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November 2018

Toronto Christmas Market 2018

Thursday, November 15 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, December 23 @ 10:00 pm EST
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada
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$6

The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, Nov. 15 to Dec. 23, with the 9th 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…

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Family Christmas Weekends

Saturday, November 17 - Sunday, November 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 23, 2018

Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto, ON M3J 2P3 Canada

Step into a Christmas wonderland as your senses come alive with the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. With special Christmas activities every Saturday and Sunday,  your family will discover old traditions and perhaps start some new ones of your own! Saturdays and Sundays from November 17 to December 23

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Keswick Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17
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Free

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Starts at Biscayne Ave. and the Queensway at 1:30pm, follows the Queensway to Metro Rd. and goes up Simcoe St. and ends at Church St. and the Queensway.

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Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17 @ 10:30 am EST
Downtown Bowmanville, Church Street
Bowmanville, ON Canada
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Free
Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade

The annual Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade takes place on the 3rd Saturday in November. This community event is funded by the generous donations of local community partners and businesses, and the sale of parade buttons. The Bowmanville Legion coordinates the selling of the buttons at the event and all proceeds raised go directly back into funding the following years parade. The Parade is organized by volunteers from the community whose goal is to provide entertainment to both children and adults…

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Newmarket Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17 @ 11:00 am EST
Newmarket Parade Route, Eagle Street to Main Street to Davis Drive
Newmarket, ON Canada
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Free

Join us in welcoming Santa Claus to Newmarket! Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Lorne and Eagle Street, proceeds east on Eagle Street and north on Main Street. Please note: due to construction on Davis Drive the Parade will end at Simcoe Street.

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Barrie Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17 @ 5:00 pm EST
Barrie Parade Route, Bradford Street to Dunlop Street
Barrie, Ontario Canada
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Barrie Santa Claus Parade

The Barrie Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have a longstanding partnership with Santa. He joins us each year for this fun night parade that features fantastic lights, colours and music. The 2018 parade is scheduled for 5pm on Saturday, November 17, 2018. This years theme is "Christmas Past, Present and Future". We will be traveling the same route again this year, departing from Tiffin and Lakeshore, heading straight up Tiffin to Bradford Street. We will then head North on Bradford to Dunlop, then…

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Richmond Hill’s Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade Route, Between William F. Bell Parkway and Performance Drive
Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5 Canada
Free

Richmond Hill’s Santa Claus Parade brings the holiday spirit to life each year for spectators of all ages. The Parade attracts thousands and features a number of diverse floats, marching bands and walking groups from in and around the community.

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Oshawa Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17 @ 6:00 pm EST
Oshawa Parade Route, King Street to Bond Street
Oshawa, Ontario Canada
Free

Santa's Parade of Lights Oshawa - community groups and businesses get together to wish Oshawa a Merry Christmas! Floats marshall on King Street between Stevenson and Gibbons, parade travels east through downtown Oshawa, turns north at Simcoe and west on Bond, and floats disembark on Bond between Gibbons and Stevenson Road

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Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 18 @ 12:30 pm EST
Free
The Original Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus is coming to town! Catch a glimpse of the man in red at the Toronto Santa Claus Parade in Toronto! The Santa Claus Parade is the longest running and largest children's parade in the world.

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Orillia Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Downton Orillia Parade Route, Mississaga Street
Orillia, Ontario Canada
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Free

One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself celebrate Memories of Christmas!

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Mount Albert Santa Claus Parade

Sunday, November 18 @ 2:00 pm EST
Mount Albert Parade Route, Mount Albert Road
Mount Albert, Ontario Canada
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Free

Santa Claus is coming to Town. Join in the fun at the annual Santa Claus Parade. This year's theme is Christmas Songs and Stories.

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Newcastle Santa Parade

Sunday, November 18 @ 5:30 pm EST
Downtown Newcastle, North Street along King Avenue
Newcastle, Ontario Canada
Free

The Newcastle Santa Parade is a wonderful event starting with a fantastic fireworks display at 5:30 pm followed by 70 entries that range from marching bands, to clowns and beautifully light up floats that children of all ages enjoy.

