“A Mistle-Toast to the Holiday Season!” Holiday Tour Itinerary 2020
Unique holiday shopping, delicious cuisine, and authentic experiences that leave you saying “This is Living”? It must be Peterborough & the Kawarthas!
Whether it be for inspiration, to discover new favourites, or to see a step-by-step guide to the perfect winter adventure, leave it to our Holiday Tour Itinerary!
All I Want for Christmas … is to be in Peterborough & the Kawarthas!
Of course, your first stop will be at the Christmas Store at Craftworks at the Barn. Spend your morning exploring these two buildings for gifts, or Christmas decor for the occasion. This Christmas Store is open year-round for Christmas enthusiasts to explore at any time throughout the year.
Our next stop is Lakefield which has quaint shops to find gifts for everyone on your list (and a little something for you!). Head into The English Potter for some handmade pottery or stop by Tragically Hipp Fashion Gallery and Stuff Store to find unique items for the person who has everything. Trinkets and Treasures is a great place to find a re-purposed or antique piece fit for anyone’s home or cottage. And who wouldn’t love to try gourmet treats from the Chocolate Rabbit in their stocking? Come and watch chocolates and candies being made daily and be sure to take some home with you!
Worked up an appetite? Well luckily, Lakefield has a variety of great eats! Try The Nutty Bean Café: they offer freshly baked breads, muffins, and scones for breakfast, along with fabulous soups, sandwiches and salads for lunch. Feeling like something a little more hardy? Visit The Canoe & Paddle, a proper English Pub with a great view of the Otonabee River. Enjoy your meal, as you watch the hustle and bustle of the village just outside. Make sure to leave enough time to grab dessert from Lakefield Bakery on Queen to enjoy on the drive to Lockside Trading Company to see their winter merchandise, browse Christmas sales and specials, and snap a picture with Santa. Say Cheese!
Downtown Peterborough offers visitors a wide range of cuisines, such as authentic Mexican, at La Hacienda or mouth-watering Greek food at The Favourite Greek. Feeling fancy? Book a romantic dinner for two at Berc’s Steakhouse – cheers to you!
If it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, enjoy the falling snow with a beautiful walk through Millennium Park, or even a skate on the canal. Now it’s time for a long winter’s nap – choose from a variety of accommodations within the City of Peterborough including Best Western Plus Otonabee Inn, Hampton Inn Peterborough, or the downtown Peterborough Inn & Suites to grab some much-needed rest.
Begin your day merry and bright with a hearty breakfast including home-fries, bacon, pancakes and eggs at East City Coffee Shop.
It’s the most wonderful time of year to explore the charming shops downtown Peterborough. Search for unique ethically-sourced jewellery at Hi Ho Silver or Tribal Voices. Explore the variety of antique shops such as This and That or The Antique Shop. Pick up a new hat and mitts at Cottage Toys or Cahill’s, or find the perfect holiday party outfit at Dan Joyce’s Classic Clothing or S.O.S. Don’t forget to head into Flavour Fashion to pick up a monogrammed sweater or two from their Peterborough Originals collection.
Still looking for something for that special someone? Downtown Peterborough has you covered! For gifts guaranteed to surprise and delight, head over to Watson & Lou, the Avant-Garden Shop, and META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery.
Time for lunch! Why not treat yourself to something exciting at Jasmine Thai Cuisine? This first-class authentic Thai experience is located right in the heart of downtown, so hang up your shopping bags and take a little break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.
One final stop should definitely help you cross everyone off your Christmas list. Spend your afternoon surrounded by deals at Lansdowne Place, which features over 100 retailers & services, including holiday pop-ups, to help find gifts for everyone.
Oh, what fun it is to ride, in a one-horse open sleigh! The best way to finish off your visit will be with a horse-drawn carriage from Lunn’s Horse Drawn Carriage Services. Be sure to make your reservations ahead of time for your family or group to visit around Millbrook and leave with a better understanding of Peterborough reality #ThisisLiving
Looking for more to do?
Check out these Must-See Winter Events happening in Peterborough & the Kawarthas – perfect additions to any holiday adventure!
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