NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 30- Dec 1, 2019)

NOVEMBER FREE & CHEAP EVENTS (November 30- Dec 1, 2019)

 



**SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019**

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

Movie: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

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/

*Kids Building Workshop (Home Depot) (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.
Build a Christmas Countdown Calendar – November 30
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 Christmas countdown calendar.

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

*Christmas In The Village (Woodbridge)

The Historic Wallace House
137 Woodbridge Ave
Woodbridge, ON

Take a step back in time and experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas all weekend-long at Christmas in the Village, at the Historic Wallace House! Filled with old-fashion Christmas-inspired activities, sights and sounds, our community Open House is holiday fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Hosted by the Historic Wallace House, this free outdoor community event takes over the heart of Woodbridge Village and kicks off the holiday season!
Join us and share in the holiday traditions of the Victorian era!
– Official Tree Lighting ceremony
– Photos with Santa & Santa Selfies
– Live Music
– Lantern Walk
– Mrs Claus Story Time
– Kids activities & crafts in the Library
– Horse & Wagon Rides
– Food Trucks
– Pop-up Holiday Market
– Handcrafts
– Community Lounge & Fire Pit & Much More

ADMISSION IS FREE. Donations to the Food Bank and The Wallace House will be accepted.

http://www.wallacehouse.ca/christmas-in-the-village

*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

*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=

*Kidzfest at Yonge-Dundas Square (Toronto)
Yonge-Dundas Square
1 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON

Join us for a day of fun for the kids and the whole family!
Check our website regularly for this year’s line up of entertainment.

https://downtownyonge.com/series/kidzfest/

*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/

*BSM Warm the Sole Sock Drive (Toronto)
10am-5pm
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

The BSM’s annual sock drive returns! Did you know that socks are the most needed and least donated item of clothing? During the month of November, visitors to the museum are encouraged to bring a donation of a pair of new, unworn socks to donate to the Scott Mission.
If you make a donation on a Saturday or Sunday during the drive, you can visit the museum for free that day!
Help us give the gift of warmth to our community.

Cost: Included with museum admission. Free admission on the Weekends with donation

http://www.batashoemuseum.ca

*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

*The Brightwater Family Skating Party (Mississauga)
4pm-7pm
200 Lakeshore Rd. E
Mississauga, ON

Brightwater is hosting a holiday party and you are invited!
Come out and enjoy a FREE skate on the synthetic ice-skating rink, have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy some hot chocolate all courtesy of Brightwater. The kids will love skating with the elves and the other fun holiday activities we have planned for the whole family!
Please remember to use caution. Skating is at your own risk.

https://www.portcredit.com/events-calendar-list/

*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 Day (Keswick) (FREE)
11am-3pm
Keswick Dental Centre
417 The Queensway South, Unit 202
Keswick, ON

Please join us for Santa day!
Take photos with Santa (bring your own camera)
Write letters to Santa
Eat some goodies
Arts & Crafts

Open to the public and free of charge

https://www.facebook.com/events/2540032099550101/

 

 

 



**SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 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

*Christmas In The Village (Woodbridge)
The Historic Wallace House
137 Woodbridge Ave
Woodbridge, ON

Take a step back in time and experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas all weekend-long at Christmas in the Village, at the Historic Wallace House! Filled with old-fashion Christmas-inspired activities, sights and sounds, our community Open House is holiday fun for the whole family to enjoy.
Hosted by the Historic Wallace House, this free outdoor community event takes over the heart of Woodbridge Village and kicks off the holiday season!
Join us and share in the holiday traditions of the Victorian era!
– Official Tree Lighting ceremony
– Photos with Santa & Santa Selfies
– Live Music
– Lantern Walk
– Mrs Claus Story Time
– Kids activities & crafts in the Library
– Horse & Wagon Rides
– Food Trucks
– Pop-up Holiday Market
– Handcrafts
– Community Lounge & Fire Pit & Much More

ADMISSION IS FREE. Donations to the Food Bank and The Wallace House will be accepted.

http://www.wallacehouse.ca/christmas-in-the-village

*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

*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=

*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

*Little Merchants Expo (Milton)
1pm-5pm
Milton Memorial Arena(Lions Club)
77 Thompson Rd
Milton, ON

Its a trade show for kids where kids will be vendors and you will be their customer.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/little-merchants-expo-milton-tickets-78886951997

*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

*A Barrie Merry Christmas (Barrie)
9am-5pm
South Shore Community Centre
205 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON

Join Santa’s elves for this family-friendly holiday kick-off! Kids can participate in fun reindeer games, Christmas crafts and cookie decorating. Santa photos and family photos in front of a rustic holiday backdrop included in the $8/person entry. Choose from one of 4 time slots.

https://www.facebook.com/ABarrieMerryChristmas/

 


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