Who else is excited about the holiday season? Christmas is such a magical time in Ottawa, with so much to do and see. It's time to start planning which holiday markets and Christmas events in Ottawa you want to attend this year. You can never be too early with these things!\nThe entire city transforms into a fairytale-worthy setting covered in twinkling lights and snow every winter during the holiday season. Starting in November up until the new year, there will be non-stop festive events to enjoy around the National Capital Region.\nThis winter in Ottawa promises to be extraordinary. We'll finally be getting a huge Christmas market, just like in Toronto and Quebec City. Make sure to head to Landsdowne to visit Ottawa's first European-style Christmas Market.\nYou'll also want to load up the car with friends and head to the Magic of Lights, where you can drive through a sparkly 2-km tunnel and stay toasty. Finally, everyone needs to head to Miracle at Savoy Brasserie. This pop-up Christmas bar is going to be overflowing with kitschy holiday decor and will have a menu of fantastic holiday drinks.\nTo make this winter the best one yet, here are 14 Christmas markets and events to hit up in Ottawa this holiday season:\nChristmas Lights Across Canada\nPrice: Free\nWhen: December 4, 2019 - January 7, 2020\nAddress: Parliament Hill, Wellington St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: The Parliament Buildings will be decorated with festive projected images every night. \n View this post on Instagram The 34th edition of #ChristmasLightsAcrossCanada is in full swing! Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the Magical Winter Lightscapes multimedia show every night on Parliament Hill. . . . . . #explorecanada #tourism #OttawasOwn #CanadianHeritage #christmaslights #holidayseason #landscape #igtravel #travelgram #photooftheday #exploretocreate #beautifuldestinations #wonderful_places #imagesofcanada #cdntourism A post shared by Canadian tourism (@cdntourism) on Dec 10, 2018 at 8:25am PST\n\nWebsite\nOttawa Christmas Market\nPrice: Free admission\nWhen: November 29 - December 22, 2019\nAddress: 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON \nWhy You Need To Go: Ottawa will have its first European-style Christmas market this year.\n View this post on Instagram Only 95 days until Ottawa’s FIRST ever European style Christmas Market 🎄... but who’s counting? A post shared by Ottawa Christmas Market (@ottawa.xmas.market) on Aug 26, 2019 at 1:11pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nSanta Claus Toy Parade\nPrice: Free (new toys and cash donations accepted)\nWhen: November 16, 2019\nAddress: Starts at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Watching this festive Christmas parade is the perfect way to get you in the holiday spirit.\n View this post on Instagram PARADE DAY. 🎁 - The fun starts at City Hall at 11:00AM. Meet us at the finish line at #TDPlace! . . . . . . #Santa #santaparade #ottawaparade #parade #helpsantatoyparade #HSTP #Christmas #cityhall #lansdowne #holidays #familyfun A post shared by TD Place at Lansdowne (@tdplace) on Nov 17, 2018 at 6:44am PST\n\nWebsite\nGlow Gardens\nPrice: From $19.99\nWhen: December 5, 2019 - January 4, 2020\nAddress: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: At this magical indoor-lights festival, there will be illuminated historical landmarks from around the world.\n View this post on Instagram 🎁| Present #glow #edmonton #yeg #yeggers #lightroom #vsco #vscocam #explore #exploreedmonton #traveledmonton #explorecanada #stalbert #travel #travelphotography #igers #igtravel #instatravel #travelstagram #travelgram #ig_capture #ig_photooftheday #gift #christmas #holidays #latergram #ootd #ootn #canada A post shared by 𝙆𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣 𝘽𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚 𝙁𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙨 (@karen.flores07) on Jan 8, 2019 at 9:00pm PST\n\nWebsite\nMagic Of Lights\nPrice: From $20 per vehicle \nWhen: November 21, 2019 - January 4, 2020\nAddress: Wesley Clover Parks, 401 Corkstown Rd., Nepean, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can drive through a breathtaking 2-km tunnel of Christmas lights. \n View this post on Instagram The perfect family holiday tradition is at 7 locations this year🎄🎅🏼☃️❄️🎁Visit Magicoflights.com to shop deals and purchase tickets for a location near you! Thanks for visiting & the awesome photo, Bobby☃️ A post shared by Magic of Lights (@themagicoflights) on Nov 30, 2018 at 7:37am PST\n\nWebsite\nChristmas Tree Lighting Ceremony At The Museum Of History\nPrice: Free\nWhen: November 28, 2019\nAddress: 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: You can watch the lighting of a giant Christmas tree and enjoy festive music. There's also free hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies (while supplies last).