2019 is coming to a close this week, and that means it’s almost time to start 2020 off the best way we know how... with a fun-filled weekend. Whether you’re looking to cling onto the last lingering bits of the holiday season or are looking to try something new, the capital has you covered. With so many things to do in Ottawa this weekend, you’re bound to have a good time. 

Many of the best holiday light displays in Ottawa will be closing their doors this weekend, so if you haven’t seen them all, now’s your chance.

Though, if you’re ready to put the holidays behind you and start over fresh, there’s plenty of shows and events, from broadway to the NHL, that will likely pique your interest.

And if you’re not still full from all of those holiday meals, there are some delicious food deals going on as well. Bottomless mimosas, anyone?

So, if you’re looking to make the absolute most out of 2020, don’t wait. Start planning your epic weekend adventures ASAP.

Now all that’s left to do is take a look at the list below and decide just how many places you can be at once.

Bottomless Mimosas & Drag Brunch

Price: $10 cover & $15 bottomless mimosas

When: Saturday, January 4

Address: The Vanitea Room, 551 Somerset St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Who doesn't love brunch? And when the mimosas are endless and the drag queens are fierce, it doesn't get much better.


Waitress

Price: Starting at $40

When: Now until Sunday, January 5

Address: National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can check out the hit Broadway musical Waitress as it makes it way through Ottawa this weekend.


Sky High Magic Series

Price: $8

When: Sunday, January 5

Address: 11 Aviation Pkwy., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can have your mind blown with some incredible magic and science-based illusions. While museum admission is not included with the magic show, you could wander through it as well for just $15.


Pet Nail Trim Clinic

Price: $5

When: Saturday, January 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: Pet Value, 2515 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you've treated yourself to holiday acrylics, then why not get your fur baby's nails done too? You can get them trimmed for just $5, cash only. 


Sens Skills by Sport Check

Price: $20 or less

When: Sunday, January 5

Address: Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If sens games tickets are slightly out of budget, why not check out this fun skills competition instead?


Magic of Lights

Price: Starting at $20

When: Until Saturday, January 4

Address: 401 Corkstown Rd., Nepean, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you haven't driven through this magical winter wonderland yet, this weekend is your last chance.


Glow Ottawa

Price: From $22.99

When: Until Saturday, January 4

Address: 4899 Uplands Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Similarly if you haven't had the chance to wander through the enchanting Glow Gardens, this weekend will be your last chance. 


Alight at Night

Price: $16

When: Until Saturday, January 4

Address: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: Another holiday light display coming to a close this weekend is Alight at Night. This is your last weekend to soak up all the holiday vibes. 


Boardgame Night @ Hometown Sports Grill

Price: Free to play

When: Sunday, January 5

Address: 525 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can play classic board games while you treat yourself to delicious deals like 50% off pizzas, $6 caesars, and more. 


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