Two popular downtown Milton winter events combine into one big one

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Published June 15, 2023 at 4:42 pm

A pair of popular downtown winter events are teaming up and the Town of Milton is offering some financial help.

The Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area is joining forces with the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation to combine Holidayfest with Miracle on Main Street.

The DMBIA’s Holidayfest has run for five years and TJSF’s Miracle on Main Street has been around for 14. The partnership will see a single, expanded, enhanced and coordinated winter event to downtown Milton.

The goal to advance the economic mandate of the DMBIA and the charitable work of the TJSF will be maintained.

According to the motion put forward by Ward 1 councillor Kristina Tesser Derksen, the two organizations are a little short of the financial resources to cover the entire cost.

She wants the Town of Milton to contribute $38,000 to support the new event. She proposes the funding come from the Town’s 2023 Operating Budget and be replaced by Ontario Lottery Corporation proceeds.

The rest of the event will be paid for by the Singh family for $23,000 and the DMBIA for $18,000.

The motion will be discussed at Monday’s Town Council meeting.

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