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We're excited to launch our popular Holiday Family Fun Guide again this year! It's chockful of fabulous ideas for family fun this holiday season: local attractions, creative fun, family theatre, outdoor activities and special festive events. Sometimes making special memories with your kids can be the BEST present ever!
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Canada’s Wonderland will be magically transformed into a winter Wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, ice skating, festive live shows, Santa, cookie decorating, rides and more!

WinterFest opens November 22 and runs select nights until December 31, 2019.

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Make it a Holiday to Remember at The Museum of Illusions!

Experience the unbelievable at Toronto’s newest attraction while taking in over 80+ exhibits, installations, and illusions.

This holiday season, check it out and see why The Globe and Mail voted the Museum of Illusions one of the
“Top 10 Places to Visit in Canada in 2019.”

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Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto
November 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020

Introduce your family to the magic of live theatre with Ross Petty’s LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD. For 24 years, Petty has entertained thousands of children and their families with his wonderfully wacky family musicals.

For the most joyous holiday treat, bring your family to Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre and give them the greenest gift of all: LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD!

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Coming This Winter to the Toronto Zoo!

Join us this winter for Terra Lumina: An Enchanted Night Walk Into a Bright Future. Vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, animated projections, inspiring storytelling, and an original score conjure an immersive future world that shares a message of hope for a brighter future.

Details at

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What the Elf - For the Whole Family!

Coming this holiday season WHAT THE ELF?!? is a hilarious, musical extravaganza for kids, parents, grandparents, siblings and reindeer of all ages! On stage for matinee performances from November 30th 2019 through to January 5th 2020.

Tickets: $18 for adults/$14 for children


A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle

This December, join us to celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma during A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle December 1st – January 5th. Experience the holiday magic of Casa Loma at night December 15th – 30th with a dazzling lighting display in the gardens and outdoor Christmas Market.

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Dagmar Ski Resort

This Christmas Season chose Dagmar Ski Resort as the go to destination for your Family and Friends! A wonderful option to purchase outdoor fun is at your fingertips! Shop On-Line for Holiday Camps, Programs, Season Passes, Coupon Books, Gift Cards, Stocking Stuffers and more!!! Dagmar Resort has something for everyone, big or small and in every budget!


Breakfast with Santa

Santa is making a special trip to the CN Tower (December 8 & 15 8:30 am – 11:30 am) and he wants you to join him for breakfast 346 metres above the city! Enjoy a buffet breakfast with your family and have your own photo taken with the big guy himself.

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Aurora Winter Festival

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is transforming the Ontario Place West Island into a spectacular celebration of light and adventure as the 2019 Aurora Winter Festival comes to life. This magical winter wonderland features four distinct mystical worlds for guests to explore, enchanting characters, stunning light installations, fabulous food, marketplaces, amusement rides and more!

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Jack and the Beanstalk @ The Whitby Centennial Theatre

Friday Dec. 27, 2019 to Tuesday Dec. 31, 2019

Fee-fi-fo-fun! Join us this holiday season and be whisked away to a fantastic world of fairies, giants and a magical beanstalk.

This all-new production is filled with singing and dancing, laugh-out-loud comedy and lots of audience participation.

Don’t miss this GIANT theatrical adventure!


New Year’s Eve for Kids

Why should the adults have all the fun? Join us for an early New Year’s Eve celebration as we count down to 2020 from on top of Toronto at the CN Tower! Enjoy a buffet featuring a selection of kids’ favourite foods and some healthy choices too!

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Sky Zone

Sky Zone is the world's first indoor trampoline park. Our GTA parks feature freestyle bouncing, birthday parties, Toddler Time, GLOW nights, Sensory sessions, Sky Fit classes, Dodgeball Leagues (for kids and adults), corporate events, group bookings and a wide variety of activities for all ages.

For a list of locations visit

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December 15 & 29: Family Sundays

Art Workshops • Performances • Special Exhibitions | McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Celebrate the season with festive art workshops and performances for the whole family. Discover wonderful winterscapes in the special exhibitions Maud Lewis and Maria Chapdelaine. Free with gallery admission.

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Get your family off the couch and onto the slopes this winter at Brimacombe - Durham's largest ski and snowboard area! Located less than one hour east of Toronto, Brimacombe has everything your family needs! From lift tickets and lessons, to rentals and retail, to food and family time - we've got your family covered this winter season. For more information, please visit

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The Adventures of Pinocchio

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present its holiday production, The Adventures of Pinocchio (Nov. 11, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020) – a rollicking new musical following the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy directs the Canadian premiere of this magical adaptation.


Tis the season for LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto family favourite Holiday Bricktacular between November 29th – December 31st!

Take a family photo with a giant holiday LEGO creation and witness the breathtaking MINILAND, a LEGO replica of Toronto, transformed into a winter wonderland. Guests can build their merry memories with special holiday creative workshops and holiday LEGO creations.

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Celebrate this Holiday Season at the Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is a magical place to spend time with family and friends over the holidays! Enjoy our NEW holiday promotion “Find Zelf” from December 1-24, our Holiday Animal Enrichment from December 26-January 5 AND enjoy 50% OFF Zoo admission on Boxing Day!


Glama Gal Kids Spa

Give the gift of a KIDS SPA experience this holiday season at Canada’s only spa for KIDS with locations in Ajax, Vaughan, Oakville, Newmarket, Toronto-East York & Barrie. Book our Candy Cane YOU-nicorn Spa Package created just for kids.

Did you know can purchase e-gift cards and shop right from home? Purchase Glama Gal Kids Spa experiences online with option to print or e-mail to recipient. Learn more.