Deck The Halls & Pop The Cork in Ontario’s Cottage Country: Seasonal Events to Get the Party Started

Concerts, holiday trains, downhill torch runs, New Year’s Eve parties and more! There’s a ton happening this Christmas season in Algonquin Park, the Almaguin Highlands, Loring-RestouleMuskoka and Parry Sound. Here’s just a partial list of all the festive fun you’ll find in Ontario’s cottage country:


Oxtongue Lake Community Christmas Tree Lighting: December 1


Christmas Craft Market at 250 Clark Powassan: November 18
Magnetawan Christmas Bazaar: November 18
Christmas Art and Craft Show & Sale Burk’s Falls: November 24-25
Christmas Craft Sale Emsdale: November 25
Highland Christmas Craft Show Sundridge: November 25
ARBF Agricultural Society Christmas Craft & Bake Sale Burk’s Falls: December 1-2
Christmas Begins In Kearney: December 2
Classical Brunch Series – Christmas Concert South River: December 15


Annual Christmas Sale at Board’s Honey Farm Nipissing: December 9-24


Christmas Needle Felting Workshop Bracebridge: November 14
MAC Christmas Show & Sale Bracebridge: November 17-19
Port Carling Santa Claus Parade: November 18
Holiday Card Making Workshop Bracebridge: November 18
Huntsville Santa Claus Parade: November 24
Holiday Pooch Parade Huntsville: November 24
Winter Urn Workshop Dwight: November 25
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Bracebridge: November 25-26
Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade: November 25
Santa’s Festival of Lights and Shopping Party Bracebridge: December 1
XMUS Festival Bracebridge: December 1-3
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Home Tour Bracebridge: December 2
Light Up Dwight Night: December 2
Christmas Urn Workshop Dwight: December 2
Crafted Muskoka Holiday Arts Market Huntsville: December 2

Bracebridge Santa Claus Parade: December 3
Christmas in Muskoka Concert Huntsville: December 3
SantaFest Bracebridge: December 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23
Rug Hooking Christmas Ornament Workshop Bracebridge: December 9
Baysville Santa Claus Parade: December 10
A Skydiggers Christmas Gravenhurst: December 16
North Pole Climb Bracebridge: December 21
A Portage Flyer Christmas Huntsville: December 23
Christmas Centerpiece Workshop Dwight: December 23
Torchlight Parade Huntsville: December 24
All-Canadian New Year’s Eve Gravenhurst: December 31
Blackburn Brothers Gravenhurst: December 31
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Huntsville: December 31
Sawdust City New Year’s Eve Party Gravenhurst: December 31
Liv Muskoka New Year’s Eve Party Bracebridge: December 31
Kelly’s Kitchen Pub New Year’s Party Bracebridge: December 31


Light Up The Park: November 17
Breakfast with Santa: November 18
Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade: November 25
5th Annual One of a Kind Christmas Show: November 25-26
CP Holiday Train Mactier, Parry Sound & Shawanaga: November 29
Wine and Wreath: December 1
Parry Sound Singers Christmas Show Orrville: December 2

Orillia Silver Band: December 3
The Barra MacNeils Christmas: December 6
Parry Sound Singers Christmas Show: December 10

New Years Eve Dance Party: December 31

To plan your holiday getaway to Ontario’s cottage country, click here. For info on more great events in the region, click here.

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