Taffy Lane isn't the only place to see Christmas lights near Ottawa. Just a short drive away, you can explore these small towns that transform into the North Pole every winter.

If you can't get enough of watching the latest holiday movie, you will definitely want to visit Almonte. It has appeared in a handful of recent Hallmark movies.

Or you can head to the European holiday market in Old Alymer, which feels like a trip to Germany.


Address: 392 Notre Dame St., Montebello, QC

Why You Need To Go: The Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello is decked out in the winter with twinkling lights and a grand Christmas tree. Outside you can also enjoy activities like skating and dog sledding.


Address: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: Many of your favourite Hallmark Christmas movies have been filmed here, such as A Cheerful Christmas, Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Festival Of Ice.

Mont Tremblant

Address: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant, QC 

Why You Need To Go: To celebrate the holiday season the pedestrian village has massive Christmas trees and twinkling lights that you can see before skiing.


Address: 2940 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland, ON K

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've time travelled to the 1920s as you explore the historic village that is covered in festive lights.


Address: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: Alight At Night is Eastern Ontario's largest outdoor light festival.


Address: Old-Alymer, QC

Why You Need To Go: They have a European Christmas market where you can shop for gifts and tasty treats.


Address: 2452 York's Corners Rd., Edwards, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find a secret Christmas village hidden inside Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm.

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