Please browse our 2018 destinations until the 2019 are available
– Grand Bend Holiday Home Tour Destinations feature participating local retailers ready to offer you products featured in the homes and available for purchase as well as many other unique, seasonal finds!
Destination: MacPherson’s Restaurant
8512 Lakeshore Rd., Northville
Highway 21 at Port Franks Road : 519-243-2990 : macphersonsrestaurant.ca
Destination: Green Bucks Christmas Store
99 Ontario St. S., Grand Bend
STRETCH YOUR CHRISTMAS BUDGET at our one-stop, affordable holiday supplies store. Stock up on tiny to super-sized gift bags (thousands in stock) Christmas-theme gift boxes and gift wrap. Check out our large selection of stocking stuffers.
Entertaining items- disposable plates, cups, napkins and tablecloths – come in lots of colours, themes and patterns.
DÉCOR options run the gamut from ornaments, wreaths, signs, lights to picks and bows to delight you and holiday guests.
Fri. Nov. 16 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sat. Nov. 17 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Sun. Nov. 18 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Destination: Stone House Brewing Company
76050 Parr Line, Varna
Experience a local craft brewery near Bayfield. Taste the clean finish and distinctive flavour of beer brewed with Czech Saaz hops, Canadian two-row malted barley and water from a 250-foot-deep well. Drop in to discover what many are raving about.
Take home a “little brown jug”, a Growler that holds 64 ozs. or 1.89 liters.
Wed. and Thurs. 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Fri. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm | Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sun. 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Destination: Tim Hortons
39 Ontario St. N., Grand Bend
Destination: Gift of Art / Foodies
19 Main St., Grand Bend
Destination: Grandma’s Vintage Market
8575 Lakeshore Dr., Northville (Hwy. 21 & 79
Come to Grandma’s Vintage Market to enjoy wonderful possibilities that will put a smile on your face and a check mark on your holiday list!
COME BROWSE OUR SHOPPES FOR: Uniques –
Antiques – Vintage – Retro – Collectibles – Décor
– Fusion Mineral Paints – Repurposed Treasures
– Ladies Accessories & Fashion – Handcrafted
Creations – Original Art – Seasonal Décor & more
We are also part of the Poinsettia Holiday Shopping Tour in Northville, Port Franks, Thedford – Oct. 13 & 14
Open Thursday – Sunday 10am to 5 pm 519-243-2015 and ask for Grandma
Destination: Culture Shock Kombucha
23 Main St., Grand Bend
STEP INTO THE WORLD OF FERMENTATION in Lambton Shores’ first and only kombucha brewery! Located in the heart of Grand Bend, Culture Shock Kombucha is locally made by two Registered Holistic Nutritionists who specialize in digestive health. Let your taste buds explore what kombucha has to offer by sampling our small batch, artisanal brews from our custom designed tap wall. Our seasonal flavours embody a true Canadian spirit that makes you want to put on your flannels and curl up by the fireplace, perfect after a full day of shopping. Give the gift of health this holiday season to those who matter most! Nov. 16,17,18 enter to win a custom meal plan designed by Shannon and Laura that is tailored to your own individual needs.
Open daily 11am – 5pm • #fromourguttoyours
55 Main St. E., Grand Bend
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING can be a breeze with Sobeys. Premium-quality ingredients create more than 60 platter and tray options that will leave you catering-carefree – to mix, mingle, nosh, nibble and enjoy – so you can feel like a guest at your own holiday parties.
ORDER ONLINE or IN STORE. Peruse the treats under Entertaining Platters on our website. Choose the items for your table, enter pickup date, pickup time and your pickup location and faster than you can sing the first verse of Deck the Halls or Jingle Bells, your no-fuss, no-muss party planning is well underway.
Freshly-made, especially for you:
• Sandwiches and salads
• Cheese and meat platters
• Fruit and dessert tray
WE’VE GOT THE GOODS to showcase your creative bent for entertaining. Select the add-ons – beverages from sparkling cold drinks to holiday eggnog, freshly-ground coffee and an array of hot chocolate and teas. Add floral flair to your table setting with our festive flowers and plants.
ORDER ONLINE sobeys.com/en/stores/sobeys-grand-bend
519-238-8944 • WINTER HOURS: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Destination: Bad Apple Brewing Company
73463 Bluewater Hwy., Zurich
VISIT AN HISTORIC CENTURY BARN
to discover Bad Apple
Brewing Company. Follow a country lane to enjoy the taste of our latest craft beer and apple beer recipes.
