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Looking to cozy up this winter? Come to Cornwall for some extra special events that will keep you warm and toasty while having a great time!
Cornwall’s Aultsville Theatre is a historic building that has been bringing theatre and film to Cornwall for decades! This 658-seat theatre is a warm, intimate space with comfortable seating and an exciting atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to see great movies – ESPECIALLY when it’s cold out!
That’s why January is the perfect time for a film festival! The 13th Annual Aultsville Film Festival takes place January 25 to 27 and features a rich and varied line-up of the best independent film and documentaries from around the globe! The full schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but there will be chances to meet directors, fun soirees with other festival-goers and more, all in one of Upper Canada’s most beautiful theatre spaces.
Returning for its 5th year, the Princess Ball is fast becoming a cherished Cornwall tradition! The perfect event for kids who love Disney and its tradition of beautiful and interesting princesses, this is your family’s chance to see what life is like when it’s enchanted! Taking place January 27 at the Cornwall Civic Complex, you’re invited to wear your tiara and bring your “royal” family to ball, where you can experience free valet parking, a cupcake bar, dancing, a photo booth, door prizes, sweet treats of all kinds, crafts and best of all, the chance to meet and greet with real live princesses, including Elsa, Anna and Moana! This event is a fundraiser for the Kinettes of Cornwall and sells out every year. Check it out!
Of course, if you really love having a great time in a comfy cosy place, then you should book a room at the Ramada Cornwall! No matter how cold it gets our hot tub will warm you up, while our great service and accommodations will put a smile on your face!
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Cornwall in December is the very vision of a winter wonderland! Come visit if you need help getting into the holiday spirit. There’s plenty going on to make you excited for the season!
Performing at St. John’s Presbyterian Church on December 2, the Seaway Winds Band featuring vocal soloist Danielle Vailliancourt along with guest conductor Glenn Morrison. These seasoned performers will perform the most spiritual, sacred music of the season in the truly special location of St. John’s, making for a show that will get you in the holiday mood in no time!
Based on the hit Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell, Elf is coming to the stage in Cornwall this December! The hilarious and heartwarming story of a human boy who is raised as one of Santa’s elves coming to hustling and bustling New York city to find his real dad, Elf reminds us of the importance of enjoying your time together as a family, all while making you laugh! Presented by the Seaway Valley Theatre December 8 and 9, this will be a great family outing.
One of the best things about Christmas is the music. Sure, it may not seem like that when you’re in the grocery store hearing all those annoying pop Christmas songs for the umpteenth time, but the TRUE classics like “Silent Night,” “Oh Christmas Tree,” “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” and many, many more are timeless – and there’s nothing like hearing a trained choir perform these angelic carols! On December 14, you can see the Centennial Choir of Cornwall perform their show, Together For Christmas at the Aultsville Theatre!
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A lot of people will be waiting until January 1 to start trying to get in shape – but by then, gyms will be crowded, and most people will just give up. No, the best thing to do is get out and get active NOW! And why not? Southern Ontario is beautiful at this time of year!
Here are some fun things you can do this winter in Cornwall to get a headstart on your New Year’s resolution!
Don’t let the name fool you – the Summerstown Trails are great in the winter! That’s because they’re home to some lovingly groomed Nordic skiing trails!
Nordic skiing, also known as cross-country skiing, is one of the best workouts in the world! A full-body cardio exercise, Nordic skiing uses your upper body, your lower body and your core as you work to propel yourself across a gorgeous Winter landscape! While it can be tricky at first, once you get into it it’s almost zen – a calming journey through beautiful winter settings you wouldn’t get to see otherwise!
Summerstown boasts over 20 KM of trails that take you through the forests and offer a variety of views and landscapes. Even better, they offer ski rentals as well as lessons for novice skiers!
Of course, one of the best things you can do for your body is go for a walk! Cornwall’s historic Lamoureux Park is always stunning in winter, covered in snow and providing a full view of the rushing St. Lawrence River. Take a friend or partner and go for a stroll through the jewel of Cornwall this winter!
Planning on a winter getaway? Then stay at the Ramada Cornwall. We’re centrally located and offer incredible comfort for a great price. And, if you’ve spent your day getting in shape in the cold, you’ll appreciate our hotel hotel tub! Book your room today to enjoy a winter wonderland!
Given that Cornwall is the kind of town you can raise a family, we do holidays like Christmas RIGHT. We know – it’s annoying that stores play Christmas music throughout November now, and the advertisements on TV get to be too much – but when you see kids’ eyes light up at the mention of Santa, or you see the rosy cheeks on smiling faces in the snow, it’s hard to blame us for getting excited. Here are some upcoming events that are great for getting into that Holiday mood!
We look forward to this every year. Marking the beginning of the Christmas season, The Santa Claus Parade starts at St. Lawrence Secondary School and moves through town, with plenty of spots for you and your family to pull up to the street and watch! Cornwall’s community really pulls out the stops for this one, and this year’s theme is “Christmas Movies.” We’re excited to see what everyone puts together, and we think you should be too!
One of Cornwall’s most beautiful churches, Nativité Co-Cathedral has a storied history and a beautiful organ that has been instrumental in their worship for decades. On November 18, Gilles-Maurice LeClerc will present a series of five improvised pieces in memory of dearly departed organist Regis Serre. Organ music is truly beautiful, and a great way to get into the spirit of Christmas!
