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Stratford Christmas Trail

We’re beginning to look a lot like Christmas. You’ll discover unique and individual gift ideas when you stroll our festive streets. We’ve made it easy to kick off your holiday shopping with The Christmas Trail - six gifts for just $30+HST. And because it’s Stratford, be on the lookout for seven swans a swimming.
You can purchase your pass online or stop by Stratford Tourism at 47 Downie Street.

And don’t forget to take a break in one of our many cafes and coffee shops for some freshly roasted coffees, hot cocoa or a hot toddy and wonderful lunches and snacks.

Present one voucher at each of 6 stops to receive your holiday gift. The vouchers and trail are valid until December 20, 2017.

Check out the map to all the trail participants here!

Click below to learn more about participating businesses and a description of their item:

 
Items are as offered, subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Only one voucher per location. HST not included on Pass. No substitutions permitted, however, the business may substitute their offering as required. Limited availability on Monday and Tuesday.
 
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Bard's Steakhouse

27 Market Place
Stratford, ON
519.508.2337
27marketplace.com
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Tuesday to Saturday
11 AM - late


Sunday
11 AM - 8 PM


Monday
closed

steak spice

Bard’s Steakhouse is Stratford’s only modern steakhouse, where casual fine dining meets a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It is this that inspired Bard’s Steakhouse Steak Spice! A mouth-watering blend of gourmet spices and seasonings, the perfect complement of flavours to your steak. Sprinkle generously on your steak, potatoes, or a whole chicken and toss on the grill!  Take home a bottle of this delicious rub on your Christmas trail.

 
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The Barkery! The Healthy Bakery for Dogs

4 George Street West
Stratford, ON
519.273.6311
thebarkey.ca
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Monday to Friday
10 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 4 PM

dog cookies

Your dog will love you even more if you bring home this special treat! No guilt for leaving them at home while you check off that Christmas list. They will be ecstatic to receive this healthy, homemade treat!

At The Barkery, our mission is to provide dogs and dog owners with delicious, nutritious and healthy treats. We are committed to offering a healthy alternative to mass-produced dog treats – which means no added sugar, no corn, no salt and no artificial ingredients. Our treats are so healthy and nutritious tasty you may want to sneak a bite (don’t worry – we won’t tell).

 
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The Artful Badger

98 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.7337
artfulbadger.ca
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November
Tuesday to Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM

December
Tuesday to Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 3 PM

shave cream

Located directly opposite the Avon Theatre, The Artful Badger specializes in classic shaving goods, beard care products, premium grooming supplies, and lifestyle accessories for the modern gentleman. Featuring the best brands from Canada, the USA, and Europe, we have truly unique gifts for the gentlemen on your list. Visit our bricks-and-mortar store at 98 Downie Street in Stratford or shop online at artfulbadger.ca (fast shipping to addresses in Canada and the USA). Christmas Trail participants will receive their choice of either 60ml of our luxurious “Classic Bay Rum” Shave Cream OR 60ml of our all-natural “Fresh Lavender” Beard Oil. Merry Christmas!

 
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Bradshaws & Kitchen Detail

129 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.271.6283
bradshawscanada.com
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November
Monday - Thursday
9:30 AM - 6 PM

Friday
9:30 AM - 8 PM

Saturday
9:30 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 5 PM
 

December
Monday to Friday
9:30 AM - 8 PM

Saturday
9:30 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 5 PM

mulling spices

Bradshaws is now transformed for the holidays! Visit this incredible shopping destination to see elaborate Christmas displays and find unique gifts for everyone on your list that you won’t find everywhere else. Shop in a relaxed and abundant environment where you’ll receive excellent product knowledge and friendly customer service. Bradshaws has been an attraction in Stratford for over 122 years and no visit to Stratford is complete without a stop at this family-run store.  When you visit Bradshaws on the Christmas Trail, you will receive a beautiful Michel Designs vintage tin holiday ornament filled with fragrant mulling spices. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift! Retail value $11.95

 
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Black Angus Bakery & Catering

443 Erie Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.2253
blackangusrestaurant.ca
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Tuesday to Friday
8 AM - 6 PM

Saturday
10 AM - 2 PM

Sunday and Monday
Closed

shortbread

Come in and enjoy the delightful smells and tastes that embody the true essence of Christmas.  Traditional sweet treats and spicy goodness await, as well as fully cooked meals to help ease the holiday rush.  On your Christmas trail, you will receive 1 dozen assorted mini short bread is packaged in a selection of festive containers. Let us become your holiday tradition and year-round destination for all things delicious.

