The quaint town of Stratford is a wonderful place to spend the day or the weekend away in Ontario. A cultural mecca full of great places to explore, the winter season makes for a perfect time to visit the charming town of Stratford. Spend your wintertime in Stratford by taking part in your favourite things to do and see in our festive town. Nestled in Southwestern, Ontario, Stratford is a hub for foodies, theatregoers and those who are passionate about all the sights, sounds and smells that define a fantastic holiday season.
See all the great things to do and see in Stratford during the chilly winter season.
Explore Stratford’s Great Food and Drink Trails
Stratford is a culinary haven in Southwestern Ontario and a must-see for craft beer connoisseurs and foodies alike. Take part in some of the great food and drink trails throughout our great town:
Stratford Bacon & Ale Trail
What could be better than a mixture of everyone’s favourite meat and beverage? Nothing, and that’s why this brewery tour is one of the most popular wintertime activities in Stratford. Choose five stops on a self-guided tour of different restaurants and retail locations and get to know the tastier side of Stratford.
Each stop will offer you a delicious ode to the coupling of beer and bacon. Plus, you’ll get to meet the brains behind these beautiful combinations, as our chefs and brewers warmly welcome you to each stop.
Stratford’s Chocolate Trail
Take part in a self-guided tour of Stratford’s greatest chocolate creations. There are countless businesses that participate in this chocolatey adventure, including Rheo Thompson, Black Swan Brewing Co. and Rocky Mtn Chocolate.
At each stop, you’ll be offered a chocolate treat and welcome to try anything else available on the menu – or in-store – dependent on whether you only have a sweet tooth or want to try something savoury.
Explore Stratford Winterfest
What started as a great one-day event has now become an annual winter tradition in Stratford for over twenty years. The Stratford Winterfest is a multi-day winter festival that takes place in January and features a number of exciting events, activities and displays that the whole family will enjoy. Bundle up, gather the family and head to Stratford this January for a day of winter family fun.
Visit the Stratford Slow Food Market
If you’re visiting Stratford during the winter months, be sure to include a visit to the Stratford Slow Food Market. This great local market is a must-see all year-round, and the winter season is no exception. From early November until the end of April, this indoor market takes place inside the Festival Square at 10 Downie Street from 10am to 1pm.
Explore Downtown Stratford Shops and the Market Square
When it comes to winter, the whole of Stratford comes together to ensure our visitors feel warmly welcomed – no matter how cold it may be. Spend the weekend shopping in Stratford’s shops where you’ll find unique gift ideas and great treats for yourself.
The Market Square is a wonderful place to have a drink and walk hand-in-hand with your loved ones, as you enjoy the festive lights and light-hearted winter atmosphere our community enjoys creating.
Plan your winter getaway and book your Stratford accommodations at the centrally-located Parlour Inn – the perfect place to warm up and make your spirits bright.