Holiday Break: Week 1 (December 22 – December 31, 2017)

Holiday Break: Week 1 (December 22 – December 31, 2017)

 

 



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017

*Gallery of Festive Trees (Newmarket) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON

See our Gallery of Trees decorated to different time periods. Whether your style is Victorian, Edwardian, or Retro there’s something for everyone. Opens November 18 until December 30, during Museum hours. Free admission.

http://www.newmarket.ca/museum

*Christmas in the Valley (Toronto)
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

*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

*12 Trees of Christmas (Toronto)
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON

A much-loved holiday tradition since 1990, the Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition continues to be a wonderful event that brings family and friends together to celebrate the season.

Let There Be Light
This year’s 12 Trees exhibition will focus on light as a potent symbol of hope that many cultures share during the season. Curated by famed Canadian writer and artist Douglas Coupland and Vice President of Public Art Management Ben Mills, this year’s exhibition will bring a dynamic, contemporary, and light-filled perspective to the 12 Trees tradition.

http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/12-trees-let-light

*Make Your Own Rainbow Slime (Toronto)
10:30am-11:30am
Annette Street Library
145 Annette Street
Toronto, ON

Join us for some science, stories and fun this holiday! Mix and make your own rainbow slime. Ages 3 and up. All materials provided. No registration required.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT320688&R=EVT320688

*Victorian Christmas (Oakville)
10am-3pm
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Drive
Oakville, ON

Marvel and the splendor of the holiday decorated, century farmhouse. Get into the holiday spirit as you learn about celebrations of a traditional Victorian Christmas. No reservations required. (revised program).

http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/brontecreek

*Winter Break Activities (Oshawa)
Canadian Automotive Museum
99 Simcoe St. South
Oshawa, ON

Bring the kids by the museum during Winter Break for special kids crafts and guided tours of the museum.

Regular admission rates apply, members free.

http://www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com/events/winter-break

*Winter Activities (Minesing/Barrie)
10am-4pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

Get out of the house this winter break and join us at the Simcoe County Museum. The scenic Museum grounds is a true winter wonderland with a new Skating Trail and a newly established snowshoe route for visitors to explore.

For those wishing to stay inside and enjoy the warmth, visit our holiday-themed exhibit All I Wanted for Christmas, peruse our indoor galleries, and make a craft to take home.

Activities take place Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Sundays from 1:30 to 4 p.m., no registration is required. Admission to the Simcoe County Museum is by donation, additional fees may apply for the Snowshoe Tours and Skating Trail.
For more information on these activities contact the Simcoe County Museum at (705) 728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca. The Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.

http://museum.simcoe.ca/



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017

*Gallery of Festive Trees (Newmarket) (FREE)
10am-4pm
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON

See our Gallery of Trees decorated to different time periods. Whether your style is Victorian, Edwardian, or Retro there’s something for everyone. Opens November 18 until December 30, during Museum hours. Free admission.

http://www.newmarket.ca/museum

*Christmas in the Valley (Toronto)
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

*12 Trees of Christmas (Toronto)
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON

A much-loved holiday tradition since 1990, the Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition continues to be a wonderful event that brings family and friends together to celebrate the season.

Let There Be Light
This year’s 12 Trees exhibition will focus on light as a potent symbol of hope that many cultures share during the season. Curated by famed Canadian writer and artist Douglas Coupland and Vice President of Public Art Management Ben Mills, this year’s exhibition will bring a dynamic, contemporary, and light-filled perspective to the 12 Trees tradition.

http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/12-trees-let-light

*New Year’s at Noon Party (Toronto)
11:15pm-12pm
Parkdale Library
1303 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Forget staying up until midnight, kids rule New Year’s at noon! Come celebrate New Year’s early with crafts, activities, and a countdown to noon! A New Year’s Eve program for the whole family.

For all ages.

Drop in. No registration required.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT319367&R=EVT319367

*Noon Year’s Eve Celebration (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Don Mills Library
888 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON

Forget staying up until midnight, kids rule New Year’s at noon! Join us for some Noon Year’s Eve crafts, activities, and countdown to noon! A New Year’s Eve program for the whole family. For all ages.

Drop in. No registration required.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT295360&R=EVT2953604

*Saturday New Year’s Party (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Elmbrook Park Library
2 Elmbrook Crescent
Toronto, On

Join us for stories and crafts. We will celebrate the coming New Year with our very own poppers!

For all ages.

Drop in. No registration required.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT319495&R=EVT319495

*New Year’s Eve Party (Toronto)
11:15pm-12pm
S. Walter Stewart Library
170 Memorial Park Avenue
Toronto, ON

Join us for a fun party to help ring in the New Year!

We’ll have a family photo booth, fun crafts, dancing, other activities, and a special countdown to the New Year! We’ll have a rockin’ good time!

All ages welcome.
Drop in. No registration required.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT321089&R=EVT321089

*Victorian Christmas (Oakville)
10am-3pm
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Drive
Oakville, ON

Marvel and the splendor of the holiday decorated, century farmhouse. Get into the holiday spirit as you learn about celebrations of a traditional Victorian Christmas. No reservations required. (revised program).

http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/brontecreek

*Winter Break Activities (Oshawa)
Canadian Automotive Museum
99 Simcoe St. South
Oshawa, ON

Bring the kids by the museum during Winter Break for special kids crafts and guided tours of the museum.

