Well, the snow has fallen, the cold is here to stay and Christmas is the word on everyone’s (chapped) lips. As the holidays approach, the capital becomes just a little more magical. Before you’re enveloped in the full blown mad dash to December 25, take some time this weekend to leisurely enter into one of the most hectic, but wonderful times of year.
A few things happening around town this weekend:
A curated shop of Ottawa’s finest closets.
Join The Ottawa School of Art for a shopping experience like no other.
OSA and J’adore this have teamed up with some of Ottawa’s most fashionable women who have donated some stunning pieces from their wardrobes. Come out have a glass of bubbly to raise funds for OSA’s charitable arts education programming. The event will also be donating to St Joe’s Women’s Shelter and Dress for Success!
Tickets: $25 Entrance fee
(Fill a Bag + Drink Ticket)*
For more info: artottawa.ca/closetcollective
Saturday, Nov. 22 @ The Bronson Centre – Mac Hall (211 Bronson Ave.) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hosting a variety of stylin’, talented and creative people, Capital Pop Up! has a plethora of local goodies for you to peruse. From vegan, gluten-free goodies, to handmade jewelry, independently designed clothing, baby apparel & more you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy.
Proceeds from the table fee and fundraising activities go towards the Ottawa Food Bank. Support local <3
More info: http://www.capitalpopup.ca
BONUS: The Capital Craft Crawl links the Heart, Home and Handmade Indie Craft Fair (Glebe), Capital Pop Up! Holiday Handmade Charity Show (Bronson) and OVCC Artisans @ Archives shows, with free admission and parking at each.
More info: www.facebook.com/events/1490727181180783
Saturday, Nov. 22 @ Downtown Ottawa, beginning at 11 a.m.
Every year since 1969, the Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association has been organizing the Help Santa Toy Parade and collecting toys along the parade route for distribution to the less fortunate children in Ottawa-Carleton.
The parade has evolved into a significant event drawing tens-of-thousands of people who line the Parade route and share their generosity.
Fire fighters will collect new toys and cash donations along the route. The parade will start on the west end of Wellington, come down Bank St. and turn onto Laurier Ave. where it will culminate at Elgin St.
For more info: http://www.toyparade.org/
PS – Monday kicks off bourbon week. That’s right, I said burbon week. More info: bourbonweek.ca