What's on in the Outaouais december 21-27
It’s here at last: the week of the year when final preparations and beautiful festivities mingle in a mad, colourful whirl! Whether you’re the “last-minute” type or a compulsive planner, this list of activities will surely please you. The Outaouais wishes you a warm and sparkling MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Activities and Events!
Parallèle Boutique Holiday Pop-Up
Still a few names to tick off on your holiday shopping list? We have the perfect solution: a visit to the Parallèle Boutique on the Zibi site! This weekend is your last chance to find little treasures at this pop-up shop showcasing local sustainable goods.
Zibi retail space – 40 Jos-Montferrand Street, Gatineau.
Last chance – Friday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission and parking.
An evening with Santa
This weekend, venture out to Coulonge Falls Park to discover a magical world where nature and lights come together, to the delight of young and old. Walk the site’s illuminated trails at the Festival of Lights, and take advantage of your visit to take a picture with the one and only Santa Claus!
Coulonge Falls Park – 100 Du Parc des Chutes Drive, Mansfield-et-Pontefract.
Saturday, Dec. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Adult: $10 | Child: $6 | Family (2 adults, 2 children): $30.
Christmas brunch at Le Rituel
Aaaah, brunch! Sharing a good meal with friends and family is certainly one of the best things about the holiday season. And when the food is divine and there no dishes to do, what could be better? Pssst: Reserve now, because spots for Le Rituel’s Christmas brunch fill up quickly!
Le Rituel Restaurant – 967 Montée Dalton, Gatineau.
Sunday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$21.95 | Child: $9.95 | Tax and tip not included.
Christmas comes to the Promenades Gatineau
The region’s largest concentration of quality shops and restaurants is all set for Christmas, and welcomes you with extended opening hours for those last-minute holiday purchases. While you’re there, stop by to meet the artisans of the 100% local LPG Christmas Market and say hello to Santa Claus!
Les Promenades Gatineau – 1100 Maloney Blvd. W., Gatineau.
Holiday hours: Monday to Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 24 – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Santa will be in residence Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pajama party at the Minotaure
Watching holiday cult movies in a laid-back setting where wearing pajamas is highly recommended … You must be dreaming! On the contrary: that’s exactly what the Minotaure is offering on this beautiful holiday night. An original activity that will warm the cockles of your inner child’s heart.
Minotaure – 3 Kent Street, Gatineau.
Wednesday, Dec. 26 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The two movies on the bill are Les 12 travaux d’Astérix followed by Die Hard.
Gatineau Playground Festival
The holiday season’s most highly anticipated family event starts this Thursday!!! The Gatineau Playground Festival is four days of sports, inflatable games, trampolines and activities designed for all ages. A fun, community-building event where kids can burn off the sugar rush they got from Grandma’s Christmas cookies!
Branchaud-Brière Complex – 499 Labrosse Blvd., Gatineau.
Thursday, Dec. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Child (age 3–15): $20 | Adult: $8 | Four-day wristband: Child $28, adult $12.
Discounted advance prices available until Dec. 21. Admission at the door by cash or credit card only. Ticket office closes at 4 p.m. daily.
Looking for even more things to do with family and friends over the holidays? Check our Facebook calendar regularly!