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Holiday season events in Ottawa

As the cooler winter weather arrives, Canada’s charming capital gets into the holiday spirit with a flurry of special events in November and December. You’ll find colourful cityscapes decorated with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, festive markets, seasonal entertainment, and culinary delights. Here are just some of the special holiday events taking place in the Ottawa region that will surely get you into a jolly holiday mood in 2021.

Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair
Why not support local businesses this Christmas through the Glebe Craft and Artisan fair? Excited to host in-person, this annual event is returning…
Handel's Messiah
Experience the joy and mystery exuded from Handel’s Messiah as we celebrate our relationship to the divine this holiday season. Conducted by Bernard…
Holiday Art Market
Visit this merry craft market with an array of outstanding goods and crafts perfect for your holiday shopping! Take in the cheerful atmosphere with…
Holiday Art Sale
The Ottawa School of Art hosts a holiday fundraising art sale at its ByWard Market campus.
National Arts Centre
Holiday Cirque
Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of the NAC Orchestra combined with the thrill of the circus from Troupe Vertigo’s outstanding performances…
Holiday Craft Fair
Support local this holiday by visiting the Holiday Inn & Suites Craft Fair lined with a multitude of Ottawa Artisans. Discover unique finds from…

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