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December 2019

Celebrate 50 Years with the Ontario Science Center

Wednesday, December 11 @ 8:16 am - Tuesday, December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada

For our 50th birthday year, we’re rallying all generations of dreamers and doers to join us in celebrating the human adventure of discovery. Exciting Programming — All Year Long A full calendar of events will take place every month throughout 2019 — from Sleepovers and Maker Workshops to Star Parties, Nuit Blanche and our Great Conversations Speakers Series. There is always something happening for everyone at the Science Centre!

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9 & 99: The Howe Gretzky Exhibition

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, March 1, 2020
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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Exhibit: Archaeology Alive!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Saturday, June 20, 2020
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Gormley, Ontario L0H 1G0 Canada
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General admission

Explore and learn about this amazing archaeological site, uncovered in southeast Whitchurch-Stouffville between 2003 and 2005. Engage with artifacts on loan from the Canadian Museum of History and the Huron-Wendat Museum, a 3-D gaming experience, and oral histories from Huron-Wendat Nation members. This exhibit will run through June of 2020 and is available to be seen during Museum's regular hours of operation, Tuesday through Saturday. General admission applies.

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Music Garden Classes for 1 year olds

Wednesday, December 11 - Tuesday, December 31
Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 0B6 Canada
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$160

As your one year old grows, familiar rhymes and songs will be enriched with new creative movement possibilities and games that nurture the parent-child bond through joyful play. New songs and activities of the highest quality will also be introduced and enhanced with instrumental exploration and live acoustic experiences. This is an 8 week program that runs throughout the year. Please contact us for class times and availability.

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Violin Lessons at 20% OFF

Wednesday, December 11 - Saturday, December 21
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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The violin is one of the most widely recognized musical instruments among children and adults of all ages. It is a beautiful and versatile instrument. Whether you would like to follow a more formal teaching method like Suzuki or want to learn more for fun, our professional, university-trained teachers will keep you interested and motivated to learn while teaching you the technical skills you will need to become a great violinist. Contact us to book your FREE TRIAL

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IMAX Super Power Dogs

Wednesday, December 11 - 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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Daily Pre-School Workshops at Main Street Kids

Wednesday, December 11 - Friday, December 20
Main Street Kids Unionville, 157 Main Street Unionville
Markham, Ontario L3R2H1 Canada
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$25
Pre-School Programs at Main Street Kids

Main Street Kids Pre-School Workshops run each weekday and offer enhanced hands-on learning activities that inspire and encourage children ages 2 –4 years. Children will get their hands into learning while being introduced to a variety of topics. Pre-reading, number/letter recognition, science and math are explored through these workshops in a fun and creative way. See website for registration information.

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Fall Art Classes registration at Art One Academy Markham!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Monday, February 3, 2020
Art One Academy Markham, 90C Centurian Dr., Unit 7C
Markham, ON L3R 8C1 Canada
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Art One Academy Markham offers a high quality education and instruction in the visual art with the learning environment that is as unique as each student and art classes for all ages, skill levels and abilities. Our programs has been designed to combine the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpture into exceptional program that utilizes a broad range of materials and based on The Ontario Curriculum for Arts. Art history is introduced through hand-on projects that include assignments on Canadian…

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Kindermusik with Jo

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Thursday, December 31, 2020
96 Vine Ave, 96 Vine Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M6P 1V7 Canada
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Award winning music and movement program 'Kindermusik with Jo' is coming to two locations in Toronto this September. 96 Vine Ave in The Junction Area and 50 Sousa Mendes St. in Junction Triangle. With more than 35 years of experience as the leader in musical learning, Kindermusik International understands music’s unique ability to impact children (and families!) in profound ways. Our curricula is built on the philosophies of Montessori, Suzuki, Orff, Kodaly and more. Come, connect, celebrate and grow with…

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Join Us For our Fall Semester

Wednesday, December 11 - Thursday, December 12
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JOIN US FOR 12 WEEKS OF MAGICAL, MUSICAL FAMILY FUN THIS FALL! Classes begin September 15. Locations in Markham Village and Cliffside Village (Scarborough). Visit www.mtinthevillage.com for more details and to REGISTER TODAY! OR Sign up for a FREE Trial Class (Trial class space is limited and does not guarantee enrolment in a registered spot). JOIN OUR MUSICAL COMMUNITY! "Music together with Josie is an experience that has been formative in my son's life. A better combination of program and…

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Art Foundations Class for Kids at Winged Canvas Art Hub

Wednesday, December 11 - Wednesday, December 18
Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive
Markham, ON L3P 7R4 Canada
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Kids will grow their creative thinking and technical art skills in this one-of-a-kind mixed art class that covers a variety of mediums and art styles. The instructors will introduce an art concept or material each week and work with students step by step to create meaningful artwork. Classes are small, so each student gets one-on-one guidance and time with the instructor. This is a perfect beginner to intermediate class to try different art materials and experiment with techniques to build…

