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Happy holidays happen in Ottawa in 2020

Happy holidays happen in Ottawa

This year’s holiday season is looking bright and cheerful in Canada’s capital! If you’re looking for a nearby holiday getaway without leaving Ottawa, you and your social bubble will love exploring national attractions, visiting Christmas-themed events and warming up over local cuisine. 

While enjoying your Ottawa holiday staycation, be sure to follow proper COVID safety protocols.

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