Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa Claus Parades , Christmas Bazaars, Ski Swap, Holiday Parties Nov. 22-24

SANTA CLAUS PARADES


Ottawa Help Santa Toy Parade
November 23, 2013   5pm
From Canadian War Museum along Wellington Street to Ottawa City Hall,
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Ottawa, ON Ottawa hotels on-line

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013 5pm
Christmas Launch All Day.
Collingwood’s Historic Downtown transforms into a wintery playground with dazzling holiday lighting installations, seasonal winter magical banners and a day filled with unique signature events to launch the holiday season.
stay at inns, resorts hotels Collingwood, ONCollingwood Hotels On-Line


Minden Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013 11:30am
Meet Santa after the parade, hot chocolate, free photographs with Santa, treats...lots of fun for the kids!

stay at resorts, inns, hotels Minden, ON
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Alliston Santa Claus Parade
November 23,  2013  6pm
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Alliston, ON


Port Carling Santa Claus Parade 
November 23, 2013Come watch the Santa Claus Parade then after come into the Community Centre to visit Santa, have hot dogs and hot chocolate, take part in cookie decorating, face painting tree decorating, and carol singing.
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Port Carling, ON



Aurora Santa Claus Parade
November 23,  2013 6pm
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Alliston, ON Aurora hotels on-line,


Barry’s Bay Santa Claus Parade
November 23 2013
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in 
Barry’s Bay, ON

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013  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.

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Kingston Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013  Nighttime Santa Parade  5pm 
Come on out and enjoy the lights and magic of this parade.


Port Perry Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013 5pm
One of the largest parades in Durham Region.


Mactier Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2013 1pm
After the parade there will be free public skating, free hot dogs and hot chocolate & pictures with Santa at the Community Centre.
stay at inns, resorts, hotels 
Mactier, ON

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2013One of the largest Christmas parades north of Toronto! Over 100 float, bands and of course, Santa himself, bring "Santa's Workshop" to life.
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Orillia, Ontario, Orillia Hotels on-line

North Bay Santa Claus Parade
November 24, 2013 12pm
This year's theme is Candy Land

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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONIES and FESTIVALS OF TREES and LIGHTS

Festival of Tree
Sault. Ste. Marie
November 21-24, 2013
Three ballrooms are transformed into a wonderland of festive decorations, trees and wreaths. Music, auctions, raffles food and drink make a memorable events for the family.
Stay at  
Sault Ste. Marie Accommodation,
Christmas Tree Lighting
Midland Town Dock
November 22, 2013
Celebrate the season with a magical glow of lights, sing along to Christmas carols, drink hot chocolate and visit with Santa.

Stay at Midland Accommodation
More information on Tourism Midland
Festival of Trees
Minden -Minden Hills Cultural CentreNovember 22-24, 2013
Festival of Trees is a magical event for the entire family, filled with wonderful things to see, interesting shops to visit, fun activities for children and a few surprises all with a Christmas theme. Find one of a kind decorated trees, garlands, wreaths & centre pieces.
Stay at 
Minden Accommodation
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Light Up the ParkParry Sound
November 22, 2013  Market Square Park
An annual event to start the Festive Season. Free turkey draws and hot chocolate. Music and caroling followed by a visit from Santa. 
Stay at
Parry Sound Accommodation

Festival of Trees 
Sudbury
Throughout November 2013
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 
Sudbury Accommodation

Festival of Trees
Orillia
Throughout November 2013
The 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 .
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Orillia Accommodation

Festival of Northern Lights Catch The Magic 
Owen Sound 
November 15, 2013 to January 4, 2014
More than 300 light displays twinkling along the banks of the Sydenham River and at Harrison Park.  Several weeks of events, including concerts, craft shows, a Santa Claus parade, house tours, horse-drawn carriage rides and Christmas celebrations. The festival is a National Winter Lights Champion and Festivals & Events Ontario Multiple Award Winner.   
Stay at Owen Sound & Area Accommodation

 
Kapuskasing Festival of Lights
Kapuskasing, ON  
November 16, 2013 to beginning of January 2014
Riverside park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with over 100,000 shimmering lights and displays. 

