CAP­I­TAL HOL­I­DAY IDEAS

Where Ottawa - - EDITOR'S LETTER -

He’s mak­ing a list, check­ing it twice; he’s go­ing to find out who’s naughty or nice. Un­for­tu­nately, that ap­plies to The Tax­man as well as Santa Claus. While Ot­tawa has a rep­u­ta­tion for tak­ing, it de­serves a rep­u­ta­tion for giv­ing. It is home to one-of-a-kind stores and gifts. Un­plug for the hol­i­days with our an­nual Gift Guide (p. 10), or ex­pe­ri­ence the af­ter­glow of the city’s bright­est at­trac­tions (p. 33).

Great com­fort food can take your mind off the early sea­son chill, so we out­line top gourmet pizza restau­rants, from Ten­nessy Willems to Crust & Crate (p. 23). Look­ing for en­ter­tain­ment? Dis­cover one of the re­gion’s best mu­sic venues in a charm­ing, Que­bec vil­lage (p. 33), or wel­come mer­maids, sea witches, and danc­ing bun­nies as the cur­tain rises at one of the sea­son’s top mu­si­cals (p. 6).

Re­mem­brance Day has spe­cial mean­ing in the cap­i­tal (p. 9), and lasts 365 days a year at the Cana­dian War Museum. We high­light ar­ti­facts that tell com­pelling sto­ries about our mil­i­tary his­tory (p. 34) — in­clud­ing a spe­cial teddy bear that shipped out to the front­lines and back (p. 46).

From lo­cal toyshops (p. 15) to craft sales (p. 6) and mar­kets (p. 33), Ot­tawa is your one-stop shop for a happy hol­i­day. And when your feet are sore, or your shop­ping list is ticked off, it’s the per­fect place for fes­tive food (p. 22) and fun — from fash­ion (p. 8) to wine shows (p. 6).

While the Peace Tower’s merry bells keep ring­ing, may your ev­ery wish come true. For for more tips, fol­low us on so­cial me­dia @whereot­tawa.

chriS Lack­ner, Ed­i­tor Twit­ter and In­sta­gram @whereot­tawa Face­book.com/whereot­tawa

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