Friday, November 08, 2013

Christmas Bazaars. Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Santa Claus Parades, Culinary Events, Girlfriends' Getaways November 8-10


SANTA CLAUS PARADES and CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONIES

November 8, 2013 6pm to 10pm
  • Town Crier & Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:30pm
  • Lights, Storefront Decorations, Roving Carolers
  • Delicious Treats, Christmas Wares, Shopping
  • Parade at 8:30pm featuring Georgian Bay Steam Show!
  • Visit with Santa Claus from 6 to 8pm and mail your letter!
  • Around the Corners Studio Tour, November 8-10 Sponsored by the Cookstown Chamber of Commerce.
  • More information on Santa Claus Parades
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CHRISTMAS BAZAARS, ARTS & CRAFT SHOWS and STUDIO TOURS

30th Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale 
Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston
The highly anticipated 30th Annual Sugar Plum Fair is taking place on Saturday, November 9, 2013 (9am-5pm) and Sunday, November 10, 2013 (10am-4pm)!
Talented crafters and artisans will be displaying their creations during the two day show. The show features over 100 vendors from across Ontario selling a variety of items including chocolate, jam, fudge, sauces, quilts, candles, ceramics, stained glass, wreaths, folk art, woodwork, sock monkeys, body care products and more! Santa will also be stopping by for a visit.
Admission is $4.00 and children under 12 are free.


Annual Christmas Artisans' Tour|
Old Town Hall at Oro Fairgrounds, Oro Station Community Hall, St. Thomas Church Hall & the White House, Oro-Medonte
A showcase of works by area artisans & crafters! Various media art, delightful food gifts, beautiful hand-knit & sewn items, jewelry, woodworking, pottery & more!
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, ON

Winter Gift Show & Sale
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
Collingwood
October 30, 2013  - January 5, 2014
Holiday Gifts Galore!  Over 40 artists and artisans will be filling the Arts Center with a rich assortment of unique, one-of-a-kind creations...and, at very festive prices!  Paintings • Photographs • Pottery • Hand-made clothing • Jewellery • Sculpture and Carvings • Furniture • Glass works ...and more
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels 
Collingwood, ON

Around the Corners Studio Tour
Cookstown
November 8-9, 2013
Around the Corners Art Tour showcases Cookstown and area visual artists in a  variety of interesting locations, all within a short drive or walking distance in this historic village.  This year, artists are invited to create a work inspired by the Trans Canada Trail.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in
Alliston


More information on Christmas Bazaars and Craft Shows

More information on Fall Studio Arts Tours


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FAMILY FUN



Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre-Midland
November 9-10
Wet n' Scaly Show, Guided Nature Tours, Wonder Wye.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
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MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie 
Family Sunday Workshops
November 10
Families can enjoy an afternoon exploring art while they create wonderful works to enjoy at home. Regional artists lead the workshops, and activities suit all ages and levels of experience.
Tickets Are On Sale Now!
OFF THE HOOK Silent Art Auction
November 15, 7:00 to 11:00 pm
Auction Preview: November 9 to 15
Free Public Tour: November 13, 6:00 pm
Stay at resorts, inns, hotels in Barrie, Ontario 

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CULINARY EVENTS

Sir Sam's Inn and WaterSpa -Eagle Lake
Red Red Wine Weekends
November 8-10
There's still time! These weekends are fall favourites for fine food, fine wine and relaxed fun. Offering the finest cuisine, add in some wild game, a red wine tasting, a little skeet shooting and of course plenty of time to enjoy the WaterSpa.
All-inclusive packages start at $315 per couple, per night.




Plan ahead for the Christmas Season

Deehurst Resort
Celebrity Event Weekend – Twas the Month Before Christmas
Book ahead for this Celebrity Weekend

November 15 – 17, 2013
The holidays are coming a ho-ho-whole month early this year to Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. Join host, Karl Lohnes (Style at Home, CTV’s Canada AM), Michael Smith (Chef Michael's Kitchen, Food Network Canada), Anna & Michael Olson (Sugar and Fresh, Food Network) and other experts for a full weekend of tips, trends, interactive fun and fabulous food while learning how to prepare the holiday season you’ve always dreamed of.
2 Night package from $569* per person, based on double occupancy.



Harvest Fall Flavours of Ontario`s Lake Country
October 25 -November 10
Experience the bounty of the harvest through delicious 3 course set meals created by participating Flavours of Ontario`s Lake Country Chefs Dinners for $20 or $30 per person, plus alcohol, taxes & gratuities!
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Orillia
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GIRLFRIENDS' GETAWAY EVENT

HUNTSVILLE /  LAKE OF BAYS



Huntsville's annual Girlfriends' Getaway Weekend is now in its seventh year. Ladies leave their partners, kids, and chores at home and come to Huntsville to relax, rejuvenate, and let loose! This years event featuring Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo!

 

Deerhurst Resort Huntsville Girlfriends' Getaway 2013
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo In Concert
November 8-10, 2013

2-Night Girlfriends' Getaway Package.  From $299* per person, based on double occupancy and two-night stay.

 
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HOCKEY SEASON EVENT


North Bay Battalion OHL Home Games Package

OHL Hockey is back in North Bay!  Enjoy the NHLers of tomorrow now as they come to North Bay to play the North Bay Battalion.  Now you can come to North Bay, take in a face paced exciting game, and stay in North Bay’s only full service, Resort, Hotel, and Conference Centre.

The North Bay Battalion OHL Hockey Package includes your accommodations, a full hot chef-cooked plated breakfast and a Rink Side seat (seats are Section 1R and numbered 5, 6, 7, and 8).  Limited to only 4 tickets available per game, call now and book before they are all gone.

