Family & Kids' Events - Ottawa

Family Fun events in Ottawa – Family festivals, music, children’s theatre & more!

16 Nov

Wesley Clover Parks, 411 Corkstown Road, Nepean

November 16, 2018 To January 5, 2019

12:00 AM To 11:59 PM


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. Read more…

Vintage Village of Lights
30 Nov

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

November 30, 2018 To December 23, 2018

3:00 PM To 11:59 PM

[email protected]

Regular Admission

Join us at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum for our Vintage Village of Lights! There’s holiday cheer to share with family, friends, and loved ones of all ages… Read more…

30 Nov

Upper Canada Village , 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg

November 30, 2018 To January 5, 2019

5:00 PM To 9:00 PM

$12 to $16

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… Read more…

01 Dec

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

December 1, 2018 To December 23, 2018

12:00 AM To 11:59 PM


$15 to $16.50

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

05 Dec

Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington St, Ottawa

December 5, 2018 To January 7, 2019

5:30 PM To 11:59 PM



Bundle up, grab your family and friends and head to Parliament Hill for the Illumination Ceremony of the 34th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada. Read more…

05 Dec

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

December 5, 2018 To December 23, 2018

12:00 AM To 11:59 PM


$26 - $52 + charges

It’s 1940s Quebec – Habs country – and young Roch proudly wears his #9 hockey sweater day and night, until it is too small and worn to… Read more…

13 Dec

Shenkman Arts, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa

December 13, 2018 To December 16, 2018

12:00 AM To 11:59 PM

613-580-ARTS (2787)

$24 to $42

This Christmas, 9th Hour Theatre Company brings back the deep magic of Narnia to the Ottawa stage with the beloved characters and timeless story by C.S. Read more…

15 Dec

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

December 15, 2018 To December 16, 2018

12:00 AM To 11:59 PM



A captivating mix of intrigue and shivers, this tale draws on the roots of Perrault and Grimm to imagine modern-day witches, bold and stubborn, just the way… Read more…

Winter Frolic
26 Dec

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

December 26, 2018 To January 6, 2019

9:30 AM To 4:00 PM

Regular Admission

Join us at the Museum this holiday season for a fun exploration of vintage toys and classic games. Read more…

27 Dec

Kanata Theatre, 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata

December 27, 2018 To December 30, 2018


Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your… Read more…

20 Jan

National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

January 20, 2019

12:00 AM To 11:59 PM


$11.25 - $15.5 + charges

Percussionists use unconventional instruments in this high energy theatrical rally race with Captain Kit Crash and his clumsy driver, Whiplash. Read more…

01 Feb

Various Venues, Ottawa

February 1, 2019 To February 18, 2019

9:00 AM To 11:59 PM


Free & ticketed events

Winterlude transforms Canada’s Capital Region into the ideal destination to celebrate Canadian traditions in wintertime. Read more…

08 Feb

Dows Lake, Ottawa

February 8, 2019 To February 9, 2019

Free for Spectators

Taking place on the historic Rideau Canal Skateway, Ottawa Ice Dragon Boat Festival competitors thrill visitors to the National Capital Region and Winterlude by racing along the… Read more…

Kanata Nordic Snow Day
10 Feb

Wesley Clover Parks, 401 Corkstown Road, Nepean

February 10, 2019

10:00 AM To 11:59 PM


Kanata Nordic hosts their annual Snow Day for all to enjoy! Embrace winter with a variety of outdoor activities all at no charge: xc skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering,… Read more…

02 Mar

EY Centre, Hall 2, 4899 Uplands Dr, Ottawa

March 2, 2019 To March 3, 2019

12:00 AM To 11:59 PM

613-238-1818 x 260

$0 - $42

KIDSFEST Ottawa is the National Capital Region’s BIGGEST and BEST Kids show and expo, promoting fun, creative, and educational activities for parents and children alike. Read more…

13 Mar

Algonquin Commons Theatre, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa

March 13, 2019 To March 16, 2019

2:00 PM To 11:59 PM

$39.50 - $99.50

Starvox Entertainment and Potted Productions have announced that London’s West End hit Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff, presented by… Read more…