The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means that the streets will soon be glimmering with colourful lights and fun holiday decor. Get in the holiday mood with a trip to some of the great winter activities happening in the Southern Georgian Bay area. Here are a some of the events we are excited for the holidays in Southern Georgian Bay!

 

Ho-Ho Christmas in Collingwood

 

 

If you are wondering what to do in Collingwood this holiday season, start with a day filled with holiday cheer in the heart of downtown Collingwood. On November 17th, get a running start to your day with the Ho Ho Holiday 5K. Participants of this trail run get bundled up in holiday spirit (dressed as Santa) and conclude the run with a fun festival area that will be hosting festive activities all afternoon. At 5 PM, you can head over to Hurontario Street for the annual Santa Claus Parade, and following the conclusion of the parade, the Tree Lighting and Fireworks will be taking place at the Federal Building.

 

Blumination Dream Trail

 

 

Blue Mountain Village is the place to be this holiday season, especially with the Blumination Dream Trail lighting up the Village. This free kilometre long illuminated trail through the village feels like a holiday celebration every day of the week. There will be nightly light shows and plenty of experiences that will have you gleaming in holiday spirit. If you visit Blumination on the weekend, you can enjoy horse and wagon rides, visits with Santa, and Saturday evening firework shows. You can check out the whole schedule of activities on their website here. Make sure you bundle up and get out to the village to explore the fun holiday festivities, with Blumination Dream Trail happening from December 1 to January 6.

 

Collingwood Holiday Market

 

 

Tis the season for holiday shopping! Visit the Collingwood Holiday Market on December 9th at Side Launch Brewery. You enjoy a freshly brewed cold beer from Side Launch while exploring some of Ontario’s most exclusive local artisans for the first annual holiday market, one of the most anticipating events in Collingwood this season. Hosted in collaboration with PEACES, as one of their monthly markets. They will be featuring over 20 local vendors with a wide variety of goods for sale so you can get your holiday shopping started! They will also be accepting canned goods & used clothing for families in need, so you can help support your community this holiday season.

 

Meaford BIA Christmas Window Unveiling

 

 

December is the start of the holiday season in full force. On December 1st, the Meaford BIA will be unveiling their Christmas Window displays. Visit downtown Meaford to enjoy some festive spirit as business window displays are unveiled and the community begins its seasonal celebrations. Following the window unveilings, the annual Santa Claus parade will make its way to downtown Meaford with Santa Claus making a special appearance at Meaford Hall!

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