Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekend Getaways Ontario: Featured Festivals & Events, Christmas Craft Shows & Bazaars November 18-20, 2011

 Festivals & Events

Festival of Northern Lights
Owen Sound, ON
November 18, 2011 – January 3, 2012
Owen Sound transforms into a lighted winter wonderland with over 350 displays & 54,000 colourful lights. Free events, reasonable accomodation & great restaurants - bring the whole family!
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Owen Sound, ON

Festival of Trees
Sudbury
November 15-27, 2011
Catch the spirit over the holidays by viewing & bidding on over 60 beautifully decorated wreaths and Christmas Trees while enjoying musical performances by local musicians and activities for the kids.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, ON

Festival of Trees
Orillia
November 16-27, 2011
This year the 2011 Festival site will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland decked with holiday wreaths and 'tree after glorious tree' in beautifully designed settings located at The Orillia Square Mall .
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, ON

 Christmas Craft Shows & Bazaars

Signatures Ottawa Christmas Show
Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Convention Centre
November 15-20, 2011
For 6 days only, this spectacular new downtown venue will host 200 of Canada’s best artists, artisans and designers! Experience an urban shopping event like no other. Unique jewellery, fabulous fashions and accessories, visual art, functional home accessories & d├ęcor, natural body care lines and gourmet treats are just some exciting handmade creations you will find.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Ottawa, ON, Ottawa hotels on-line

Simcoe County Museum presents  ‘Artisans’ Christmas Show’ 13th Annual Artisans’ Sale
Barrie, ON 
November 19 and 20, 2011 -10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days
Admission: $6 per person
The Artisans’ Christmas Show at the Simcoe County Museum is an annual seasonal event that boasts a display and sale of wonderfully distinctive creations by regional artisans.   More than 50 artisans will take part in this 13th annual artisan extravaganza, hosted by the Simcoe County Museum. Buy unique gifts from local potters, painters, photographers, jewellery artists, food vendors, clothing creators and more!
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Barrie, ON

18TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ARTISANS' TOUR
Orillia, ON
November 18-19, 2011

A showcase of works by local artisans & crafters! Various media art, delightful food gifts, beautiful hand-knit & sewn items, jewelry, woodworking, pottery & more! Refreshments & lunch available. Old Town Hall, Oro Station Community Hall, St. Thomas Church Hall & the White House, Oro-Medonte, 705-487-2788 (Fri: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Brochure & map available at various locations, including Orillia District Chamber of Commerce)
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, ON

Barrie Holy Spirit Christmas Glitter Bazaar
Barrie, On  460 Mapleton Ave.
November 19, 2011
The Christmas Glitter Bazaar 2010 is being presented by HOLY SPIRIT PARISH on Saturday NOVEMBER 19th at St. Joan of Arc High School, 460 Mapleton, Corner of Ardagh, Barrie. Christmas gifts galore will be available from local crafters, and special item tables with Christmas crafts, a country store, baking, preserves, delicious take-out dinners, white elephant, and “Wish Table”. Breakfast and Lunch food will be available. Many prizes on the "Wish Table" to be won. Come and get your shopping done at this Yearly Festival.
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Barrie, Ontario, Barrie hotels on-line

8th Annual Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Show & Sale
Rosemont, ON   Dufferin Museum

November 18– December 4, 2011
Just in time for the holidays! Find one-of -a-kind items for everyone on your list, while you enjoy the atmosphere of the Museum at Christmastime. One stop shopping. Over 40 artists and artisans transform the Museum's Main Gallery into a seasonal show and sale of unique handcrafted gifts, perfect for the person who has everything. One-of-a-kind items include candlesticks, clothing, jewellery, baskets, two and three dimensional works of art, seasonal wreaths and decorations, wooden bowls and hooked rugs, candles, honey, bath products and much more!
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Alliston, ON

Weekend Getaways Ontario: Featured Festival of Trees & Lights & Santa Claus Parades, November 18-20, 2011

Festival of Lights & Festival of Trees

Barrie Festival of Trees and Lights November 19, 2011 –Spring 2012
&
36th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - November 19, 2011 5pm-9pm

Barrie's Tree Lighting Celebration is taking place in conjunction with the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce's Santa Claus Parade at Memorial Square on Saturday November 19th 2011 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. While watching the parade, the whole family can partake in festive activities including carol singing, horse drawn wagon rides, musical performances and free hot chocolate with a non-perishable donation. The Tree Lighting and Fireworks will take place in Memorial Square when Santa's float arrives between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Santa will return to Memorial Square for a visit with the kids
Barrie lights up along Kempenfelt Bay's Lakeshore Drive on Lake Simcoe starting the weekend of November 19, 2011 through until the spring of 2012. See the Barrie Festival of Trees and Lights where some of the 50,000 lights which form the Festival of Trees Display at Centennial Park will be five animated displays. A Barrie shopping trip for Christmas New Year  holiday gifts could involve an overnight stay in featured Barrie hotels, resorts and romantic inns.

