Check out these activities to do in and around the Ottawa area for the month of November. Click on the event title for more information.
Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show | November 5-6, 2022 | Almonte Community Center
Are you looking for gifts with originality, quality and attention to detail? Then forgo the gift cards, big box stores and stressful malls. Make your first holiday shopping destination the popular Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show where a juried selection of over 20 carefully selected artisans, crafters and bakers will be presenting their original creations in a relaxed, friendly and festive atmosphere.
Traditions Christmas Craft Show | November 5-6, 2022 | Sir Wilfred Laurier High School
National Capital Artisans Traditions Market show, showcasing unique hand-made crafts. Come and check out the handcrafted works of over 70 local artisans (no direct sales). Many of your favourite vendors are returning plus additional new vendors joining the group. You’re sure to find great Christmas gift ideas.
All Saints Craft Fair | November 5, 2022 | All Saints Catholic High School
Get your Christmas shopping done early or treat yourself! So many wonderful and unique gift ideas available at the All Saints Craft Fair with many returning and new vendors. Over 160 tables to visit! Stay for lunch in the cafe too!
Canada Army Run | November 6th, 2022
Canada Army Run is unlike any other run in the country. From the cannon used as a starter’s pistol to the “dog-tag” medals all participants receive when they cross the finish line, Canada Army Run is military in flavour from beginning to end. Military bands, Army equipment displays, and a pasta dinner served military field-kitchen style make for a weekend you won’t soon forget!
Beechwood Cemetery’s Remembrance Day Ceremony | November 11th, 2022 | 280 Beachwood Avenue
As Canada’s National Military Cemetery, Beechwood is a natural gathering place for recognizing the bravery and sacrifice of the country’s fallen heroes.
National Remembrance Day Ceremony | November 11th, 2022 | National War Memorial
Each year on November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion hosts the National Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to commemorate the men and women who have served in Canada’s military. The ceremony starts at approximately 10:45 a.m. with the arrival of dignitaries such as the Prime Minister, the Governor General of Canada, and the Silver Cross Mother – a woman whose child has died while serving in the military. Additional programming includes the national anthem, two minutes of silence, a wreath-laying ceremony and a rousing fly-past (weather permitting). At the end of the National Ceremony and throughout the day, people remove poppies from their coats and place them on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The tomb is covered in red poppies by the end of the day.
Members of the public can also show support by purchasing a wreath. These will be pre-positioned by staff around the National War Memorial for the ceremony to act as a visual symbol during the event. You can also contact your nearest Legion Branch to purchase a wreath which will be placed at a local commemorative event. All proceeds go to the Legion Poppy Fund in support of Canada’s Veterans and their families.
Holiday Magic Craft Show | November 12-13th, 2022 | Lester B. Pearson High School
There’ll be over 60 local artisans selling their amazing handcrafted works, with many of your favourite vendors returning. Whatever you’re looking for you’re sure to find.
Outdoor Christmas Market- The Spirit of Christmas | November 13th, 2022 | 75 Campus Drive, Kemptville
Join us as we transform our space to a festive meeting place for people, where you can shop homemade Christmas Ornaments, decorations, gifts and treasures. Kick off the Christmas season with an outdoor event filled with joy, local and celebration. With appearances by Santa & friends.
World Trivia Night | November 18, 2022 | 55 Colonel By Drive
Compete in a trivia night while supporting a charity! Since 1995, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa has hosted a night of 50 questions. With more than 1,500 participants competing in teams of 10, this event is one you don’t want to miss. Come out for the chance to win the Trong Nguyen Memorial Trophy, bragging rights, and one of the top three prizes. This event raises funds to help support children and youth in need through the dedication and support of participants.
Magic of Lights | November 18th, 2022 – January 7th, 2023 | Wesley Clover Parks
Magic of Lights is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations. Experience Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Ottawa’s favorite holiday tradition. One carload, one price. Magic of Lights is a great family entertainment value, and every ticket to Magic of Lights benefits Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Help Santa Toy Parade | November 19th, 2022
It’s that time of year when kids everywhere are making their lists and checking them twice. For many children in Ottawa, however, it’s a little different – this year, more than ever. Their hoped-for toy may not be under the tree waiting Christmas morning unless we have your help.
The Help Santa Toy Parade is back on track for 2022 for our 53rd year! The parade will be occurring on November 19, 2022 at 11:00 am on our traditional route.
Metcalfe Farmers’ Christmas Market | November 19, 2022 | 1448 Meadow Drive
Come start your holiday shopping with 45 local vendors at this yearly Christmas Farmers Market. There will be local produce, flowers, books, quilts, baking, clothing, candles, woodworking, artwork, preserves, tea, coffee, wine, spirits and craft beer to name just a few.
The Ottawa Chocolate Show | November 19th, 2022 | Nepean Sportsplex – 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario
Meet award-winning chocolate makers, chat, sample their chocolate, and take home a few bars! Sit in on presentations, workshops, and pairings to delve further into the delectable world of chocolate.
Glebe Craft and Artisan Fair | November 19 – 20, 2022 | Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue
Support local businesses this Christmas! Excited to host in-person, this annual event returns just in time for holiday shopping! Engage with local, high-quality talent and discover unique treasures.
Santa Claus Parade | November, 20th, 2022 | Barrhaven
Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival | November 21 – 26, 2022 | Ottawa Public Library
During this free annual event, passionate and professional storytellers tell engaging stories for kids of all ages in English and French.
Gather as a family and listen to entertaining stories of all kinds that will touch your heart, mind, body and spirit. Events are performed by talented artists virtually or in person. The Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival is presented by Ottawa StoryTellers and the Ottawa Public Library.
Disney Trivia for Dreams Take Flight | November 23rd | Boston Pizza Barrhaven -1681 Greenbank Road
Calling all Disney Movie Fanatics! Gather your sidekicks, be they spirit guides or comic relief, and join us for the battle of wits in a Disney themed trivia battle! Great food and fun times, show off your skills to win some prizes. All Ages Welcome! There will be door prizes and a silent auction. Teams of 4-6 people. A discounted Early Bird rate applies to the first 60 people who register.
Dunning-Foubert Elementary School’s Used Book Sale | November 24th -November 25th | 1610 Prestwick Drive
Dunning-Foubert’s School Advisory Council is pleased to announce the annual book sale is back after a two year hiatus. The sale will be open to the public on Thursday, November 24th from 4-8pm and again on Friday, November 25th from 8am-12pm. They offer amazing prices on books, games, puzzles and DVD’s/CD’s. All children’s books are just $0.50, soft cover books/CD’s and DVD’s are $1.00, hard cover books are $2.00 and games/puzzles range from $2.00-$4.00. All money raised goes toward the purchase of new supplies for the school including new gym equipment, library books, and outdoor classroom and more!
Santa’s Parade of Lights | November 26th, 2022 | St. Joseph Boulevard – Orleans
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