Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in Ottawa this year? This post covers Christmas Ottawa 2022 including where to go for Christmas dinner in Ottawa, where to get turkey to go as well as features for brunch, lunch and takeout by local restaurants and businesses.
Christmas Eve this year is Saturday, December 24, 2022. Christmas Day is Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern. Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.
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This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to feature as much as I can but certainly this is not all that is out there. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Christmas in Ottawa 2022: Dinner, Turkey To Go, Brunch, Restaurants
Wilfrid’s Restaurant – Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Wilfrid’s Restaurant – Fairmont Chateau Laurier has the following festive offerings:
Dickens Lunch Buffet
Treat your friends and colleagues to a weekday buffet lunch in Wilfrid’s. December 6-30, Monday to Friday (not available December 26). Reserve Your Table. $57 per person.
Festive Brunch Buffet, December 24 & 26. Reserve Your Table. $85 per adult, $42 per child.
Festive Dinner Buffet, December 24 & 26. Reserve Your Table. $105 per adult, $52 per child.
Christmas Day Brunch, December 25. Reserve Your Table. $95 adults, $47 per child.
Christmas Day Dinner, December 25. Reserve Your Table. $115 adults, $57 per child.
Brookstreet Hotel is offering Christmas Turkey Dinner to go on December 24 & 25. $365 per package.
Turkey Dinner Includes:
- A whole roasted free range turkey (15 lbs)
- Traditional bread stuffing (1kg/2.2lbs)
- Gratin dauphinoise potato made with cream and emmental cheese
- Medley of maple glazed carrot, butternut squash, brussels sprouts & dried cranberries
- Steamed green beans (1kg/2.2lbs)
- Cranberry Compote (500mL)
- Turkey Giblet Gravy (1L)
They are also offering Christmas Day Dinner priced at $79 per guest.
NeXT Food is offering a four course plate at home Christmas dinner. Available December 23, 24 and 25.
Your evening begins with an festive four course dinner each kit is designed to serve 4 people a 4 course dinner including turkey as the main course. Know Chef Blackie has prepared everything for you this is simply about plating and heating where needed, and requires no more than 1 to 2 steps to bring each course ready to serve to your guests.
Epicuria has a holiday menu featuring entrees, side dishes, trimmings, sweets and more.
They are also offering a Take Home Holiday Turkey Dinner available December 23 and 24. Priced at $250.
They are also offering other items including:
- Roast Turkey Breast | Artisan Bread Stuffing
- Holiday Veal and Pork Tourtiere
- Dark Almond Fruitcake
- Holiday Funfetti Shortbread Cookies
- Cranberry Orange Pecan Shortbread Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
Farm Boy Indulgence Dinner for Two – Christmas for Two:
Spoon up a cozy classic, a Parsnip Soup garnished with a Spiced Pumpkin Crunch. Then, dig into a delicate Parmesan Flan served with tangy Balsamic Tomato Jam and fluffy In-House Focaccia.
The star of your holiday spread is a golden Roasted Turkey Breast served will all your favourite fixings: savoury Turkey Gravy, tart Cranberry Ginger Sauce, rustic Cranberry Apple Sausage Stuffing (made with Farm Boy Sweet Italian Sausage), creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes, seasoned Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts, and Slivered Carrots & Rutabaga.
End your deliciously festive evening on a sweet note with a spiced slice of Brandied Christmas Cake. Served with a creamy Cinnamon Custard, it’s a classic way to enjoy the holidays.
Farm Boy™ – Christmas Family Dinner:
The star of your festive spread is either a golden Roast Turkey served with savoury Turkey Gravy and a tart Cranberry Ginger Sauce OR a juicy Glazed Ham served with tangy Honey Mustard Cream Sauce and a sweet Maple Glaze.
Alongside them are a gorgeous Cranberry Apple Sausage Stuffing made with Farm Boy Sweet Italian Sausage, creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes, vibrant Slivered Carrots & Rutabaga, and seasoned Roasted Shredded Brussels Sprouts.
Farm Boy™ Indulgence Dinner for Two – Seasons Eatings:
Begin by digging in to a bright Beet & Goat Cheese Salad dressed with a sweet and tangy Mandarin Orange Vinaigrette. Then, move on to Warm Shrimp & Peas served with flaky In-House Made Puffs.
For your main course, curl up with a hearty serving of Beef Ragout set atop a creamy Kale Barley Risotto and accompanied by Roasted Garlic Rapini.
