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15 Best Holiday Events in Canada

Posted on 14 December 2015

As the holidays are coming up, we know some of you may have a vacation planned to a sunny destination. But for those that are staying here in Canada’s winter wonderland, we’ve got a list of 15 great local events you can share with the whole family! Missing an event in your city? Be sure to write us in the comments below. Love, LNBF


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In Ontario

Toronto Waterfront

Winterfest on Toronto's Waterfront Dec.18 - Dec.20

Ugly Sweater Cocktail Cruise with fun food stations! Dog shows + Beavertails Eating contest all come together at the beautiful Toronto's waterfront. Snap a picture with Santa and YOUR DOG on December 19th.

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Live Nativity Pageant in Newmarket Dec. 21 - Dec. 24 at 7pm & 8pm

Celebrate the Christmas season by watching a live play of the birth of Jesus. A great outing for the whole family!

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Cobourg's First Night Celebrations Dec.31 7pm-10pm

Enjoy a free night of activities for the whole family at the Rotary Harbourfront Park. Skating, wagon rides - plus enjoy fireworks at 10pm!

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In British Columbia



See Stanley Park transformed into a million twinkling lights. Great for young kids and those who are young at heart!

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Spirit of Christmas Railtours in Kamloops Dec 17-19, 21

Ride a traditional steam train across the beautiful Kamloops area. Gingerbread and hot cocoa will be served on the ride. What a wonderful way to make Christmas memories with your family!



 In Alberta


canmore cave

Spirit in the Mountain in Canmore Dec. 18 - Dec. 22 at 6pm

Enjoy a magical evening of Christmas cheer as you are lead down through the twisting passages of Rats Nest Cave. The Grand Gallery will be transformed into one of the most unique and spectacular concert settings you will ever see.

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bbq dance barn

Country Christmas Dinner & Dance in Lake Louise Dec.23, 26, 29 at 6:30pm

At $60 per person (or $30 for children), you can enjoy a traditional western BBQ Christmas dinner in a barn! Enjoy live country rock band with your dinner, plus a sleigh ride to and back from the location.

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christmas reflections

Christmas Reflections in Edmonton Dec.11 - Dec. 30 5pm-9pm, weekends 2pm-6pm

Step back into Christmas past and celebrate the holidays as they did a century ago. Strap on some snowshoes and go for a hike, sing Christmas carols with the whole family!

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In Manitoba


winter wonderland

Canad Inns Winter Wonderland in Winnipeg  Dec. 4 - Jan 2 6pm-10pm

As Manitoba's largest drive-thru light show - experience the presentation of one million lights in 26 different themed areas, all in Red River Exhibition Park!

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In Saskatchewan



 School Break Winter Crafts at Meewasin Valley Centre in Saskatoon Dec. 26 - Jan 3 9am-5pm

Drop in on donation basis and make some crafts with your kids (or grandchildren!). Add to their collaborative paper quilt which will be on display at the Meewasin Valley Centre for all of January, 2016. 

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 The Enchanted Forest in Saskatoon Nov. 21 - Jan. 9, 5:30-10pm

Drive through a lighted-up enchanted forest or opt for a traditional horse-drawn wagon by special booking.

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In Quebec



 Christmas Magic in Old Quebec in Quebec City Dec. 19 - Jan 2

Explore the heart of Old Quebec and the Petit-Champlain with a guided tour. Meet Santa Claus & have a bite to eat!

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Holiday Fun at Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal Dec. 22 -29 *FREE*

Enjoy free admission plus themed workshops where kids can make arts & crafts at Montreal's Fine Art Museum. But that's not all, check out for more Montreal Christmas events here.

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In the Maritimes



December Flamenco Fiesta in Halifax, Nova Scotia Dec. 17

Not a big fan of snow? Heat it up with flamenco dancers at the Seahorse Tavern in Halifax. Enjoy tapas, Spanish wines and sangria!

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St. Andrews By The Sea Festival in New Brunswick, all December

A Season of Light and Wonder is the month-long festival which features Firemen’s Candlelight Parade, holiday treasures at The Fairmont Algonquin Hotel and the beautifully decorated historic Ross Museum.

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