11 Ways to Show Some Local Love this Winter
We might not be able to travel far and wide this year, but we can still celebrate the holidays together. We’ve put together a few great ways to stay connected with family and friends this season, in-person and online. From enchanting light shows to cookie making and holiday markets, there is something for everyone. Take a look at our collection of all the best things to see, do, and gift this season.
WHAT TO SEE
Cue the lights! Transport yourself to a magical wonderland filled with festival holiday decor without leaving your bubble!
Journey into Enchantment, In-person
November 20 – January 7
Experience the magic of more than a million lights at the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, Ontario. You’ll encounter dazzling animated displays, music shows, simulated starburst fireworks lights, and a spectacular tunnel along the 1.6 km route. Grab your tickets here.
Winter Festival of Lights, In-person
November 14- January 10
WHAT TO DO
Wondering how to keep busy this holiday season? Tap into some of these great ideas on how to get creative with family at home or show off your creations virtually.
Baking Cookies with Santa Online, Livestream
December 17 at 6:30 PM
Together At Home for the Holidays, Digital Recording
Jumblies Theatre, Livestream
December 16 at 6-8PM
WHAT TO GIFT
The time for gift-giving is just a couple of weeks away! Send a quality handmade gift to your friends and family, and consider supporting a local artist or arts organization this season. Here are a couple of holiday markets that you can find online, or in-person:
One of a Kind Show: Online Winter Show, Online
October 22 -December 20
Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair, Online
November 30 – December 25
For over 40 years, the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) has been hosting the Glebe Craft & Artisan Fair and 2020 isn’t stopping them. Check out their online catalogue showcasing the skilled members of the local arts and crafts community in Ottawa. They will also be featuring a weekly raffle on their Facebook page.
Feature Image: Bingemans Gift of Lights