DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 8-9, 2018)

DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 8-9, 2018)

 



**SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8,  2018**

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

Movie: POLAR EXPRESS 3D

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

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

FREE Hands-on Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.

Build a Sled with Reindeer
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 sled with reindeer.

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

*Winter Wonderland (Newmarket)
6pm-9pm
Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

Winter Wonderland is the most beautiful light display in Newmarket hosted for a month during December and January. Every night from November 30 to January 4, 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy the light display and free outdoor skating on the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature.
On Saturday evenings, take a ride on the Tim Hortons Express Train (owned and operated by the Town of Newmarket). Train rides are weather permitting and free of charge. Newmarket Ice Lounge is sponsored by Jay Miller Real Estate.
Surprise Saturday’s return at the Newmarket Ice Lounge sponsored by Jay Miller Real Estate (selected Saturday’s). Check our website for additional information and dates.

www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/Winter-Wonderland.aspx

*December 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/201812-decembre-december

*Aurora Winter Festival (Toronto)
Ontario Place
955 Lake Shore Blvd West
Toronto, ON

The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences. Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other exciting activities.
From visiting Santa’s Workshop to lacing up your skates on the Frozen Pond, there is something for every age at the Aurora Winter Festival.
The festival takes place at Toronto’s Ontario Place, East Island and runs from November 29th to December 30th.

http://www.aurorawinterfestival.co

*Victorian Christmas (Toronto)
Mackenzie House
82 Bond Street
Toronto, ON

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas in an 1859 row-house. Escape the hustle and bustle while you enjoy mulled cider and biscuits in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Discover how families celebrated Christmas in 19th century Toronto as you tour the decorated house.
Until December 24, children are invited to write a letter to Santa Clause during their visit. Select a card that has been printed on our 1845 printing press and write a personal message. Drop the card into our magic post box and it will be delivered to Santa.
November 27, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Cost
Child: $5.00 | Youth: $7.00 | Adult: $8.00 | Senior: $7.00

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

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

One of Toronto’s newest favourite Holiday traditions, Holiday Fair in Square, is back and bigger than ever this December 1st to 23rd, in Nathan Phillips Square. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone.
Now in its 3rd year, Holiday Fair includes an open-air artisan village, with over fifty talented vendors selling unique gifts and special treats. Visitors can grab something delicious from one of Toronto’s best food trucks and enjoy their snack in the fireside lounge or stop by Jackson-Triggs Polar Point, the outdoor bar serving mulled wine and other seasonal favourites. There’s fun for the whole family with the winter midway, the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink, live entertainment, and visits from Santa on weekends.
Holiday Fair brings awareness to local charity, Epilepsy Toronto during a time of year where support is needed the most. Epilepsy Toronto provides services such as employment, education and counselling to over 40,000 members across the GTA.
December 1st to 23rd-Closed Mondays
Tuesday to Thursday, 4pm-10pm
Friday – Sunday, 12pm-10pm
Closing at 6:00pm on December 23rd

http://www.fairinthesquare.com

*Evergreen’s Winter Village (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-5pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON

Play, eat and shop this holiday season at Evergreen’s Winter Village!
Evergreen Brick Works has it all, every weekend in December and the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s.
Taste delicious treats from food trucks and local vendors, shop unique gifts at our Holiday Market, skate on our picturesque outdoor skating rink and pick up a sustainably grown Christmas tree from the Evergreen Garden Market.
Evergreen Brick Works is nestled in the Don Valley, Toronto’s very own winter wonderland.
For more details, visit our website.

http://www.evergreen.ca

*The Nativity Musical (Toronto)
Church on the Queensway
1536 The Queensway
Toronto, ON

This spectacular Christmas musical is a fast-paced, comedic rendition of the classic Christmas story that is sure to please and delight audiences of all ages!
The Nativity Musical is filled with modern and energetic arrangements of familiar Christmas Carols, which tell the story of Christ’s birth in an original and highly entertaining way. This year’s production features an incredible cast of over sixty actors, singers, and dancers; dazzling lights; sensational scenery and special effects; and a live orchestra that will take your breath away!
All shows will be held at the CPA Centre, located at Church on the Queensway, an auditorium featuring over 3,000 theatre-style seats and outstanding sound and lighting.

Church on the Queensway will be offering a free nursery service for children aged three months to three years, and free parking is available on site.
CPA Centre productions are attended by over 25,000 people annually, with many shows selling out. Get your tickets today, and don’t miss out on this incredible new Christmas celebration!

Cost: 5.00

http://www.CPACentre.org

 



**SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 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

*Chanukah On Ice (Richmond Hill) (FREE)
7:30pm-9:15pm
National Training Rink
650 Edward Avenue
Richmond Hill, ON, ON

Chabad Romano, in partnership with the Mayor & Council of the Town of Richmond Hill are hosting a glow in the dark Chanukah on Ice event on Saturday, December 8th starting at 7:30 p.m.
7:30 – donuts and hot chocolate 
glow in the dark menorah lighting with the Mayor 
8:15 to 9:15 – free skate (arts and crafts for non skaters)
Helmets are required.

chabad@chabadrc.org

*Winter Wonderland (Newmarket)
6pm-9pm
Riverwalk Commons
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket, ON

