You don’t need a passport to travel to the North Pole this year. One Ontario town transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland and it will make you feel like you’ve stumbled into Santa’s workshop.
The Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is filled to the brim with holiday spirit every winter. As you wander the streets filled with shops, hotels and restaurants, you’ll be able to take in the decorations sprinkled across the town.
With twinkling lights, garlands, life-sized nutcrackers and Christmas trees, every corner of the town is the perfect photo opportunity.
Start your day off by stepping into Just Christmas, which is a year-round holiday store. It’s the perfect place to pick up some personalized ornaments and stocking stuffers for your friends a family.
You can also stop into Wine Country Vintners, which is a perfect place to check some wine lovers off your list.
Some other local stores that you don’t want to miss include the Scented Market (which has so many different candles to choose from) and BeauChapeau (which is an amazing little hat shop).
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Once you’re all shopped out, there are so many little restaurants and bars that you can choose from to have a quick bite to eat or a nice sit-down dinner.
Some local food joints include Corks Wine Bar & Eatery which has a list of local wines and multiple foods to choose from (including pasta, burgers and salads).
Finish off your day with a hot chocolate from Balzac’s or a historic carriage ride throughout the town.
Looking for more to do the next time you are in this Ontario Christmas town? You can check out Tipsy Theory’s latest ultimate guide for the best things to do this winter in Niagara.
Activities include sipping wine in snowy vineyards and visiting Canada’s largest free outdoor light festival.