Winter Festivals in Ontario!

Living Livita
December 1, 2021
Winter Festivals in Ontario

With the many options available in Ontario, it is considered one of Canada's best places to retire. This east-central province has so much to offer, from urban, suburban, and rural amenities. Its waterways, parks, and green spaces make Ontario retirement communities ideal for active seniors.

Ontario Retirement Residences Ideal for Every Season

Whatever the season, people always have a lot to look forward to in Ontario. The winter season has some particularly unique options. Aside from the beautiful scenery, residents of senior retirement homes are treated to many winter festivals in the province.

Looking for exciting events in the next few months? Plan and prepare for the upcoming winter festivals nearby.

Winter Festival of Lights

Take a trip to Niagara Falls to witness the Winter Festival of Lights. It is a free outdoor light festival dating back to the early 1900s. The festival transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland with magical twinkling lights.

The 39th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights will run for 101 nights this year. It started on November 13 and will end on February 21, 2022.

Stratford Winterfest

This event offers three days of spectacular winter programming in Stratford. Activities include Apple Land train rides, ice carving demos, snowshoeing, a petting zoo, and more.

The Stratford Winterfest is scheduled for January 29, 2022.

Fire & Ice Winter Festival

This festival in Bracebridge does it differently, combining both fire and ice elements throughout the event. It will feature fire artists, fire pits, interactive ice displays, and ice skating.

It is a ticketed event, with lots to look forward to. Ontario retirement residences can look forward to this on January 29, 2022.


The Capital’s winter celebration happens annually in Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec. Winterlude takes place every first three weekends of February. People get to admire magnificent ice sculptures, play in the Snowflake Kingdom, and skate on Rideau Canal Skateway – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Winterlude is happening from February 4 – 21, 2022.

Hamilton Winterfest

For more than 40 years, the city of Hamilton has facilitated this epic event every February. The activities range from outdoor readings outside the Hamilton Public Library to art exhibits and live performances.

Residents of senior retirement homes who wish to participate can expect the festival to happen from February 3 – 21, 2022.

Barrie Winterfest

This winter festival in Barrie takes place every February at Heritage Park. There are many activities for the whole family to enjoy, from a polar bear dip to an ice maze.

There’s also a Hot Cocoa Trail, where local businesses create specialty drinks for people to try.

A Life of Vitality in Ontario Retirement Communities

The list doesn’t end there! There are plenty more winter festivals around Ontario that you can visit with your loved ones.

Livita Retirement Residences has five locations around Ontario where you can live a life of vitality through new and fulfilling experiences! Learn about our community and what we have to offer. Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly team members.

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