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St. Jacobs Sparkles

Township of Woolwich

Festivals, Things to Do, Winter

St. Jacobs Sparkles 2019 Flyer

Plan to join in the festivity of St. Jacobs Sparkles, a much-anticipated four-day annual celebration to kick-start the holiday shopping season in the Village of St. Jacobs. Throughout the town, merchants throw open their doors and roll out the welcome mat. Some offer once-a-year savings and in-store promotions, others greet you with festive goodies or special music, and everywhere, good old-fashioned cheer and a festive atmosphere abounds.

Elsewhere in the village, step aboard a free horse-drawn trolley as it shuttles shoppers, listen for the strains of wandering Victorian Carollers, warm up with hot sweet apple cider at the volunteer firefighter’s burn barrel, or enjoy dinner at Jacob’s Grill or Stone Crock.

Perhaps best of all, this is your chance to shop into the night amid thousands of twinkling lights as stores offer extended shopping hours to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the event, and until 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Come be their guests in this little village that’s big on preserving the old-fashioned charm of its early-Ontario heritage, while fostering originality and uniqueness in its one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and craft brewery!

EVENT: St. Jacobs Sparkles

DATES: Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17, 2019

LOCATION:  The Village of St. Jacobs

Free Parking

HOURS: (most stores)

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday  10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (some open at 11 a.m.)

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St. Jacobs Sparkles 2019 Schedule

Thursday, November 14th:
10 am: Shops Open
4:30- 8:30 pm: Horse Drawn Trolley Rides
5-8 pm: Victorian Carollers
6 pm: Kick-Off Event and Lighting of the Tree at St. James Lutheran Church
6-9 pm: Firefighters Barrel Burn (marshmallow & hot dog roasting) with free Cider compliments of Eco Cafe
Photo booth and Village-wide Draw at the Mill
6-9 pm: Sparkles Santa @ Raspberry Boutique
6-9 pm: Block Three Brewing Company will be hosting live music by their very own Block Three Band starting at 6 pm. Food available for purchase (TBD).
All evening: Free Train Shuttle provided by Waterloo Central Railway from the Northfield ION Rapid Transit Service station
Stone Crock BBQ Food Booth until 9 pm
9 pm: Shops Close

Friday, November 15th:
10 am: Shops Open
4:30- 8:30 pm: Horse Drawn Trolley Rides
5- 8 pm: Victorian Carollers
6 pm: Northland Rail Service plays St. Jacobs at Calling Crow & Spoil the Dog Bakery
6-9 pm: Sparkles Santa @ Raspberry Boutique
6-9 pm: Firefighters Barrel Burn (marshmallow & hot dog roasting) with free Cider compliments of Eco Cafe
Photo booth and Village-wide Draw at the Mill
All evening: Free Train Shuttle provided by Waterloo Central Railway from the Northfield ION Rapid Transit
Service station
Stone Crock BBQ Food Booth until 9pm
9 pm: Shops Close

Saturday, November 16th:
10 am: Shops Open
1:30- 4:30 pm: Santa Claus at Toy Soup
10 am-2 pm & 4- 8 pm: Horse Drawn Trolley Rides
10 am, 11:30 am & 1 pm: Santa Train by Waterloo Central Railway
2- 5:00 pm & 5:30-8:30 pm: Victorian Carollers
3 pm: Northland Rail Service plays St. Jacobs at Calling Crow & Spoil the Dog Bakery
6-9 pm: Sparkles Santa @ Raspberry Boutique
6-9 pm: Firefighters Barrel Burn (marshmallow & hot dog roasting) with free Cider compliments of Eco Cafe
Photo booth and Village-wide Draw at the Mill
Stone Crock BBQ Food Booth until 9 pm
9 pm: Shops Close

Sunday, November 17th:
10 am: Shops Open
10 am, 11:30 am & 1 pm: Santa Train by Waterloo Central Railway
1- 2 pm: William Koperqualuk Violinist at Calling Crow & Spoil the Dog Bakery
1:30- 4:30 pm: Santa Claus at Toy Soup
1:30- 4:30 pm: Victorian Carollers
5/6 pm: Shops Close

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