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The 2023 Stratford December Classic–Provincial Series runs December 15-17 on both rinks at the Stratford Rotary Complex. This competition features approximately 800 skaters from across the province in the recreational STAR 2-4 categories, as well as Provincial Qualifying STAR 6-Gold and Pre-Juvenile and Juvenile. This competition will also include Adult and Regional West Special Olympics events.

Admission is $5 (cash only) at the door. The schedule will be posted 3 weeks before the event and is expected to be from 8am each morning, until around 9pm Friday and Saturday, and Sunday until 6pm.

Click these links for dining, accommodations, events, or shopping to enhance your Stratford visit. Map to the event venue can be found here.

Don’t miss what’s happening in Stratford during the competition weekend:

STRATFORD FARMERS MARKET
December 16 7am-Noon (every Saturday year-round)
Stratford Agriplex (beside competition location)

STRATFORD CHRISTMAS TRAIL
Daily November 1 – December 20 (check map for business hours)
Buy your vouchers at locations in Downtown Stratford

LIGHTS ON STRATFORD – Winter Festival of Lights
Opens December 15 – runs Thu – Sun 5-10pm until January 13
Check site for installation locations around the city

CHOCOLATE TRAIL
Daily year-round (check map for business hours)
Buy your vouchers at locations in Downtown Stratford

BACON & ALE TRAIL
Daily year-round (check map for business hours)
Buy your vouchers at locations in Downtown Stratford

STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
Daily 10am-4pm
Justin Bieber; Kroehler Manufacturing Co.; Who was Tom Patterson?

WINTER WANDER-LAND GUIDE
Win Downtown Stratford Dollars by shopping or dining at participating shops & restaurants November 13 to December 22.

WINTERLIGHTS
Enjoy over 100 colourful holiday displays at the free St. Marys WinterLights! November 17 – January 1 5:00-11:00pm

CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE
December 15, 16 & 17 10:00am-3:00pm – Baden
Castle Kilbride is fully decorated November 15 – January 7.

Stratford Chefs School | International Inspirations Dinner | Level 2 Group A Student ChefsINTERNATIONAL INSPIRATIONS DINNER | JAMES WALT: ARAXI
Student Chef Mathieu Mancini – Chef Instructor Mike Booth.
December 15

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY’S SERIES
Candle Making Class, includes glass of wine, and charcuterie & cheese to snack on! December 15 7:00-9:30pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Rod Beattie delivers his adaptation of the Charles Dickens Classic. In support of the Stratford Perth Museum & United Way Perth Huron’s Urgent Needs Fund. General admission. December 15 – 17

IT’S A TAYLOR SWIFT DANCE PARTY
December 15 9:00pm
Age 19+ only. Doors open at 8:00pm.

COFFEE WITH SANTA
Guess who’s stopping by for a cuppa?  He’s a busy guy, but even Santa needs to take time for a coffee break. December 16 10:00am

CHRISTMAS MARKET
Local vendors, festive canapes, live music, cookie decorating. Santa & Mrs. Claus Dec. 17 Noon-4pm.  December 16 & 17 11:00am-8:00pm

GUIDED DISTILLERY TASTINGS
December 16 11am-4pm Book in advance.
Age 19+ Learn about our process & check out the distillery.

A STRATFORD CHRISTMAS
Let your spirit soar with this very special concert of seasonal music, Broadway and inspirational classics, featuring world-class artists, musicians & the Stratford Concert ChoirDecember 16 2:00pm

Stratford Chefs School | International Inspirations Dinner | Level 2 Group A Student ChefsINTERNATIONAL INSPIRATIONS DINNER | AUGUSTE ESCOFFIER
Student Chef Nicole Teal – Chef Instructor Randi Rudner.
December 16

FREEDOM TRAIN AT THE HALL
December 16 8:30pm
Age 19+ only. Doors open at 7:15pm.

JINGLE PAWS HOLIDAY MARKET
Buy products with a wide array of pet-themed & non-pet themed products & services! December 17 1:00-5:00pm

SUGARPLUM TEA AND TOUR
December 17 1:30-3:00pm
Guided tour, scone, shortbread & gingerbread house fruit tea.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: THE SCOTT WOODS BAND
Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods.
December 17 2:00pm

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: DRAMATIC READING + LOREENA MCKENNITT
Readers Lauren Bowler, Ijeoma Emesowum, Christopher Heyerdahl, Sheila McCarthy, John Miller & Brittlestar (Stewart Reynolds). December 17 7:00-9:00pm

KARAOKE NIGHT
December 17 8:00pm-Midnight
Age 19+ only. Be the singer you’ve always dreamed of…

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