Brewer Jason will tell the story behind each of his beers while you sample them. Walk through our orchard and vineyard and take some photos. Find us along the beautiful shores of Lake Huron on Hwy.
21, nestled 15 min. south of Bayfield and 10 min. north of Grand Bend.
#badapplebrewing • badapplebrewingco.ca
HOURS: Fri. Nov. 16 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 17 & Sun. Nov. 18
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Destination: Pine Dale Motor Inn
107 Ontario St. South, Grand Bend
PAMPER YOURSELF WITH A RELAXING STAY WITH US. “Home away from home” and “heavenly” are among comments about Pine Dale Motor Inn that have earned us the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Extensive treed grounds are all-season delights. Enjoy our saltwater pool, whirlpool & sauna. Start your Christmas shopping – with certificates for swimming lessons and treasures from our in-house multi-vendor Holiday Market on Sat. Nov. 17 10:00 am – 4:00 pm where you can Shop and Create!
Check out our website for events year-round. Mid-town convenient, pet-friendly and welcoming.
519-238-2231 – 1-888-838-7463 – pinedale.on.ca
Destination: akSence Gift Boutique, Cafe & Catering
13 Main St., Grand Bend
DISCOVER why akSence has earned its rep as a destination in Grand Bend… a perfect spot to include in your day out! Award-winning Las Chicas Coffees, a light lunch or freshly-baked goodies are yours to enjoy in our cozy café. Call ahead to reserve a HIGH TEA – savoury sandwiches, scones with Devonshire clotted cream and preserves – with a delicious finish of our decadent sweets! Browse our unique gift boutique to treat someone special. akSence also offers catering, custom cakes and desserts for all occasions.
Nov. 16th starts Christmas Comes Early Weekend with tax-free sales. With every purchase you have a chance to win a limited edition Jim Shore Angel.
226-377-1851 | akSence.com
Open year-round – Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
10133 Lakeshore Rd., Grand Bend
ENJOY a bright and beautiful holiday experience at Westland Greenhouses. We’ve got Christmas covered… birch, evergreen boughs, holly, potted and cut Christmas trees, indoor and outdoor urns, holiday décor items and so much more!
COLOURFUL AND EXOTIC PLANTS are bloomin’ beautiful! Anthuriums, orchids, poinsettias, cyclamen, African violets, venus fly traps, amaryllis and Christmas cacti show their colours.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Christmas Comes Early to Grand Bend: November 16, 17, 18
Grand Bend Area Holiday Home Tour: November 16, 17, 18
Fri. Nov. 16 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 17 & Sun. Nov. 18 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Westland’s Christmas Open House: November 24, 25
– Visit Santa from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
– Kids make free arrangements
– Prizes and fun!
SHOP & BROWSE our unique gift and plant selection in
airy, bright and beautiful Westland Greenhouses.
519-238-1321 ♦ westlandgreenhouses.com ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
Destination: Hayter’s Farm
37467 Dashwood Rd., Dashwood
Harry Hayter began raising turkeys on this farm in 1948. Over 65 years and 3 generations of family farming later, Hayter’s turkeys have always run freely in spacious open-sided barns. Best practices in animal care and the highest level of quality control from start to finish make us a trusted brand.
Our fresh farm to fork turkey is delicious, nutritious and good for the local economy and environment too. Products at Hayter’s Farm retail store include: boneless roasts • gluten free sausages & burgers • schnitzel • marinated fillets • lasagna • meatloaf • deli items & unique sauces.
On the Holiday Home Tour weekend only receive a free shopping bag when you order your fresh turkey for the holiday season ahead!
519-237-3561 | haytersfarm.com
Retail store open Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm.
Destination: The Iron Barn
17 Main St., Grand Bend
CELEBRATE THE SEASON OR THE REASON with hand-crafted metal art made in our local fabrication shop. EXPRESS YOUR INDIVIDUALITY from beyond the front door, through your entire home and into your gardens and backyard.
PERSONALISE YOUR SPACE with wall art, inspirational messages, nature scenes, welcome signs, large metal sculptural pieces and more.
ENHANCE YOUR GARDEN with dragonflies, fairies, flowers and other delights. Choose a fire ring from a broad selection of patterns including wildlife scenes, moon & stars, flames, sports motifs and more.
