Wintertide Holiday Festival

  • Wintertide Holiday Festival 

    November 20, 2020 - January 3, 2021

    The 2020 Wintertide Holiday Festival features a collection of many seasonal celebrations, events, and recreational activities being coordinated by the City of Charlottetown, community organizations, and residents during the Holiday Season for all to enjoy, including a number of signature celebrations. A calendar of activities will once again be available leading up to the Festival and thousands of festive lights will continue to illuminate the Capital.

    In a traditional year, the Wintertide Holiday Festival would kick off with the Official Tree Lighting. While the tree will still be lit, an official ceremony will not take place due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

    Wintertide Holiday Festival Calendar of Events
    Download the calendar here!
    The activities and events listed are a highlight of the many Christmas and holiday season related events
    taking place in Charlottetown during the Wintertide Holiday Festival.

    Annual Christmas Concerts

    Tickets are now sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact the Confederation Centre Box Office at 902.566.1267.
    The City's annual Christmas Concerts, in support of the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle, will take place November 28 and 29 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Homburg Theatre.

    Saturday, November 28
    4:00 p.m. – John Gracie's Once Upon a Christmas
    7:30 p.m. – A Christmas to Remember
    Sunday, November 29
    1:00 p.m. – John Gracie's Once Upon a Christmas
    4:30 p.m. – A Christmas to Remember

    John Gracie’s Once Upon a Christmas is an annual Christmas concert featuring recording artist John Gracie. A Christmas to Remember features heart-warming holiday music featuring talented local performers Joey Kitson, Catherine O’Brien, Caroline Bernard, Don Fraser, and The Reindeer Express Band.

    Due to the reduced number of tickets, guests are strongly encouraged to utilize any tickets they obtain and due to demand, return any tickets that are unable to be used to the box office as soon as possible. 

    Want to enjoy the shows from the comfort of your home? Both concerts on Saturday will be live streamed to the City of Charlottetown's Facebook page.

    The Charlottetown Christmas Parade presents "Santa Claus Comes to Town"
    Holiday magic will spread throughout all seven neighbourhoods across Charlottetown from November 30 to December 4, with The Charlottetown Christmas Parade presents “Santa Claus Comes to Town”. Visit for more information.

    Wintertide Holiday Festival Home Decorating Contest
    Share in the magical spirit of the holiday season with neighbours and friends by decorating your home for the Wintertide Holiday Home Decorating Contest!

    Registration Deadline: Monday, December 7 at 4:30pm
    Judging will take place the week of December 14, with winners announced at a later date. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Use of natural materials, use of lighting, creativity with materials, and overall design.

All entries will be judged in the Best Overall category and have the option to be entered into a new category this year: Kids’ Choice.

For more information, call 902.566.5548.

Wintertide Holiday Festival Home Decorating Contest




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All submissions will be judged in the Best Overall category. Please select below if you would like your home to be considered for the bonus category as well:

Kids' Choice

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