November Game dates are
Nov 5, 7, 10, 17, 28, 2013
Starting at $159.99*  *Plus HST. Based on Double Occupancy in a Standard Room with 2 Queen Sized Beds. Upgrades are available.



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Featured Resort Destinations and Events

ALGONQUIN HIGHLANDS TRAILS

Algonquin Highlands Trails

Where Adventure Awaits!
~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Back Country Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
~ 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
~ Canoe rentals
~ Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
~ Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute 

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Minden, ON Haliburton, On
More information on
Algonquin Highlands Trails  


 
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BLUE MOUNTAIN / COLLINGWOOD
Blue Mountain Village

The Blue Mountain Village is located in the Town of the Blue Mountains, nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury, at the foot of Ontario’s largest mountain resort, Blue Mountain.  The Village offers a vibrant social and cultural scene combining unique attractions, dining and shopping experiences. There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE including five hotels, 38 retailers, 20 cafes & restaurants, year round award winning Festivals and Events plus Activity Central to book your hiking, biking, caving, climbing, spa, Apple Pie Trail adventures and more!

FALLICIOUS Dining & Retail Specials:  Late Fall is the perfect time to visit the Village  for dining & retail specials throughout.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Blue Mountain/Collingwood
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HALIBURTON HIGHLANDS DESTINATION

Sir Sam's Ski and  Bike-Haliburton 
You can ride the Mountain Biking XC trails using the Honour System. Sign a waiver and deposit $10.00 in red box on brown building beside the Time Tunnel.


Significant Improvements Coming for the 2013-2014 Winter Season
Opening day for WInter 2013-14: Saturday, December 7, 2013 (weather permitting) .




Your Outdoors -Haliburton.  Gone to Pot Adventures in Clay. Nov. 8th





Haliburton County Folk Society Presents the 24th Street Wailers Concert / Dance
Haliburton Legion hall
November 9

Here’s a chance for you and your friends to beat back those November Blues. Come out and enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment and dancing to the original sounds of this fast rising Canadian 4 piece blues and jazz band./  Benton Brown will open this concert.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden
More information on the
Haliburton Highlands Destination



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LAND O' LAKES DESTINATION



5,000 Lakes  5,000 Adventures.  You can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, skiing, ATVing, motorcycling, or just plain relaxing in some of the most beautiful scenery.

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Land O' Lakes Destination


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MIDLAND and PENETANGUISHENE and TOURISM MIDLAND DESTINATION



Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons -Midland 
Plan ahead to attend the First Light Special Event
 Evenings November 28, 29 & 30   5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 5,000 candles.Admission is $10.00 per person (Children 5 and under are free), with a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the local food bank.

Downtown Shops and Docks  
Beautiful downtown Midland has more than 100 shops, boutiques and services located in a beautiful waterfront setting.



Midland Cultural Centre
The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and exciting year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia. The MCC has an active calendar of programs and events for enthusiasts of art, culture, music and theatre. Drop in to see what's going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer.

Midland Cultural Centre
Destinations Travel Club Series
A Night of Cruising
Wednesday, November 6

'Destinations' is a monthly program at the Midland Cultural Centre that will inspire you in planning your next vacation escape!   Discover culture from around the world or something unknown in your own back yard. 
Tickets $19  Check in 6:30 pm


Tourism Midland
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands and hosts many events throughout the year. 

Victorian Christmas Street Festival
North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre
November 9




Stay at Resorts, Inns Hotels in
Midland
Click here for events and more information on Tourism Midland

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RESORTS OF NORTH MUSKOKA

There are plenty of exciting things to do in North Muskoka, all within close proximity. Activities such as Golf, Horseback Riding, Jet Ski Rentals and SPA Facilities are just around the corner.
Click her for activities and more information on Resorts of North Muskoka.
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ONTARIO'S HIGHLANDS DESTINATION  


You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of friendly communities.


Heart of Hastings Studio Tour
The Village Junction, Stirling (Comfort Country)
November 8-10

Talented artisans and local vendors open their homes and stores with homemade crafts, antiques, baked goods, Christmas decorations, art, local foods and more.

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Ontario\s Highlands Destination
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ORO STATION


Hardwood Ski and Bike
Open for mountain biking riding at reduced prices until the snow flies.

Hardwood O Cup Cyclo Cross - November 10
On Sunday November 10th come out and enjoy the fastest growing cycling sport in North America - Cyclocross! Cross is like motocross without the motor. The riders will ride over a course that is a mix of grass, sand, hard-pack dirt, and double single track ski trails. There is 37 meters of climb each lap with one flat barrier and a run up where the riders will have to get off their bikes and run up hill.

  
 




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OTTAWA and OTTAWA VALLEY DESTINATION

Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival
National Arts Centre
November 9-10
Story sessions are offered for a range of age levels and on a variety of subjects, including personal stories, folktales, and tales about friendship, magic, and many cultures.

Ottawa Pet Expo
Ernst & Young Center
November 9-10
The Ottawa Pet Expo is coming this fall for the proud pet owners of Ottawa-Gatineau... and their pets!  Bring your dogs and cats and birds and rats. Animals can try on the newest designer outfits, taste the best nutritional meals, meet their new favourite groomers, and more! Buy innovative toys, meet breeders to answer your questions, and find your new best friends from animal rescue groups. With fun and games for every member of your family.

Annual Vintage Quilt Show
Arnprior and District Museum
November 2-17
The Arnprior and District Museum is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Vintage Quilt Exhibit. This exhibit contains over 100 19th and 20th century quilts and coverlets from across Ontario and Quebec.

Stay at Resorts in the Ottawa and Ottawa Valley area.

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