Holiday Hangover? We've Got the Cure!

Get out and enjoy even if winter doesn’t come!

The Holidays are over, so now what do you do? There are plenty of family activities going on across Ontario in January. But keep an eye on the weather – some activities may be hampered by the lack of cold and snow.

In addition to the great events featured in the last issue of ROAM (like the Niagara Ice Wine Festival which runs from Jan. 13 – 29), we wanted to let you in on some other fun things to do. And don’t forget to take your camera – our photo contest, Give Winter Your Best Shot, runs until the end of February. Enter your favourite shots in one of our three categories for a chance to win great prizes.


January 21 & 22

Stratford Winterfest
This free family event is celebrating a “Blast from the Past”. Enjoy local food vendors and events such as the Apple Land train and “The Snow Man Stroll”. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


January 21-22, 2012

Tim Horton's Kawartha Cup
The ultimate snowmobiling race highlights this snowcross weekend. Don't miss the big race or the freestyle challenge.


January 25-29

Pakenham Frost Festival

A festival with something for everyone. Poetry readings, family skate, hot chocolate, teen dance, spaghetti supper, curling, shanty breakfast, fiddle music, sledding party, outdoor rink tournament. Be sure to check out the town’s famous historic stone bridge.

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January 21
Robbie Burns Night

The Fergus Scottish Festival presents the annual Robbie Burns night featuring traditional Scottish Fare, dancing as well as live music and a Tribute to Burns. The Fergus Legion, 500 Blair St opens the doors at 5:30, with piping in Haggis at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $45 each.



Jan. 20 – Feb. 5

IMAX Festival
Take a wide variety of larger-than-life giant screen IMAX films during this popular annual film festival. On Jan. 27, Sudbury hosts the world tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Click here for more Imax Festival info


Jan. 28

Chocolate and Cheese Festival
Test your culinary skills using donated local chocolate and cheese. Expert guest judges will be present to evaluate entries. This event follows the much-anticipated polar plunge, so bring your swim suits!


January 29
Winter Carnival - Lowville Winter Games
Come to Lowville Park from noon to 4 p.m. and enjoy traditional winter outdoor activities: skating, tobogganing, entertainment, games and activities. Events run snow or shine!

January 28 - April 15
Chocolate: The Exhibition

Journey through history and indulge yourself in the story of the tasty treat that we crave in Chocolate, an exciting new exhibition at Royal Botanical Gardens. With sumptuous events and activities, Chocolate will transform this winter season into a veritable chocolate extravaganza!


Jan. 28 – 30

ReFrame Film Festival
Spend a weekend in Downtown Peterborough - while traveling around the world. See films that will entertain, inform and inspire you.
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We hope you enjoy these winter festivals. Tell us what your favorite escapes are. We would love to feature them in a future issue of ROAM.


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