Let’s welcome the wintry weather, and get outside this holiday season! Sure, sitting by the fire with a warm mug of hot chocolate, while watching your favourite holiday movie does sounds pretty great. But some days – or nights, it’s exciting to get out of the house to explore and discover the area, and have fun! Plus, there’s something refreshing about spending time outdoors, it can leave you feeling energetic, happy, and stress free – who doesn’t want that?! Lucky for us, there are fun festive events and activities in the area that will make the chilly weather much more enjoyable! Here are just a few ideas to get you started!
Santa Claus Parade and Tree Lighting
Downtown Brockville & City Hall
This year the Brockville Santa Claus Parade will be an evening parade! Head downtown for the tree lighting at city hall at 4:30pm, and then watch the parade put on by the Brockville Rotary beginning at 5:00pm. Enjoy as the floats light up the night! There will be food donation boxes available for the Brockville Food Bank.
Celebrating the Season – In Delta
December 2, 9, & 16
Lower Beverly Lake Park & Delta Mill
Bundle up for an evening stroll or wagon ride around Lower Beverly Lake Park to see all the trees and building all magically lit with over 90,000 lights. Christmas carols will be playing throughout the park, and don’t forget to bring your camera and wish list when you visit Santa’s workshop! (Admission is $5). Stop in at the Delta Mill for a free tour from 5:00pm-8:30pm. Come to Delta and take in the festive lights!
Walk or Hike at One of the Fabulous Trails in the Area
Step into nature with your family, friends, dog, or for some one-on-one time by yourself! This is a fun way to get some exercise, while catching up with your loved ones over the holidays. Check out the look-out point at Landon Bay, get a good hike in at Jones Creek, or stroll along the Mac Johnson Trails.
Alight at Night
Dec 1-2, 7-10, 14-17, 21-23, 26-31 & Jan 1-6
Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg
Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture perfect postcard setting! Close to one million lights adorn the heritage building, trees, and fences of Upper Canada Village creating a one-of-a –kind backdrop for its annual Alight at Night Festival – a true winter wonderland!
Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, 26-31, Jan 1-6
Fort Henry, 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston
Where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River, in historic Fort Henry, the spirit of winter has found a place to live. Every night it howls softly into the wind, a spell concealing it’s beautify form anyone but those with a warm heart. Find your path through an enchanted land, across a frozen landscape, to reignite your winter spirit at Lumina Borealis.