Tired of studying for exams? Need to get out of your Ottawa Apartment?

Put down those books and give yourself a break. Check out our list of events going on in Ottawa for the months of November & December. What are you waiting for? Bring your friends and family to celebrate Canada’s anniversary, get into the holiday spirit, and explore everything Ottawa has to offer!

105th Grey Cup Festival: November 21st-26th, 2017

Are you a football fan? If so, enjoy a full week of celebrations at Lansdowne. This festival will prepare every Canadian for the excitement of the Canadian Football League Championship on November 26th. This free festival features fan parties as well as a concert series with Canadian musicians such as Jess Moskaluke, Trooper, and April Wine.

Scotiabank NHL100 Classic Outdoor Hockey Game: December 16th, 2017

Watch the Ottawa Senators play the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL Classic outdoor hockey game at TD Place in Lansdowne. This event will celebrate major milestones of 2017 including Canada’s 150th anniversary, the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup, the 100th anniversary of NHL, and the 25th anniversary of the modern Ottawa Senators NHL team. You don’t want to miss this!

Canada 150 Family Skating Rink on Parliament Hill: December 7th-31st, 2017

Enjoy free skating all winter long! For the first time ever, a family skating rink will be installed in front of Parliament Hill. Make sure to be on the rink on December 10th to celebrate Canada’s 150 Skating Day! This project is supported by Canadian Heritage, the Ottawa International Hockey Festival, and the Ottawa Senators.

Christmas Lights Across Canada: December 7th, 2017- January 7th, 2018

Get in the holiday mood by basking in the glow of hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights courtesy of the Christmas Lights Across Canada program. Don’t forget to stay for the Winter Lightscapes multimedia show that will be projected on Parliament’s Centre Block. The program will be launched on December 7th, 2017 with live musical performances and pyrotechnics.

There you have it, four fun-filled excuses to put the books down and enjoy some fresh air and Canadian culture.

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