Celebrating may look a little different this year but the Christmas spirit is alive and well in our communities.

To keep everyone safe and healthy into 2021 we've made the difficult decision to cancel Light Up the Night and our traditional Santa Claus Parades. We put our thinking caps on and partnered with some friends to offer you a variety of activities that we hope will keep the joy of the holidays alive in our community.

If you have any questions about the items below don't hesitate to reach out!

Decorated House
Christmas Decorating Contest

Mississippi Mills plans to recognize the very best in holiday decorations! We want to see  your best Clark Griswold, there are prizes! We're partnering with "What's Happening in Mississippi Mills" to offer an interactive map. Spread the festive spirit by decorating your home or visiting those who do!

Santa in a Fire Truck
Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Thanks to the Mississippi Mills Fire Department Santa will be riding in a bright red fire truck!

Saturday December 5th he will be in Clayton, Pakenham & Blakeney and on Sunday December 6th watch for him in Appleton & Almonte. Click for a schedule and routes

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Community Videos from the Heart

Without holiday events we're missing seeing our friends and neighbours and wishing them a Merry Christmas. So we're going virtual - We invite every family, business, or group to record a simple video holiday message and send it to us.

Visit often to watch!

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Reaching out to the community

No one should feel alone this holiday season. We know the pandemic has meant people aren't able to celebrate with all of their family and friends. We're partnering with MM Together, Carebridge and our local schools to send Christmas Cards to those in our community who may be lonely this season. We'd love your help.

Support Local
Put your money where your heart is this season

Whether you are buying from the farmers’ market or using a local service business, you are not only supporting the local economy, but also supporting your neighbours. The farmer down the road, the shop owner downtown, and your local brewmaster, each appreciate their customers much more than any large online retailer ever will. Your purchases help their businesses survive.

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How to support local charities this season

This holiday season, charitable giving and volunteering will look a lot different, thanks to COVID-19.  But the need for volunteers and donations is greater than ever. This listing will help point you in the right direction to make your time and donations count.