NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 23-November 24, 2019)

NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 23-November 24, 2019)

 



**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019**

*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

*Toonies For Toys Kids Craft (All Over Ontario)
Terra Greenhouses
All Over Ontario

Join us at the Step Into Christmas Event as we host a Super Bells Kids Workshop for only $2!
All donations go to the Children’s Aid Society.
Drop in to participate. Purchase in store.
Paint friendly clothing is recommended.
Runs until December 8, 2019

https://www.terragreenhouses.com/event/toonies-for-toys-donations-going-to-childrens-aid-society/

*Santa’s Workshop (Vaughan) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Dr
Vaughan, ON

Free Crafts Each Day:
11/17-11/24: Merry Christmas Sign
11/25-12/1: Standing Reindeer
12/2-12/8: Felt Snowman
12/9-12/15: Color a Drawstring Bag
12/16-12/22: Decorate a Cookie Platter
12/23- 12/24: Decorate a Cookie

More information can be found online.

https://stores.basspro.com/ca/on/vaughan/1-bass-pro-mills-dr.html

*Santa Under the Stars (Aurora) (FREE)
6pm-8pm
Orchard Height Blvd. to Murray Dr.
Aurora, ON

Don’t miss the magic of the Santa Under the Stars Parade. This annual night time tradition continues on Saturday, November 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The parade will travel along 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.

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

*Holiday Craft Workshop (Newmarket)
1pm-3pm
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main Street, South
Newmarket, ON

Get into the festive spirit and have fun making a Gingerbread Stuffed Toy (simple sewing skills) and Holly Bell Decoration. Afterwards try our old-fashioned toys. Enjoy a beverage and gingerbread treat. Saturday, November 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. $5/child (cash at the door) adult supervision required. Suitable for ages 3 to 10. Pre-registration required by November 22, email museum@newmarket.ca or call 905-953-5314.

www.newmarket.ca/museum

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

The 47th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones.
This festive tradition is a time to believe in magic and a time to come together to show who we are as a community – warm, welcoming and spirited.
The parade features 100+ floats including marching bands, local businesses and our cultural community, and of course, jolly Old Saint Nick.

https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/business/partnerships-marketing/festivals/santa-claus-parade

*Family Fun Mystery Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Something mysterious is going on at the museum every weekend in November! Explore all of Scarborough Museum’s secrets with mystery themed treats, games and activities. Start off with the always popular scavenger hunt, now available for kids and adults alike. Put your senses to the test with Mystery Cake made with a top secret ingredient. Discover the mysteries of various artifacts past with the History’s Mysteries artifact guessing game. Plus, riddles, puzzles and more! Guests with or growing a moustache will get an extra surprise in honour of Movember whether the ‘stache is real or fake! This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Holiday programming.
This runs until December 1, 2019

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/?id=q2qnDwR%24xB1eG4AqTn1SaA

*Christmas Market (Toronto)
Distillery District
55 Mill Street
Toronto, ON

The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, November 14 to December 22, with the 10th annual Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, the festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, all in an atmosphere so romantic you can’t help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again. Rediscover the magic of Christmas.
Admission is free of charge on weekdays until Friday at 5pm. There is admission on weekends; check website for tickets on weekends.
Children under 2 are free.

Although the Toronto Christmas Market is not active on Mondays, the shops and restaurants of the Distillery Historic District are open 7 days a week.
The Toronto Christmas Market is open Thursday November 14th to Sunday December 22nd, 2019.
Cost:$8-$30

http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/

*Storytime (Toronto)
1pm-1:30pm
Toronto Railway Museum
255 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, ON

Looking for a great way to spend an afternoon with your children? Every Saturday in November 2019, the Toronto Railway Museum will be offering a reading of popular, railway-themed children’s books! Staff will read to the audience one of our wonderful books.
This event is open to all ages, so come and listen by yourself, with your family, or a group of friends.
Tickets for this event include museum admission.
The readings will take place on November 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 1:00-1:30 PM.

