Kiersten VuorimakiCommunity Writer
Kiersten in an avid local sports fan, book lover, world explorer, and connoisseur of Mexican food joints wherever she can find them. She drinks too much coffee, and has a great palate for craft beer served on a sunny patio in the market.
It’s the first weekend of 2019, so Happy New Year friends! I hope your holidays were fulfilling and peaceful, however you chose to spend them. For many of us, getting back into the Monday to Friday grind is a struggle, so have no fear – the weekend is already here! Whether you are taking on the fresh year with gusto and looking to jam pack your weekend with cool things, or just needing to get out of the house between naps and laundry, we’ve got you covered.
It is already a week into December which means that holiday plans are coming together, final exams are looming, and Christmas music is everywhere. Take some time this weekend to unwind, refocus, and do something neat and out of the box. There is plenty to do that has little or nothing to do with Christmas crafts or carols, so check out something offbeat!
Ottawa is hanging in that transitional moment between colourful fall hikes and twinkling winter skates, so it may seem like our weekends are getting trickier to fill with exciting shenanigans. Fear not! We’ve got you covered for a variety of cool excuses to get out of the house, either on your own, or with those friends you keep forgetting to make plans with.
Haunted Houses and pumpkin carving parties may be at the very top of your to-do list this weekend, and if so, enjoy the heck out of that. If you’re still not sure what else there is to do, we’ve got your back. From a writing festival to choral music and an outdoor movie screening get out and about this weekend with your people and take in some of the nicer weather before the snow flies.
Whether your long weekend was an end-of-summer blur, or a relaxing last hurrah at the cottage, the shortened work week means that another weekend is already upon us. This is a great chance to try something new, or spend the weekend outdoors patio sitting and taking in some fun local outdoor live events.