DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 2 – 4, 2016)

This week I visited a wonderful indoor play centre in Woodbridge called THE WRECKROOM. I was blown away by this place. It was impeccably clean and so much fun.
I practically had to carry my kids out of there after 2 hours of playing.

They have an arcade with prize redemption, an indoor playground, spacious party rooms with state of the art equipment, rock climbing, a toddler playground, and a laser game room.

The Owners Arthur & Stass are both Dads who were inspired to create a place that their kids would love.

If you want to inquire about a party, mention ‘Entertain Kids On A Dime’ for a discount!

This play centre is a new gem!

http://www.thewreckroom.ca

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**SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016**

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

Movie:  How The Grinch Stole Christmas

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 wit

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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Character Meet & Greets (Vaughan)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us Vaughan Mills
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, C2
Vaughan, ON

Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores
Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.

www.toysrus.ca/events

*Wallace House Victorian Christmas (Woodbridge)
1:00pm-5:15pm
Historic Wallace House
137 Woodbridge Avenue
Woodbridge, ON

Wallace House open house, featuring horse and wagon rides, visit from Santa, crafts for kids and adults, traditional baking, music, roasted chestnuts, pioneer costumes, photos with Santa, tree lighting at Market Lane, and more.

http://www.wallacehouse.ca/new-events

*Character Meet & Greets (Newmarket)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us Newmarket
17600 Yonge St
Newmarket, ON

Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores
Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.

www.toysrus.ca/events

*Cocoa and Cookies with Santa (Newmarket)
1pm-3pm
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON

Drop-in and enjoy an afternoon of hot cocoa and cookies. Have a visit and photo opportunity with Santa. Saturday December 3, 1-3PM. Presented by the Friends of the Museum.
Admission is free. Please bring a donation for the Newmarket Food Pantry.

http://newmarket.ca/museum

*Grand opening Bagelworld (Markham)
10am-2pm
Bagel World
1210 Castlemore Ave, Unit 4
Markham, ON

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Face painting and balloons.the mayor will be cutting ribbon at 11am.

abhikpatel@yahoo.com

*Light Up The Holidays (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-6pm
Fairbank Village
Outdoors at Shortt St. & Eglinton Ave.W.
Just West of Dufferin St.
Toronto, ON

Every year in Fairbank Village, we light up the holidays in true family style! We offer free snacks, drinks, and family fun!
Of course, we can’t forget the beautiful display and lighting of the Fairbank Village tree at 5:45pm.
We have some great free family entertainment this year. GTA Swing Band will be playing from 2-6pm and carolers and surprise characters will be strolling the area. Don’t forgot to get your face-painted and have your picture taken with Santa at our central location!
We’re spreading the cheer. We’ll also have smaller event stations at both ends of our area with bouncy castles for the kids and a free treat.

www.fairbankvillagebia.ca

*Bethlehem Market (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-4pm
Fairlawn Avenue United Church
28 Fairlawn Avenue
Toronto, ON

Drop in to Fairlawn from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for a chance to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, tastes, and even smells of ancient Bethlehem, around the time that Jesus was born.
There will be food, storytelling, crafts, wood-working, live animals and much more for kids and adults of all ages! Wander around different stalls and use your imagination to be transported into the Christmas story!
All are welcome, no need to have a church background or any particular beliefs. This is simply a fun, all-ages event to explore the Christmas story together, provided by a warm, progressive faith community that is affirming of diverse religious beliefs, LGBTQ community, ideas of all kinds.

www.fairlawnchurch.ca/events/bethlehem-market

*Family Movie Event (Toronto)(FREE)
10am-2pm
Cineplex Cinemas Queensway
1025 The Queensway
Toronto, ON

The World Vision Gift Catalogue presents The Polar Express! Bring your family and friends, free of charge to our community event as we celebrate Christmas and thank residents for their generosity this year. While donations will be accepted, this is part of our free community outreach initiatives to see families spend time together at this time of year.
This Tom Hanks film features Billy, a reluctant passenger on the ride of his life to the North Pole. His adventure pays off with a chance encounter with Santa. Visually stunning, the story is a testament that taking a chance can lead to wonderful new friends and experiences never thought possible.

