Need some ideas for fun, family-friendly Christmas outings in Ottawa this year? Here are some festive activities that will get the whole family in the holiday spirit!
Experience the Village of Lights at Cumberland Heritage
Go back in time and experience an old-fashioned Christmas at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. You and the kids can meet Santa, enjoy a sleigh ride, decorate gingerbread cookies, and warm up by the fire with some hot chocolate. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!
Check Out the Magical Winter Lightscapes
Every year in Ottawa, the city lights up with eye-popping projection shows that dance across Parliament Hill. The light shows play all month long on a loop from 5pm to 11pm. So grab some hot chocolate and create a new holiday tradition as so many other families have here in Ottawa.
Who doesn’t love zipping down snow-covered hills? With so many different designated hills to try throughout the Ottawa area, you can find the perfect one to get your adrenaline pumping.
Pay a Visit to Taffy Lane
Taffy Lane is a street that’s located in Orleans. Every year, it goes bananas with a spectacular display of lights and decorations. It’s so impressive that families drive from near and far just to experience it. The bright, colourful lights and exciting energy make it a trip that’s exciting for the kids and well worth it.
Take a Wagon Ride in Byward Market
The Byward Market is always a fun place to head to for a family Christmas outing in Ottawa since it comes alive during the season! With festive beverages, decorations, numerous vendors, and a flurry of excitement, you can’t help but feel like a kid again. And during the first three weekends in December, you and the family can hop on a wagon ride to explore the area and enjoy the sights while listening to carolers as they sing your favourite classic holiday songs.
Go Skating on the Rideau Canal
Of course, you can’t make it through the winter season in Ottawa without gliding along the largest outdoor ice rink in the world! So be sure to grab your skates, bundle up and get out to enjoy some time on the ice with the family this winter.
You can easily keep the whole family entertained throughout the holiday season with so many fun winter activities that are happening throughout the city each year.