Monday, December 05, 2011

Featured Santa Claus Parades, Festivals of Trees & Lights & Christmas Craft Shows December 9-11, 2011

 Santa Claus Parades 

Bobcaygeon Santa Claus Parade
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
December 10, 2011  5pm
Bobcaygeon & Area Chamber of Commerce web Site 
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Baysville Santa Claus Parade
Baysville , Ontario
December 11, 2011   1 pm
Tourism Bracebridge website
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Maynooth Santa Claus Parade
December 10, 2011 5pm
Theme: Brighten the Night  The Veterans have arranged a kid's party with a very special appearance beginning after the parade
Maynooth santa claus parade info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Maynooth, ON

Carp Santa Claus Parade
December 10, 2011 12pm
Christmas in Ottawa website
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Ottawa, ON

Santa Claus Express South Simcoe Railway (Tottenham)
Share the Magic of Christmas... ride the SANTA CLAUS EXPRESS!
Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th
Saturday December 10th and Sunday December 11th
Saturday December 17th and Sunday December 18th
Advance reservations available
Departures at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Special event fares apply. Tickets on sale November 1st either on-line or by telephone.
South Simcoe Railway website 
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Festival of Trees & Lights

Festival of Lights
Sudbury, ON
month of December 2011
The Farmer's Market provides a comfortable, indoor environment for consumers and farmers to buy and sell farm fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and other agricultural products. Local musicians and other entertainers on site providing a festive atmosphere.Vendors operate their own booths and consumers get a chance to meet and ask questions direct of growers.
Festival of Lights website info
stay at resorts, inn, hotels  Sudbury, ON

Christmas Lights Across Canada’s Capital Region
December 1, 2011 - January 7, 2012
Parliament Hill, 20 NCC sites and over 60 other sites along Confederation Boulevard will sparkle with more than 300,000 dazzling lights during the Holiday Season.  On opening night, join us on Parliament Hill at 6pm for the illumination ceremony. 
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Ottawa, ON    Ottawa hotels on-line

Festival of Northern Lights Catch The Magic
Owen Sound

November 18, 2011 to January 3, 2012
Owen Sound has a History of Local resident Sally Sargent was quoted in a past Sun Times article as saying it was fairly easy to determine who worked for Noma Lites during the 1950s and early '60s in Owen Sound. “You'd be able to drive down the street and see all of the homes all lit up with lights and you would know they worked at Noma. . . . You'd almost have to wear sunglasses when you went by some of the houses.”
Festival of Northern Lights web Site 
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Barrie Festival of Trees Continues to Spring 2012
Barrie lights up along Kempenfelt Bay's Lakeshore Drive on Lake Simcoe through until the spring of 2012. See the Barrie Festival of Trees and Lights Photo gallery 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.


Christmas Craft Shows & Bazaars

Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Show
Ottawa, ON  Lansdowne Park
December 8 – 18, 2011

Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale is a leading and oldest fashion, gift, art & craft Show & Sale in Canada. It will attract many visitors and best artisans, artists and designers from Ottawa and Canada to related Christmas decorations, fashions, jewellery, art, sculpture, home decor items.
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 Events

Friends of the Simcoe County Museum present
‘Christmas, Past and Present’ Fundraising Event
Minesing, ON
December 8 and 9, 2011   6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Experience the joys of the season during Christmas, Past and Present at the Simcoe County Museum, December 8th and 9th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 Step into our heritage buildings lit by lanterns to hear Christmas stories of Simcoe County’s past.  Make mice mints and decorate a gingerbread cookie to take home.  Take a horse-drawn wagon ride and listen to the sound of sleigh bells ringing on a crisp winter night.  During your journey, sit for a while beside the fire as you discover the origins of the first Christmas tree.  With horses, lanterns, stories, festive music, crafts and a decorated tree competition, this event is guaranteed to get even the ‘Grinch’ into the holiday spirit.   
Simcoe County Museum website
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