Free but please RSVP as seating is limited.

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/toronto-free-family-movie-event-brought-to-you-by-the-world-vision-gift-catalogue-tickets-28704864021

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

It’s time to celebrate Frost Fair at Fort York!
Stroll through Canada’s largest collection of War of 1812 buildings, where you can shop for unique gifts made by local artisans; including jewelry, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. There is much to do for the whole family; including children’s drill workshops, dress-up, games and crafts. Visit the Mackenzie House Museum proof press to print your very own Frost Fair souvenir. Enjoy military demonstrations and visit with the Volunteer Historic Cooks in our Officers’ Mess Kitchen to sample late 18th and early 19th century recipes. Or, stop by our Heritage Café to buy lunch!

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

*Lakeshore Christmas Parade (Etobicoke) (FREE)
10am-2pm
Dwight Avenue & Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON

This year is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. The parade takes place on Saturday, December 3, 2016. It starts at 10am at Dwight Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard West in Etobicoke. Join us for what is sure to be an amazing kick-off to the holiday season!

www.lakeshoresantaclausparade.com

 

 

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Movie Event (Mississauga) (FREE)
9:30am-12pm
Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga
309 Rathburn Rd W
Mississauga, ON

Join us for a morning of FREE family friendly movies at Cineplex. Bring your family to see Kung Fu Panda 3 in 3D, The LEGO Movie in 3D or The Peanuts Movie. Free coffee will be served and chocolate advent calendars will be given to the first 200 children who arrive.
Doors open at 9:30 am, movies start at 10:00 am. Entry to the movies is first come, first served. Tickets are not required. We look forward to seeing you there.

http://www.connectingfaith.ca/freemovieevent.html

*Christmas Market (Brampton)
Garden Square
Main and Queen Streets
Brampton, ON

In Garden Square, enjoy a variety of festive gift vendors, a Food Valley, Mistletoe Patio, bon fire with free marshmallow roasting, carousel rides, entertainment and music.

http://www.downtownbramptonbia.com

*Santa Claus Parade (Bolton)
11am-1pm
Bolton Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
Regional Road 50
Bolton, ON

The Bolton Kinsmen will be hosting the annual Bolton Santa Claus Parade with over 50 community entries and 7 bands.

www.headwaters.ca/event/2016-bolton-santa-claus-parade

*Santa Claus Parade (Whitby)(FREE)
10am-12pm
Brock Street, Whitby (Manning Road to Trent Street)
Whitby, ON

One of the highlights of the year is the annual JCI Santa Claus Parade. Approximately 20,000 people line Brock Street each year to watch the marching bands, dance groups, floats, clowns and musical entertainment – all in anticipation of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer.

http://whitby.ca/en/residents/santaclausparade.asp

 

*Movie Event (Oshawa) (FREE)
9am-12pm
Cineplex Odeon
Taunton and Grandview St. N
Oshawa, ON

Come and join us for a FREE movie – it’s our way of saying Merry Christmas Durham! You can pick from 5 family friendly movies. Free drinks from Starbucks and Tim Hortons. Free advent calendar to the first 200 children. Door prizes from Boston Pizza, A&W, No Frills, Superstore and Cineplex! Doors open at 9 am and movies start at 10 am! Join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season!

www.kingstreet.org/christmas-at-king

*Comic Con (Oshawa)
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*OSHAWA COMIC CON ~ FREE ADMISSION TO CHILDREN 10 AND UNDER ~
10am-4pm
Harmony Hall
15 Harmony Rd N
Oshawa, ON

The Oshawa Comic Con returns !
Featuring Comic Books ! Toys ! Dvd’s and so much more !!
Kids under 10 are FREE and Adults are only $5!
We will be giving away hundreds of Free Comics to the first 200 paid admissions.

