Ottawa Tourism

The Holiday Season in Canada’s Capital

As the holiday season approaches, Ottawa comes alive with colourful lights, fun activities and cultural experiences. Gaze at hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights while you visit museums, do some holiday shopping and relax with a drink or at the spa. The holiday season is magical in Canada’s capital!

National Gallery of Canada

3-day Itinerary: A Holiday Season Getaway

Use this handy three-day itinerary as inspiration to plan your own special holiday getaway to Ottawa this year.

Christmas Lights Across Canada

Christmas Lights Across Canada

See the city sparkle and shine with thousands of colourful lights and a multimedia show projected on Parliament Hill.

Lansdowne Christmas Aberdeen Pavilion

Holiday Season Events in Ottawa

Get into the holiday spirit with special Christmas programming throughout the city.


Ottawa Christmas Market at Lansdowne

Festive fare, live entertainment and holiday fun await in Canada’s capital at the Ottawa Christmas market!


Holiday season highlights to photograph in Ottawa

With giant Christmas trees and countless colourful lights, Canada’s capital is full of places where you can take gorgeous holiday season photos.


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