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5+ Fun Things to Do in Peterborough This Winter

It’s officially the 2021 Holiday season in Peterborough and there’s festive fun to be had everywhere you look! From annual favourites to all-winter fun, there’s plenty for families living in and around Peterborough to experience everything the Electric City has to offer. Whether you live 10 or 30 minutes from town, Peterborough is a great destination for winter fun—and when you fall in love the city, we’ll help make it your new hometown!


Events





Kawartha Potter’s Guild 26th Annual Holiday Show and Sale

Thursday, December 23, 2021 | 4:00 PM

993 Talwood Drive, Peterborough


The Kawartha Potter’s Guild is hosting their one-of-a-kind holiday show and sale again this year! Find the perfect gift for that hard to buy someone in your life. Book your appointment time using this form to safely attend the market and fall in love with the artisanal beauty of the Kawartha’s talented crafters.


Victorian Christmas at Hutchison House Museum

Saturday, December 18, 2021 10:00 AM | 4:00 PM

Hutchison House 270 Brock St, Peterborough


The Hutchison House is decorated for Christmas! Take a seasonal tour of the museum and explore Peterborough history. Enjoy some holiday treats while you adventure through time. There’s fun to be had for children of all ages, but there is a special craft just for kids that is bound to foster some Christmas cheer.


Scott Woods' "An Old Time Country Christmas"

Saturday December 18, 2021 | 2:00 PM

Showplace Performance Centre


A night of music, stories, and holiday cheer—grab your ticket for Scott Woods’ holiday show! Be prepared to laugh, dance, and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and holiday tunes. This event is perfect to get your whole family into the holiday spirit!


Winter Holiday Fun for the Whole Family




There’s no shortage of wintertime fun in Peterborough! From skating to Christmas lights to holiday shopping with Santa, there’s always something fun to do for the whole family. Put on your warmest clothes, pick up a warm drink from your favourite coffee shop in town and embark on a fun wintertime adventure.





Christmas Decorations in Peterborough


This holiday season, local favourite PTBO Canada is featuring local homes on their Instagram page so you can drive through town and get a look at some of the lovely decorations and lights set up for the holiday season. Check out the map and plot your route!



Skate The Lift Lock


One of the best parts of the holiday season is gliding along the ice! Keep your eye on Peterborough’s website to get the green flag when the canal is ready for skating. Grab your family and travel the canal on blades this winter at Lift Lock 21.

Lansdowne Place Mall

645 Lansdowne Street West


Get some last-minute holiday shopping done or plan a visit with Santa at Lansdowne Mall! Children of all ages can get their last-minute requests into the Man in Red and check out the beautifully decorated window displays.




There are so many other fun activities you and your family can enjoy in Peterborough! We didn’t even mention all the delicious and diverse bakeries and restaurants in town where you’ll find your favourite holiday treats and eats. From Christmas decorations to holiday shows, and more, Peterborough is definitely a lively place to be this time of year!


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