There’s art to see and make and new traditions to create at the Gallery this holiday season. Take part in a family activity, enjoy a festive musical performance, visit our current exhibitions, and gather around our majestic Christmas tree. Here’s a peek at what’s happening over the holidays.
Open daily December 26 to 31 from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Thursday until 8 pm.
Closed December 24-25 and January 1.
Open January 2 from 10 am to 5 pm.
More opening hours
Open exceptionally December 17 from 10 am to 5 pm.
Free parking on this day only with a minimum purchase of $25.
Closes at 5 pm on December 31.
7 Tapas Bar and Cafeteria
The Gallery’s 7 Tapas Bar and Cafeteria are offering holiday-inspired dishes, desserts and special treats. After touring an exhibition, why not enjoy a winter warm-up with hot chocolate or mulled wine while taking in the winter wonderland vistas of the Ottawa River and Parliament. Dining hours
Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but our Boutique is so delightful… Come and do your holiday shopping in our redesigned Boutique or online at ShopNGC.ca.
Discover hundreds of innovative and special gifts, including jewellery, accessories, books, prints, toys, decorations, calendars, holiday cards, and more.
Special Holiday Boutique Hours
Closed Mondays except December 18. Parking is free December 18 with a minimum $25 purchase (before tax). Closes at 5 pm on December 24 and 31.
Decorated with hundreds of ornaments and covered in sparkling lights, the Gallery’s 12-metre high Christmas tree has returned for the holiday season.
See how it was installed in this short time lapse video. Then come admire it in the Scotiabank Great Hall until January 6, 2019.
Congratulations to Julia Campbell, winner of the Gift of Art and Travel contest!
Already a member at the Gallery, Julia plans on renewing her Family Membership with this prize. She also wins a $1,000 travel credit from VIA Rail Canada, and a $100 gift certificate valid at the Gallery Boutique. Thanks to all who entered and to VIA Rail Canada for their contribution.
Purchase a gift membership and give someone you know unlimited access to the Gallery for an entire year.