Monday, November 28, 2011

Featured Festivals of Trees & Lights & Holiday Train November 27 - December 4, 2011

 Festivals of Trees & Lights and Holiday Train

Holiday Train of Lights & Entertainment
The Canadian Holiday Train  of lights and Entertainment
November 27 – December 3, 2011
The Canadian Holiday Train a travelling light festival with entertainment will continue on its journey north in Ontario starting November 27-December 3, 2011 with visits to Merrickville, Smith Falls, Perth, Midhurst (Barrie Area), Mactier (Muskoka area), Parry Sound, Sudbury, Chapleau,continuing across northern Ontario finishing up visiting the regions of North Western Ontario in the towns of Nipigon, Thunder Bay, Dryden, Vermillion Bay and Kenora. See Holiday Train Image Gallery

Christmas Lights Across Canada’s Capital Region
December 1, 2011 - January 7, 2012Parliament 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 
stay at inns, resorts, hotels  Owen Sound, ON

Annual Festival of Lights
December 3, 2011
A dazzling display of lights awaits you during the Town of Penetanguishene’s Festival of Lights Celebration for the official lighting of the Town’s Christmas tree. Twinkling lights and candles light your way to great fun and family actives that will spark the spirit of the season for all to enjoy.
Penetanguishene Festival of Lights web Site info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Pentanguishene / Midland, ON
Tree Lighting and Carolfest
Honey Harbour
December 3, 2011
Tree Lighting and Carolfest/Honey Harbour Park Landing
Honey Harbour Tree Lighting website info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Honey Harbour & Port Severn, ON
Light Up the Park
Parry Sound
December 2, 2011 Market Square Park
An annual event to start our Festive Season. Free turkey draws and hot chocolate. Music and caroling starting at 6:30 pm with a local student receiving the honor of lighting up the whole park, followed by a visit from Santa. Come join the celebration.
Parry Sound Light up the Park Website info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Parry Sound, ON

Festival of Lights
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 inns, resorts, hotels Sudbury, ON

Wonderland of Lights 
November 18, 2011 to early January 2012
Thousands of white lights adorn stores, buildings and trees daily 4:30-11:30p.
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Orillia, ON

Weekend Getaways Ontario: Featured Santa Claus Parades December 2-4, 2011

 Santa Claus Parades

Peterborough Santa Claus Parade
Peterborough, ON
December 3, 2011  4:45pm
Kinsmen Peterborough web Site 
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Peterborough, ONPeterborough hotels on-line

Meaford Santa Claus Parade
December 3, 2011  6:30 pm
The Annual Meaford Santa Claus Parade delights young and old alike, thanks to the hard work of the Kinsmen Club.
Now, the parade has a special "twinkle" about it... it's held at night. The celebration will take place Saturday December 4, at 6:30 pm. It starts at Olivet Baptist Church and proceeds down Sykes Street past the Town Hall. Local businesses, service groups, churches and organizations prepare an array of creative floats, and of course, the highlight of the parade is Santa Claus, who greets excited children with merriment and candy bags. It's always a night to remember
Meaford Santa Claus Parade web Site
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Meaford, ON

Bancroft Santa Claus Parade
Bancroft, ON
December 3, 2011
Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce Web Site
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Bancroft, 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 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Elmvale Santa Claus Parade 12:30pm - 2pm
Begins at Huronia Centennial Elementary School|
Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 12:30PM
Elmvale Santa Claus Parade info
More on Elmvale: Stay in Midland or Barrie

Eganville Santa Claus Parade
Eganville, ON
December 4, 2011 
Algonquin East website
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Barry’s Bay, ON

Bracebridge Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
December 4, 2011   1pm
Theme:  "A  Disco Christmas".
Bracebridge Santa Claus Parade website 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Bracebridge, ON   Bracebridge hotels on-line

Midland Santa Claus Parade
Midland, Ontario
December 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Midland Web Site Click Here
stay at inns, resorts, hotels Midland, ON

Coldwater Santa Claus Parade
December 3, 2011 1pm
Through downtown Coldwater on Main Street.  Free skate at the arena 4-5pm Meet Santa at the Coldwater Mill 6pm
Coldwater Santa Claus Parade info
stay at  inns, resorts, hotels Orillia, ON

Marmora Santa Claus Parade
December 3, 2011
On Dasher and Dancer, Comet and Vixen! See them all, as well as the guest of honour, Santa himself at this year's Santa Claus Parade
Marmora web Site 
stay at  inns, resorts, hotels Ottawa, ONOttawa hotels on-line

Coboconk Santa Claus Parade
December 4, 2011  1pm
Starting at the Mill Works, traveling up Hwy 35 to the lights, then right on Hwy 48 ending at the Legion.
Coboconk Santa Claus Parade info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Coboconk, ON