Heart of the Holidays

With plenty of options to shop, dine, and stay, you’ll quickly discover why we are the Heart of the Holidays!

Organized by the Waterfront District BIA

The Waterfront District is the official organization of all of the businesses within the district. The Waterfront District consists of more than 130+ members. Our members are a wide range of businesses – from restaurants and bars to specialty shops and everything in between.

Our members represent the growth and revitalization of the north core. We also work to help bring new businesses, work with existing businesses, help improve the quality of life in the district, work to help businesses economically and much more. Our focus is growth and continued success for all of our members.

Visit the Waterfront District BIA’s website.

Enjoy a family-friendly holiday weekend in Thunder Bay with
Heart of the Holidays, located in the North Core.

Weekend Events

Downtown at Dusk

The holidays are here! We’re excited to invite you to our Downtown at Dusk window lighting to brighten the downtown north core. All the businesses will have festive offerings to get you in the holiday spirit.

Enjoy carollers, Christmas music, and hot chocolate while exploring the downtown area. Prime gelato will be unveiling a holiday flavour, Foundry is offering free coffee (perfect for you to add a shot of Baileys to..) and shops are open until 10pm.

Already attending the Bay Algoma tree lighting? It ends at 8pm and we’re only minutes away! You can head over after and take advantage of some late night shopping.

Friday, Nov. 22

Downtown at Dusk

The holidays are here! We’re excited to invite you to our Downtown at Dusk window lighting to brighten the downtown north core. All the businesses will have festive offerings to get you in the holiday spirit.

Enjoy carollers, Christmas music, and hot chocolate while exploring the downtown area. Prime gelato will be unveiling a holiday flavour, Foundry is offering free coffee (perfect for you to add a shot of Baileys to..) and shops are open until 10pm.

Already attending the Bay Algoma tree lighting? It ends at 8pm and we’re only minutes away! You can head over after and take advantage of some late night shopping.

Friday, Nov. 22

Whoville Family Fun Day

Stop into Whoville for a Family Fun Day on Saturday November 23, with free family activities all afternoon! All the businesses in the north core will have festive offerings to get you in the holiday spirit.

Photos with the Grinch:
Get a professional holiday photo with the Grinch himself! Holiday movies will be playing while you wait. Find us at the main floor of the Chanterelle.

Holiday Instabooth:
Capture your holiday fun with a quick photo at everyone’s favourite photobooth! Find us at the main floor of the Chanterelle.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Whoville Family Fun Day

Stop into Whoville for a Family Fun Day on Saturday November 23, with free family activities all afternoon! All the businesses in the north core will have festive offerings to get you in the holiday spirit.

Photos with the Grinch:
Get a professional holiday photo with the Grinch himself! Holiday movies will be playing while you wait. Find us at the main floor of the Chanterelle.

Holiday Instabooth:
Capture your holiday fun with a quick photo at everyone’s favourite photobooth! Find us at the main floor of the Chanterelle.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Craft Revival

Craft Revival is a seasonal artisan market that takes place in the Waterfront District during Spring, Summer (occasionally), and Winter months. Craft Revival helps to support local artisans by giving them an opportunity to sell their wares in unique a location. A family friendly event that always includes live musical and dance performances!

Grilled Cheese With The Grinch
As a part of the Craft Revival, come down to Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel’s Dawson Room to share some grilled cheese with the Grinch! We will also be having door prizes, silent auctions, mini manicures, hair extensions, photos and surprise guest appearances.

Coin donation proceeds at the door will go to Toys for Tots.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Craft Revival

Craft Revival is a seasonal artisan market that takes place in the Waterfront District during Spring, Summer (occasionally), and Winter months. Craft Revival helps to support local artisans by giving them an opportunity to sell their wares in unique a location. A family friendly event that always includes live musical and dance performances!

Grilled Cheese With The Grinch
As a part of the Craft Revival, come down to Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel’s Dawson Room to share some grilled cheese with the Grinch! We will also be having door prizes, silent auctions, mini manicures, hair extensions, photos and surprise guest appearances.

Coin donation proceeds at the door will go to Toys for Tots.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Whoville Family Fun Day

Prince Arthur Hotel

The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel & Suites has an outstanding location located in the heart of downtown Thunder Bay North! We offer an unparalleled view of the harbour, Lake Superior and the Sleeping Giant.Whether for business or plaesure we offer the efficiency of a new hotel while keeping true to Thunder Bay’s past.

Visit the Prince Arhur Waterfront Hotel’s Website.

Delta by Marriott

Recharge while maintaining productivity at new Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay. Proudly standing on the northwestern shores of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. We are the only true waterfront hotel in town and we provide convenient access to Thunder Bay’s most popular attractions. Take in picturesque views of the Sleeping Giant from the floor-to-ceiling windows in our restaurant or from our outdoor patio. Our plush beds await as does our excellent service.The Delta Hotel is streamlining travel so you can enjoy the best of what matters.

Visit the Marriott Delta Hotel’s Website

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