 
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Distinctly Tea

18 York Street 
Stratford, ON
519.271.9978
1.866.326.2221 
distinctlyteastratford.ca
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Monday to Friday
10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday
Noon - 4 PM

Tea tins

Distinctly Tea Stratford offers over 300 teas, herbs, polish pottery and many tea accessories to make your tea easy to enjoy. We also offer a hot tea to go! Perfect to take out on a cold day.
Choose a delicious Christmas blend herbal or a Ceylon spicy black tea on the trail.

 
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JENN & Larry's Brittle & Shakes

49 York Street
Stratford, ON
519.508.4949
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Wednesday
Noon - 6 PM

Thursday and Friday
Noon -  7 PM

Saturday
Noon - 6 PM

Sunday
Noon - 5 PM

Peanut brittle

Deliciously Famous, Jenny’s Peanut Brittle is the must have, melt in your mouth candy on this year’s Christmas Trail. Jenny offers a unique and wide variety of brittles. Use your Christmas trail and receive a decorate package of Supreme Brittle. Delicious Deal: Trail Participants also receive 10% off our amazing Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Float!

Delicious Deal:
Trail Participants also receive 10% off our amazing Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Float!

 
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The British Touch

2210 Huron Road West (Line 34) Hwy 7/8
Shakespeare, ON
519.625.1329
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Monday to Saturday
10 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 5:30 PM

shortbread

Stop by The British Touch on your Christmas Trail and receive Scottish Highland Specialty Shortbread. This classic favourite will be just the treat to go with your festive gathering. This Family Assortment is full of the glorious rich buttery flavour that has made it such a quintessential British tradition for so many years... Enjoy!

 
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Buzz Stop

17 York Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.6768
buzzstop.com

Monday to Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

christmas coffee

Visit Stratford's original gourmet coffee shop. Buzz Stop serves over fifty blends of the world's finest coffee, right here in Stratford!

Make a special stop at Buzz Stop while on the Christmas Trail to receive your quarter-pound bag of Christmas Blend Java freshly roasted coffee beans to brew and enjoy at home! Come on in and let us perk up your day.

 
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Olive Your Favourites 

21 York Street 
Stratford, ON
519.508.1757
oliveyourfavourites.com
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Tuesday to Thursday
10 AM - 5 PM

Friday
10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
Noon - 4 PM

Olive oil bottles

Olive Your Favourites Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Flavoured Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars make great stocking stuffers. Sample and select that perfect flavour combination for the foodies on your list by choosing two mini bottles in festive wrapping. While here, check out our beautiful cutting boards and serving trays; great for gifting too!

 
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Blowes Cards & Gifts

34 Wellington Street
Stratford, ON 
519.271.5712
blowesstationery.com
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Monday to Friday
9 AM - 6 PM

Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM

fudge

Come in and browse in our 100+ year old family run gift store! On the Christmas trail, choose from two flavours of locally made fudge (Gingerbread or Festive Eggnog) from “Nudge, Nudge Fudge”. A delicious way to celebrate the holiday season.

 
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Small-Mart General Mercantile

119 Ontario Street 
Stratford, ON
519.271.6283
small-mart.ca
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Monday to Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM
 

SUNDAY
11 AM - 5 PM

Ugly Xmas Socks

At Small-Mart, we have incredibly retro-inspired and design-driven items to help you find gifts for all your family and friends this holiday season. We are also known for being Stratford’s Stocking Stuffer Head-quarters! Drop in and choose your own pair of Living Royal ankle socks, so you’ll be all decked out for the holiday festivities!

 
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The Spa Near the Tracks 

20 Cooper Street
Stratford, ON   N5A 1X4
519-272-1293
thespanear.ca
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Monday
9 AM – 6 PM

Tuesday to Thursday
9 AM – 8 PM

Friday
9 AM - 6 PM

Saturday
9 AM – 2 PM

sugar scrub

Enjoy esthetics treatments; registered massage therapists & a full hair salon when you stop by the spa. We have made a lovely sugar scrub to take home along with Christmas goodies. Our downtown building is wheelchair access.

 
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Stratford Festival Shop

99 Downie Street
Stratford, ON N5A 1X2
519.271.4040 ext. 5580
stratfordfestival.ca/shop
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Monday to Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 4 PM

Christmas ornaments

Take home a piece of theatre magic with our one-of-a-kind glass-ball ornaments. Each one showcasing an actual costume fabric used in a 2017 Stratford Festival production. These elegant and beautiful keepsakes make great gifts for anyone on your holiday list! Christmas Trail participants have extra reason to be merry: they’ll receive a festive discount of 15% off their purchase.

