December brings a slew of incredible traditional Christmas events for families.

Holiday Markets

Nov 18th -30 Christmas Craft Market, Manotick  Website

Nov 30-Dec 3  The Canadian Museum of History Christmas Market Website

Dec 1-2  Carp Farmers’ Market Christmas Market  Website


Dec 2  Cumberland Farmers’ Market Christmas Market Website

 Dec 9 North Gower Farmers’ Christmas Market Website

Dec 2-23 Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Christmas market Website

       Dec 16 Metcalfe Christmas Market   Website


December brings a slew of incredible traditional

Christmas events for families.

Nov 24 – Dec 17

Vintage Village of Lights

Explore traditions from days gone by in an enchanted setting! Family activities in the Vintage Village include crafts, wagon rides, hot chocolate, and more! Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road

Nov 30 – Dec 1

Casselman Christmas Festival    Casselman comes alive with plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, from the Santa Run to the Christmas Market.

Dec 1

Ottawa Welcomes the World: Romania

The day will feature artistic performances by Marțișor Orchestra from Montreal, art, heritage and literature exhibitions, gastronomy, special activities for children aimed at offering them a glimpse into the history and culture of our part of Europe, as well as a display of the Romanian Christmas and winter traditions.

Dec 1 – 10

Aylmer Santa Claus parade and Christmas Market

Year after year, this brightly lit parade in the Aylmer sector attracts crowds from all around the region! It leaves the corner of Principale and Front at 7 p.m., and ends at the Galeries Aylmer.

Dec 1 – 23

Handmade Fun at the Children’s Museum: Owl Ornaments

Have a hoot making your own adorable owl ornament from pinecones and colourful craft supplies. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays until 7 p.m. December 24, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dec 1 – 23

Alight at Night

Almost a million lights adorn this historic site: horse-drawn wagon rides, shop at the Village Store, and dine at the Harvest Barn. Upper Canada Village.

Dec 2 – 23  

Christmas Craft-ernoons (weekends only)

Get into the holiday spirit with us and drop in to a Christmas Craft-ernoons weekends in December Crafts are available on the first floor by donations and are ideal for young and young at heart crafters. The permanent exhibition is included with $1.50 admission to the 2nd and 3rd floor. Bytown Museum.

Dec  2 – Mar 4 

SENS Rink of Dreams

Enjoy free ice skating on a refrigerated ice surface 7 days a week from 8am to 11pm. Skate rentals and skate sharpening is available at the Rink of Dreams on weekends. Ottawa City Hall.

Dec 3

Christmas Carols at Sunset

Sing along with the Manotick Brass Ensemble to your favourite Christmas Carols, while enjoying a hot chocolate and a cookie.

Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson Street Manotick 4:30-6:00pm.


Dunort rêve de tenir une étoile dans ses bras depuis sa plus tendre enfance. Pendant sa quête, plusieurs tenteront de le dissuader. Outre l’importance d’aller au bout de nos rêves, le récit aborde des thématiques comme l’amitié, la loyauté et la persévérance. Une véritable célébration de l’imaginaire chez l’enfant pour qui tout est possible dès qu’il ferme les yeux. De 5 à 10 ans.

 Dec 5 – 24

A Christmas Carol

Back by popular demand! Wander through snow-filled forests, smell the Christmas goose and figgy pudding, lift Marley’s ghostly chain… then take your seat for the NAC’s breathtaking production of the beloved classic A Christmas Carol.

Dec 1 – 10


Frolicking polar bears, majestic Mounties, a snowy pond hockey game and, new this season, frisky holiday reindeer! This Nutcracker is a jubilant, shimmering, Canadian holiday treasure that honours tradition while adding a playful, delightful homegrown touch.

Dec 7

Christmas Lights Across Canada—Official Illumination Ceremony

Kick off the holiday season on Parliament Hill at 7:00pm when Canada’s capital lights up! Free family fun with carols, hot chocolate and more!

 Dec 7 – 31

Skating on Parliament Hill

Lace up your skates and experience the magic of winter with free skating on the Canada 150 Rink with the backdrop of Parliament buildings illuminated by Christmas lights.

Dec 7 -Jan 7

Christmas Lights Across Canada

National museums, monuments, and other prominent landmarks provide the perfect backdrop for Christmas lights that brighten Confederation Boulevard.


 Dec 9 – Mar 4

The Skating Court

Enjoy free ice skating 7 days a week from 6am to 11pm. Don’t forget to bring your own skates! Lansdowne.


 Dec 10

Holidays at The Parks

A free family event which includes a vendors’ row, kids’ crafts, horse-drawn carriages and much more. Stop by Santa’s Grotto to meet Mr. Claus himself!

Wesley Clover Parks, 411 Corkstown Road.


 Dec 12

Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas

Part oral history, part concert, and part screening of the Christmas classic with musical accompaniment provided by the Jerry Granelli Trio.


 Dec 14 – 16

Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish

No matter how old you are, you can probably hum a few bars of a song from a Disney movie. Come and spend some time in a world of soaring melodies and tales as old as time!

Dec 16 – 17

Histoires à plumes et à poils

An egg. Fallen from the nest. She and He will find the most absurd and complicated way to put it back: they’ll have to invent some kind of machine. But what kind of egg is it? Hard to say: it’s making strange noises, and it keeps changing shape and colour. Ages 3-8.


Dec 17

A Christmas Tale

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and treats while listening to a spirited reading of our favourite Christmas and winter stories. Dickinson House, 1127 Mill Street Manotick, 2-3:30pm, $5. Reserve your tickets by calling 613-692-6455.

Dec 27 – 30

Festival des jeux

Cet événement permet aux petits et aux grands de profiter de 67 000 pieds carrés de jeux, de sports, de go-karts, de trampolines et de multiples autres activités. Une journée entière de plaisir garanti!




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