Have a Holly Jolly Christmas in Ottawa

SavvyMom November 28, 2016
alight_at_night_ottawa

We’re in the home stretch of the holiday season and things may feel a little frantic right now. But before we know it, all the parties will be over, the presents unwrapped and the festive dinners eaten. And the kids will still be home from school.

Luckily, the Christmas season in Ottawa brings plenty of opportunity for good family fun, and we’re rounding up our faves.

Our top pick is Alight at Night, the annual Christmas celebration at Upper Canada Village. The heritage buildings are gorgeous lit up with thousands of lights, and our kids just love the light show coordinated to music at the town hall. Grab a hot chocolate, take a horse and buggy ride, or best of all, join in the carol sing-a-long in the old church. It’s a quiet, beautiful evening that’s well worth the travel—throw a blanket or two in the car for sleepyheads on the ride home.

It wouldn’t feel like Christmas in Ottawa without an outdoor skate! If the canal isn’t open yet, there are still plenty of great options. The Rink of Dreams at City Hall is already open for skaters—a pretty little spot right in the downtown core open from 8 am to 11 pm daily. There’s even a warm changing hut, perfect for keeping little toes happy. And if you can’t quite make it downtown, remember there are refrigerated rinks and changing huts at Ben Franklin Place and the new Landsdowne Park complex, too.

There’s so much more to do in town—celebrate the season with these other enchanting Ottawa activities.

 

 

Tagged under: ,,,,,,,

Category:

0 SHARES

Similar Related Posts:

  • Guide_to_Feb

    Ottawa: The Savvy Guide to February

    We're packing a whole lot of love into this short little month with Valentine's Day and a long Family Day weekend. We're also getting ready to cheer on our Canadian athletes in Sochi. There is much to do so get ready with our guide to Feb.

  • ottawa_canal_sized
    • No Category
    • April 8, 2016

    How to Stay Sane During the Hols

    The holiday are here. Once the novelty of hanging around in your pyjamas has worn off, you'll find this quintessential list of the 13 best places to take the kids in Ottawa to be your new bible.

  • kidsplayinginthesnow
    • No Category
    • April 8, 2016

    A Time to Play

    February in Ottawa can be the best month for making the most of winter. Here's what's going on around town for Family Day weekend.

  • AugustGuide1
    • No Category
    • April 8, 2016

    Ottawa: The Savvy Guide to August

    If you can’t beat it (the August heat that is), you can at least join in and take advantage of all this month has to offer with our Savvy Guide to August.