Monday, November 07, 2011

Weekend Getaways Ontario: Featured Events, Santa Claus Parades, Christmas Craft Shows November 11-13, 2011

Fall Events / Festival of Lights

Light Up Night & Santa Claus Parade 2011
Cookstown, Ontario  Alliston Accommodation
November 11, 2011 6pm to 10pm

Festival of Trees

Bobcaygeon, ON
November 10-13, 2011
Come out and enjoy local entertainers and stroll through the many displays of decorated wreaths and trees. Most of the displays will be raffled off or auctioned!
Festivals of Trees Website info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Kawarthas area

Fall Studio Tours

Around the Corners Studio Tour
November 11-12, 2011
Paintings, sculpture, photography and fine craft.
Around the Corners Studio Tour website
accommodation close to the Cookstown area:   Alliston

Christmas Craft Shows

"Sugar Plum Fair"

Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Alliston, ON
Saturday November 12th: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday November 13th: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Admission $3 / person. Children under 12 are FREE
Get your Christmas shopping done early the 28th Annual Sugar Plum Craft Show held in our very own Trade Centre. The spectacular show features over 95 artisans and crafters with a unique line-up of handmade items. This is a great way to spend the weekend and experience some of the finest artisans and crafters from Ontario. Join us for the day or make it a weekend with one of our getaway packages.
Nottawasaga Inn Resort website

Callander Christmas Craft Show
Callander, ON
November 12, 2011
Callander Community Centre
Callander Volunteer Firefighters and their spousal auxiliary Flames proudly present their Annual Christmas Craft Show and Sale.
In lieu of admission, donations of non perishable grocery items or cash can be made to the Callander and District Food Bank. Contact: Darlene Forth  at 752-3991.
Callander Christmas Craft Show info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Callander, ON     

North Bay Keepsakes Christmas Art & Craft Show
North Bay, ON
November 11-13, 2011
This show is North Bay's largest and oldest Art & Craft Sale, held at the Fur Harvester's Building on Bond Street at the corner of Gormanville Road.  The show features over 70 top juried artisans and there will be many new exhibitors this year.
North Bay Keepsakes Christmas Art & Craft Show info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels North Bay, ON    North Bay hotels on-line

Santa Claus Parades 

Bala Santa Claus Parade

Muskoka information
Bala, Ontario
November 12, 2011   1pm
Parade winds through the streets of Bala. Visit Santa after the parade at Bala Community Centre - plus a free skate for all at the arena!
Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce Web Site Click Here
stay at resorts, inn, hotels  Bracebridge,   Gravenhurst

Light Up Night & Santa Claus Parade 2011
Cookstown, Ontario  Alliston Accommodation
November 11, 2011 6pm to 10pm

Fall Festivals...Studio Tours.....Romantic Getaways

Festivals of LightsCraft Fairs &  Festivals

Ontario resort getaways are for weekend Santa Claus parades  for families or Christmas tree lighting with a little shopping on a girls spa getaway in November. As the holiday season approaches winter vacation planning starts with winter getaway  fun. Christmas vacation and New Year 2012 packages are being reserved.  Studio tours, and craft fairs & festivals continue and offer up early Christmas shopping ideas along with festivals of lights. Enjoy weekend mini-vacations or pick your last minute getaway for a quick romantic road trip north. at a country inn, cottage, b&b, chalet or  hotel. Ontario has many overnight November family fun getaway packages and featured romantic getaway packages  for couples during the late fall season.
Ontario Resort Travel Destination-Association Picks of the Week

Featured Ontario Destinations & Travel Tourism Associations

Algonquin Park Ontario's Famous Algonquin Area
The largest designated area on Ontario maps is the large green patch
north of Toronto called Algonquin Park. The park is considered part
of the "border" between northern Ontario and southern Ontario. This area is one of the greatest year round outdoor recreation areas in all of Canada and is a must stop for many tourists and Ontario residents. Known for outstanding canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and the renowned portage adventures, visitors quickly imagine the voyageurs who travelled the wilderness. The straight line border of the Park outlined on maps is only a part of the Algonquin story, as watersheds run through the park East to the Ottawa River, and  west to Georgian Bay where the First Nations traded goods with early
European explorers. See links to nearby towns, accommodation, cottage  resorts, Inns, B&B canoe rentals, resorts with canoeing and kayaking getaway packages and wildlife viewing.
Ontario Algonquin Area

