Donate to this year’s Mayor and Council Toy & Food Drive until December 5!

Ajax Council invites residents, businesses and community groups to participate in this year’s festivities beginning November 21. The 2022 events offer something for everyone – spread joy and make memories with TOA this holiday season!

How to participate:

  • Santa’s Spectacle of Lights – TOA Santa Claus Parade: Join us Saturday, November 26 starting at 6 p.m.! The parade will begin at the intersection of Bayly St. and Mackenzie Ave., proceed east along Bayly St. and continue north on Harwood Ave. S, concluding at Ajax Town Hall (Bayly St. and Achillies Rd.). Enjoy a family-friendly evening of fun and entertainment with music, festive floats, and immediately following the parade, gather around for a special tree lighting ceremony and after party at Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S) and the Ajax Public Library – Main Branch! It's a perfect way to kick off the holiday season! No registration is required. Visit ajax.ca/SCParade for more details.
  • The Fitzgerald's Christmas: On December 8 at 7 p.m., grab your ugliest Christmas sweater and join The Fitzgerald's as they provide a cheerful, Canadian soundtrack to your holiday season at the St. Francis Centre! Back by popular demand, the performance will feature triple fiddle arrangements of holiday classics, songs by Canadian composers and high energy Ottawa Valley step dancing. Tickets are $38 each (HST included; service charge may apply), available at ajax.ca/SFC.
  • Mayor and Council Toy & Food Drive: The annual Mayor and Council Toy & Food Drive is accepting donations from November 21 – December 5 and is an opportunity for residents, businesses and community groups to give back. All donations will support local Ajax charities and families in need. For details, visit ajax.ca/Drive.
  • Family New Year’s Eve Party – Presented by Ontario Power Generation: Join us December 31 at the Ajax Community Centre, for a fantastic, free event for the whole family. This event features children’s activities, games, live entertainment, interactive experiences, ice skating with a DJ and more. Party favours are included as participants gather on the ice rink for a special countdown and balloon drop at 9 p.m. It’s a great way to ring in the New Year! Visit ajax.ca/NYE for more details.

Enjoy the holiday season with the Town of Ajax!

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“No matter how you celebrate, your traditions, or faith, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this year’s festivities in Ajax. I am excited to welcome you back to Santa’s Spectacle of Lights traditional route-style parade and the in-person tree lighting ceremony. I also encourage you to participate in the annual Mayor and Council Toy & Food Drive to help those in need this season! Thank you to everyone involved for your dedication and hard work to make such a special and memorable program happen. On behalf of Ajax Council, I wish you a wonderful Holiday season and all the best for 2023.” - Mayor Shaun Collier

Quick Facts

  • Participate in Santa’s Spectacle of Lights Santa Claus Parade on November 26 starting at 6 p.m. followed by a tree lighting ceremony and after party at Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S) and the Ajax Public Library – Main Branch! No registration is required. Learn more at ajax.ca/SCParade.
  • Tickets for the December 8 show with The Fitzgerald’s can be purchased at ajax.ca/SFC for $38 each (HST included; service charge may apply). The performance starts at 7 p.m.
  • The annual Mayor and Council Holiday Toy & Food Drive runs from November 21 – December 5. For drop-off locations, items most in need and the benefitting charities, visit ajax.ca/Drive.
  • It’s a time of celebration and new beginnings at this year’s Family New Year’s Eve Party. This free event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Ajax Community Centre. No registration is required. Learn more at ajax.ca/NYE.

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