Holidays at the Lake


People are eager to get outside and start exploring all the great things to do in YDH. But don't's still important to stay safe while you are having fun supporting our local businesses and communities.

If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased) or you want to come for a visit, we've got some great ideas for you to get active outside, explore your inner artist, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person. Please note that many conservation parks and trails are over capacity, so ensure you pre-book your visit or even better...step off the beaten path and find discover a new terrain to enjoy.

Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing all visitors again soon.

Please check with all businesses for updated hours of operation, programming, COVID-19 policies, and restrictions.

It’s the time spent together preparing for the holidays and hunting for that perfect little something that we’ll remember of the holiday season. Pack your bestie in the car, grab some hot cocoa, crank the carols to lovely Lake Scugog in Historic Downtown Port Perry. to check off everyone on your list! The Piano Inn 1884 is steps away from the historic downtown shops, boutiques and sweet treats and winter walking at the lake!

The Piano Inn

The Nutty Chocolatier is where we suspect the expression ‘like kids in a candy store’ originated! Don’t forget to purchase something sticky for all the little sugar plums on your list!

Refresh over a brewer’s board and icy pint at Old Flame Brewing Company! Is it coincidence that their signature Blonde, Red and Brunette brews come in cans that are shaped perfectly for stocking stuffers? We think not!

For the one-of-a-kind find, be sure to ‘stop your sleigh’ at Meta4 Gallery an award-winning gallery and shop from the work of more than 130 Ontario artists.

META4 Gallery Port Perry

Head to Spademan Tree Farm to choose-n-cut your fresh tree. Warm up at Haugen’s Chicken and Ribs, featured on the TV show ‘You Gotta Eat Here’.  The locals love the hand cut fries, secret BBQ sauce and the homemade pies, baked daily,

Boys at Tree Farm

After a day in the fresh air we suggest you pick up some fabulous food finds at Willowtree Farm This large farm store is filled with something for everyone’s taste buds for later as you nibble and nosh away around your beautiful family Christmas tree!