NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 24-25, 2018)

NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 24-25, 2018)

 



**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018**

*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

*Kids Building Workshop (All Over Ontario) (FREE)
10am-12pm
The Home Depot
All Over Ontario

FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.
Held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at all The Home Depot stores. Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, an achievement pin and certificate.
Check locations near you for details.

Build a Gingerbread Man Ornament 
If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family, we’ve got a great workshop for kids that will teach them about building. Kids can learn how to build their very own gingerbread Man Ornament.

http://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/ideas-how-to/workshops.html

*Christmas Fun Fair (Aurora) (FREE)
11am-2pm
Cornerstone Centre
9680 Ninth Line
Markham, ON

Join us for a FREE an exciting time of fun and entertainment. Scavenger Hunt, Face-Painting/Tattoos, Inflatables, Arts and Crafts,Balloon Room, Nerf Challenge, Video Game Room, Music, Hot Food and more…

http://www.cornerstonechurch.ca/funfair

*Santa Under the Stars (Aurora) (FREE)
6pm-8pm
Yonge & Orchard Heights
Aurora, ON

Don’t miss the magic Santa Under the Stars Parade.
The parade will travel south on Yonge Street from Orchard Heights Boulevard to Murray Drive.

The Salvation Army will be picking up food donations and letters for Santa along the route before the parade begins.

This night time parade is full of magic, with beautifully decorated floats, incredible marching bands and a few special guest include the Jolly man-in-red himself.

http://www.aurora.ca/Thingstodo/Pages/Special%20Events/Santa-Under-the-Stars%20Parade.aspx

*Santa Claus Parade (Markham) (FREE)
11am
Hwy 7 & Main
Markham, ON

The 46th Markham Santa Claus Parade is Saturday Nov 24th at 11am starting from south of Highway 7, north on Markham Road to Bur Oak Ave.
The theme is Peace on Earth.

http://www.markhamsantaclausparade.com/

*Movember November Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Rd, Scarborough, ON

It’s mysterious Movember at Scarborough Museum! Go on scavenger hunt and make a moustache disguise. Try the museum’s popular Mystery Cake and try to guess the surprise ingredient. Check out the museum’s discovery boxes and see what’s inside.

Cost is pay what you can.

https://www.toronto.ca

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201811-novembre-november

*Felt Ornament Workshop for Families (Toronto)
1pm-3pm
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre
67 Pottery Road
Toronto, ON

Need a special decoration for the holiday? With just a few simple stitches, create your own personalized felt ornament to display or give to a loved one. Suitable for children ages 10 and older.
Cost: $12

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

*Kidzfest (Toronto) (FREE)
11am-5pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON

Join Downtown Yonge BIA at Yonge-Dundas Square for a day of fun for kids of all ages, with hosts from TVOKids, see exciting stage shows, meet your favourite characters from PJ Masks and much more!

http://www.downtownyonge.com/kidzfest/

*Santa at Seasons (Toronto)
3pm-5pm
655 Davenport Road
Toronto, ON

The big, ol’, jolly guy in red is coming to Seasons.
Come and join us for a quiet and enjoyable Santa experience and avoid the line-ups at the mall!
Our professional photographer, Pictonat will do a spectacular job!
We have treats and crafts and a jolly St. Nick! Tickets are $25 per family and include 1(4×6) printed copy of your Santa pic, crafts, and treats. Digital files are available for purchase.

Cost: $25

*Christmas Pet Show (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Downsview Park
40 Carl Hall Road
Toronto, ON

The Canadian Pet Expo along with the many vendors welcome the festive family season while presenting its responsible pet ownership message to all pet attendees and their pets throughout weekend at the International Centre.
With a great diversity in vendors and pet events the CPE continues to share the message that every pet is a companion for life and to share each day with them as you would with every family member.
The CPE Classic hosted by the Aurora District Kennel Club will be hosting a CKC sanctioned dog show.
Put that together with the festive Santa village, photos with the jolly one himself and your pets we hope you will share this extraordinary weekend with us.

