Enjoy an “olde fashioned” Christmas in Manotick this weekend

by DaniGirl on December 3, 2010 · 11 comments

in Happy holidays, Postcards from Manotick

Looking for a great way to kick off the countdown to Christmas? Why not come on down to Manotick this weekend and enjoy the village that has completely captured my heart?

Manotick Olde Fashioned Christmas

On December 4 and 5, the village transforms itself into a Christmas village with horse-drawn carriage rides, a crafter’s market, breakfast with Father and Mary Christmas, strolling carollers and yes, a Santa parade. There’s also a Victorian penny sale, face painting, pictures with Santa and a family Christmas party with games and crafts. Seriously, can you imagine anything more delightful? And the weather should be perfect, cool but clear and perfect for hot chocolate and apple cider! Click this link for a .pdf with the full schedule.

If you do come out to Manotick, make sure you check out some of the great little shops and businesses. There’s My Toy Shop, a great little independent toy store, and The Gingerbread Man — a bakery that specializes in, you guessed it, gingerbread cookies and houses. Yum! And don’t miss the Manotick Village Butcher for locally grown, sustainable and ethically raised meats that are completely affordable and cut to your specification.

So you know I love Santa parades, right? We find one to attend each year. But this year, the boys will actually be participating in the Manotick Santa parade, riding in their school float. I don’t know who is more excited, me or the boys! Stay tuned, I’m guessing there may be a photo op or two to be had! 🙂


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sara December 3, 2010 at 10:04 am

I am going to be there this weekend.

It is the only parade that jives with our weekend schedule and the weather should be PERFECT!

2 valerie December 3, 2010 at 11:30 am

Oh, I’d love to go! Unfortunately, we’re madly rehearsing for Willy Wonka. Hope you can fit our play in next weekend. http://www.suzart.ca

3 K December 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Whoo! A (somewhat) local parade for me! Thanks for posting!

4 Alicia Noonan December 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm

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5 Baskits December 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm

Love Manotick – this sounds SO lovely MRT @DaniGirl: "olde fashioned" Christmas in Manotick this wknd. http://bit.ly/hMIdvY

6 OttawaStart.com December 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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7 frugalfunottawa.ca December 4, 2010 at 3:25 pm

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8 Manotick Butcher December 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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9 Michelle VandenBosch December 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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10 Jerome F. Pulcine December 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm

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11 Iain McCallum December 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

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