Make a visit to the Gallery part of your holiday season!

Gather Around the Christmas Tree

The magnificent Christmas tree, standing nearly 12 meters tall and six meters wide, is back for the holiday season. The Café in the Scotiabank Great Hall is the perfect spot to take in the Christmas tree. Visitors will be able to savour a light snack with a glass of wine or indulge their sweet tooth with dessert and espresso. The tree will be on display until 3 January 2016.

Proud sponsor of the National Gallery of Canada Christmas tree:

Black & McDonald

The Christmas Tree Lighting Event is supported by:
Lecompte Electric Inc., Almyr Construction Inc., Sunset Contracting Inc., 360 Advanced Security Corporation, Lafleur de la Capitale, Swing N Scaff Inc., and Kerr Construction & Landscaping

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Activities

Artissimo
Tuesday 22 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016, from 11 am to 4 pm
Closed 25 December and 1 January
The Scotiabank Great Hall — Free with admission

Families can enjoy and make art with activities inspired by our national collection and current exhibitions. This holiday season we’ll be creating winter scenes, ornaments, nighttime cityscapes and more. Learn More.
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Spotlight Talk
Saturdays and Sundays until 3 January 2016, and weekdays from 28 to 31 December 2015
2 pm (English) and 2:30 pm (French)
Prints, Drawings & Photography Galleries — Free with admission

Join a 10-minute talk on a work in the exhibition Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries from the Lanigan Collection

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Exhibitions

Bring the family to one of our special exhibitions during the holiday season!

Monet: A Bridge to Modernity
Until 15 February 2016
See twelve remarkable paintings from a pivotal period in the career of Claude Monet, one of the most renowned and beloved French Impressionist painters.

Beauty’s Awakening: Drawings by the Pre-Raphaelites and Their Contemporaries
Until 3 January 2016
In this stunning exhibition of more than 120 drawings, discover all the major artists, movements and pictorial themes that make up the captivating artworld of Victorian England.

So You Want to Be an Artist
Until 17 January 2016
The next great artists have submitted their works to So You Want to Be an Artist, a nationwide contest for teens 16 – 19 years old. Check out the art by the 15 finalists, including the three winners, in the Artissimo Gallery

National Collection

Take some time to stroll through the national collection galleries, which feature some of the Gallery’s newest acquisitions and latest installations by artists including Sophie Ristelhueber, Ian Wallace and more.

Starting 8 December, you can also enjoy the beautiful poinsettias in our indoor garden.

Photo: Courtesy of www.onetripatatime.com

Shop

Give the Gift of Art
Still looking for that special gift for someone on your Christmas list? Find art-inspired gifts at the Bookstore and online at ShopNGC.ca. Share your love of art and give the gift of membership. Learn more

Unique Gift Ideas


Plan Your Visit

Holiday Hours
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and Thursdays until 8 pm. Closed Mondays. Open every day between 26 and 31 December — Closed 25 December and 1 January. Closes at 5 pm on 24 and 31 December.

The Bookstore is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Closed Mondays except 21 December: parking is free 21 December with a minimum $25 purchase before tax. Closes at 5 pm on 24 and 31 December.

Admission
Adults — $12
Seniors and full-time students — $10
Youth, 12 to 19 — $6
Families (two adults and three youth) — $24
Children under 12 and Members — Free

Admission includes access to the national collection, Monet: A Bridge to Modernity and fall-winter (2015–2016) special exhibitions.

Getting Here
National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. Google Map. For more information call 613-990-1985 or 1-800-319-ARTS.

Café

The Café in the Scotiabank Great Hall is the perfect spot to take in our incredible Christmas tree.

Savour a light snack with a glass of wine or indulge your sweet tooth with dessert and espresso. Check out our new menu.