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Annual Events

 

New Year's Day Levee

January 1:  Eldon House

Saturday, January 1, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Welcome the New Year at a  traditional New Year’s Day Levee. Exchange greetings and gather with friends for refreshments in the Interpretive Centre. Admission by donation.

Contact: 519-661-5169

 

Snowfest International

Late January 

Snowfest International takes place at various downtown locations. Call 633-9224

 

London Golf & Travel Expo

Mid-February 

Annual London Golf & Travel Expo takes place February 11 - 13 at the Western Fair Event Centre. Show hours are: Friday from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

 

The Fanshawe Sugar Bush

Throughout March 

The Fanshawe Sugar Bush takes place on weekends throughout March and during March Break. Call 461-1073 for hours of operation and additional information.

 

Late March

Annual London Orchid Society Show

Show takes place Saturday from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Agri-Plex, Western Fairgrounds (900 King Street). Call 434-6831 for additional information.

 

Late July, early August

London Air Show and Balloon Festival

Held at London Airport.  More than 75,000 attend this event at which dozens of beautifully covered hot air balloons fill the air.

 

Late July, early August

Best Ribs at the London Rib Fest (same weekend as the Balloon Festival)

 

Late Fall

Experience the hilarity of the Canadian Comedy Awards Festival at various downtown venues.

 

Mid-Late September

Western Agricultural Fair

Western Fair Event Centre

316 Rectory St
London, Ontario
N5Y5P8

800-619-4629 or 519-438-7203

London’s Major event:  The Annual Western Agricultural Fair. The annual Western Fair runs for 10 days in September with a special children’s midway, top name performers at the Grandstand, home arts and agricultural and horticultural competitions. Over 300,000 attend.

 

Winter Wonderland

November 26 - January 3

Winter Wonderland takes place in Victoria Park from November 26 - January 3. The Lighting of the Lights takes place November 26 at 6:00 pm. The City Hall Promenade Deck will be open for viewing the park from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm on the following dates: November 26-28, 30, December 2-5, 7-12, 14, 16-19, 21-24, 27-30. Although the lights will remain on until 11:00 pm on January 3, the promenade deck will only be open until December 30. Please call 661-5230 for additional information.

 

December and January

Victorian Christmas at Eldon House

Early December - January 2: Eldon House

The Garden Club of London and Eldon House staff create the sights and smells of an old-fashioned Christmas in which the house is festooned with decorations of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.  Contact: 519-661-5169

 

Mid-December

Children's Christmas Parties at Eldon House

December 11 - December 12: Eldon House

Saturday, December 11, Sunday, December 12, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Hour-long parties for children 10 years old and younger. Stories, entertainment, treats and all the Christmas highlights of Eldon House bring the season alive for youngsters. Pick up your tickets at Museum London or Eldon House.

 

Unique Gifts for the Festive Season

Throughout December: Inuit Gallery

To celebrate each Festive Season many unique gift items from $20 are brought into the gallery.  Contact: 519-672-7770

 

New Year's Eve Party

December 31:  Tourism London Aeolian Hall presents its New Year's Eve Party.  Event takes place from 9 pm - 3 am.  Call the Palace Theatre Box Office at 432-1029

 


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