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Santa Train

Saturday, November 24 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, November 25 @ 4:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until Sunday, December 16, 2018

York-Durham Heritage Railway, Uxbridge Train Station, 19 Railway Street
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1E5 Canada
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$25

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be joining us on our decorated and heated heritage train! This popular train ride is a great family holiday experience! Enjoy on-board entertainment while waiting for Santa’s arrival. The highlight of the ride is a visit from Santa with each child, big and small. Upon leaving the train, each child will also receive a gift bag full of goodies. Create a new family tradition and lasting memories! This popular…

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Pickering Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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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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Toronto Christmas Pet Expo

Saturday, November 24 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, November 25 @ 5:00 pm EST
The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, ON Canada
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$8

The Toronto Christmas Pet Expo falls one month before Christmas this year, the perfect time to join us and our many vendors in kickstarting the festive family season! We'll be celebrating pets of all types, while presenting the message of responsible pet ownership to all attendees and their pets! A family friendly event with entertainment, shopping, celebrity sightings, free parking and more pets in one place than you've ever seen! Grab your tickets online early before prices increase. www.canadianpetexpo.ca HIGHLIGHTS…

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Ajax Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Ajax Santa Claus Parade, Heritage Square, Town Hall, 65 Harwood Avenue S
Ajax, ON Canada
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Free

Once again, Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”.

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SantaFest in Maple!

Sunday, November 25 @ 2:00 pm EST
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 WIZARD OF OZ – The Toto-ly Twistered Family Musical

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Saturday, January 5, 2019
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5B 1M4 Canada

“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Toronto anymore!” Ross Petty Productions proudly presents THE WIZARD OF OZ – The Toto-ly Twistered Family Musical. Follow the yellow brick road to the Elgin Theatre in Toronto from November 29, 2018 – January 5, 2019 for the 23rd annual fractured fairytale! Strapping on the famous ruby slippers will be Camille Eanga-Selenge (The Book of Mormon / Broadway and Australia), as the adventure-bound and homesick Dorothy. Swept up from their home on Ossington Avenue…

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Aurora’s Christmas Market

Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2
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Start the holiday season at Aurora's Christmas Market from Friday, November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018. Aurora's Christmas Market will be filled with good cheer and exciting activities, including these special features. Friday, November 30 Christmas Tree and Peace Candle Lighting Crafts and Games Live Theatre and Caroling Fire Juggling Santa's Reindeer Unique Festive Vendors and Great Food Available Saturday, December 1 Celebrate Christmas Around the World with Crafts and Games Live Theatre and Caroling Buskers Unique Festive Vendors and…

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Magical Christmas Forest

Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 22
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, L4L1A6

Experience the magic of Christmas at Kortright this December. The forest comes to life with lights, friendly elves and your favorite Christmas characters. Visit Santa’s workshop to see the elves at work. Play games and make Christmas crafts. Enjoy carols and Christmas treats by the fire. Each child will have the chance to visit Santa’s cabin and tell Santa their Christmas wish. Selected Days between Nov 30 - December 22, 2018 Friday/Saturday 5 pm - 9 pm Advance Tickets Required.…

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December 2018

Blumination Dream Trail

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Sunday, January 6, 2019
Blue Mountain Village The Blue Mountains, L9Y 0V2 CA

Blumination Dream Trail is a magical, illuminated winter stroll through the Village, around the Mill Pond and straight through your imagination. It’s a holiday celebration every day of the week, with entrancing nightly light shows and an experience like none other. Weekends bring Saturday night Fireworks, horse and wagon rides, visits with Santa, and more!

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Storytime with Santa

Saturday, December 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
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One event on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
North York, ON M3J 2P3 Canada

Spend a fun-filled festive time with Santa and his helpers at Black Creek Pioneer Village! Gather round Santa’s chair and hear a classic Christmas tale read by the jolly man himself, and don’t forget to snap that perfect photo!

