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Mayor’s 18th Annual Christmas Celebration

Mayor’s 18th Annual Christmas Celebration

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
2:00 - 6:00 pm

Celebrate the season in the outdoors on Marion Dewar Plaza by roasting marshmallows and singing Christmas songs around a campfire. 

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus who will arrive from the North Pole and be housed in their very own outdoor cabin.

Come ice skate on the Sens Rink of Dreams, take a horse-drawn wagon ride on the downtown streets surrounding City Hall, then indulge in delicious BeaverTails. 

The live entertainment is sure to get you moving, with planned performances from LGS (Le Groupe Swing) and Sonshine & Broccoli!

The fun continues inside in Jean Pigott Place where you can enjoy hot chocolate, assorted juices, cookies, and fresh fruit. 

To help those in need and to share in the spirit of the holiday season, admission to this sponsored event is a non-perishable food donation to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Ottawa Food Bank Logo

OC Transpo will offer free bus rides on all routes to and from City Hall from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm to children 11 years and under when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

Inquiries:  3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) /

Please advise us of any accessibility-related accommodation. 

Please note this event is not nut-free. Dress warmly as most of the activities will take place outdoors.

Santa's Stage - Marion Dewar Plaza
Time Entertainment
2:00 - 2:05 pm Mayor Watson delivers opening remarks and thanks corporate sponsors.
2:05 - 2:08 pm Master of Ceremony provides opening remarks describing event activities, and introduces the first act.
2:10 - 3:00 pm Performance by LGS - Le Groupe Swing
3:00 - 3:05 pm Master of Ceremony thanks Le Groupe Swing and introduces the next act
3:05 - 3:25 pm Ottawa Children's Choir
3:25 - 3:00 pm Master of Ceremony thanks the Ottawa Children's Choir and introduces the next act
3:30 - 4:20 pm Performance by Sonshine and Broccoli
4:20 - 6:00 pm Recorded Christmas music

Thank you to our sponsors:



Hydro Ottawa Logo

J&M Harvery Corporate Logo

Mattamy Homes Logo

Phoenix Homes



Tomlinson Logo


Emond Harnden LLP
Richcraft Group of Companies


4 Office Automation Ltd. / Kyocera Canada
Arnon Corporation
Black & McDonald
B&T MacFarlane Limited
Decisive Technologies Inc.
District Realty Corporation
Goldie Mohr Ltd.
The Great West Life Assurance Company
K + S Windsor Salt Ltd.
McIntosh Perry 
Urbandale Corporation
Robert Excavating 
Valecraft Homes Ltd.

Civic Elf

Charles Higgerty Limited
Coco Group
EllisDon Corporation
Gerry Crepin Cartage
Panasonic Canada Inc.
Walmar Ventilation Products


Jewel 98.5
Ottawa Citizen
Unique FM

Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors

Café 111
Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc.
Lord Elgin Hotel
Massine’s Your Independent Grocer
OC Transpo
Orleans Fresh Fruit
Perfectly Plush Inc.
Sobey’s Barrhaven