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Christmas Programs


Good Shepherd Christmas Programs bring the joy of the holiday season to many people in our community. Please see the details on how things will be different this year.

Contact Information

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The Christmas Marketplace 2020

The Christmas Market Place will be offered from Monday, November 23 – Thursday December 24, 2020. The program will offer food, essential seasonal clothing and toys for children ages 0-12. We recognized the need to be open regular hours with the exception of Stat holidays to accommodate as many households as possiblePlease book your appointment with reception in person or by phone (905-972-9485) in late October and throughout November 2020.

Please note: the 30 day wait policy will still apply. Our cancellation policy will remain in effect for anyone who cannot be accommodated due to overcapacity. Social distancing, phase 3 capacity by-law, and face mask policy will continue to be in effect during the Christmas Marketplace.

Click here to see a short video about the Christmas Marketplace.

Christmas Food Drives

Take a moment to think about the people in our community whose circumstances prevent them from experiencing the joy and warmth of the Holiday Season. With your help, Good Shepherd can provide families – and especially children – with hope and dignity. Your acts of kindness ease the burden of poverty when demand for Good Shepherd’s food supplies are highest. Will you help us stock our food shelves by participating in Good Shepherd’s Christmas Food Drive? Call 905.972.9485 x2566  to find out how you can help.

Christmas Wonderland

Due to COVID-19 and the guidelines recommended by Public Health, Christmas Wonderland will not be happening this year. Good Shepherd is committed to ensuring that everyone is able to experience joy at Christmas and we encourage you to participate in the Christmas Marketplace at the Venture Centre (155 Cannon Street East, Hamilton). The Christmas Market Place will be offered from Monday, November 23 – Thursday December 24, 2020. The program will offer food, essential seasonal clothing and toys for children ages 0-12.  Please book your appointment with reception in person or by phone (905-972-9485) in late October and throughout November 2020.

Sponsor Our Families

Sponsor Our Families provides gifts to brighten Christmas for our neighbours in need. Your generous donation will help families in our Family Centre, Women, Youth, and Seniors who face loneliness or personal crises that result in homelessness.

For more information about this special program, please call Ruth at 905.528.6565 Ext. 3337  or email us.

To donate online to this program click here.

City of Hamilton Christmas Registry

The Christmas Registry provides a listing of supports available in the City of Hamilton to help ensure as many people as possible will be able to enjoy Christmas. See details

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