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12 Magical Places In Ottawa To Go On A Date During The Holidays

It is the most romantic time of year.
12 Magical Places In Ottawa To Go On A Date During The Holidays

It is the most romantic time of year! In the winter, Ottawa turns into a winter wonderland. No matter if you are in a longer term relationship, or just started seeing someone new there are plenty of romantic spots for you both to enjoy this winter.

To help you make your winter more romantic, here are some of the top date spots in Ottawa. Around the National Capital, there are plenty of beautiful giant Christmas trees, holiday light displays, markets and even sweet treats to enjoy.

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Here is your essential guide for date spots in Ottawa over the holiday season.

Alight At Night

Bundle up and stroll together through Ontario's biggest outdoor light festival. For December, Upper Canada Village hosts Alight at Night the heritage buildings are lit up with Christmas lights. The entire area turns in a magical winter village which can be seen via a romantic horse-drawn carriage.

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Magic Of Lights

Keep warm while seeing some spectacular Christmas lights by going to the Magic of Lights. On until January 5th the 2km drive-through tunnel has hundreds of sparkling lights and holiday-themed animated light displays.

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SENS Rink Of Dreams

Hold hands and skate together on the SENS Rink of Dreams. Located outside of the City Of Hall, the two of you can skate for free daily. At night the rink is beautifully illuminated and makes for a perfect date spot.

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Christmas Lights Across Canada

You and your date won't want to miss seeing the Christmas lights downtown this winter! Christmas Lights Across Canada begins December 5th and runs until January 7th. Explore Ottawa's snowy landscape and watch the winter multimedia show on the Parliament Buildings along with the all multi-colored lights around downtown Ottawa.

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Casino Lac Leamy

Head to the Casino Lac Leamy this holiday season for a romantic dinner date. For the holiday season, the casino has several special deals going on at their various restaurants. For a truly luxurious experience, treat your partner to the chef's holiday tasting menu at Le Baccara which is a seven-course dinner.

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Taffy Lane

Take your date to Taffy Lane this December for an easy, low-key date. Taffy Lane in Orleans is famous for their houses that are covered with amazing Christmas light displays.  Keep warm and explore the street by car, or bring some mugs of hot chocolate and stroll down the road on foot.

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Nature Nocturne

For a fun date idea, head to the Museum of Nature after hours for Nature Nocturne. On December 28th the next Nature Nocturne theme is White Out. The museum will host an adults-only event where everyone is asked to wear white. Spend the night together enjoying the snow themed activities and dancing.

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The Christmas Market At Landsdowne Park

The Christmas Market at Landsdowne Park offers much more than just shopping. Take your date to explore the Christmas Market and enjoy the live music before heading for a romantic horse and wagon ride past the massive Christmas tree. While here you will want to visit the various vendors to sample some of the delicious holiday foods available for sale.

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See Some Of The Christmas Trees Around Ottawa

Around Ottawa, there are plenty of beautiful Christmas tree displays that you can go see with your date. Chateau Laurier will have a Christmas tree forest called the Trees of Hope, and The Canadian Museum of History and Landsdowne Park will each have a massive Christmas tree outdoors. For indoor options, head to the National Gallery of Canada or Rideau Centre to see their giant trees.

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Thimble Cakes

For a sweet date spot this holiday season, head to Thimble Cakes. This adorable bakery offers a variety of delicious holiday-themed cupcakes. Invite your date to join you, and indulge in enjoying some holiday-themed desserts together.

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Ottawa Winter Wonderland

Ottawa is getting a winter outdoor market just like Toronto, Paris and New York! The market will be in the ByWard Market at Clarendon Court from December 5th until the 9th. Take your date to explore the new Christmas market and browse the many displays from local artisans and restaurants. The entire area will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with horse and carriage rides, and of course plenty of Christmas trees and lights.

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The National Arts Centre

Treat your date to a date night at The National Arts Centre. For December they have plenty of holiday shows like the Nutcracker and The Hockey Sweater. Another not to miss show is Shen Yun which will transport you into ancient China. The breathtaking show blends high-tech backdrops, dance, and theatre.

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