Romantic Getaway of the Week

Sand Lake Cottages & Inn - Kearney, Ontario

Sandy Lake Cottages & InnSand Lake Cottages & Inn Romantic getaway or Partner getaway near Huntsville, Muskoka and Algonquin Park in the Almaguin Highlands. A getaway for two in a romantic Hot Tub Chalet for 2 @ $150/night. Add a third night for $50. Fully equipped kitchen, Hot tub and Propane barbecue on Deck, Living room with satelite tv, complimentary movies and dvd player. Your 2nd option is a Large Chalet for 2 with wood  fireplace and hot tub starting at $175/night. Add a 3rd night for $100/night. Very clean and spacious accommodations. Our rates are per Chalet and not  per person.

Family Getaway of the Week

Andorra Lodge - Temagami, Ontario

Andorra LodgeAndorra Lodge - Andorra Lodge and Cottages- a sparkling gem in the north that combines nature and beauty while offering relaxation and solitude. Nestled in the breathtaking Temagami Region of Ontario, Andorra Lodge has been offering fishermen, families and hunters the experiences and memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Cast a bobber off the dock, paddle amongst the calm ripples of the shallows or unwind in the luxurious sauna - whatever your desire, Andorra Lodge is the place where wishes come true.

Fishing Getaways of the Week

Sunnylea Resort - Port Severn, Ontario
Sunnylea ResortSunnylea Resort - Come and enjoy a lakeside cottage with gas fireplace and great fishing. Boat rentals in summer and ice-fishing in winter. There are many nearby attractions, restaurants, groceries. The New Avalon Spa is only 2 minutes down the road for your wife while you fish. We can make a reservation for her.Lakeside cottages $145-$160 for 4. Boat and 9.9 motor $75 per day or $45 per 1/2 day.

Town, Village & City Getaway of the Week

Kashaga Lodge - Haliburton, Ontario

Kashaga LodgeKashaga Lodge. Kashaga Lodge encompasses a full 5-acres on the shoreline of Lake Kashagawigamog, one of Haliburton's largest and most scenic lakes. There are relatively few accommodation units, which means the property is never crowded. One of the things that makes Kashaga Lodge unique is the wide variety of accommodation
types available, each with its own character and ammenities.

Spa Getaway of the Week

Rawley Resort & Marina Inc - Port Severn, Ontairo
Rawley Resort & Marina IncRawley Resort & Marina Inc - defines luxury, relaxation, and supreme comfort in an all suite boutique resort located in a peaceful, beautifully landscaped setting on the waterfront overlooking the historical Trent Severn Waterway. A true gem which offers our guests a combination of luxurious surroundings, sumptuous cuisine and splendid service. Each of our one and two bedroom suites reflects a unique look tastefully decorated with comfortable furnishings and fine amenities to provide first class accommodations to ensure an unforgettable getaway.

Attraction of the Week

Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat Village - Midland, Ontario

Huronia Museum & Huron/Ouendat VillageHuronia Museum/Huron Ouendat Village consists of the museum building which houses collections and artificats of the Huron & Ojibway First Nations Peoples, Marine History of Georgian Bay, Euro-Canadian and Canadian material culture pertaining to Huronia, and an art gallery highlighting the artsits and art forms of the Georgian Bay region. The Huron/Ouendat (Wendat) village (palisade & longhouse), is open year round, representing life between AD 1500-1600, just prior to the arrival of Europeans. Huronia Museum provides educational programmes for schools & adults.

Attraction of the Week

Hardwood Ski and Bike - Oro Station, Ontario

Hardwood Ski and Bike -Located only 7 minutes from Carriage Ridge Resort, Hardwood Ski & Bike offers over 80km of mountain bike trails rates as "Fun", "Gnarly", "Crank'd", "Serious" and "Radical". Getaways include passes at Hardwood Ski & Bike and accommodation at Carriage Ridge Resort
From only $89