By: Serge Guenette
Top 5 Family Activities in Ottawa this Christmas
TAGS: CHRISTMAS, OTTAWAY, FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Christmas is days away, which means it’s time to think about fun and magical activities for the whole
family to enjoy. From colourful bright lights strung throughout the city to cosy virtual events you can
view from the comfort of your couch, Ottawa is filled with family-friendly activities to help get your
family in the holiday spirit.
Here are five to get you started.
- Saunders Farm Christmas: Head to the farm during the evening
for A Country Christmas Drive-Through experience through the farm and forest. Afterwards, you can
visit the night patio and Farm Shop for mulled wine, craft beers, hot drinks, seasonal treats and
Beavertails for purchase. There are also precut Christmas trees, homemade wreaths and unique gifts.
Dates: Daily from 5 p.m. until Jan. 3. Tickets must be bought in advance.
- Magic of Lights: If you are out towards the west end of
Ottawa, be sure to stop in to view the beautiful Magic of Lights display at Wesley Clover Parks.
From holiday scenes and famous characters to digital animation displays of extraordinary LED lights,
you and your family will be entertained as you drive through this display in the comfort of your
Location: Wesley Clover Parks
Dates: Daily from 5 p.m. until Jan. 9
- Taffy Lane Street of Lights: Over the years, Taffy Lane in
Orléans has grown to be one of the most popular neighbourhoods at Christmas time, with stunning
displays of over 13,000 LED lights for everyone to view on foot or by car. If you haven’t had a
chance to view these lights, make sure to add it to your list!
Location: Taffy Lane, Orléans
Dates: Each day after 5pm, until Jan. 1
- Christmas Lights in Canada: From the comfort of your home, you
can experience IllumiNATION; a virtual show taking you across Canada to discover and witness
performances from Canadian talents and artists.
Location: Virtual Event
Dates: Until Jan. 7
- Trees of Hope for CHEO: Trees of Hope, held at the Fairmont
Château Laurier, has moved online this year and created a virtual voting event for everyone to enjoy
from the comfort of their homes. On top of being able to view and vote for your favourite decorated
trees, you have an opportunity to give back and make a difference by donating to CHEO.
Location: Virtual Event
Dates: Until Jan. 4
Although some events have moved fully online and others have been cancelled all together due to the
pandemic, this list offers lots of joy and fun for the whole family. Use this holiday season to spend
time with your loved ones in your social circle and appreciate your safety, your friends, and your