DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 14-15, 2019)

DECEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (December 14-15, 2019)

 



**SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019**

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

Movie: THE GRINCH

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

*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

*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/201912-decembre-december#1

*Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories (Toronto)
Mackenzie House
82 Bond St
Toronto, ON

Victorians loved their ghost stories—even at Christmas time! Join us to listen to actor/historian Bruce Beaton tell a few scary Christmas tales and enjoy a cookie and some hot cider warmed on our 1850s stove. This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Holiday Tours and Experiences programming. Mackenzie House is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto’s many pasts, presents and futures meet. It interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s and the evolution of democratic institutions through the lens of Toronto’s first Mayor William Lyon Mackenzie.

Cost: $5.00 – $8.00
Child: $5.00 | Student: $7.00 | Youth: $7.00 | Adult: $8.00 | Senior: $7.00
Pre-registration is not required. Arriving 30 minutes prior to storytelling session is advisable.

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/?start=2019-11-16T05%3A00%3A00.000Z&end=2020-11-16T04%3A59%3A59.999Z&search=&categories=&themes=&free=false&accessible=false&ongoing=false&locations.locationName=&view=fecList&id=qY40_wMNdy9uzxFLMHO7mA&oindex=

*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/

*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=

*Evergreen’s Winter Village (Toronto) (FREE)
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON

Celebrate the holidays in a reimagined historic brick factory at Evergreen Brick Works.
Skate on the picturesque outdoor skating rink, shop local craft goods at the Holiday Market, listen to live music and end your stay with tasty and toasty eats and drinks.
Evergreen’s Winter Village is free to attend, open every weekend from November 30 to December 22, 2019.

https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/evergreen-winter-village/

*Christmas on the Farm (Milton)
10am-3pm
Springridge Farm
7256 Bell School Line
Milton, ON

Join us at the farm as we celebrate the season with Christmas on the Farm. Families will enjoy visiting during the holiday season as we deck the halls and trim the tree in anticipation of Santa’s arrival at Springridge Farm.
Join us in Santa’s Workshop weekends November 23 – December 15, 10am -3pm
Santa’s Workshop is located upstairs in the Springridge barn and includes two festive activities for children to enjoy. Each child will have the opportunity to paint a glass ornament to bring home to adorn your Christmas tree and will decorate a freshly baked gingerbread cookie. The jolly old man in red will be on hand greeting families and posing for Christmas photos with Santa.
Admission to Santa’s Workshop is $10 (includes HST) per child. There is no admission charge to visit the barn market, bakery & gift shop.

http://www.springridgefarm.com/Christmas-Activities.htm

*Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Market (Hamilton) (FREE)
10am-3pm
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
35 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON

For the second year running, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market!
This year there will be a workshop set up in the lower level of the Market specifically designated for Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s workshop in the Market will be the perfect backdrop for parents to get a picture of their kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Market will be offering FREE photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus.
During your visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus kids will receive a Market coloring page, a treat from Santa and will get the opportunity to chat with and interact with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

www.hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca/santa-mrs-claus-in-the-market/

*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

 

 

 

 



**SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2019**

*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

*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/201912-decembre-december#1

*Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories (Toronto)
Mackenzie House
82 Bond St
Toronto, ON

Victorians loved their ghost stories—even at Christmas time! Join us to listen to actor/historian Bruce Beaton tell a few scary Christmas tales and enjoy a cookie and some hot cider warmed on our 1850s stove. This event is part of Toronto History Museums’ Holiday Tours and Experiences programming. Mackenzie House is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto’s many pasts, presents and futures meet. It interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s and the evolution of democratic institutions through the lens of Toronto’s first Mayor William Lyon Mackenzie.

Cost: $5.00 – $8.00
Child: $5.00 | Student: $7.00 | Youth: $7.00 | Adult: $8.00 | Senior: $7.00
Pre-registration is not required. Arriving 30 minutes prior to storytelling session is advisable.

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/exhibits-events/?start=2019-11-16T05%3A00%3A00.000Z&end=2020-11-16T04%3A59%3A59.999Z&search=&categories=&themes=&free=false&accessible=false&ongoing=false&locations.locationName=&view=fecList&id=qY40_wMNdy9uzxFLMHO7mA&oindex=

*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

*Evergreen’s Winter Village (Toronto) (FREE)
Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON

Celebrate the holidays in a reimagined historic brick factory at Evergreen Brick Works.
Skate on the picturesque outdoor skating rink, shop local craft goods at the Holiday Market, listen to live music and end your stay with tasty and toasty eats and drinks.
Evergreen’s Winter Village is free to attend, open every weekend from November 30 to December 22, 2019.

https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/evergreen-winter-village/

*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=

*Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Market (Hamilton) (FREE)
10am-3pm
Hamilton Farmers’ Market
35 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON

For the second year running, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market!
This year there will be a workshop set up in the lower level of the Market specifically designated for Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa’s workshop in the Market will be the perfect backdrop for parents to get a picture of their kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The Market will be offering FREE photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus.
During your visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus kids will receive a Market coloring page, a treat from Santa and will get the opportunity to chat with and interact with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

www.hamiltonfarmersmarket.ca/santa-mrs-claus-in-the-market/

*Santa Claus Kids Christmas Program (Stoney Creek)
Erland Lee Museum
552 Ridge Road
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 24th and 30th and December 8th and 15th.
There will be lots of fun activities including stories, games, crafts, and treats!
Admission is $8 per child (accompanying adults are free). For more information, call 905-662-2691. No pre-registration required.

https://fwio.on.ca/erland

*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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