Infamous for its arts and theatre scene, Stratford is a vibrant cultural centre located just two hours west of Toronto. While perhaps best known for its Shakespearean productions — the Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre festival — this iconic city is proving to be a premier winter escape destination.
Foodies can indulge in Stratford’s rich culinary scene by visiting its many restaurants, craft breweries, and bars. Those looking to get a real taste of the city can participate in culinary adventures like chocolate pairing, foraging for wild edibles, or learning how to infuse and blend local tea.
To get into the holiday spirit, hit the Stratford Christmas Trail, where you can sip on a hot latte while browsing through a selection of curated, trendy gifts from 25 artisanal shops. “Highly anticipated, the Christmas Trail is the perfect reason to explore, enjoy, and re-discover Stratford during the holiday season,” says Lori DeGraw, Executive Director at Stratford Tourism.
From Christmas markets to hands-on cooking classes, Stratford has unexpected surprises for everyone on your list this holiday season.