16 Magical Christmas Events in Ottawa for 2021

With the start of the winter weather, people start prepping for Christmas. If you live in Ottawa, you should know that it's one of the best places to enjoy Christmas. Here you can find colorful cityscapes that are decorated with scores of twinkling lights, seasonal entertainment, festive markets, and even culinary delights. Here is a list of the top 17 Magical Christmas Events in Ottawa for 2021.

1.       A Country Christmas

Make your days more appealing with pre-cut Christmas trees, wagon rides, and Christmas displays. Shop at a Farm Shop to help local vendors and enjoy the decorations while you drive through the night. Enjoy it from November 27, 2021, to January 2, 2022. Read more here.

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2.       Alight at Night, Upper Canada Village 

Have you seen more than one million lights? No? Stroll through Upper Canada Village and experience it today. The fun includes Christmas music, BeaverTails, and more. The fun begins on November 26, 2021, and lasts till January 1, 2022. Read more here.

3.       Ottawa Art Gallery

Enjoy original artworks and hand-crafted gifts and make the Christmas gifting process more special. The Art & Parcel Holiday Sale at Ottawa Art Gallery will start from November 13, 2021, and will last till January 10, 2022. Read more here.

4.       Christmas Down on the Farm

Have a magical time at the Log Farm, where you can pick the best Christmas tree, have hot Apple cider Vinegar, visit Sant's workshop, and get a wagon ride. The fun lasts from November 28, 2021, to December 23, 2021. Read more here.

5.       Christmas Lights Across Canada

From early December to early January each year, you can see scores of dazzling holiday lights throughout downtown Ottawa from 5.30 PM to 1 AM. See the light illuminate parks, buildings, and streetscapes this year. Read more here

6.       Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair

Discover unique products, engage with local talent, and promote local purchases at Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair that will take place from November 20. 2021 to November 28, 2021. Holiday shopping is sorted! Read more here.

7.       Handel's Messiah

Celebrate your relationship with the divine this Christmas with Handel's Messiah. This masterpiece will be presented on December 15 and 16, 2021. Read more here.

8.       Holiday Art Sale

The Ottawa School of Art will be hosting a holiday fundraising art sale at its ByWard Market campus. The official dates aren't out yet. Read more here.

9.       Holiday Cirque

The National Arts Centre plans to mesmerize you from Dec 9-11, 2021, thanks to the NAC Orchestra that will be combined with the thrill of the circus from Troupe Vertigo's outstanding performances. The event will have classics like "A Caribbean Sleigh Ride," "March of the Toys," and "What Child is This?" Read more here.

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10.   Holiday Craft Fair

Up your Christmas shopping game with Holiday Inn & Suites Craft Fair that will feature pottery, spices, jewelry, and much more crafted by Ottawa Artisans. It will be organized on November 28, 2021. Read more here.

11.   Magic of Lights

Get in holiday mode from the comfort of your car by enjoying a lights drive-through display that will be held from November 19, 2021, to January 8, 2022. A LED lights display lasting 2 km is worth visiting! Read more here.

12.   Metcalfe Farmers' Christmas Market

Refill on homegrown produce and shop locally made treasures before anyone else at Metcalfe Farmers' Christmas Market on December 18, 2021. Here you can find everything from coffee to wine and even home decor items crafted by 50+ vendors. Read more here.

13.   Nutcracker

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet is descending upon the National Arts Centre to perform the Canadian version of the timeless story of Nutcracker. Feel free to Join Clara in her fairy-tale reverie from Dec 3-5, 2021. Read more here.

14.   Ottawa Christmas Market

Spend quality time at Ottawa's European-style Christmas market. It's ideal for warm drinks, sumptuous foods, local shopping, traditional kiosks, and live performances. It is expected to go on from November 26, 2021, to December 22, 2021. Read more here.

15.   Watson's Mill's Christmas Craft Market

Explore the creations of two floors of distinct artisans at the annual Watson Mill's Christmas Market that will be organized from November 20 to December 5, 2021. Read more here

16.   Signatures Originals

Buy one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for your loved ones at this handmade marketplace. You can also meet and learn from Canada's makers, who will display their skills for you. Read more here.

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