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Give the gift of a great experience! This holiday, keep friends & family entertained with holiday events and winter activities. Bundle up and enjoy! While you’re out & about in Haldimand, take a picture and tag us on Instagram @TourismHaldimand.

Things To Do

Cottonwood Mansion Museum

Victorian House Guest Experience – Step back in time and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a bustling country mansion. Engage in a variety of authentic Victorian pastimes. Unleash your creativity while crafting Victorian arts and crafts, experience the charm of baking in the original kitchen, revel in the delightful entertainment of the era, engage with the Curator in a white glove experience, and savour a scrumptious afternoon tea. Dec. 20th.

Christmas Afternoon Teas – enjoy a delightfully festive Afternoon Tea of sandwiches, freshly baked scones, delicious holiday desserts, and your choice of teas of course, while listening to the talented live Harpist play holiday favourites! This event concludes with a tour of the mansion all dressed up for the holidays, and time in our Gift Shop. Dec 2nd & 16th

See the details about the date, time, and location in the Events calendar below.

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Farmer’s Markets

Take a trip to the farmer’s markets in Dunnville and Caledonia and shop farm-to-table for all your holiday meals. Local vendors have gifts that make perfect stocking stuffers and treasurers for hard-to-shop-for people on your list.

See the date, time, and location for the markets below in the Events calendar below.

Women on a trail foraging

Forest Fit

Hibernating is for animals, but not for you! Give the gift of an event or experience with Forest Fit this Christmas and create memories, not things.

Choose the “Don’t Sweat the Wild” experience or contact to cater a special family event or mini corporate retreat. Includes snacks, food, activities, and take-aways.

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Iron Spirit Services

Make memories at Iron Spirit, offering a multitude of activities and experiences beyond their popular horseback riding lessons. They host birthday parties, family gatherings, wellness days, kids camps, overnight experiences, craft and ride groups, work team activities as well as miniature horse cart rides and more with an inclusive approach to all abilities. 

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Near North Aviation / Grand River Executive Airport

Flight Training. Freedom Flights. Scenic Flights. Hangar Leases.

Close proximity to some of the province’s most treasured landscapes. Enjoy the benefits of learning to fly in low-traffic airspace. Enjoy a stunning aerial tour or a customized private sightseeing flight.

Create an extraordinary experience that will be remembered for years to come!

Chef Rabi smiling in front of cooking food.

Rabi’s Grand Kitchen

Immersive, guided cooking class like no other! Spice up your time in the kitchen and unleash your inner chef.

Cooking classes – online/ in-person.

Ask about our RGK special spices, RGK Kit – which make great gifts.

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Victoria Christmas Decor

Ruthven Park National Historic Site

Christmas Tours – Experience the traditions of Christmases past through the various generations of the Thompson family. Pre-registration Required.

Tuesday Evenings (Nov 14th-Dec 19th) Includes tea or hot chocolate and assorted sweets. By donation + a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Cayuga Food Bank.

Friday Evenings (Nov 17th-Dec 22nd) Includes scones served with cream and jam, a selection of tea options, coffee, or hot chocolate.

Hogmanay High Tea – Dec 14 – celebrating the Scottish tradition of Hogmanay. Set menu and a special bagpipe performance followed by live harp music.

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April 2024