Friday, November 15, 2013

Santa Claus Parades, Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Christmas Bazaars, Culinary Events November 11-17

Bala Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013  1pm
Parade winds through the streets of Bala. Visit Santa after at THE Bala Community Centre - plus a free skate for all at the arena!
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Bala-Torrance,  Port Carling
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Annual Barrie Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013  5:00 pm
Annual Santa Claus parade  Theme “Christmas Past, Present & Future”
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Barrie, OntarioBarrie hotels on-line

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013   5:30 pm
This year’s theme is “”It's an Animal Christmas
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Sudbury, OntarioSudbury hotels on-line

Angus Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013 10am

Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade 
November 16, 2013  6:30 pm
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Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013   11am
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Alliston   Newmarket hotels on-line

Keswick Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013   1:30pm – 3:30pm 

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
November 16, 2013

Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2013  1:30pm
Treats, floats, clowns and, of course, the man in red!
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Lakefield, ON

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
November 17, 2013 2pm
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in 
Kawarthas, Ontario

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Annual Barrie Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 16, 2013
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the tree in downtown Barrie.
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Barrie Accommodation, ON   Book Barrie Hotels on-line

Township of Minden Hills Tree Lighting Ceremony
Minden Hills Cultural Centre
November 17, 2013
theme for the tree is “Nature Friendly
Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden
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Haliburton Highlands Destination

Festival of Trees 
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.
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Sudbury Accommodation

Festival of Trees
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 in downtown Owen Sound 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
Opening ceremonies November 16th- parade at 6:30 pm.  Riverside park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with over 100,000 shimmering lights and displays.
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Signatures Ottawa Christmas Show

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Convention Centre
November 13-17, 2013
180 of Canada’s best artists, artisans and designers!  Unique jewellery, fabulous fashions and accessories, visual art, functional home accessories & d├ęcor, natural body care lines and gourmet treats.
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Simcoe County Museum presents ‘Artisans’ Christmas Show’
Annual Artisans’ Sale
Barrie, ON
November 16-17, 2013 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days.  Admission: $6 per person
More than 50 artisans will take part in this artisan extravaganza. Buy unique gifts from local potters, painters, photographers, jewellery artists, food vendors, clothing creators and more!
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Barrie, OntarioBarrie hotels on-line

Jolly Holly Christmas Bazaar
Town of Blue Mountains, Clarksburg
St. George's Anglican Church
November 16, 2013

A great place to pick up scrumptious home baking for Christmas. Admission is free.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Collingwood, ON

Christmas Craft Show
November 16, 2013
Stothart Hall, Priceville

Over 30 vendors featuring baking, preserves, quilting, sewing, knitting, maple syrup, floral arranging, photography and much more. FREE admission; Hot lunch available
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Flesherton, ON

Winter Gift Show & Sale
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
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
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Collingwood, ON

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Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre-Midland
Nature Quest P.A Day Camp -November 15
November 16-17  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 17
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 



The Briars Resort & Spa
The Wonders of Wine at Lake Simcoe

Wine Appreciation Evening with "The Wine Baron'

November 16, 2013
 Rates are from $149 per person, per night in a guest room and from $209 per person in A lovely spacious two-bedroom cottages.
An evening of food and wine appreciation with a special menu with wines selected by "The Wine Baron" Paul Singer. Paul will lead a guided wine tasting including pre-dinner reception and gourmet dinner. Followed by dancing.

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.


Carriage Ridge Resort Fall Getaway Offer 
Resort Fall Sale 25% off 

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.


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.


Featured Resort Destinations and Events


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  


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


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.

Stay at Resorts, Inns, Hotels Haliburton,  Minden
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Haliburton Highlands 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



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.

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 Shopping Extravaganza
North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre
November 16

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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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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


Hardwood Ski and Bike
Open for mountain biking riding at reduced prices until the snow flies.
2013-14 Ski Memberships available.



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

The Ottawa Kennel Club's All Breed Championship Dog Show
Ernst & Young Centre
November 15-17
An international team of judges picks Canada’s Show of Shows winner.

Craft Fair November 17
Chalk River Lions Hall
Free Admission.
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.

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