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November 2019

IMAX Super Power Dogs

Wednesday, November 20 - Tuesday, December 24
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Free

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Follow Halo, a rookie puppy training to join one of the most elite disaster response teams in America. Meet Henry, an avalanche rescue expert in…

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Family Kit: Among All These Tundras

Wednesday, November 20 - Saturday, December 7
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W
Toronto, Ontario M5V 0H4 Canada
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Free

Looking for something to do with the kids in the city? Bring the family to Onsite Gallery, OCAD University! We're happy to offer a free interactive guide for families and young visitors to creatively engage with our current contemporary art exhibition, Family Kit / Among All These Tundras. Intended audiences: Children from 3 years +, but toddlers may also join the fun Teenagers Their companions and/or caregivers

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Toronto Biennial of Art

Wednesday, November 20 @ 4:52 am - Sunday, December 1 @ 6:00 pm
Multiple Locations in Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
Free

Launching September 21, 2019, the Toronto Biennial of Art is a new international contemporary visual arts event as culturally connected and diverse as the city itself. For 72 days, Toronto and surrounding areas will be transformed by free exhibitions, talks, and performances that reflect our local context while engaging with the most pressing issues of our time. The inaugural Biennial will present over 100 works by Canadian, Indigenous, and International artists installed at more than 10 sites on or near…

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Rainbow Songs Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers

Wednesday, November 20 - Tuesday, December 31
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada + Google Map

Rainbow Songs is Toronto largest and best loved music program for babies and toddlers. Sign up for a free preview class at any of our 20 locations in Toronto. Rainbow Songs offers a inclusive, joyful, interactive music classes that encourage the participation of you and your child. Rainbow Songs music classes include super fun music and movement songs and activities for you and your little one. Come bond with your baby in our baby music class. Play and explore with…

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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play — Free Playground Access

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Friday, February 7, 2020
Area51 Lasertag, 2501 Rutherford Rd, Unit 30
Vaughan, ON L4K 2N6 Canada
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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play is proud to support the Sick Kids Foundation. Join us during the WEEKDAYS from 10AM to 5PM for FREE Playground entry with a donation of $2, $5, or $10. Our 10,000 Sq.ft family entertainment facility is located in the heart of Vaughan. Please visit www.planet-play.ca for more information. Valid Monday through Friday between 10 am and 5 pm.

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Toronto Christmas Market

Wednesday, November 20 - Sunday, December 22
distillery district, 55 Mill Street
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4 Canada
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$8 – $12

The Toronto Christmas Market takes place in Toronto's Distillery Historic District from November 14 to December 22, 2019. The event, celebrating its 10th year, recreates the romance and magic of traditional European Christmas markets which date back to the early 1400s. The Toronto Christmas Market features non-stop entertainment, European food delicacies, unique gift items from around the world, outdoor heated beer and mulled wine gardens, and a 50+ foot Christmas tree decorated with more than 40,000 lights and ornaments.

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Annual Main Street Markham Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Street Markham, Hwy 48 (North of Hwy 7)
Markham, ON Canada
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Free

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is coming to town! 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. The…

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Pickering Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pickering Santa Claus Parade, Glenanna Road, Pickering
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

The Kinsmen and Kinette Club of Pickering hosts this annual event. Community groups and Businesses are invited to participate in the parade.

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Town of Aurora Santa Under the Stars Parade

Saturday, November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Yonge Street, Yonge Street Aurora
Aurora, Ontario Canada
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Free

Dress up in your winter woolies and join us for this year's evening parade as Santa heads south along Yonge Street from Orchard Height Blvd. to Murray Dr.

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SantaFest in Maple!

Sunday, November 24 @ 1:30 pm
Maple Santa Claus Parade, (from Hwy #400 to Civic Centre) Maple
Toronto, ON Canada
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Free

Over 1,500 participants and over 30,000 spectators last year alone, the mission of SantaFest in Maple is to promote community spirit, civic pride and foster partnerships between businesses and the community in the celebration of the Christmas Holiday season!

