For the week of December 23 – 29, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We wish you a safe and fun-filled holiday season. With the extra time off, we compiled a list of things to do this week to make the most it. Watch the parade of torchlights glide down the hill at Hidden Valley. Skip being apart of the clean-up crew after Christmas dinner, instead go out to a local restaurant with your friends and family. Skate and snowshoe through Christmas break at the various trails and arenas in Muskoka.
Ski Hidden Valley Torchlight Parade
Hidden Valley Ski Resort’s annual Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade will take place at 6:00 PM on December 24. Arrive at 5:00 PM and treat your family to hot chocolate and cookies. Nestle into the chalet or walk to the base of The Flying Dutchman to watch in awe as the 2020 ski instructors parade down the hill, torchlights in hand.
Skip the dishes this holiday season. Go out to one of our local restaurants for a Christmas dinner with your family and friends. There is something for everyone in Muskoka, and the following establishments would be more than happy to accommodate you on Christmas eve or Christmas day:
- Hidden Valley Resort
- 3 Guys and a Stove
- Deerhurst Resort
- Sherwood Inn
- JW Mariott The Rosseau Muskoka
Cranberry Ice Trail Opens
The outdoor ice trail at Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery is open for the season as of December 27, as long as the weather permits. Don’t miss the first Light The Night event of the season, on Saturday, December 28. The outdoor night skating, surrounded by 400 tiki torches is arguably the most romantic date night, ever.
The most Canadian of pastimes! Lace them up at public skating events across Muskoka:
There is no time like the present to venture into Muskoka’s rugged wilderness. Rent a pair of snowshoes or bring your own and start exploring one of the many trails in the area. They are no doubt covered in fluffy white snow right now. Some trails, parks and outfitters we would recommend are:
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