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December 2017

Tree Lighting & Fireworks

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Esplanade Park, One The Esplanade
PICKERING, Ontario L1V 6K7 Canada

Live performance by Splash'N Boots, The Pickering Community Concert Band, and Pickering Star. Food for sale at amazing food trucks. Drop non-perishable food items inside City Hall and support St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank. End the night with our special guests from the North Pole, the lighting of the park and our Spectacular Fireworks!

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Habitat GTA’s Gingerbread Build 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EST
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N1 Canada

Who knew building homes could be so sweet? ​Join us at our 15th annual holiday Gingerbread Build event on Dec 2nd and decorate your gingerbread house with family & friends or host a #habitatsweethome decorating party of your own at home, office or school. Come together to build Gingerbread homes while raising awareness of Habitat GTA's vision that everyone deserves a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. ​

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Christmas @ the Farm – 10th Annual – Join Us!

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Summit Community at 1750 Stouffville Road in Richmond Hill, 1750 Stouffville Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4E0K3 Canada
Free

Join us for our 10th annual Christmas @ The Farm! Saturday, December 2nd from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at 1750 Stouffville Road, Richmond Hill *Free Admission *Wagon & Sleigh Rides *Live Music in the Barn *Live Nativity Scene & Petting Zoo *Kids Crafts & Face Painting *Food Trucks Proceeds supporting School Breakfast Programs More Information email: [email protected] BRING A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM FOR THE FOOD BANK

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Winter Fair

Sunday, December 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm EST
Waldorf Academy, 250 Madison Avenue
Toronto, M4V 2W6
$2.00

The annual Winter Fair offers craft activities, craft boutiques, puppet shows, live music, creative interactive experiences, storytelling, cafe and BBQ: fun for the whole family! Sunday, December 3 10:30-3:00 9:30 - 10:30 Early admission for kids aged 4 and under Waldorf Academy 250 Madison Ave. waldorfacademy.org Tickets: Entrance for Family or Individual: $2 Children: free Price of Activities: Range in # of tickets ($1 per ticket). •Amazing craft activities for children • Creative and Unique Interactive Experiences, such as Woodland…

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Winter at Ontario Place

Friday, December 8, 2017 - Sunday, March 18, 2018
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada
Free

The West Island of Ontario Place is Toronto’s new destination for all your favorite winter activities. Take a stroll through the West Island to experience our beautiful winter setting and enjoy activities and attractions along the way. December 8 to March 18, admission is free! HOURS OF OPERATION Winter Light Exhibition daily from sunset to midnight. Skate Rentals/Sharpening Friday: 6pm – 11pm Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 8pm Bonfire Friday: 6pm – 11pm Saturday: 6pm – 11pm Sunday:…

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ICE STEM Winter Camp

Monday, December 25, 2017 - Monday, February 5, 2018
Institute of Canadian Education, 140 La Rose Ave, Unit 205
Toronto, Ontario M9P 1B2 Canada

Winter Camps are a step closer for your young engineers to sharpen their skills and ace in their interests with ICE (Institute of Canadian Education). Choose from our flexible times to learn about courses with complexity ranging from Lego kits to a much advanced projects. This program helps your geniuses to kick start a career in engineering in future. We at ICE believe that innovation comes from a free will. Making the courses a fun activity allows the child to…

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February 2018

Newmarket Winterfest

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018

This event area includes a pancake breakfast, children’s activities, free skate, free swim, live shows, interactive activities, bouncy castles, balloon twists, face painting and more!

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Snowflakes & Starlight

Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Memorial Park Stouffville, 27 Manitoba St
Stouffville, ON Canada
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Snowflakes & Starlight is Stouffville's annual Winter Festival. Join us for a magical evening of Fire Eating, Ice Sculptures, Face Painting, Food, and a spectacular Fireworks Finale!

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Winterfest at the Markham Museum

Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Markham Museum, 9350 Hwy. 48
Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3 Canada
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$10

Celebrate Family Day at the Museum! Learn to talk like an animal at our newest exhibition, Animal Gibberish. Take a walk outside the 25-acre grounds, exploring the magic of snow. Try snowshoeing or check out our Blacksmith Shop and Print Shop.

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Family Fun Day Carnival

Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Kortright Centre for Conservation, 9550 Pine Valley Drive
Vaughan, ON L4L 1A6 Canada
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Get outdoors and bring the whole family to Kortright this Family Day weekend. Enjoy nature hikes, snowshoeing, face-painting, family activities and hot chocolate by the campfire.

Event offerings are dependent on snow conditions.