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YPT Drama School – After-School & Weekend

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 8:16 am - Sunday, June 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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YPT Drama School After-School and Weekend Classes for JK-Grade 12 are held over three nine-week terms. There are four different locations where you can attend classes: Downtown Toronto, Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough. Led by professional artist educators with extensive teaching experience, students will build core theatre skills in movement, voice and character. Confidence and creative expression are developed through drama exercises and improvisation. Students will be encouraged to express their unique ideas in new ways. In the Spring term,…

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Mindworks

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, April 26, 2020
Ontario Science Centre, 770 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Mindworks at the Ontario Science Center

Take an unforgettable journey through your own mind and question how you think, feel, and react to the world around you at MindWorks, a new exhibition researched, designed and fabricated by the Ontario Science Centre. Explore topics such as consciousness, decision-making, emotions, creativity and personality to understand your own mental processes. Sparking moments of mindfulness, this exhibition encourages active questioning and discovery through hands-on experiences. Presented with Knowledge Partner the Ontario Brain Institute. To April 26, 2020.

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Children’s Choir

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Friday, January 10, 2020
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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No one in the world owns a more unique instrument than their voice. Not one person’s voice is the same as another, and every voice is as beautiful as the next! 88Keys’ Children’s Choir (for ages 6 and up) will bring together our community’s unique and beautiful voices for our very first ensemble voice program. This program will run bi-weekly on Friday evenings from September through until June, and is open to every child who loves to sing! WHY JOIN…

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Kindermusik: Cuddle and Bounce (Newborn – 16 months)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Wednesday, October 13, 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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Mixed Age Music Classes for Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Wednesday, December 11 - Saturday, December 21

Rainbow Songs is Toronto's beloved music school for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. With 20 locations in Toronto, we're sure to have a location near you! www.rainbowsongs.com Our mixed age classes encourage families to join our programs to sing together! Have more than one child? Rainbow Songs loves it when families sing together! Siblings can join the same class and enjoy an enriching musical experience with you as a family! Why it's Great to Make Music Together as a Family: Enroll…

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Rainbow Songs Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers

Wednesday, December 11 - 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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Music Lessons For All Ages

Wednesday, December 11 - Tuesday, December 31
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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Join the adventures of the school-age kids as they travel from play room to the practice room to the recital hall. Check out those fun-filled educational programs for kids.

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Baby Music Program

Wednesday, December 11 @ 8:16 am - Saturday, December 14 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:16 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 21, 2019

88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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A steady beat is the foundation of all music (and language)! Babies first experience steady beat in the womb–listening to their mother’s heartbeat and feeling the rhythm of her steps. Kindermusik activities are carefully designed for a child to experience steady beat using multiple senses: HEARING IT: Whether singing a capella, reciting a poem or rhyme, playing an instrument or listening to a recording, the steady beat is everywhere in a Kindermusik class! FEELING IT: Children feel the steady beat…

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Kindermusik Wiggle and Grow (18- 36 months)

Wednesday, December 11 - Tuesday, December 31
88Keys Music and Discovery Centre, 70 East Beaver Creek Road, Unit 25
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3B2 Canada
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Wiggle and Grow is a super-fun, music-filled learning experience. In these 45-minute classes, young children enjoy singing, dancing, and instrument-play activities that are designed to promote cognitive development, encourage social skills like sharing and turn-taking, and cultivate early literacy skills. Wiggle and Grow classes offer monthly enrollment and a year’s worth of exciting 4-week sessions, each with its own theme. Bring the learning home with physical home materials that include a book and CD with all of the lyric songs.…

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The Dr. Seuss Experience

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Square One Shopping Centre, 199 Rathburn Rd W
Mississauga, ON Canada
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Welcome to The Dr. Seuss Experience! An imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss. This Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle takes each guest on an awe-inspiring journey through nine different Dr. Seuss books, allowing each visitor a chance to magically step into the pages of each of the books. You can swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax! ...make your way through a brilliant balloon-filled maze from Oh, the Places You’ll Go! ...stroll through towering clovers listening for…

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The Dragon’s Song

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Saturday, July 18, 2020
Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Toronto, ON M5R1X8 Canada
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Be the hero. Discover the magic. Save the dragons. You have been asked to embark upon a dangerous quest: to save dragons from extinction. To do so you’ll need to sneak into a mysterious tower where the last dragon egg is rumored to rest. Will you find the egg and learn the secret of the dragon’s song? The Casa Loma Escape Series invites you into a fantastic world, full of strange science and mystical wonders. It’s the perfect adventure for…

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Winter Basketball (ages 6 – 10)

Wednesday, December 11 @ 8:16 am - Sunday, December 15 @ 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:16 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 1, 2019

Leo Baeck Day School, 501 Arlington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6C 3A4 Canada
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$245

Our basketball clinics are weekly programs for children ages 4 to 13. Players will be taught the FUNdamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting through a mix of instructional drills, games and competitions. The programs focus on skill development and will provide players with a fun and energy filled environment in which they can learn, practice, and compete. Join us on Sundays beginning October 20th from 12:10 - 1:30pm at Leo Baeck School for an active skill-development focused program!