Cost: $3-5

http://www.trha.ca

*Nutcracker (Toronto)
285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON

A great chance to experience this stately home dressed to the nines for the holiday season. As a part of the Roaring 20s Christmas tours, participate in The Nutcracker Ballet-themed activities that include a scavenger hunt, take-home crafts based on the Nutcracker, and enjoy 1940s-era ballet costumes on loan from Dance Collection Danse. This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Holiday programming. Spadina Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto’s many pasts, presents and futures meet. It offers a glimpse of Toronto during the 1900-1930 period through the lens of the Austin family.
Runs until January 5, 2020
Every Tuesday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Every Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
Museum is closed on December 24 & 25.

Paid parking at Casa Loma

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

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/?id=qAB%24WkYIaWakPAHwo7iIVw

*Christmas at the Lodge (Toronto)
12pm-4pm
Colborne Lodge
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. Learn about traditions including decorating, gift giving, foods and entertainment. Admire the Victorian Christmas tree, play with traditional toys and admire traditional gifts like china dolls, tea sets and John Howard’s walking stick. Toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats. This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Holiday programming. Colborne Lodge is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto’s many pasts, presents and futures meet. The museum explores 19th-century innovation and creativity, city building, science, technology and design as exemplified by John Howard one of Toronto’s first architects.
Cost: $5.00 – $8.00
Child: $5.00 | Youth: $7.00 | Adult: $8.00 | Senior: $7.00

Please note: Closed on Mondays. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.
Reduced hours on December 24 and December 31: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This runs until January 5, 2020

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/?start=2019-10-24T04%3A00%3A00.000Z&end=2020-10-24T03%3A59%3A59.999Z&search=&categories=&themes=&free=false&accessible=false&ongoing=true&locations.locationName=Colborne%20Lodge&view=fecList&id=tmplpRJJkCrGVTy4U_PX7Q&oindex=

*Kids’ Club November (Milton) (FREE)
10am-12pm
Milton Mall
55 Ontario Street South
Milton, ON

Christmas is around the corner, and we’re getting in the holiday spirit! With Santa’s arrival we will have gingerbread cookie decorating for the Milton Mall Monkey Kids’ Club.
Supplies are limited for the first 200 children. Kids’ Club is free of charge for children ages 4-12, and they must be accompanied by an adult.

miltonmall.com/events/milton-november-kids-club-2019

*Family Programs (Brampton)
1pm-4pm
PAMA
9 Wellington St. E.
Brampton, ON

Guide your family through art projects at PAMA and inspire creativity! Drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission and members are free.

Admission:
Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Families (Up to 2 Adults, and up to 5 Children): $12
Children Under 5: Free

http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/programseventsandschoolresources/pamakids.asp?_mid_=19896

*Santa Claus Parade (Ajax) (FREE)
6pm
Downtown Ajax
Ajax, ON

Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for Santa’s Specticle of Lights. The Parade begins at the intersection of Bayly St. and Mackenzie Ave., proceeding east along Bayly St. and will continue north on Harwood Ave. S concluding at Ajax Town Hall (Bayly St. and Achillies Rd.).
Immediately following the Parade will be a special tree lighting ceremony and after party at Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S) and Ajax Main Library.

https://events.ajax.ca/Default/Detail/2019-11-23-1800-Santas-Spectacle-of-Lights

*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/2019-11-23-1000-Santa-Claus-Parade

 

 

 

 



**SUNDAY,NOVEMBER 24, 2019**

*Toonies For Toys Kids Craft (All Over Ontario)
Terra Greenhouses
All Over Ontario

Join us at the Step Into Christmas Event as we host a Super Bells Kids Workshop for only $2!
All donations go to the Children’s Aid Society.
Drop in to participate. Purchase in store.
Paint friendly clothing is recommended.
Runs until December 8, 2019

https://www.terragreenhouses.com/event/toonies-for-toys-donations-going-to-childrens-aid-society/

