How to Celebrate the Holidays Up North in Ontario

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we are here to help!  From Christmas parties, gift shopping, Santa visits, family get-togethers and more, consider this your Holiday guide for where to celebrate the holiday up north.

Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Festival of Lights Events

Light up your holiday by taking part in a tree lighting ceremony or festival of lights event.  Many of these events start early in the holiday season making them the perfect way to kick off the season with a family friendly night out.

Tree Lighting Events

Santa Claus Parades

November and early December is when many towns across Ontario hold their Santa Claus parades, making for a great family activity. 

Santa Claus Parades

Christmas Craft Markets & Holiday Shopping Events

Get in the holiday spirit and find one of a kind gifts at a holiday craft market or Christmas bazaar up north.  Most craft markets feature local artisans and are a great way to explore and support local talent.  

Holiday Craft Markets

Christmas & New Year’s Getaways

Pack your woolly socks and fleecy onesie for a holiday getaway up north.  Cozy up by the fire, play outside and take in some holiday cheer with a relaxing stay in one of central or northern Ontario’s finest resorts or lodges.   

Christmas and New Year's Getaways

Christmas Parties

Break away from the ordinary and celebrate the holidays with a group of friends or work colleagues at one of Ontario’s finest resorts, lodges or hotels. 

Christmas table setting

Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift everyone wants – a trip or experience up north.  Perfect for those hard to buy loved ones on your list, or those special ones that have been extra nice this year.

Holiday Gift Ideas