popculturecan@gmail.com

*Santa Claus Parade of Lights (Sutton)
5pm-7:45pm
Sutton Downtown
Various
Sutton West, ON

Join us for the Sutton Santa Claus Parade of Lights. Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. and starts at Lake Drive/Metro, travels down Dalton Road to High Street and then along High Street.

http://www.georgina.ca

 


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**SUNDAY, December 4,  2016**

*Jungle Gym (Vaughan)
10:30am
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

*2 For 1 Admission (Vaughan)
Legoland Discovery Centre
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan ON

Buy 1 Adult, and get 1 free Child’s Admission

• Print your Entertain Kids Coupon: http://entertainkidsonadime.com/coupons

https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/

*Santa’s Wonderland (Vaughan) (FREE)
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Drive

The Magic Returns this Holiday Season at Bass Pro Shops
Join us for our annual Santa’s Wonderland in Store daily
Receive a free photo with Santa
Free Crafts, Games and Activities

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?appID=94&catalogId=10051&storeID=11&storeId=10151

*Character Meet & Greets (Richmond Hill)
10am-1pm
Toys”R”Us
295 High Tech Rd
Richmond Hill, ON

Character Meet & Greets At Participating Toys”R”Us Stores
Get a chance to meet your favourite characters – PJ Masks (Catboy, Owlette and Gekko), Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol (Chase & Marshall) and Jett from Super Wings – at participating Toys”R”Us stores!
No ticket necessary. Don’t forget your camera and make sure to arrive early as photo ops are available on a first come, first serve bases.
The full event schedule is available at www.toysrus.ca/events.

*Photo with Santa (King City)(FREE)
11am-2pm
King Township Museum
2920 King Road
King City, ON

Santa is coming to KING CITY and wants to take a free photo with you!
A FREE community event presented by Daniella Battaglini, your neighbourhood realtor!
Please join us for a hot chocolate, gifts, games and more!

http://dbbroker.ca

*Family Christmas (Aurora)
1pm-4pm
Hillary House National Historic Site
15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, ON

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, light refreshments, the extended gift shop, Art at the Manor 2016, AND a get your photos with Santa! Cost: $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child.

www.aurorahs.com

*Santa in the Junction (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-5pm
The Junction Neighborhood
2960 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON

Join us in the Junction neighbourhood for a full day of Christmas themed activities and shopping at the annual Santa in the Junction event. The major attractions include a visit from Santa and his elves at the Junction Train Platform, and a street wide market theme spanning the neighborhood.
Visitors can kick off their holiday shopping with businesses who will be participating in the street wide market atmosphere by having indoor markets, fleas, craft sales, and other original shopping experiences. This year’s market shopping includes Junction Flea, Firsthand Fair and the Arts Market!
Other activities include listening to Mrs. Claus read holiday tales, charity events, performances by Creative Children’s Dance Centre in the windows of participating businesses, live holiday music and workshops that include everything from holiday crafts to furniture demonstrations.
Event-goers can also warm up between shops with hot chocolate and other take-away treats offered by local cafes and restaurants. Start off the holiday season right, and visit us in the Junction for a magical fun filled day of holiday themed activities enjoyable for the entire family.

http://www.thejunctionbia.ca

*High Park Christmas Celebration (Toronto)
2pm-5pm
High Park Christmas Celebration
Colborne Lodge Drive, High Park
Toronto, ON

Grenadier Restaurant Patio in High Park – 2pm-5pm.
Lots of family fun…Make a decoration, Roast Marshmallows, Tattoos, Raffle, Face Painting, Hot chocolate and cookies too…
Toronto Fire Truck 2pm-3pm
Sing along with Keele/Mountview School Choir and “the Withnells”
Santa will check his reindeer at the Zoo 2pm -3pm
Photos with Santa on the Patio 4pm-5pm
Tree Lighting 5.00pm
Join Santa at the Zoo to check on his reindeer 2-3pm then join Santa on the Grenadier Patio for photo op 4-5pm

