Tag Archives: Christmas

Hey Ottawa, do you have your Christmas tree yet?

Vanessa W. is a born and raised Ottawan who loves finding all things small town, big city and internationally flavoured, in the capital. For as long as I can remember, every December my parents insisted on bundling us up until we couldn’t breathe, driving for what seemed liked ages, and trekking through the woods to […]

Festive, frugal fun! Q&A with the Gift of Christmas

The Gift of Christmas is a holiday production by Bethal Pentecostal Church (in Nepean) that is now entering its 12th year. The FREE performances — spread over two weekends — feature 20 different musical acts. It all culminates in the “Singing Christmas Tree” finale, Bethal’s 50-voice choir housed in a four-storey Christmas tree that is […]

Holiday shopping in Ottawa – Part I (The Glebe)

Annie McEwen is the best. She is currently studying at Oxford University in the United Kingdom…and we miss her every day. This will be the first December in eight years that I haven’t spent at least part of in Ottawa. For all the quaint delights of Oxford at Christmas, (including mince pies, mulled wine and […]

How do we know the holidays are here? The ByWard Market smells like pine!

Melodie Cardin is the special events and communications  coordinator for the ByWard Market Business Improvement Area, and she also apparently has some incredible mind-reading skills.  Just this weekend I passed by the very choir pictured above and thought I should write up a little something about just how wonderful the ByWard Market is at this time […]

Acoustic, roots, pop, twang: Q&A with singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume

Amanda Rheaume is a very talented singer/songwriter who has lived in Ottawa for 27 years. I first saw her perform several years ago at a wonderful show she put on with Ana Miura at Cafe Dekcuf. She has a couple of shows coming up this month, and we are so happy she made the time to have […]

Holiday season kick-off, Thursday edition

Now that the month of December is upon us, instead of burrowing in your warm homes, you should get out and enjoy the season! And what better way than to kick off this weekend a day early … Here’s a few events to get you started! Christmas lights on Parliament Hill Although Ottawa plays hosts […]

Happy Craft-mas Ottawa! Jane Porter on Ottawa’s Spins and Needles

Jane Porter is a local sustainability practitioner. After a three year stint in Finland studying and working with sustainable startups, she’s jumped into the Ottawa scene face first to see what’s shaking, vibrant and green. You can find her at www.janeporter.ca. I have to be honest, I didn’t quite know what to expect when I entered […]

Plans for tonight? Spins and Needles (DJ + DIY arts and crafts)

Jane Porter is a local sustainability practitioner. After a three year stint in Finland studying and working with sustainable startups, she’s jumped into the Ottawa scene face first to see what’s shaking, vibrant and green. You can find her at www.janeporter.ca. Jane will be back with another guest post tomorrow, to tell us what she thought […]