Tis’ the season to be jolly! And what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a trip to Saskatoon, one of the most beautiful cities in Saskatchewan? Saskatoon is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but the holiday season is particularly special. During this time, the entire city is transformed into a winter wonderland with festive lights, fun activities, and an overall sense of warmth and joy. Here are some of the best things you can do to make the most of your trip to Saskatoon:
The holiday season in Saskatoon is something special, and you can see it in full force when you take a walk through the downtown core. The streets are adorned with beautiful lights, and you can hear the music of the season playing in every corner. Stop by any one of the hundreds of local shops along the way for some unique holiday gifts, and then sit down for a hot chocolate or spiced cider in any of the inviting cafés. For even more truly unique home-grown gift ideas, you can also visit the indoor Christmas Farmers’ Market for the holidays.
Instead of staying in a hotel, why not opt for a fully-furnished suite? OBASA Suites offer cozy accommodations for you to enjoy during your holiday trip to Saskatoon. Basque in a warm, modern, home-like atmosphere and still has the advantage of being close to all the attractions by staying in the heart of the city. There are many furnished suites to choose from that provide a luxurious, comfortable and unique holiday experience for all visitors, regardless of the duration of the stay or reason for the visit.
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The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is transformed into an enchanted forest during the holiday season. Come to see the unbelievable light displays set against the backdrop of a winter wonderland of nature. You'll see majestic animals like wolves, dingoes, bears and snakes when you explore the zoo, and feel the magic of the season when you explore the forest. This is a must-visit attraction when in Saskatoon during the holiday season.
Saskatoon is a winter lover's paradise, and there are plenty of winter activities to enjoy during the holidays. Try tobogganing or try out some local winter sports. Perhaps take a skate on the riverbank at the Meewasin Skating Rink or glide through cross-country ski trails in and around the city. If you are looking for indoor activities, take a dip or power walk in any of the plentiful recreational centres, or go bounce your day away at the trampoline park.
What is the holiday season without watching the Nutcracker? Attend the annual Nutcracker Ballet performance at TCU Place in Saskatoon and enjoy an enchanting experience. From the beautiful sets and costumes to the breathtaking choreography, the Nutcracker ballet is a must-see performance that is fun for both kids and adults. Alternatively, you can enjoy the festive sights and sounds of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra or holiday-infused performance of “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” at the Remai Arts Centre/Persephone Theatre.
The holiday season in Saskatoon is an experience travel lovers should look forward to. Saskatoon's festive charm, delicious cuisine and endless range of holiday activities make it perfect for all family groups. With cozy furnished suites, mesmerizing light displays, and winter activities around every corner, a holiday trip to Saskatoon is sure to be unforgettable and truly magical. Pack your bags and head to Saskatoon for a truly festive holiday experience.