The Town of Pelham’s annual Christmas Market event, part of the overall Christmas in Pelham festivities, will not occur this year.
After careful consideration and discussion of Provincial and Regional Public Health guidelines and recommendations, the decision to cancel the event is in the best interest of health and safety pursuant to Public Health guidelines.
Though the Christmas Market is not running this year, some of the most cherished market traditions will surface within a variety of other planned events.
“We know that people were looking forward to the Christmas Market, this year especially, and it’s disappointing that we had to cancel,” said Mayor Marvin Junkin. “The good news is that Town staff are working on a variety of events and activities for Pelham residents to enjoy within the best public health guidelines; everyone’s safety is our main priority.”
Those missing the sights of the holidays at the market are encouraged to participate in the Christmas lights competition and self-guided tour, whether by decorating their home or travelling the route to view Pelham’s most decorated homes. The official route will be posted on the Town’s website after the Dec. 13 entry date has passed.
Winter break camp, free skates, and Santa’s Workshop all remain on the calendar this year. New this year is the Town’s assistance in helping Pelham children get their letters to Santa. To learn more about these events, please visit www.pelham.ca/christmas.
All events are subject to change based on Provincial and Regional Public Health recommendations.
To learn more about the Town of Pelham’s response to COVID-19 and view its award-winning reopening framework, visit www.pelham.ca/covid19.