Taking place at the Cornwall Civic Complex, the Very Big Christmas Show is your chance to get your Christmas shopping done early! Featuring over 50 vendors selling fantastic Christmas gifts, door prizes, a wrapping station and a chance for your kids to get their photo taken with Santa, all proceeds from the door will go towards helping the Cornwall Optimist Toy Drive! You can feel good about getting your shopping done ahead of time AND giving to charity!
Whatever brings you to Cornwall this November, there’s no better way to warm up your rosy cheeks than a stay at the Ramada Cornwall. The cold air is delightful, but our complimentary hot tub right after will be even better!
Here in Cornwall, we love and respect the history of Canada and our beloved city. That shows in our gorgeous downtown area, the maintenance of picturesque Lamoureux Park, and these upcoming events!
When Fleetwood Mac hit the airwaves in the 70s, they were an incendiary band, an incredible, volatile mixture of incredible musicianship and deep feeling. Famously torn apart by the romances of its members, Fleetwood Mac was always the sort of musical experience too good to last. While they have toured in the last few decades, revolving line-ups of classic members and new replacements have meant they never really captured their former glory.
That’s where Rumours comes in. Canada’s premier Fleetwood Mac cover band, Rumours is able to conjure something of the former glory of classic Fleetwood Mac. Close your eyes and you will swear that lead singer Jesika Miller is actually Stevie Nicks in her prime! It’s an uncanny experience, and one we cannot recommend enough. Catch them at the Aultsville Theatre on October 24!
Known as “the first lady of guitar,” Liona Boyd has been thrilling audiences with her deep and captivating classical guitar playing for decades! A Canadian musician who is known worldwide, Boyd made her worldwide debut at Carnegie Hall back in 1975, and her playing has only become more mature, deep and profound ever since! She’s won five Juno awards, and beloved for her sensitive and delicate guitar work all around the world.
On November 3, she will be playing the historic Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall. The combination of this warm and intimate venue with Boyd’s profoundly affecting playing will be the perfect remedy for the cold air! Put on a cozy sweater and enjoy a wonderful winter evening.
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Halloween is coming to Cornwall! We’re the kind of town where you can feel safe taking your kids for trick-or-treating, and we encourage you to do so! But if you’re looking for something a little different to do this Halloween, here are our suggestions!
Archie’s Minigolf is a beloved institution here in Cornwall, and this October it takes on a decidedly SINISTER (but fun) air!
All October, if you come for a game of minigolf you’ll be treated to Halloween decorations and actors haunting all 18 holes! It’s a thrill and a half, and a great excuse to bust out the putter and test your mettle against the course’s classic windmills, gators and other spooky traps!
It’s fun for the whole family, but Archie’s cautions that if you’re going to bring younger kids, try to come in the daytime!
What better time is there to let your geek flag fly than on Halloween! That’s why CAPE (Cornwall and Area Pop Event) and Fantasy Realm (Cornwall’s favourite comic book store) are joining forces to put on fan festival this October 27 at the Cornwall Civic Complex! If you’ve spent dozens of hours nailing the details on your Harley Quinn costume, or moulding the abs on your Thor armour, then don’t waste your efforts on just any old trick or treating – show off your skills at a Cosplay contest!
This year’s featured guest will be Supernatural’s Hannah Levin, as well as pro cosplayers Aero and Ottawa Knights! It’s going to be a fun event for everyone who loves comics, sci fi, and the entire geekverse! Even better, Fantasy Realm will be handing out free comics – does it get better than that?
Planning on attending the Con? Plan on having FUN by booking a room at the Ramada Cornwall. Our Eight Zero Zero Resto Lounge is the perfect place to relax with your friends after a long day of attending comic con – whether you’re in costume or not!
Cornwall is the kind of town you’d want to raise a family in – and the kind of town you’d like to bring the kids for a visit! If you’re looking for some family-friendly activities to celebrate both the coming of autumn and Halloween, then look no further than Cornwall, Ontario!
This is an absolute must-visit. Upper Canada Village has long been entertaining and informing crowds about the history of our great nation, providing a fun and educational tourist destination that replicates life in Canada in the 19th Century and is great at any time of the year… but if you visit in October, you’re treated to something even more spectacular… PUMPKINFERNO!
Pumpkinferno transforms the grounds of Upper Canada Village into a kind of spooky fun art installation! Featuring over 7000 lit jack o’lanterns made by local artists, kids and contributors, Pumpkinferno lights up the night sky with Autumn fun!
It may not be Halloween-themed, but there’s a good chance your kids will love it: The Wiggles are coming to Cornwall! This world-famous group of children’s performers write infectious songs that make it easy to singalong, and their hilarious stage antics make for an incredible show! These intrepid touring artists have already completed 250 shows on this world-wide tour, and we’re very lucky to have them here in Cornwall. If your kids love to sing, dance and have a great time, then give them a treat – take them to see the Wiggles this October 5 at the Aultsville Theatre!
If you’re planning a family-trip to Cornwall, then be sure to book a stay at the Ramada Cornwall for a trip your kids will always remember. Our heated indoor pool gives them a place to burn off their excess energy while our adjoining hot tub gives you a place to relax!