Festival of Northern Lights
Owen Sound
November 18, 2011 – January 3, 2012
Owen Sound transforms into a lighted winter wonderland with over 350 displays & 54,000 colourful lights. Free events, reasonable accomodation & great restaurants - bring the whole family!
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Owen Sound, ON     

Festival of Trees
Sudbury
November 15-27, 2011
Catch the spirit over the holidays by viewing & bidding on over 60 beautifully decorated wreaths and Christmas Trees while enjoying musical performances by local musicians and activities for the kids.

stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, ON

Festival of Trees
Orillia
November 16-27, 2011
This year the 2011 Festival site will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland decked with holiday wreaths and 'tree after glorious tree' in beautifully designed settings located at The Orillia Square Mall .

stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, ON


Santa Claus Parades


Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
Sudbury
November 19, 2011   5:30 pm
This year’s theme is “Sounds of Christmas”
Sudbury Santa Claus parade Web Site info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sudbury, ON

Annual Barrie Santa Claus Parade
Barrie, ON
November 19, 2011  5:30 pm
Annual Santa Claus parade  Theme “A Storybook Christmas”
Barrie Santa Claus Parade  info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels  Barrie, ON 


Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade
Owen Sound, ON
November 19, 2011    10am
Owen Sound Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade at 10:00 am Downtown
Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Owen Sound, ON

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
November 19, 2011  6pm
Twinkling lights, a nip in the air, and the anticipation of the upcoming holiday season set the stage for the Rotary Santa Claus Parade. Traditionally attracting more than 35 entries and more than 7,000 spectators, the parade is recognized by the community as Sault Ste. Marie's official kick-off to the Christmas season.
Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie Web Site 
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade
Bradford, ON  
November 19, 2011  6:30 pm
Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Alliston, ON

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
Gravenhurst, ON
November 19, 2011
This year's theme is "A Country Christmas". The visit with Santa will be held at the Gravenhurst Opera - Trillium Court starting at 12:30 pm followed b a free traditional Christmas movie upstairs in the theatre starting at 2:00 pm
Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Gravenhust, ON

Ottawa Santa Claus Parade
Ottawa, ON
November 19, 2011   5pm
From Canadian War Museum along Wellington Street to Ottawa City Hall
Ottawa Firefighters web Site
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Ottawa, ON  

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
Newmarket, ON
November 19, 2011   11am
Newmarket Santa Clau Parade info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Alliston, ON

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
Orangeville, ON
Novmber 19, 2011 5pm-8pm
Orangeville Kinsem Web Site Click Here
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Orangeville

Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
November 20,2011  1:30pm
Bring the kids to Queen Street for treats, floats, clowns and, of course, the man in red!
Lakefield Santa Claus Parade info
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Lakefield, ON

Port Severn Santa Claus Parade
November 20, 2011 1pm
Parade starts at the Public Works building in Port Severn, and travels to the Baxter Ward Community Centre.  Children's Party starts at 2:00.  Musical entertainment and children's activities
Port Severn Santa Claus Parade info 
stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Port Severn, ON

North Bay Santa Claus Parade
North Bay, ON
November 20, 2011   12pm
This year's theme  is Christmas Around the World
North Bay Santa Claus Parade Web Site info 
stay at resorts, inn, hotels North Bay, ON

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
Orillia, ON
November 20, 2011 1pm
Join us for one of the largest Christmas parades north of Toronto! Over 100 floats & bands, & of course, Santa himself, bring "Santa's Workshop" to life
Orillia Santa Claus Parade Info
stay at resorts, inns, hotels Orillia, ON

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
Lindsay, ON
November 20, 2011   2pm
Lindsay & District Santa Claus Parade info 
Stay at inns, resorts, hotels in Kawarthas

Ontario Travel Featured Resort Getaways For Weekend & Vacation Fun

Ontario Travel North of Toronto featured weekly getaways include several categories allowing. Visitors to pick some of Ontario's best travel experiences in resort destinations.  