Admission is FREE for kids 15 and under.

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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018
Village Yorkville Park, Cumberland Street & Bellair Street
Toronto, ON Canada
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Bloor Yorkville Icefest

Toronto’s premier cultural district will become a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations, for the entire family to enjoy. This year’s theme is Medieval Times, transforming the neighbourhood into a magical display of over 70,000 lbs. of crystal clear ice sculpted into magnificent sculptures inspired by the chivalry, rivalry & revelry in celebration of the middle ages. Patrons can expect to be dazzled by these ice creations, which will include an 11th Century-Styled Castle with Knights on Guard Ice Exhibit and a Photo…

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November 2018

Toronto Aurora Winter Festival 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Ontario Place, 955 Plakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 Canada

The Canadian National Exhibition is pleased to be a partner in the presentation of the Aurora Winter Festival Toronto, an exciting new holiday experience taking place at Ontario Place from November 29 to Sunday December 30, 2018! Toronto's Ontario Place, East Island will be transformed into a captivating winter wonderland full of Mystical Worlds, magical characters, exciting attractions, holiday markets, and of course, the man of the hour himself, Santa Claus. Tickets for the very first Aurora Winter Festival go…

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December 2018

Frost Fair at Fort York

Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Fort York, 250 Old Fort York Blvd
Toronto, ON Canada
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Stroll through Canada's largest collection of War of 1812 buildings, where you can shop for unique gifts made by local artisans; including jewelry, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. There is much to do for the whole family; including children's drill workshops, dress-up, games and crafts.

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January 2019

Toronto Light Festival

Friday, January 18 - Sunday, March 3
The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill Street Street
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4 Canada

The Toronto Light Festival, the City’s first-ever light art festival, is coming back to The Distillery District. Visitors will be taken on a new visual journey and imaginative cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire. The Festival will transform the neighbourhood into one of the largest open-air galleries in North America, lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists. This winter, Torontonians of all ages are to come out of the dark and…

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Fire and Ice Festival

Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival

Saturday, January 26 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm UTC-4
Bracebridge in Muskoka, Manitoba Street
Bracebridge, ON Canada
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The Bracebridge Fire and Ice Festival is a newly formed festival in Downtown core of Bracebridge. The festival will offer a unique approach to a traditional winter carnival.

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Port Union Winterfest

Saturday, January 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC-5
Port Union Winterfest, 5450 Lawrence Avenue East
Scarborough, Ontario Canada
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Free

Port union Winterfest is a family winter festival which offers free family fun ( live entertainment and games as well as inflatables) for the community!

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Acton Winter Carnival

Sunday, January 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Free

Take the drive to Acton for their annual Winter Carnival - join in a community dance, pancake breakfast, tractor and wagon rides, ice skating, outdoor curling, ice sculpting, bingo, chili cook off and much, much more winter fun!

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February 2019

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival

Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, February 3
Mill Pond, 321 Mill Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 7W6 Canada
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The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere.

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Barrie Winterfest – Festival of Fire & Ice

Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, February 3
Barrie winterfest

The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario! Grab your mittens and celebrate winter with us on February 2nd & 3rd  in Heritage Park in Downtown Barrie. This great family event includes Polar Bear Dip, Soup's On, Skating, Ice Sculptures, Lumberjack Show and much more! Activites: Outdoor Fun at Heritage Park & Memorial Square General Activities Ice Sculptures Lumberjack Shows Maple Taffy Snow Sculptures Try Snowshoeing & Curling! Speaking of Wildlife Walking…

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Georgina Snofest

Saturday, February 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
The ROC, 26479 Civic Centre Rd
Keswick, ON Canada
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Free

Join us for this wintery FREE family event with lots of activities for all ages! Inflatables, games, Kidsworld, giveaways, and lots more frosty fun! With live performances and entertainment for the whole family! It’s a snowy event that will warm up your winter!

