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Looking to escape the stresses and the pressure of family gatherings this holiday season? Do you need a vacation but don’t want to go that far? Well, we’ve got you covered with the best staycation ideas for this holiday season!
Witness the Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain Resort
If you’re looking to escape this winter, then head to Ontario's only year-round mountain resort and spa - Blue Mountain Resort! Blue Mountain’s festive event, Holiday Magic, starts later this month; experience the Village draped in decorations and illuminated from head to toe in the most stunning holiday lights! It’s like something straight out of a Hallmark movie!
Where: 190 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 1C2.
When: Friday, November 18th to Saturday, January 8th.
Light Up the Night at the Winter Festival of Lights
Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premiere illumination festival in North America is back for its 40th anniversary! Come and see why the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is a world-renowned festival, and walk through a magical Winter wonderland with multiple different sections including the Enchanted Forest, Frosted Falls, Royal Promenade, and more!
Where: 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3Y9.
When: Saturday, November 12th to Monday, February 20th.
Price: it’s free!
Celebrate A Vintage Christmas at the Waterloo Central Railway
The Spirit of the Rails comes to life this holiday season at the Waterloo Central Railway! Hop aboard the Heritage Christmas Train and take a trip back in time on "A Vintage Christmas Adventure" where all your favorite toys and Christmas characters come to life. Begin your Christmas adventures with carolers and stories of the past; Santa, the elves, and the prancing reindeer await!
Where: 878 Weber St N, Woolwich, ON, N2J 4A9.
When: Thursday, November 17th to Friday, December 23rd.
Spend the Day on Main Street in Unionville
Just outside of Markham, you’ll find the tiny, charming town of Unionville where every year, people flock to Main Street for their Olde Tyme Christmas celebration! This year, they invite you for a very Merry afternoon featuring light displays, live music, the Olde Tyme Christmas parade, and much more. With plenty of shopping and dining opportunities abound, you’ll have a full day of winter fun!
Where: 197 Main St Unionville, Unionville, ON, L3R 2G8.
When: Saturday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m.
Price: it’s free!
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day (or two!) at the White Oaks Spa and Resort
This winter, skip the cold temperatures and pamper yourself with a trip to White Oaks Resort & Spa! Enjoy fine dining at the LIV Restaurant, Play, and the Grow Kitchen & Cafe, while also taking advantage of the indulgent spa treatments! They’ve got an indoor pool and hot tub, and many different room configurations to choose from; you can book your own staycation or bring some friends for an unforgettable celebration!
Where: 253 Taylor Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0.
When: whenever you want! (tip: book during the weekdays to save some cash)
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