Welcome to Dresden!



Visit our charming town as Dresden Shines this holiday season!
From an Illumination Tour to a series of socially-distanced activities, and downtown and online shopping, this community is #BrighterTogther.

Find Us on Facebook and Instagram @DresdenShines for more Details

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 @ 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! Winners will be announced soon!   Participating Teams 1. Trerice Street East: Creating...
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 3 @ 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!
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Curbside Pickup with Santa @ Dresden Library
4:00 pm
Santa will be helping with curbside packages at the Dresden Library on Dec 8 and will be ready for anyone who would like to take a socially distanced picture! Any child that borrows a...
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 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...