Romantic Getaway of the Week


The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain - Blue Mountains, Ontario


The Westin Trillium House, Blue MountainThe Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain - Unkink your body. Soothe your spirit. Book the Scandinave Spa Baths package at The Westin Trillium House where the mind and body are always renewed. Nestled in the heart of nature and named as one of the Top 50 Spas in 2009 by Spas of America, Scandinave Spa Baths offers an escape to rejuvenate, revitalize and relax.


Spa Getaway of the Week


Clarion Resort Pinewood Park - North Bay, Ontairo


Clarion Resort Pinewood ParkClarion Resort Pinewood Park - Revive Your Senses Spa Packages Clarion Resort Pinewood Park offers a wellness experience at our Revive Your Senses Spa! Spa Services are provided by certified professionals in a tranquil setting. In addition to our spa services and treatments guests can enjoy our whirlpool, and sauna. Spa Getaway Package includes: Guestroom Accommodation in a standard guestroom.
Dinner and Breakfast in Pinewood Restaurant. Choice of one Spa Treatment per person on package.



Family Getaway of the Week


Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, The - Minett, Ontario


The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & SpaRosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, The -Stay for Breakfast in Muskoka  Enjoy a weekend getaway at The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, and receive complimentary breakfast for up to two adults and two children under 12. Rates from:   $233 CAD Valid Through:  December 30, 2011 PROMOTIONAL CODE:  S4B Stay for breakfast package includes: Accommodation in luxurious guest room. Breakfast each morning for up to two adults and two children under 12 in Cottages Restaurant. Enjoy one of Canada's newest luxury resort experiences at The Rosseau, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa. Experience nature on your terms.  Book your weekend getaway today!

Seasonal November Getaway of the Week


Rockside Retreat - Kawartha Lakes, Ontario


Rockside RetreatRockside Retreat is a beautiful cozy cottage with 4 Bedrooms plus loft, 3 baths, 2 wood burning fireplaces, hardwood floors, 5 appliances, a washer & dryer and large screen TV.   This retreat offers breathtaking views from the deck, the dock ,or the large picture windows with western exposure. Over 2,600 sq. ft. of comfort (main floor is 1,600 sq. ft. and walkout lower level is 1,000 sq.ft.).

Winter Getaway of the Week


Couples Resort, The - Algonquin Park-Whitney, Ontario


Couples Resort - Algonquin Park - WhitneyCouples Resort, The - The Couples Resort “Romance should always be so Tempting” Packages now 60%  OFF until  December 15th. 50% OFF SPA Treatments, Monday to Friday, 30% OFF Sunday. Hot tub Accommodation Extra . Trails in Algonquin Park, hiking in the Town and around the lake...winter is great. 1st Class Gourmet Dining. 5 Course Dinners Awarded a Top 10 Dining Experience by North American Inns. Wine Spectator Awarded Wine Cellar. “One of the best in the World” Leading Spas of Canada approved Organic Algonquin Spa.

Ontario Attraction Getaway of the Week


Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre - Midland, Ontario


FALCONRY WORKSHOPWye Marsh Wildlife Centre offers the opportunity to discover the secrets of a wetland with the assistance of our dynamic naturalist staff. Look for life in thewater during a guided canoe adventure or dip net from accessible boardwalks. You can enjoy the grace of the magnificent Trumpeter Swans. North America's largest waterfowl. Feed chickadees from your hand, spot wetland and woodland birds along easy-access trails and tour the interactive display hall (all handicapped accessible). There is always something fun and interactive to do in every season; maple syrup harvest in spring, family programs all summer and many special events such as Wye Marsh Rhythms Festival in September. In winter the Marsh offers cross-country skiing on more than 22 km of beautiful groomed and track-set trails. Join us for a snow shoeing trek on 10KM of picturesque hiking trails.

Ontario Resort Destination of the Week


Blue Mountain VilllageBlue Mountain Villlage (www.bluemountainvillage.ca)
There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE!
The Blue Mountain Village is located in the Town of the Blue Mountains, nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury, at the foot of Ontario’s largest mountain resort, Blue Mountain.  The Village offers a vibrant social and cultural scene combining unique attractions, dining and shopping experiences. There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE including five hotels, 38 retailers, 20 cafes & restaurants, year round award winning Festivals and Events plus Activity Central to book your hiking, biking, caving, climbing, spa, Apple Pie Trail adventures and more! Please visit
www.bluemountainvillage.ca