Welcome to Dresden!


Dec 1 2020 @ 1:00 am – Jan 1 2021 @ 7:00 pm
DRESDEN SHINES: Self Guided Illumination Tour
1:00 am
Town Hall– Originally a post office, the building has served many purposes including Dresden Town Hall, Police Station and jail, and a large apartment. Currently home to a Municipal Service Centre and Service Ontario...
Dec 1 2020 @ 7:00 am – Jan 1 2021 @ 8:00 am
Christmas Gnome Village @ Rotary Park
7:00 am
There’s no place like Gnome for the holidays! Come visit the Gnome Village in the Medevil Gardens behind the Rotary Park Bandshell! Download the Eye Spy Game to Play with the kids in the...
Dec 1 2020 @ 7:00 am – Jan 1 2021 @ 8:00 am
Christmas Story Book Trail @ Rotary Park
7:00 am
Take a walk through the story trail at Rotary Park. Don’t forget to bring your homemade ornament to hang on the Christmas Tree  along with a flashlight if you plan to visit at night!
Dec 1 2020 @ 8:00 am – Jan 1 2021 @ 5:00 pm
A-DOOR-ABLE Door Decorating Competition: Self Guided Tour
8:00 am
Get the Self Guided Tour Map Here: CLICK HERE FOR MAP Visit Dresden Shines on facebook to view pictures of the entries! The judging is completed and indeed our judges had a daunting task....
Dec 1 2020 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Brighter Together Cup: Self Guided Tour
9:00 am
Take the Brighter Together Neighborhood Cup Self Guided Tour to check out all of the awesome neighborhoods that entered the contest! THE WINNERS ARE…. CANDY CANE LANE Everyone did an awesome job! Be sure...
Dec 1 2020 @ 9:00 am – Jan 1 2021 @ 10:45 am
Dresden Shines Holiday Light BINGO
9:00 am
If you want to add a fun element to this year’s Dresden Shines Illumination Tour, download our printable CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BINGO Cards (there are 4 unique bingo cards). Bundle up nice and warm, grab...
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Dresden BIA Open Late Shopping
5:00 pm
Every Thursday Downtown Dresden is open late to get your Christmas Shopping done and check out the lights! Shop Dresden until 8pm every Thursday throughout holidays!
Dresden Kinsmen Stationary Santa Claus Parade
6:00 pm
The Dresden Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade will live on this year, but like so many other things in 2020, it will look and run much differently than in past years. This Year’s Theme Is…...
Dec 16 @ 7:00 am – Dec 31 @ 11:00 pm
Can you find Frosty the Snow Gnome? @ Rotary Park
7:00 am
 Can you find Frosty the Snow Gnome? Looking for something to do with the kids during the holidays? We challenge you to try this scavenger hunt. There are five clues that will lead you...
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Dresden BIA Open Late Shopping
5:00 pm
Every Thursday Downtown Dresden is open late to get your Christmas Shopping done and check out the lights! Shop Dresden until 8pm every Thursday throughout holidays!
Hockey Moms Christmas Broasted Chicken Dinner @ Ken Houston Memorial Agricultural Centre
Dec 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hockey Moms Christmas Broasted Chicken Dinner @ Ken Houston Memorial Agricultural Centre
4:30 pm
The Dresden Hockey Moms are hosting a Drive Thru Christmas Chicken dinner, catered by Burns Family Restaurant, on December 20th. You’ll find all the details below! To purchase your tickets, visit McKellar’s Flowers, Ellis...