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Christmas Programs


Good Shepherd Christmas Programs bring the joy of the holiday season to many people in our community. Information about Christmas 2020 is coming soon.

Contact Information

Email us 905-528-6565

The Christmas Marketplace

The Christmas Marketplace at the Venture Centre brings the joy of the holiday season to more than 6,000 people. Good Shepherd welcomes approximately 2,300 households to stroll the aisles of our marketplace for food, clothing and new toys. Preparing for the Christmas Marketplace is a community effort. A wide variety of organizations – private companies, schools, service groups – help Good Shepherd prepare for the 10 days of the Christmas Marketplace. During shopping time Good Shepherd welcomes more than 1,000 volunteers who support shoppers, bag groceries and toys, and restock the shelves. Information about the 2020 Christmas Programs is coming soon.

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

At Good Shepherd’s Annual Christmas Wonderland guests enjoy a festive meal served by Good Shepherd’s staff and volunteers. Following dinner, children play in a magical play area and visit with Santa. Every child receives a brand new toy and adults receive a gift package. All are welcome to attend. 

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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