORA retailer and carry a beautiful selection of jewelry and watches. One of Canada’s Great Stores, Bradshaws offers everything you need for entertaining at home, as well as one of the best gourmet kitchen departments in the country. A visit to Stratford would be incomplete without visiting Bradshaws for the holidays.

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The British Touch

2210 Huron Road West (Line 34) Hwy 7/8
Shakespeare, ON
519.625.1329
thebritishtouch.com
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MONDAY TO SATURDAY
10AM - 5:30PM

SUNDAY
11AM - 5:30PM

The British Touch shortbread

Stop by The British Touch on your Christmas Trail and receive Scottish Highland Specialty Shortbread. This classic favourite will be just the treat to go with your festive gathering. This Family Assortment is full of the glorious rich buttery flavour that has made it such a quintessential British tradition for so many years ...Enjoy!

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Distill Gallery

96 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.814.9600
distillgallery.com
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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
11AM - 5PM

SUNDAY
11AM - 3PM

(extended hours in
December)

Distill Gallery bookmark or phone cord clip

Don’t worry - we have you covered! For the old school, there is a leather bookmark. For the new school, there is a leather phone cord clip. Assorted colours available. Handmade in Canada.  Visit DISTILL this holiday season!

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Distinctly Tea

18 York Street 
Stratford, ON
519.271.9978 
distinctlyteastratford.ca
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY
10AM-6PM

SATURDAY
10AM-5PM

SUNDAY
Noon-4PM

Tea tins

Distinctly Tea Stratford offers over 300 teas and herbs. Come in and receive a 50g tin of tea while on the Christmas trail. Choose a delicious Christmas blend herbal or a Ceylon spicy black tea.

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Got it Made

27 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.814.2700
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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
10AM - 5PM

SUNDAY
Noon - 4PM

Got it Made allergy blend

Our Allergy blend 10 mL Roller Bottle is designed to help naturally relieve the discomfort of stuffy noses, sinus pressure, & headaches. Using a blend of therapeutic grade essential oils and organic plant-based carrier oil. This lavender, peppermint and lemon blend will help provide respiratory support and allergy relief. Compact and convenient take this roller bottle where ever you go!

To use simply shake well and roll onto one or more of the following: bottoms of the feet, spine, base of neck, temples, pulse points, forehead and/or along the side of the nose.  Breathe in deeply. Reapply as desired.

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Hyggeligt Fabrics

144 Queen Street East
St. Marys, ON
519.284.1508
hyggeligt.ca
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TUESDAY TO FRIDAY
10AM - 5PM

SATURDAY
10AM - 3PM

hyggeligt fabrics laundry soak on the christmas trail

Make your eyes happy at Hyggeligt. A candy store of colourful fabrics, applique wool, a 'Thread Boutique' and the largest collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics in the country! Go home with a 3oz bottle of Soak for modern laundry care. Soak is the Modern way to clean and refresh the laundry you love; your favorite quilts, laciest lingerie, softest sweaters, activewear, and even baby clothes. Keep the fibers you love looking great with Soak. love it. wear it. soak it.

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Junction 56 Distillery

45 Cambria Street
Stratford, ON
519.305.5535
junction56.ca
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TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
10:30AM-4:30PM

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
10:30AM-6PM

SATURDAY
10:30AM-5PM

SUNDAY
11AM-3PM

Junction 56 Fireside Cinnamon Moonshine and Mint Smoothie Vodka Liqueur

Taste the flavours of the season at Junction 56! We are offering samples of Fireshine Cinnamon Moonshine and Mint Smoothie Vodka Liqueur made in partnership with Rhéo Thompson Candies. Sample both and take your favourite 50mL bottle home with you.

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Knit Stitch

92 Wellington Street
Stratford, ON
519.601.7024
knitstitch.ca
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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
10:30AM-5PM

Knit Stitch hand cream

Handmade from SOAK is a luxurious, non-greasy lotion that will keep your hands nourished all winter long. Participants of the Christmas Trail will receive a 3ox bottle and can choose from 6 gorgeous scents. Knit Stitch is a craft boutique focused on quality yarns and supplies, where everyone is welcome and creativity is nurtured. The yarn selection ranges from Canadian hand dyers to unique international yarns. There is a curated selection of needles, patterns and accessories, as well as some modern embroidery and cross stitch kits.

