DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 9 – 10, 2017)

DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 9 – 10, 2017)

Ring in the NEW YEAR with Entertain Kids On A Dime!

Dinner, Entertainment, and TONS of Activities!

DATE: December 31, 2017
TIME: 5pm-8pm
PLACE: Luv 2 Play Richmond Hill, Ontario

COST:
* Child (1-16 years): $35+HST
* Adult (Up to 2 FREE per family)
* Each Additional Adult is $10+HST per family
* Child Under 1: FREE
(If it is your only child, then it is $10+HST per adult)

INCLUDED WITH YOUR ADMISSION (KIDS & ADULTS)
Admission, bowling, trampolines, indoor playground, rock climbing, laser tag, entertainment, giveaways, Kids New Years Countdown, 2 slices of pizza, cake and a drink per person.

*We need 250 Kids to make this magic happen!
If we don’t hit this number by December 29th, everyone will receive a refund.

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://ekoadnye.eventbrite.ca


Head Over to the Pop Events Group Sale!
UP TO 90% OFF BRAND NAMED TOYS!
This Sale runs until DECEMBER 24th! Stock up on your holiday gifts!

SALE LOCATION: 150 St. Regis Street South (Sheppard and Dufferin)

SALE HOURS:
Monday- Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday- Friday: 10am-6pm
Sunday- Monday: 11am-5pm

 



**SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 9, 2017**

* Family Favourites Movie (All Over Ontario)
11am
Cineplex Movie Theatres
Various Locations

Movie: POLAR EXPRESS

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It’s a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.

http://www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites?gclid=CJ_fvubOysoCFQ6IaQodbBkFCw

*Kid’s Club Crafts (All Over Ontario)
10am-11:30am
Michaels Art Store
All Over Ontario

Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or just drop in. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10am – 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! Parents must remain on premises during the event.

http://canada.michaels.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MichaelsCanada-Site/en_CA/Page-Show?cid=store-events

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan, ON
5pm-8pm

FREE Photo with Santa
FREE Craft! Decorate a Santa stocking!
Games & Activities

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland?cm_sp=StWndldNov2017_SP

*Magical Christmas Forest (Woodbridge)
Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, ON

Experience the magic of Christmas at Kortright this December. The forest comes to life with lights, friendly elves and your favorite Christmas characters. Visit Santa’s workshop to see the elves at work. Play games, make Christmas crafts and watch a Christmas movie in our theater. Enjoy carols and Christmas treats by the fire.
Each child will have the chance to visit Santa’s cabin and tell Santa their Christmas wish,
* Advance tickets are required. For more information, call 416-667-6295.
Various Dates in December. Visit website for details.

http://www.kortright.org/whats-on

*Holiday Customer Appreciation Event (Richmond Hill)
12pm-2:30pm
Canadian Tire Richmond Hill South
250 Silver Linden Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Come out to see #Santa, eat some fresh cotton candy and listen to the talented Children’s Choir! As well as amazing Canadian Tire vendors showing off some great demos! 🙂

We are also supporting the Jumpstart Foundation and raising funds for the Richmond Hill Jumpstart Chapter!

www.facebook.com/events/130722960924376/

*Christmas in the Valley (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON

Experience two different eras of Christmas at Todmorden Mills as we explore the holiday traditions of the 1890s and the 1940s. Sample festive treats in our historic homes, create a take-home craft, and take a winter stroll in the Wildflower Preserve
This event is presented as part of the Toronto History Museums Holiday Programming.

Cost: $3.76 – $7.08 | Child: $3.76 | Youth: $4.42 | Adult: $7.08 | Senior: $4.42

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Fort York Frost Fair (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON

Imagine yourself transported back in time to the early 19th century, where the local winter market was one of the social and shopping highlights of the year. Fort York celebrates the legacy of the Frost Fair in 19th Century England with a market, music, and food! Stroll through Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812-era buildings and the new Fort York Visitor Centre, where you can shop for unique gifts made by local artisans, including jewellery, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. Tour the Fort’s buildings and enjoy tasty treats in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Pop-up performances and activities will dapple the grounds while the Heritage Café offers up food and drink with an historic twist.
This event is presented as part of the Toronto History Museums Holiday Programming.

