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Friday Harbour – LUMA Light Trail Opening

Friday Harbour – LUMA Light Trail Opening

FRIDAY HARBOUR UNVEILS LUMA LIGHT TRAIL, GLICE SKATE TRAIL, OUTDOOR
SKATING, AND MORE WINTER FUN!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[INNISFIL, ON, NOVEMBER 19, 2020] –
Friday Harbour Resort is transforming into a winter wonderland this season, with some new attractions and activities to get you outside and enjoying the snowy season. At the centre of the Resort’s offerings is the LUMA Light Trail which will feature close to a kilometre of stunning light displays that make for the perfect backdrop for a snowy selfie. Opening November 28th, LUMA can be booked online and is appropriate for all ages. Guests can grab a Starbucks beverage as they begin their journey through the trail. Groups of five or more will receive an automatic 10% discount at checkout. LUMA will be running throughout the winter season from Thursday to Sunday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Times must be booked in advance online at www.fridayharbour.com/winter-activities. As required by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, masks must be worn and physical distancing must be adhered to while exploring the LUMA Light Trail.

All things skating will take place at Centre Ice. Friday Harbour’s Harbour Master Building has been transformed into Centre Ice, which offers skate rentals, check-in for both the outdoor skating rink (now located in the parking area at the Harbour Master Building and opening November 28th weather permitting) and the Glice Skate Trail (opening date to be determined), as well as warm beverages to keep you going. The Glice Trail features a unique skating surface that can be enjoyed no matter the temperature. Skaters will be able to glide up and down the trail from the Harbour Master Building to the Boardwalk enjoying spectacular views over the Marina. Centre Ice bookings for both the rink and the Glice Skate Trail must be made in advance at www.fridayharbour.com/winter-activities.

This year, the Nest Clubhouse will be converted into the Winter Outdoor Adventure Centre, where you can rent cross country skis, snowshoes and fat bikes so you can get out and explore all Friday Harbour has to offer! A cross country ski trail will take skiers on a journey across the golf course and snowshoers and fat bikers can enjoy easy access to the trails of the Nature Preserve. This transition will take place once the snowfalls. Guests of the Resort are encouraged to visit www.FridayHarbour.com to plan their day at the Resort. Reservations can be booked at one of the many restaurants including the Beach Club which features spectacular views over Lake Simcoe. The shops and retailers on the Boardwalk welcome all Guests, and fun activities take place every weekend. Get outside and celebrate winter this season at Friday Harbour! Friday Harbour Resort is located at 25th Side Road on 13th Line in Innisfil. Friday Harbour Resort is Canada’s award-winning development located on the shores of Lake Simcoe in Innisfil. Designed as a luxury resort community, Friday Harbour has become the best of breed brand for people seeking the benefits of cottage lakeside living with the amenities of an urban community. Learn more
at www.fridayharbour.com.

Karen Trottola
Marketing and Communications Manager
Friday Harbour Resort
[email protected]

The Weekender: 3 Things To Do

And just like that, we switch from +25 patio weather, to blowing snow and icy streets. (#BarrieInNovember)

But, regardless of the inevitable approach of winter, there are plenty of fun things to do and experience as we ramp up to Xmas and the holidays.

Read on for a few ideas to energize your weekend! And if you have an event or happening in Barrie you want to promote, let us know and we can post it to our events calendar!

The Weekender: 3 Things To Do

Take a Holiday Road Trip

There are quite a few holiday inspired drive through and walk through happenings around the region, including a few starting this weekend.

Blue Mountain kicked off Enchanted Forest this week; the entire Village will be decked out in garlands and bows. Ideal for a family trip full of festive sights and sounds.

Aside from the festive décor, there will be fire pits to warm by, holiday music and carolers and horse drawn carriage with Santa every Saturday. At night, you can take the one kilometer pedestrian pathways through the Village and around the Mill Pond to discover interactive Christmas light displays.

There’s also the Bluffs Winter Wonderland in Scarborough, and Holiday Light show in Vaughan. Hit up our Winter Wonderland Road Trip blog for more on each!

Free Santa Photos | The 400 Market

Santa will be back at The 400 Market starting this Saturday, and every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm until Sunday, December 20th, 2020! 🎅

Santa will be a bit different this year to ensure COVID-19 safety measures for Santa and visitors. Instead of the regular Santa costume (open-faced), the Market will have a professionally designed, fully-masked costumed Santa.

The Santa photos are “Free” so please bring your own cameras and or phone cell phones. There are no costs and/or donations required.