www.canadianpetexpo.ca

*Alice Opens the Door (Toronto)
9am-5pm
TD Gallery, Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

New TD Gallery Exhibit is All About Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Alice Opens the Door is a family-oriented exhibit focused on the enduring literary classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The exhibit celebrates Lewis Carroll’s fantastical story that opened the door to reading for generations of children.
It runs November 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 in the TD Gallery (located on the first floor of Toronto Reference Library). Admission is free, as always.
Curated by Martha Scott, Services Specialist for Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, the exhibit offers a visually impactful and interactive experience ideal for young visitors. The festive-feeling design was inspired by the Alice-related books, games, art and ephemera on display.
Mad Hatter Tea Party
What better way is there to celebrate our Alice Opens the Door exhibit than by holding our own Mad Hatter Tea Party! Join us for some family fun and make your own Mad Hat.

http://www.tpl.ca/tdgallery

*Light Up Riverside & Shop (Toronto)
5pm-7pm
Mustard Seed Courtyard
791 Queen St E
Toronto, ON

On November 24th, enjoy the Warmth of the Season with Riverside’s Annual Tree Lighting Festivities, with Shopping and Holiday Cheer!
Each year, on the last Saturday of November, Riverside hosts Light Up Riverside and Shop the Neighbourhood! Free to the public, the celebration features a countdown and tree lighting, live music, meet and greet (plus treats) with our co-sponsors, photos with Santa, warm refreshments, crafts, and more for all to enjoy!
LIGHT UP RIVERSIDE
Enjoy this celebration with live music, the opportunity to meet & greet our co-sponsors, photobooth, hot drinks, crafts and a PRIZE DRAW by Gillis & Kennedy! Join us for a night of fun!
Donations welcomed in support of Mustard Seed/Fontbonne Ministries
5pm – 7pm: Photobooth with Reindeer, Warm Drinks, Crafts, AND Toronto Beach Chorale
5:45pm: Welcome Remarks & Prize Draw
6pm: Tree Lighting
BEFORE LIGHT UP – SHOP THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
12pm – 6pm: Don’t miss coming by for Shop the Neighbourhood! Riverside’s establishments all along Queen Street East from the Don Valley to Empire Ave are inviting everyone for meet and greets, treats and special happenings to help ring in the holidays!
While you’re shopping don’t miss taking a snap of your favourite holiday window display and sharing on Instagram with #RiversideTO #WindowWonderland – for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate in our Window Wonderland contest!
We’ll be posting all the special happenings on our blog.

AFTER LIGHT UP
7pm – 9pm: Check out the After Party at Saulter Street Brewery
A BIG thank you to our 2017 Light Up Riverside co-sponsors, Baird MacGregor Insurance LP and Gillis & Kennedy RE/MAX, and to Fontbonne Ministries for hosting again in the Mustard Seed Courtyard.

http://www.riverside-to.com

*Cavalcade of Lights (Toronto)
6pm-10pm
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON

Cavalcade of Lights kicks of the holiday season in Toronto with the first lighting of Toronto’s Official Christmas Tree and lighting display at Nathan Phillips Square. Live musical performances, a DJ skating party and stunning fireworks complete the festive evening.

http://www.toronto.ca/business-economy/partnerships-sponsorships-donations/sponsor/major-festivals-events/cavalcade-of-light

*LEGO Mystery Mural Build (Toronto) (FREE)
Union Station (Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza)
65 Front Street West
Toronto, ON

For 60 years the LEGO Group has celebrated the limitless creativity of the LEGO® brick. In celebration of the diversity and playfulness of Canada, the LEGO Group is setting out to build the largest mural in the western hemisphere – over 40 ft x 12ft and approximately 663,552 bricks.
During three weeks, brick-by-brick the community will build together to continuously reveal the mural image until the final brick is in place and the ultimate scene is revealed. To ensure that even more children can enjoy play this holiday season, LEGO Canada will donate a LEGO set, for each participant, to the Toy Mountain campaign.
The completed mural will be displayed at Nathan’s Philips Square from the 3rd of December to the 23rd.
The event starts at 1 pm most days and close most days at 8pm. For daily times please visit website.