CUSTOM CREATIONS are welcomed. Clients are involved in the design process from start to finish. You bring your vision/idea and we’ll create it together.
Nov. 16, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nov. 17, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Nov. 18, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check website for winter hours.
Destination: Grog’s Pub & Grill
8604 Lakeshore Rd., Northville
Destination: Oakwood Resort
70671 Bluewater Hwy., South Huron
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT OAKWOOD RESORT, a year-round destination along the shores of Lake Huron for over 95 years. Reserve a table at our Seasonal Wine Tasting Dinner Friday evening, Nov. 16th and enjoy a delicious menu paired with specially selected wines. Our Wine Tasting dinners are prepared and presented by our Executive Chef and Sommelier.
We welcome you to stop in to Dave’s Pub & Grill for a holiday-inspired special and cocktail during the tour. Local favourite musician Joe Gelinas will be performing Saturday night, Nov. 17th.
While you’re here, make a reservation for our popular Christmas Dinner, New Year’s Eve Dinner or Brunch, or book a table to enjoy the festivities at our New Year’s Eve DJ Dance Party. FIND OUT ABOUT UPCOMING SPECIALS AND EVENTS by signing up for our email updates www.OakwoodResort.ca.
Guests enjoy overnight getaways, chef-prepared meals, family celebrations, weddings, corporate meetings and retreats. Oakwood Resort features 124 Rooms, Suites and Cottages, 2 Restaurants, a full service Spa and an 18 hole Golf Course. All amenities are open to the public throughout the year.
519-238-2324 ♦ 1-800-387-2324 ♦ oakwoodresort.ca
Destination: Smackwater Jacks Taphouse & Tours
71 River Rd., Grand Bend
SMACKWATER JACKS TOURS INVITES visitors to become locals for a day – and locals to explore like tourists! Choose from a variety of tours or create your own custom tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy area sights, sips, shops and savour food, visiting stops in a comfortable Mercedes van for a full or half-day tour. Plan your own Grand Bend Area Holiday Home Tour – visit homes, historic church and choose from 25 other destinations… we’ll help you make the most of the tour!
Select from a menu of wineries, breweries, a cidery, distilleries, herb farm, wine, dine and theatre outings, restaurants and unique shopping venues. BOOK TOURS ONLINE: smackwaterjacks.ca
Looking for transportation to sporting events, weddings, private and corporate functions? We provide transportation for up to 56 people. Airport shuttle service to Buffalo, London, Detroit and Toronto.
Bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, friends’ nights out, family fun, or couples’ dates – day or evening. YOU PLAN! WE DRIVE! YOU ENJOY!
DINE, DRINK, TOUR, RELAX, ENJOY,SAVOUR
DINE: As part of a tour or on your own, enjoy Smackwater Jacks creative dishes from Chef Rory Goulding that feature quality, local ingredients. Fresh lake fish are main course treats on an eclectic menu.
DRINK: Savour a beverage or two from an extensive menu of locally-crafted and international beers and wines from just around the Bend to halfway around the globe!
WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU: Place an order for pickup asap or at a future date by calling
519-238-5556 or emailing email@example.com.
Friday to Saturday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
519-238-5556 ♦ smackwaterjacks.ca
Destination: Deja Vudu
139 Ontario St. S., Grand Bend
EXPLORE THE UNIQUE in this brand-new, hip shop with an eclectic mix of original, one-of-a-kind art, gifts, wearables and jewellery. Locally-sourced and handcrafted items available.
519-238-6022 • dejavudu.ca
Fri. Nov. 16, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 17, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 18, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Destination: Maelström Vineyard & Winery
78925 Sanctuary Line, Seaforth
SAMPLE MAELSTRÖM WINES & CIDERS on a guided tour of Huron Country’s First Winery. One of the owners will share the history of the farm, the story behind the name and the knowledge and passion that helps produce our award-winning wines right here in Huron East. After the tour, enjoy tastings of any of five wines as well as two ciders, along with samples of Ontario goat and buffalo artisan cheeses and specialty import cheese. Shop for holiday party beverages and cheeses and select special gifts for those special people on your Christmas list at our warm and welcoming winery.
519-233-9463 ♦ maelstromwinery.ca
Open daily: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Destination: Lakewood Garden Centre
Hwy. 21 at St. Joseph
Discover Christmas at Lakewood Garden Centre in St. Joseph!
