CAPITAL HOLIDAY IDEAS
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