Southwestern Ontario's Christmas Town

To Quote Dresden Shines "We’re back and ready to transform into Southwestern Ontario’s Christmas Town!"

This Holiday season we invite you to make...


Many FREE, local, family-oriented, self-guided activities to choose from in November & December including:

THURSDAYS, NOVEMBER 18-DECEMBER 23. Selected businesses Open Late until 8 Thursday Nights for evening shopping. Lights, Music and more.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27. DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET, 3-8 pm. Vendors, music, lights, delicious cuisine.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS: Rotary Storybook Trail is located in Rotary Park. Illumination Tour (self-guided), and lots of other family-friendly activities throughout Dresden.


Shop from your favourite downtown Dresden stores and enjoy the lights, music & fun as #dresdenshines while you "Explore Dresden"!


DRESDEN BIA INVITES YOU TO ENTER TO WIN MERCHANDISE PRIZES AT DOWNTOWN STORES from participating BIA Member Shops! This Christmas much more than $500.00 in total Merchandise or Gift Certificate Prizes Will Be Awarded to Lucky Winners.

Shop Often and Enter Often

Downtown Dresden Businesses Are Open Late

Every Thursday Night!

  *PLEASE NOTE: In order to help with your Christmas Shopping when you click on the "Underscored Business Names" you will be re-directed to their website, Facebook page, or community service page.  

 Dresden Shines Christmas Night Market is November 27th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!!
We're Decking The Halls with lots of Quality Jewellery and Giftware to make your Christmas sparkle! A 68-year old, second generation Dresden business. Your Diamond Experts with best prices on Canadian diamond jewellery and rings.
Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!!
Visit McKellar's of Dresden for beautiful Christmas wreaths, swags, gift baskets and more.
"Big Enough to Serve You...
Small Enough to Care!
McKELLAR'S FLOWERS & GIFTS 455 St. George St. Phone 519-683-4368.
Southwestern Ontario's Christmas Town!!
Brighter Together This Christmas!!
Create a Little Holiday Magic when you shop Dresden Foodland. Easy and festive entertaining with help from the Dresden Foodland team. Try out some new appetizers, dinners and desserts from Foodland. We are a full
service Grocery Store that strives to delivery Quality Customer Service. Locally owned and operated by Trevor Authier and Mark de Haas, Gary & Dina Edwards,
Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!!
Dresden Plate & Quilt Shop Downtown Dresden
Phone 519-6834244.
Downtown Dresden.
Store Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10 to 4--Saturday 10 to 3.
Look to us for Quilt and Paint Supplies, Longarm, Classes, and Custom Work. We also stock a strong variety of Cotton Fabrics.
Shelly Strain, Owner/Operator
Phone 519-683-4244.
We have a large selection of hand-painted home decor items & furniture, upcycled & re-purposed items, as well as unique vintage finds. DIY Corner-unfinished pieces, decor hardware & vintage accents. FUSION Mineral Paint & Waxes, Stencils. Plus Milk Paint by Fusion. This Holiday season we invite you to make Dresden your Christmas Destination.
Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!!
The Dresden BIA welcomes you to Think-Shop-Buy and Eat Local today and often. With Christmas shopping now in full bloom we invite you take a break at GODFATHERS in downtown, Dresden to enjoy a pizza slice, sub or any of our other great menu selections plus a cold or hot drink. Take-out service call... Godfathers at 519-683-4633.
This Holiday Season make Dresden your Thursday night destination! Select downtown merchants are Open Late ‘Til 8 every Thursday from November 18 through December 23!
Take in the festive atmosphere of Dresden Shines!
Challenges! Giveaways! Music! Shopping! Food! Hot Beverages! Surprises!
Wow!!! What an amazing night!!!
A huge thank you to the Downtown Dresden Night Market organizers and volunteers- you set the bar high and surpass it every time! 🎄
To the community of Dresden- you have embraced the Night Market and Dresden Shines. The whole town is brimming with Christmas Cheer! ❄
We are not done.. the Illumination tour will run the month of December and our Dresden Kinsmen Santa Parade is Dec 11th. Visit our website for more activities happening this season. 🎅
All of our delicious dog treats are gluten free, dairy free, organic, GMO free and made with human grade ingredients.
Our flavors include:
Peanut Butter Pumpkin
Sweet Potato & Bacon
Apple & Carrot (Vegan)
Doggie Breath Mints (Vegan)
Also check out our amazing Nose & Paw Balm
This revolutionary formula rapidly hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration better than any other balm, cream or lotion!
Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas Shop Exprezzionz'z Christmas packages!! Click the underlined type above to go to our FB Page and Christmas Features: We offer Gift Certificates of course for a variety of packages with varied prices from now until Christmas.
Our holiday pedicure goodness are back!!!
We are featuring our gingerbread pedicure with Tophers ginger smell 🙂!!!
Book your pedicure today!!
Gingerbread spa pedi delight $50.00
Treats included:)
Exprezzionz Salon, Spa, & Boutique Dresden! 683-2828
Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!!
HERE`S HOW at Dresden Home Hardware!
Let us help you decorate with Fresh live Christmas Trees & Holiday Decor. Christmas Lights and Toys. Here's How with expert advice at Dresden Home Hardware. Home Gift Cards are always popular, get yours today.
Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!!
Southwestern Ontario's Christmas Town
Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!!
Union Block Bakery-Dresden. Gift Certificates make a great stocking stuffer as do our decorated cookies- and yes you can pre-order now by calling 519-683-3000. We offer All manner of sweet and savoury baked goods- pies, cakes, tarts, cookies, squares, breads, rolls, cinnamon buns, quickbreads, specialty breads. Dresden Shines Brighter Together This Christmas!! We are open Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-8
Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-3

