2021 Christmas Tree of Hope

As winter approaches, we start to think of the holiday season and all the traditions that usher it in. For downtown Hamilton that includes celebrating Christmas at Gore Park. Last year the annual Christmas Tree of Hope Lighting was 100% virtual, in 2021 we are happy to bring back an in-person tree lighting with virtual option as well. Presented by The City of Hamilton and The Downtown Hamilton BIA in partnership with 900 CHML/Y108/Energy 95.3 RADIO, join us online or in-person as we light up downtown with the Christmas Tree of Hope in Gore Park on Friday, December 3 at 6:15pm.

Enjoy a meal or hot beverage from your favourite downtown restaurant before or after the lighting (or grab takeout!) and tune in or watch live as the tree comes to life. 

Little Peter and the Elegants will be live on stage in Gore Park to help us kick off the evening beginning at 5:30pm. A live stream of the event will be available from 6-6:30pm on Cable 14’s website as well as through 900 CHML’s social media channels. The Christmas Tree of Hope Lighting and Concert marks the start of the Christmas season throughout Hamilton.

The annual Children’s Fund Christmas Tree of Hope was founded in 1976 to bring hope to kids and families struggling through the holiday season. Local charities need support more than ever to help our community through the holiday season. To donate to the 900 CHML/Y108/Energy 95.3 Radio Children’s Fund text DONATE to 30333 to make a $5 contribution (donation will appear on your cell phone bill), donate by phone at 905-521-2320, in person at any Hamilton area Tandia location or online via PayPal or CanadaHelps.org.

Gore Park Ferris Wheel rides are back! Free rides on the Ferris Wheel will be available noon-8pm everyday from December 4 to December 23. The Ferris Wheel will be onsite for the tree lighting as well. Please wear a mask if you are able, physically distance while in line and do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Thank you to all our partners – Cable14, Soundbox, and 900 CHML/Y108/Energy 95.3 RADIO – for making this year’s event possible.



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