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5 Ways to get your Kids into the Holiday Spirit!

5 Ways to get your Kids into the Holiday Spirit!

Share the whimsy of the holidays with these family-friendly activities this December in Ottawa.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides & Holiday Choirs

Join John Cundell and his family for free horse drawn carriage rides through the ByWard Market neighbourhood every Saturday and Sunday in December before Christmas from 1pm – 4pm. Stop by the corner of George and ByWard between 12pm – 4pm to listen to great local choirs who are raising funds for their organizations and creating some holiday cheer!

Alight at Night

Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture-perfect postcard setting! Close to one million lights adorn the heritage buildings, trees and fences of Upper Canada Village creating a one-of-a-kind magical backdrop for its annual Alight at Night Festival…a true winter wonderland!

The World for Christmas

A mischievous little girl searches the world over for her Christmas presents and encounters some colourful ways of celebrating this special holiday as well as the universal values we all share; featuring best-loved Christmas carols, flutes, drums, and sleigh bells of course! National Arts Centre, December 7, 2014.

Stanley’s Christmas Village

Have you ever wondered how Santa gets around the whole world in just one night? Just a short drive southeast of Ottawa, come experience Stanley’s Christmas Village as your whimsical guide whisks you away on a magical horse-drawn ride through the forest to an enchanted village. Each family will have a chance to meet with the Chief Elf Officer who will personally see to it that your letters to Santa get to the big man himself! Everyone will leave with a special something and have a chance to warm up with a hot cup of cocoa upon return.

Vintage Village of Lights

Explore traditions from days gone by in an enchanted setting at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum in the east end of Ottawa! Visitors will experience Christmas traditions of the 1930s with French Canadian storytelling, Christmas carols, holiday cuisine, gingerbread decorating, festive crafts and a visit with Santa Claus. Why not start your own tradition with a visit to the museum - with so much activity you’re sure to have a great time!

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