St. Jacobs' most anticipated holiday event - St. Jacobs Sparkles - is one you won't want to miss! Village-wide, merchants throw open their doors and roll out the welcome mat to kickstart the holiday shopping season. Some offer once-a-year savings and in-store promotions, others greet you with festive goodies, and everywhere, good cheer abounds.
Perhaps best of all, this is your one chance to shop into the evening amid 1000s of twinkling lights as stores offer extended shopping hours to 9 p.m. on both Thursday & Friday night of the event. And who knows, you may even catch a glimpse of Santa himself on Thursday eve or Saturday afternoon!? Come be our guests!
Event: St. Jacobs Sparkles
Dates: Thursday - Sunday, November 17 - 20
Location: Village of St. Jacobs
Hours: (most stores)
Sit back, grab a coffee and read on to get a glimpse of what's in store for you during St. Jacobs Sparkles this year!
Step aboard a free horse-drawn trolley as it shuttles shoppers to and fro along the main street during these times:
• Thursday 4:30 - 8:30 pm • Friday 4:00 - 8:00 pm
• Saturday 1 - 5 pm
(Note: the trolley does not operate on Sunday)
Listen for the strains of wandering Victorian Carolers during these approx times:
• Thursday 5 - 8 pm • Friday 4 - 7 pm
• Saturday 2 - 5 pm • Sunday 1:30 - 4:30
Drop by Block 3 Brewing for a chance to win a prize pack. Plus!:
• Thursday: Burgers brews and bands, 5 - 7:30 pm
• Saturday: Live Music 1 - 3 pm
• @chowdumplings pop-up Friday 3 - 9 pm and Saturday 11 - 7 pm
Opening Reception at the art district gallery
• Friday Nov 18th, 5 - 9 pm. Drop in to see original, recent work and meet the artists too (located on King Street near Hachborn St.)
Warm up "Fire Barrel" & Hot Apple Cider plus Charity sale - hotdog & marshmallow roast ~ hosted by Township of Woolwich Volunteer Fire Department (St. Jacobs Division) while supplies last!
• Thursday eve beginning at 6 pm at The Mill
• UPDATE: Our volunteer firefighters had so much fun they are returning Friday evening too, starting at 6 pm!
Spot Prizes! Keep your eye on Facebook @stjacobsvillageshops and on Instagram @StJacobsCountry during these times: Friday 1 pm and 3:30 pm.; Saturday 2 pm.; Sunday 2 pm. to learn a surprise location in the village where you could WIN tickets to RED ROCK DINER at St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, or to "Christmas Homecoming" Concert by Grand Philharmonic Choir (Dec 11 at Centre in the Square), or a $50 dining voucher for Jacob's Grill/Stone Crock!
Drop by "Magnolia's" on King St. during Sparkles:
• Tealish tea sampling, Thursday evening
• Booksigning by "FireHouse Chef" Pat Mathieu, Sunday Nov. 20th, 1 - 3 pm!
• Save the HST on all regular-priced items (excluding crafty woodsman pieces) plus door prizes, refreshments, Christmas cookies!
• Visit Red Coral Christmas Store in The Village to receive 15% off all regular-priced clothing & accessories!* Offer valid Thursday through Sunday. *Some Restrictions Apply
St. Jacobs' Optimist Club is fundraising for the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at Grand River Hospital. Drop by their tent outside Scotia bank and enjoy cookies and candy canes! Donations appreciated to help support the tiniest members of our community!
• Thursday and Friday: 5 - 9 pm
• Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Region of Waterloo Library: Let’s Read Edmund Unravels Story Walk . Walk with your family through the pages of the book, Edmund Unravels, displayed outside the St. Jacobs branch. A heartwarming tale, written by local author Andrew Kolb. Come inside; make a Yarn Buddy; enter to win a free copy of the book!
at Region of Waterloo Library - St. Jacobs Branch, 29 Queensway Drive, St. Jacobs
• Thursday November 17: 2 - 5 pm and 6 - 8 pm
• Saturday November 19 : 10 am – 1 pm
Hop on board Waterloo Central Railway's Sparkles Express on Saturday November 19, with 2 departures from St. Jacobs Farmers' Market, and a stop in the village where you can disembark to shop, dine and explore for 1.5 hrs before catching return trip to Market.
Click here to Book 10 a.m. departure!
Click here to Book 12 noon departure!
Refreshments at Hybrid Hair & Detox Spa open Thursday 17th 10-6, Friday 18th 10-9, Saturday 19th 10-6 during Sparkles. Plus:
• Friday evening enjoy Live Music of Ryan Dugal and Claryssa Webb From ‘A New Ground’
• Saturday sign up for a Holiday Make Over: Book a package experience $40 and receive Wash, Style, and Mini Photo Shoot! Limited space so book early!
• Win Prizes from our Eco Christmas Tree ranging from 10% off Services and Retail to a Mini Spa Day!
Storewide Sale at Toy Soup: 10% OFF storewide during Sparkles! Also game demonstrations daily by local game expert during these times • Thursday 10-6 • Friday 2-9 • Saturday 10-6 • Sunday 12-5 Complimentary cookies from local bakeries too!
At Eco Cafe & Coffee Roastery, try out various coffee gadgets which they sell, ask questions, all while finding the perfect gift and enjoying the coffee used to demo! Learn about their Specialty Coffee gift basket program too!
Come into Angel Treasures for heavenly gift ideas! Chance to win in-store giveaway daily Nov 17 - 20. Details in store along with complimentary chocolate samples.
At Xclusive Elements: Save the Tax all 4 days of Sparkles (Thursday-Sunday)! Plus instore promos, prizes, complimentary coffee & festive treats.
At Taste the 4th Sense: 20% off store wide Thursday - Sunday, and special samplings too! Hot sauces, oils, and condiments galore for the foodies in your life!
At Lizzy R Fashions: Sparkle with Joy! Save the tax on your purchases, Thursday - Sunday! (half-price merchandise excluded)
Visit the Timber Barn showroom to find trending home decor items and exclusive Timber Barn gifts built in our shop onsite!
Home Furniture -Thursday beginning at 6 pm! (note the store will be closed 5-6 pm on Thursday only to prepare).
• Door Crasher specials of Reindeer Pairs, Christmas Aprons and Oven Mitts, 70% off!
• Spend $50 or more before taxes – Receive $10 HH Gift Card
• First 50 Customers get envelope – discount and gift at time of purchase only!
Also at Home Furniture on Thursday & Friday: 70% off clothing & jewelry all day!
On Saturday at Home Furniture (8 am - 5 pm): "Taxes in" on ALL purchases, including appliances, bedding and special orders. Also "Wildly Delicious" Gourmet food tastings on Saturday afternoon and live broadcasting by local radio on site 9 am -1 pm!
Home Hardware Thursday Night Festivities, 6 - 9 pm (Thursday only):
• "Play to Win!" • Tax-free evening • Treats • Live music!
(note the store will be closed from 5 - 6 pm to prepare for Thursday evening's activities)