What once began as a small-town Port Hope Christmas Tradition in 1997 has now grown from a few trees raffled on the main stage of Capitol Theatre – to the extravaganza it has become today. Dozens of decorated trees and wreaths amid thousands of lights lining Capitol entrance and lobby during Capitol Christmas and Festival of Lights and Trees.
Capitol Christmas opens during the CandleLight Walk and prior to the Port Hope Santa Claus Parade.
The Candlelight Festival is a part of the holiday kick-off weekend in Port Hope taking place the day before the annual Santa Claus Parade. The Walk begins at Walton & Pine Streets (155 Walton St.)
The annual Port Hope Santa Claus Parade is a spectacular cavalcade of festive sights and sounds featuring a host of exceptional bands along with floats from many local businesses, clubs and community groups. Location: Ridout Street, Walton Street, Queen Street.