Enjoy colourful lights, bring your Cameras – there’s lots of holiday Action happening in Waterloo Region! Check out these 3 festive favourites, and get ready to #ExploreWR!
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s no wonder most of us begin the New Year looking for ways to slow down and relax. A weekend in St. Jacobs just may be the remedy you’re searching for!
Featuring a charming historic village, lots of attractions to discover and explore at your own pace, and comfortable accommodations where relaxation is key, St. Jacobs is the perfect place to unwind and reset.
You don’t even have to stress about planning your getaway because we’ve put together an itinerary for a Weekend in St. Jacobs. Relax, explore and ease your way into the New Year!
At Market Road Antiques, you’ll find over 20,000 square feet of space filled with over 100 vendors just waiting for you to discover their offerings! Lose yourself in this world of vintage treasures: from jewelry, quality furniture, books and art, to toys, vinyl records and other collectibles, it’s all under one roof at Market Road Antiques. Take your time, and have fun as you stroll through the aisles. Each item has a unique story – and the Market’s friendly vendors are happy to share that story with you! It’s like a grown-up field trip to another era; don’t be surprised if you end up connecting with a piece (or two!) that’s perfect for your home or cottage.
Looking for another reason to go antiquing in St. Jacobs this New Year? Each February, Market Road Antiques features its Winter Warm-Up Sale – where the already great deals become even better, as prices are rolled back on almost everything! (It’s a little relaxation for your wallet too after a hectic holiday season!).
Market Road Antiques is open every day, including Family Day (February 17th), so include a visit into your long weekend plans!
From vintage shopping to a village that’s full of vintage charm – welcome to the beautiful Village of St. Jacobs. This friendly, walkable town is steeped in history: it’s not unusual to hear the gentle clip-clop of Mennonite horse and buggies as they drive down the main street. St. Jacobs is also home to one of a kind shops with a contemporary flair, foods ranging from homestyle favourites to innovative entrees, and locally crafted beers and coffees. Embrace winter, and head out on one of the many trails that make their way around and through St. Jacobs – walk, snowshoe, cross country ski or even cycle and enjoy St. Jacobs’ charming rural vistas!
Mural on the old Post Office in the Village of St. Jacobs
Round out your weekend in St. Jacobs with a stay at Homewood Suites. Located in a quiet area that’s close to many attractions (it’s within walking distance of Market Road Antiques, and is just a 5-minute drive from the Village of St. Jacobs), this modern hotel offers one- and two-bedroom suites, each with its own full kitchen and comfortable living area. Enjoy complimentary internet access, free breakfast, access to the fitness centre and swimming pool; you can even practice your golf swing at Homewood’s on-site golf facilities! If you really want to pamper yourself, enquire about Homewood’s Afternoon Teas (reservations required in advance).
Enjoy your weekend in St. Jacobs – and here’s to a Happy (and relaxing!) New Year!
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Let them drink tea. 🍵 Homewood Suites St Jacobs hosts a lovely afternoon tea combo for 2 on Thursdays and Saturdays (displayed are portions for 4 since we came in a large group). You'll need to reserve ahead of schedule, but the price honestly can't be beat ($39 for 2 on any coupon website like Wagjag). The only downside was that there was no clotted cream or scones, but they served this fantastic tomato soup so it's ok. I've been to a few other afternoon places, including those from higher end restaurants, and honestly, this was my favorite experience. Check it out! 🙂 #tea #brunch #breakfast #jam #foodie #sundaybrunch #teahouse #foodstagram #cakestagram #cake #desserts #teatime #afternoontea #kwawsome #sandwich #delicious #yum #yummy