• By: OLM Staff

Things to do in Ottawa this weekend – December 30, 2022-January 1, 2023

67’s Home for the Holidays

When: Friday, December 30, 2022
Where: The Arena at TD Place
What time: 2 pm 
Admission: From $20 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Ottawa 67's stuck close to home this holiday season and want you to join them for some exciting hockey! Join them for an afternoon filled with Home Alone references and Christmas Vacation quotes as they battle the Kingston Frontenacs.

Masquerade 2022 Roller Party – All Ages Session

When: Friday, December 30, 2022
Where: Horticulture Building at Lansdowne, 1525 Princess Patricia Way
What time: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Admission: From $16.93 • Click here to purchase tickets

The Ottawa Quad Rollerskating Club, a non-profit and volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting recreational rollerskating in Ottawa, is setting up the smooth concrete floor of the Horticulture Building with lights, grooves, and lots of roller rentals. Join them for a rolling good time!

Admission is strictly online through Eventbrite. No cash at the door, no other services, no resale. Admission alone does not reserve skate rentals; be sure to book them as a free add-on to your admission. If you have your own quads, or inlines, you are welcome to wear those.

Denim & Diamonds NYE Party featuring Country Superstar Jason McCoy

When: Saturday, December 31, 2022 
Where: The Joint @ Rideau Carleton Casino (2nd Floor),  4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: Doors open at 8 pm with a Live DJ, Concert at 11 pm  
Concert tickets from $50 • Click here to purchase tickets.

Looking for a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve party? Ring in 2023 with the fun and excitement at Rideau Carleton Casino, including cash and prize giveaways, gaming, dining, and entertainment. Whether you’re looking for live music or the chance to win big, Rideau Carleton Casino – Future Hard Rock is the place to be this New Year’s Eve.

Check out Jason McCoy in The Joint or head down to the casino floor to earn entries for a chance to win tickets to the Big Football Game in Arizona or $2023 in free-play prizes*.

Tickets are now on sale for our Denim and Diamonds New Year’s Eve party featuring Canadian country superstar Jason McCoy. Click here to purchase tickets. All ticket holders have a chance to win a DIAMOND RING to ring in the New Year.

For information about the Denim & Diamonds party, including promotions, visit: https://www.rideaucarletoncasino.com/new-years-eve.htm

*Signing up for a Rock Star Rewards card is easy and free; visit our Rock Star Rewards Desk for details.

Rob Pue at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa West

When: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Where: Yuk Yuk's West, downstairs at Biagio's Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Road
What time: 10 pm
Admission: $50 • Click here to purchase tickets

Bobby Knauff opens, and Rachelle Elie MCs for a night of comedy with headliner Rob Pue — the gregarious and dynamic comedian with a knack for telling it like it is. Rob has become one of the brightest voices to hit the Canadian comedy scene. With unmistakable charm, wit, and trade-mark act-outs, Rob is a must-see performance.

A Funked Up NYE Party at House of Targ 

When: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Where: House of TARG, 1077 Bank Street
What time: 9 pm / 19+
Admission:  $22.60 • Advance tickets sold out. Lots of door tickets are still available!

Head to House of Targ to party with Funkadelic tribute band HARDCORE JOLLIES — Ottawa’s newest hard-rocking heavy-funk outfit, paying respectful tribute to the groundbreaking music of Funkadelic. Picking up from where James Brown started and Jimi Hendrix left off, Funkadelic created a new sound, image, and dialogue in popular music. HARDCORE JOLLIES brings to the stage the absolute best of the legendary Funkadelic. 

Caffe Italiano Brunch 

When: Sunday, January 1, 2023  
Caffe Italiano @ Rideau Carleton Casino (Enter through the gaming floor),  4837 Albion Rd S, Gloucester
What time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm 
Admission: N/A – $55/5500 Rock Star Reward Point

Introducing Exquisite Brunch Classics with Italian Flair. Back by demand! Join Caffe Italiano for a refined dining experience featuring an exclusive five-course brunch menu that includes a complimentary mimosa or Caesar, starters, your choice of hand-selected main, a carving station, and one of our decadent homemade desserts. Now open every Sunday.

  • Free Parking
  • Must be 19+
  • Access through the main entrance of the casino and wheelchair accessible

Click HERE to view the full brunch menu and reserve a table.


Broadway Across Canada’s Come From Away

When: Until January 8, 2023
Where: National Arts Centre
What time: Various times
Admission: From $57.80 • Click here for times and to purchase tickets

Award-winning Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed, and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley. 

PHOTO: Matthew Murphy

Magic of Lights Ottawa at Wesley Clover Parks

When: Until Saturday, January 7, 2023
Where: Wesley Clover Parks, 411 Corkstown Road
What time: 5 pm to10 pm
Admission: Starting at $18 • Click here to purchase tickets

Experience the Magic of Lights from the comfort and safety of your own car as you wind through the sparkling path of Ottawa’s favourite holiday tradition. Magic of Lights is a great family entertainment value, and every ticket to Magic of Lights benefits the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. New this year, Magic of Lights Ottawa features the Mark Motors Group “Holiday Pit Stop,” where guests will be invited to park, explore the winter wonderland, and take pictures before moving on to the Magic of Lights route.

Photo: Magic of Lights

Winter Lights Across Canada

When: Until January 8, 2023
Where: Parliament Hill, 111 Wellington Street
What time: Thursday to Monday from 5:30 pm to 11 pm (light show loops every 15 minutes)
Admission: Free

Live the nocturnal odyssey of luminous sparks that awaken during the Canadian winter solstice. Their mission: add light to winter evenings. With some help, they will travel across Canada’s many landscapes. Will they overcome the challenges along the way and achieve their important task? Catch the multimedia projection and, for a few moments, let the magic carry you away. An adventure that is sure to please young and old!

Photo: Government of Canada

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

When: Until Sunday, January 22, 2023
Where: EY Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive
What time: Various times • See the website
Admission: Adult (13-64) $32.02 • Click here to purchase tickets

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition showcases the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements while allowing its visitors to experience this art from an up-close, life-size, and never-before-seen perspective. The ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using licensed high-definition photos. Brought to life using a unique printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Each image is accompanied by informative signage, and audio guides are available to rent for an even more in-depth experience. 

Photo: OLM Staff