Want to getaway during Christmas Break with the whole family or with your special someone? You don’t have to fly South when there are many wonderful opportunities in Ontario to enjoy time together – whether your want to spend a cold winter night by the fire or greet winter head on! Here are 10 Christmas Holiday Getaways!
Are you looking for an extra special getaway this season? Then Upper Canada Village may be the place to be! Can you think of a better way of spending Christmas holidays with your partner than holding hands and walking under a million lights or cuddling up for your own private tour of the lights on one of the Village’s two Pommier Carriages. Visit Upper Canada Village for this picture postcard winter getaway and enjoy the annual Alight at Night Festival. The Upper Canada Village offers an overnight package with options to stay at the Montgomery House in Upper Canada Village, which is a historic log building that offers modern comforts with 19th century charm or at the Guest House, a spacious, riverside two-story farmhouse featuring all of the amenities.
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Stay in a cozy cabin this winter and skate along 1.2 km of skating trail lit with tiki torches on New Years Eve (scheduled). Arrowhead provincial park opens for 2018-19 winter season on December 14. Go tubing, cross-country skiing or enjoy snowshoeing. Snow laden trees, icicles glistening in winter sun, quietly flowing waters fighting against old man winter, makes a winter trip to the park a dream winter getaway for the winter loving soul.
Arrowhead has camp cabins — a rustic one room cabin with a rustic wood interior. The cabin sleeps five on a queen bed and double/single bunk bed.
Nottawasaga Inn Resort
This resort in Nottawasaga Valley, Alliston is an option for families looking for an all inclusive getaway so close to Toronto. With an indoor tropical themed pool, 100ft waterslide, arcade and walking trails that will keep the kids entertained all weekend long to special family themed winter recreational activities, the Christmas Packages starts at $175 per night for two adults and two children.
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
One of Ontario’s best kept winter secrets is the MacGregor Point Provincial Park. Located on the shores of Lake Huron in Port Elgin, the park offers many winter activity options. As you drive in, experience the scenic surrounding, particularly stunning when it is covered in snow. One of the biggest winter attractions is the outdoor skating trail that provides and unforgettable experience for the entire family. An evening skate under the stars is also available! Spend a few days snowshoeing or skiing by booking one of those sixteen yurts that provide roofed accommodation in advance.
Country Christmas at Pine Vista Resort
Enjoy a festive meal, soak in at the”hot tub under the stars”, go cross country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, tobogganing, and hiking or treat yourself to a therapeutic massage for some pampering. There are also horse drawn sleigh rides followed by hot chocolate and cookies, winter carnival with face painting, tobogganing, maple taffy, plus crafts, movie nights, outdoor games, campfires and so much more.
Want to try dog sledding this holiday, and have a resort vacation with lots of entertainment and scrumptious meals? In Orillia’s Fern’s Resort you can immerse yourself in the magical winter wonderland of wooded countryside in Ontario’s Lake Country. In the Lakeside cottages with fireplaces rekindle and reconnect, go on private horse and cutter rides , and try the many winter activities. Or take some time for yoga or enjoy spa services, try a craft with your kid, get your tea leaves read ..and of course the famed Casino Rama is just 3 kilometers away!
Why not visit erstwhile Province of Canada’s Capital, Kingston this Holiday season? Experience Lumina Borealis at Fort Henry, when the historic site transformed in a magical land, welcoming visitors young and old to celebrate the wonder of winter and walk the awe-inspiring paths at Lumina Borealis. If you are planning New Year’s Eve in Kingston, then combine the trip with the New Year’s Eve party at the K-Rock Centre! The whole family can take part in the musical skate party, face-painting, crafts, a photo booth, light shows, sing-alongs, and more topped with a brilliant fireworks display. Want to stay in on New Year’s Eve, then consider staying at Delta Hotel with a fireworks-facing suite. Hotels like Ambassador Hotel, Secret Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront also have various packages that combine/offer discounts with tickets to Lumina Borealis.
Consider buying K-Pass Winter that is valid for 3 days that offers over $150 worth of admissions and value. The $59+hst pass includes admission to Lumina Borealis, Kingston Trolley Tours, Kingston Frontenacs Game, Kingston Walks, UNI Car Racing, Trailhead Skate Rental, and more.
Horseshoe for the Holidays
Suit up and hit the slopes for the day. Soar down Ontario’s largest snow tubing hill. Strap on some snowshoes and explore the beauty of the Copeland Forest in the winter. Take part in the many activities going on at the resort over the holidays–interactive family entertainment shows, movie nights, crafts, educational animal shows and so much more. Kick off 2019 by watching a torch light parade on the hills, followed by an amazing fireworks display. Hit the dance floor for the rest of the night at the New Year’s Eve Gala, or listen to some live music at the Crazy Horse Sports Bar & Grill.
The World’s Honeymoon destination is a great visit any season! This winter, with Winter Festival of lights in full swing, fireworks and a free New Years Eve concert, you are in for a treat. If you want to cozy up with your loved one, book a room facing the Falls and enjoy Fireworks from the window! And if you want to treat the kids, there is the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark too!
If you’re in need for a holiday getaway, the Blue Mountain Resort is an ideal place to go whether in winter or in summer! During Christmas season, the resort is all decked up with thousands of twinkling lights, festive storefronts and family-friendly entertainment with fireworks every Saturday night, horse and wagon rides, Santa, music and family activities. If you want to celebrate the New Year together with the whole family, you can join for a lively fun filled atmosphere with an incredible buffet dinner and entertainment or party. Want an adult party, then dance your gams off at the Roaring 20’s New Years Eve Party. In case you are hearing about this place for the first time – Blue Mountain is one of Ontario’s best ski resort with over 35 trails for beginners and advanced levels. If skiing or snowboarding isn’t for you, Blue Mountain offers an abundance of other activities in and around the village, such as snowshoeing, skating on the pond or just relaxing in a hot tub. For an even more relaxing experience, check out the Scandinave Spa.