I know that these past fews days have been rough for Canadians. Let's face it, we're all feeling down since November hit, it's only natural.
TL;DR Canada is known for its wintry, Christmas events. Here are 12 of the most remarkable.
Good news is that the season of lights and merry-making is right around the corner! All major cities in Canada are gearing up for the holiday season, and it's going to be magical.
Here are some of the biggest Christmas festivals and events you will find across Canada. Whether you want to take a road trip to Ottawa or Quebec City, there is most definitely a holiday event waiting for you to attend and enjoy.
Attend Canada's biggest indoor lights festival & market "Glow Christmas" in Vancouver this winter
Where: Milner Village Garden Centre // Langley, BC
When: November 22nd to December 13th
Check out the city-wide magical "Festival Of Lights" In Niagara Falls
Where: City-wide // Niagara Falls, Ontario
When: November 3, 2018 to January 31, 2019
Check out the biggest Santa Clause Parade in all of Canada happening in downtown Toronto!
Where: Starts at 750 Bloor St W // Downtown Toronto
When: Sunday November 18th // 12:30 pm
Check out Montreal's one-and-only "Grand Marché de Noel" going down in the Plateau this year
Where: St-Denis & Emery street (between De Maisonneuve and Ontario)
When: Starting on November 30th until December 23rd.
Visit Edmonton's famous "Candy Cane Lane"
Where: 148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue, Edmonton AB
Check out Ottawa's famous holiday illumination ceremony at Parliament Hill!
Where: Parliament Hill // Ottawa
When: Wednesday December 5th // 7pm-8pm
Check out Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, which transforms into a winter wonderland for the holiday season
Where: Grouse Mountain Resorts, Vancouver
When: From November 23rd 2018 to January 6th, 2019
Check out Quebec City's famous "German Christmas Market" in the heart of Old Quebec
Where: Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville // Quebec City
When: From November 22nd - December 23rd
Check out Le Coldroom in Montreal which will transform into a festive holiday-theme bar for the winter
Where: The Coldroom // Old Port
When: Sometime in November // TBA
Visit Toronto's massive Christmas market open all winter long
Where: Distillery Historic District // Toronto
When: November 15th - December 23rd, 2018
Visit Vancouver's famous "German-Style" Christmas market
Where: Jack Poole Plaza // 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
When: November 21st - December 24th, 2018
Visit Montreal's iconic Atwater Market tranformed into a magical Christmas village this winter
Where: Atwater Market // Montreal
When: Every weekend 11:30am-9pm // November 30th - December 23rd