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Top 10 Christmas Experiences in Canada That You Will Never Forget

In Canada, people eagerly wait for winters as it brings holiday season that opens door to unparalleled scenic beauty, exciting attractions and adventurous activities. With all this, how can we miss talking about festive celebrations of Christmas. For those who look forward to celebrating Christmas, Canada is certainly one of the best places in the world. One can find homes and shops decorated and lit up everywhere and can have memorable experience with loved ones. Here, we bring you list of top 10 places to have Christmas Vacation Experiences in Canada.

1. Christmas in Quebec City

Quebec City is one of the greatest places in Canada to celebrate Christmas with homes illuminated and decorated at a large-scale. The white snow all around creates an enchanting environment. During Christmas, this City has lot of activities to offer including Kid’s activities, German Christmas markets, Old port Christmas market, Christmas village, meeting Santa Claus in Petit Champlain District, several concerts and shows running in the city and striking historic architecture. The cobblestone lanes are covered with white snow giving it such a magical touch. Considered one of the best vacation experiences in Canada during Christmas, you definitely need to visit Quebec City.

2. Christmas in Toronto

The holiday season in Toronto brings fun and festive time for families. Toronto is Canada’s largest city that holds one of the biggest Santa Claus parades in the world with the lighting of a massive Christmas tree in Nathan Phillips Square. The entire city is transformed into a wonderland wherein one can enjoy sparkling events, Santa Claus parades and seasonal performances. Christmas market presents more than 100s of performances on stage including cultural dancing and brass bands. Christmas in Toronto is an awesome Canada attraction and you should make sure to visit this lovely city.

3. Christmas in Ottawa

Christmas in Ottawa

The nation’s capital Ottawa, illuminates the Parliament Building with the prime minister often flipping the switch himself. The ceremony includes free hot chocolate, Christmas caroling and Beaver Tails. Ottawa holds numerous activities and events during Christmas including breakfast with Santa, Christmas parades, Christmas Adventure Park, Christmas Arts and Crafts shows, Mayor’s Annual Christmas party, live concerts, sleigh rides and much more. One of the best Canada holidays, Ottawa offers the perfect setting to celebrate this amazing festival.

4. Christmas in Niagara Falls

Christmas in Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls in Canada needs no introduction and celebrating Christmas here is like making the majestic falls even more impressive. During the festive season, there are weekly fireworks over the falls and a number of other festive events, including 4D Movie theatre, Butterfly Conservatory, Bird Kingdom, Bronto’s Adventure Playland, Dinosaur Adventure Golf, Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Floral Showhouse, Haunted House, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, Mystery Maze, Mirror Maze, Niagara Helicopters, Ripley’s Museum, Wild West Coaster, Waves Indoor Waterpark and a lot more. Most people also love celebrating new year’s eve in Niagara Falls, Canada.

5. Christmas in Saskatoon

Saskatoon is the only city in Canada that has the highest number of candy and toy stores, per capita, in the country so you need not stop yourself from becoming a kid. Saskatoon offers lot of events and festivals this year including Santa Claus parade with the sights and sounds of Christmas, enchanted forest light tour, Boo town, Festival of Trees, Art and Craft sale, Cultural celebration, Animal Portraits, Halloween in the Village and a lot more.

6. Christmas in Vancouver

Christmas in Vancouver is the most wonderful time of the year as the city becomes adorned in lights and other displays. During Christmas, Vancouver is full of parades and themed markets. Vancouver’s Carol Ships Parade is one of the oldest traditions where lights take the festival out on the water. Some 80 boats are strung with millions of lights and people watch this mesmerizing event from shore. During Christmas, city is full of festivals and events like craft markets, concerts, shows, sporting events, live theatre and much more.

7. Christmas in Calgary

Christmas in Calgary
The Calgary Zoo in Calgary hosts the biggest event called Zoolights every year. The interactive light displays, speaking to Santa Claus, and Skating rink are some of the attractions for kids in this illuminating Zoo. There are a lot of events and festivals that are held during Christmas including the Canmore festival, high rive Santa Claus parade, Skate with Santa, Christmas lights at Spruce Meadows, The CP Holiday train, Breakfast with Santa, and Christmas at the track.

8. Christmas in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland

This small Newfoundland community on the Avalon Peninsula hosts an annual Festival of Lights and attractive display. Some of the popular festivals in Bay Roberts are The Holdin’ Ground Festival, Festival of Lights, and Winter Carnival. Also don’t forget to shop during Christmas at perfect places like Achery’s\Robin’s Nest, That’s Different, Melissa’s Boutique, Atkinson’s Flowers, Hidden Treasures, Home Accents and Gifts, Jewelry Plus, for jewelry, cookware, Christmas decor, scarfs, shoes, handbags, and other lovely products.

9. Christmas in Edmonton

The City of Edmonton maintains toboggan hills at several locations, which are perfect for skating and your snow party pleasure. In this city, one can look forward to Christmas choir concerts, Festival of Trees, A Christmas Carol, Legislature light-up, Luminaria, The Nutcracker, The Singing Christmas Tree, It’s a wonderful Life radio show, Candy cane lane and Skating.

10. Christmas in Airdrie, Alberta

Every year, this small Alberta town holds huge festive celebrations and is transformed into an immersive, illuminative experience. With a massive display of lights, one can enjoy bonfires, crafting stations, Christmas movies on a big screen, meet-and-greets with chuck wagon racers and magic shows.

2 thoughts on “Top 10 Christmas Experiences in Canada That You Will Never Forget

  1. Avatar for Amruta Telang sadhiya says:

    Will plan for next Christmas (2017), as this year I will be in Singapore.

    1. Avatar for Amruta Telang Amruta Telang says:

      Hey Sadhiya, its great you will be in Singapore this Christmas. Next year definitely plan for Canada. Happy Journey.

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