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September 2020

Doors Open Ontario

Tuesday, September 1 @ 8:00 am - Monday, November 30 @ 5:00 pm

Doors Open Ontario has gone digital! We will be going behind the doors and onto the trails of heritage sites across the province – virtually! We look forward to seeing you back in communities once it is safe to do so. Please check this website and follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to enjoy exhibits, share stories and explore the province with us.

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Taking History Home

Sunday, September 13 - Thursday, December 31
Taking History Home Black Creek

Introducing Black Creek Pioneer Village’s new History at Home series! Are you a teacher looking for resources to engage your class? Or a parent teaching your children at home? These self-contained online learning lessons are ready to share with students and can be completed at home. We hope that these fun-filled lessons, linked to the social studies curriculum, will give you a virtual taste of Black Creek Pioneer Village. New resources will be added each week!

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October 2020

9 & 99: The Howe Gretzky Exhibition

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Sunday, January 31, 2021
Hockey Hall of Fame, 30 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8 Canada
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$14 – $20
9 & 99

Never seen before. Never seen again. An exhibition unlike any other, paying homage to the most prolific scorers of our generations. Witness the greatest compilation of milestone artifacts and rare personal memorabilia, all hand-picked by Hockey Hall of Fame curators from the Howe and Gretzky family collections. Revel in the legacy and indelible bond of Mr. Hockey and The Great One.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Sunday, January 17, 2021
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Winnie the Pooh exploring a classic at the ROM

Experience the timeless and universal appeal of one of the most adored fictional characters of all time – Winnie-the-Pooh –– in this immersive and playful exhibition. Kids and grown-ups of all ages are invited to discover and rediscover the magical world of this much-loved bear and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Featuring interactive activities and larger-than-life environments, this exhibition will make you fall in love again with these thoughtful characters and delight in their resourcefulness while appreciating the…

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November 2020

Welcome Back to the BSM!

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Monday, January 4, 2021
Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S1W7 Canada
Bata Shoe Museum Welcome Back

Walk on down to the coolest shoebox in town! With an international collection of over 14,000 shoes, there’s so much to explore. In order to highlight different aspects of the collections, we offer three changing exhibitions as well as one semi-permanent exhibition so that each visit offers new and fascinating for everyone to experience! The BSM officially reopens on Wednesday, July 15 and we can't wait to welcome you back! Visit our website for details on how to purchase advance…

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Welcome Back: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Legoland Discovery Centre, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive
Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5W4 Canada
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Legoland Discovery Centre Activities

Come back to play at Toronto's favourite LEGO-building attraction - with all new playtimes and Bricktastic Safety measures and the popular LEGO shop. Taking extra precautions for health and safety, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto has implemented enhanced physical distancing measures, new limited capacity 90-minute playtimes, LEGO® bricks just for families to use during playtimes, sliders to indicate whether play areas have been sanitized and ready for play, and stringent cleaning protocols before each playtime following the guidance of local and national health officials.

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Kindermusik: Cuddle and Bounce (Newborn – 16 months)

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Monday, February 1, 2021
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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For Ages Newborn - 16 Months Make baby’s first class musical! Music is one of your baby's favorite things - AND it's one of the best thing for your baby's developing mind. Kindermusik Cuddle&Bounce classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, and objects. Shared activities for babies and their caregivers provide the opportunity to strengthen your connection with your child through joyful music-making experiences. Cuddle & Bounce classes…

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Ontario Science Center Science at Home

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Science is everywhere. Learning can happen anywhere. For the family that loves to experiment, this Do It Yourself series is sure to inspire your inner scientist. We’ve got hands-on games and activities that range from getting your hands slimy to crafting gravity-defying chutes to exploring the nature in your backyard. These easy-to-follow guides are simple, fun, and appropriate for most ages (with adult supervision).

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Ocean Defender Online – STEAM Courses for Kid

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Your kids can learn from home with Sea Smart’s Ocean Defender online courses. Our interactive and engaging courses are developed and delivered by Sea Smart’s team of marine biologists and environmental educators! Sea Smart provides all the resources you need to keep your kids engaged and learning at home. You can also relax knowing that all of our lessons are developed by experienced educators. You and your family have 2 exciting courses to choose from: Awesome Animals: In this course,…

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Dance Nation

Tuesday, November 10 - Sunday, December 6
Guloien Theatre, 345 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Dance Nation at Crow's Theatre

An army of pre-teen competitive dancers plot to take over the world (and win Nationals) in Clare Barron’s “barbaric yawp of a play” (Vulture) about the unbridled wildness of being a girl at 13. Meg Roe, director of Crow's 2018 hit MIDDLETOWN, takes the helm of DANCE NATION, joined by internationally renowned choreographer Crystal Pite (BETROFFENHEIT), a “dance genius who stages the impossible” (Guardian). Hilarious, fast-paced and ferocious, DANCE NATION will hit you hard.

