There will be a twinkle in the sky and magic in the air during St. Jacobs Sparkles! This much-anticipated 4-day celebration is ON NOW and ushers in the holiday shopping season in the village of St. Jacobs on November 15,16,17,18, 2018.
Shopkeepers will be busy as elves preparing festive samples, promotions, in-store sales and contests! They're rolling out the red carpet and keeping their doors open late so you can enjoy shopping amongst 1000s of twinkling lights in this pretty village.
There will be lots free activities along the streets, so read on for all details! Feeling hungry? Reserve a seat in one of the village's restaurants or enjoy a treat from an outdoor food vendor.
Come join in the festivity with friends and neighbours, and put the joy back in holiday shopping at St. Jacobs Sparkles! Schedule details below:
Event: St. Jacobs Sparkles
Thursday - Sunday, November 15 - 18, 2018
Location: Village of St. Jacobs
Thursday and Friday 10 am- 9 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday 12 - 6 pm
FREE Activities - Out & About downtown St. Jacobs
A visit with Santa
Kids! Say hello to Santa at his hut outside Toy Soup
• Saturday 1:30 - 4 pm • Sunday 1:30 - 4 pm
NEW! FREE Winter Wonderland SelfieWall/Photo Booth
We've created a magical setting just for fun! Drop in, have your picture taken for FREE by our friends at Gemini Modelling; share using #stjacobssparkles2018. Inside the Mill at 1441 King St., enter off King Street next to Eco Cafe.
• Thursday & Friday 2 - 9 pm
• Saturday 11 am - 6 pm • Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
NEW! Free Draw for Prize Baskets!
Enter a free draw to WIN one of 3 amazing prizes
from St. Jacobs businesses! Enter ballot at
photo booth, or at Eco Cafe next door, Thursday - Sunday only.
Contest details on site.
Victorian Carolers wandering along the streets
• Thursday 5 - 8 pm • Friday 12:30 - 3: 30, 4 - 7 pm
• Saturday 2 - 5 pm • Sunday 1:30 - 4:30
Horse-drawn trolley rides
• Thursday 4:30 - 8:30 pm • Friday 4:00 - 8:00 pm
• Saturday 1 - 5 pm (note: the shuttle does not operate on Sunday)
Tree-lighting & Welcome
See the lighting of the Christmas tree; hear choral singing
and welcome remarks
• Thursday 6:30 pm, St James Lutheran Church
Burn Barrel and Weiner Roast
Enjoy hot sweet apple cider plus charity hotdog & marshmallow roast at the Mill, while quantities last. Hosted by Volunteer Fire Dept, St. Jacobs division (donations welcomed)
• Thursday 6 pm • Friday 6 pm
Luxury LimoCoach Shuttle by Brentwood Livery
Park free at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Road, then ride downtown in style. Operates route at approx 15 min intervals:
• Thursday 4:45 - 9 pm • Friday 4:45 - 9 pm
NEW! Carol Sing at Red Coral "Jingle on the Square"
Join in a carol sing, enjoy a hot chocolate bar and popcorn;
enter a draw for a decorative urn! Hosted by "StuffIn Stockings" charity
• Thursday, Friday 7 - 9 pm • Saturday 1 - 6 pm
Where to Park Free
• All day free parking, Municipal P lot, Albert Street
• Thursday & Friday evening 5-9 pm, park FREE at Calvary United Church and take FREE luxury LimoCoach to downtown (~1 km)
Outdoor Food Booths
Beaver Tails Food Truck at Shadetree
• Thursday 4 - 9 p.m. • Friday 4 - 9 p.m.
• Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 • Sunday 12 - 6 p.m.
Stone Crock Outdoor Food Booth
• Thursday 5 - 9 p.m. • Friday 5 - 9 p.m. at Stone Crock porch
Other Food & Drink Events
Block Three Brewing Company
Enjoy free tastings of local craft beer. Also serving house-made Ginger Ale (non-alcoholic).
Brewery and tasting room hours:
• Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 9 pm • Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
Live Music at Block Three Brewing Company
• Thursday 5:30 - 8:30 pm with Safe as Houses. Food for purchase by Those Pizza Guys
• Friday 5:30 - 8:30 pm with Monday Morning Whiskey
• Saturday 5:30 -8:30 pm with Max Gumption
In-store Specials and Offers
Check this page often for updates!
The Farm Pantry
Samples by a visiting Canadian chocolatier. Chocolate that is dairy, nut, gluten, soy preservative and additive-free!
• Thursday approx 2 - 5 pm
Also sampling of various local gourmet dips and condiments & local maple syrup, throughout the entire event.
Hybrid Hair & Detox Spa, "Sparkle for your Soul"
• Thursday November 15, 6 p.m.
An evening of self care including Yoga, meditation, readings, Reiki and scalp massage, wash & styles. Ticketed event; limited space.
Click here to request more details and reserve your ticket.
A Gift To Remember
Lang & Pineridge Wall Calendars $18.00
Blowout on Framed Pictures up to 60% Off the regular price.
Lots of sales throughout the store for 30 to 60% off the regular price.
FYi Doctors, Free Draw
Enter a draw for a chance to Win non RX sunglasses!
Plus, get 15% OFF any prescription eyeglasses purchased during Sparkles (Maui Jim's excluded. Details in store)
Red Wind Studio
Stencil your own Christmas pillow!
• Saturday 2 - 5 pm (or while supplies last)
Plus! A pop-up shop in the studio featuring Paper & Sunshine, specializing in signs;
special pricing on many items including BOGO deals
• Thursday - Sunday
St. Jacobs Post Office (Canada Post)
Visit the PO and drop your letter into Santa's "direct-to-the-North Pole" mailbox!
• Friday only, until 9 pm
Get social! See the event on the St. Jacobs Village Shops Facebook page; follow and post your images using #stjacobssparkles2018 and tag a friend or two!
Note: This event sponsored by St. Jacobs BIA, St. Jacobs Country, and participating merchants. All scheduled activity times are approximate at this time and may be subject to change in case of severe weather.