Christmas Tree Lighting

It’s back! Don’t miss the annual lighting of the majestic, Lansdowne Christmas Tree.

Ottawa/Gatineau residents and visitors to the region are invited to attend and officially launch the holiday season with local celebrities, REDBLACKS’ mascot Big Joe Ho Ho and his friend Riley Raccoon.

No Registration Required.

Location: Aberdeen Square

  • Nov 25 | 6:00 p.m.
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Silent Disco

The night will only be silent to the Glebe neighbourhood and Bylaw but for you, your night will be filled with jamming tunes and sick beats.

Cut a rug under the Ottawa Christmas Market’s starry canopy of lights!

No Registration Required. The event has limited spots available, the first 200 people at the event will receive a headset.

Location: Casino Lac Leamy Stage

  • Dec 10 | 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Advent Calendar presented by Casino Lac Leamy

The spirit of giving is a big part of the Ottawa Christmas Market.

Starting Dec 1, we will be giving away a gift every day until Dec 24 via the link below!

Follow the link to the Official 2022 Ottawa Christmas Market Advent Calendar and enter to win a prize daily throughout December.

Winners will be selected at the end of each day and emailed with instructions on how to redeem your prize.

  • Dec 1 – 24
Breakfast with Santa presented by Niagara
Breakfast with Santa presented by Modern Niagara

Start the day off right and help Santa fuel up before his long Christmas journey by having breakfast with Santa!

All proceeds support the OSEG Foundation and provide opportunities for children and youth to play, learn and develop through sports.

Child Ticket $15

Adult Ticket $20

Location: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park, 1525 Princess Patricia Way

  • Dec 17th | 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
    Dec 17th | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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December 21st Solstice  

Indigenous peoples everywhere observe the Winter Solstice. It is the day that the sun is the furthest from the equator. Their spiritual foundation lies in the natural world of connection and Solstice is a time to honor and acknowledge the natural patterns of our universe and existence. 

Join us at the Ottawa Christmas Market on December 21 st to share in the traditional music of the indigenous peoples from our region. 

All three of Canada’s recognized indigenous groups will be included on the evening. First Nations, Inuit and Metis. There will be drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling. 

Performances by David Finkle, Aurora Jade, Sunsdrum, Mariah Miigwans and Brad Lafortune.

  • Dec 21st | 5:00 p.m.-20:00 p.m.
Santa’s Village

Santa Claus will return for in-person visits at his new home at the Ottawa Christmas Market.

From the warmth of his cabin and the comfort of his chair, Santa will welcome you to Santa’s Village where you can say hello to the big guy and take a photo with him.

No Registration Required.

  • Nov 25 | 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Saturdays & Sundays | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Dec 20, 21 & 22 | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Dec 23 | 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Santa Paws

You and your well-behaved pet are invited to join us for an exclusive engagement with SANTA PAWS.

This is a pet friendly opportunity to capture a photo with the whole family and SANTA himself.

Bring your cameras, the kids, the crew and enjoy the incredible Ottawa Christmas Market.

No Registration required. First come first serve (line up closes at 11:45 a.m.)

Location: Santa’s Village 

  • Nov 27 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Dec 11 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakfast with Santa presented by Niagara
Breakfast with Santa presented by Modern Niagara

Start the day off right and help Santa fuel up before his long Christmas journey by having breakfast with Santa!

All proceeds support the OSEG Foundation and provide opportunities for children and youth to play, learn and develop through sports.

Child Ticket $15

Adult Ticket $20

Location: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park, 1525 Princess Patricia Way

  • Dec 17th | 8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
    Dec 17th | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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Sensory Santa

Santa is visiting us at this special time to meet and take pictures with his friends with autism.

Sensory Santa is an opportunity for children with autism to visit Santa in a sensory friendly environment.

The time set aside for Sensory Santa is exclusive for children on the spectrum and their families. The line ups are much shorter and children can come and go while they wait. Often the music is turned down. No appointments are booked so parents have more flexibility.

Sensory friendly environment for children with autism to see Santa.

In partnership with Quickstart Autism.

Registration Required.

After registration, you will be notified if scheduling changes occur. 

Location: Santa’s Village

  • Dec 3 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Dec 19 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Ottawa Christmas Market has its very own Santa’s Workshop presented by Interac. You can be a busy little elf creating Christmas decorations to add to your home décor or give as gifts. Visit us to make kids’ crafts during the day. Everyone is welcome. All activities are free. No Registration Required. Space is limited. Check out the workshops below for kids activities. Enjoy!

On Friday and Saturday nights, Santa’s Workshop is all about the older elves. Christmas Cocktails and Crafts is a private party for 6 friends to make Christmas decorations while enjoying some festive cocktails and snacks. Check out the workshops below for adult activities.

