Celebrate the Festival Season at the Lord Elgin
The Lord Elgin Hotel is the ideal spot to escape to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital City, and celebrate the holiday season. Located in the heart of the downtown of Ottawa, you cannot imagine a better location to enjoy the colors and excitement of the festive season.
From December 6th to January 7th, 2013, the Christmas Lights across Canada program is ‘turned on’, illuminating Elgin Street and Confederation Park, as well as Wellington and Parliament Hill. The hotel is surrounded with twinkling lights and you cannot help but feel festive.
Every year the National Arts Centre brings one of Canada’s top Ballets to perform the Nutcracker, a favourite that will always put you in the spirit. This year, the Alberta Ballet will be performing from December 5th - 9th, 2012. Check show times and purchase tickets … act fast, this performance is very popular and always sells out.
If you want to do some serious Christmas shopping, you are in the right spot. The Rideau Centre is only one block from the hotel with 180 of the biggest names in fashion beauty, accessories and electronics. Just a few blocks away is the Byward Market. Created by John By in 1826, the Byward Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. A favourite spot for visitors and locals, in this four block radius you will find museums, cafes, boutiques, specialty food shops, night clubs, restaurants, pubs, galleries, hair and aesthetics salons and spas and more.
Holiday Packages & Specials
The Lord Elgin has a variety of packages and special rates for the holidays, such as our Holiday Shopping Package and our early Winter Escape Rate, amongst others. Check out our Specials and Packages page for more information and to book your next stay.
Do not delay in booking your Winterlude Getaway before the hotel is sold out. This package is hugely popular and includes skate rentals, beavertails and hot chocolate on the Rideau Canal and a hearty buffet breakfast to get you started. Click here for more details.
There are a number of fabulous shoes & concerts taking place in Ottawa this season.
- Ottawa Choral Society - The Christmas Oratorio, November 30, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
- Le grand bal de Noel – December 9, National Arts Centre
- Fanfair – the NAC Players Association free concert – December 16, National Arts Centre
- Jimmy Rankin Christmas Show , December 18, National Arts Centre
- Handel’s Messiah, December 18-19, National Arts Centre
- Holly Cole Christmas Concert – December 20th, National Arts Centre
- Stuart McLean-The Vinyl Cafe 2012 Xmas Tour – December 22-23, The National Arts Centre