Flavours of Fall

Flavours of Fall is a market style kick-off to fall event. It is the first event in a series of events being organised for the Oakville community to come together and celebrate fall and the holiday season. 

Milan Bowie, the marketing manager of Downtown Oakville Business Management Area says that “the aim (of the events) is to feature the fall fashion and the fall flavours. The events are organised and funded by local downtown businesses to thank the community for their constant support.” 

25 local restaurants, bakeries and cafes offered special fall menu from 5th-31st October.

“For so many Canadians, fall is easily the best time of year, including me of course. With nature’s incredible changing colours, the pumpkin-spiced-everything, Halloween and holiday season right around the corner, what’s not to love?! These small events are our way of bringing the community together once in a while and making memories.”

– Milan Bowie, Marketing Manager (DOBMA)

Flavours of Fall was held in the Towne Square in Downtown Oakville on 5th October. Stalls were set up by local businesses that offered free samples to the visitors. Free tarot card readings and painting workshops were also organised. A live band played jazz music to set the mood for fall and the holiday season.

Here’s a sneak peak into the Flavours of Fall event.

The next event was a Halloween event held on 31st October. Tiny Tots on Parade was organised in the Centennial Square, Downtown Oakville. Kids dressed up in their scary costumes showed up with their parents for the costume contest which was followed by a parade and trick-or-treating at the local businesses.

Like every year, the Tree Lighting Ceremony took place on 15th November in Centennial Square. It was as beautiful as ever.

The Tree Lighting Ceremony was followed by the most awaited event – the Santa Claus Parade which took place the next day. The theme for this year’s parade was Things We Do at Christmas Time. Like any other year the parade attracted thousands of spectators as it made its way through downtown core  with marching bands, costumed characters, floats and of course, the jolly old man himself. The parade also raised donations for a number of charities in cash and kind. The Oakville Santa Claus Parade has been delighting the young and those young at heart for 70 years.

And finally, the Christmas Cheer will be held on 31st November, marking an end to the Flavours of Fall event series. The day would include carolling, horse-drawn carriage rides with Santa and maple taffy. Plus, a 3D illuminated ornament has been added (located in Centennial Square) to help visitors capture beautiful memories.

Here’s a Christmas playlist to get you ready for the holidays. Merry Christmas!

Shivyoshita Sood
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Shivyoshita Sood

Shivyoshita is an aspiring journalist from India. She is currently studying Journalism New Media at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.

Shivyoshita moved to Canada in September 2019 and loves it here!

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