And while you’re there, why not get a start on your holiday shopping?

Live Music

As always, there is plenty of tunes to be heard, if you know where to go. Musicians and restaurants have been among the hardest hit vocations in this pandemic, so if you can get out to support both while being safe, you should!

Playing this week; John Anderson at Flying Monkey’s, Big Furry Tractor at the Queen’s and Bill Nadeu at Malone’s Pint House. You can also hit up North Country BBQ for live music Thursday – Saturday from Owen Riegling, The Beresford’s and Rob Watts.

Keep in mind that we always want to hear from you about how we are doing! Reach out anytime to [email protected] with your feedback or story submissions.

LINX KITCHEN & SOCIAL – GOLF IN STYLE!

Social media started the intrigue and rumours during the summer. A new golfing venue with a difference coming to Barrie?

Well, it’s here a golfing oasis tucked away in south Barrie to keep you swinging through the winter? Enter Linx Kitchen and your dreams are turned into reality.

Entering the reception area you can choose to check both your coats and footwear. This is a dream come true to anyone living in a snow belt. You’ve dressed to dine in an exquisite space with a menu to match and finally, you don’t have to wear your snow boots!! And that’s just reception!

As a patron or an exclusive member, you may choose to dine in the Kitchen treated by Executive Red Seal Chef, Kathleen Forsythe, to a menu that is both varied and delightful.  Linx prides themselves on having one of the finest dining rooms and lounges in Barrie where food comes first with the added excitement of a golf game should you desire.

It’s not only the tantalizing menu choices that are upper class. You’ll immediately notice how spacious yet intimate the dining area is. Designed before the Pandemic, owners Jason and Candice Young realized the subtleties of fine dining, so much so that they’ve even installed a noise masking machine, and have the tables widely spaced to ensure your privacy.

As an exclusive member, there are many perks for both dining and playing.  

Members have priority reservation abilities for dining and much more.  At Linx, Kitchen & Social you may also plan on a game of golf in semi or fully private golf suites that feel so real you’ll forget that you’re actually indoors.

Again, an exclusive membership allows some very tasteful perks.  There is secure club storage with cleaning, concierge service and once again priority reservation abilities.

The simulators are exclusive to Linx in this area, having an 8 point swing plate floor that actually tilts and gives you access to play anyone of 192 courses.  5  semi-private suites with a 15 ‘ impact screen along with a concierge call button allows your imagination to soar with no interruption during your game. Even better yet the very exclusive fully private executive suite with built in conference/party room and a 20’ simulator screen.

Linx has a fully automated system, allowing their members and guests to be treated with the level of service that they’ve come to expect.  The suites are a perfect chance for a high power business meeting or an amicable game between friends.

Trivia Nights In Barrie – We Have Ways To Make You Answer!

Do you like to answer quick-fire questions? Trivia nights in Barrie are a great way to spend a night. They are lots of fun, answer general knowledge questions while having a meal and drink, how bad can it be!! Here are some of the places where you can go to Barrie. You play with friends or family.

The Queens Hotel Trivia Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night at the Queens Hometown Pub come and enjoy their trivia night. What else are you to do on a cold October Tuesday night? The food is good and they have plentiful drink selections. Warm and friendly atmosphere and you can win prizes and it’s free to enter! So if you want to have a night out get down to the Queens Hometown Pub.

Queens Hometown Pub Trivia Night Tuesday 13th Oct

Cicco’s Ristorante Trivia Wednesdays

As well as having great Italian food, Cicco’s now has regular trivia every Wednesday night! It’s a ton of fun, free to play, with prizes to be won! Best of all, you don’t need an IQ of 300, with a wide variety of new categories every week, so eat, drink, answer questions and have fun!

The Bull and Barrel Trivia Saturdays

The Bull and Barrel Fall 2020 trivia season has been officially launched. PubStumpers LIVE Trivia is on a new night – every Saturday. Test your knowledge of Geography, Science, History, Literature, Pop Culture and more. It’s a potent blend of entertainment and healthy competition. With all-new questions and prizes, this will surely be an exciting season. They are looking forward to seeing all of their regular friends and making new ones too!

Friends and family at the Bull and Barrel playing trivia.

British Arms Pub Trivia Mondays

Come and experience the Britain ambience with an energetic crowd, unparalleled beer, cocktail choices and every Monday they have free to enter Trivia. The British Arms is one of the favourite pubs of downtown. They also have a special of 2 appetizers for $20 on Monday’s. For us, we love their fish and chips, but that is only us they have lots more to choose from their menu.

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