All bundled up and nowhere to go? Winter in St. Thomas provides unique opportunities for adventure and discovery and if you are feeling a little bit of cabin fever, this list might be just what you need to make the most of the final weeks of crisp air and sparkling snow.
Whether it's grabbing a hot drink on the go or cozying up with a cuppa and a book - St. Thomas has some incredible stops to ensure your coffee, tea, and hot chocolate needs are met! Coffee is great all year, but there is something extra special about it in the winter months when you need a little extra warmth. Meet a friend at Why Not Cookies or Streamliners Espresso Bar, grab a unique creation from Chick Boss Cake to enjoy while you shop downtown, or pick up a freshly roasted bag of coffee to enjoy at home from Las Chicas Del Cafe. If tea is more your speed take a visit to Wildflowers Farm or The New New Age to discover a blend (or two) that's right for you!
Hockey is a long standing tradition of many Canadian communities and St. Thomas is no different! Take an evening to support the St. Thomas Jr. B Stars at the Timken Community Centre for any of their games including the upcoming Fill the Rink event February 16th. Share your hockey stories at Kraft Hockeyville and rally behind the community in the bid to be one of the next host communities!
Skate, Ski or Sled your way through the tail end of winter with any number of opportunities throughout the community. From Sunday Public Skates and a special Family Day skate to cross country skiing, tobogganing on your favourite hill or building a snowman, winter has so many snowbound activities to offer in St. Thomas. If staying warm and dry is more your speed Escape from Reality or Rail City Recreation might be an ideal getaway from the white stuff.
Art is an integral part of the fabric of St. Thomas and with the slower pace of the winter season, it's the perfect opportunity to meander through an art show or take in a play! The Railway City Arts Crawl highlights over sixty local artists in a range of styles and mediums in sixteen unique venues the last weekend in February. The Elgin Theatre Guild is celebrating 50 years of drama and laughter this season and are ready to take the stage for your enjoyment.
Winter really is magic. You can see and experience your favourite places but they can feel brand new with a layer of snow. From sparking hoarfrost on the trees in the early morning, to icicles on Jumbo's nose - it's the perfect opportunity to grab friend and a camera to rediscover your favourite St. Thomas spots. Share your photos with us using #explorerailwaycity!