As the landscapes begin to sparkle with a dusting of new snow, the region’s historic streets, rural experiences, and small businesses invite you discover a world of twinkling lights. Celebrate the holiday season in Orillia & Lake Country this December, these charming light displays, tours, and special holiday activities are ready to welcome you.
Mystical Lights of Oro-Medonte
Friday, December 15 to Sunday, December 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Heidi’s Campground, Oro-Medonte
Heidi’s Campground is a vision of Mystical Lights! This unique driving tour features remarkable displays sponsored by local businesses, all month long.
Hewitts Festival of Lights
Every Friday and Saturday until December 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hewitts Fun Farm, Severn
Discover the illuminated night sky at Hewitts Fun Farm this month. This impressive driving tour features a variety of handmade displays and photo opportunities.
Quayle’s Beer Garden
Open Thursdays to Sundays, select times
Quayle’s Brewery, Oro-Medonte
This hops farm and brewery is must-see during the holiday season. Order some fresh off the grill grub, hand pick your on-tap flight flavours, and stay cozy by the firepits while you explore the brewery’s well-lit beer garden. This year brings an impressive 30 decorated Christmas trees donated by local businesses to discover.
Village of Coldwater, Severn
Coldwater Village is in full Hallmark mode for the holidays! Dozens of quaint light displays and decorations line the historic streets and eclectic small businesses. Step back through time in this quaint village.
Orillia Opera House, Downtown Orillia
Over 50 years ago, environmentalist and Couchiching Conservancy volunteer Fred Noakes convinced council to plant a blue spruce outside the Orillia Opera House with the aim to prevent the cutting down and disposal of further trees. Each year, Fred’s tree is lit during a ceremony following downtown Orillia’s candlelight parade. Today, as Fred’s tree nears the end of its healthy life span, the City decided to wrap the trunk, allowing the branches room to heal.
Blog header image by Twin Maples Farm.
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