http://torontounion.ca/event/lego-mystery-mural-18

*Light Up the Square (Mississauga) (FREE)
Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON

We kick-off the holiday season at Light Up the Square!
Light Up the Square from 5 to 9 pm
Holiday Street Market from 3 to 11 pm
Celebration Square presented by Amacon Construction Ltd. Come early and shop late at the Holiday Street Market.
Schedule
3 pm – Holiday Street Market – features more than 40 artisan and food vendors
5:05 pm – DJ Live Spin & Skate
5:30 pm – RupLoops
6 pm – DJ Live Spin & Skate
6:15 pm – The Free Label – Human Jukebox
7 pm – Official Ceremony and lighting of the Christmas tree
7:20 pm – RupLoops
7:50 pm – The Free Label – Human Jukebox
8:30 pm – DJ Live Spin & Skate
Feel the Magic
Take in live performances and entertainment surrounded by thousands of twinkly lights.
-The Orpheum by Art & Science is an interactive installation and musical instrument combining touch, sound, and lights. There’s no right or wrong way to play–improvise, experiment, and take in the magic as Celebration Square filled with light and sound!
-Live performances by RupLoops and The Free Label, a one of a kind Human Jukebox, where you pick the playlist
-Check official ceremony as we light the 30ft Christmas Tree, brought to you by Amacon Construction Ltd.
Winter Fun
Get in the Holiday spirit with seasonal fun the whole family can enjoy.
-Lace up your skates and hit the ice for the first time this holiday season
-Stop by The Cabin to rent your skates and sip on some hot chocolate on the heated patio
-Explore the twists and turns of the Candy Cane Forest
-Enjoy festive fun from photos with Santa, the Spark Busker Stage, featuring the Jack Frost Snowball Juggling show and Snowflake Kid – Hula Hoop LED Show.
-Make a stop at Winter Wonderland and explore kids’ fun from roaming entertainment, face painting to our Blinky Lights, light painting photo booth or take in a performance by the Culture Dance Pak.
Let it Glow!
-Snap a selfie with the Square’s neon lights
-Stop by Shadow Play in the Amphitheatre the interactive light play area
-Chill out at the Glow Lounge
-Sit fireside with a toasty treat at the Holiday Street -Market s’more station
Gifts & Gourmet Eats from 3 to 11 pm
Make a dent in your Holiday shopping at the Holiday Street Market at Celebration Square. Featuring 40 plus one-of-a handmade and artisanal vendors and a delicious line-up of food trucks serving up curbside cuisine that will fill your bellies and warm your heart.

http://culture.mississauga.ca/event/celebration-square/light-square-2018

*Christmas in the Village (Mississauga)
11am-7:30pm
Streetsville Village Square
Mississauga, ON

Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree this November! The Streetsville BIA is excited to present the annual Christmas in the Village festival.
On Friday and Saturday, family-friendly live bands will be playing for guests while they feast on delicious eats from an array of local restaurants and unique food trucks.
Visitors can head down Queen St. S. to check out the Children’s craft tent, browse through dozens of unique market vendors, enjoy a horse and carriage ride, and take pictures with Santa outside the Robinson Bray House. Santa’s sleigh of live reindeer will also make an appearance on Sunday at Jon Clipperton Park!

http://www.streetsvillechristmasinthevillage.com/

*Santa Claus Parade (Pickering) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Pickering, ON

The Kinsmen & Kinette Club of Pickering host the 50th Annual Santa Claus Parade. View the parade along the route: Glenanna Road, between Dixie Road and Pickering Parkway.

http://calendar.pickering.ca/default/Detail/2018-11-24-1000-Santa-Claus-Parade

*Santa Claus Parade (Ajax) (FREE)
6pm-8:30pm
Downtown Ajax
Ajax, ON

Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”.
The parade begins at the intersection of Bayly Street and Mackenzie Avenue, proceeding east along Bayly and then north on Harwood Avenue South, concluding at Ajax Town Hall. Immediately following the parade will be a special tree lighting ceremony and after party at Town Hall (65 Harwood Avenue South) and Ajax Main Library.

