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Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 Dresden Kinsmen Santa Parade
6:00 pm
And the theme of the 2019 Dresden Kinsmen Santa Parade is “National Lampoons Christmas vacation” so break out the mock turtle knock cousin Eddy and fire up the motor home cause we’ve got 10,000...
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 1:00 am
Kinsmen Fish Fry and Dance with Toast N Jam @ Dresden Arena
6:00 pm
Dresden Kinsmen fish fry $30 per person. Saturday January 25th. Dresden Kinsmen will be cooking up a great meal for everyone. Tickets available from any Kinsmen member, McKellar’s Flowers & Ellis Motors
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 @ 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 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 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...
Dresden Shines- The Spring Edition: Operation Clean Sweep
6:00 am
For immediate release Dresden Shines- the Spring Edition: Operation Clean Sweep Earth Week, April 18-24, 2021- Community Volunteers aim for a Clean Sweep of Dresden DRESDEN, March 25, 2021 Lynda Weese, Dresden and District...
Emancipation Day @ Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site (Virtual Event)
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm
Emancipation Day @ Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site (Virtual Event)
9:00 am
Join Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site virtually to celebrate Emancipation Day starting this week! This year’s event includes: Interviews with Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore (author, poet and Equity and Inclusion Strategist), Kramer Wimberley (lead diving instructor...
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
A-DOOR-ABLE Door Decorating Competition
8:00 am
IODE A-DOOR-able Door Decorating Competition  Categories: Children’s Theme Dresden Shines (Best Use of Lights) Nature’s Bounty (Using Natural Greenery) Best Commercial/Business (Any Theme) Rules: Doorways include the front door and ONLY 2 feet on...
Nov 5 @ 1:02 pm – Dec 31 @ 2:02 pm
2021 Brighter Together Neighbourhood Cup
1:02 pm
A Friendly Challenge between neighbourhoods to get you into the Holiday Spirit! BRIGHTER TOGETHER NEIGHBOURHOOD CUP RULES:   Participation is open to all personal residences within the boundaries of the Former Town of Dresden,...
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
9:00 am
This Holiday Season make Dresden your Thursday night destination! Select downtown merchants are Open Late ‘Til 8 every Thursday from November 18 through December 23!   Take in the festive atmosphere of Dresden Shines!...
The Gift Chatham-Kent @ Communities Across Chatham-Kent
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm
The Gift Chatham-Kent @ Communities Across Chatham-Kent
12:00 pm
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
9:00 am
This Holiday Season make Dresden your Thursday night destination! Select downtown merchants are Open Late ‘Til 8 every Thursday from November 18 through December 23!   Take in the festive atmosphere of Dresden Shines!...
IODE Tree of Tribute Lighting @ Corner of Metcalfe St. & St.George St
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm
IODE Tree of Tribute Lighting @ Corner of Metcalfe St. & St.George St
7:00 pm
IODE Tree of Tribute Honour someone special in your life by supporting the Tree of Tribute. Green Bulb $10, Red Bulb $20, White Bulb $30 Mail your donation (payable to Catherine McVean Chapter IODE”...
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dresden Shines Christmas Night Market @ Downtown Dresden
3:00 pm
Explore the charm of Southwestern Ontario’s Christmas Town! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season while browsing downtown merchants and local vendors at the region’s Original Outdoor Christmas Night Market. This year...
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 11:45 pm
DRESDEN SHINES: 2021 Self Guided Illumination Tour
9:00 am
DRESDEN SHINES: 2021 Self Guided Illumination Tour. Take in all of the light displays in Southwestern Ontario’s Christmas Town!     Municipal Holiday Light Display Map (Click the image below)    
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
9:00 am
This Holiday Season make Dresden your Thursday night destination! Select downtown merchants are Open Late ‘Til 8 every Thursday from November 18 through December 23!   Take in the festive atmosphere of Dresden Shines!...
Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Stories, Songs and Smores with Santa @ Rotary Park
4:30 pm
Due to overwhelming demand, the Dresden branch of the Chatham-Kent Public Library is adding a second session of Stories, Songs and Smores with Santa this Saturday, December 4th. Lots of fun, family-friendly activities here in...
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
9:00 am
This Holiday Season make Dresden your Thursday night destination! Select downtown merchants are Open Late ‘Til 8 every Thursday from November 18 through December 23!   Take in the festive atmosphere of Dresden Shines!...
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dresden Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
5:00 pm
Reverse Parade. Floats will be in a fixed location, travel to the locations at your leisure. KEEP WATCH! Santa will be touring the town!
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
9:00 am
This Holiday Season make Dresden your Thursday night destination! Select downtown merchants are Open Late ‘Til 8 every Thursday from November 18 through December 23!   Take in the festive atmosphere of Dresden Shines!...
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Special Showing of Christmas Quilts @ New Rotary Building
4:00 pm
Join us for a Special Showing of Christmas Quilts at the New Rotary Building Downtown on December 16 from 4PM-8PM!  
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday BIA Open Late @ Downtown Dresden
9:00 am
This Holiday Season make Dresden your Thursday night destination! Select downtown merchants are Open Late ‘Til 8 every Thursday from November 18 through December 23!   Take in the festive atmosphere of Dresden Shines!...