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MacLeods Scottish Shop

80 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.5850
scottishshop.com
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SUNDAY AND MONDAY
10AM-5PM

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
10AM-6PM

MacLeods Scottish Shop shortbread

Nothing says Christmas like all butter shortbread! Imported directly from the Highlands of Scotland, this slow-baked, melt in your mouth shortbread has been our best seller for more than 12 years. Choose from one of four fantastic flavours: Traditional, Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Ginger, or Butterscotch.

From Harris Tweed jackets, caps and accessories to tartan blankets, scarves and ties, whisky glasses, books and more, we continue to evolve and add exciting new products. 

Proudly family-owned and operated, MacLeods provides exemplary customer service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available seven days a week, year-round. Have a special request? Please let us know. If we don't have it, we'll do our best to find it for you! Can't make it into the store? Shop online from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day.

MacLeods – bringing the very best of the United Kingdom to your doorstep for 30 years.

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Olive Your Favourites 

21 York Street 
Stratford, ON
519.508.1757
oliveyourfavourites.com
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TUESDAY TO THURSDAY AND SATURDAY
10AM-5PM

FRIDAY
10AM-6PM

SUNDAY
Noon-4 PM

Olive oil bottles

Olive Your Favourites Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Flavoured Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars make great stocking stuffers. Sample and select that perfect flavour combination for the foodies on your list by choosing two mini bottles in festive wrapping. While here, check out our beautiful cutting boards and serving trays; great for gifting too!

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Rocky Mtn Chocolate

10 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.272.2807
rockychoc.com
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MONDAY TO THURSDAY AND SATURDAY
10AM-5PM

FRIDAY
10AM-7PM

SUNDAY
11AM-4PM

(December hours may be extended)

Rocky Mtn Chocolate santa

Enjoy a sense-ational experience upon entering our establishment. Our huge selection of chocolates and treats lets you choose a different pleasure every time you come in for a dip. Stop into see us and receive a handmade milk chocolate Santa Clause while on the Christmas trail.

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Samsonite Retail Outlet

305 C.H. Meier Blvd
Stratford, ON
519.271.7962
samsonite.ca
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MONDAY TO SATURDAY
9AM-6PM

SUNDAY
11AM-5PM

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Established in 2014, Canadian Tourister delivers quality travel products - with a sense of pride. Canadians are a strong breed.  We are passionate about things like our land, our hockey and our maple leaf, and we are not afraid to show it!  That’s why you can show off your Canadian pride with your own Maple Leaf luggage tag. Your friends at Samsonite and American Tourister Canada bring you the quality and durability you expect, in the patterns and styles you will be proud to love.
Travel proudly. Travel with Canadian Tourister.

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Small-Mart General Mercantile

119 Ontario Street 
Stratford, ON
519.508.6300
small-mart.ca
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MONDAY TO SATURDAY
10AM-6PM

SUNDAY
11AM-5PM

Small-Mart General Mercantile Christmas socks

Nothing says Christmas like ridiculous Christmas socks from Living Royal! Visit Small-Mart on the Stratford Christmas Trail and choose from a playful and festive assortment of gender-neutral socks ranging from Santa, Elf, Tinsel, Christmas Lights and even Hannukah socks! Keep them for yourself or give them as a gift. Small-Mart is known for being Stratford’s Stocking Stuffer Headquarters and a store that has its’ own personality, so be sure to come in for a visit!

Small-Mart General Mercantile was founded in 2010 by the owners of Bradshaws. Small-Mart offers a large assortment of Herschel and Fjallraven backpacks, wallets, hats and toques, men’s and women's Jewelry, quirky novelty products from BlueQ, Kikkerland and No Fun Press and and clothing and accessories from Out of Print and Red Canoe as well as a fantastic retro-candy selection. Pop in and enjoy our fun selection of items that make perfect gifts for people on your list who have a good sense of humour!

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Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters

145 Queen Street East
St. Marys, ON
226.661.8000
snappingturtlecoffee.com
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TUESDAY TO FRIDAY
9AM-5PM

SATURDAY
8AM-5PM

Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters coffee

Snapping Turtle Coffee Roasters, nestled in beautiful downtown St. Marys, invites you to taste fresh-roasted quality in every bean. On the go, or take it slow! Step in to our cozy store and café to experience the best of both worlds. Grab a bag of beans and a coffee to go, or do a little shopping, then linger over a carefully prepared cup of something delicious! We offer a selection of beverages and baked goods, as well as a few local craft beers on tap and a local winery (red & white)! Each small abtch of specialty coffee is roasted on-site with love by SCA certified roaster and owner, Emily Lagace. Redeem your Christmas Trail voucher for a 4oz bag of whole bean coffee, choosing from our selection of blends and single origin roasts.

