Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend! – beginning December 20, 2018
Enjoy your holidays in Ottawa with lots of great events across the city! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, beginning December 20, 2018:
- The Christmas Lights Across Canada program continues in Ottawa with illuminated buildings along Confederation Boulevard and a Magical Winter Lightscapes show projected onto Centre Block on Parliament Hill nightly (in a 15-minute loop) until January 7, 2019. FREE!
- Skate on one of the great refrigerated rinks around Ottawa such as the SENS Rink of Dreams in front of Ottawa City Hall, the Skating Rink at Rideau Hall (public skating available on weekends), and the Lansdowne Park Skating Court. FREE!
- Visit the exhibitions and take advantage of fun, free programming at the Ottawa Art Gallery (FREE!) and celebrate local filmmakers at the Digi60 Filmmakers Festival today through Sunday, December 23.
- Parc Omega is open every day of the year! Head to the wildlife park this Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 to see Santa and take part in a treasure hunt for elves, take a horse drawn sleigh on Saturdays, or enjoy fun music from Tuesday, December 25 to December 30, 2018.
- Christmas comes to the Casino du Lac-Leamy with lots of fun holiday activities through to the New Year!
- The National Arts Centre is filled with fun holiday programming, including concerts from Matt Andersen, Johnny Reid, the Tenors, and more!
- Cheer on the Ottawa Senators this Saturday, December 22 as they face the Washington Capitals at the Canadian Tire Centre!
- A new exhibition opens at the Canadian Museum of Nature – check out Survival of the Slowest to learn more about animals like bats, iguanas, hedgehogs, and sloths! The exhibition opens Friday, December 21 and continues until April 2019.
- Check out all the fun Christmas markets and activities around Ottawa, including: Christmas Craft-ernoons at the Bytown Museum, Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village, the Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Christmas Market at Lansdowne, Vintage Village of Lights at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, the Christmas Village at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, Haunted Walk’s “Nightmare Before/After Xmas”, How the Grinch Spied on Christmas at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, and many more fun holiday events! (Check websites for more information and dates). Some events are FREE!
Don’t forget to share your pictures of this weekend on social media using #MyOttawa!
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