We’ve compiled a list of great winter activities and events going on in Hamilton in January and February.
1. Frozen waterfalls
There are several waterfalls that are relatively easy to access and have a unique look in the cold weather. Tiffany and Sherman falls, located in west Hamilton, can be seen by going down a short path.
City of Waterfalls, a group dedicated to sharing information about Hamilton’s waterfalls, even illuminates the frozen falls with colourful lights. Keep tabs on their Facebook page for upcoming dates.
2. Hamilton Winterfest
Hamilton Winterfest 2015 kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 7 and runs until Feb. 16. The kickoff runs from 12 to 8 p.m. and features live music, a film festival, art installations, crafts, and outdoor skating, located at Hamilton’s waterfront. For the rest of the week, Hamilton will be alive with art installations, workshops, fashion shows and charity events. View all of the events here!
3. Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse
Hamilton’s tropical greenhouse has over 6,000 square feet of space. It’s a great place to visit if you miss the flowering plants in your garden. Free parking!
4. Waterfront Festival of Lights
Pier 8 is lit up with holiday lights during the annual Waterfront Festival of Lights. On a more mild night, take a stroll at the waterfront and admire the beautiful light display until Feb. 17
5. Mills Hardware Three’s Comedy
Every third Thursday of the month (Feb. 19), Mills Hardware hosts Three’s Comedy, a night of comedy sketches, improv, and stand-up. The event is $5 and doors are at 8 pm.
6. Hamilton Soupfest
Hamilton Soupfest is Feb. 24! 25 restaurants will compete for awards at thischarity event at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Advanced tickets are $12 / adult and $10 / child.