Stratford’s Top 5 Winter Must-Dos

Embrace the enchantment of winter in Stratford where every stroll through the charming streets feels like stepping into a leading role of your own Hallmark Movie.


1/ Lights On Stratford

Discover the brilliance of the award-winning annual festival as it transforms Stratford’s historic downtown and park system into a tapestry of luminous art and interactive light installations. The festival runs from December 15th until January 13th on Thursdays through Sundays from 5PM-10PM. “Dandelion” will be prominently featured in Market Square and has travelled over 15,000kms from Sydney, Australia for this year’s Lights On Stratford.


2/ The Vibrant Food Scene

Stratford is renowned for its vibrant culinary scene, boasting a diverse array of restaurants that showcase exceptional quality and innovation. The town’s reputation for outstanding dining experiences is largely attributed to its strong emphasis on local, farm-to-table ingredients, as well as a thriving community of talented chefs. Call ahead for reservations as many restaurants are closed on Sundays & Mondays over the winter.


3/ Shopping

A charming and eclectic shopping scene that reflects the town’s unique character. The downtown area is line with boutique shops, galleries, and artisan stores, providing a delightful mix of handmade crafts, locally sourced goods, and one-of-a-kind treasures. Many of HOTEL JULIE decor items were sourced locally.


4/ The Architecture

Names after Stratford upon Avon in England, this city had serious architecture goals. If you love European-inspired buildings, you’ll definitely love Stratford. With glittering windows and snow-covered streets, Stratford is the perfect set for your own Hallmark movie moment.


5/ River Valley Tube Slide

Embark on a thrilling winter adventure just 20 minutes from Stratford. Feel the rush of the crisp winter air as you speed down the lanes, surrounded by a picturesque winter landscape. Perfect for families and thrill-seekers alike, River Valley Tube Slide ensures an unforgettable day of laughter and excitement in the heart of a winter wonderland.


Book your stay at HOTEL JULIE during Lights On Stratford festival and receive 15% off.

Use code: LIGHTSON when booking.