The weekend is almost here again, and it could not come any sooner. If you've had one of those never-ending type of work weeks, don't stress. There are so many things to do in Ottawa this weekend where you can let loose and put those work woes behind you (finally).

As November slowly comes to an end this weekend, the city is gearing up for all things festive. 

Are you ready for charming Christmas craft markets, incredible eats, laugh out loud holiday comedy shows, enchanting Christmas light displays, and more? We know we sure are. 

And, if all that holiday hustle and bustle isn’t for you, don’t worry. As always, the capital city has you covered with a variety of events. 

We know your schedule is already overloaded, and the thought of scrolling online for hours trying to solidify plans sounds like a drag. That’s why we did the hard work for you.

So, take a look at the list below, pick out your favourite festivities, and let your BFF or your boo know what’s going on this weekend.

And, of course, don’t forget to bundle up! The events might be red hot but Ottawa is still as freezing cold as you'd expect at the start of December.

Ottawa Christmas Market

Price: Free entry

When: Friday, November 29 until Sunday, December 22

Address: 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can finally enjoy the long-anticipated opening of Ottawa's first-ever European style outdoor Christmas market on Friday.


Sippin' Santa

Price: Prices vary

When: Friday, November 29 until Tuesday, December 24

Address: The Standard, 360 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can experience Christmas in Paradise at this festive tiki-themed holiday pop up bar.


Breakfast With Santa

Price: $1 pancakes

When: Sunday, December 1

Address: 110 Place d'Orléans Dr, Orléans, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy $1 pancakes and Starbucks coffee as you dine with the big red guy himself. 


Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 

Price: Free

When: Friday, November 29

Address: 425 Marché Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can watch this beautiful tree come to life with tons of twinkling lights and charming Christmas carolers. A festive way to kick off Ottawa's holiday market.


Mochitsuki 2019

Price: $6

When: Sunday, December 1

Address: 523 St. Anthony St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can experience a variety of Japanese culture, entertainment, and delicious foods like sushi, udon, and more.


613Christmas 

Price: Free entry

When: Saturday, November 30

Address: 1125 Colonel By Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you love the 613flea markets, then this special festive edition will truly knock your socks off.


Trailer Park Boys' A Sunnyvale Christmas

Price: Starting at $65.50

When: Sunday, December 1

Address: 1 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can join the iconic Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, and Randy for a night full of Christmas laughter.


Alight at Night

Price: $16

When: Friday, November 29 until Saturday, January 4

Address: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through an enchanting village of lights, enjoying food, singing, and horse-drawn rides along the way.


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