Community Events, Fundraisers and Family Activities in Milton and Halton Region for January 2019

A new year has arrived and so have a new schedule of community events to take part in for 2019. Check out what Milton and our surrounding areas have in store for us this month!

Burlington's Lakeside Festival of Lights

January 1, 2019 - January 8, 2019   Spencer Smith Park   4:30pm - 9:30pm

Over 60 festive displays light up Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park through the holiday season. Wander through the park with family and friends, or get a full view of the themed displays while driving along Lakehshore Road at the city’s waterfront. it’s a magical sight for the whole family, especially the young at heart.


Run for Craft Beer

January 2, 2019 - September 18, 2019  Orange Snail Brewers  6:30pm

A weekly beer run starting and ending at the brewery every Wednesday night at 6:30pm! You can join the group Orange Snail's Pace and get all the details of different 5km and 10km runs each week. Runners of all levels are taking part and everybody is's really just about meeting new friends and the beer after the run at the brewery. More details on the group page, Cheers!


Winter Sleigh Rides

January 1, 2019 - February 15, 2019   Mountsberg Conservation Area

Available daily between December 26th, 2018 until January 4, 2019. From January 5th until February 18th, 2019, winter sleigh rides will only be available on weekends and Family Day. Each sleigh ride seats up to 20 people maximum. Don’t let winter keep you inside! At Mountsberg Conservation Area we invite you to join us on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through a winter wonderland. You will arrive at a roaring bonfire rosy-cheeked and ready for a tasty marshmallow roast. What a perfect way to get outside and enjoy winter with friends and family! Make a day of it by picking up a hot chocolate in the gift shop and then visiting with the park’s resident birds of prey, bison, and farm animals, followed by a visit to the play barn. A day spent outside in the crisp winter air and everyone will head home ready for a long winter’s nap. The rides are 20-25 minutes long, and finish with a marshmallow roast over a winter bonfire.


Jewelry Box and Make up session done by Sparkle and Glam Squad

January 4, 2019   Crock a Doodle   10:30am - 12:30pm

Join us for a 2.5 hours of fun filled morning where we will be painting a heart shaped jewelry box and having a make-up session done by Sparkle and Glam squad, enjoying a pizza and a drink! Supervision included. Ages 6 and up. Must pre register and pre-pay for the class.


2019 Budget Open House

January 9, 2019   Milton Sports Centre   7pm - 9pm

Councillor Colin Best is hosting his annual Town and Regional budget open house in Room #2 of the Milton Sports Centre to discuss what you want to see and not see in the capital and operating budgets for the Town and Region, so if you have a concern or at the Sports Centre please poke your head in and talk face to face regarding your comments, concerns and ideas!


Wine & Cheese Pairing

January 11, 2019   Miss Bailey Brown Chocolate   7pm - 9pm

Wine, cheese and chocolate! What else is there to say except yes, yes, yes I will se you there!


Milton Blood Donor Clinic

January 24, 2019   Milton Sports Centre   2pm - 7pm

Roll up your sleeve and use your power to give life by donating blood. Book your appointment online at or by calling1-888-2D​ONATE


Milton Film Festival

January 25, 2019 - January 27, 2019   FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton

Make your January more entertaining with three days of great local, Canadian, and international films at the fifth annual Milton Film Festival. Produced in partnership with TIFF Film Circuit, the Milton Film Festival brings you the full red carpet experience without having to leave town. Your weekend pass includes eight acclaimed feature films, guest Q&A sessions, short films by local and regional filmmakers, panel discussions and more. Hosted by local author and former film critic Ron Base. Various show times


Winter Beer Festival - Burlington 2019

January 25, 2019 - January 26, 2019    Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre

Brewers from across Ontario and Quebec showcasing their finest offering to help you with the winter blahs! The 5th Annual Burlington Winter Beer Festival is the culmination of the Festival of Beer, an exciting celebration of beer and beer food pairing in partnership with local restaurants and progressive craft brewers from across the provinces.


CNOY Milton 2019 - Launch Party!

January 26, 2019   Milton Sports Centre   1pm - 3pm

Join us for our CNOY Milton 2019 launch party! Learn more about the event, register, volunteer, or donate. Lots of fun activities, information about MTH, and a chance to chat with our team. Visit https://CNOYMILTON.CA to get started.


LEGO® Workshop & Ice Cream

January 30, 2019   Milton Ice Cream Lab   6pm - 7:30pm

Learn physics and science while building a motorized LEGO® model then cool off with some ice cream (materials and ice cream included). Recommended for ages 5-12.  $25 + HST