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Stratford’s ON for LIGHTS ON

Downtown Stratford is STAYING OPEN LATE on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th!!! With an exciting contest and Lights On Stratford…

EXCITING NEWS!! The dazzling Lights On Stratford has announced the extension of their third-annual Winter Festival of Lights. Lights On Stratford is extending its last weekend in January to include two more evenings and will run until the 29th.

MORE EXCITING NEWS!! Destination Stratford, Lights On Stratford, and we at Downtown Stratford BIA are collaborating with storefronts across the city to create STRATFORD’S ON by having businesses stay open late on both Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th.

As part of this, we are launching a STRATFORD’S ON contest on Instagram that includes $250 Downtown Dollars for one lucky person AND an additional $250 Downtown Dollars to the downtown business they visited and tagged during the final weekend of Lights On, on either the 27th or 28th.

CONTEST DETAILS/How to enter: Friday afternoon at 5pm an “official contest post” will go up on our Instagram account That post is where you will enter by tagging all the participating businesses you go into Friday/Saturday 5-10pm. ⁠ It will be that easy. Win $500 (half for you, half for them). ⁠Not on Instagram? Email your entry to [email protected] instead. We will announce the winner (and be in touch) Monday!

Over 60 local businesses (listed below) have committed to keeping their doors open late for STRATFORD’S ON. All businesses are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you are a business and would like to join in please contact [email protected]

The final weekend of Lights On Stratford promises to deliver a unique Stratford experience that celebrates the season and local businesses. For a list of participating businesses staying OPEN LATE, see below.

⭐️ RETAIL staying open LATE – including Stratford’s ON features/specials:

  • Ande | Open until 8pm Friday
  • Apt. 6 Apothecary | 15% off all items 6-9pm
  • Blowes Cards and Gifts | Open until 8pm Friday and until 6pm Saturday
  • Bradshaws
  • Carman’s Camera (Friday only)
  • Centre Stage (Friday only)
  • Corner Store Candy Co. | discounts
  • Daisies and Doilies | 10% off everything, FREE gift with purchase over $40
  • Dale & Company (open until 8pm)
  • F!NDS | 15% discount and live saxophone music
  • Grace the Boutique | special offers, discounts
  • Got. It. Made. (open until 7 FRIDAY ONLY) | shop to enter to win $100 store credit draw
  • Kinna Sohna | special offers
  • Little Green Grocery | $1 off drip coffee
  • Lucky Chance Studio | special offers
  • MacLeods Scottish Shop I special offers, warm refreshments
  • Matilda Swanson Art Gallery | special offers, discounts, artists on premises
  • Miss Sophies
  • NEOB Lavender | Lavender chocolate samples, special offers, discounts, draws, warm beverages
  • Pistolnik
  • Poppin Kettle Corn | 10% off discount
  • Resonance (open until 8pm)
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company (open until 8pm)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • The Den Hobby & Gifts + The Den Sequel (open 8pm Friday ONLY) | no tax
  • White-Balmer Shoes (open until 9pm)

⭐️ RESTAURANTS open LATE – including Stratford’s ON features/specials:

  • Alley Cat Cat Cafe | special on drinks/snacks
  • Balzac’s Coffee
  • Bentley’s
  • Bijou (open until 8:30pm)
  • Black Swan Brewery (open until 9pm)
  • Bluebird (open until 12am)
  • Boar’s Head
  • Bowl Bar
  • Braai House
  • Braaibar
  • Brch & Wyn | $1 off drip coffee
  • Burrito Guyz | burrito & pop special feature
  • Cafe Bouffon | LOS prix fixe 3-course
  • Coffee Culture | Open until 9pm Friday and Saturday
  • El Cactus Taco Shop (open until 9pm) | ceviche, duck confit/mole taco, 4 marg bundle
  • Elizabeth. (open until 10pm)
  • Fellinis
  • Fosters Inn | Happy Hour 4-6, $10 apps/drinks special
  • Full House Bar & Grill | 27th – DJ / Jan 28th, Latin dance night at 7:30 pm
  • Gene’s
  • Gilly’s Pubhouse (open until 2am)
  • Gino’s Pizza
  • Heritage Hops Brew Co. | $4 “It’s Noon Somewhere” lager pours
  • La Diperie
  • Lovage
  • Mercer Hall | Hotel room stay discount offer
  • Mone Thai
  • Pazzo Pizzeria
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken
  • Raja
  • revel (open late ’til 8 – Thurs + FRIDAY ONLY) | 2 special bevies + fun sparkly pastries
  • Rockwell Lounge | LOS cocktail
  • Sirkel Foods (open FRIDAY ONLY)
  • Stratford Thai Cuisine
  • The HUB | LOS cocktail
  • The Livery Yard | The Glow Up warm beverage, House Plant & Seed Swap Jan 27th
  • The Parlour Inn
  • The Planet Diner | special LOS meal
  • Tuque Shawarma
  • Twice the Deal Pizza
  • Whatever 75 Pollo Morta, Burger Queen, Pie Hole (open until 8pm)

⭐️ Destination Stratford office will be open late as a warming station including an accessible public washroom

For more info on Lights On Stratford Festival of Lights head to their website at

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