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November 2016

  • Winter Light Christmas Walk

    November 1, 2016

    Winter Light Christmas Walk

    Shop, dine, and discover downtown London this Christmas at the annual Winter Light Christmas Walk on November 18th and 19th.

    The Christmas Walk extends throughout the downtown from Richmond Row to Covent Garden Market and beyond as your favourite businesses and restaurants celebrate the Holidays.

    November 18th and 19th are packed with events, sales, and programing. Find a unique gift for your loved ones, discover a new favourite restaurant, and experience all that downtown London’s merchants have to offer.



    Old North Optometry
    November 14-18
    For the Christmas Walk, Old North Optometry is having a week long event starting on Monday, November 14th to Friday November 18th.
    Save 40% off all in stock frames with purchase of Zeiss lenses. Also enjoy refreshments and snacks while you shop!


    Tantrum Sun / Lux Medi Spa
    November 18 & 19
    The team at Tantrum is giving out chocolates and candy and will have in-store specials! Laser Hair Removal Special for six small area treatments for only $109 (regularly $189). Six Medium Laser treatments for $195, and six Large area treatments for $295. Five packs of Far Infrared Saunas or Red Light Therapy for $49.99. Three Pack Spray Tans for $49.99. One month Unlimited Tan packs for $29. Tantrum is also expanding with a mens’ grooming section and is welcoming a new professional licensed barber, Rhandi Krums, to the team!


    Little Labels Boutique
    November 18 & 19
    Save 20% of all clothing at Little Lables Boutique during the Christmas Walk! Little Labels Boutique is a children’s clothing store that houses unique fashions from around the world for boys and girls. Special holiday treats will also be on hand!


    Saffron Road
    November 18 & 19
    Saffron Road hosts a festive photo booth Friday night where you can have your photo snapped on the Christmas Walk! On Friday and Saturday, Saffron Road will also be serving hot apple cider and cookies!


    LoveLeigh Boutique
    November 19 & 20
    Loveleigh Boutique is serving wine and hot cocoa all weekend on Saturday (10am to 8pm) and Sunday (11am to 6pm)
    When you buy a gift during the Christmas Walk at Loveleigh Boutique, YOU get a gift! Spend $50, and receive a $5 store gift certificate! Spend $100 and get $10 gift certificate!


    Framing & Art Centre London
    November 17 & 18
    Framing & Art Centre starts the Christmas Walk early with their annual Holiday Open House Thursday, November 17th from 4pm-8pm. Framing & Art Centre will then extend their hours on Friday to 7pm! Drop in for an array of special gift ideas and unique art.


    November 16 - 18
    Visit Hangar 9 for the Dorothee Schumacher Spring 2017 Trunk Show from November 16 – 18. Hangar 9 will also be hosting their annual Christmas Showcase on November 17!


    November 19
    SpLaSh will be open from 10am-6pm Saturday serving warm apple cider! This is the perfect opportunity to create your very own SpLaSh wishlist. Share with staff what you love in the store and they will let your loved ones know what’s on your list. Contacts will be notified via email. There will be door prizes throughout the day and a special 10% off your purchase when you spend $100.00 or more (before tax).


    Fibre Art Festival at Covent Garden Market Canadat
    November 18 - 20
    Visit upstairs in the Mezzanine level for this very creative and fun Fibre Art Festival pop-up market. Shop locally for fibre creations, experience demonstrations and displays, and win door prizes! Demonstrations & displays include weaving, felting, penny rugs, spinning, rug hooking, lace making, kumihimo, and basketry!


    5th Annual Rag Bag Bazaar ~ Holiday Edition // Nov 18 + 19
    November 18 & 19
    This year Rag Bag is expanding to a 2-day event at the Hassan Law building! This means twice the chance to check out amazing vendors.
    Shop for vintage clothing, hand made jewelery, fine art prints, hand knit and woven textitles, as well as zines, prints, shirts, and pins from our burgeoning DIY scene.
    Nov 18 - Holiday NIGHT MARKET 6pm-11pm
    Nov 19 - Day Time 10am-5pm
    All ages welcome, free to attend.


    November 18 & 19
    Drop in to warm up with soup from Zoup! You don’t need a tailgate - or even a ticket - to get in on the season’s game day fun. Celebrate the holidays and the big game this November with Zoup’s new mouth-watering chili available for dine-in, take out, or catering. For the Christmas Walk, enjoy it in a special fresh baked bread boule, with a GreenZ! salad or made-t-order SandwhichZ!


    L.A. Mood Comics & Games
    November 18 & 19
    Visit from 12noon to 4pm on Friday and Saturday for demos and sales on featured board games! Try first hand their games to find the perfect gift!


    Filthy Rebena
    November 18 & 19
    Mannish Vintage, a local hat maker, will be at Filthy Rebena selling Canadian made trapper hats! The hats are made entirely local from vintage furs, mohair and native blankets. Filthy Rebena will also be sampling their very own coffee blend in collaboration with Patrick’s Beans! The “Filthy Blend” was picked by their very own Sunday coffee club of customers. Buy a half pound bag of coffee and get a free vintage mug of choice! This awesome local gift for coffee lovers is only $12.