The Stratford Festival Shop, located downtown beside the Avon Theatre, offers a unique shopping experience not to be missed! Discover our custom clothing, distinctive giftware, original jewellery, Festival mementos, books, music and much more. All purchases directly support the Stratford Festival.

 
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Distill Gallery

96 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.814.9600
distillgallery.com
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Tuesday to Saturday
11 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 4 PM

greeting card

Visit Distill to find imaginative gifts and contemporary designs. Shop for ethically made clothing, eclectic ceramics, distinct jewellery and more! Celebrate the holiday season at Distill – and receive a jolly greeting card of a festive polar bar.

 
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The Flower Shop and More

147 Queen Street East
St. Marys, ON
519.284.1391
theflowershopandmore.com
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Monday to Friday
9 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday
8 AM - 4 PM

Sunday, Nov. 26
Noon - 5 PM

floral arrangement

Christmas is the MOST wonderful time of the year at The Flower Shop and More!!! The moment you step in the door you know the holiday season has arrived with the scent of fresh winter greens and the sparkle of fabulous ornaments and amazing one of a kind gifts!  Our Annual Evening of Appreciation is Thursday, November 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm - plan to join us and have the first look at fresh holiday arrangements and amazing gift ideas! Throughout the holiday season we offer classes to help you create your own holiday arrangements for inside and out!  Another date to mark on your calendar is Sunday, November 26th from 12:00 until 5:00 PM for the Annual Downtown Merchants Christmas Open House!  You will take home a perfect little Christmas Posie Pot when you participate in The Christmas Trail!  Christmas is Golden in St. Marys!

 
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Treasures

151 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.272.1715
treasuresofstratford.com
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From 10 AM

Victorian Christmas cards

We are great friends who have been co-owners of Treasures for fifteen years. As proud supporters of hundreds of gifted local artisans and producers, we are inspired by the fine craftsmanship of the areas Amish, Mennonite and artisan communities, as well as the abundance of other local talent. We have a deep appreciation for all things hand-crafted with skilled hands and artful eyes, and we’re excited to provide a space to showcase local, Canadian and fair-trade creativity from around the world.

At Treasures, even the postcards are designed by us, and printed locally! These beautifully vibrant, nostalgic Victorian Christmas images area a popular item! During the Victorian era, Christmas postcards were the most popular vehicle for conveying holiday wishes, and we think that our vintage postcards just might inspire a return to that wonderful tradition! Receive a beautiful bundle of FIVE Christmas postcards with your trail pass!

 
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The Gentle Rain

30 Rebecca Street
Stratford, ON
519.271.0388
thegentlerain.ca
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Monday to Friday
9 AM - 7 PM

Saturday
9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
10 AM - 5 PM

lotion and balm

Drop by to receive a beautiful combo gift bag of a natural lip balm and a body care miniature by Andalou.  Andalou is staff and customer favourite, a company devoted to creating healthy, environmentally friendly and ethical products for beauty care. They are the first Non-GMO Project Verified beauty brand, the ultimate culmination of many years developing meaningful policy and quality products partnered with their deep commitment to uplifting people and the planet.

 
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Junction 56 Distillery

45 Cambria Street
Stratford, ON
519.305.5535
junction56.ca
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Tuesday to Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday
10:30 AM - 6 PM

Saturday
10:30 AM - 4 PM

steak spice

Junction 56 is serving up a sample and a 50mL take-home bottle of Fireshine Cinnamon Moonshine as part of Stratford’s Christmas Trail. The unique flavour and aroma of Fireshine is achieved by steeping a locally sourced hot cinnamon spice tea blend directly in our moonshine for several days. The end result is a slightly sweet cinnamon liqueur that is brimming with complexity. It is sure to make the perfect stocking stuffer!

Established in Stratford in 2015, Junction 56 Distillery uses only locally grown grains to produce small batch, high quality spirits. Modern distillation techniques create award-winning handcrafted products. Junction 56 offers public and private tours, tastings, event hosting, whisky packages and many other one-of-a-kind products and services.

 
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Resonance

23 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.273.6617
resonancefashion.ca
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Monday to Saturday
10 AM - 5:30 PM

Sunday
Noon - 4 PM

earrings

Stop into Resonance while on the Christmas trail and pick up a pair of stud drop earrings in your choice of black, grey or navy blue. Perfect for yourself, or makes a nice gift with two options of co-ordinating necklaces. Retail value $11.00.  Resonance is a women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories store with a focus on Canadian made and eco friendly brands. European fashions, designer choices and price point driven selections – all in one stop. Free gift wrapping available.

