A Danish word pronounced hue-gah or hoo-guh, hygge denotes a quality of coziness, contentment and well-being.
Whether we realize it or not, Huron County has been practicing the hygge lifestyle for years. Between hunkering down in the coziness by a fire, and getting outside to take in the magic of a fresh, fallen snow, Ontario’s West Coast is a great place to be during some of the darkest days of the year.
This winter, take part in activities designed to enjoy while embracing your hygge. From virtual classes and online concerts, to author readings and winter light displays, find the warmth and ease of hygge in Huron.
“Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience, rather than about things. It is about being with the people that we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and allow ourselves to let our guard down.”
– Meik Wiking,
The Little Book of Hygge
Find Your Hygge in Huron:
Huron Hygge Box
Support local businesses by purchasing a Huron Hygge Box! Great for a date night in or a gift for someone who needs a little hygge in their life.
Virtual Classes, Workshops & Crafting
From practicing yoga to joining crafting classes and more, learn something new this winter from the comfort of your own home.
Hit the trails in search of the hygge fox, or stay cozy inside watching magic shows and puppet shows, taking a virtual dog sled ride and more!
Breathe in the cool, fresh air and get grounded with a winter hike along one of Huron County’s many trails.
Join us every Thursday at 7pm from January 14 to February 25 for a 45-minute online concert by a Huron County artist!
Curl Up With a Good Book
Spend a cold, winter day reading a great, Canadian book and joining in on live discussions with the author!
Virtual social series
Trivia nights, BINGO, scavenger hunts and more! Grab your friends (or make new ones!) for some virtual fun!
Dining & Local Food
Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Support local and grab your favourite take-out or discover somewhere new!
Enjoy Huron County’s culture from the comfort of your own home! Get cozy and take a virtual dive into popular exhibits and collections.
Spas & Self-Care
Take time to unplug, relax, and beat the winter blues! Enjoy a relaxing spa package, meditation practice or wellness opportunity.
Light Displays & Public Art
Step outside to discover some of the shining light displays and vibrant public art installations throughout Ontario’s West Coast.