Nov 16-18

Markham Home for the Holidays

Starts: Nov 16th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 18th, 2018 6:00 pm

Markham Fairgrounds
10801 McCowan Road
Markham, Ontario

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The Markham HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, Nov 16 - 18 at the Markham Fairgrounds is our 31st annual show! We have over 130 juried exhibitors from Ontario, as well as Nova Scotia offering Christmas decorating accents & accessories, personalized ornaments, stained glass, Shabby Chic furniture & custom furniture, Christmas food galore to taste test, Christmas shortbread cookies in gourmet flavours, stunning handcrafted jewellery, Christmas fascinators to add that Christmas sparkle to you! Fresh Christmas greenery to decorate the inside and outside of your home plus 1,000's of unique & affordable Christmas gift ideas for a perfect old fashioned Christmas, that will fit any budget and be easy on your wallet!

Cost: $9

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Nov 17-18

Photos with the Grinch at the Mill

Starts: Nov 17th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 18th, 2018 4:00 pm

Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street West
Caledon, Ontario L7K 0C3

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Back by popular demand, the Grinch is here to take photos with you and your Family ♥

Fun Christmas Portraits with a twist!

10-11am Book your 10min time slot with FEMKE Photography:
11-4pm First Come First Serve!! No Appointment Necessary 🙂

Cost: Visit Facebook page for packages

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Nov 17-18

Family Christmas Weekends

Starts: Nov 17th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Nov 18th, 2018 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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

Cost: General Admission $15

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Nov 18

East Gwillimbury’s Annual Santa Claus Parade!

Nov 18th, 2018 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

1914 B Mount Albert Side Road, Sharon Ontario L0G 1V0
1914 B Mount Albert Side Road
Sharon, East Gwillimbury, Ontario L0G 1V0

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Santa Claus is coming to Town.
November 18, 2018.
Join in the fun at the annual Santa Claus Parade.
This year's theme is Santa's Workshop.

Cost: FREE

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Nov 18

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade

Nov 18th, 2018 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The parade will proceed easterly from North Street along King Avenue to Arthur / Brookhouse street in the east.
King Street
Clarington, Clarington (Bowmanville), Ontario

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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. We are all in great anticipation for Santa's next magical visit to Newcastle with sounds, lights and marching bands of a night time parade. This year the theme for the Parade is 'Starry Night'. Mark the date on your calendar and wear a Santa button on Sunday, November 18th, 2018.

Cost: Purchase of a Newcastle Santa Parade Button

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Nov 23

Festival of Lights 2018

Nov 23rd, 2018 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Markham Main Street
Main Street
Markham, Ontario L3P 5H5

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The 34th Annual Festival of Lights! Nov 23 2018 on Markham Main Street.

Cost: FREE

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Nov 23

Brooklin's Christmas in the Village

Nov 23rd, 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Grass Park
41 Baldwin St.
Brooklin, Whitby, Ontario L1M 1A2

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Discover the magic of small-town Christmas traditions and fun activities in Grass Park.
Activities include:
A countdown to lighting of the 40 foot tree in the centre of the park
Holiday treats, hot chocolate and cookies
Toy and food drive - in support of Salvation Army
Old fashioned horse & wagon rides
Take your own photo with Santa
Fun photo opportunities
Maple taffy
Local holiday entertainment
Community vendors with family activities and games
Crafts and Carols at Brooklin United Church

Cost: Free

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Nov 24

Pickering Santa Claus Parade

Nov 24th, 2018 10:00 am to Noon

Glenanna Road between Dixie Road and Pickering Parkway
Pickering, Ontario

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The Kinsmen & Kinette Club of Pickering celebrates their 50th Annual Santa Claus Parade. Community groups, schools, sports groups, business and volunteer organizations are invited to submit applications to enter floats, performance groups or walking groups for the Parade.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov 24-25

Christmas in Clarington

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 25th, 2018 4:00 pm

Various locations
5314 Main Street
Orono, Clarington (Bowmanville), Ontario L0B 1M0.

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Holiday Shopping Road Trip!

Meet local farmers, artisans, rural industries and specialty producers. Talk with the people behind the creations and products. Embrace the magic of the season.

Terrens Wellness, It is What it is, Apple Blossom Flowers and More.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov 24

Erin Christmas Vendor Show

Nov 24th, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Erin Branch #442
12 Dundas Street East
Erin, Ontario N0B 1T0

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Please come out and join us for our 2nd annual vendors market! More information on vendors to follow!!!

Cost: FREE

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Nov 24-25

Photos with the Grinch at the Mill

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 25th, 2018 4:00 pm

Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street West
Caledon, Ontario L7K 0C3

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Back by popular demand, the Grinch is here to take photos with you and your Family ♥

Fun Christmas Portraits with a twist!