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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest

Saturday, February 9 - Sunday, February 10
The Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland Street
Toronto, ON M5R 1A6 Canada
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Free

Celebrate the winter season on Feb. 9th & 10th as we bring Hollywood North to Bloor-Yorkville Icefest 2019! The Village of Yorkville Park will be transformed into a glittering display of sculptures inspired by the Toronto Film Industry. In support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation, guests are invited to participate in this free event. Don’t miss the annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition where talented carvers transform blocks of ice into original creations. Explore one-of-a-kind displays, watch live ice-carving demonstrations,…

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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest

Saturday, February 9 @ 12:00 pm - Sunday, February 10 @ 8:00 pm EST
The Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland Street
Toronto, ON M5R 1A6 Canada
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Free

On February 9th and 10th, you can join in the fun at the 14th annual Bloor-Yorkville Icefest, an annual event held in Toronto. At this free winter celebration, you can contemplate ice sculptures and witness the artists carving their masterpieces for the Annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition. The competition will be in Yorkville Park on February 9th at noon. The theme of this year’s festival is Hollywood. Nearly 70,000 lbs of ice have been dedicated to the sculptures, inspired by…

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Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest

Sunday, February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave
Woodbridge, Ontario L4H 2Z7 Canada
Free
Vaughan Winterfest

The 30th annual award-winning Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest event will return on February 10, 2019 at Vellore Village Community Centre from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm. This free, fun-filled, winter carnival offers first-class entertainment, indoor & outdoor activities, meet & greets, a free pancake breakfast, outdoor firepits, arts & crafts, a photo booth, face painting, horse-drawn carriage rides and so much more! Free shuttle bus service will be provided from across the City.

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Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest 2019

Sunday, February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EST
Vellore Village Community Centre, 1 Villa Royale Ave
Woodbridge, Ontario L4H 2Z7 Canada
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Free

Join in the festivities as Vaughan celebrates its 30th annual Winterfest presented by TD and event sponsor Tim Hortons at Vellore Village Community Centre, Sunday February 10, 10am-3:30pm. FREE family fun entertainment and activities include outdoor stage shows, Official Welcome by Mayor and Members of Council, midway rides and inflatables, meet & greets, face painting, arts & crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, a photo booth, a free pancake breakfast and so much more! FREE Winterfest giveaway (while quantities last)! For event…

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Snowman Mania

Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18
Wasaga Beach Rec Plex, 1724 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1Z7 Canada
$2

Snowman Mania started as a Snowman Building Competition 14 years ago and has evolved into a much loved, four day, family Winter Festival during the Family Day weekend! Join us for a fun filled winter wonderland! Buttons, $2.00, are required for all ages. Buttons available in Wasaga Beach at the following locations before the event: Town Hall, RecPlex, Foodland, YMCA, Beach Builders Home Hardware, Chamber of Commerce and the Public Library. Limited buttons are available for purchase at event locations! Get…

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Kidapalooza Family Festival

Saturday, February 16 - Monday, February 18
Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road, Markham ON Ontario Canada

Taking place February 16-18, 2019 at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza’s signature ​activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! 2019 Event will feature a NEW layout, NEW Build It Zone activities, expanded play zones and a…

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Family Day Winterfest

Monday, February 18
Cold Creek Conservation Area, 14125 11th Concession
Nobleton, Ontario Canada

Enjoy your Family Day throughout the Township while participating in exciting activities including; the annual Learn to Curl at the Trisan Centre in Schomberg. Free snowshoe and cross country ski rentals at Cold Creek Conservation Area. And free family skates at the Nobleton and King City Arenas!

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Aurora’s Arctic Adventure

Monday, February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Aurora Town Park, Wells St
Aurora, ON L4G Canada
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Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure on Monday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Aurora Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets. Family Activities Choose from a host of family activities, including: Professional Ice Carving Outdoor Winter Games Outdoor Skating (helmets strongly recommended) Mini Snow Tubing Live Entertainment Inflatables and Body Zorbs Please note: All activities are weather-permitting.

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WinterRouge 2019!

Monday, February 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Bob Hunter Memorial Park, 7277 14th Ave
Markham, L6B 1A8
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Free

Come chill with us this coming Family Day at WinterRouge! Bundle up for a full day of FREE, family-friendly winter activities at Rouge National Urban Park. Through WinterRouge we will also be supporting the Great Backyard Bird Count, so dust off those binoculars if you have them or borrow a pair from us! Suitable for all ages. No registration required.

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Ajax Family Day Winterfest

Monday, February 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive
Ajax, ON Canada
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Free

Free admission! Enjoy the winter season with your family at the Town of Ajax’s Family Day Winterfest! Located at the McLean Community Centre, families will enjoy winter themed activities including: making delicious s’mores, horse drawn wagon rides in the snow, and more! There will be live entertainment throughout the day, food vendors, arts and crafts and community group displays as well as FREE Swim from 1-3pm!

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DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest

Monday, February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Champagne Centre, 2 Champagne Drive
Toronto, ON Canada

A first-of-its-kind family fun event in winter in North York with food, music, ice-skating, and free giveaways on this Family Day! Come with your family and friends for an afternoon full of treats, music, giveaways and fun!

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