Celebrating The Holidays In Waterloo Region

Originally published on The Curious Creature 

Family time. I don’t know about you guys, but I just can’t seem to get enough of it. So when the holidays come around, I make it a priority to spend as much time as I possibly can with those I love. That doesn’t mean we hibernate and scroll through our phones on the sofa — nope. We like to actually DO STUFF. Because we truly believe that experiences shape who we are and leave us with the best memories. And now that we have a little man in our lives, we’ve made it even more of a priority to show him our beautiful planet. This is our very first winter as a family so we were thrilled to partner with Attractions Ontario to celebrate the holidays in Waterloo Region (where both hubster and I were raised). Here’s how we spent the weekend:

Lunch At Jacobs Grill

We kicked off our trip in St. Jacobs (which was recently ranked #3 small town in Canada) at a restaurant called Jacobs Grill. The casual, family-friendly resto is popular amongst locals and one I’ve been dining at for years. I love how down-to-earth their servers are — very friendly and attentive. Although the price points on the menu are a bit high, they do serve up quality dishes using fresh ingredients so it’s definitely worth it. The portions are also generous. The Cedar Plank Brie (topped with pear chutney), Jacob’s Smokin’ Burger (topped with smoked cheddar, deep friend jalapeños, crispy onions and sweet BBQ sauce) and the Mac’n’Cheese (perfectly-cooked noodles topped with aged cheddar and asiago) were the standouts…


St. Jacobs & Aberfoyle Model Railway

12 000 hours. That’s how long it took the founders to get this model railway up and running. And after seeing the unique display, I can understand why: not one detail has been overlooked.


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