Week of December 1: 3 activities to get you in the holiday spirit

December 1 2014

Only 25 days before Christmas! It's now time to get in the holiday spirit. Here are three activities to do it:

An old-fashioned Christmas market

On December 6,  visit an old-fashioned Christmas market on the grounds of the magnificent George Bryson Heritage House. Christmas carols, hot chocolate and the warm and welcoming setting are sure to put you in the holiday mood. There’s fun for the whole family, including pony rides and a visit from Santa Claus! And while you’re there, why not pick up a little something for that special someone on your Christmas list?

Festival of Lights

On December 6–7, 13, and 26–28, you’re invited to discover Coulonge Falls Park in all its winter glory at the Festival of Lights, where over 10,000 twinkling lights and dazzling special effects illuminate the path to the majestic waterfall. Take advantage of the opportunity to find some one-of-a-kind Christmas presents at the craft market, and gather round the bonfire to warm up—or roast a few marshmallows!

Christmas Lights Across Canada

Over the holidays, come and admire the magical landscape of Christmas Lights Across Canada, when more than 300,000 multicoloured Christmas lights brighten the winter nights throughout the National Capital Region. On December 3 at 7 p.m., join the crowd on Parliament Hill for the 30th annual illumination ceremony! The dazzling display continues nightly until January 7.

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PHOTO : NCC - Christmas Lights Across Canada