The holiday season is, arguably, the most magical time to go on a date in Ottawa. In the winter, our city transforms into a frosty wonderland, covered in soft fluffy snow and twinkling lights everywhere. To help you surprise your special someone, we've gathered up a list of some of the best romantic things to do in Ottawa in winter. These are sure to make your holidays extra meaningful.\nIt's easy to enjoy a charming date by taking in all the seasonal events and activities occurring around the National Capital. From now into early 2020, there's no shortage of intimate date opportunities to take advantage of.\nSome of these local spots are so dreamy, they'll make you feel like you're in a Hallmark Christmas movie.\nFor example, you can experience a private horse-drawn carriage ride at Alight At Night around Eastern Ontario's biggest outdoor light festival. Or, the two of you can take cute pics together at Glow Gardens in Ottawa with illuminated photo frames.\nPlus, there are plenty of free options too, like watching the Christmas lights show at the Parliament Buildings or skating hand-in-hand at the Rink Of Dreams.\nNo matter what you pick, the two of you are going to have an incredible time. Here are 14 magical places in Ottawa to go on a date around the holidays:\nMagic Of Lights\nPrice: From $20 per standard-sized vehicle \nWhen: Nov. 21 - Jan. 4, 2020\nAddress: Wesley Clover Parks, 411 Corkstown Rd., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can drive through a dazzling road covered in colourful illuminations.\n View this post on Instagram Twas the post Chinese food drive on the night before Christmas...#drivethru #xmas #hohoho #MyOttawa #yow #igersottawa A post shared by Matt Brown (@matt__agram) on Dec 24, 2017 at 5:24pm PST\n\nWebsite\nMiracle At Savoy\nPrice: Based on what you order\nWhen: Nov. 25 - Dec. 31 2019\nAddress: The Savoy Brasserie, 334 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You need to check out this pop-up Christmas bar that will be serving super fun holiday drinks.\n View this post on Instagram ICYMI - @miraclepopup is coming to @savoybrasserie here in Westboro! Get ready for a month full of Christmassy cheer with holiday themed cocktails and extravagant decor beginning November 25th. 🎅 Part of Miracle Pop-Up includes the biggest Ugly Sweater Party in the WORLD! 104 Miracle locations worldwide will celebrate the season on Monday, December 2. Check out their site for details on how to register for your skip-the-line pass! ❄️👉 miracleatsavoy.com/ugly #miracleatsavoy #miracleottawa #westborovillage #ottevents #ottawa #westboro #lightupthevillage A post shared by Westboro Village (@westborovillage) on Nov 14, 2019 at 8:02am PST\n\nWebsite\nChristmas Lights Across Canada\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Dec. 4, 2019 - Jan. 7, 2020\nAddress: Across downtown Ottawa\nWhy You Need To Go: You can take a romantic stroll around the city to see all the beautiful Christmas lights. \n View this post on Instagram Christmas Lights Across Canada 🇨🇦☃️🎆 • • • • #ottawa #myottawa #parliamenthill #ontario #canada #discoverON #ottawatourism #igersottawa #imagesofcanada #instagood #photooftheday #igerscanada #exploreyourcity #ottawaphoto #explorecanada #thankyoucanada #artofvisuals #lifeofadventure #thecreatorclass #world_shotz #exploretocreate #visualauthority #main_vision #narcityottawa #christmaslightsacrosscanada #citybestpics A post shared by SHAMIL JESSA (@shamiljessa) on Dec 8, 2016 at 10:23am PST\n\nWebsite\nGlow Gardens\nPrice: From $19.99 per person\nWhen: Dec. 5, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020\nAddress: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Stay warm as you explore the incredible indoor light displays and holiday market at Glow Ottawa.\n View this post on Instagram “ hey alexa, put on mistletoe by @justinbieber” A post shared by Bethany Terry (@bethanymterry) on Dec 9, 2018 at 4:19pm PST\n\nWebsite\nAlight At Night\nPrice: $16\nWhen: Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020\nAddress: Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Rd., Morrisburg, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: To make your visit to Eastern Ontario's biggest outdoor light festival extra special, you can book a romantic carriage ride for two to tour the sights.\n View this post on Instagram 🎄 . . #christmas #christmaslights #romantic #datenight A post shared by 𝖇𝖗𝖎𝖙𝖙 (@babyy.fox) on Dec 9, 2018 at 7:32am PST\n\nWebsite\nLe Nordik\nPrice: From $71 per person\nAddress: 16 Chemin Nordik, Chelsea, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: Soaking in the hot tubs and relaxing in the saunas is the perfect way to warm up this winter.