\n View this post on Instagram Christmas tree at the entrance of Canadian Museum of History. #canadianmuseumofhistory #gatineau #quebec #canada #explorecanada #myottawa #ottawatourism #facesottawa #igersottawa #ig_ottawa #narcityottawa #narcity_ottawa #instaottawa #outaouaisfun #explorequebec #christmasmood #ig_color #instaevening #citycolors #modernarchitecture #hdrphotography #nightphotography #instahdr #cityscapephotography #decembermood #canadianlandscape #christmaslights #nightillumination #bluehourphotography #nightphotography A post shared by Alexei (@avolossov) on Dec 9, 2017 at 7:27am PST\n\nWebsite\nCarp Christmas Market\nPrice: Free admission\nWhen: December 6-7, 2019\nAddress: 3790 Carp Rd., Carp, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: There will be over 80 vendors selling amazing handmade gifts and decor.\n View this post on Instagram Today's the day! Join us today until 8pm and tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 8am to 2pm for 2 days of local Christmas shopping right in the heart of the village of Carp!🎄Reminder that the Dickens Carolers will be here performing classic Christmas songs from 4pm to 6pm 🎶 Hope to see you all soon! #CarpChristmasMarket2017 A post shared by Carp Farmers' Market (@carpfarmersmarket) on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:34pm PST\n\nWebsite\nChristmas In The ByWard Market\nPrice: Free\nWhen: November 30 – December 15, 2019\nAddress: ByWard Market Square, Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can enjoy free wagon rides and Christmas choirs.\n View this post on Instagram Do you think they can parallel park?🐴 . 📷 @jesse.elliott.photography . #horsedrawncarriage #horses #wagonrides #spiritofthemarket #bywardmarket #myottawa #urbanmarket #ottawashopping #smallbusiness #smallbiz #boutique #613style #ottawatourism #christmasshopping #happyholidays #christmas2018 #christmasspirit #smallbusiness #support613 #shoplocal @ottawatourism A post shared by ByWard Market (@bywardmarket) on Dec 16, 2018 at 3:22pm PST\n\nWebsite\nThe Canadian Museum Of History's Christmas Market\nPrice: Free admission\nWhen: November 28 - December 1, 2019\nAddress: 100 Laurier St., Gatineau, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: There will be over 80 exhibitors showcasing holiday desserts and handmade creations.\n View this post on Instagram A beautiful Christmas Market in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of History. Loving the light show and the local crafts! 🎄❄️🎁 @canmushistory #christmasmarket #christmas #marchedenoel #artsandcrafts #holidayspirit #snowflakes #lightshow #museum #ottawa #myottawa #ottawalife #ottawaevents #narcityottawa #ottawatourism #ottcity #museumofhistory #canadianmuseumofhistory A post shared by Brian Lee (@brian_lee8) on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:25am PST\n\nWebsite\nMiracle At Savoy\nPrice: Based on what you order\nWhen: November 25 - December 31, 2019\nAddress: 334-A Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: At this pop-up Christmas bar, there will be festive decor everywhere and you can enjoy amazing cocktails like the Run Run Rudolph and Bad Santa.\n View this post on Instagram Cheers to the weekend. You made it! You deserve a refreshment 🎅🏼 📷: @miraclepopupkc A post shared by Miracle Pop-Up (@miraclepopup) on Dec 15, 2018 at 10:43am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nAlight At Night\nPrice: $16 per person\nWhen: November 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020\nAddress: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: There will be nearly one million lights decorating Upper Canada Village.\n View this post on Instagram A beautiful evening walk last night at @uppercanadavill. Had procrastinated for years but finally made it. Will be sure to never miss the #alightatnight festival again. #ChristmasLights #ontario A post shared by Marc Messier (@marc.messier) on Jan 4, 2019 at 7:02pm PST\n\nWebsite\nTinseltown Christmas Emporium\nPrice: Free admission\nAddress: 1096 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can stock up on all the ornaments you need to decorate your Christmas tree.\n View this post on Instagram This time of the year 🎄✨ A post shared by ÉRIKA (@erika.quesnel) on Dec 1, 2017 at 7:49am PST\n\nWebsite\nCasino Lac Leamy's Christmas Celebrations\nPrice: Free admission\nWhen: From November 15, 2019\nAddress: 1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: On November 15, the casino will illuminate their massive Christmas tree. For the holiday season, they will offer festive holiday menus and drinks.\n View this post on Instagram Christmas vibes in the city #myottawa #gatineau #gatineaucasino #casinodulacleamy #explorecanada🇨🇦 #christmas 🎄🦌 #ottawatourism #christmasdecorationseverywhere #tourismequebec #pixel3xlcamera A post shared by Sherry (@yrrehsgram) on Nov 27, 2018 at 6:27pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nChristmas Lights At Taffy Lane\nPrice: Free admission\nAddress: Taffy Lane, Orleans, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Taffy Lane has some of the best Christmas light displays in Ottawa.\n View this post on Instagram ❄ Zaklina's adventures in Wonderland ❄ 🍭 🍬 ⛄ 🎅 🎄 😊 A post shared by 🎀 Žaklina Stipančević 🎀 (@zaklina_s_) on Dec 17, 2017 at 6:51pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.