Celebrate the Magic of Christmas
in Galt on the Grand
Downtown Galt with its historically significant architecture and prime setting along the banks of the Grand River evokes a magical bygone era, boasting exceptional customer service, a wide array of unique shops and services, and a friendly small town atmosphere.
Anytime is a good time to shop Galt on the Grand, but on Saturday, December 9th the holiday cheer kicks into high gear with the Celebrate the Magic of Christmas event. Decorated stores with eclectic collections of divine chocolates, unusual antiques, gift baskets, home décor items, vinyl records, handmade gifts, and fashion forward jewellery are just some of what you’ll find to thrill even the most hard-to-buy-for folks. Shopkeepers will host holiday open houses and offer promotions and sales, while carollers, hot chocolate, and other jolly treats add a festive ambiance. “Santa walks our blocks and pops in to shops to say hello and the horse drawn trolley loops around our downtown giving visitors a tour,” says Pamela Mangos, owner of The Art of Home.
You could easily spend the entire day, starting with the Christmas Market in full swing at City Hall. Brunch or lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafes, then continue shopping, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or visit an art gallery, then dine on everything from pizza and pasta to Indian, vegetarian, or authentic British pub fare.
“Everything on your shopping list is right here,” says Andrea Stebbings, who has been the Executive Director of the Galt on the Grand BIA for 12 years and says the variety and quality of merchandise and services gets better every year. “You can go door-to-door, enjoying the friendly atmosphere and personalized touch offered in every store you walk into. The assortment of specialty shops and services has everything you could want.”