What's on in the Outaouais, november 30 - december 6

Published on November 27 2018

In the Outaouais, the first week of December is all about holiday spirit! From the municipality of Chelsea to Parliament Hill by way of Old Aylmer and the Luskville sector, this week’s calendar is packed with activities and events that celebrate the magic of Christmas.

Activities and events!

A Magical Christmas in Chelsea

This weekend, bundle up your little elves and point the sleigh to Chelsea to celebrate the holiday season. The program includes a craft market, themed breakfasts, a Christmas bazaar, an arts and crafts workshop, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and skating with elves. What more could you ask for?

Where

Various locations in Chelsea.

When

Saturday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost

Free. Participation fee for some activities.

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Breakfast with Santa in Luskville

The municipality of Pontiac invites you to enjoy special moments with family and friends (of all ages) at this fun and informal breakfast. Pssst: If you want to, you can come have breakfast in your pyjamas!

Where

Luskville Community Centre – 2024 Route 148, Luskville.

When

Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Cost

Family (2 adults + children): $10 | Each additional adult: $3

Good to know

You’re invited to bring non-perishable food items to the breakfast. Your donations will be handed over to the Luskville St-Vincent-de-Paul for their Christmas baskets.

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Aylmer Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade is one of Aylmer’s most beloved traditions. This year, 40 floats will cruise down Principale Street, to the delight of residents and visitors young and old. Amazement, excitement and rosy cheeks guaranteed!

Where

Old Aylmer –Parade route starts at the corner of Front and Principale Streets and ends at Aylmer Memorial Park.

When

Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

The full “Christmas in Old Aylmer” program runs from November 30 to December 9.

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Awesome Sundays: Awesome Elves

Santa is worried: the elves have left their workshop at the North Pole, and now they’re hiding in the Canadian Museum of History. Will your kids find them in time? Be ready for some fun twists and turns, great entertainment, and a serious Christmas letter writing session!

Where

Canadian Museum of History – 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau.

When

Sunday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost

Included with Museum admission.

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Illumination ceremony, Christmas Lights Across Canada

Multimedia illumination ceremony, musical performances by Ariane Moffatt and Josée Bourgeois, pyrotechnics display, free sweet treats, and lots more await you next Wednesday on Parliament Hill.

Where

Parliament Hill – Wellington Street, Ottawa.

When

Wednesday, December 5 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Cost

Free.

Good to know

The festivities will be broadcast live on Canadian Heritage’s Facebook page.

Learn more

Looking for even more things to do with family and friends? Check our Facebook calendar regularly!

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