Picturesque village

This small Ontario town is a ‘mini Hollywood’ for heartwarming Christmas movies

Winter walk

Price: Free

When: Until January 7, 2022

Address: Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: Sparks Street has turned into a sparkling trail where you can see Christmas trees and illuminated exhibits.


Magic of lights

Price: $ 20 + per vehicle

When: November 19, 2021 – January 8, 2022

Address: 411 Corkstown Road, Ottawa, ON

Why you must go: In this spectacular driving event, you can enter tunnels of light and see nearly a million lights.


Ottawa Christmas Market

Price: Free entry

When: Friday to Sunday from November 26 to December 19, more from December 20 to 22

Address: Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza at Lansdowne, Marché Way, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: There is so much to see and do at this holiday market, like shopping for gifts, seeing all the amazing light shows, visiting the giant Christmas tree, and toasting the holiday season with it. a cup of mulled wine.


Ian’s Christmas Adventure Park

Price: $ 10 entry per person (free if you buy a tree)

When: November 20 to December 24, 2021

Address: 804, chemin Richmond, Beckwith, ON

Why you need to go: Here you cut your own Christmas tree, explore their candy cane alley, and watch holiday movies like Alone at home and Elf.


Enchanted Holiday Route

Price: $ 40 per vehicle

When: December 1 to 23 (some nights)

Address: 6336 Fallowfield Rd., Stittsville, ON

Why You Must Go: While staying warm in your vehicle, you can explore eight vacation-themed areas that will get you into the Christmas spirit.


Savoyard Christmas

Price: 💸💸

When: December 1 to 24, 2021

Address: 334 Richmond Road, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: While surrounded by holiday decor, you can sip holiday cocktails like a Nogtini with your friends.


Christmas lights across Canada

Price: Free

When: December 8, 2021 to January 7, 2022

Address: Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: This winter, there’s a new 15-minute screening show on Parliament Hill that you can watch for free.


A rustic Christmas at night

Price: $ 30 per vehicle

When: December 4 – December 30, 2021

Address: 7893, chemin Bleeks, Ottawa, ON

Why You Must Go: At Saunders Farm, you can explore their holiday event behind the wheel, then get out of your vehicle to visit the market, where you can purchase a Christmas tree and seasonal treats.


Lit at night

Price: $ 15 per person

When: November 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Address: 13740, county road. 2, Morrisburg (Ontario)

Why you must go: It’s worth the trip to see over a million lights turning Upper Canada Village into a colorful wonderland.


Trees of hope

Price: Free

When: November 30, 2021 – January 3, 2022

Address: 1, rue Rideau, Ottawa, ON

Why you must go: For a scene worthy of a holiday fairy tale, you can visit the Ottawa Castle to see all the Christmas trees in the lobby.


Sipping Santa Claus

Price: 💸

When: from November 30

Address: The Standard Luxury Tavern, 360 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: If you want to spend the vacation on a beach, you won’t want to miss this Christmas bar that has tons of tropical cocktails.


Christmas in Vieux-Aylmer

Price: Free

When: November 26-28 and December 3-5, 2021

Address: 120, rue Principale, Gatineau, QC

Why you have to go: This adorable market looks like a holiday postcard. During your visit, you can buy delicious treats and finish your holiday shopping.


Candlelight: Holiday Special

Price: $ 30 + per person

When: December 11-22, 2021

Address: First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: You can listen to classic Christmas carols at this magical candlelit concert.


In Ontario, a vaccination passport is required to access certain events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

In Quebec, a vaccination passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.

Before you go, check out our Responsible Travel Guide to be informed, be safe, be smart and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.