Monday, December 19, 2011

Festival of Lights & Christmas Break Camps

Festival of Lights
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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
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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.
Christmas Lights Across Canada website info

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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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Owen Sound, ON

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.

Upper Canada Village's Alight at Night Festival
Morrisburg, ON
December 2, 2011-January 7, 2012
Stroll around historic Upper Canada Village, adorned with a quarter million lights. Horse-drawn wagons, carriage rides for two, Toy Train rides for kids of all ages, skating, dining, shopping &more!
Upper Canada’s Village web Site
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Ice Candle - Festival of Lights
Kenora, ON

December 24-26, 2011
A unique celebration of life and love. Ice candles stay lit from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day (December 24-26).
Ice Canada Festival of Lights info

Winter Wonderland
Newmarket, ON
December 9 - 31, 2011

Marvel at holiday light displays and take a free train ride.  Lights on nightly from 6 to 9pm Enjoy a train ride on Tim Hortons Express. Train dates TBA. Weather permitting. Free.
Newmarket Winter Wonderland info

Christmas Break Camps
MacLaren Art Centre
Barrie, ON
December 27, 2011 -January 6,  2012
Cool Yule and Winter Break Arts Camps for children run from December 27 to January 6. 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Barrie, ON

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
Midland, ON
December 27 - 30, 2011& January 2-6, 2012
Looking for something fun, active and local for your kids to do on Winter Break. The Wye Marsh keeps things natural, for kids ages 6-12; we provide activities such as Cross country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, GPS navigation, bannock roasting, live animal demonstrations (birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians, trumpeter swans), feeding chickadees and crafts.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Midland, ON

Sirs Sam Ski & Bike
Haliburton, ON
Christmas and New Year's Ski Camps
December 27, 2011 - January 6, 2012

Sir Sam's Ski & Bike offers special Christmas and New Year's Ski Camps from December 27, 2011- January 6, 2012.
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Weekend Getaways Ontario Travel December Getaway North of Toronto

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Pine Vista Resort - Lakefield, Ontario

Pine Vista Resort Pine Vista Resort - Re-connect and rekindle your romance with this amazing Couple’s Getaway. Couples will enjoy…Two nights accommodation in a one bedroom townhouse with full kitchen and deck with BBQ. Enjoy a two person whirlpool bath, wood burning fireplace and satellite TV. Complimentary bottle of wine. Treat your special someone to a therapeutic massage for pampering and relaxation.  Saturday appts only. Mid-week ~ $265/couple or Weekend ~ $315/couple  (Taxes are additional) Time together can be spent enjoying all resort facilities including our indoor hot tub, “Hot Tub Under the Stars”, 8 km of hike nature trails, toboggan hill, skating rink, games room and a variety of recreation equipment and more!

Couples Romantic Getaways north of Toronto 

Spa Getaway of the Week

Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre - Orillia, Ontario

Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference CentreBest Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre - Spa package includes: One Night Accommodation in a Traditional Room (Upgraded Suite if Available) Dinner in the Grape & Olive Wine & Martini Bistro and a $75.00 Voucher for the Caravan Inn & Spa. Package Starting at $169.50 per person per night Price per room; subject to availability; based on double occupancy; applicable taxes and gratuities not included

Spa Getaways north of Toronto

Family Getaway of the Week

Ruby's Cottage Resort & B&B - Algonquin Highlands, Ontario

Ruby's Cottage Resort & B&BRuby's Cottage Resort & B&B - Small lakefront Cottage Resort & B&B on Boshkung Lake in Haliburton County. Some cottages with woodstoves (one cottage with private hot tub). Also B&B Suite with personal hot tub. On site games room with satellite TV & ping-pong table, wireless high speed internet, central hot tub room. Dogsledding, cross-country & downhill ski, snowshoeing, snowmobiling trails, all nearby. Complimentary use of snowshoes & cross-country skis. We are 2.5 hours drive from Toronto

Family Getaways in resort destinations

Seasonal December Getaway of the Week

The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa - Minett, Ontario

The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & SpaThe Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa - Family Fun Getaway in Muskokac. Treat the family to a special getaway this holiday season at The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa! Rates from:   $199.00 - $379.00 CAD. Valid Through:   January 8, 2012. PROMOTIONAL CODE:  FML Offer includes:  Accommodation in luxurious studio or one-bedroom suite with fireplaces and spa-inspired bathrooms in all guest rooms.  Daily breakfast for two adults and up to two children under 12 years. Resort activities for two adults and two children (based on availability): Guided nature/snowshoe hikes (scheduled times).  Wild Muskoka demonstration (when offered).  Astronomy (weather permitting).  Complimentary s'mores family pack

December Getaways north in Ontario

Weekend Getaway of the Week

Moulin Wakefield Mill - Wakefield, (Greater Ottawa Area), Ontario

Wakefield Mill Inn & SpaMoulin Wakefield Mill - Winter Tube Sliding Package. December 26, 2011 -March 31, 2012. Package includes: 1 night stay. Table d'hôte dinner. Full country breakfast. Gratuities on the meals. Use of outdoor hot tub. 1 Day Tube Sliding Pass at Ski Edelweiss. From $170.00 per person. All rates are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to change without notice.

Winter Getaways north of Toronto

Winter Getaway of the Week

The Cranberry Resort - Collingwood, ON

The Cranberry ResortThe Couples Resort - Home for the Holidays Package. Booking for December 24th or 25th arrival. Package includes: One night accommodation. Christmas Day brunch for two. Package starting at $170.00 per night, per room, subject to availability; based on double occupancy; applicable taxes and gratuities not included; subject to change without notice. Click here for availability and rates

Winter Getaways north of Toronto

Ontario Attraction Getaway of the Week

Muskoka Wildlife Centre - Severn Bridge, Ontario

Muskoka Wildlife CentreMuskoka Wildlife Centre - A 100 acre wildlife park, featuring exhibits of live animals including moose, wolves, eagles, bears and much more. Everyday, enjoy "Meet the Creature" presentations. Located 20 minutes north of Orillia, right on Highway 11 North. OPEN WEEKENDS ALL YEAR! October 12, 2011 - May Victoria Day Weekend 2012 Weekends 12 pm - 5 pm May Long Weekend to October Long Weekend, 2012 Daily 10 am - 6 pm Admission:Adults $13.75 Teens/Seniors $11.75 Children $10.75 Family (2 adults + up to 3 children) $49.00 (2 and under are free)

Ontario Attractions north of Toronto

Ontario Resort Destination of the Week

Township of Georgian Bay Township of Georgian Bay (
Discover Ontario's Gateway to the HistoricTrent-Severn Waterway and Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands.  Georgian Bay Townships is part of the new Biosphere Reserve, and has access to Georgian Bay Islands National Park.  Parks Canada information centre is located at Lock 45 in Port Severn.The Muskoka Tourism Information Centre is located at Highway 400 and Muskoka Road 5. 

Ontario Resort Destinations north of Toronto