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The Salvation Army Presents “Christmas in the Square”

Friday, November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St E
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2R8 Canada
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The Salvation Army is bringing Christmas to the iconic Yonge Dundas Square (1 Dundas St. East, Toronto) Friday, November 29, 2019. Bring your family and join the The Salvation Army family for musical performances, guest appearances, pizza, donuts, and hot chocolate. The Salvation Army will be at the square starting at 11:30am with their kettles accepting donations for their “Christmas Kettle Campaign.” Live entertainment starts at 5:30PM. This year’s free event will be hosted by Juno award winning R&B artist…

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Cavalcade of Lights

Saturday, November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Toronto, M5H 2N2 CA
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Cavalcade of Lights kicks off the holiday season in Toronto with the first lighting of Toronto’s Official Christmas Tree and Nathan Phillips Square. The event features live musical performances, a DJ skating party, and a spectacular fireworks display.

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December 2019

Sunday FUNday – The Victorian Home at Christmas

Sunday, December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oshawa Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8 Canada
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Free

See just how different life was for families around a Victorian home, especially at Christmas! Explore roles of the family, tools and gadgets that made their life easier and how the Victorians decorated their homes for the holidays. Get hands-on with real artefacts from the Victorian Era used in real Victorian homes, over 150 years ago! Sunday FUNdays are held on the first Sunday of the month. Admission is free and allows you to interact with Museum staff and its…

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Annual Unionville Olde Tyme Christmas & Candlelight Parade

Friday, December 6 @ 6:00 pm
Historic Main Street Unionville, Main Street
Unionville, ON Canada
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Free

Join us on the evening of Friday, December 2nd, 2016 for the annual Candlelight Parade to witness Main Street Unionville come to life. With festive parade floats, bands, dance troupes, and the guest of honour, Santa Claus, it is a magical night for all.

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Whitby Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitby Santa Claus Parade, Brock St, from Manning Rd to Trent St., Whitby
Whitby, ON Canada
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One of the highlights of the year is the annual Santa Claus Parade. Approximately 20,000 people line Brock Street each year to watch the marching bands, dance groups, floats, clowns and musical entertainment - all in anticipation of catching a glimpse of Santa Claus and his reindeer.

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Creemore Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mill Street, Creemore, Mill Street
Creemore, ON Canada

Catch the Creemore parade complete with two marching bands, the Clearview Pink Truck, community floats and of course Santa Claus himself as it travels along Mill Street, Edward Street and Mary Street.

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Port Perry Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 7 @ 5:00 pm
Port Perry Parade Port Perry, ON Canada + Google Map
Free

This year's theme is Christmas in Toyland! One of the largest and best ‘twilight’ parades in Durham Region. Don’t miss this exciting and colourful event.

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Power Kids: We Are The Stars

Sunday, December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, 231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8 Canada
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Free

Through the cracks of the floorboards in You Are Everywhere, one of Hajra Waheed’s installations at The Power Plant, we can see twinkling stars. They can be easily missed if you don’t pay close attention. In this workshop we will collectively create a large-scale alternate universe on black paper using paint with tin foil, plastic wrap, tape, and marbles. To register to We Are The Stars, please visit http://bit.ly/PKWeAreTheStars Power Kids is a free and collaborative art-making workshop. It is…

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3rd Tuesday Nights Free

Tuesday, December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6 Canada
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Free
3rd Monday at the ROM

Bring family and friends to the ROM on the 3rd Tuesday Night of each month and enjoy free admission from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. With complimentary access and extended hours, visitors are invited to explore art, culture, and nature in the Museum’s 40 permanent galleries.* 3rd Tuesday Nights Free Hours: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm November 19, 2019 December 17, 2019 January 21, 2020 February 18, 2020 March 17, 2020 Enhance your experience with a special exhibition: It's Alive!…

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