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2022-23 Embrace the Season

Winter in Downtown Kingston

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Programming and Sign Ups

Downtown Dollars-Winter

Downtown Dollars

Description: Downtown Dollars work just like gift cards at all participating downtown businesses and they never expire.

Execution Date(s): Promotion running now, until inventory runs out.

CLICK HERE to learn more about downtown dollars or to sign up and start accepting Downtown Dollars as payment right away.

Holiday Passport

Passport Program

Description: Sign your business up for the Holiday Passport Program. Customers a purchase of $10 or more at participating businesses and receive a special holiday sticker to fill their passport.

Execution Date(s): Monday, November 21

CLICK HERE for more details

Holiday Trolley

Trolley Trivia

Description: Trolley Trivia Gift Certificates

Execution Date(s): December 2 ,3 ,9, 10, 16 & 17

CLICK HERE for more details

Holiday Stop & Shop

Holiday Shopping in DK
Festive Fridays | Stop & Shop Saturdays

Description: Watch downtown come alive with festive holiday cheer and customer appreciation events at favourite downtown businesses. Extend your business hours, 5 PM to 8 PM on Festive Fridays. The fun continues on Saturdays- along with the FREE trolley rides, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more! 

Execution Date(s): Friday and Saturdays in December: Dec 2-3, 9-10, 16-17

CLICK HERE for more details

Festive Drinks

Festive Drinks Sign-Up

Description: Similar to Pumpinferno, let us know if you have any special drinks for the season and we will promote it!

Execution Date(s): All season long

CLICK HERE for more details

Window Wonderland

Window Wonderland

Description:Are you decorating your storefront window for the holiday season? We're going to be promoting businesses that do, with this contest. If you'd like to participate- SIGN UP below!

Execution Date(s): Friday, December 2nd

CLICK HERE for more details

2022-23 NYE

Fireworks and NYE celebrations

Description:  NYE will be held at the INVISTA Centre, and fireworks will be set off on the water in downtown Kingston.

Execution Date(s): Saturday, December 31st from 5:00-9:00pm



Description: Tourism Kingston Production

Execution Date(s): TBA

Come back soon for more details

Production Timelines



Winter Streetscape

Description: Lights, garland, Illuminated Orbs, Snowflakes, Banners, Snow Globes, Winter Baskets

Execution Date(s): Week of Nov 14-18


Ice Rink SMS


Ice Rink in Springer Market Square

Description: Themed Skate Nights with Hot Chocolate Huts, Snowflake Gobos, Sirius Music, Benches and Huts for Skaters, Skate Rentals at Trailhead, Saturday Locker Room TBA and DK Branded Signage

Execution Date(s): Weather Dependent

Rochleau Forest


Rochleau Forest

Description: Rochleau Court is a unique hidden gem in downtown Kingston, rich with history, architecture and stories. From December to February the Court transforms into an urban forest made up of a trees created and decorated by our local community - inspiring joy!

Execution Date(s): Ongoing from the week of Nov 28

Help us Grow the Rochleau Forest, click here to find out how.



 DK Waterfront/Confed Park

Description: Large trees wrapped in lights, LOVE Sign in the Fountain, Confederation Place Walkway overhead lights, Jan/Feb Installation of Northern Lights (more details to come).

Execution Date(s): Week of Nov 28 and Northern Lights: Jan-Mar, 2023

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Springer Market Square

Description: Springer Market Square is a magical place to visit in winter. The main feature, a beautiful skating rink draws visitors in. Six new 'Embrace the Season' fire pits are set around the parameter with festive red Muskoka chairs. Santa’s Village is set in a life-sized snow globe, and the entire square is filled with magical décor.

Execution Date(s): Week of Nov 14-18

Optik Light Installation


Optik Interactive Installation

Description: Through movement and reflection of light, each of these colourful units encourages the public to engage with another unit and other people within the space, sparking spontaneous conversations, dance parties, jam sessions, light shows, and to finally see each and everyone’s true colour. 

Location: Sydenham St.
Execution Date(s):
Jan 20 - Feb 11, 2023