Hit the road for a "One-Tank Trip" around Southern Ontario.
Adventures worth the drive from the syndicated newspaper/web column by Jim Fox
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Ontario's festive holiday events from Festivals & Events Ontario
Awaken your sense of wonder during this magical time of year
ONTARIO (Nov 8, 2016) When the air gets colder and the days
get shorter, communities in every corner of the province turn on the
lights! Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) is excited to share with
you 2016 Top 100 Festivals and Events and Best New Festival award
winner celebrating the Holiday Season. Get cozy with a mug of
something hot and sweet and tour through seasonally lit parks and
streets taking in all the season has to offer!
NOVEMBER’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: OPG Winter Festival of Lights Nov 19 – Jan
31 (Niagara Falls) www.wfol.com Awarded FEO “Festival
of Distinction”. Visit North Americas premier illumination festival,
enjoy dazzling light displays along its 5+km illumination route -
Niagara Parks, past the Falls, through Dufferin Islands and
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade Nov
19 (Niagara Falls) www.niagarafalls.ca Parade at 11am from
Victoria Ave. To Armoury St. Travelling north along Victoria to
Valley Way, right onto Valley Way, right onto Queen St. Ending at
River Lights Winter Festival Nov 19 – Dec
18 (Amherstburg) www.riverlights.ca Visit one of the
prettiest towns in Ontario for a winter wonderland experience!
2 delightfully decorated parks and warm up at the new
Gingerbread House at Toddy Jones Park. Victorian and Children's
themed LED light displays, period costumes, horse drawn carriage
rides and carollers bell ringers
First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Nov 24 – Dec 10 (Midland) www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca (Thurs to Sat
Evenings) A 17th century holiday season celebration. Under the
magical glow of 5,000 candFles, enjoy an enchanted evening on the
historic site, with First Nations drumming and singing.
Village Noel Temiskaming Nov 24 – 26
(Temiskaming Shores) www.villagenoel.com Awarded “Best New
Festival”. Local artisans will excite your senses with the
sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. The Village Noël will remind
of you of a European cultural gathering. A unique winter experience
that is well worth the trip to New Liskeard!
DECEMBER’S HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Christkindl Market Dec 1 – Dec 4 (Kitchener)
www.christkindl.ca Every Christmas,
since medieval times, towns & cities across Germany come alive
with the sights & sounds of Christmas. Kitchener City Hall is
home to Canada's original Festival of German Christmas.
Alight at Night Festival Dec 2 – Dec
31 (Morrisburg) www.uppercanadavillage.com Over a
million lights transform historic Upper Canada Village into Ontario’s
largest outdoor light festival, with horse-drawn wagon rides, Toy
Train, ferris wheel, Saint Nick & holiday festivities.
Discover why Ontario is the place to celebrate this delightful
festive season! Visit www.festivalsandeventsontario.ca to find a complete
listing of this year’s Top100 Festivals and Events in Ontario and
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festivalsandeventsontario.ca About Festivals & Events Ontario Festivals & Events Ontario (FEO) provides education, marketing
and advocacy services and operates Canada’s largest dedicated
festival and event Conference. FEO publishes and distributes an
annual 250,000 circulation (plus on-line exposure) consumer guide to
Ontario festivals & events, a second guide to promote its
industry supplier goods and services, facilitates industry-leading
marketing research, oversees an industry leading awards recognition
program, manages a dynamic on-line website, markets a weekly
festivals & events industry news-brief with a distribution
exceeding 4,500 email recipients and advocates at the provincial and
federal level for an improved operating environment within which its
members can successfully conduct their business. Visit festivalsandeventsontario.ca for more information.