We’ve curated the jolliest list of holiday events and Christmas markets (including a comprehensive list of Santa Claus parades!) to get you into that festive spirit. Santa Claus Parades Meet…
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Get in the Holiday Spirit: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Style
We’ve curated the jolliest list of holiday events and Christmas markets (including a comprehensive list of Santa Claus parades!) to get you into that festive spirit.
Festive Fun in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
Make this a date to remember, immerse yourself in the sweetest love story nature has to offer. Join us and let the romance of maple syrup steal your heart!
Guests will be greeted with a glass of wine before being seated for dinner on our picturesque patio, overlooking our vineyard and the rolling hills. The incredibly talented Deanna Earle will be joining us to perform a serenade throughout the evening.
Have you ever wondered just what it’s like to be a farmer? Harley Farms is now offering “Farmer for a Morning” experiences!
This guided nature walk allows you to see what “farming in harmony with nature” looks like from nature’s perspective!
There is never a dull moment at Harley Farms. Come and see for yourself! Now offering tours for those who would like a further peak into the behind the scenes and to see how happy and healthy the animals are in their natural environments.
Refresh. Reconnect. Reset.
Surround yourself with trees, farm fields and the river while staying in our loft cabin nestled in the forest. Enjoy slow cooking your meals over the fire as you take in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature.
“Tally-ho!” It’s the call you will make on the streets of downtown Peterborough this summer, as you board the light green 15-passenger bike with other riders smiling, laughing, and pedalling to their next destination.
In The Secret Case Files, players are immersed in a realistic, unique escape game that takes place over the course of a weekend. The Secret Case Files escape weekend getaway presents The Missing Coin in Summer 2023 – details coming soon.
A Behind the scenes view of the sacred medicines, and a hands on memory you’ll never forget. Take home more than a souvenir – take home a new skill, a new understanding, and a piece of your experience
The Escape Maze presents The Secret Case Files, escape weekend getaways. It’s a game but everything feels like you are living in a real-life detective story.
All workshops invite you to discover the joy of meeting a gentle heard of horses and donkeys and set the stage for your transformational journey of healing, personal growth and renewal.
Are you a local foodie who is on the search for a unique dining experience? Pack your hiking gear and head out on a road trip to a special GPS destination where Chef Tyler Scott will guide you on an outdoor culinary experience you’ll never forget!
This hotel package has all of the ingredients you’ll need for a food lovers getaway in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Each package includes an overnight stay, a picnic backpack (filled with picnic essentials), two $25 gift certificates to spend at local shops, and a list of recommended picnic locations. Gather your favourite people, forage a feast, and select the perfect location for an experience that is uniquely your own.
Get back to basics and explore an inspiring connection to nature, people and yourself. Have you long admired horses from a far, and the way that these majestic creatures have a history that is intrinsically-tied to their bond to humans? Here is your chance to tap into the connection first-hand.
Join a fun and interactive tour of an apiary and experience a slice of being a beekeeper. Learn about honeybee biology, lifecycles, colony jobs, honey production, pollination, challenges with an apiary and more.
There’s truly something for everyone! The Canadian Canoe Museum offers a wide variety of workshops to suit all tastes.
Whether you’re a beginner just getting started with pottery or a serious hobbyist looking to refine their skills, the English Potter has a class suited to your individual needs.
The Park and Zoo is an educational facility that encourages exploration and connection to nature in an outdoor environment. Get a chance to ask a zookeeper your wildest curious questions.
Enhance your senses with the fragrance of lavender. Try your hand crafting a lavender wreath or wand. Or enjoy a relaxing session of yoga, reflexology or aromatherapy in our lavender fields.
In a one hour flight, you will enjoy the beauty of the Kawarthas as never seen before. We can cruise over the Otonabee river at 2,000 feet, and fly the north shore of Rice Lake.
Preserving heritage artisans’ skills and enhancing the community of Peterborough & the Kawarthas’ by providing education and skills training to locals and visitors alike!
At The Pearly Acre there are 13 residents. All of them have their own unique story as to how they came to be at the Pearly Acre. Come meet: Bullet, Piper, Ivy, Dexter, Cash, Rosie, Quincy, Georgie, Hugh, Opal, Phoenix, Charlotte & Fern!
With patience, kindness and presence you will gain the trust of your alpaca and be ready to set off on the guided walk in the company of your new friend, with many opportunities for photos along the way.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the Treaty20 Michi Saagiig Anishnaabeg territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, known collectively as the Williams Treaty First Nations which include Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Williams Treaty First Nations are stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.
We also recognize that building strong communities depends on strong Indigenous communities.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism was awarded the Sustainable DMO award for the pledge at the 2022 Ontario Tourism Resiliency Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario
When can we expect you?
Getting to Peterborough & the Kawarthas
- Toronto, ON
137km/85mi (1hr 40mins drive)
- Ottawa, ON
271km/168mi (3hrs 16mins drive)
- Kingston, ON
180km/112mi (2hrs 10mins drive)
- Niagara Falls, ON
263km/163mi (2hr 58mins drive)
- Hamilton, ON
203km/126mi (2hr 21mins drive)
- Barrie, ON
157km/98mi (2hr 6mins drive)
- London, ON
316km/196mi (3hr 30mins drive)
- Rochester, NY
438km/272mi (6hr 11mins drive)
- Buffalo, NY
294km/183mi (3hr 56mins drive)