Some of the best places to shop, dine, and play in Brampton for the holidays and beyond

Published December 23, 2021 at 3:15 pm

The holidays are finally upon us, and there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate in Brampton, with holiday gifts, delicious food, and fun.

That’s why the Brampton Board of Trade is encouraging all residents to support local with their Ready in Brampton campaign. This city truly has it all, and when you shop locally you’re strengthening the community you live in!

For even more incentive, residents who shop locally could win a $50 gift card to Bramalea City Centre, Shopper’s World or Downtown Brampton. To enter the contest, snap a pic of yourself or family/friends enjoying any of Brampton’s great businesses (in person or takeout at home) and tag #readybrampton on Instagram.

Here are just some of the best businesses and places to spend time in Brampton:


Brampton is home to some of the best stores and shopping centres in the country! Safety precautions are in place, including delivery and curbside pickup, so you can shop worry-free.

  • Bramalea City Centre: One of the country’s largest indoor malls, located east of Highway 410 on Queen Street. The mall over 1.5 million square feet and more than 300 stores ranging from fashion to food to fun.
  • Shopper’s World: Your “world next door” with over 165 shops and services to fit your everyday shopping needs.
  • Downtown Brampton: Brampton’s most vibrant business and shopping district, with some of the city’s best known businesses, parks, and exciting events happening year round.
  • Restyle Boutique: A unique shopping experience with trendy consignment fashion for women and kids, locally sourced gifts, wellness workshops, and more, all under one roof.


  • Al’s Barbershop: Popular barber shop for men, offering haircuts, shaves, grooming and colouring.



Hungry? Check out some of these restaurants for indoor dining (with some restrictions) or takeout to enjoy at home.


  • J Red and Co: A modern resto with splashy décor and a menu featuring wood-fired pizzas, hamburgers, cocktails and a variety of shareables.
  • Das Brezel Haus: Popular pretzel shop in the heart of Downtown Brampton. The menu includes their signature pretzel, Philly soft style, white chocolate, dark chocolate and more.
  • The Keg: One of Brampton’s best steakhouses and bars, with locations downtown and at Bramealea City Centre.
  • The Food Quotient: Takeout and delivery restaurant specializing in healthy vegan, plant-based and halal food options


  • Mandarin: One of Ontario’s most popular Chinese buffets, with multiple locations in Brampton.



Explore, create, and have fun in Brampton.

  • Gage Park: Enjoy skating and other fun activities at this downtown park or at any of the city’s numerous other outdoor facilities.
  • Crock a Doodle: Bright and cheerful studio offering pottery painting for all ages.



Get in shape and work on that New Year’s Resolution, or be productive and get some work done.

  • Heart and Hustle Fitness: Community-oriented gym with a focus on functional fitness – preparing your muscles for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports.


  • Goodlife Fitness: The largest health club company in Canada, with multiple gyms and locations in Brampton.
  • Impact Fitness: This gym’s programming promises incredible transformations in just 12 weeks.
  • RE/MAX: One of Canada’s leading real estate organizations, helping residents in Brampton and beyond buy and sell their home.
  • The Printing House: Get everything you need printed or produced: Brochures, direct mail, books, business cards, t-shirts, hats, packaging, décor, and more.
  • HopIn Technologies: Software company that designs solutions around transportation and mobility barriers facing companies and organizations.


This holiday season and beyond, shop and support local. Whether you want to shop, dine, work or play – it’s all ready in Brampton!

Ready in Brampton is brought to you by the Brampton Board of Trade.

For more information, contact BBOT or follow their FacebookInstagram and Twitter, and be sure to visit your local merchants, restaurants and other businesses for news, contests, special offers and more.

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