Top Things to Do in Ontario this January 2019

Things to Do in Ontario this January 2019

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From outdoor skating trails to theatre festivals, here are 33 of the best things to do this January in Ontario.

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes

Guided Night Snowshoe Hikes

Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional staff members guide your group on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Experience beautiful trails that wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall ... More Details
Where:
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures, 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd., The Blue Mountains
Rideau Canal Skateway

Rideau Canal Skateway

Every year during winter months, Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site welcomes visitors from all over the world to skate the 7.8 kilometers stretching from the downtown Ottawa to Hartwells Locks. The total ice surface is equivalent to more than 140 National Hockey League rinks, or more than 122 Olympic-sized hockey ... More Details
Where:
Rideau Canal, Ottawa
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Arrowhead Ice Skating Trail Fire & Ice Nights

In the winter, Arrowhead Provincial Park staff grooms and maintains more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails that are designed for classic skiing or skate skiing. During select nights during winter season, called Fire & Ice Nights, 1.3 km skating trail that winds through the Muskoka forest is lit with ... More Details
Where:
Arrowhead Provincial Park, Arrowhead Park Road, Huntsville
Next Stage Festival

Next Stage Festival

Toronto’s premiere winter arts celebration, the Next Stage Theatre Festival, begins this January 2019 with a stellar lineup of unique and innovative theatre. Presented by the Toronto Fringe, twelve carefully curated shows will be presented for the Festival’s 12th anniversary, showcasing strong voices and well-written new plays. To celebrate its ... More Details
Where:
Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Things to Do in Ontario this January 2019

Tube & Dine

Soar down Ontario’s longest snow tubing hill! Visit Horseshoe Resort on Thursdays and enjoy unlimited trips down the longest snow tubing hill in Ontario and a and a $15.00 dining credit at the Crazy Horse Sports Bar & Grill! ... More Details
Where:
Horseshoe Resort, 1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd W, Barrie
Niagara Icewine Festival

Niagara Icewine Festival

For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, in celebration of one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. The 2019 Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste – glamour and indulgence at the Niagara Icewine Gala, unique wine and food pairings at ... More Details
Where:
Various venues, Niagara Falls
Twenty Valley's Winter Winefest

Twenty Valley’s Winter Winefest

Here in Niagara's Twenty Valley, we know how to have fun! Our annual Winter WineFest brings together Niagara's top winemakers, chefs and premium VQA wines. The event offers great food, premium VQA wines; red, white, sparkling and Icewine served outdoors on the streets of pretty little Jordan Village. Cozy fire ... More Details
Where:
Main Street, Jordan Station, ON
Albion Fat Bike Festival

Albion Fat Bike Festival

2019 Albion Hills Fat Bike festival promises even more excitement, with loads of dealer demos, bonfires, a fast 20km race and fun 10km poker run. Substance Projects is excited to announce that we’re running the Albion Fat Bike Festival as the second event of our 45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series, presented by Cannondale ... More Details
Where:
Albion Hills Conservation Area, 16500 Peel Regional Rd 50, Caledon
Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Fun Run

Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Fun Run

Do you snowshoe, like the outdoors and want to help the NCF? Come be a part of the ‘Trek for Cancer” Snowshoe Fun Run. It will be a great day of snowshoeing in the trails, while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Strap on your snowshoes and hit the course for a ... More Details
Where:
Kivi Park, 4472 Long Lake Road, Sudbury
Winter Bites Restaurant Week

Winter Bites Restaurant Week

WindsorEats invites you to a week long event and the best time to dine out in Essex County.  Diners can visit any Winter Bites Restaurant Week participating restaurant and indulge in a 3-course meal from only $13-$38! ... More Details
Where:
Participating Restaurants across, Windsor-Essex
21C Music Festival

21C Music Festival

This edition of 21C Music Festival will celebrate the American minimalist composer Terry Riley, with his music being performed in three of the concerts. Additionally, more than a half of the works presented during the festival will be receiving premieres – 6 world, 1 North American, 10 Canadian, 4 Ontario, ... More Details
Where:
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto
London Wine & Food Show

