The holidays are here and that means it's time to enjoy some festive fun in and around Winnipeg. Don't miss these seasonal activities! They’re sure to put a spring in your step on a chilly winter’s day or night.

Get cozy at Lights of the North Christmas

If the weather outside is just a bit too chilly for you, be sure to check out Lights of the North Christmas this year! It’s an indoor lights festival at Garden City Shopping Centre complete with a fabulous Christmas market. There are over half a million Christmas-themed 3D light sculptures to admire inside!

Don’t miss Zoo Lights

Head to the Assiniboine Park Zoo to enjoy Zoo Lights. It features stunning light displays; delicious treats and holiday eats like mini donuts, hot chocolate and bratwurst; and impressive live music and entertainment including fire and light dancers, carollers and glow hula! This event takes place at the zoo in the evening, after hours.

Stay safe at Canad Inns Winter Wonderland - Drive Thru

Explore Manitoba’s largest drive-thru light show, Canad Inns Winter Wonderland - Drive Thru, to bask in the glow of over 1 million lights in 26 theme areas! It’s a fun, safe holiday activity you can enjoy from the comfort of your own car.

Enjoy the sounds of WSO Holiday Pops

Music lover? Don’t miss the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops performance! You’ll enjoy drum, dance, and aerialist performances and more!

Catch the CP Holiday Train at Home concert

Don’t want to leave the house but looking for something festive and fun to do? Tune in for the CP Holiday Train at Home online concert on December 18th. It features Canadian Music Hall of Famer Steven Page and The Strumbellas, as well as many other notable musical performers!

Watch the Nutcracker

If you love the tradition of watching a performance of the Nutcracker during the holidays, you can do just that at Centennial Concert Hall in late December this year! This is one performance guaranteed to delight all ages.

Go skiing or snowboarding

For winter sports lovers, the holidays aren’t complete without a good ski or snowboarding session. Lucky for you there are countless great options in and around Winnipeg. Our favourites include Stony Mountain Ski Area, Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes, Holiday Mountain, Windsor Park Nordic Centre, and Springhill Winter Sports Park.

We hope these ideas for how to enjoy the holiday season in Winnipeg help to make the season fabulous.

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