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Outdoor Christmas Market on the Farm

Friday, November 13 - Sunday, December 20
Niemi Family Farm, 18463 Hwy 48
Newmarket, ON Canada
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Outdoor Christmas Market with free admission! Local vendors and products. Support Local. You can purchase stocking stuffers, crafts, decor, candles, bakery goods and so much more. Freshly cut local Christmas Trees, handmade wreaths, outdoor arrangements, garland, branch bundles, swags... Hot chocolate, coffees, and a magical and safe outdoor space. You can book a private bonfire for a group of 5, 10, or 20. Tickets to be purchased online at Christmas Land is a family experience. This is separate from…

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Christmas Drive-Thru Tours

Saturday, November 14 - Sunday, December 13
Pickering Museum Village, 2365 Concession 6
Greenwood, ON Canada
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Visit the museum this holiday season and experience the spirit of Christmas through the brand new Christmas Drive-Thru Tour. Journey back through the years to learn how our popular Christmas traditions started. Hear how Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer came to be and when his Christmas carol first started. End your tour with a safe-distanced visit with Santa Claus! Weekends from November 14 to December 13, 2020 Tickets are timed entry, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tour time is approximately…

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Winter Festival of Lights

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Sunday, January 10, 2021
Niagara Parks, 5146 Murray Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4 Canada
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Niagara Winter Festival of Lights

The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 38th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with 3 million lights along the Niagara Parkway, Dufferin Islands and across Niagara Falls. The signature 8km long route travels through the beautiful landscapes of the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts to transform the city into a winter wonderland. As a treasured holiday tradition for people from around the world, the Winter Festival…

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Gift of Lights

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7 Canada
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Bingemans Gift of Lights

Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru holiday light display with two tunnels and over 300 animated and static light displays! Enjoy this holiday spectacle from inside the comfort of your own vehicle and tune into Gift of Lights Radio at 103.3FM. Happy Holidays!  

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Winter Wonders at the RGB

Winter Wonders at the RGB

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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A brand new RBG experience! Follow incredible festive lights through picture-perfect Hendrie Park and discover something new at every turn. Experience the magic of the holiday season under the stars as historic Hendrie Park transforms into a winter wonderland of nature and light. This unique outdoor experience guides visitors along Hendrie Park’s picturesque pathways adorned with charming festive lights, including 7 magical displays that tell the stories of unique winter wonders! Discover the origins of popular holiday traditions while strolling…

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Ride the RGB Express

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
Royal Botanical Gardens, 690 Plains Road West
Burlington, ON Canada
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RGB Holiday Train

All aboard! Take a ride on the RBG Express through the winter beauty of Hendrie Park. The train is available for paid rides throughout the garden. Warm up with a hot chocolate and cookie from The Greenhouse Café before or after your train ride! (Food & Drink not included in cost of ride). Train is first come, first served. Tickets may sell out before the experience is over for the day. RBG reserves the right to cancel this experience in…

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Holiday Nights of Lights

Friday, November 20, 2020 - Thursday, January 7, 2021
Revel Park, 80 Interchange Way
Vaughan, ON
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$25 – $65
Holiday NIghts of Lights

The holidays are right around the corner, join us in celebrating! Holiday Nights of Lights will feature over 1 million LED lights all synchronized to a fun and festive playlist!

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Storytime Magic with Santa

Friday, November 20 - Thursday, December 24
Mountsberg Conservation Area, Mountsberg Conservation Area
Campbellville, Ontario Canada
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Storytime Magic with santa

UPDATE NOVEMBER 18th, 2020: Due to the recently announced change to Covid19 restrictions in the Halton/Hamilton area we are pressing pause on new Storytime Magic With Santa registrations. Stay tuned and we will announce when program registration re-opens on our social channels. Christmas Town Presents—Storytime Magic with Santa Christmas is going to look a bit different this year, but the Christmas magic is coming back to Mountsberg with Storytime Magic with Santa! We’ve all had to make some adjustments in…

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Journey into Enchantment

Friday, November 20, 2020 - Monday, January 4, 2021
Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road
Markham, Ontario L6C 1N9 Select a Country:
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Journey into Enchantment

Come join us this Christmas for the most magical event closest to the GTA! Drive and experience the magic of more than a million illuminating lights, dazzling animated and static displays, music shows, simulated starburst firework lights and our spectacular lights tunnel in the comfort of your own vehicle. Help us raise $100,000 for Sick Kids Hospital and $20,000 for Toronto Animal Shelter with each ticket you buy. Each ticket price is per vehicle up to 8 passenger! Take advantage…

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Toronto Zoo Holiday Marketplace

Friday, November 20 - Wednesday, December 23
Toronto Zoo, 361A Old Finch Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada
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Toronto Zoo holiday marketplace

Discover the magic of the holiday season this winter with a visit to the Toronto Zoo’s brand new Holiday Marketplace. Beginning on November 20, the Toronto Zoo’s front courtyard will transform into our second seasonal marketplace, showcasing some of the amazing producers, processors, artisans in our community. Friday through Sunday until December 20 and on December 21, 22 & 23, join us from 2:00pm to 8:00pm to celebrate the magic of the holidays while supporting local businesses, your community and…

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Bluffs Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 20 - Sunday, December 20
Bluffer’s Park Beach Parking Lot, 1 Brimley Rd S
Scarborough, Ontario M1M 3W3 Canada
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Bluffs Winter Wonderland drive thru experience will bring holiday cheer to all, as visitors will get a chance to have a meet & greet with Santa! As you drive along a 1KM decorated path inside the Bluffer's Park west parking lot (1 Brimley Road South, Toronto), you will wind through and around the base of the Scarborough Bluffs and will pass by Reindeer Way, Snowman City, The Enchanted Forest and end at Santa's House. Kids and families will have the…

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Festive Nights at Brooks Farms

Friday, November 20 - Wednesday, December 30
Brooks Farms, 122 Ashworth Road
Mount Albert, ON Canada
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Brooks Farms Festive Nights

Join us for our first ever Christmas Adventure featuring: A Story Time Tractor Ride A walk through our Magical Sugar Bush filled with Christmas Lights, decor, Music and well known Holiday Characters. Enjoy a Hot Chocolate or Hot Apple Cider and roast some Marshmallows at one of our outdoor fire pits. Socially distant visits with the REAL SANTA inside his Workshop where he will provide each child with a take-home treat!* Grab a Candy Cane, Some Holiday Crafts, Decor and…

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