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While part of the charm of the holidays is the longstanding traditions and customs, it's also fun to create new traditions by participating in activities that aren't necessarily conventional!


For those looking for a unique way to spend the holidays, these upcoming off-beat activities will make your holidays truly unforgettable. 


How the Grinch Spied on Christmas

While most like Christmas, there's one Grinch who definitely does not. Canada's Cold War Museum "Diefenbunker," hosts a fun Grinch-themed spy mission for children ages 5-12, to stop the Grinch from ruining Christmas. The entire family can explore the nooks and crannies of the bunker to discover what shenanigans the Grinch is up to! Admission is included in the museum entrance cost. Purchase your tickets for dates including December 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22. 


The Haunted Walk’s “Nightmare Before / After Xmas”

Explore the darker side of the season with spooky stories about holiday traditions and haunting Christmas-themed ghost stories. The Haunted Walk's "Nightmare Before/After Xmas" tour, taking place from December 5 - December 30, is perfect for those who hope Halloween lingers longer. The tour mainly takes place inside the Bytown Museum, a notoriously scary attraction, as it's one of Ottawa's oldest buildings. Grab your tickets now!


Bell Capital Cup

Hockey-lovers this one's for you! Spend the holiday season cheering on your favourite team at the 2019 Bell Capital Cup, a global tournament uniting young hockey players from all over the world. Teams from Canada, United States, China, Finland, Germany, to name a few, fly out for this weekend spectacle. Catch a game from December 28 - January 1.


Be at the centre of the activity and book a stay at the Best Western Ottawa City Centre, located in the heart of the capital city. Find top-class amenities and comfortable accommodation at one of the most affordable and centrally located hotels in downtown Ottawa. Book your stay today!

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