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Enjoy winter carnivals that warm you up with exciting events and activities. There’s the annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Ottawa's Winterlude, First Night in Midland, Sault Ste. Marie's Bon Soo Carnival, Niagara Falls’ Winter Festival of Lights, Alight at Night at Upper Canada and the Festival of Northern Lights, in Owen Sound.
Get into the spirit of festive season at one of Ontario’s outdoor holiday markets. Unique crafts, holiday carols, hot cider and colourful lights make these magical events so much more than your typical shopping excursion; don’t forget your gift list. With a New France Christmas village theme, the Village Noël Temiskaming promise entertainment like street performers and live music as well as great shopping November 23-25.
The Toronto Christmas Market is back for another year of instagramable enchantment in the Distillery District from November 16 to December 23, while Nathan Phillips Square will host the first ever, Fair in the Square during the month of December.
The epicentre of Ontario150 celebrations is the nation’s capital, with events taking place all year round to honour Ottawa2017. TO Canada with Love is the City of Toronto's series of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday. The program is Toronto's cultural love letter to the country, offering a rich tapestry of more than 30 City-produced events taking place across the city throughout 2017.
Spring brings sweet maple treats at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival, the Bronte Creek Maple Syrup Festival or at Prince Edward County's Maple in the County. Gather with friends and family for firework displays on Victoria Day each May, marvel at the spectacle of colour during the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa.