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Holidays take the night

Ottawa parties run the gamut from charitable to sexy

Credit: David Hawe

Santa’s workshop has two sides: the nice side and the naughty side. On the nice side, the elves are toiling away to ensure that all the good little girls and boys get some toys for Christmas. 

With the assistance of the Centretown Pub staff, the Ottawa Knights are holding their 39th annual toy drive. The leather organization encourages folks to bring unwrapped and unopened toys. Cash donations are also welcome. 

All toys and funds collected will go to the Children’s Aid Society of Lanark County.

And then there’s the naughty side — the side that we don’t often hear about and that Mrs Claus avoids. It’s where the naughty elves go to be punished by Santa. And they love it. 

Another group of kinksters, National Capital Leather Pride (NCLP), is looking out for their own pleasure. After helping with the very successful Ruff ’n’ Tumble food drive in late November, NCLP is ready to unwind with a naughty elf-themed party. 

NCLP founder Michael Tattersall hopes to see some sexy elves scampering about. “If people want to make their Christmas outfits more naughty, that’s perfect,” he says. “You don’t have to dress up to participate, but it certainly helps with the party atmosphere.” 

Visitors to this side of the workshop can expect some tantalizing impromptu displays. “There’ll be people there with floggers and people there with rope, and if we get people with Saran Wrap, that’s even better,” Tattersall says. “It helps brighten up your life a little bit in December.”