London Wine & Food Show

The show brings Londoners an enticing mix of local restaurants, wineries, craft beers, and spirits and pairs them with tasting seminars, stage presentations and entertainment. Come sip, sample and savour at London’s Wine & Food Show! ... More Details
Where:
Western Fair District Agriplex , 845 Florence St, London
Stratford Winterfest

Stratford Winterfest

3 days of spectacular winter programming. Some of the events include Apple Land train rides, ice carving demonstrations, the Bethel Puppet Show, Big Screen Movie Night, Yuk Yuk’s, snowshoeing, a petting zoo, pancake breakfast, outdoor skating and ice building blocks and more! WHEN & WHERE Date & Time: Friday January ... More Details
Where:
Queen's Park Drive, Stratford
Toronto Light Festival

Toronto Light Festival

The Toronto Light Festival, the City’s first-ever light art festival, is returning for the another year to the Distillery Historic District! Visitors will be taken on a new visual journey and cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire. The Festival will transform the picturesque historic neighbourhood into one of the ... More Details
Where:
The Historic Distillery District 55 Mill Street, Toronto
Toronto Design Offsite Festival

DesignTO

DesignTO, formerly the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, brings you 10 days filled with immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, engaging talks, and more design and art than ever before. With this much to do, you'll want to make sure it all makes it into your calendar. Plus, with an extra weekend, there's ... More Details
Where:
Various Venues, Toronto
Kiteboarding Snowkite Weekend

Kiteboarding Snowkite Weekend

Each year, snow kiting continues to grow as a sport, and so does our Snow kiter’s weekend. Open to newcomers and experienced enthusiasts alike, the weekend includes demos, lessons and a swap meet. Our own Stephen Elmhirst is a qualified Snow kite instructor and will be on hand for lessons ... More Details
Where:
Elmhirst's Resort, 1045 Settlers Line, Keene
Fire & Ice Winter Festival

Fire & Ice Winter Festival

Rediscover the joys of the winter season and great Canadian outdoors with friends and family at the historic Alton Mill Arts Centre in rural Caledon. Highlights of the festival include a spectacular after-dusk fire sculpture by local artist Brian Oates, food and drink, skating and curling on the Millpond, and ... More Details
Where:
Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen Street West, Alton
Winter Fest 2019

Winter Fest 2019

This year's Winter Fest will feature even more excitement for fans of all ages, with select player, prospect, and alumni appearances, Sportsnet personalities, Jr. Jays activations, live entertainment, historic memorabilia, baseball-themed games, a Ferris wheel, a skating rink, catch and throw, batting radar cages, ballpark tours, and much more. Who ... More Details
Where:
Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
Niagara-on-the Lake Icewine VillageNiagara-on-the Lake Icewine Village

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration. Established 23 years ago in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Festival delivers a warm Winter setting for the  Wineries to pour liquid gold. The renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will ... More Details
Where:
Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Winter Porch Party

Winter Porch Party

Join  for a toe-tapping, knee-slapping good time for all ages as Kitchener library presents local acoustic music and singer-songwriters on two stages ... More Details
Where:
Central library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener
Hiawatha SnowFest

Hiawatha SnowFest

Join for the annual Hiawatha SnowFest presented by Hiawatha Highlands. SnowFest includes winter activities for everyone and all abilities, including: Cross-country ski, snowshoe run, and fat bike loppets, guided snowshoe tour, and more! ... More Details
Where:
Hiawatha Highlands, Fifth Line East, Sault Ste. Marie
Snofest Winter Carnival

Snofest Winter Carnival

Snofest offers a wonderfully diverse range of events and activities for children, young people, families and seniors, all of which remind us how important it is to celebrate the seasons, embrace winter and remain active.  ... More Details
Where:
Various Venues, Peterborough
Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup

Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup

The 2019 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup returns to Blue Mountain! Olympic skiers from across the globe will race head-to-head down a course made up of technically-challenging terrain, making for a thrilling spectator sport. Spectators are invited to attend the World Cup free of charge. Watch the entire race ... More Details
Where:
Blue Mountain Resort, 108 Jozo Weider Blvd, Blue Mountains
Winterloo