*Santa’s Workshop (Vaughan) (FREE)
Bass Pro Shops
Vaughan Mills Mall
1 Bass Pro Mills Dr
Vaughan, ON

Free Crafts Each Day:
11/17-11/24: Merry Christmas Sign
11/25-12/1: Standing Reindeer
12/2-12/8: Felt Snowman
12/9-12/15: Color a Drawstring Bag
12/16-12/22: Decorate a Cookie Platter
12/23- 12/24: Decorate a Cookie

More information can be found online.

https://stores.basspro.com/ca/on/vaughan/1-bass-pro-mills-dr.html

*SantaFest Parade (Vaughan) (FREE)
1:30pm
Major Mackenzie and Jane St
Vaughan, ON

HO HO HO – Have you heard the News?
Someone special is coming to town…
And that means we’re paving the road for … JOLLY OL’ ST. NICK
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

*Model Railroaders Train Show (Scarborough)
11am-4pm
The Club House
17 Jeavons Ave.
Scarborough, ON

Visit our two floors of Model Railroads. Our 1500 square foot 1950’s era HO scale layout set in Southern Ontario that features freight and passenger train operations with authentic steam and diesel sound effects. Our 1300 square Foot N scale layout features more than 100 scale miles of double track mainline running through mountain scenery.
Watch 60 to 80 car freight trains and full length passenger trains operate through the old and new sections of the layout.
A fun event for Families and kids of all ages.
Runs on November 24 and December 1

Admission:
Adult $5.00, Children $2.00, Seniors $3.00. Cash Only.

http://www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org

*Family Fun Mystery Weekends (Scarborough)
12pm-4pm
Scarborough Museum
1007 Brimley Road
Scarborough, ON

Something mysterious is going on at the museum every weekend in November! Explore all of Scarborough Museum’s secrets with mystery themed treats, games and activities. Start off with the always popular scavenger hunt, now available for kids and adults alike. Put your senses to the test with Mystery Cake made with a top secret ingredient. Discover the mysteries of various artifacts past with the History’s Mysteries artifact guessing game. Plus, riddles, puzzles and more! Guests with or growing a moustache will get an extra surprise in honour of Movember whether the ‘stache is real or fake! This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Holiday programming.
This runs until December 1, 2019

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/?id=q2qnDwR%24xB1eG4AqTn1SaA

*Christmas Market (Toronto)
Distillery District
55 Mill Street
Toronto, ON

The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, November 14 to December 22, with the 10th annual Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, the festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, all in an atmosphere so romantic you can’t help but fall in love with the holiday season all over again. Rediscover the magic of Christmas.
Admission is free of charge on weekdays until Friday at 5pm. There is admission on weekends; check website for tickets on weekends.
Children under 2 are free.

Although the Toronto Christmas Market is not active on Mondays, the shops and restaurants of the Distillery Historic District are open 7 days a week.
The Toronto Christmas Market is open Thursday November 14th to Sunday December 22nd, 2019.
Cost:$8-$30

http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/

*Streetsville Santa Claus Parade (Mississauga) (FREE)
1pm
Historic Village of Streetsville
Mississauga, ON

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This Christmas season will be the best and most exciting yet as Santa Claus is coming to town!
The Streetsville Santa Claus Parade will be returning to the heart of downtown Streetsville this year, so don’t forget to mark your calendars now!
The Parade will begin at Queen St S and Ontario St, and proceed south on Queen St S to Church St.

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*Family Programs (Brampton)
1pm-4pm
PAMA
9 Wellington St. E.
Brampton, ON

Guide your family through art projects at PAMA and inspire creativity! Drop-in activities are included in the cost of PAMA admission and members are free.

Admission:
Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Families (Up to 2 Adults, and up to 5 Children): $12
Children Under 5: Free

http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/programseventsandschoolresources/pamakids.asp?_mid_=19896

 

 

 


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