Guelph: Things to do this weekend:November 28th-29th, 2020


What to do this weekend in Guelph: November 28th-29th

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further. Downtown Guelph offers an abundance of unique local shops, restaurants, and fun things to do for the whole family!

As the days get cooler, and the holidays season starts to creep up, here is a list of fun things to do this weekend in Guelph ON.

Don’t leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute and remember to support your local businesses! We are all struggling during these hard times. Remember to keep each other safe by social distancing, masking, and staying inside if you can- there are also a ton of fun online events to do this weekend!

1. Explore the shops at Downtown Guelph!


Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Downtown Guelph offers an abundance of unique, one-of-a-kind specialties shops that offer gifts, clothing, shoes, and so much more. Be sure to check out

for a full list, and directory of all the amazing shops downtown Guelph, as well as COVID-19 updates. Don’t forget to social distance and wear your mask to keep yourself, and everyone else safe and shop until you drop.

Note: Guelphs new ‘downtown dollars’ can be used at over 500 stores restaurant or services downtown Guelph and. They make the perfect gifts, and for a limited time you can receive $20 for every $100 purchased. During these times it increasingly important to support local businesses and shops that we love. You could also win back your purchase by tagging @downtownguelph and the business you supported when you share your recent purchase Instagram!

2. Private Alpaca farm tour for group of 4


Embark on an exclusive private tour for up to 4 guests of Brae Ridge Alpacas this Saturday! You will get up close and personal to Champion alpacas as you walk through their paddocks and home. Hand feeding these majestic creatures is an intimate experience that is fun for the whole family! You can also shop all of their alpaca wool products, local honey, and lavender products that also make great Christmas gifts!

Visit for private tour tickets, and to shop their farm store.


3. Shop a curated selection of gifts for everyone on your list at the Guelph Museum store weekend.

Photos: @guelphmuseums on instagram
Photos: @guelphmuseums on instagram

A selection of unique, creative, and specialty gifts are presented in store at the Guelph Civic Museum, McRae House, and online at the HilltopShop online store! A great way to get started on your holiday shopping while supporting local artists, and the historic local museums! This weekend only, receive a 10% discount (20% for museum members), and door prize at the civic museum when visiting in person. Head over to @guelphmuseums on Instagram to find a discount code for shopping online!

To visit the gallery and all of its exhibits, please reserve your timed admission tick online at

To shop online at HilltopShop visit

4.Art Gallery of Guelph, and the Guelph Film Festivals ‘Grounding: online screenings

This FREE two-day screening event features films that examine the politics and impact of global resource extraction. Guelph Film Festival in partnership with the Art Gallery of Guelph is hosting screenings by Maya Wilson-Sanchez, the winner of the 2020 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, in conjunction with Wilson-Sanchez’ exhibition Grounding.

For more information and registration, please visit

Photos: @agguelph and @guelphfilmfestival on Instagram
Photos: @agguelph and @guelphfilmfestival on Instagram

5.Check out this online art auction and find some cool Christmas gifts or treat yourself!

Photos: @agguelph on Instagram
Photos: @agguelph on Instagram

The art gallery of Guelph is hosting this art and craft auction online! Browse an exciting selection of over 30 works by contemporary Canadian and Indigenous artists in support of the Art Gallery of Guelph, and local artists. All artwork is available to view online but hurry up and pick your favorite pieces now because bidding ends November 28th at 8pm!

Visit for more details and to access the auction!

6.Warm up with a hot chocolate at some Guelph favorites!

Photos: @redbrickcafe_guelph and @ginmillguelph on instagram
Photos: @redbrickcafe_guelph and @ginmillguelph on instagram

Dine in and escape the cold in the café or grab a cup to go. Either way, a hot chocolate from Red Brick Café is the perfect drink to combat the cold weather! Or, warm up, or unwind, with a warm mug of vegan hot chocolate with bourbon at the Gin Mill Guelph! Both spots also serve up some yummy treats. It’s okay, you can treat yourself…

Red Brick Café:

Gin Mill Guelph:



7. Walk the ‘glow’ bridge any time after 6pm!

After grabbing a hot chocolate, go for a walk through the covered bridge between Royal City Park and York Road Park. It will be lit up every night between dusk and 11 p.m. in support of the Glow Guelph campaign. Share your moments using #GlowGuelph on your social media!

The Covered Bridge. 116 Gordon St., Guelph ON


8.The Courtney’s (yes, there’s two…) concert

Two Courtney’s, Courtney Bowles and Courtney Wolfe, are local singer/ songwriters who are bring you a multi-genre night of great music fun this Saturday November 28th at 6:30pm! Tickets are available online and are only $10 per person! All ages welcome.

To purchase tickets visit:

9. Unwind with a Sunday Meditation Class!


The peace of concentration meditation class with Kadampa Buddhist nun, Kelsang Kunden is being hosted either online or in person for only $12 this Sunday November 29th at 2:30pm. Take some time to concentrate and focus. Concentration makes our mind lucid and peaceful. A great way to unwind this weekend, start your week off right by finding your center and increase your inner peace and happiness. We could all use some of that right now.

For more information, and to register, please visit:


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