December 2020 Real Estate Newsletter
Wednesday Dec 09th, 2020
The Holidays are just around the corner! The snow is almost here and chilly temperatures along with it. There are many attractions and activities that will take place this month throughout the city. From Christmas markets, to light shows, here is a break down of a few events that will be taking place within Ottawa.
Festive December Activities
Magic of Lights
Magic of Lights, located at Wesley Clover Parks on 411 Corkstown Road, is a 2-kilometer drive-through light show. There are over 300 displays, LED lighting and animations and you don’t even leave your vehicle! Tickets start at $22 and the event runs from November 13thto January 9th. Visit https://magicoflights.com/events/ottawa/ for more details.
Alight at Night
Visit the largest outdoor light festival in Eastern Ontario located in the Upper Canada Village. Over 1 million lights decorated over heritage buildings, trees, and fences. A great event for the family! Tickets start at $14.
Visit https://www.uppercanadavillage.com/events/alight-at-night/ for more information.
A Country Christmas
Visit Saunders Farm for their Country Christmas. They offer many outdoor activities – wagon rides, mazes, Christmas displays, and more. They also have a farm shop and a local vendor market. Warm drinks and delicious treats are on the menu as well. A great place to visit during the day with your family. Get your tickets before they sell out: https://saundersfarm.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/31535?catID=31101&
Santa's Parade of Lights in Orleans
A drive-thru Santa Parade will be held at the Place d’Orleans OC Transpo Park and Ride. Santa will be on his float to wave hello, an Ottawa Fire Services ladder truck will be on-site holding up an LED Christmas tree, and volunteers will be collecting donations of toys or cash. The Drive-thru parade will be held on December 5th from 5-8pm.
This Month’s Neighbourhood Feature: Osgoode
Osgoode Village is wonderful community located south of Manotick and west of Greely. Homes prices are still a great bargain in the area and many are perfect for renovating. The main street offers a grocery store, an arena, a public school, a gas station/LCBO/Beer Store and a great pub called the Red Dot Café. During the spring – fall seasons, La Cantina is open and serves some of the most delicious Mexican street food I have ever tasted! Vibration Studios is also on the main street and offers live music, coffee, drinks and more. Pick your own apples at the Log Cabin Orchard or take home a delicious pie. They also have pumpkins in the fall and Christmas trees in December. Osgoode is full of beautiful walking and biking trails that go on for miles and miles. A day trip to Osgoode is highly recommended!
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