Things to Do This Winter in North Grenville

Whether you hate it or love it, winter is coming. So why not make the best of it with this list of fun winter experiences in North Grenville!

Skate at the municipal centre nearly every day of the week! Don’t have skates? No worries! You are able to borrow skates and helmets at the rink. See skating times here

It’s still too warm yet (yes, it’s going to get colder) for outdoor rinks to be open, but look forward to skating in the great outdoors in the new year.

Live Music 
Prefer a cozy night in a warm drinking hole with melodic tunes in the air? Check out our events calendar for an updated listing of live music in the area. And be sure to follow South Branch Bistro who has music every week.

Cheer on Kemptville’s own 73’s at home games this season. Check out their home schedule here.

Winter Trails
The Kemptville Snowmobile Klub grooms trails throughout North Grenville, and follow the Limerick Forest page for an update on their trail conditions. If you are using trails in the winter, as always use at your own risk.

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Photo: Joseph R. Pearce

November 23-North Pole at the North Grenville Library
Visit with the man himself-Santa! Enjoy juice and cookies and take part in Christmas activities.

November 23-St. Michael Christmas Craft Show
One of Ottawa Valley’s largest Christmas craft shows, with over 200 hundred vendors selling crafts, arts, woodwork, baked goods, jewelry, home décor, clothing, and more!

Jenns Wonder Woolies
Photo: Jenn's Wonder Woolies

November 23-Santa Claus Parade
Parade begins at 5:00pm! Watch as floats meander through Old Town Kemptville.

November 30-Old Town Kemptville Christmas
Get in the holiday spirit with horse-drawn wagon rides, campfire-s’more making, face painting, hot chocolate, visits with Santa and much more!

December 1-Mistletoe Fair
Get your holiday shopping underway at this artisan and producers market. You can also enjoy lunch and music as you shop.

December 6-7-Spirit of Christmas in Oxford Mills 
Get in the spirit of Christmas in the hamlet of Oxford Mills. Enjoy a tree lighting, carolling, visits from Santa, a pancake breakfast and more!

December 7-Family Fun Day at Johnston Brothers Tree Farm
Whether you have a tree or not, head on out to Johnston Brothers Tree Farm for a day of family fun! Take a free ride in a horse-drawn sleigh, or warm up with hot chocolate, apple cider, and a BBQ. Bonus: any proceeds from tree sales go to the MS Society.

Photo: Johnston Brothers Tree Farm

December 8-Kemptville Christmas Farmers' Market
Missing the Sunday Farmers’ Market? You’re in luck! The gang is back for a special Christmas edition. Shop local produce, crafts, and gifts. As always, there will be lots of food and live music.

December 15-North Grenville Concert Choir Presents Christmas Classics 
Sway along to your favourite holiday tunes with the North Grenville Concert Choir and Divertimento Orchestra.

December 31-New Rideau Restaurant NYE Gala
Ring in the new decade at New Rideau Restaurant. Enjoy a decadent selection of food as you party the night away.

December 31-New Year’s Eve Party with Eddy & the Stingrays 
Rock into 2020 with Eddy & the Stingrays, one of Canada’s best performing 1950 and 1960’s rock and roll bands! There will be food, dancing, and a sparkling toast at midnight.

Keep an eye on this space for even more winter fun, including 12 Days of Christmas and Elfie Selfies in Old Town Kemptville. 



Visitor Information

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    Municipality of North Grenville

    285 County Road #44, PO Box 130
    Kemptville, ON
    K0G 1J0


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Upcoming Events

Kemptville Farmers' Market
Sep 20, 2020 |  12:00 PM
KYC Golf Classic Day 2020
Sep 25, 2020 |  All Day