Lillördag, aka Little Saturday, is the Swedish tradition of celebrating midweek. It is a way to step away from the day to day, pausing when the day is done. After all, life is happening now! Don't wait for the weekend to live it. Local businesses agree and have prepared the following reasons to get out mid-week to celebrate, unwind, and reset throughout the week in Oxford County.
Self-Care, Relaxation & Retail Therapy
Eats & Treats
Brickhouse Brewpub's Classic Burger & Pint for $18 will satiate you while you celebrate on Mondays. Cheers with a pint from one of 25 taps of local craft beer. On Tuesdays, sip on a pint and 1lb of wings (try their Garlic Parm or Dill Pickle flavours).
Enjoy a cozy meal overlooking the Otter Creek at The Mill Inn + Eatery. On Wednesdays they are offering Buy One Get One Half Price Wagyu Beef Burgers. Check out their burger menu including seven Wagyu Beef burgers and one delicious Vegetarian Black Bean Burger.
Get your mid-week pick-me-up from coffee beans or cocoa beans - your choice! Habitual Chocolate is serving up small Americanos and Small Hot Chocolates made with real dairy (or dairy replacement) and Habitual chocoalte for only $2 on Toonie Thursdays.
Noods Pasta has Fresh Sammies and Salads Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy a hearty sandwich for lunch, packed full with quality ingredients and delicious flavour combinations. (Open until 6pm Tues. & Thurs.)
Coyle's Country Store is serving up their Fresh Fudge, made in-store. Taste a bunch of their unique flavours and Buy 5, Get One FREE. Try their Fresh Roasted Nuts, roasted in house daily. Try their Hot Cinnamon Sugar Nuts and Buy 2 Get One FREE.
Make that coffee date and catch-up a reality. Meet for a latte and sweet treat at Early Bird Coffee. Try their homemade Stroopwafel, a beloved treat from Holland, available March 8, 15, and the 22nd at both locations.
Join Greentree Kitchen at Fair and Square in Downtown Woodstock for A Taste of Japan Thursday, March 9th at 6PM. Taste and discover new Japanese flavourites at this pop-up restaurant in the transformed store. *Entire menu is vegan and can be made gluten-free - please add a comment in shopping cart if you require GF.
Stop by Golspie Dairy, just outside of Woodstock, for farm-fresh, pasteurized, non-homogenized milk from a vending machine. Bring your own bottle, or purchase one from them. Your choice of full-fat white or chocolate milk plus their Crowdie Cheese that is great by itself or as a key ingredient in your baking or cooking.
Take a stroll in Downtown Woodstock and stop at one of the community's bakeries, each with their own unique flair. Try the tasty, specialty pastries, cakes and homemade baked goods from Two Guys and a Whisk. Walk got you working up an appetite? Head down Dundas to Whisk and Roll Bakery for a balance of sweet and savoury, with their baked goods, homemade soups, and deli sandwiches.
Grab a stool at Reel Treats and enjoy a milkshake or sit at one of their retro diner tables to play a free board game. Shop the wide range of rare candy and sip on a coffee or root beer float.
Entertainment & Culture
Woodstock Art Gallery is open 10am-7pm on Wednesdays and makes for a great pre-dinner activity. Explore their current exhibitions including Look Again: Form + Void and A Delicate Hand: Florence Carlyle. Admission to the Woodstock Art Gallery is FREE or by donation.
Enjoy an Art-full Evening at Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre from 7-9PM Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Drop-in for the art and conversation, stay for coffee and dessert from The Olde Bakery Cafe. Meet local artists in the fabric arts, stone carving, and photography.
Feeling lucky? Try your luck at Upper Thames Brewing Company's Bingo Nights, every first Wednesday of the month. More of the trivia type? Grab three friends and head to their Trivia Nights, every Wednesday, for a good time, great beer, and prizes up for grabs. PLUS, for every pint sold, Upper Thames will donate $1 to a selected charitable organization.or every pint sold, Upper Thames will donate $1 to a selected charitable organization. or every pint sold, Upper Thames will donate $1 to a selected charitable organization.
Head to The Mill Inn + Eatery's NEW Gastropub, located on the lower level, The Mill Underground. Try the exclusive menu while enjoying the Open Mic Entertainment beginning at 7:30PM on Thursdays.
Grab your clubs and head to Fore Oxford in Woodstock for a mid-week, mid-Winter round of golf on their golf simulators. Play a round at one of over 90 internationally-renowned courses while enjoying the full-service bar.
Looking to play a round closer to Tillsonburg? Visit Birds Golf Sports Lounge to bring out your inner athlete with Golf Simulators, Multi-Sport Simulators, hitting nets, pool tables and more.
Get the group together for some classic bowling at C&D Lanes. Sip on a slushy or munch on some snacks while you play away. Bowl until 9pm on weeknights. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 519-539-9631.
Flex your brain muscles by playing Dungeons and Dragons with Realm Walker Games on Wednesdays at 6PM and Thursdays at 6:30PM. Newbies are always welcome.
Self-Care, Relaxation & Retail Therapy
Unwind on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March at Terra Nova Nordic Spa & Cafe with $70/Person for the Nordic Spa. Warm up in the wood-fired sauna, eucalyptus steam room, or by taking a dip in the hot pool followed by a cooldown in one of the cooling stations and relaxation by one of the fires.
Kintore Custom Hardwoods is offering a mid-week discount of 10% OFF on Wednesdays. Check out their selection of Charcuterie Boards, Pottery, or chat with their team about specific woodworking projects you have in mind.
Get zen with a Gentle Yoga Class at Indigo Lounge Wellness & Eatery on Wednesdays and try one of their four Buddha Bowls, filled with whole foods for your mid-week refuel. Students will receive 15% OFF dinner after class.
Treat yourself, and your closest pals, to a Spa Night in with Dwell Urban Boutique's Facial Kit. Create the perfect ambiance by lighting your favourite incense. Check out Dwell's hand rolled incense sticks.
Take time to prepare and enjoy a cup of tea, making a mindful routine of taking a break. Try one of Nerd Teas and Coffee Beans' 14 Winter Selections.
Increase focus, concentration, and get a better handle on stress while sipping on Buddha Focus Steeped Tea Blend from The Muskoka Pantry. Get 10% OFF at Betty's Marketplace.
The Little Saturday Campaign runs until the end of March 2023. Check back for new additions and share your mid-week moments with us on social by tagging @TourismOxford.