Our Christmas Shoppe is a favourite destination for all your holiday needs. From elegant to homey, we have something for everyone. Great gifts, fresh greens, unique decorating items and fun additions for your home.
Plus top quality artificial trees and fresh cut Fraser fir Christmas trees.
COME , ENJOY, EXPLORE! Check out our website for details on our November workshops.
519-236-4479 • lakewoodgardencentre.com
Fri. Nov. 16 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 17 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 18 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Destination: Dale’s Antique Market & Mennonite Furniture
10410 Lakeshore Rd., Grand Bend
Dale’s Antique Market and Mennonite Furniture is a second-generation, family-owned business, working hard to ensure the high quality and value of our products. Browse our store for handcrafted, Canadian-made Mennonite furniture, available in a variety of styles or custom pieces. Check out antiques, vintage items, retro finds and new home décor. Experience first-hand our one-of-a-kind mix of new and old.
519-238-2880 ♦ dalesantiquemarket.com
Fri. Nov 17, Sat. Nov. 18 & Sun. Nov. 19 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Destination: F.I.N.E. A Restaurant
42 Ontario St. S., Grand Bend
Discover why diners say that F.I.N.E. lives up to its name! The warmth of wood, a fieldstone fireplace and creative Christmas décor welcomes you to F.I.N.E. A Restaurant, where casual fine dining is the order of the day. The dining room displays fine art from local artists. Chef/Owner Erryn Shephard and Chef Ben Sandwith each have extensive experience both in Canada and the U.S. Innovative menu items showcase regional cuisine and specialties such as Christmas-themed desserts for the holiday season. Catering and take-out are available. Seasonal hours. Because of the intimate dining
room size and F.I.N.E.’s popularity, reservations are recommended.
Fri. Nov. 16 & Sat. Nov. 17
12:00 – 2:00 pm for Lunch
5:00 – 8:00 pm for Dinner
Destination: Schoolhouse Restaurant
19 – 81 Crescent St., Grand Bend
SAVOUR COOKED-FROM-SCRATCH FOOD at Schoolhouse Restaurant where you are welcomed into the 1874 Grand Bend Public School. Memorabilia from the era when kids toted a honey pail lunchbox are on display.
Breakfast until 4 pm. Catch of the day, Specials, and Old School Favourites like meatloaf, pot roast and chicken pot pie are offered. Desserts would merit top marks from even the strictest schoolmarm.
519-238-5515 • grandbendschoolhouse.ca
Fri. Nov. 16 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 17 & Sun. Nov. 18 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Destination: Pizza Delight
99 Ontario St. S., Grand Bend
PIZZA, SALADS, PASTA are among the options at Pizza Delight Grand Bend. Settle into a cozy booth by a window, choose a family-sized table, or perch on a barstool. Discover why locals and visitors alike come here – for a wide variety of pizzas and other Italian specialties like panzerotti, 5-layer lasagna, or chicken Alfredo linguini as well as fresh salads, donairs, nachos and more. Gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Fully licensed. GIFT CERTIFICATES. TAKE OUT.
519- 238-8330 ♦ pizzadelight.com
HOURS: Sun. – Thurs. 1130 am – 8.00 pm
Fri. – Sat. 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Destination: The Garden Gate Gifts & Florals
55 Main St. E., Grand Bend
OPEN THE DOOR TO WONDERFUL SURPRISES at The Garden Gate Gifts & Florals shop. Celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2018, this full-service floral shop has earned its superb rep – designs for all occasions…or just because!
CAPTURE YOUR MOOD, THEME OR HOLIDAY COLOUR PALETTE with fabulous finds for your home or for gifts.
There’s much more! Bathroom accessories, hot kitchenware trends and cool gadgets. Baby and children’s gifts. Unique home and holiday décor items. Custom signs.
519- 238-1701 ♦ 1-877-238-1701 ♦ thegardengate.ca
Fri. Nov. 16 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat. Nov. 17 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun. Nov. 18 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
drayton entertainment Give the Gift of Live Theatre draytonentertainment.com/gift-certificates
www.buyGrandBend.com ♦ 519-238-7355
Usborne & Hibbert Mutual Fire Insurance Company
www.usborneandhibbert.ca ♦ 519-235-0350 ♦ 1-800-422-3996