///Free, or Almost Free, Friday

Free, or Almost Free, Friday

Our first weekend in December and the city is already exploding with seasonal events for the holidays. We have some FREE ones for you here:

Letters to Santa – Taking place on Saturday at the City of Ottawa Archives from 9 to 3 pm. Children can write their letters to Santa, enjoy some treats and play games. Everything is FREE!letter_to_santa

Mayor’s Christmas Celebration – Every year Mayor Jim Watson welcomes Ottawa residents to join him to celebrate Christmas. This celebration includes skating on the Sens Rink of Dreams, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, live performances and plenty of sweet treats. And, of course, Santa will be here.

2Christmas Market at Canadian Museum of History – This beautiful market takes place in the stunning Grand Hall and features goods from local artisans.

Christmas Markets – Numerous Christmas markets are happening throughout December all throughout the city.

Santa Claus Parades 

  • Parade of Lights Osgoode – Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Santa’s Parade @ Woodlawn – Saturday, December 3, 12:30 p.m.
  • Santa Claus Parade, Constance and Buckham’s Bay – Saturday, December 3, 12:30 p.m.
  • Manotick Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, December 3, 1 p.m.
  • Santa Claus Parade and Lighting of the Park, Richmond – Saturday, December 3, 5:30 p.m.

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