Stratford is always bustling with activities and things to do even in its off-season. Whether you’re looking for a date night out, an exquisite experience tasting food, shopping or an evening of artistic talents, you can find it near your apartment in Stratford. To ensure that residents explore Stratford to its fullest, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched five things that you can enjoy in Stratford during the off-season.
Oyster Night at Mercer Hall
Starting September 19th, 2013 enjoy fresh-shucked oysters and sparkling wine every Thursday at Mercer Hall’s Oyster Night. Try many different types of oysters including kulmamoto, malpeque, raspberry point, kusshi, maison de beau soleil and shiney point. All of the oysters are served with your choice of mignionettes, house-made hot sauce or simply a squeeze of lemon. Pair the oysters with an assortment of wines available by the glass or bottle. Sip on a glass of Chateau de Charmes Rose, cuvee Catharine or spoil yourself with a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot. Get out on the town to enjoy a unique and reasonably priced date night with friends or your significant other. Located on 104 Ontario Street, Mercer Hall is a mere four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the Avon Place apartments, so you can take a refreshing stroll to and from the event. To ensure that you get to experience this culinary treat, it is best to make reservations either by calling Mercer Hall at (519) 271-9202 or visiting their online reservation page.
Christmas Open House Weekend
Wander through Cozyn’s Garden Gallery and feast your eyes on over 30 different Christmas trees dressed to the nines for the holiday season. On November 9th and 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy piping-hot apple cider and a variety of other food samplings. If you’re looking for a festive way to kick off the holiday season, visit Cozyn’s located on 680 Huron Street and you might even be inspired to decorate your Christmas tree in a manner similar to these stunning examples. Williams and McDaniel’s Stratford apartments located on 359 and 397 Railway Avenue are a seven-minute drive or 50-minute walk from the twinkling trees and festivities.
Tea and Chocolate Pairing
For those who like sweets and tea, this Tea and Chocolate Pairing event for two is guaranteed to be a good time. Discover the art of pairing tea and chocolate at the Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar and introduce yourself to new and exotic teas. Surrounded by over 100 loose-leaf teas, you’ll be taught how to educate your palate while indulging in artisan-made chocolate by Rheo Thompson Candies. On November 23rd at 3 p.m., Canadian tea sommelier Karen Hartwick will guide audiences through the world of rich and invigorating teas and its sweet counterpart decadent chocolate. The Avon Place apartments are only a two-minute drive or 10-minute walk from the Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar on 433 Erie Street.
Victorian Christmas Trail
This self-guided magical holiday tour is a great way to see the best shops in Stratford and to pick up those last-minute gifts. Running from November 1st to December 18th, you can purchase a holiday pass that stays valid for three days from the date of purchase. This pass entitles you to choose six of the 13 shops you would like to visit and as a bonus you can present a ticket in exchange for your holiday gift. For the complete Victorian Christmas Trail route, visit the Stratford website here. Tickets can be purchased at Stratford Tourism located on 47 Downie Street or by calling 1-800-561-7926.
Featuring popular songs along with classic holiday tunes performed by an assortment of singers, choirs and dancers, the Starbright Christmas Concert is a breathtaking display of artistic talents. World-class performers combine for a show that is both fun, festive and filled with glamorous costumes and superb singers. Scheduled to run on December 9th at 2 p.m. at the Stratford Festival Theatre, audiences can enjoy this glorious celebration without disrupting other holiday plans. The theatre located on 55 Queen Street is a four-minute drive and 25-minute walk from the Avon Place apartments.
If you’re looking to try something new in Stratford or are simply visiting for the weekend, all of these activities are worth a try. Explore a new side of this quaint city and discover all the hidden treasures it has to offer. Set in an artistic, close-knit community, Williams and McDaniel’s Stratford apartments are an ideal rental option for renters who are in the market.