Christmas On The Bay Meaford

Christmas On The Bay


Questions about all the fun you can have at our Christmas On The Bay MarketTM?

You’ve come to the right place! Here’s a list of some of the most common questions we have recieved. Take a look, we hope you find what you’re looking for.

Q. Is there an admission fee?

Absolutely not! Meaford’s Christmas On The BayTM has been designed to be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of income. While prices for vendor products cover a wide range, a family can come, partake in children programming, complete the children’s scavenger hunt, spend time together snuggled on a horse drawn wagon, enjoy the live shows and music, warm themselves beside the fire, and take in the enchanting smells and ambiance all for free. During the Santa Claus parade children of all ages can enjoy free popcorn and hot chocolate, thanks to the Meaford Business Improvement Area and Beautiful Joe Heritage Society.

Q. What is the GPS address for Christmas On The Bay?

The market portion of Christmas On The BayTM will take place in the Meaford Market Square adjacent to the Meaford Hall and Cultural Centre (12 Nelson St East, Meaford). Other activities will occur in the Meaford Library (11 Sykes St North, Meaford). For a full site map, click here.

Q. Once at Christmas On The Bay, where can I get tourist information?

The tourist information kiosk in the Big Red Apple, located next to the market entrance on Sykes St North, will be open during regular Christmas On The BayTM operating hours.

Q. Are their public washrooms?

The wheelchair accessible toilets on the Main Floor of the Meaford Hall and Cultural Foundation will be open to the public during regular market operating hours. The various restaurants, wine bars, and pubs throughout downtown Meaford will also have toilets available for their patrons.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

Meaford is officially a dog-friendly community so feel free to bring your dog. Refer to the event schedule for special doggy programming.

Of course, your best friend will need to be well behaved towards other people and other four legged friends and remain on a leash at all times. You will be required to clean up after your dog and Doggie poo bags will be on hand at the Big Red Apple in case you forgot to bring one.

Q. Where can I stay?

A list of local accommodations is provided here, including Christmas On The BayTM accommodation specials.

Q. Where do I park?

Yes, we have lots and lots of free parking on the local streets. Overflow parking and parking for larger vehicles and buses can be found at the Meaford Harbour just 250m away. Be sure to note any posted parking restrictions as the municipality still needs to conduct overnight snow removal operations.

Q. What steps have been taken to ensure accessibility?

Everything within the market space has been designed with accessibility in mind. For those with special mobility needs there is a designated drop off/pick-up point beside Meaford Hall (12 Nelson St East, Meaford). All the market stalls counters are just 36″ high, there is wheelchair access to the fire pits, flashing lights have been avoided, and the market layout is dementia-friendly.

Q. How do I pre-order my Taste of Meaford and the Bay gift basket?

Our Christmas gnomes have scoured Meaford and the Georgian Bay region searching for the very finest locally made products. These high quality artisan foods, beverages, and items have been thoughtfully assembled into a number of lovely gift baskets that anyone would be thrilled to receive. You can pre-order your basket here so it will be ready from pick-up at the Big Red Apple during the Christmas market. Although a limited number of baskets will be available for sale at the Apple, you should pre-order to ensure you are not disappointed.

Have More Questions?

If you have any additonal questions or an inquiry, let us know! Just email us and we will get back to as soon as we can.