Location: Santa’s Workshop.

Crafts for Kids Presented by Interac®️

Interac®️ will match all donations to the OSEG Foundation during the Ottawa Christmas Market.

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Crafts for Kids: Happy Owl with Fuzzy Feather Wings
  • Nov 25 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Nov 27 | 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Fun Gnomes with Wooly Beards
  • Nov 26 | 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Polar Bear Paper Mask
  • Dec 2 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Dec 4 | 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Paper Roll Friendly Critters
  • Dec 3 | 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Rocking Paper Plate Snow Person 
  • Dec 9 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Dec 11 | 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: 5 Finger Snow Person Christmas Card
  • Dec 10 | 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Crafts for Family: Christmas Cookies Decorating

We will be decorating Christmas Cookies. A real sweet treat activity for families to share.

2 cookies per kit.

  • Saturdays | 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Hat and Mittens Hanging Decoration
  • Dec 16 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Dec 18 | 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Cute Sock Snow Person
  • Dec 17 | 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Pine Cone Christmas Tree

  • Dec 20 | 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Dec 23 | 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Crafts for Kids: Cloth Pin Christmas Friends
  • Dec 21 | 2:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Dec 22 | 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Cocktails & Crafts Presented by Interac®️

Interac®️  will match all donations to the OSEG Foundation during the Ottawa Christmas Market.

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Book your group for Cocktails and Crafts at the Ottawa Christmas Market

Come to Christmas Cocktails and Crafts at the OCM every Friday and Saturday between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.! This includes:

  • Warm, private cozy space for you and five of your closest friends
  • Christmas cocktail for each guest
  • Finger foods to share

$50 per person (+ hst). Includes: cocktail, snacks, craft supplies, instructor and service staff. Payment in advance is required via credit card

Contact us for more information at info@ottawachristmasmarket.com

Location: Santa’s Workshop

  • Nov 25 & 26 | Wood Bead Wreath | 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Dec 2 & 3 | Pine Wood Presents (set of 3) | 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Dec 9 & 10 | Macramé Ornaments (set of 4) | 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Dec 16 & 17 | Knit Sweater Wreath | 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Dec 22 & 23 | Cocktails & Crafts | 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    * Cocktails & Crafts – All dates are unavailable / Booked
DJ Skate Night

Your favourite skate jam is taking the party to the Lansdowne Park Outdoor Ice.

Enjoy an evening of skating with friends and family while DJ Marquez brings the tunes.

No Registration Required.

Location: Reindeer Rink (outdoors/ all ages)

  • Nov 26 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Dec 10 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Dec 17 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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Carivibe on Ice

The Ottawa Christmas Market has teamed up with Carivibe to heat things up this holiday season with gorgeous, tropical, island inspired vibes!

Carivibe has been Celebrating Caribbean Culture in our Nation’s Capital for over 20 years and this winter we are collaborating to bring you CARIVIBE ON ICE.

DJ’s will be pumping out music which will inspire you to get your skates tied up and get ready to bounce, sway and dance on our outdoor Ice Rink.

No Registration Required.

Location: Reindeer Rink (outdoors/ all ages)

  • Dec 18 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Dec 18 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
DEC 16 GAME
Hockey Game | 67’s vs. Oshawa Generals

Location: The Arena at TD Place

  • Dec 16 | 7:00 p.m.
Dec 17 game Teddy Bear Toss
Hockey Theme Game: Teddy Bear Toss | 67’s vs. Hamilton Bulldogs

Location: The Arena at TD Place

  • Dec 17 | 2:00 p.m.
Dec 30 Game
Hockey Theme Game: Home for the Holidays | 67’s vs. Kingston Frontenacs

Location: The Arena at TD Place

  • Dec 30 | 2:00 p.m.
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Week 1

Nov 25 – 27

Hours

Fri 5 pm – 10 pm

Sat 10 am – 10 pm

Sun 10 am – 8 pm

A dog at Ottawa Christmas Market

Week 2

Dec 2 – 4

Hours

Fri 5 pm – 10 pm

Sat 10 am – 10 pm

Sun 10 am – 8 pm

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Week 3

Dec 9 – 11

Hours

Fri 5 pm – 10 pm

Sat 10 am – 10 pm

Sun 10 am – 8 pm

Giant Christmas Tree at Ottawa Christmas Market - TD Place

Week 4

Dec 16 – 18

Hours

Fri 5 pm – 10 pm

Sat 10 am – 10 pm

Sun 10 am – 8 pm


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Week 5

Dec 20 – 23

Hours

Tue & Wed 2 pm – 8 pm

Thu & Fri 2 pm – 10 pm