South or North of downtown Dresden you'll find more happy places to shop or eat!

Have a wonderful time as you Christmas Shop all the unique stores, shops & boutiques in beautiful Dresden. Follow us on Facebook and watch for our pop-up contests. Oh yes, and be sure to visit us at the Dresden Track Kitchen to enjoy amazing food, fun, friends, & family. We are breakfast and lunch specialists, open daily from 6.a.m to 1 p.m. P 519-683-4391
Dresden Meat Packers for Quality Products. 683-2585 "A Cut Above the Rest"
Dresden Meat Packers is both a butcher shop and a retail shop all in one. We strive to provide you with the freshest products possible. We achieve this by only selling quality locally-sourced goods. All of our meat, pickled products, bakery goods, etc. are raised, grown, or produced within 50 km of Dresden. Come and see why we are a cut above the rest. Thank you for making Dresden your Christmas Destination this year. May we suggest you order your Christmas Turkey and Hams early to avoid disappointment. Look to us for Fresh and Frozen Meats, Variety Freezer Packs, Bright's Cheese, Deli Meats and Appetizers. Frozen Campbell's Soups, Frozen Vegetables, Desserts and much much more.
DNR Outdoor Power Equipment
We love everything about it, from the story of the birth of Jesus to joyous Christmas music, the happiness and goodwill born from the festive season. We also delight in prepping our float for the Kinsmen Santa Claus Stationary Parade! And, OBTW If you're looking for Christmas Gift ideas visit DNR Outdoor Power Equipment, we have spectacular ideas from the makers of these great outdoor power companies...
Cub Cadet Outdoor Power Equipment, Exmark Mowers, Troy-Bilt Outdoor Power Equipment, Stihl, Echo, Echo Bearcat. Honda Engine, Kawasaki Engine, Kohler Engine. Sales, Rentals, Parts, Service.
We’re so excited that the Night Market is returning to Dresden & CK! This year’s Christmas Night Market will be a bit different, but you can still expect to see:
-Downtown businesses open late
-Lots of local vendors
-Food trucks & snack vendors
-Christmas Lights & music
-Family friendly activities as part of Dresden Shines
See you on Saturday, November 27th from 3-8pm at the Dresden
The news you've all been waiting for! The Neighbourhood Cup is back! What’s better than a little intra-town fun friendly competition?
Get your neighbours together and illuminate!
Rumour has it that last year’s winners- Candy Cane Lane- have already started plotting their strategy to win it all again! Entry deadline Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. by email to or drop off at McKellar's Flowers & Gifts.