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CHRISTMAS BAZAARS and ARTS & CRAFT SHOWS
 

Midhurst Arts and Crafts Home TourSaturday, November 23, from 10-5 and SundayNovember, 24, 2013...from 10-4 pm.
Free, self-guided shopping tour in homes and studios. . One of a kind paintings, pottery, jewellery, soap, candles, home decor and sweet treats! The tour is free and visits 14 homes Midhurst and Snow Valley with over 30 Artisans.  Tour map and details available at 
www.midhurstartsandcrafts.com
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels in Barrie

Annual Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Rosemont, ON Dufferin Museum
November 23– December 8, 2013
Over 40 artists and artisans. One-of-a-kind items include candlesticks, clothing, jewellery, baskets, two and three dimensional works of art, seasonal wreaths and decorations, wooden bowls and hooked rugs, candles, honey, bath products and much more!
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Alliston, 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

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CHRISTMAS PARTIES and GETAWAYS

Plan ahead for festive parties with friends and families and your family holiday getaway.

Snow Valley Resort

Christmas with Neighbours
Snow Valley is proud to offer a festive evening of Dining, Dancing & Festive Cheer . Whether it's your company Christmas Party or your gathering with friends & family let them take care of all the details.  Reserve with Snow Valley and enjoy a wonderful evening of Chirstmas With Neighbours!
  • Friday November 29th
  • Saturday December 7th
  • Saturday December 14th
Package price is $375 plus taxes for tables up to 8 guests. Gratuity is not included.


Kempenfelt Conference Centre -Barrie

Christmas Lunches, Christmas Dining, Festive Buffet Dinner and Dance and Christmas Party B&B Specials
Book a guest room after your Christmas function at a special Christmas B&B Rate of $75 per room based on double occupancy. Rate includes accommodation and a full hot station-style breakfast buffet for two in the morning.

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 SKI AND SNOWBOARD SWAP

 
Madawaska Mountain
Barry's Bay
November 23-24, 2013
Come and browse new and used ski and  snow board equipment for sale at great prices.  Purchase your season pass.

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Carriage Ridge Resort Fall Getaway Offer 
October 21 - November 24, 2013

Stay at Carriage Ridge Resort and enjoy the Fall colours. Have fun at a local farm, visit a haunted house or hike through the woods.


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FAMILY FUN



Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre-Midland
November 23-24
Live Animal Show.  Wet n' Scaly.
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Midland, ON
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MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie 
Family Sunday Workshops
November 24
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.

Stay at resorts, inns, hotels in Barrie, Ontario 


PLAN AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS EVENTS




Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons -Midland 
First Light

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.


Celebrate SantaFest & Thank Santa Events
Santa’s Village, Bracebridge Muskoka

SantaFest Days
December 21 to 23,  2013

and
Thank Santa Day
December 28, 2013

11:00am until 4:00pm
Come celebrate winter and the joy of the season with Santa and his Elves!
Admission is $8.00/person and children under 2 are free

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HOLIDAY SEASON CONCERTS
Plan ahead for Holiday Season Concerts
Rock Your Holiday Season with Live Concerts at Deerhurst

David Wilcox Holiday Party | Saturday, November 30, 2013
Concert only: $44* per person, plus tax

Dinner & Concert: $79* per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Book Concert & Dinner here or call (855) 461-4393, option #3
Overnight Package .Stayover from $288* per night

Kim Mitchell Holiday Party | Saturday, December 7, 2013
Dinner & Concert: $79* per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Book Concert & Dinner here or call (855) 461-4393, option #3
Overnight Package .  Stayover from $288* per night

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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
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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.  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.

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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.  View Calendar for upcoming events.

Minden Santa Claus Parade
November 23, 2013 11:30am
Haliburton Docks
November 24
Sport your ugliest Christmas sweater or create one of your own. Put on a fake beard or Santa hat and jingle your way across the finish line.


Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden
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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
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.

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. 

Christmas Tree Lighting
Midland Town Dock
November 22, 2013


Stay at Resorts, Inns Hotels in
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.
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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.

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Ontario's Highlands Destination
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ORO STATION


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

2013-14 Ski Memberships available.
Youth Cross Country Ski Programs
Register Now For Kids Ski Programs
Hardwood Ski and Bike offers recreational cross country ski lessons for children between ages 3-13. Programs are focused on fun and skill in order to introduce a life long activity and a love of winter.  Space is limited so register soon.




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OTTAWA and OTTAWA VALLEY DESTINATION

Europen Union Film Festival
Libray and Archives -Ottawa
November 14 -December 1Annual showcase of the best of contemporary cinema produced in the European Union.

Barry’s Bay Santa Claus Parade
November 23 2013
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