December 1, 2020

Support Local

We know that the holiday season may be a little different this year. While this is an adjustment for everyone, we want to encourage residents to make the most of it while exploring and supporting local. 

Keep reading for more information about how you can enjoy your winter holiday safely at home. 

Shop online

Looking for some last-minute stocking stuffers, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping or stores? Take your cart online and shop local from the comfort of your couch! Check out our Shop and Dine Map for up-to-date info, as many local stores are offering curbside pickup and contactless delivery.

Check out Look Local’s digital marketplace and shop multiple local businesses at once and buy out of the same cart. They will be donating $1 to local food banks for every item purchased throughout the holiday season. Click here to browse local business offers:

Read more about holiday shopping in Oakville here:

Order takeout

Restaurants have been hit hard, so why not set aside some time to taste test local grub this winter? Designate one night a week as a takeout night and experience some local fare from home. Take a look at our Shop and Dine map for up-to-date info on takeout, delivery and contactless pickup. 

Buy gift cards

Though you might not be able to enjoy your favourite local theatre, bowling alley or spa right now, you can still buy a gift card for later. Gift cards make great gifts for the holiday season and help businesses weather the storm. 

Stay local if needed

All of our hotels are working diligently to maintain safe and clean environments for all. They can provide safe and comfortable rooms for those who are in need of a place to quarantine or isolate. You can read more about each of their specific practices here

Experience Oakville from home

Whether you’re a resident or someone who can’t visit us just yet, you can still experience the best of Oakville from the comfort of your couch. Whether you’re taking a virtual tour, ordering pieces from Crackpot Studio to paint at home or ordering a gingerbread house kit from one of our local bakeries, you can take a piece of Oakville home with you wherever you are. 

Explore the outdoors

Spending time in nature is good for the mind and body, and it is an incredibly safe way to explore more of your own town this winter. Take up cross-country skiing at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, or snowshoe, bike and hike Oakville’s cleared trails. Stay safe, get your exercise and revel in the beauty of Oakville in the snow. 

Participate in giveaways

We will be giving away gift cards from some of our Talk of the Town Award-winning businesses throughout the month of December, so keep an eye out for the gift tag on our Instagram page and get ready to throw your hat in the ring.

Winter itineraries

Curious about how you can still make the most of your time in Oakville this holiday season? Take a look at our latest itineraries for some guidance on how to plan a stay-at-home adventure in Oakville:

If you are a resident, please remember to follow provincial policies when out and about in Oakville. If you’re planning a future visit, take a look through our website for all the best information about Oakville. We can’t wait to welcome you back when it is safe to do so.

Tag @VisitOakville in all of your adventures and share your content by using the hashtag #VisitOakville.

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