7 Places to Visit in Ottawa This Christmas

7 Places to Visit in Ottawa This Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, especially in Ottawa. This is a beautiful city that looks even better when it is lit up with the beautiful colours of Christmas lights. There are several incredibly festive spots that you do not want to miss this holiday season. 


This place absolutely has the vibe of Christmas! Lansdowne features a beautiful light display, a massive Christmas tree, and phenomenal eateries. Head down to Lansdowne there’s plenty of parking and plenty of fun to be had! Bring the camera, we promise you’ll be taking photos and making memories. There’s also a rink of dreams so lace up those skates and enjoy a festive night! 

Wesley Clover Parks Magic of Lights

This is an absolutely stunning display of lights. Bring your family and pack up the car for a tour you won’t forget. This place is located in the west end of Ottawa near Kanata. You can pay at the gate or get tickets ahead of time online. There are thousands of lights including multiple light tunnels which will stun and amaze you. 

Briggs Tree Farm

Ever wanted to have a good old fashioned family Christmas? Bring your saw to choose and cut down your very own Christmas Tree. Enjoy a walk through their 100-acre woods and find the tree that speaks to you! You can also pick up an all-natural wreath or some festive gifts at their gift shop. They also have an antique barn that has some gems you could not find anywhere else. This spot is located at 4075 Rockdale Road in Navan. 

Confederation Park

This is a great spot that features a beautiful lights display. Just across the street, you can go for a skate at City Hall. From 6 pm to 12 am every night you can see the park lit up with beautiful Christmas lights. Grab a warm drink and go for a stroll through the park!  

Sparks Street

Looking for some great gifts from local businesses? Head to Spark Street. They feature plenty of great stores and eateries. Of course, there are plenty of Christmas lights to walk under along the cobblestone street. If this does not get you in the Christmas spirit then nothing will. 

Taffy Lane

Looking for a local and free option for some Christmas fun? Head to Taffy Lane in Orleans. The residents of this street have some of the most impressive Christmas displays in Canada. The lights will dazzle you and you can’t help but feel the love they put into making it special every year. Drive-by or park nearby and go for a stroll, you won’t regret it.

Cozy Up at Home 

There’s no place like home. Don’t feel like heading out? That's fine too. Cozy up with your family and your best PJs and put on a movie. Some of our favourites include Christmas Vacation, Elf, and Home Alone. Pick your favourite and enjoy! 

There is no shortage of great activities in Ottawa. Make some new traditions this year, enjoy the beautiful city. This is a special time of year, enjoy it! 

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