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The Spa Near the Tracks 

20 Cooper Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1X4
519.272.1293
thespanear.ca
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MONDAY AND FRIDAY
9AM–6PM

TUESDAY TO THURSDAY
9AM–8PM

Saturday
9AM–2PM

The Spa Near the Tracks hand lotion

Select from 6 wonderful scents of hand lotion. Choose between Vanilla Mint, Shea Butter, Sweet Citrus, Honey Matcha, Rose or Lavender Sage. Enjoy esthetics treatments; registered massage therapists or even a hair treatment at the salon when you stop by the spa. Our downtown building is wheelchair accessible.

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Stratford Festival Shop

99 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.271.4040 ext. 5580
stratfordfestival.ca/shop
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MONDAY TO SATURDAY
10AM-6PM

SUNDAY
11AM-4PM

Stratford Festival costume ornaments

Theatre magic, a one-of-a-kind keepsake glass ball ornament showcasing actual costume fabrics used in the Stratford Festival productions is yours to take home.  Christmas Trail participants receive a festive discount of 15% off today’s purchase.

Share in This Glorious Holiday Season, The Stratford Festival Shop located in downtown Stratford beside the Avon Theatre, offers a unique shopping experience, brimming with holiday magic. Discover our distinctive gifts, original jewellery, pashminas, scarves, custom clothing, leather goods, festival mementos, books, music and holiday decor. All purchases support the “Stratford Festival.”

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Touchmark

137 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.4030
thetouchmarkshop.com
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MONDAY TO THURSDAY AND SATURDAY
10AM-6PM

FRIDAY
10AM-7:30PM

SUNDAY
11AM-4PM

Touchmark reusable bag

Start off your Christmas Trail at The Touchmark Shop and receive a reusable zippered shopping bag to carry all your Christmas Trail goodies in! Browse our Canadian made clothing lines, Sympli, Parkhurst, Michael Tyler and Pure. Jewelry always fits! We feature Canadian designers, Anne Marie Chagnon and Myka plus a unique collection of fashion jewellery.

We have a large selection of socks, wraps, scarves and purses – something for yourself as well as a gift! Check out our selection of Hatley PJs, sizes infant to adult! Available in Christmas prints, as well as everyday prints. Pay NO TAX on any purchases made the day you redeem your trail voucher.

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Treasures

151 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.272.1715
treasuresofstratford.ca
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Treasures bath salts

As the aromas of ginger and wintergreen fill the air, your body’s stiffness, tension, and tightness miraculously disappear as you soak. Feel the purifying powers of ginger powder as it warms and invigorates your dreary body, while the warm and comforting scent of wintergreen essential oil melts away the stresses of your day. At Treasures we proudly feature wonderful handmade creations from hundreds of local, Canadian, and fair trade artisans, and we’re pleased to offer this luxurious, a 150 ml package of luxurious Kogi Naturals purifying, warming, and comforting organic Ginger and Wintergreen bath salts!

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Village Craft and Candle Inc.

158 Queen Street East
St. Marys, ON
519.284.9900
vccandle.com
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY
10AM-5:30PM

SATURDAY
9AM-5PM

SUNDAY
Noon-4PM

Village Craft and Candle Christmas candle

Visit Village Craft and Candle’s retail store and choose from our many Christmas Season scented candles.  With our huge selection of scents, we’re sure to have a candle to please every person in your home and on your Christmas list.  While you are visiting, be sure to browse through our country vintage home décor and 1000’s of Christmas ornaments.

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Wills and Prior

22 Wellington Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.0202
willsandprior.com
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MONDAY
11AM-6PM

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
10AM-6PM

SUNDAY
11AM-5PM

Wills and Prior taper candles

Make the holidays merry and bright with a pair of hand-dipped Danish tapers. These smokeless, dripless and unscented candles burn at a rate of approximately 1” per hour.

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Zen Woodworking

217 Erie Street
Stratford, ON
519.697.2800
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MONDAY TO FRIDAY
8:30AM-5PM

SATURDAY
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Zen Woodworking live edge board

Choose between a maple and walnut coaster or a maple and walnut live edge service board. Makes for a perfect Christmas gift or as a beautiful piece in your own home.

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