The Lord Elgin Hotel is the ideal spot to escape to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital City, and celebrate the holiday season. Located in the heart of the downtown of Ottawa, you cannot imagine a better location to enjoy the colors and excitement of the festive season.
From December 5, 2018 to January 7th, 2019, the Christmas Lights across Canada program is turned on, illuminating Elgin Street and Confederation Park, as well as Wellington and Parliament Hill. The hotel is surrounded with twinkling lights and you cannot help but feel festive..
If you want to do some serious Christmas shopping, you are in the right spot. The Rideau Centre is only one block from the hotel with over 180 of the biggest names in fashion beauty, and many new exciting newcomers to the mall. Just a few blocks away is the Byward Market. Created by John By in 1826, the Byward Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. A favourite spot for visitors and locals, in this four block radius you will find museums, cafes, boutiques, specialty food shops, night clubs, restaurants, pubs, galleries, hair and aesthetics salons and spas and more.
BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY!
Now is the time to book your Office Holiday Party and our Catering Department is offering a Great Deal on your party if you Book Now! See our flyer here. Call our Catering department 613-563-6415.
Grill 41 Restaurant in the Lord Elgin offers their special holiday menu for Christmas Day, (Brunch & Dinner) which books up very quickly . Check out our menus at Grill 41’s website here or call at 613-569-2126.
HOLIDAY RATES & DEALS:
The Lord Elgin has a variety of packages and special rates for the holidays, such as our Book Direct (10% off) Cars Stay Free Package or our very popular Stay and Save Rate that offer up to 30% off your stay. We are also offering a Christmas Stay Package including breakfast and a welcome stocking from Santa. For this one you will have to call the hotel directly at 1-800-267-4298 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Check out our Specials and Packages page for more information and to book your next stay.
There are a number of fabulous shows & concerts taking place in Ottawa this season.
- When Winter Comes – Nov 24th – National Arts Centre
- Good Lovelies Christmas Concert – Nov 27th – National Arts Centre
- Canadian Pacific Holiday Train – Nov 28th – Various locations near Ottawa
- The Nutcracker – Alberta Ballet – Nov 28 – Dec 2nd – National Arts Centre
- Christmas in Venice – the Ottawa Bach Choir – Dec 1 – St. Matthew’s Church in the Glebe
- Elf the Musical – Dec 5-9- Centrepointe Theatre
- The Hockey Sweater – A Musical – Dec 5-23 – National Arts Centre
- Holiday Swing – Dec 6-8 – National Arts Centre
- The Barra MacNeils– Dec 7 – Centrepointe Theatre
- Holiday Traditions Around the World – Dec 8-9 – National Arts Centre
- Atrium Craft Market – Dec 9 – National Arts Centre
- Ottawa Choral Society & Chamberfest – King’s Singers – Dec 14 – 15 – Dominion-Chalmers Church
- Christmas Concert by Candlelight with Ambitus – Dec 15 – Trinity Presbyterian Church, Carp
- Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy: A Celtic Family Christmas– Dec 16 – National Arts Centre
- Handel’s Messiah – Dec 18-19 – National Arts Centre
- Sultans of String Christmas Caravan – Dec 18 – National Arts Centre
- A Skydiggers Christmas – Dec 19 – National Arts Centre
- Christmas with Matt Andersen– Dec 20 – National Arts Centre
- The Christmas List – Dec 21 – National Arts Centre
- Johnny Reid; Home for the Holidays with the NAC Orchestra – Dec 21-22, National Arts Centre
- Gospel Celebrations for the Holidays – Dec 22 – National Arts Centre
- The Tenors – The Classics – Dec 23 – National Arts Centre
- New Year’s Eve at the NAC – Dec 31 – National Arts Centre
Enjoy your holidays in Ottawa with lots of great events across the city! In an effort to assist your front-line staff with suggestions for guests/visitors, below is a list of great things to do in and around Ottawa this weekend. Please share with as many staff as possible. Please note that Ottawa Tourism’s offices will be CLOSED December 25 to January 1, re-opening on January 2, 2019. Happy Holidays!
- The Christmas Lights Across Canada program continues in Ottawa with illuminated buildings along Confederation Boulevard and a Magical Winter Lightscapes show projected onto Centre Block on Parliament Hill nightly (in a 15-minute loop) until January 7, 2019. FREE!
- Skate on one of the great refrigerated rinks around Ottawa such as the SENS Rink of Dreams in front of Ottawa City Hall, the Skating Rink at Rideau Hall (public skating available on weekends), and the Lansdowne Park Skating Court. FREE!
- Visit the exhibitions and take advantage of fun, free programming at the Ottawa Art Gallery (FREE!) and celebrate local filmmakers at the Digi60 Filmmakers Festival today through Sunday, December 23.
- Parc Omega is open every day of the year! Head to the wildlife park this Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23 to see Santa and take part in a treasure hunt for elves, take a horse drawn sleigh on Saturdays, or enjoy fun music from Tuesday, December 25 to December 30, 2018.
- Christmas comes to the Casino du Lac-Leamy with lots of fun holiday activities through to the New Year!
- The National Arts Centre is filled with fun holiday programming, including concerts from Matt Andersen, Johnny Reid, the Tenors, and more!
- Cheer on the Ottawa Senators this Saturday, December 22 as they face the Washington Capitals at the Canadian Tire Centre!
- A new exhibition opens at the Canadian Museum of Nature – check out Survival of the Slowest to learn more about animals like bats, iguanas, hedgehogs, and sloths! The exhibition opens Friday, December 21 and continues until April 2019.
- Check out all the fun Christmas markets and activities around Ottawa, including: Christmas Craft-ernoons at the Bytown Museum, Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village, the Magic of Lights at Wesley Clover Parks, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market: Christmas Market at Lansdowne, Vintage Village of Lights at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, the Christmas Village at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, Haunted Walk’s “Nightmare Before/After Xmas”, How the Grinch Spied on Christmas at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, and many more fun holiday events! (Check websites for more information and dates). Some events are FREE!