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A Christmas Weekend in Middlesex County

Whether you are looking to enjoy some festive scenery or get some last minute holiday shopping done, here’s how you can spend a beautiful Christmas weekend exploring the best of Middlesex County.

Day 1

Fanshawe Pioneer Village – Big on History, Big on Fun

Spend a day in the 19th century at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, where the past comes alive through daily demonstrations of 19th century life, trades, and farming practices. See the Elgie Log House and the Village bedecked for the holidays, and on Saturday evening, you can enjoy the Village by lantern light.

Fat Olive

After exploring the village, get some take out for the road at this family-friendly Italian restaurant located in Dorchester, Ontario. With ingredients sourced locally, you can sample fresh and authentic Italian cuisine.

Day 2

Tree Huggers Tree Farm & Gift Store

Be sure to drop by Tree Huggers Tree Farm & Gift Store and pick up or cut your own Christmas tree along with a collection of local products! From candles, trinkets, sweet treats, kid’s items, jewelry, and other unique goods, you will be sure to find that special gift for that special someone.


From a huge selection of plants in their greenhouse, gardening products, home décor, to delicious jams, honey, and ciders, this special garden centre has everything you need to find the perfect gift your family will enjoy!

Clever Crow Design

This small shop has a passion for creating. They specialize in one of a kind home decor using reclaimed materials, salvaged furniture, industrial artifacts, custom paint finishes and graphic treatments. Explore their one-of-a-kind pieces with inventory that is always changing.