Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekend Getaways Ontario: Featured Festival of Trees & Lights & Santa Claus Parades, November 18-20, 2011

Festival of Lights & Festival of Trees

Barrie Festival of Trees and Lights November 19, 2011 –Spring 2012
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36th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - November 19, 2011 5pm-9pm

Barrie's Tree Lighting Celebration is taking place in conjunction with the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce's Santa Claus Parade at Memorial Square on Saturday November 19th 2011 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. While watching the parade, the whole family can partake in festive activities including carol singing, horse drawn wagon rides, musical performances and free hot chocolate with a non-perishable donation. The Tree Lighting and Fireworks will take place in Memorial Square when Santa's float arrives between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Santa will return to Memorial Square for a visit with the kids
Barrie lights up along Kempenfelt Bay's Lakeshore Drive on Lake Simcoe starting the weekend of November 19, 2011 through until the spring of 2012. See the Barrie Festival of Trees and Lights where some of the 50,000 lights which form the Festival of Trees Display at Centennial Park will be five animated displays. A Barrie shopping trip for Christmas New Year  holiday gifts could involve an overnight stay in featured Barrie hotels, resorts and romantic inns.

Festival of Northern Lights
Owen Sound
November 18, 2011 – January 3, 2012
Owen Sound transforms into a lighted winter wonderland with over 350 displays & 54,000 colourful lights. Free events, reasonable accomodation & great restaurants - bring the whole family!
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Owen Sound, ON     

Festival of Trees
Sudbury
November 15-27, 2011
Catch the spirit over the holidays by viewing & bidding on over 60 beautifully decorated wreaths and Christmas Trees while enjoying musical performances by local musicians and activities for the kids.

stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, ON

Festival of Trees
Orillia
November 16-27, 2011
This year the 2011 Festival site will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland decked with holiday wreaths and 'tree after glorious tree' in beautifully designed settings located at The Orillia Square Mall .

stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, ON


Santa Claus Parades


Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
Sudbury
November 19, 2011   5:30 pm
This year’s theme is “Sounds of Christmas”
Sudbury Santa Claus parade Web Site info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, ON

Annual Barrie Santa Claus Parade
Barrie, ON
November 19, 2011  5:30 pm
Annual Santa Claus parade  Theme “A Storybook Christmas”
Barrie Santa Claus Parade  info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Barrie, ON 


Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade
Owen Sound, ON
November 19, 2011    10am
Owen Sound Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade at 10:00 am Downtown
Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Owen Sound, ON

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
November 19, 2011  6pm
Twinkling lights, a nip in the air, and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season set the stage for the Rotary Santa Claus Parade. Traditionally attracting more than 35 entries and more than 7,000 spectators, the parade is recognized by the community as Sault Ste. Marie's official kick-off to the Christmas season.
Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Web Site 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade
Bradford, ON  
November 19, 2011  6:30 pm
Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
Gravenhurst, ON
November 19, 2011
This year's theme is "A Country Christmas". The visit with Santa will be held at the Gravenhurst Opera - Trillium Court starting at 12:30 pm followed b a free traditional Christmas movie upstairs in the theatre starting at 2:00 pm
Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Gravenhust, ON

Ottawa Santa Claus Parade
Ottawa, ON
November 19, 2011   5pm
From Canadian War Museum along Wellington Street to Ottawa City Hall
Ottawa Firefighters web Site
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa, ON  

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
Newmarket, ON
November 19, 2011   11am
Newmarket Santa Clau Parade info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Alliston, ON

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
Orangeville, ON
Novmber 19, 2011 5pm-8pm
Orangeville Kinsem Web Site Click Here
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Orangeville

Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
November 20,2011  1:30pm
Bring the kids to Queen Street for treats, floats, clowns and, of course, the man in red!
Lakefield Santa Claus Parade info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Lakefield, ON

Port Severn Santa Claus Parade
November 20, 2011 1pm
Parade starts at the Public Works building in Port Severn, and travels to the Baxter Ward Community Centre.  Children's Party starts at 2:00.  Musical entertainment and children's activities
Port Severn Santa Claus Parade info 
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Port Severn, ON

North Bay Santa Claus Parade
North Bay, ON
November 20, 2011   12pm
This year's theme  is Christmas Around the World
North Bay Santa Claus Parade Web Site info 
stay at resorts, inn, hotels North Bay, ON

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
Orillia, ON
November 20, 2011 1pm
Join us for one of the largest Christmas parades north of Toronto! Over 100 floats & bands, & of course, Santa himself, bring "Santa's Workshop" to life
Orillia Santa Claus Parade Info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, ON

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
Lindsay, ON
November 20, 2011   2pm
Lindsay & District Santa Claus Parade info 
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas
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