Weekend What’s Up: The Glebe is humming with activity for the holidays

December 26, 2018 | by glebeadmin


Did you eat enough turkey over the holidays? Are you full on sweets? Did you find everything on your Christmas list under the tree?

Now that you’ve got some time off with the family, it’s time to have some serious fun in the Glebe. Here’s a little run down of some fun family-friendly activities to take in from now through to the New Year.

We hope to see you down here in the Glebe skating, tobogganing, and dancing your way into the New Year.

After your big shopping day on Boxing Day, head to the Arena at TD Place for a day of free skating on Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. Enjoy a post holiday skate with friends, family or that special person in your life. Click here for more information.

On Dec. 28, the Ottawa 67’s get back to action when the Niagara Ice Dogs blow into TD Place for a dustup with the OHL’s hottest team. The top-ranked 67’s are an impressive 25-6-3-1 record this year, leading the entire league by a five-point margin over second-place London. Friday’s game kicks off at 2 p.m. Click here for tickets.

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is the perfect place to restock up on pie, sweets, treats and goods post-Christmas Sunday inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. The Market run every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers an extensive selection of produce, local grains and handmade artisan goods. Click here for more information.

Looking to ring in the New Year in style? Party with Ottawa’s Scottish Society for Hogman-eh! 2018 inside the Aberdeen Pavilion from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. The party is the largest, free New Year’s Eve Party in Eastern Ontario, and the largest Hogmanay celebration outside of Scotland. Guests can bob to live music courtesy Great Scot, The Country Lads, Searson, Còig and The Mudmen, as well as the Ottawa Caledonia Pipes and Drums. End the night in song by crooning Auld Lang Syne before you head outdoors for an explosive fireworks show above the Great Lawn. The event is free to everyone, and there’s even a kid’s zone inside for the little ones. Click here for more information.

But Hogman-eh isn’t the only NYE party hitting the Glebe this year, as Milestones will be bursting with sonic fun on Dec. 31 with Duelling Pianos Ottawa taking the helm for the night. Pianists Tyler Kealey and David Kalil, along with guitarist Todd Huckabone will play and endless series of classic hits, blended with audience requests, piano solos, three-part harmonies and random comedic shenanigans throughout. Tickets are $40. Call 613-695-1669 to reserve.

If you’re a Neil Young fan, then Irene’s Pub will be where you will want to be, as local band Shawdowhand (Bruce Barry & The Econolines) play a night of Neil Young and Crazy Horse tunes to whisk you into the New Year. The bash kicks off at 9:30 p.m. with tickets at $27.50. Click here for more information.

And another year is in the books. We’ll see you in 2019! Thanks for a wonderful year!