Ontario’s West Coast gets cozy with Huron Hygge

January 20, 2021

Huron County, Ontario – To help Huron County residents enjoy the winter season and continue to support local businesses, the County of Huron Economic Development department has launched the Huron Hygge campaign. Hygge, pronounced hoo-gah, is a Danish word that emphasizes coziness, self-care, contentment and well-being, especially through the long, winter months.

This new campaign encourages residents to engage in the hygge lifestyle this winter by offering a variety of safe and enjoyable activities. From virtual classes and online concerts, to crafting kits and author readings, Ontario’s West Coast is a great place to be and Huron Hygge helps local residents find comfort, contentment, and a little sparkle in the dark days of winter.

“We’ve been told to stay at home, so let’s do so and still maintain the joy and wonder of the winter season in Huron County,” said Warden Glen McNeil. “There are still many ways we can safely support our local businesses and make meaningful connections from the comfort of our homes as we continue following public health direction and provincial restrictions. Let’s all embrace a little hygge this year. We’ve never needed it more!”

Some Huron Hygge activities include:

  • Virtual classes and workshops with local businesses;
  • Crafting kits and tutorials;
  • Livestreamed weekly concerts coinciding with local restaurant take-out promotion;
  • Outdoor parks and hiking trail promotion;
  • Huron Hygge Boxes for purchase, stocked with cozy items from local businesses;
  • Online author readings hosted by the Huron County Library;
  • And more!

To learn more about Huron Hygge, visit OntariosWestCoast.ca/HuronHygge or follow Ontario’s West Coast on Facebook and Instagram.

The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)