http://calendar.ajax.ca/default/Detail/2018-11-24-1800-Santas-Magical-Parade-of-Lights

*Christmas at Kids Safety Village (Whitby)
5pm-8pm
Kids Safety Village of Durham Region
1129 Athol Street
Whitby, ON

Children young and old are invited to join in a community event full of decorations, lights and holiday spirit all for free at the Kids’ Safety Village of Durham Region. When Cullen Gardens closed a few years ago, many were left without the family tradition of seeing lights and festive displays that made Cullen Gardens so magical. This year, the business community and volunteers have come together to help celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Kids’ Safety Village with nine magical nights for the entire family. Best of all, it’s FREE!

This special event is open to the public nightly from Friday November 16 to Saturday November 24, 2018 from 5-8pm. Everyone is welcome!

http://www.durhamsafetyvillage.com/



**SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018**

*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

*Movember November Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Rd, Scarborough, ON

It’s mysterious Movember at Scarborough Museum! Go on scavenger hunt and make a moustache disguise. Try the museum’s popular Mystery Cake and try to guess the surprise ingredient. Check out the museum’s discovery boxes and see what’s inside.

Cost is pay what you can.

https://www.toronto.ca

*Guided Hikes (Scarborough) (FREE)
Rouge National Urban Park – Parks Canada
Meadowvale Road
Scarborough, ON

Join us to discover the park’s natural, cultural and agricultural stories with our friendly and fun Parks Canada volunteer leaders and staff. We have something for everyone, if you are looking for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges or just to meet new people!
Various dates. See website for schedule.

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge/activ/guide/201811-novembre-november

*Christmas Pet Show (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Downsview Park
40 Carl Hall Road
Toronto, ON

The Canadian Pet Expo along with the many vendors welcome the festive family season while presenting its responsible pet ownership message to all pet attendees and their pets throughout weekend at the International Centre.
With a great diversity in vendors and pet events the CPE continues to share the message that every pet is a companion for life and to share each day with them as you would with every family member.
The CPE Classic hosted by the Aurora District Kennel Club will be hosting a CKC sanctioned dog show.
Put that together with the festive Santa village, photos with the jolly one himself and your pets we hope you will share this extraordinary weekend with us.

www.canadianpetexpo.ca

*Drug-Free Marshals Christmas Festival (Toronto) (FREE)
12pm-3pm
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas St. E.
Toronto, ON

It’s an afternoon of family fun, free draws, lots of music, hot chocolate, arts & crafts and Santa and his elves. It’s also about kids telling other kids to be drug-free! There is an essay contest on the theme “Why I want a drug-free community” with great prizes! Official Drug-Free Marshals Pledge Ceremonies will take place onstage. Come and take the pledge to be drug-free and get a Drug-Free Marshals badge! The event has a theme of drug-abuse prevention through education and is sponsored by the Church of Scientology of Toronto and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World of Toronto with participation of downtown merchants and is open to all FREE of charge.

http://drugfreeworld.org

*Santa Claus Parade (Toronto)
2pm
Weston and Church Street
Toronto, ON

The Parade begins at Weston and Church Street and proceeds south on Weston Road ending at Sidney Belsey Crescent.
This is the 40th anniversary of the parade and with an attendance of over 10,000 people each year, the parade is busier than ever,
COME ON OUT for the more than 50 entries including bands, community floats, clowns, and of course … our favourite chap with the white beard and the red suit!
Weston Area Emergency Support Food Bank will pick up donations of non-perishable food items along the route.

http://www.westonvillagebia.com/santaparade

*SantaFest Parade (Vaughan) (FREE)
2pm
Canada’s Wonderland on Major Mackenzie
Vaughan, ON

HO HO HO – Have you heard the News?
Join Us On
The 3 km parade begins at Canada’s Wonderland on Major Mackenzie and Jane St and travels eastbound along Major Mackenzie and ends at Vaughan City Hall just east of Keele Street.

http://www.santafestinmaple.com


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