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Discover the Best Things to Do in Dufferin County This December!

Are you ready to make the most of December in Dufferin County? From festive events to cozy hideaways, here's a guide to ensure your December is packed with excitement and joy.

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1. Embrace Winter Wonderland Festivities:

Dufferin County comes alive with holiday cheer! Don't miss the Christmas Village, Saturday, December 16th from 10am-5pm at the Orangeville Fairgrounds. Where you can shop for unique gifts, indulge in delicious treats, and revel in the merry atmosphere. Featuring a marketplace, selfie stations, hot cocoa bar, food, entertainment, gift wrapping and more!

2. Hit the Slopes:

For snow enthusiasts, December means one thing—skiing! Head over to Blue Mountain for exhilarating slopes and winter sports suitable for all skill levels. Blue Mountain Ski Resort, nestled near Collingwood, Ontario, offers an exhilarating winter experience with diverse slopes catering to all skill levels, complemented by a lively village atmosphere filled with après-ski entertainment, dining, and shopping options at the base of the slopes. With stunning views of the Niagara Escarpment and a range of activities beyond skiing, it's a year-round destination showcasing both adventure and relaxation in a breathtaking setting.

3. Explore the Area:

Take a leisurely drive through charming towns like Orangeville and Grand Valley. Explore local shops for artisanal crafts, antiques, and delightful holiday decorations.

4. Indulge in Culinary Delights:

Savor the flavors of the season at cozy cafes and restaurants throughout the county. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa or sample seasonal specialties at local eateries. Here are just a few:

5. Experience Nature's Beauty:

Bundle up for a hike or nature walk in Mono Cliffs Provincial Park or Island Lake Conservation Area. The winter scenery is breathtaking, offering serene moments amidst nature.

6. Attend Festive Events:

Check out the Dufferin County Events Calendar for a list of concerts, parades, and other festivities happening throughout December. There's something for everyone!

7. Enjoy Family-Friendly Activities:

Engage the whole family with activities like ice skating at local rinks, holiday craft workshops, or attending storytelling sessions at the Orangeville Public Library.

8. Unwind at Cozy Accommodations:

End your day of exploration in comfort. Choose from a variety of accommodations, ranging from charming B&Bs to luxurious lodges. Here are some B&Bs:


Join Rebecca Vanderbeek and Kati Atkinson on Saturday, December 16th from 3-6pm to tour our 690 Broadway Model Home and enjoy some holiday fair!

Plan Your December Adventure in Dufferin County

With an array of activities and events, Dufferin County offers the perfect setting for a memorable December. Whether you're seeking festive celebrations or serene moments in nature, this region has it all. Don't miss out—start planning your December escapades today!

Remember to check specific websites or local resources for updated event schedules and availability. Embrace the holiday spirit and make this December in Dufferin County a magical one!

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