December 12–18: 3 enchanting pre-Christmas outings
There’s just one weekend left until Christmas. Assuming you’ve done all your Christmas shopping, we’re suggesting three destinations where you and your family can enjoy some quality time together before the holiday frenzy gets underway. These enchanting outings are sure to please everyone in your group.
Calèche ride in Old Hull
On Sunday, December 18, book a 30-minute calèche ride with Vieux-Hull à Cheval and explore the streets of Old Hull as your guide tells you all about the days of wood stoves and hand-knitted mittens. Make your reservation today!
Coulonge Falls Festival of Lights
The Coulonge Falls Festival of Lights takes place December 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 26 & 27, and 28–30. Discover Coulonge Falls Park in all its winter glory, with more than 7,000 twinkling lights and special effects lining the trail to the waterfall. Gather around the bonfire to warm up and roast a few marshmallows in a festive spirit! The park is just 75 minutes from Gatineau.
Christmas Lights Across Canada
Until Janary 7, discover Christmas Lights Across Canada, a dazzling display of more than 300,000 holiday lights throughout the National Capital Regoin. This year’s program includes a new winter lightscapes multimedia show presented every night at the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings, continuously from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Follow the exciting journey of Grizzli, Fox and Snowman through imaginary landscapes on their quest for light. Inspired by Canada’s nature, climate and culture, this fairy tale combines digital projection technology, lighting, and an accompanying original sound track with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings.
For more holiday activities, see the list of ideas on our blog: click here.