December Events Up North In Ontario You Can’t Miss

Thing To Do In Ontario In The Month of December

Ontario events up north on the map

It’s that time again. To be honest, we got so busy we almost forgot to round up 5 great venues with 5 (or more) pretty cool events we think are worth you considering to attend in December 2018. These are events that are popular on our website, you can find a ton more events happening up north in Ontario in December, and any time of year, in our Events Calendar.

December means holiday celebrations, school break and likely some snow! This means more free time than just weekends this month. Lots of winter activities are presenting themselves and from our seat, things are looking pretty good for December.

Here is the map and below the map, you will find the event and venue details.

  1. Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville

Nik and the Nice Guys Holiday Party Concert

Deehurst Resort Nik and the Nice Guys Holiday Party Concert

Nik and the Nice Guys

Saturday, December 1, 2018
North America’s #1 Party Band! Nik and the Nice Guys is a high energy, rock and roll band, featuring 11 multi-talented musicians/performers, including female singer/dancers and a horn section called the Niktones. Besides playing great mainstream rock and roll, the group conveys a touch of Saturday Night Live craziness, while at the same time encouraging audience participation and dancing.

Dwayne Gretzky Holiday Party Concert

Deerhurst Resort Dwayne Gretzky Holiday Party Concert

Dwayne Gretzky Band

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Dwayne Gretzky is a live music collective celebrating the greatest songs of all time. Transcending both era and genre, this prodigiously talented group of Toronto musicians captivates audiences with a tour of artists from both the classic and modern pop canon – from Bowie to Beyoncé, Springsteen to Spears, The Supremes to The Strokes.

The Jim Cuddy Band Concert Package

Deerhurst Resort - The Jim Cuddy Band Concert Package

Jim Cuddy

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Back by popular demand, Jim Cuddy is an audience favourite at Deerhurst leading up to the holiday season. For over 35 years, Jim Cuddy has written songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives.  Come celebrate the season with a lavish festive dinner buffet then watch a true Canadian icon live on the Deerhurst stage!

2. Santa’s Village, Bracebridge


SantaFest @ Santa's Village 2018

December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 2018
Santa’s back in town for a few days this December! Come join us for a fun filled Winter Edition of SantaFest – with some of Santa’s favourite winter activities like horse drawn wagon rides, gingerbread cookie decorating, ornament making, marshmallow roasting, and who could forget – a visit with Santa himself!

3. Blue Mountain Village, The Blue Mountains


Blue Mountain Village - Blumination

December 1 – January 6
The Blumination Dream Trail is a free one-kilometer, illuminated winter stroll through the Village, around the Mill Pond and straight through your imagination. It’s a holiday celebration every day of the week, with entrancing nightly light shows and an experience like none other. Weekends bring Saturday night Fireworks, horse and wagon rides, visits with Santa, and more!

4. Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre, Midland

Holiday Photos With Wodin The Snowy Owl

Wye Marsh - Pictures With Wodin the Snowy Owl

Wodin The Snowy Owl

December 1, 2, 8. 9. 15. 16
Looking for a unique holiday photo for the mantle this season?  Are your kids not the sitting on Santa’s lap type? Enjoy the experience of interacting with Wodin the snowy owl during your photo shoot in additional to the wonderful memories that exploring the Wye Marsh offers.

5. Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston

Christmas Fun Pass

Nottawasaga Inn Resort - Christmas Holiday Fun Pass

December 24 – January 6
Treat the kids this Christmas Break to our Family Fun Pass available from Friday December 21 to Sunday January 6! Your pass includes swimming, 100ft waterslide* and 4 mini-golf passes for only $55.95* +tax for up to 4. Morning, afternoon and evening sessions available.

A snowy December doesn’t mean you need to stay home. With good snow tires and proper driving it’s not so bad and even fun to drive on and in snow. The arrival of snow is a beautiful sight and when Ontario looks like a winter wonderland, it’s the best time to go out and make memories with family and friends. When visibility is bad or the roads are icy, that is when it might be time to reconsider a road trip. Winter is an exciting time to ski, snowshoe, toboggan and do all the fun winter activities you’ve been waiting for. There is always a warm fire or a hot chocolate waiting for you when you get back indoors.

Here are a few last helpful links to help plan a fun road trip for any day trip or weekend getaway this month up north in Ontario. Safe Travels!

Ontario December Getaways

Ontario Christmas & New Year’s Eve Getaways

Ontario Ski Report