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Evergreen’s Winter Village (Toronto) (FREE)
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON

Experience the magic of winter at Evergreen’s Winter Village.
Celebrate the holidays with friends and family at Evergreen Brick Works as you enjoy fun wintry activities, shop for unique local gifts at the Holiday Etsy Market and sample tasty eats in Toronto’s winter playground. Admission is free!
Open weekends December 2–31, plus December 26–29.
For more information please visit our website.

http://www.evergreen.ca/wintervillage

*Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto)
12pm-10pm
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St West
Toronto, ON

Back for its 2nd amazing year, Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square celebrates the season with an enchanting artisan market, delicious food, festive drinks at the Jackson Triggs Polar Point Bar, live entertainment, and a winter midway, bringing excitement and charm to the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, all in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
December 1st to 23rd. Tuesday to Friday, 4-10. Saturday & Sunday, 12-10. Closing at 6:00pm on December 23rd. Closed Mondays.

http://www.fairinthesquare.ca

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls)
12pm-5pm
300 Taylor Roa
Niagara Falls, ON

Free Pictures with Santa
Free Crafts!!
Games & Activities

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland?cm_sp=StWndldNov2017_SP

*Christkindl Holiday Village (Waterloo) (Free Admission)
Kitchener City Hall
200 King St. W.
Kitchener, ON

Come discover the Christkindl Holiday Village on King! Visit outdoor huts filled with local vendors, delight in a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy live music and much more!

http://www.christkindl.ca

*Family Jingle and Mingle (Mississauga)
11am-7pm
International Centre
6900 Airport Rd
Mississauga, ON

Family Jingle & Mingle is the only shared Christmas party for companies and families in the GTA. It is a cost-effective alternative allowing people to attend a spectacular Christmas party that will incorporate fun for the whole family. Enjoy a giant holiday celebration including:
• Petting zoo featuring snakes, pigs, birds, rabbit, critters and more!
• Over 40 local exhibitors featuring Christmas gift shopping and FREE gift wrapping
• Exiting and interactive stage performances including a popular children’s performer
• Photographs with Santa Claus
• Princesses and Super Heroes
• 3 amazing workshops! (Cupcake Decorating, Crafts and Draw a Comic Book Character!)
• Puppet show
• Bouncy castles and inflatables for all ages
• Live dance demonstrations
• Face painting
• “Make It and Take It” craft area
• A flash mob
• Silent auction with amazing deals
• Free gift bags for the first 200 families
And so much more!

Event details:
• Main Stage entertainment is every half hour on the hour. Entertainment includes singers, choirs, dancers, puppet show, magic and more. Characters such as Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Women, Princesses and 2 Famous Mice will be walking around throughout the event entertaining attendees. Be sure to check out the website to see who will perform at the event. Santa Claus will be onsite for the day; he will give each child a gift that takes a photograph with him.
Annually, Family Jingle & Mingle supports a worthwhile charity benefiting children. In 2017, Family Jingle & Mingle is proud to support Breakfast with Santa Foundation, a charity that offers nutritional solutions to childhood hunger and life skills programming,
Ticket Prices:
Children (2 and under): FREE
Children (3-17): $7 in advance, $9 at door
Adults: $11 in advance, $13 at door
Family Pack of 4: $32 in advance, $40 at the door
Admission includes all workshops, entertainment, activities and parking. Tickets will be available onsite for bouncy castles and pictures with Santa. Food, coat check and ATM machines available onsite. Please note that the International Centre is an accessible venue.

http://www.jingleandmingle.ca

 



**SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
JCC -Schwartz/Reisman Centre
9600 Bathurst Street
(Bathurst & Rutherford)
Vaughan, ON

DROP-IN PROGRAM

Age Recommended: 0-5 Years
Non-Member Fee: $5.00

Circle Time, Story Time, and playing in the gym with toys and games.
•Please call prior to confirm they are running the program.

