DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 15-16, 2018)

DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 15-16, 2018)

 



**SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15,  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

*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

*Unionville Christmas (Markham)
Unionville Christmas Market
160 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON

The 1st Annual Unionville Christmas Market takes place in the heart of Main Street at the historical barn behind the Blacksmith Bistro. Shop from local vendors all packaged into a unique heritage setting. Both indoor and outdoor vendors, plus food, live entertainment, and celebrity characters to greet the kids! Four days to choose from, including extended hours on Saturday December 15th.

www.unionvilleinfo.com/event/103-main-street-unionville-christmas-market-2018

*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

*Christmas at Colborne Lodge (Toronto)
11 Colborne Lodge Drive
Toronto, ON

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and aromas of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery that decorates the house, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.
History, Museum, Tour, Holiday Events

When: November 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Please see website for hours of operation

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

http://www.toronto.ca/colbornelodge

*A Roaring Twenties Christmas (Toronto)
Spadina Museum
285 Spadina Raod
Toronto, ON

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Festive holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe adorn the house. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider.
Family/Children, Museum, Tour, Holiday Events

When: November 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Please see website for hours of operation

Cost: $6.00 – $10.00
Child: $6.00 | Youth: $8.00 | Adult: $10.00 | Senior: $8.00

http://www.toronto.ca/spadina

*Christmas in the Valley (Toronto)
Todmorden Mills
67 Pottery Rd
Toronto, ON

Experience two different eras of Christmas at Todmorden Mills, the holiday traditions of the 1890s and the 1940s. Sample festive treats in the historic homes, create a take-home craft, and take a winter stroll in the Wildflower Preserve.
Family/Children, Museum, Tour, Holiday Events

When: December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Weekends in December (including December 7 PA Day), plus December 22 to January 6, 2019
12 to 4 p.m (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 24 & 31)
Closed December 25, 26 and January 1

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

http://www.toronto.ca/todmordenmills

*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

*’Twas the Night Before Christmas (Hamilton)
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

*Kids Santa Claus Christmas (Stoney Creek)
Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Rd.
Stoney Creek, ON

Children ages 3-9 are invited to the Erland Lee Museum (552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek) for a day of Christmas fun! The program starts at 12:30 or 2:00pm and runs approximately 1.5 hours. We are offering the program on November 25th, and December 1st, 15th, and 16th.
There will be lots of fun activities including stories, games, crafts, and treats all relating to the jolly man in the red suit: Santa Claus!
Admission is $5 per child (accompanying adults are free). No pre-registration required.

https://fwio.on.ca/erland

 

 

 



**SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 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

*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

*Unionville Christmas (Markham)
Unionville Christmas Market
160 Main Street Unionville
Markham, ON

The 1st Annual Unionville Christmas Market takes place in the heart of Main Street at the historical barn behind the Blacksmith Bistro. Shop from local vendors all packaged into a unique heritage setting. Both indoor and outdoor vendors, plus food, live entertainment, and celebrity characters to greet the kids! Four days to choose from, including extended hours on Saturday December 15th.

www.unionvilleinfo.com/event/103-main-street-unionville-christmas-market-2018

*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

*Christmas at Colborne Lodge (Toronto)
11 Colborne Lodge Drive
Toronto, ON

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and aromas of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery that decorates the house, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.
History, Museum, Tour, Holiday Events

When: November 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Please see website for hours of operation

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

http://www.toronto.ca/colbornelodge

*A Roaring Twenties Christmas (Toronto)
Spadina Museum
285 Spadina Raod
Toronto, ON

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Festive holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe adorn the house. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider.
Family/Children, Museum, Tour, Holiday Events

When: November 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Please see website for hours of operation

Cost: $6.00 – $10.00
Child: $6.00 | Youth: $8.00 | Adult: $10.00 | Senior: $8.00

http://www.toronto.ca/spadina

*Christmas in the Valley (Toronto)
Todmorden Mills
67 Pottery Rd
Toronto, ON

Experience two different eras of Christmas at Todmorden Mills, the holiday traditions of the 1890s and the 1940s. Sample festive treats in the historic homes, create a take-home craft, and take a winter stroll in the Wildflower Preserve.
Family/Children, Museum, Tour, Holiday Events

When: December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Weekends in December (including December 7 PA Day), plus December 22 to January 6, 2019
12 to 4 p.m (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 24 & 31)
Closed December 25, 26 and January 1

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

http://www.toronto.ca/todmordenmills

*Country Christmas Parade (Milton)
1:30pm
Downtown Campbellville
35 Crawford Cres
Campbellville, ON

Santa is coming to town! We believe this event to be the true heart of the season. This rural parade is very much a community endeavour. Floats and entries come from many local and area businesses, plus community groups such as Scouts, Guides, local service clubs, schools, churches and even local households. We are in the process of finalizing the route. This local community event is organized and run by the volunteers of the Campbellville Parade Committee, under the umbrella of the Campbellville Community Association (DCCA). Children and parents will be able to meet Santa and his elves after the parade at St. David’s Church, Main Street, Campbellville – where gifts, hot drinks and snacks will be available. We hope to see you at the parade!

www.facebook.com/events/270064643618229/

*Kids Santa Claus Christmas (Stoney Creek)
Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Rd.
Stoney Creek, ON

Children ages 3-9 are invited to the Erland Lee Museum (552 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek) for a day of Christmas fun! The program starts at 12:30 or 2:00pm and runs approximately 1.5 hours. We are offering the program on November 25th, and December 1st, 15th, and 16th.
There will be lots of fun activities including stories, games, crafts, and treats all relating to the jolly man in the red suit: Santa Claus!
Admission is $5 per child (accompanying adults are free). No pre-registration required.

https://fwio.on.ca/erland


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