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Mayor’s 19th Annual Christmas Celebration

Mayor’s 19th Annual Christmas Celebration

Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Saturday, December 7th, 2019
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season in the outdoors by roasting marshmallows around a campfire and visiting the eccentric baker in the Gingerbread Bakery on Marion Dewar Plaza.

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 around City Hall, then indulge in delicious BeaverTails for only $2, with all proceeds raised going directly to the Ottawa Food Bank.

The fun continues inside in Andrew S. Haydon Hall with a magic show, live science experiments, and a performance from the dynamic Monkey Rock Music!

Then don’t forget to stop by the café in Jean Pigott Place to enjoy hot chocolate, assorted juices, cookies, and fresh fruit before making your own craft in Santa’s Workshop.

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

Ottawa Food Bank Logo

OC Transpo will offer free bus and O-Train rides to and from City Hall from 1:30 to 6:30 pm to children 11 years and under when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. At fare gates, ask OC Transpo staff to let children through the gate, or use video-chat at one of the ticket machines.

Free underground parking available at City Hall.

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.

Mayor's 19th Annual Christmas Celebration ~ Entertainment Schedule
Time Marion Dewar Plaza
2:00 - 2:05 p.m. Mayor Watson delivers opening remarks and thanks corporate sponsors.
Time Andrew S. Haydon Hall
2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Magic Show with Magician, Eric Leclerc
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. Science Show with Mad Science
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Musical Performance by Monkey Rock Music

Thank you to our sponsors:




Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Hydro Ottawa Logo

Hydro Ottawa

J&M Harvery Corporate Logo

J&M Harvey 

Mattamy Homes Logo

Mattamy Homes



Phoenix Homes

Phoenix Homes


Rogers Communications




Emond Harnden LLP
Richcraft Group of Companies


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

Civic Elf

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
CazaSaikley srl/LLP
Charles Higgerty Limited
Coco Group
Gerry Crepin Cartage
Panasonic Canada Inc.
Walmar Ventilation Products


Jump! 106.9
Ottawa Citizen
Unique FM

Thank you to our In-Kind Sponsors

Massine's Your Independent Grocer
OC Transpo
Oggi Marketplace
Orleans Fresh Fruit
Ottawa Paramedic Service
Sobeys Barrhaven