What's On in Stratford and Area Tuesday December 1, 2020 to Wednesday December 2, 2020
STRATFORD CHEFS SCHOOL | INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATIONS DINNER | STUDENT CHEF MAGGIE MCHUGH
Experience inspired 4 course dinner menus from internationally renowned chefs and interpreted by our student chefs. International Inspirations menus change daily. MENU: MICHEL BRAS Gargouillou of Seasonal Vegetables Crisp Bread and Albacore Tuna with Purslane, Arugula and Mâche Grilled Duck Breast with Spinach and Hazelnut Cream Chocolate Coulant with Iced Double Cream and Coffee Powder Student Chef: Maggie McHugh Chef Instructor: Scott Roberts Sommelier Bob Latham works with the evening's student sommelier to select an appropriate wine pairing for each Dinner course.

Cost: $60/Per person includes coffee or tea, plus tax | Add $20 per person for Wine Pairings Package

When: Tuesday Dec. 1st, 2020
Time: Reservations Required
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
stratfordchef.com
STRATFORD CHEFS SCHOOL | INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATIONS DINNER | STUDENT CHEF MICHAEL GUENETTE
Experience inspired 4 course dinner menus from internationally renowned chefs and interpreted by our student chefs. International Inspirations menus change daily. MENU: JAMES WALT Salmon Tartare with Seaweed Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Tempura Crispy Duck Confit with Lentils and Honey-Roasted Carrots Pineapple Upside-Down ‘Tart’ Student Chef: Michael Guenette Chef Instructor: Marc Chartrand Sommelier Bob Latham works with the evening's student sommelier to select an appropriate wine pairing for each Dinner course.

Cost: $60/Per person includes coffee or tea, plus tax | Add $20 per person for Wine Pairings Package

When: Wednesday Dec. 2nd, 2020
Time: Reservations Required
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
stratfordchef.com
START THE HOLIDAYS - ONLINE
Start Stratford Arts & Culture Magazine is proud to present the 10th annual Start the Holidays Art Show & Sale, online.  This holiday show features unique, handmade gifts created by local Perth County artists. From paintings to jewellery, clothing to handmade furniture or pottery, this show offers the best selection of Christmas shopping in town. While we can't safely meet in person this year, we are confident that you gift shopping needs will be met by visiting us at www.startstratford.com 
When: Nov. 12th until Dec. 24th, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Where:
Contact: 519-275-7060
startstratford.com
LIGHTS ON STRATFORD - TOM PATTERSON THEATRE
The new Tom Patterson Theatre is an architectural jewel surrounded by an undulating glass and bronze curtain. The light that emanates from within has a story to tell. Projected on the lobby’s interior walls but visible from the grounds and river path will be a lighting experience that honours the Stratford Festival.

Cost: Free

When: Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Nov. 26th, 2020 – Feb. 14th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, 111 Lakeside Drive
lightsonstratford.ca
AVON TRAIL TUESDAY MORNING RAMBLES
Every Tuesday morning year round, weather permitting. NB: Rambles resume Sept. 1 with social distancing in place. Meet at the Allman Arena north parking lot off Lakeside Drive at Morenz Dr. Approximately 1.5 hours  usually on Avon Trail, determined by hike leader or group. Varied terrain, moderate pace. NO car sharing: you must drive yourself to start point (from the meeting point) or travel with someone in your bubble.  Contact Terry:  519-273-2233

Cost: Free

When: Tuesday, 9:00 AM, year round
Open: Tuesdays
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Where: Meet at the north parking lot of the William Allman Memorial Arena, Stratford, 15 Morenz Drive
Contact: 519-273-2233
avontrail.ca
LIGHTS ON STRATFORD - DOWNTOWN STORE FRONTS AND RESTAURANTS
Stratford's historic downtown with its amazing variety of unique shops and restaurants will be all the more remarkable this winter with coordinated light art displays that meander across multiple storefront windows. Some of the store fronts and restaurants will includes:  MacLeods Scottish Shop, Resonance, Destination Stratford (Stratford Tourism), Distill, Wills & Prior, Carmen’s, Lovely Lingerie, Perth County Moto, Rheo Thompson, Distinctly Tea, Little Green Grocer, Ballinran, Got It Made, Stratford Public Library, Bentley’s, La Osa, Pazzo (Le Bouffon), revel, Perth County Courthouse, Fosters Inn, Revival House and Little Prince Cinema.

Cost: Free

When: Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Dec. 1st, 2020 – Feb. 14th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Downtown core, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
lightsonstratford.ca
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 23 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 and 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. 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. Please note that there could be limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $30/per person +HST

When: Nov. 2nd – Dec. 20th, 2020
Time: 9 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 5 pm - Mon - Sat, 11 am - 3 pm - Sun
Where: Destination Stratford, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/christmastrail
LIGHTS ON STRATFORD - MARKET SQUARE - LIGHT SCULPTURES
Located at the heart of the City and this festival, Market Square will host a gallery of #MadeInStratford outdoor light art installations. The historic City Hall will come alive with projections and unique light features. And for early risers, watch the giant sun rise up City Hall to meet the dawn.

Cost: Free

When: Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. Nov. 19th, 2020 – Feb. 14th, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Market Square, Stratford
lightsonstratford.ca
STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL
EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES. GOOD THING. The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.   You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round. Purchase your trail vouchers at Destination Stratford, 47 Downie Street; Bradshaws, 129 Ontario Street; MacLeods Scottish Shop, 80 Ontario Street; and Small Mart, 119 Ontario Street. Each trail purchased entitles you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour. The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round. You can also purchase gift certificates to give as gifts to be used at a later date.

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Mon. to Sat. Oct. 13th – Dec. 21st, 2020
Time: 9 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm - 5 pm - Statutory holidays open from 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Destination Stratford, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
TRIVIA TUESDAY
Join us Tuesdays for eight rounds of trivia, sponsored by Upper Thames Brewing Company. Call to reserve a spot for your team: 1-855-708-7100 . Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome if we have an available seat. Our Upper Thames Beers on tap are on special for $5: Upper Thames Life Jacket APA, and Lazyfox Amber Ale. Trivia winners will receive a prize from Upper Thames Brewing, and bragging rights for the rest of the week. Our Lounge menu is available until 9:00PM.    

Cost: Free

When: Tuesdays Oct. 6th – Dec. 8th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: The Restaurant at the Bruce, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100 | 855-708-7100
thebruce.ca