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If you're looking for some great gift ideas for the kids (and adults) on your list, check out our Holiday Shopping Guide showcasing some popular unique products, local holiday shows and attractions and fabulous online stores.
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Maplelea Girls

Give your daughter a doll that reflects our country’s proud spirit and identity! Maplelea 18” dolls with journals tell Canada’s story in a fun and interesting way, and encourage her to tell her own story. With over 25 Canadian Girl dolls and a huge range of accessories there’s everything from Hockey to Gymnastics, from warm winter parkas to matching PJs for dolls and girls. Only available online at Not sold in stores.

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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 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019 for the 23rd annual fractured fairytale!

Strapping on the famous ruby slippers will be Camille Eanga-Selenge, as the adventure-bound and homesick Dorothy. Swept up from their home on Ossington Avenue (in one of those twisters that the West End is known for), Dorothy and her dog Toto must find their way back home…with a little help from the funniest trio with more courage, heart and brains since the Three Stooges!


Gigantic Recycle Truck

Retail $25.00

This Gigantic Recycle Truck is a must under the tree this holiday season. Interactive and durable, this truck is sure to be a hit this Christmas and beyond!

Buy in-store or online!
*Availability will vary by store.


Ceramics Canada

Make your gifts extra special this year by making them one of a kind at Ceramics Canada, Durham Region's Fired Arts Studio offering paint your own pottery in both earthenware and stoneware, hand building with clay, glass fusing and pottery wheel classes. Our offering and selection is huge! From Christmas trees to Custom Snowmen to ornaments to mugs, plates bowls, and and so much more in between. All ages welcome... Drop in anytime! Need gifts? Forget the mall, make them all! (We're now located at 100 Bloor East in Oshawa between Simcoe and Ritson on the North Side)


Diversified Theatre presents Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Adventure

Tickets are onsale now for our all-new production of "Alice in Wonderland". So join Alice, the White, Rabbit, Mad Hatter and of course the Queen of Hearts as we sing, dance and laugh our way through this magical adventure! For tickets go to

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Toronto Zoo’s Adopt An Animal Holiday Package - I Want A Pygmy Hippopotamus for Christmas!

Toronto Zoo’s holiday adopt package is a unique and memorable gift! You can “adopt” our Pygmy hippopotamus mom, Kindia, and calf, Penelope. This symbolic adoption includes a personalized adoption certificate, a plush hippo and much more! To purchase this limited edition package, call 416-392-9114.

Don’t forget to come out and visit Penelope at the Zoo over the holidays! Visit for details.



In Braintopia, your brain is tested in a series of memory and reasoning challenges. Tactile tests, logic exercises, mazes, colour tests and more will stimulate your senses and heighten your brain activity!

8 years and up
2-6 players


MICRO® Award-winning Scooters for Ages 1+

MICRO is the world leader in scooter quality and performance. Tough MINI MICRO (Ages 1-6) & MAXI MICRO (Ages 5-12) KICKBOARDS grow with your child over several years. Highest quality components and a stable non-sagging deck means the safest ride for your child. Promotes balance, coordination and confidence!

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The Second City Family Holiday Show: The Naughty Listers

A hilarious holiday musical for all ages! The North Pole is thrown into chaos when one of Santa’s most trusted elves goes rogue. To get the holidays back on track, Santa will need the help of some of the naughtiest children ever. The Second City is proud to present The Naughty Listers – a hilarious musical adventure that all members of the family will enjoy. Even the naughty ones.


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!


Myfunvelope: A Christmas Gift Packed With Fun And Creativity.

The best Christmas gifts inspires curiosity and keep children interested and engaged. Myfunvelope craft kits do just that. Finally an affordable craft subscription for Canadian kids.


Mabel's Labels

Personalized gifts make the most thoughtful gifts and Mabel’s Labels has great products that everyone on your list will love. Choose from the My Kindness Calendar, which allows your family to countdown to Christmas with acts of kindness, to the ever-popular Holiday Stocking Stuffers, which are a great personalized gift for teachers, neighbours, or anyone else in your life.

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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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Black Creek Pioneer Village

We’ll bring the jolly, you bring the cheer! Black Creek Pioneer Village is the place to be this Christmas season. Experience the Holidays with traditional Victorian activities. From Festive Weekends to Storytime with Santa there is something for everyone!


Second City: Winter Break Camps

Think on your feet, be spontaneous and be a team player! Campers play fun improv games (like Whose Line is it Anyway?) to help access creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness.

Great for Beginners – No experience is needed for these camps. Have a little or a lot of improv experience–you’ll have a blast either way!

Dice Forge

Dice Forge

In Dice Forge, you will try to ascend to godhood, using your legendary, customisable dice artifacts. By accomplishing heroic tasks, you will upgrade your dice and hope to triumph as the one new god to join the pantheon. This innovative gameplay mechanic will have you coming back for more. May the dice always be in your favour!

10 years and up
2 to 4 players