Events in Ottawa

Find the top events in Ottawa including free family events, concerts, festivals, live theatre, sports and more!

Search the events list and plan ahead to attend  some of the best events in  Ottawa. Stay up to date with what’s going on in the city!

17 Nov

Wesley Clover Parks, 411 Corkstown Road, Nepean

November 17, 2017 To January 6, 2018


Magic of Lights is a dazzling 2-kilometer drive-through holiday lights show featuring more than 300 spectacular displays using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Ottawa’s favorite holiday tradition. Read More >>

Vintage Village of Lights
24 Nov

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road, Ottawa

November 24, 2017 To December 17, 2017

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Regular Admission

Join us at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum for our Vintage Village of Lights! Step into a holiday tale of your own as you explore seasonal scenes and activities inspired by classic Christmas stories and songs of years past. Read More >>

29 Nov

Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

November 29, 2017 To December 16, 2017



When Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, lands in the Darling family nursery, Wendy and her little brothers are persuaded by promises of adventure to fly away with him to the magical Neverland. Read More >>

01 Dec

Upper Canada Village , 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg

December 1, 2017 To January 6, 2018

$13.95 to $15.95

Bundle up for an evening stroll through this picture-perfect postcard setting!Close to one million lights adorn the heritage buildings, trees and fences of Upper Canada Village creating a one-of-a-kind magical backdrop for its annual Alight at Night Festival…a true winter wonderland! Each year Upper Canada Village is transformed into this one-of-a-kind holiday… Read More >>

02 Dec

Rideau Hall, Sussex Drive, Ottawa

December 2, 2017 To March 25, 2018



Visitors can enjoy a unique skating experience on Rideau Hall’s historic skating rink, which was first installed in the time of Lord Dufferin, governor general from 1872 to 1878. Today, you can step back in time and go for a skate on this historic rink which is also now refrigerated. Read More >>

02 Dec

Worldview Studio and Gallery of Fine Art, 210 Blackburn Avenue, Ottawa

December 2, 2017 To December 17, 2017



Mitchell and Janet have had a busy summer paddling, adventuring and course painting a record of their travels with dozens of new works. Read More >>

02 Dec

Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm, 2452 York's Corners Road, Edwards

December 2, 2017 To December 23, 2017



Celebrate Christmas through the eyes of the elves! An interactive children’s activity in the heart of a snow capped elf village. Read More >>

Ottawa Farmers’ Market’s Christmas Market
02 Dec

Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park & EY Centre, Ottawa

December 2, 2017 To December 23, 2017


With over 120 vendors of locally grown and locally made food, and arts and crafts, including guest vendors from neighbouring markets, the Christmas Market serves as a great one-stop shop for host gifts, stocking stuffers, and ingredients for holiday dinners and entertaining. Read More >>

05 Dec

National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin St, Ottawa

December 5, 2017 To December 24, 2017

613.947.7000 Ext 280

$33.00 - $86.00

In Victorian London, bitter, selfish Ebenezer Scrooge spends Christmas Eve counting his money. But unexpected visits by the ghost of his former partner Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come change his life forever. Read More >>

07 Dec

EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa

December 7, 2017 To December 17, 2017



Originals Ottawa Christmas Craft Sale brings the very best that the Canadian handmade community has to offer to the Nation’s Capital for a magical ten-day holiday shopping event. Read More >>

07 Dec

Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa

December 7, 2017 To January 7, 2018



Bundle up, grab your family and friends and head to Parliament Hill for the Illumination Ceremony of the 33rd edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada. Read More >>

07 Dec

Parliament Hill, Wellington Street, Ottawa

December 7, 2017 To February 28, 2018

FREE, Tickets Required

From December 7, for the first time ever, Canadians and visitors of all ages will glide into winter by skating with their friends and family on a NHL-size rink on Parliament Hill. Read More >>

08 Dec

Theatre du Casino du Lac-Leamy,1 Blvd du Casino, Gatineau

December 8, 2017 To December 16, 2017


Stayin’Alive creates a realistic experience of hearing the Gibbs brothers in concert with an exciting set list full of the Bee Gees favorites. The concert will feature classic hits such as Night Fever, Jive Talkin, How Deep is Your Love, and the iconic smash hit Stayin’Alive. Read More >>

16 Dec

Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank St., Ottawa

December 16, 2017

$129.00 - $499.00

The Ottawa Senators will host the Montreal Canadiens in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic™ outdoor game at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, Dec. 16. This event will be the NHL’s last major event of the Centennial Year. Read More >>

16 Dec

Fourth Stage, 1 Elgin, Ottawa

December 16, 2017

$15 - $20

Her Harbour is the moniker of Montreal born, Ottawa based singer-songwriter Gabrielle Giguère. Employing autoharp and piano as her primary instruments of accompaniment, Giguère crafts deeply personal songs driven by her evocative voice and use of silence and rhythmic space. Read More >>

16 Dec

NAC, 1 Elgin ST, Ottawa

December 16, 2017 To December 17, 2017


An egg. Fallen from the nest. She and He will find the most absurd and complicated way to put it back: they’ll have to invent some kind of machine. But what kind of egg is it? Hard to say: it’s making strange noises, and it keeps changing shape and colour. Read More >>

16 Dec

St Thomas the Apostle, 2345 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

December 16, 2017


Harmonia Choir of Ottawa and the Ottawa Wind Ensemble present Of Winds and Voices – a Christmas concert of seasonal music, both new and ‘classic.’ Directors Kurt Ala-Kantti and Mark Rocheleau. Read More >>

Deck The Halls Christmas Craft Show
16 Dec

St. George's Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave, Ottawa

December 16, 2017


Christmas season is just around the corner! Let’s welcome it with a Craft Show, a whoooole lot of fun! With 50 Local Vendors to support and shop from, with everything from…. Beeswax Candles, to Wood Works, and Knitted Goods. Jewelery, and Soaps. Read More >>

17 Dec

Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepoint Drive, Ottawa

December 17, 2017

$50.50 to $65.50

Ryder will be touring in support of her hit album, Utopia, which debuted at #1 on the albums chart after being released in May via Serenader Source/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Read More >>

17 Dec

Monkey Around Play & Learn Centre, 1650 Queensdale Avenue, Gloucester

December 17, 2017


Free - 14.50+tax

Most fun and kid-friendly holiday party in the city! Monkey Around will be jam packed full of fun activities, laughs and treats. Read More >>

17 Dec

Bâtisse AFPC/PSAC Building, 233 Gilmour Street, Ottawa

December 17, 2017



On Sunday, December 17, from 3:00-4:30PM, Dr. Eleanor Sutherland – Tommy Douglas-era champion of Medicare – will take the stage, addressing the question of how to win Pharmacare in 2018 with special guests Joel Harden, the newly selected Ottawa-Centre NDP candidate, and Emilie Taman, former Ottawa-Vanier NDP candidate. Read More >>

18 Dec

Azrieli Studio, Elgin St, Ottawa

December 18, 2017 To December 19, 2017


A Next Generation Leahy Christmas has been described as “breath-taking”, “astounding,” and “unforgettable.” Audiences simply don’t want the night to end because they have experienced something truly amazing and beautiful. Read More >>