Winter Wonderland is the most beautiful light display in Newmarket hosted for a month during December and January. Every night from November 30 to January 4, 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy the light display and free outdoor skating on the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature.
On Saturday evenings, take a ride on the Tim Hortons Express Train (owned and operated by the Town of Newmarket). Train rides are weather permitting and free of charge. Newmarket Ice Lounge is sponsored by Jay Miller Real Estate.
Surprise Saturday’s return at the Newmarket Ice Lounge sponsored by Jay Miller Real Estate (selected Saturday’s). Check our website for additional information and dates.

www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/Winter-Wonderland.aspx

*December 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/201812-decembre-december

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

One of Toronto’s newest favourite Holiday traditions, Holiday Fair in Square, is back and bigger than ever this December 1st to 23rd, in Nathan Phillips Square. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone.
Now in its 3rd year, Holiday Fair includes an open-air artisan village, with over fifty talented vendors selling unique gifts and special treats. Visitors can grab something delicious from one of Toronto’s best food trucks and enjoy their snack in the fireside lounge or stop by Jackson-Triggs Polar Point, the outdoor bar serving mulled wine and other seasonal favourites. There’s fun for the whole family with the winter midway, the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink, live entertainment, and visits from Santa on weekends.
Holiday Fair brings awareness to local charity, Epilepsy Toronto during a time of year where support is needed the most. Epilepsy Toronto provides services such as employment, education and counselling to over 40,000 members across the GTA.
December 1st to 23rd-Closed Mondays
Tuesday to Thursday, 4pm-10pm
Friday – Sunday, 12pm-10pm
Closing at 6:00pm on December 23rd

https://fairinthesquare.ca/

*A Victorian Christmas (Toronto)
Mackenzie House
82 Bond Street
Toronto, ON

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas in an 1859 row-house. Escape the hustle and bustle while you enjoy mulled cider and biscuits in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Discover how families celebrated Christmas in 19th century Toronto as you tour the decorated house.
Until December 24, children are invited to write a letter to Santa Clause during their visit. Select a card that has been printed on our 1845 printing press and write a personal message. Drop the card into our magic post box and it will be delivered to Santa.
November 27, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Please see website for hours of operation

Cost
Child: $5.00 | Youth: $7.00 | Adult: $8.00 | Senior: $7.00

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

*Evergreen’s Winter Village (Toronto) (FREE)
10am-5pm
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON

Play, eat and shop this holiday season at Evergreen’s Winter Village!
Evergreen Brick Works has it all, every weekend in December and the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s.
Taste delicious treats from food trucks and local vendors, shop unique gifts at our Holiday Market, skate on our picturesque outdoor skating rink and pick up a sustainably grown Christmas tree from the Evergreen Garden Market.
Evergreen Brick Works is nestled in the Don Valley, Toronto’s very own winter wonderland.
For more details, visit our website.

http://www.evergreen.ca

*’Twas the Night Before Christmas (Hamilton)
5pm-9pm
Westfield Heritage Village
1049 Kirkwall Road
Rockton, ON

Enjoy Westfield by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping is available at the Gift Shop and the restaurant features light meals and refreshments.

www.westfieldheritage.ca

*Christmas in The Park (Orangeville)
5:30pm-10pm
Kay Cee Gardens
29 Bythia Street
Orangeville, ON

Enjoy a magical walk through Kay Cee Gardens this Holiday Season where you can enjoy the spectacle of thousands of lights decorating the trees, numerous delightful displays (some interactive), musical performances, hot chocolate, strolling minstrels and carolers and the jolly ol’ elf himself… Santa Claus. This is a wonderful community event for family, friends and pets. 
Event runs every evening 5:30-10:00pm from Dec. 7 through Dec. 31st. 
Donations graciously accepted.

www.facebook.com/OrangevilleOptimists/

*Sundays: Feast of Colour (Oshawa)
1pm-3pm
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
72 Queen Street
Oshawa, ON

Registration not required. Drop-in 1pm to 3pm
Hey families, we’re trying something different! 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’re taking the phrase “you are what you eat” to a whole new level this holiday season with some delicious artmaking! You’ll walk away with a tasty plate of artwork that looks like nothing you’ve seen before.
The RMG is an accessible venue. To make a reservation or discuss an accommodation, please contact Saira Knowles, Manager of Learning & Engagement at sknowles@rmg.on.ca or all 905.576.3000 Ext 108.
OPG Second Sundays are made possible with the support of Ontario Power Generations

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

*Christmas Market (Whitby)
12pm-10pm
Christmas Market
Behind Old Whitby Fire Station No-3 Brock St. S and Colborne St. E (Municipal Lot #4)
Whitby, ON

The Downtown Whitby BIA is hosting the first annual Outdoor Christmas Market taking place behind the historical Whitby Fire Station No. 3. As an organization whose sole mission is to promote, enhance and improve the geographic area we serve, the Downtown Whitby BIA is pleased to bring this exciting “gift” to the residents of Whitby.
We’re creating a festive market experience like no other. Ice skating, holiday photos, live music, a Biergarten, mulled wine, white lights, and the best holiday shopping in the Durham Region. All amid the beautiful backdrop of downtown Whitby. 
A place for families and friends to come together and celebrate the spirit of Christmas. FREE ADMISSION. ALL WELCOME:)
The event organizer is providing tickets for this event via an external ticket provider. Please click the button below to obtain tickets.

www.facebook.com/events/562881840834736/


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