Winterloo

Join the thousands of visitors who attend this annual event to celebrate all things winter. This 3-day festival takes place in various locations throughout UpTown Waterloo. Ice sculptures, skating at the public square, horse drawn carriage rides, scavenger hunts, dog sled rides (sunday)  and sliding down the giant ice slide ... More Details
Where:
Waterloo Park, Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo
Discovery Harbour Skate Trail

Discovery Harbour Skate Trail

Lace up your skates and experience the magic of skating along the unique 1.5 km  skate trail at Discovery Harbour,  nestled along the shores of beautiful Penetanguishene Bay ... More Details
Where:
Discovery Harbour, Jury Drive, Penetanguishene
Winterlicious

Winterlicious

Toronto's winter culinary celebration offers the perfect opportunity to discover delicious cuisine at more than 220 restaurants and experience unique culinary events. Produced by the City of Toronto. The Licious programs began in 2003 as a way to boost Toronto's restaurant industry during typically slow periods of business. In the ... More Details
Where:
Various Venues, Toronto, ON
Winter Beer Festival

Winter Beer Festival

The Annual Burlington Winter Beer Festival is the culmination of the Festival of Beer, an exciting celebration of beer and beer food pairing in partnership with local restaurants and progressive craft brewers from across the Province. This celebration will once again be hosted by our friends at Holiday Inn Burlington ... More Details
Where:
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre, 3063 South Service Road, Burlington
Shiverfest

Shiverfest

Join in for the annual winter carnival, Shiverfest. A lot of the favourite activities including free public skate, magic show, pancake breakfast, sleigh rides, bingo, curling demos and Trivia Night and more! ... More Details
Where:
Manotick, Ottawa
Dance Ontario's Dance Weekend

Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend

Totally unique and completely captivating, DanceWeekend is a veritable feast of globally inspired dance from 25 professional companies presenting in Toronto throughout the year. A platform for over 350 dancers and live musicians, PLUS two world premieres from exciting new choreographic voices Makeda Benitez and Decades Collective. Who is it for? ... More Details
Where:
Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival

The Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival

Craft Beer, Food Trucks and Campfires. Don your stompin' boots, pull on a toque and wear your puffiest parka because it's time to hoist a pint or two with the Craft Brewers of Ontario while the snowflakes are falling. Dare to join us for this crazy Canuck fun! Mark your ... More Details
Where:
Roundhouse Park, 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto
Skate the Lake

Skate the Lake

Skate the Lake first hosted in 2004 and has brought skaters and spectators from around the world to the small village of Portland. We build 1km & 2.5km ovals on Big Rideau Lake and host speed skating races of varying distances to appeal to amateur & professional skaters, young & ... More Details
Where:
Hanna Park, Water Street, Portland
Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival

Bracebridge Fire & Ice Festival

The Fire & Ice Festival is set to return to Downtown Bracebridge this January! The festival offers a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival. "FIRE" features will include fire artist as well as fire pits throughout the Downtown and fireworks to close the show. "ICE" features will include interactive ... More Details
Where:
Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON 
Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day

Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day

Have you ever experienced the Ganaraska Forest on a pair of skis or snowshoes? Trust us, after you do, you'll want to keep coming back to explore! Join Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) staff for a morning or afternoon on the trails. Receive an introduction to cross-country skiing, followed by ... More Details
Where:
Ganaraska Forest, 10585 Cold Springs Camp Road, Campbellcroft
Sketch To The Death!

Sketch To The Death!

The first annual Sketch to the Death! sketch comedy tournament will take place Sunday, Sunday, Sundays in January at The Social Capital Theatre. Sketch to the Death! will feature a sample of sketch comedians from all experience levels, fighting to be crowned Toronto sketch champions! The 2019 Sketch to the ... More Details
Where:
The Social Capital, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Reelout Queer Film Festival

Reelout Queer Film Festival

Kingstonians and residents from the surrounding area are treated to the best and brightest LGBT cinema from around the world. The 21st annual festival features 39 different events including 116 films from 14 different countries, one circus performance, two musical performances, one animation workshop, dozens of visiting filmmakers and one ... More Details
Where:
Various Venues, Kingston

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