 
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Rocky MTN Chocolate

10 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.272.2807
rockychoc.com
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Daily
10 AM - 5:30 PM

chocolate santa

Enjoy a sense-ational experience upon entering our establishment. Our huge selection of chocolates and treats lets you choose a different pleasure every time you come in for a dip. Stop into see us and receive a handmade milk chocolate Santa Clause while on the Christmas trail.

 
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Samsonite

753 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.271.7962
samsonite.ca
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Monday to Saturday
9 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 5 PM

luggage tag

Established in 2014, Canadian Tourister delivers quality travel products - with a sense of pride. Canadians are a strong breed.  We are passionate about things like our land, our hockey and our maple leaf, and we are not afraid to show it!  That’s why you can show off your Canadian pride with your own Maple Leaf luggage tag. Your friends at Samsonite and American Tourister Canada bring you the quality and durability you expect, in the patterns and styles you will be proud to love. Travel proudly. Travel with Canadian Tourister.

 
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The Spa on Albert

122 Downie Street
Stratford, ON
519.271.0922
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Monday to Thursday
9 AM - 7 PM

Friday
9 AM - 6 PM

Saturday
9 AM - 3 PM

nail polish

Come and choose a Sparitual mini polish for your gift! Sparitual is a vegan polish, free from all the harmful ingredients. 

The Spa on Albert is a full-service Spa, including RMT massage. New this year, we are happy to have Reflexology on our new Spa Menu! Wish you a Joyous Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season! From the staff at The Spa on Albert

 
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Stratford Chefs School Kitchens

136 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON
519.271.1414
stratfordchef.com
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Tuesday to Saturday
3 PM - 5 PM

mixed nuts

Stratford Chefs School is a not-for-profit career college focused on the innovative hands-on training of high quality, aspiring chefs and culinary entrepreneurs. Since 1983 the School has helped to set the standard for excellence in culinary training in Canada, and graduated over 750 apprentices who contribute to the development of a distinctive Canadian cuisine. Visit us and check out our students in action and take home a bag of sweet and spicy mixed nuts. Perfect for the holidays season!

 
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Sun Rayz St. Marys

113 Queen Street East
St. Marys, ON
519.284.4826
sunrayzstmarys.com
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Monday to Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6 PM

Thursday and Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 3 PM

earrings

Sun Rayz is a small family business established in 2009 by the Van Den Berge Family. We strive for outstanding client service with professional, knowledgeable & friendly staff to answer all your tanning and product questions. We offer the following services and products: Tanning, Tanning Accessories, Lotions, Manicure & Pedicure Services, Ear Piercing, Ladies & Men’s Fashions, Swimwear, Purses & Wallets, Sunglasses & Jewellery. We take pride in the cleanliness and upkeep of our salon and equipment and with the commitment of our staff; we work hard to make your Sun Rayz an enjoyable experience.

Choose from a collection of beautiful earrings as our Christmas gift to you, and 10% off any in-store purchase!

 
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Village Craft and Candle Inc.

158 Queen Street East
St. Marys, ON
519.284.9900
vccandle.com
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Monday to Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursday and Friday
9:30 AM - 6 PM

Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM

Sunday
Noon - 4 PM

pine cone fire starters

Stop by Village Craft and Candle’s retail location to pick up a bouquet of three large pine cone fire starters! Each bundle contains one red, white and green pine cone. Collection comes wrapped and is perfect for gift giving or keep it for yourself! Handmade here in St. Marys Ontario! There are hundreds of fragrances available in store, an antique safe with the code displayed – try to crack it if you can! Try our vintage candy, money candles, and le us wrap your gifts – for free. There are hundreds of ornaments adorning our seven (yes seven!) Christmas trees, you can pick your favourites right off their branches. Village Craft and Candle is a must see when downtown St. Marys.

 
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Wills & Prior

22 Wellington Street
Stratford, ON
519.273-0202
willsandprior.com
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Monday to Thursday
10 AM - 6 PM

Friday
10 AM - 8 PM

Saturday
10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday
11 AM - 5 PM
(extended hours in December)

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WILLS & PRIOR offers a unique combination of new finds and vintage treasures for the home. Shop for rugs, lighting, art and plenty of special finishing touches and gifts within an inspiring and inviting store environment. Stop by to pick up your festive Swedish sponge cloth on the Christmas trail! The sponge cloth has been a staple in Swedish kitchens for over 60 years and can absorb 15x its own weight in liquid. These eco-friendly sponge cloths will clean all kitchen and bath surfaces without streaking. The cellulose-cotton composition is 100% biodegradable and can be thrown away with compostable waste.

 

“Stratford itself is the type of walkable wholesome town Rodgers and Hammerstein might write a musical about.”

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