Kingston culinary guide: the holidays 2022

By Emily Carlson

Last updated December 19, 2022. 

Kingston is known for its vibrant culinary scene: holiday dinners are taken seriously here. From classic turkey dinners to snackable boxes with local goodies, discover what offerings Kingston restaurants have for you to enjoy for the holidays.

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Christmas Day prix fixe

Enjoy Christmas day at AquaTerra. The Christmas Day prix fixe menu offers your choice of three appetizers, four entrées (prime rib, turkey breast, pan-seared salmon, and asparagus risotto), and three desserts. Reserve your table as soon as possible to ensure your spot. Book your Christmas day meal from noon – 9 pm.

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New Year’s Eve tasting menu

Bring in the new year with AquaTerra’s six-course tasting menu. This special menu includes amouse-bouches, soup, salad, your choice of entrée (Atlantic halibut, grilled aubergine, beef tenderloin, or Muscovy duck), cheese, and dessert. The New Year’s Eve tasting menu is available Dec 31 (5 – 9 pm). Reservations are recommended.

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Holiday dinner to go

Order a holiday feast for 6 to 8 people. This menu offers a Maplescapes turkey, buttermilk mashed Yukon gold potatoes, autumn salad with fig and balsamic vinaigrette, dessert, and more. This dinner is available for pick up Dec. 23 or Dec 24, (10 am – 2 pm).

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Give it, get it! – gift cards

Purchase a $100 gift card to AquaTerra. To spread the holiday joy, they will include a complimentary $25 gift voucher with every $100 gift card purchased.

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County Sips


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Holiday wine & gift packages for the wine lover

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind wine & gift package or use it for a Christmas gift. Each package is personalized and includes wine and specialty items.

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Curate Social

Book a wine tasting party at Curate Social

Celebrate the holidays with friends with a personalized wine tasting or a wine party hosted by sommelier Ian Nicholls. Reservations recommended.

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Wharf and Feather

Christmas Day brunch

Go to the Wharf and Feather for Christmas Day brunch. It will include a breakfast station, cold and hot stations, and desserts and treats including tater tot poutine, buttermilk chicken, cob salad, honey mustard-glazed ham, and more. Available Dec. 25 (9 am – 2:30 pm)

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New Year’s Eve six-course tasting menu

Wharf & Feather’s New Year’s Eve menu includes your choice of warm grilled Cajun spiced tuna or smoked burrata cheese salad and beef tenderloin or pan-fried monkfish tail. Reservations are required.

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Holiday “to go” menu

Get your holiday meal to-go. Enjoy roasted butternut squash, turkey breast, stuffing, and more. Available for pickup Dec. 24 – 25 (9 am – 3 pm). Reserve as soon as possible.

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Downtown Kingston

Holiday shopping passport

Shop locally in downtown Kingston and complete your holiday shopping passport. Spend $10 or more at five stores to fill your passport and enter the holiday passport draw. You can win $500 in downtown dollars or the grand prize of $3,000 in downtown dollars.

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Pan Chancho Bakery

Christmas Holiday Menu

This holiday menu offers broccoli and cheddar quiche, vegetarian turkey, curried chicken pie, and more. It’s available Dec. 22 – 23 (8 am – 4 pm) and Dec. 24 (8 am – 3 pm). All orders must be prepaid and placed 72 hours in advance of the order date.

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Days on Front


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New Year’s Eve menu

Dine in at Days on Front for New Year’s Eve. Their menu offers three appetizers, four entrées (chicken, Arctic char, beef tenderloin, lentil Bolognese), and your choice of desserts. Reservations are required.

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