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8 Small Towns In Ontario That Will Make You Feel Like You're In A Hallmark Holiday Movie

You can feel like you've stepped into a Hallmark holiday movie at these small towns in Ontario.

It is hard to beat snuggling under a blanket, sipping on hot chocolate, and watching a cheesy Christmas film on a cold day. But instead of watching the characters on television, you can experience some of the holiday magic for yourself.


Address: Almonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: This town is nicknamed "mini Hollywood North" because many Christmas movies have been filmed here.



Address: Stratford, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can get a cup of hot chocolate and see all the gorgeous wreaths and lights that decorate the town. Plus, there are so many dazzling illuminated displays for their winter Lights On Stratford that you'll want to see for yourself.



Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's a post-card-worthy spot that not only has an adorable Christmas store but was also the filming location of movies like Christmas Inheritance and The Holiday Calendar.



Address: Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: At Upper Canada Village, they have Eastern Ontario's largest outdoor light festival, where over 1 million lights decorate the buildings and trees.



Address: Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: The village square looks like a set from a festive film with a cute gazebo, twinkling lights, and Christmas trees.



Address: Cambridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: Every winter, they celebrate the holiday season by decorating the town with glowing lights.


St. Jacobs

Address: St. Jacobs, ON

Why You Need To Go: St. Jacobs offers holiday shopping and an annual event called St. Jacobs Sparkles that sees the village come alive with festive decorations and thousands of lights.



Address: Perth, ON

Why You Need To Go: At their Festival Of Lights, you can view tons of decorated Christmas trees.


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