Christmas in Ottawa

Welcome to Christmas in Ottawa! We love Ottawa at Christmastime. It is such a magical time of year! The Christmas trees are all lit with beautiful, twinkling lights, there are decorations on houses and street corners and there are entire families outside playing in the snow.

There isn't anywhere else we would rather be for Christmas.

If you are spending Christmas in Ottawa then we are pleased to tell you that there is so much for you to do. There are Christmas activities festivities for all age groups. Once Christmas is all over, don't forget that there are still Ottawa New Year's Eve celebrations to partake in!!

We know that Christmas is a busy time of year and your time is precious so we want to make sure that you make the most of it.

Our Ottawa Christmas section is here to provide you with information on:

Christmas In Ottawa

Christmas Parades in Ottawa & Surrounding Area

Ottawa - Help Santa Toy Parade
November 22, 2014
11:00am start
The parade will head East on Wellington then south on Bank and then East onto Laurier.
*** Don't forget that they will be collecting new toys and donations for the less fortunate children in Ottawa (this website is the official website but we have noticed that it doesn't always work)

Almonte Holiday Night Parade
Sunday, December 7, 2014

Barrhaven Lions Light Up the Night
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Along Strandherd Drive

Carleton Place
2014 BIA Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Beginning at 5pm

Carp - Santa Claus Parade
December 13, 2014

Clarence-Rockland Parade of Lights
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 4:30pm
Along Laurier Street, starting at the Your Independent Grocer. Ends with a visit with Santa at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

Constance & Buckham's Bay Santa Claus Parade
December 6, 2014
1:00 - 5:00pm
Floats gather on Baillie Ave for a 1:00pm start. Parade runs along Bayview to Len Purcell and winds up at the community centre for hots dogs, Santa, and hot chocolate. Be sure to check out the Christmas Craft Fair.
Please bring your non-perishable food item for the West Carleton Food Bank.

Gananoque Santa Claus Parade
November 29, 2014
4:30 - 6:00pm
The parade will depart from the High School on Elizabeth St and will turn onto King St to the Town Park. Santa and a couple of his reindeer will be in the park following the parade to meet with children and to hand out some presents! There will also be a couple of the bands staying to entertain us so get your caroling voices tuned up for a fun evening to set the holiday spirit!

Kanata - Hazeldean Mall/Lions Club Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Merrickville Santa Claus Parade
December 6, 2014

Metcalfe Santa Claus Parade and Food Drive
Date and time for 2014 to be announced

Orleans - Santa's Parade of Lights
November 29, 2014
Route along St. Joseph Blvd.

Pakenham Santa Claus Parade and Celebration
December 6, 2014

Perth Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Leaving Sunset Blvd at 5pm

Richmond - Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014
4:00 - 5:00pm

Russell Santa Claus Parade
November 30, 2014
Beginning at the Russell Arena at 1pm

Stittsville - Parade of Lights
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Beginning at 6:00pm
Starting at Carp Road, running along Main Street and ending at Carleton-Cathcart
They will be lighting the lights at Village Square Park when the parade is over

Besides parades, there are so many other Christmas activities around the Ottawa area such as having breakfast with Santa, taking a sleigh ride along beautifully lit streets, enjoying thousands of Christmas lights on various buildings throughout the city, finding hidden crafted treasures at numerous craft shows and so much more. Check out our complete list of Christmas activities and events in Ottawa.

We will be updating our Christmas in Ottawa section regularly so check back often.

Happy Holidays to those of you celebrating Christmas. HoHoHo!

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