What's on in the Outaouais December 6 - 12

Published on December 3 2019

All around the Outaouais, we’re enthusiastically celebrating the arrival of winter. Here are some of the activities going on in the region this week!

ACTIVITES AND EVENTS

AT PARC OMÉGA

At Parc Oméga, you can welcome Christmas in many ways. Every Saturday and Sunday from December 7 to 22, Santa Claus will be there to greet young visitors. (Makes sense: reindeer like to get together with their elk and caribou colleagues before the holiday season.) From December 1 to 25, you can hunt for the elves hiding in the park. They’re everywhere! And all winter long, you can enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowshoeing. Did you know that snowshoe rental is free? Parc Oméga clearly doesn’t do hibernation!

Where

Parc Oméga, 399 Route 323, Montebello

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Every Saturday in December, Coulonge Falls Park is all lit up. It’s the Festival of Lights! Follow a 1-km illuminated trail with a different theme every week. For example, December 7 is Yule Loggers Night. Come and listen to tales from the lumber camps, and enjoy traditional music and the crowning of the best logger!

Where

Coulonge Falls Park, 100 Promenade du Parc des Chutes, Mansfield-et-Pontefract

When

Saturdays in December from 5 to 10 p.m.

Cost

Adults $10, children $6, family of four $30.

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WEDNESDAY QUIZ NIGHTS

A fierce competition rages every Wednesday night in Old Aylmer. But fear not, this is a friendly contest where trivia nerds are the big winners. In three rounds, test your general knowledge. Visit L’Autre Œil’s Facebook page for a clue about the evening’s theme.

Where

Bistro L’Autre Œil, 152 Principale Street, Gatineau (Aylmer sector)

When

Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Good to know

Reservations not accepted. First come, first served.

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HOLIDAY TAPAS

The Vallée-de-la-Gatineau is pretty lucky to have such a great place to celebrate! The Bistro CarpeDiem is hosting several Holiday Tapas evenings. Sample these delicious small plates prepared with local ingredients (and love) in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Where

Bistro CarpeDiem, 95 St-Joseph Street, Gracefield

When

December 5, 6, 7 & 12.

Cost

$25 per person. On December 12, cost is $30 per person and includes a beer or cider.

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THE TRAILS ARE OPEN

They’re rolling out the white carpet! The Mont Cascades ski centre is ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders to several trails, and Sommet Edelweiss has moved up its official opening date.

Looking for more ideas? Consult the event calendar on our Facebook page!

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