Small Towns In Ontario That Transform Into A Christmas Wonderland

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to transport yourself to somewhere a little more magical. There are multiple Christmas towns across Ontario that are perfect for some holiday shopping.

With snow-covered lanes, twinkling lights and Christmas decorations galore, multiple spots go all out for the holiday season. In fact, these places will make you feel like you’ve entered your own personal Hallmark movie.

So grab a friend or a lover and head out to these five Christmas towns in Ontario.


Hidden in the heart of wine county, this adorable town is full of little shops and restaurants to explore. Niagara-on-the-Lake even has a year-round Christmas store so you can get into the holiday season regardless of the month. If you have a wine lover on your list, this is the perfect place to pick up a present or two.


If you’re looking for unique gifts this holiday season, Elora is the spot to be. This tiny Christmas town is brimming full of local shops that sell food, knick-knacks, clothes and more. Located right on the water, it’s also the perfect spot for some photos.


Almonte is a former mill town in Lanark County and is now filled with so many little shops to explore. They even have a brewery, distillery and museums to check out as well.

St. Jacobs

Transport yourself to somewhere more magical when you visit St. Jacobs. The little Christmas town is known for its massive market full of goodies. There is also a restaurant that will let you dine in twinkling igloos.


Stratford is known for much more than Shakespeare and theatres. The small town also has many shops and restaurants that are perfect for getting into the holiday season. This year, you can also be part of the city’s Christmas Trail, where you get to choose six different stops to make throughout the area.

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