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Area51 Lasertag | Planet Play — Free Playground Access

Wednesday, December 11, 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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The Quest to Save Christmas Family Escape Room

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Friday, January 31, 2020
Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms, 322 Bloor Street West, 3rd Floor
Toronto, M5S 1W5
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Mysterious Minds Christmas Escape Room

Have you ever wondered how reindeer fly?  Come and experience Toronto's holiday-themed escape room! Available for booking in two different difficulty levels, this 60-minute adventure is guaranteed to get the whole family involved! Santa's Head Elf in charge of his reindeer has been kidnapped! You have 60 minutes to gain access to the office of Pepper Minstix and create the Magical Reindeer Dust needed in order to help his reindeer fly in order to save Christmas! Bookings are required in…

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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This rollicking new musical follows the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct the Canadian premiere of this magical adaptation. CANADIAN PREMIERE • HOLIDAY MUSICAL MAINSTAGE • Nov. 11, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020 Recommended for Ages 5 & up Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram Book by Brian Hill Directed by Sheila McCarthy  

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Music Classes for Babies

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, March 22, 2020
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs music classes for babies are a perfect way to spend your mat leave! Have a great time giving you baby a head start, making new friends and singing song.1 Highlights of our Baby Music Classes: Bond with your baby and make friends with other class participants in a loving, nurturing and musical setting Sing silly lap rhymes, playful songs, lovely lullabies, , tickling tunes and more! Enrich your baby’s cognitive development while having a great time Teach your…

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Toronto Christmas Market

Wednesday, December 11 - 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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Music Classes for Toddlers 2-4 years

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, March 22, 2020
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs engaging music classes for young children are a great way to have fun and to prepare your child for kindergarten. Our 2-4 year old programs will have you and your child singing and enjoying music and movement activities together. Preschool Music Programs for 2 – 4 year-olds highlights: Develop language skills by learning to chant simple rhymes and participate in call-and-response songs Introduce bodily kinesthetic movements using props such as the rainbow stretchy band Learn more complex musical…

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Music Classes for Toddlers 1–2 years old

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, March 22, 2020
Rainbow Songs | 20 locations in GTA Toronto, Ontario M6R 2M3 Canada

Rainbow Songs Music classes for 1-2 year olds are a joyful, participatory program with 20 locations throughout Toronto. Make music, play and explore with your 1-2 year old toddler while making friends in your neighbourhood. Our early childhood music and movement classes will have you and your toddler tapping, moving, clapping and singing! Check out our locations here: www.rainbowsongs.com Some highlights of our Music Classes Engaging songs and interactive activities that help your toddle rlearn about body parts, colours, and…

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You, Me, Us: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, January 26, 2020
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8 Canada
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Free

The TD Gallery exhibit You, Me, Us: Outstanding Books For and About Young People with Disabilities highlights “the best of the best” from the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Collection for Young People with Disabilities. On display are books published around the world that are recognized for their exceptional content and design. The IBBY Collection for Young People with Disabilities features over 4,0000 multilingual reference books from around the world, in print and alternative formats such as…

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Gallery of Festive Heritage Trees

Wednesday, December 11 - Saturday, December 21
Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St., S.,
Newmarket, ONT L3Y 3Y7 Canada
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Free

The Elman W. Campbell Museum presents the Gallery of Festive Heritage Trees to celebrate the holiday season. The Royal Family celebrated the holiday season with Christmas trees even before the custom became popular. Whether your style is Victorian, Edwardian, or Retro, there’s something to inspire everyone! On display from November 17-December 21, 2019. Free admission.

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Wish in Clay

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7 Canada
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Join us in the lobby daily from 11 am – 3 pm for a holiday clay activity that’s fun for all ages. Take a block of clay and shape your wish for the holiday season or New Year. It can be anything you want! When you’re done, display your clay creation on our lobby shelves for your fellow visitors to enjoy.

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Nutcracker at Spadina

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2V5 Canada
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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 Tours and Experiences programming. Spadina Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many…

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Roaring Twenties Christmas Tour

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2V5 Canada
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Join us for a guided tour and discover the splendour of a 1920s Christmas! Enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider in the kitchen. Celebrate the season in a real family home adorned with holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe. This event is part of Toronto History Museums' Holiday Tours and Experiences programming. Participate in The Nutcracker Ballet-themed activities throughout the house. Spadina Museum is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's…

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