Regular admission rates apply, members free.

http://www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com/events/winter-break

*Winter Activities (Minesing/Barrie)
10am-4pm
Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26
Minesing, ON

Get out of the house this winter break and join us at the Simcoe County Museum. The scenic Museum grounds is a true winter wonderland with a new Skating Trail and a newly established snowshoe route for visitors to explore.

For those wishing to stay inside and enjoy the warmth, visit our holiday-themed exhibit All I Wanted for Christmas, peruse our indoor galleries, and make a craft to take home.

Activities take place Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Sundays from 1:30 to 4 p.m., no registration is required. Admission to the Simcoe County Museum is by donation, additional fees may apply for the Snowshoe Tours and Skating Trail.
For more information on these activities contact the Simcoe County Museum at (705) 728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca. The Simcoe County Museum is located at 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.

http://museum.simcoe.ca/



SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017

*First Night (Richmond Hill)
6pm-9pm
Richmond Green Sports Centre
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, ON

Richmond Hill’s First Night celebration is a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party. This event is specially planned for young families to offer an alternative to other late night celebrations. The evening is filled with free public skating, live entertainment, arts and crafts, inflatables, a teen lounge and carnival-type games for all ages!

https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/things-to-do/first-night.aspx

*Family First Night (Aurora)
6pm-9pm
Aurora Family Leisure Complex
135 Industrial Parkway North
Aurora, ON

Join the Town of Aurora for Family First Night on Sunday January 31 from 6-9pm. All activities are free and include skating, swimming, mad science, reptile show, magician, crafts, inflatables, rock climbing, face painting and lots more. End the night with a fireworks display to celebrate Canada 150. Food Donations to the Aurora Food Pantry are appreciated.
This event is made possible by Investors Group and TD Bank.

http://www.aurora.ca/firstnight

*Tim Horton’s First Night (Newmarket)
5pm-9pm
Magna Centre
800 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON

Celebrate the end of 2017 with us and usher in the New Year with the Town of Newmarket.
Relish in the fun of the evening with family-friendly entertainment, free skating and swiming for the whole family.
At the end of the evening be dazzled by the Grand Finale Countdown fireworks at 9 p.m.
All activities are free.
This event has been brought to you in partnership with Tim Hortons.

For more information, please email info@newmarket.ca or call Customer Service at (905) 895-5193.

http://www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/First-Night.aspx

*New Years (Bradford)
6pm-9pm
BWG Leisure Centre
471 West Park Ave.
Bradford, ON

This free event includes leisure swimming, leisure skating, inflatable obstacle courses and games, stage shows, strolling entertainment, balloons, a photo booth, live music, fireworks and more!.

https://www.townofbwg.com/family-first-night

*New Year’s at Noon (Toronto)
11am-12pm
Jane/Dundas Library
620 Jane Street
Toronto, ON

Can’t stay up till midnight to ring in the New Year? Join us for a countdown in the library instead and we’ll celebrate New Year’s at Noon! For children ages 3 and up with their parents or caregivers.

http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT321237&R=EVT321237

*Christmas in the Valley (Toronto)
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

*12 Trees of Christmas (Toronto)
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON

A much-loved holiday tradition since 1990, the Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibition continues to be a wonderful event that brings family and friends together to celebrate the season.

Let There Be Light
This year’s 12 Trees exhibition will focus on light as a potent symbol of hope that many cultures share during the season. Curated by famed Canadian writer and artist Douglas Coupland and Vice President of Public Art Management Ben Mills, this year’s exhibition will bring a dynamic, contemporary, and light-filled perspective to the 12 Trees tradition.

http://www.gardinermuseum.on.ca/event/12-trees-let-light

*Victorian Christmas (Oakville)
10am-3pm
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
1219 Burloak Drive
Oakville, ON

Marvel and the splendor of the holiday decorated, century farmhouse. Get into the holiday spirit as you learn about celebrations of a traditional Victorian Christmas. No reservations required. (revised program).

http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/brontecreek

*New Year’s Eve Family Countdown (Pickering)
7pm-9pm
Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, ON

Free family skate & swim with games, prizes and New Year Countdown

calendar.pickering.ca/default/Detail/2017-12-31-1900-New-Years-Eve-Family-Countdown

*New Years Eve (Oshawa)
6pm-9:15pm
Legends Centre
1661 Harmony Rd. N.
Oshawa, ON

Free Swimming, skating, bouncy castles, New Year’s Balloon Drop at 9pm.

*New Year’s Eve Family Fun (Whitby) (FREE)
6:30pm-9pm
Iroquois Park Sports Centre
500 Victoria St W,
Whitby, ON

Join us at Iroquois Park Sports Centre for free family fun on New Year’s Eve! Enjoy free Public Skating, face painting, a performance by the Whitby Figure Skating Club, juggling show, balloon artists, magic and more! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

http://www.whitby.ca/en/residents/communityeventsandfestivals.asp

*New Years (Georgina) (Free Admission)
5pm-8pm
The ROC
26479 Civic Centre Road
Georgina, ON
Looking for a place to ring in the New Year with your family and little ones? Spend the evening of New Year’s Eve at The ROC. There will be activities, live entertainment, crafty workstations, face painting and a kid friendly countdown (8 p.m.) with a hot chocolate toast. This will definitely be an evening you do not want to miss!

*Admission to this event is FREE but regular prices are in effect for tube/lift tickets as well as chalet menu items.

http://www.georgina.ca/events/rocn-new-years-eve-family-bash-0


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