What’s Happening in the Ottawa Area

Looking for fun activities in the Ottawa area? Check out these options over the next seven days, starting on Thursday, November 17. Be sure to verify details with the organizers as plans can change at any time.

For crossing off presents for everyone on your list…                                      

  • Saturday, November 19 | Browse the monthly 613flea marketplace in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne and discover your next favourite local business or vendor. FREE!
  • Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 27 (weekends only) | Support local and shop from quality vendors at the Glebe Craft and Artisan fair held at the Glebe Community Centre. FREE!
  • Until Sunday, November 20 | Don’t delay: this is the final weekend to shop for items produced by artisans from around the globe in a vintage barn at One World Bazaar in Manotick Station, a half-hour drive south of downtown Ottawa. FREE!
  • Until December 4 | Check out the Ottawa School of Art’s holiday fundraising art sale at its ByWard Market campus. FREE!
  • Weekends until December 4 | Complete your Christmas shopping with a unique local touch at the annual Watson Mill’s Christmas Market. FREE!

For fans of hockey (and maybe soon Ryan Reynolds)…

  • Monday, November 21; Wednesday, November 23 | Support the Ottawa Senators as they compete against the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights at the Canadian Tire Centre.

For arts, culture, and a good time…

  • Saturday, November 19 | Bring a gift or donation for the Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain and come see Santa Claus and friends at the Help Santa Toy Parade FREE!
  • Until January 7 | Experience a dazzling drive-through display of lights with the whole family at Magic of Lights in Wesley Clover Parks.
  • Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20 | Bring the kids to enjoy creative live performances at the Ottawa Children’s Festival Fall into Play Mini-Festival at the Canadian War Museum.

For foodies…

  • Saturday, November 19 | Meet award-winning chocolate makers and delve further into the delectable world of chocolate at the Ottawa Chocolate Show at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Find out more great activities to do in and around Ottawa on the Ottawa Insider Blog!


Photo credit: Ottawa Tourism