*Bookmarkers (Toronto) (FREE)
1pm-2:30pm
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON

A creative book series for young kids and their parents
For this edition of our Bookmarkers series, we’ve invited award-winning author Sara O’Leary, as well as award-winning illustrator Qin Leng, to read from and talk about their latest children’s book, A Family is a Family is a Family. When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all.
Plus, cartoonist Jonathan Rotsztain will also be joining our Bookmarkers conversation, featuring an intergenerational comics project with grandparents and grandkids.
In conjunction with their informal readings and presentations, all three artists will lead interactive creative writing, drawing and collaborative comics-making activities, with a focus on creativity, expression and FUN!
Families are also welcome to enjoy coffee and treats by Coffee Public.
Recommended for young children, toddlers to age 7.

www.kofflerarts.org/programs-events/2016/11/21/bookmarkers-4

*Santa Claus Parade (Burlington)(FREE)
2pm-4pm
Burlington Mall to Downtown Burlington
Burlington, ON

Join us for the 51st Annual Santa Claus Parade.
See the big guy in red, marching bands, and holiday floats as they make their way from the Burlington Mall to downtown via New St.

http://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/Santa-Claus-Parade.asp

*Winter Weekends (Burlington)
1pm-4pm
Ireland House Museum
2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON

Join us for a Snow Day at Ireland House Museum, whether or not there’s snow! We will be making snowflake slime, building snowmen, playing indoor snow-themed games if the weather is not cooperating, and enjoying a snowman cheese string snack!
Winter Weekends are running Sundays throughout December at Ireland House Museum from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The cost is $10/child. To register, please visit our website or call 905-332-9888.

http://museumsofburlington.com/camp_registrations/new?camp_id=83

*Gingerbread Kids Christmas (Stoney Creek)
12pm-4pm
Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, ON

Children ages 3-9 are invited to the Erland Lee Museum for a day of Holiday fun! The program starts at 12:30 or 2:00pm, and runs approximately 1.5 hours. We are offering the program on November 27, December 4, 17, and 18. There will be lots of fun activities including stories, games, crafts, and treats all relating to that tasty Christmas treat–Gingerbread! Admission is $5 per child (accompanying adults are free). For more information call 905-662-2691.

curator@fwio.on.ca

*Santa’s Wonderland (Niagara Falls) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
300 taylor Road
Niagara on the Lake, ON

Join us every day from now until Christmas Eve for fun in Santa’s Wonderland!
FREE 4X6 photos with Santa (with additional photos for sale)
FREE Crafts daily
FREE hands on kids exhibits/toys
FREE Letters to Santa & Adult Wishlists

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPageC?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&appID=94&storeID=96&tab=3&cm_sp=Store082Oct2014_RD

*Downtown Christmas Market (Brampton)
Garden Square
Main and Queen Streets
Brampton, ON

In Garden Square, enjoy a variety of festive gift vendors, a Food Valley, Mistletoe Patio, bon fire with free marshmallow roasting, carousel rides, entertainment and music.

http://www.downtownbramptonbia.com

*Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Concert (Oshawa)
6:30pm-9pm
Trinity Church
900 King St E Oshawa
Oshawa, ON

Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family. Enjoy all you favourite Christmas songs while Charlie Brown sets out to find Christmas. Featuring Ron “Elvis” Moore with the Lincolnaires and special guest Alessandra Paonessa. Sunday December 4th at Trinity Church, 900 King St E Oshawa. Admission is free.

ronmooresings@gmail.com

*Courtice Santa Claus Parade (Courtice)
12pm
Courtice
Nash Road
Courtice, ON

Join us for the Courtice Santa Claus Parade!

http://www.facebook.com/pg/CourticeSantaClausParade/about/?ref=page_internal

 


 

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