End your evening with a festive slice of Cinnamon Bread Pudding paired with an indulgent Crème Anglaise.
Swiss Chalet has a lineup of of Festive Favourites this holiday season. Their offerings include a $10 chalet cash deal.
Some of their offerings include:
Festive Special: Swiss Chalet Famous Quarter Chicken Dinner served with stuffing, cranberry sauce, a dinner roll, your choice of side (see below), Chalet Dipping Sauce and 5 LINDOR Chocolate Truffles plus $10 Chalet Cash voucher. Choice of dark, white or double leg.
Festive 1/2 Rack Combo Special: A half rack of BBQ side ribs & a Quarter Chicken served with stuffing, cranberry sauce, a dinner roll, choice of side, Chalet Dipping Sauce and 5 LINDOR Chocolate Truffles. Plus get a NEW! $10 Chalet Cash Voucher.
Festive Roast Beef Dinner 6 oz: Roast beef smothered with au jus, served with stuffing, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, choice of side, a medley of market vegetables, a side of creamed horseradish, and 5 LINDOR Chocolate Truffles. Plus get a NEW! $10 Chalet Cash Voucher.
Festive Roast Beef Sandwich: Roast beef placed on a toasted bun, topped with creamed horseradish and smothered in au jus. Served with stuffing, cranberry sauce, with your choice of side and 5 LINDOR Chocolate Truffles. Plus get a NEW! $10 Chalet Cash Voucher.
T&T Supermarket offers various combos and platters for Christmas. Please check your local store for pricing and offerings.
The T&T Premium Christmas Combo (serves 6- 8 people) includes: Chinese Style Bountiful Stuffed Turkey (~8-10lbs); Fresh Fruit And Prawns Salad (~1500g); Christmas Sushi Party Tray; Fresh Fruit And Prawns Salad (~1500g); Fried Green Beans (~1500g); 2 bottles of Soda Drink.
The T&T Kitchen Happy Christmas Combo (serves 4-6 people) includes: Roasted Turkey (Half ~3-4lbs), Cold Appetizer 5 Items Platter, a bottle of Soda Drink.
Whole Foods is offering holiday appetizers; holiday meals; a la carte entrees; holiday sides, soups & sauces; and more. They typically offer Classic Turkey Feasts; Surf and Turf Meals; Prime Rib Meals; Beef Wellington Meals; Braised Lamb Shank Meals; Atlantic Salmon en Croûte Meals; Vegan Meals and more. Check your local store for pricing and offerings.
Ottawa Christmas Events & Festivals
A Country Christmas
By day, enjoy pre-cut Christmas trees, hedge mazes, wagon rides, Christmas displays, a Farm Shop with local vendors and more! By night, drive through the Country Christmas drive-through experience and enjoy the holiday lights and displays from the comfort of your own car! November 26 – December 18, 2022 (Saturdays and Sundays).
Alight at Night
Stroll through a historic village filled with holiday joy including over one million lights, Christmas music, BeaverTails and more.
Just one hour south of Ottawa, you can step back in time to 1866 at Upper Canada Village, a living-history site. On select nights during the holiday season each year, the Alight at Night event brings Christmas magic to the village. December 1, 2022 – January 7, 2023 (Check schedule).
#WelliWindows Holiday Display Contest
The contest is back and lighting up the streets of Hintonburg and Wellington Village. Vote for your favourite #WelliWindows by tagging a window photo of the merchant on Instagram and using the hashtag #WelliWindows to be entered to win prizes from participating businesses. November 25 – December 21, 2022.
DIY Christmas Dinner Ottawa 2022 Ideas
Holiday entertaining tips
Here are some tips on holiday entertaining including charcuterie board tips, how to cook the perfect turkey like a Chef, and virtual holiday party ideas.
Here are some wine suggestions for Christmas dinner 2022:
Christmas Gift Ideas 2022
Restaurant Gift Card Deals
It’s the season where many restaurants offer gift card deals for the holidays. Here’s a roundup of restaurant gift card holiday deals in Canada for 2022. These include Earl’s, Moxie’s, Denny’s, Cactus Club and more.
Many of these gift card deals 2022 last until end of December 2022 or January 2023. Please review the vendor’s terms and conditions.
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Food banks in Ottawa are in great need of donations during these difficult times. Please consider making a donation this holiday season or anytime during the year.