Shop The Village on November 27th

Live music and holiday cheer!

Come find Santa! He’ll be shopping in #TheVillage all day from 10am-4pm. Enjoy holiday Carolers (11:30am-3:30pm) and Brass Band (12-3pm) while shopping on the street, or try the White Meadow Farms Taffy On Snow Booth (11am-3pm) at Ferguson Station!

The first customers to shop at selected businesses will receive an International Village BIA tote bag filled with coupons. A limited number of bags will have gift certificates hidden in them for our amazing businesses. See if yours is a winner!

Come say hi to Santa and don’t forget to enter our colouring contest, which can be downloaded from!

Find Gifts That Transcend the Trends in The Village

Stroll through the International Village BIA, downtown Hamilton’s source for one-of-a-kind retail shops and restaurants this holiday season. Discover Canadian-made products, vintage and new clothing, and a diverse range of dining options. There is something for everyone on your list.

Check out our business directory to see what The Village has to offer!

You can also shop local from the comfort of your home on The Village Marketplace, Ontario’s first BIA-built and operated e-commerce marketplace! With one cart at checkout, shop multiple local businesses for the perfect holiday gift.

Share your adventure in The Village by tagging us or using #TheVillage and #SpendItHere.

Spend It Here in one of Hamilton’s 13 BIAs

This year more than ever, it is important to support local businesses and Spend It Here in one of Hamilton’s 13 business improvement areas (BIAs) which represent 1,887 commercial businesses bringing over 25,000 jobs to the region.

Instead of purchasing from a large corporation or big box store, this holiday season makes shopping local a priority. Make a purchase from your favourite businesses to help ensure that every dollar you spend this season stays in our local community.

Quick Facts about Business Improvement Areas In Hamilton:
  • Number of Commercial Businesses in the 13 BIAs: 1,887
  • Total value of the commercial properties within the BIAs: $722 million
  • Total Commercial Square Footage represents: just over 4 million
  • Total Number of Jobs: Over 25,000
  • Collective years of BIAs in Hamilton: 336 years
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