905-303-1821

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan, ON
5pm-8pm

FREE Photo with Santa
FREE Craft! Decorate a Santa stocking!
Games & Activities

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland?cm_sp=StWndldNov2017_SP

*Canada 150 Skating Day (Aurora) (FREE)
11am-1pm
Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
1400 Wellington St.E
Aurora, ON

The Aurora Skating Club hosts: Canada 150 Skating Day – The whole country will come together from coast to coast in one of the most Canadian ways, enjoying our true winter sport!
Cost: free
Please note: Helmets are strongly recommended
Skates & Helmets not provided by the ASC.

www.auroraskatingclub.com

*Old Fashioned Christmas (Sharon)
1pm-5pm
Sharon Temple Museum
18974 Leslie Street
Sharon, ON

Step back in time, and enjoy a very Victorian Christmas with crafts, holiday treats, activities, and more. Cost: $5 per child (ages 4-12). We encourage all other participants to bring a food donation.

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*Christmas in the City (Markham)
12pm-5pm
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON

Christmas in the City at the Markham Civic Centre
Featuring Santa Claus, a Pancake breakfast, Colouring contest and a Holiday Market too!
Skating, Hot Chocolate, Apple Cider and more.

krea@markham.ca

*Winter Wander at TBG (Toronto)
10am-12pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Enjoy a festive afternoon with the family at the TBG. Look for signs of winter wildlife, build and hang birdfeeders, make maple candy and play games to understand how animals survive the Canadian winter. Then, come inside to warm up with some hot cocoa and winter stories.
Family (4 people with max 2 adults): TBG Members $25, Public $35
Individual: TBG Members $8, Public $12

Winter Wander

*Christmas in the Valley (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON

Experience two different eras of Christmas at Todmorden Mills as we explore the holiday traditions of the 1890s and the 1940s. Sample festive treats in our historic homes, create a take-home craft, and take a winter stroll in the Wildflower Preserve
This event is presented as part of the Toronto History Museums Holiday Programming.

Cost: $3.76 – $7.08 | Child: $3.76 | Youth: $4.42 | Adult: $7.08 | Senior: $4.42

http://www.toronto.ca/museum-events

*Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto)
12pm-10pm
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St West
Toronto, ON

Back for its 2nd amazing year, Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square celebrates the season with an enchanting artisan market, delicious food, festive drinks at the Jackson Triggs Polar Point Bar, live entertainment, and a winter midway, bringing excitement and charm to the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto, all in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
December 1st to 23rd. Tuesday to Friday, 4-10. Saturday & Sunday, 12-10. Closing at 6:00pm on December 23rd. Closed Mondays.

Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square | Dec 01-23, 2017

*Evergreen’s Winter Village (Toronto) (FREE)
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON

Experience the magic of winter at Evergreen’s Winter Village.
Celebrate the holidays with friends and family at Evergreen Brick Works as you enjoy fun wintry activities, shop for unique local gifts at the Holiday Etsy Market and sample tasty eats in Toronto’s winter playground. Admission is free!
Open weekends December 2–31, plus December 26–29.
For more information please visit our website.

http://www.evergreen.ca/wintervillage

*Canada 150 Skating Day (Etobicoke)
12:15pm-1:15pm
MasterCard Centre – Rink 1
400 Kipling Ave
Etobicoke, ON

The coolest skating party of the year!
Skaters of all ages and abilities are invited to this free event!
Try Speed Skating!
Bring your skates and helmets – we will have speed skates available to try, but supply is limited. First come, first served.

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*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
12pm-5pm
300 Taylor Road
Niagara Falls, ON

Free Pictures with Santa
Free Crafts!!
Games & Activities

http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/santas-wonderland?cm_sp=StWndldNov2017_SP

*Christkindl Holiday Village (Waterloo) (Free Admission)
Kitchener City Hall
200 King St. W.
Kitchener, ON

Come discover the Christkindl Holiday Village on King! Visit outdoor huts filled with local vendors, delight in a horse-drawn carriage ride, enjoy live music and much more!

http://www.christkindl.ca

*OPG Second Sundays: Flipbook Fantasy (Oshawa)
1pm-3pm
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street
Oshawa, ON

Get unplugged and join us on a Sunday for unique experiences sparking conversations themed to our exhibitions; our beautiful fine art activities will be on your fridge for a while!
We are making flipbooks with a transparent twist this month! Creativity, tracing paper, tape and drawing materials.

rmg.on.ca/events/opg-second-sundays/

 


 

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