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Annual Lamplight Tour

Saturday, December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Oshawa Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8 Canada
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$5

The Lamplight tour is a time-honoured tradition at the Oshawa Museum. Our signature event allows visitors young and old to tour through the Museum homes that we decorate to reflect a Victorian Christmas. Oil lamps provide the only light in Henry House and looks just as the Henry family would have lit their home back in the 1800’s. Victorian style is everywhere – clothing, music, food, and gift ideas! Be sure to leave enough time for photos with Father Christmas!…

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Sunday Afternoon Holiday Workshop

Sunday, December 2 @ 2:00 pm - Sunday, December 9 @ 3:30 pm EST
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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$45

Get creative this holiday season by hand-building a gift for a loved one. Come on your own or bring your family. On your second visit, decorate your piece using a wide range of colourful glazes. Hand building: December 2, 2 – 4 pm Glazing: December 9, 2 – 3:30 pm Beginner – advanced Ages 6 – 99 (children under age 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult) Earthenware clay Hand building 70 commercial brushing glazes 2 sessions

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Home Alone in Concert

Thursday, December 6 - Saturday, December 8
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Back by popular demand! A box-office monster hit when it was released in 1990, this madcap family comedy has become a certified holiday classic. Macaulay Culkin stars as an inventive eight-year-old, accidentally left alone over Christmas, who repeatedly outsmarts a couple of bone-headed burglars. John Williams’s delightful score packs extra punch and sparkle when the TSO, joined by Resonance Youth Choir, performs it live with the film! Performances: December 6, 2018 | 7:30 pm December 7, 2018 | 7:30 pm December…

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Slava’s Snowshow

Friday, December 7 - Sunday, December 16
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Toronto, ON M5E 1B2 Canada
Slavas Snow Show

Bluma Appel Theatre A Dream-like Vision of Theatrical Beauty & Uninhibited Joy The multi award-winning, international sensation blows back into the Great White North just in time for the holidays! Returning to Toronto for the first time in two decades, the scruffy, disarming troupe of clowns will take audiences on a spellbinding adventure, unleashing full-throttle madness amidst enchanting, contemplative moments, before roaring to its legendary finish. For more than 25 years, millions of audiences around the globe have rediscovered a…

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The Cook’s Apprentice

Saturday, December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada

Kids aged 8 to 12 learn to bake traditional cakes, biscuits and confections in the Officers' historic kitchen. Recipes include iced Queen Cakes, Gingerbread, Peppermint Drops and a delicious breakfast griddle cake for the holidays. Recipe package and samples to take home. When: December 8, 2018 Event Time(s): 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Cost: $30

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A Very Electric Christmas

Saturday, December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00pm

Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON, L3R 8G5
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Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theatre’s A Very Electric Christmas! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. You can’t help but become emotionally involved in the story of a brave baby bird and his harrowing adventures to make it home for Christmas. Renowned for their signature brand of dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and evocative music, it’s hard not to smile watching Lightwire’s dancers perform in the…

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Christmas Victorian Teas

Wednesday, December 12 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm EST
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until Thursday, December 13, 2018

Oshawa Museum, 1450 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8 Canada
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$7.50 – $15

Have you ever had tea at the Oshawa Museum? Don’t miss out on this year’s Christmas Victorian Teas! The Oshawa Museum is the only place you can find sandwiches, scones and desserts homemade by our dedicated volunteers. Spend the afternoon at the lake and relax while our friendly Visitor Hosts serve a light luncheon at our Christmas-themed Victorian Afternoon Tea. We provide friendly service and smiling faces to relieve any holiday season stress! On Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December…

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Christmas by Lamplight

Saturday, December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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One event on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 6:00pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
North York, ON M3J 2P3 Canada

Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its holiday finery, Black Creek comes alive at night with music, food and activities. See the Village at your own pace from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy: Caroling Storytime Christmas Crafts Shopping Visit with Santa Hot Apple Cider Samples Roasted Chestnuts Festive Treats Purchase tickets in advance online

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Gingerbread Make and Bake

Thursday, December 27 - Monday, December 31
Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada

In this hands-on workshop, kids (aged 4 and up) will use period cooking utensils and tools to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves or allspice, pound sugar and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800's gingerbread recipe. Samples can be taken home - if they last that long! See website for schedule and pricing

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition

Sunday, December 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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One event on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 7:00pm

Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON, L3R 8G5
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Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s treasure, The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the holidays. It’s Christmas Eve 1912 and an orphan named Klara arrives at a holiday party with her beautiful Nutcracker doll. As Klara’s dream and Tchaikovsky’s music unfold and the magic animates a colourful cast of characters, you’ll see why Ballet…

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