    Blue Pepper Vintage
    November 18 & 19
    Tis the Season to Rock Your Ugly Holiday Sweater! Blue Pepper Vintage is running an Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest from Friday morning until Sunday evening. A $50 Shopping Gift Certificate for the "Most Ugly Holiday Sweater" based on your share's and likes on Instagram. Share with #bpvuglysweater
    There will also be sales, door prizes, holiday treats, spiced tea and more!


    November 18 & 19
    Sashay will be having a pink tag sale, where everything with a pink tag will be 25% off! As well, with every purchase of $65.00 and over (before taxes) you will receive a surprise bag full of accessories and make up, a retail value of $20!


    Renaissance Massage Therapy Clinic & Spa Ltd
    November 19
    Visit for customer appreciation day on Saturday, November 19th! Enjoy complimentary petit facials and makeup applications all day at their new location at 201 Dundas Street. And make sure to visit again on November 26th for their Grand Opening Party from 3pm-7pm!


    London Music Hall
    November 19
    London Music Hall hosts the hometown return of Ivory Hours on November 19th, with special guests Texas King & Mountain of Wolves. Tickets are on sale now at Grooves Records downtown or online:


    Heroes Comics
    November 18 & 19
    Heroes kicks off Christmas with its annual $1 graphic novel sale! On the Saturday, it is also Local Comic Shop Day! There are exclusive comics and statues available Saturday celebrating local comic shops!


    November 18 & 19
    Join Renegade for a shopping extravaganza as they Renegade host a pop-up market during the Christmas Walk!
    Vendors include:
    The Naughty Gypsy
    Liberty & Love
    My Deer
    Zink Made
    Echo Visuals
    Open Friday, November 18th from 3pm-8pm and Saturday, November 19th from 10am-6pm


    Attic Books
    November 18 & 19
    Enjoy a hot beverage bar for both days featuring tea and cocoa.
    There will also be a raffle for a local history gift basket!
    On the Saturday between 2pm and 4pm, Herman Goodden will be here for a book signing of his newest book "Three Artists: Kurelek, Chambers & Curnoe" which comes out Nov 7th.


    Hacker Studios
    November 18 - 19
    Hacker Studios is hosting a pop-up Christmas Market and a hot chocolate bar! Start your Christmas shopping with great local vendors including Kelvin's Fritter Shop, Rand & Pluto, Four Elks, Sewciopath Derby, Fred & Lila (Saturday only), Fresh Buntz, So Sew Posh, and OS & OAKES (Friday only)!
    Friday, November 18 -- 4:00 to 9:00 PM
    Saturday, November 19 -- 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM


    Moda di Giuliana
    November 18 & 19
    Celebrate Moda di Giuliana’s Grand Opening on Dundas Street with a 15% sale off everything store wide! The new space is beautiful and features many new and exciting gift ideas for Christmas.


    Quantum Inc.

    November 18

    Save 15% off store-wide at Quantum Inc. on Friday, November 18th! Drop on for munchies too as Quantum stays open late so you can shop until 9pm!


    The ARTS Project

    November 19

    Visit The ARTS Project for their first Talk & Gawk night on Saturday, November 19th from 6pm-8pm! Canadian and London-raised actor, Tom McCamus, will be speaking about his acting adventures from stage to screen. Free admission. 


    Satellite Project Space

    November 18 - 19

    The Fanshawe College Fine Art Program exhibition is on display inside Satellite Project Space from November 9th-26th


    DNA Artspace

    November 18 - 19

    Catch the end of Tendency by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère in DNA Artspace until November 19.


    Museum London

    November 18

    Register your kids for Museum London's PA Day Camp: Irresistible Art Friday! The day will start with an exploration of a series of watercolour resist techniques. Students will experiment with salt, clay, plastic wrap, tape, and rubber bands when working in watercolours. Each student will create a series of unique resist prints that will then be assembled into a booklet. By the end, each student will have their very own bound book showcasing the day's art explorations.

    Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:30 am to 4:30pm

    Cost: $45.00



    Jill's Table

    November 18 - 19

    Visit Jill's Table on Friday or Saturday to sample Jill’s Moroccan Chickpea Stew from her new cookbook! You can also save on Jill’s favourite 8 quart All Clad Soup Pot (Regular Price $460 on special for $299), and Staub 7 quart Braise and Grill Stew Pot (Regular Price $525 on special for $299)!



    Join local author Kym Wolfe on a "Hopping Into History" walking tour through downtown London as part of the Winter Light Christmas Walk! This FREE walking tour Saturday has limited space so reserve your spot before it's too late! PLEASE NOTE THIS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT. 



    As part of the Winter Light Christmas Walk, Planting Seeds Co will be creating beautiful winter greenery arrangements on Richmond Row Friday afternoon & early evening! Stop and say Hi while you shop, ask questions, learn tips, and check out the remarkable job they are doing with the new red Richmond Row planters.

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