Five things to do in Dufferin County this December

By Jesse Chidwick

1. Picture with Santa at Alder Arena

The big man himself will be visiting the Alder Recreation Centre lobby for your tradition photo with Santa! Photos packages will be provided by F-Stop Fotos and Framing. Check out the full schedule here!

2. Sleigh Ride with
Fairy Tale Horse and Carriage

Fairy Tale Horse and Carriage creates the perfect outdoor winter experience for the entire family! Offering 45 minute sleigh rides through a stunning forest with a snow covered canopy, stopping for hot chocolate and s’mores by an outdoor fire. They even have goats and miniature horses for interaction, perfect for the kids! Whether its a romantic sleigh ride or a family event, this is the perfect holiday activity for everyone! Click here to book your sleigh ride today!

3. Christmas in the park

The Optimist Club of Orangeville presents the 27th annual Christmas in the Park at Kay Cee Gardens. This winter wonderland features an outdoor extravaganza of lights and dozens of unique displays. Join the opening night festivities on Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. The park is open nightly until December 31, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. This pet friendly attraction hosts many events with Entertainers and performances, Photos with Santa, Hot Chocolate served by Orangeville Scouts and Peruvian Alpacas to delight the young and old. Click here for the full calendar of events! 
Admission: Free

4. Holiday Treasure Shopping at the Museum of Dufferin

The MoD is known for producing some of the most engaging and exciting events in the region. The warmth and beauty of the season is echoed throughout the Main Gallery of the MoD with a diverse collection of trinkets and treasures. One may wander through the displays of hand crafted artistry and find something for every individual, including yourself.
Hours: Saturday, November 30 to Sunday, December 15 / Closed Mondays
Admission: $3.00 per person. (Sunday admission by donation)

Hockey Valley 12 days of Christmas

Hockley Valley is known for these great festive activities that they put on each holiday season! They have a tree farm, winery, two fantastic restaurants, a spa and overnight accommodations. From December 2nd to the 22nd, they are offering fantastic Spa and Lunch deals for you to enjoy to de-stress from all of that holiday shopping. Click here to book your spa activity!