Things to do in Ottawa this Weekend! – December 8-10, 2017.
Ottawa is filled with fun holiday activities this weekend! Here is a list of activities happening in and around Ottawa this weekend, beginning December 8, 2017.
- The Canada 150 Rink on Parliament Hill is now open for public skating! As of Thursday, December 7 and continuing until February 28, 2018 the rink is open daily. Skating time slots can be reserved 48 hours in advance and skate rentals are available. Read about accessibility, regulations, and more at the Canada 150 Rink Make sure to keep an eye out on the special programming planned throughout December, including this weekend’s Flavours of the North with free activities and free food truck samplings on Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10. FREE!
- The National Gallery of Canada hosts their Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 7 with ornament crafts, hot chocolate, music, and more! FREE!
- The Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling trials continue at the Canadian Tire Centre – check out the action now through Sunday, December 10!
- See a holiday classic at the National Arts Centre, now through Sunday, December 10 as the Nutcracker dazzles audiences.
- Learn about spies from the sneakiest of them all, the Grinch! This Saturday, December 9; Sunday December 10; and the weekend after visit the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum for How the Grinch Spied on Christmas.
- Celebrate Christmas Lights Across Canada at the official illumination ceremony on Parliament Hill on Thursday, December 7. The Christmas Lights and Magical winter lightscapes show (projected onto the Peace Tower) continues through to January 7, 2018. FREE!
- Visit the Canadian War Museum to see the exhibition of photographs taken by women from Iran and the Arab world now through March, 2018 in the exhibition She Who Tells a Story.
- Check out Ottawa City Hall on Saturday, December 9 for a fun day of holiday activities at the Mayor’s 17th Annual Christmas Celebration! Roast marshmallows, enjoy Christmas carols, BeaverTails, and more.
- Skating in Ottawa begins with the SENS Rink of Dreams and Lansdowne Park Skating Court now open, and the Skating Rink at Rideau Hall opening on Saturday, December 9. FREE!
- Check out more fun holiday events on the Ottawa Tourism Website!
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