\n View this post on Instagram HBD @shanbubs contd..🧖🏼♀️🥂 A post shared by Jamie Petten (@nutpetten) on Feb 10, 2019 at 12:30pm PST\n\nWebsite\nTaffy Lane\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Taffy Lane, Orleans, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: This street has some of the most impressive Christmas light displays in the city.\n View this post on Instagram Christmas lights 🔔competition on Taffy Lane. Cars were lining up to vote for their favourite ones😝 A post shared by Vi (@vizzzx) on Dec 24, 2016 at 3:52pm PST\n\nWebsite\nRink Of Dreams\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Dec. 1, 2019 - Mar. 31, 2020\nAddress: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Do some free ice skating by City Hall then walk over to the Beavertail stand to enjoy a sweet treat.\n View this post on Instagram 'Tis the season to be freezing 💕❄️ A post shared by Kendra Ridley (@kendraridley) on Feb 8, 2017 at 5:12pm PST\n\nWebsite\nCacao 70\nPrice: Depends on what you order\nAddress: Multiple locations in Ottawa\nWhy You Need To Go: Cacao 70 sells delicious dessert platters perfect for sharing, where you can roast marshmallows to make s'mores.\n View this post on Instagram Chocolate is the ANSWER, who cares what the question is! 🍫 A post shared by Where To Eat In Toronto? 🏙 (@thesixdays) on Feb 17, 2019 at 7:41pm PST\n\nWebsite\nOttawa Christmas Market\nPrice: Free admission\nWhen: Nov. 29 - Dec. 22, 2019\nAddress: 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: This is your chance to visit Ottawa's first European-style Christmas market.\n View this post on Instagram You know you're in the right place when there's a wine walk-up window 🍷✨ The entire Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza at Lansdowne will be licensed for this event, allowing you to wander the shops with full hearts and mulled wine in hand.⠀ ⠀ Who's the biggest vino lover you know? Tag 'em below—they'll thank you later.⠀ ⠀ #lansdownelive #casinolacleamyplaza #myottawa #ottcity #apt613 #ottawalife #ottawaliving #shopottawa #shop613 #shoplocal613 #ottawaevents #yowstyle #ottawaeats #613style #ottawa #ottawafarmersmarket #madeinottawa #ottawamakers #discoveron #madeinontario #ottawaphoto #yow #narcitycanada #exploreontario #igersottawa #ottawafashion #ottawatourism #christmasmarket #ottfoodies A post shared by Ottawa Christmas Market (@ottawa.xmas.market) on Nov 12, 2019 at 8:04am PST\n\nWebsite\nStanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm\nPrice: $13 per person\nWhen: Nov. 30 - Dec. 22, 2019\nAddress: 2452 York's Corners Rd., Edwards, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: You can feel like a kid again as you explore this adorable Christmas village.\n View this post on Instagram ❄️Winter fairytale 🧚🏻♀️🎄❄️ A post shared by Viktoriya (@vika_22_08) on Dec 22, 2018 at 6:17pm PST\n\nWebsite\nTinseltown Christmas Emporium\nPrice: Free to visit\nAddress: 1096 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON \nWhy You Need To Go: You'll have so much fun exploring this Christmas store packed with festive decor. While you're there, make sure to pick up some new ornaments for your tree.\n View this post on Instagram Le plus beau des dimanches avec lui❤️🎅🏻 #sundayfunday #ottawa #christmas #winter A post shared by Annabelle Clarke (@annabelle.clarke) on Nov 19, 2017 at 1:15pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nThe Gingerbread Man\nPrice: Depends on what you buy\nAddress: 1134 Tighe St., Manotick, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: This sweet store will have you feeling like you're in candy land. It'll put you in the holiday spirit. \n View this post on Instagram @thegingerbreadmanottawa .. Walked in and didn't want to leave😁 Love this shop😋 A post shared by Aombunya (@aombunya) on Dec 9, 2016 at 6:02pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nCasino Lac Leamy\nPrice: Free admission\nAddress: 1 Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: The casino will be decorated for the holiday season, complete with a massive Christmas tree. There, you can enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants, or order a festive cocktail at the bar.\n View this post on Instagram L’endroit parfait pour vos photos de Noël🎄 que les festivités commencent! . . . . #sapindenoel #christmastree #gatineau #myottawa #outaouaisfun #illumination #casinolacleamy A post shared by Casino Lac Leamy (@casinolacleamy) on Nov 18, 2018 at 8:06am 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.