Giving the Gift of Kingston Experiences

By Sara Smith

This holiday season, give the gift of an unforgettable experience in one of Canada’s most charming cities, with plenty of options for even the most difficult person on your list to shop for.

New Year’s Eve on the Waterfront

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photo via Delta Hotel

There’s no better gift than the answer to the question that plagues everyone this time of year: What should we do for New Year’s Eve? Give that someone special an Auld Lang Syne they’ll never forget at the Delta Hotel, with a delectable dinner at the acclaimed AquaTerra restaurant, and a fireworks-facing suite. Book your room and restaurant reservations soon by calling or booking online.

An EnLIGHTening Experience

Giving the Gift of Kingston Experiences
Photo via Lumina Borealis

How do you gift-wrap a feeling of awe? The answer is simple when you’re gifting passes to Lumina Borealis. The beautiful and buzz-worthy experience is returning to Kingston this winter, and packages for this amazing illuminated event will make the perfect present for anyone on your list — from the young to the young at heart.

A Tasty Tour

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Kingston is a hotbed of amazing food and drink creations – boasting world-class chefs, fantastic local breweries, and proximity to some of the greatest wineries Canada has to offer. Give the gift of great taste — in more ways than one! — with tickets for a Classic Kingston Food Tour.

The Ultimate Tourist Experience

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The Kingston K-Pass is the perfect gift, whether or not the recipient actually lives here. If they’re planning a trip to the Limestone City, the K-Pass will provide them with a packed itinerary and savings on many of the city’s hottest attractions. If they’re a local? Gift them the pass so they can enjoy a super fun “stay-cation”, and see their town in a whole new light. Learn more at K-Pass Winter (November 30 – January 6) or the regular K-Pass (spring, summer and fall).

The Gift of Culture and Entertainment

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Forget trying to select the perfect book, movie, or album for the culture vulture on your list — you’re probably going to pick the wrong thing anyway. Instead, let them choose their own play or performance with a gift certificate to the Grand Theatre or the Isabel. Bonus: these gift certificates never expire!

Lovely Local Fare

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For the foodie on your list, give an invitation to dinner at local restaurant Le Chien Noir Bistro (or offer to foot the bill for the recipient and a guest). Their expertly-prepared menu — featuring items such as a herb-crusted rack of lamb, Duck Confit, or satisfying prix fixe options for a full dining experience. 

An Escape Room Adventure

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Your pals, family members, or co-workers will love the chance to prove their problem-solving skills when you gift them a booking at Improbable Escapes or Sherlock’s Escapes! Two of Kingston’s most thrilling attractions, these escape rooms offer a variety of themed rooms to choose from for tons of brain-teasing fun.

The Spookiest Excursion in Town

Giving the Gift of Kingston Experiences
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If you’re buying for someone who loves ghost stories, wrap up a few passes to the Original Haunted Walk. Kingston’s storied past and hidden secrets are sure to capture the imagination of both locals and visitors alike. 

A Spaaaaaaaah Getaway

Giving the Gift of Kingston Experiences
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Do you know a workaholic, overtired parent, grad student, or someone else who just really needs the chance to unwind? Gift them an unforgettably relaxing weekend with a stay at The Rosemount Inn Bed & Breakfast. Stately, historically-inspired rooms provide the perfect backdrop for unplugging, and a treatment at the Inn’s Vinotherapy Spa will help tension and troubles simply float away.