10-11am Book your 10min time slot with FEMKE Photography:
11-4pm First Come First Serve!! No Appointment Necessary 🙂

Cost: Visit Facebook page for packages

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Nov 24

Orono Santa Claus Parade

Nov 24th, 2018 10:30 am to 11:00 am

The Parade begins at Millson Hill, and then continues South on Mill St to Main St. It will continue east on Station St. and will disband and the Orono Fair Grounds.
Orono, Clarington (Bowmanville), Ontario L0B 1M0

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Join us for the our Annual Orono Santa Claus Parade. A fun family event.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov 24-25

Family Christmas Weekends

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Nov 25th, 2018 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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

Cost: General Admission $15

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Nov 24-25

Santa's Passport - Nov 24th & 25th

Starts: Nov 24th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Nov 25th, 2018 3:00 pm

Uxbridge, Ontario
19 Railway St
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Ho! Ho! Ho! If you have already purchased tickets for the Santa Train (tickets available on the YDHR website), you can extend your adventure and treat your kids to another magical journey through the town of Uxbridge with the Santa Passport. Your kids will follow the reindeer footsteps to have their passport stamped and take part in a festive activity or receive a seasonal take-home treat from six participating shops in charming downtown Uxbridge. Capture holiday memories while the kids sip a Festive Hot Chocolate at the Tin Cup Caffé, write a Letter to Santa and post it to the North Pole at Blue Heron Books, add holiday sparkle to a Whimsical Ornament at Preston Gallery, decorate and fill a sack with Magical Reindeer Treats at Bluebell Paper & Press , enjoy an Elf-Size Cup of Gelato from Nexus Coffee Co. and twist a Sugar Plum Treat from Sugar FX.

Adults, Parents and Grandparents tag along for FREE! Remember to bring your camera!

Santa Passports are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Redeem your online ticket receipt at the YDHR Train Station for your printed SANTA PASSPORT with map.



Cost: $10

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Nov 24

Christmas in King City

Nov 24th, 2018 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

King City
King City, King, Ontario

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Join the festivities as King City businesses open their doors offering special treats, surprises and holiday cheer to all, including the tree lighting ceremony, live performances, a petting zoo, live reindeer, photos with Santa and fireworks.

Cost: FREE

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Nov 24

Festival of Lights & Old Fashioned Christmas

Nov 24th, 2018 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Georgina Pioneer Village
26557 Civic Centre Rd
Willowbeach, Georgina, Ontario L0E 1S0

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Join us at the Historical Georgina Pioneer Village as we bring in the Holiday Season with a magical light display. Watch as the buildings and grounds come to life with the lights and sounds of Christmas. Don’t forget to bring your wish list for Santa as the jolly man himself and Mrs. Claus stop by for a visit.

Kick off the holiday season by stepping back in time to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds that a 19th Century Christmas would bring. Live music, holiday crafts, hot apple cider, historic demonstrations and lots more!

Cost: $1 admission

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Nov 24

Santa's Magical Parade of Lights

Nov 24th, 2018 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Ajax Town Hall
Downtown Ajax ending at Ajax Town Hall - 65 Harwood Ave S
Ajax, Ontario L1S 2H9

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Ajax residents and visitors are invited to come out and welcome Santa when he arrives in town for “Santa’s Magical Parade of Lights”. The parade begins at the intersection of Bayly Street and Mackenzie Avenue, proceeding east along Bayly and then north on Harwood Avenue South, concluding at Ajax Town Hall. Immediately following the parade will be a special tree lighting ceremony and after party at Town Hall (65 Harwood Avenue South) and Ajax Main Library.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov 25

Orangeville Christmas Market

Nov 25th, 2018 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Orangeville Fairgrounds
247090 5th Side Road
Mono, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 6K5

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Come join us for this family friendly event with activities for the kids, tons of vendors to do your Holiday shopping with and maybe even a visit from the big guy in the white beard himself!

Admission to the event is free, however we highly recommend bringing along a canned good/food item for donation to the Orangeville Food Bank!

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Nov 25

Markham Concert Band Presents "A Seasonal Celebration"

Nov 25th, 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario L3R 8G5

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A Seasonal Celebration

Christmas and Hanukkah music, sing-alongs, and a few surprises add up to everyone’s favourite show of the year. Be prepared- Santa has been known to drop in!

Cost: Adults - $25 Senior and Students - $20 Children Under 12 Free

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Nov 25

SantaFest in Maple

Nov 25th, 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Parade begins at Canada's Wonderland on Major MacKenzie Drive
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S6

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HO HO HO

Someone special is coming to town…

and that means we’re preparing the route for JOLLY OL’ ST. NICK!!!

SANTAFEST PARADE
Sunday, November 25th, 2018
2:00 pm SHARP The 3 km parade begins at Canada’s Wonderland on Major Mackenzie and Jane St and travels eastbound along Major Mackenzie and ends at Vaughan City Hall just east of Keele Street

Cost: FREE

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Nov-Dec 30-1

Magical Christmas Forest

Starts: Nov 30th, 2018 5:00 pm
Ends: Dec 1st, 2018 9:00 pm

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario L4L1A6

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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. See website for this years schedule.

For ticket reservations,call (416) 667-6295 or visit www.kortright.org.

Cost: $18 - $25

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Nov 30

Tree Lighting & Fireworks

Nov 30th, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Esplanade Park & Pickering City Hall
One The Esplanade
Pickering, Ontario L1V6K7

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Free family event to celebrate the lighting of Esplanade Park. Enjoy rides, games, crafts, a visit from Santa, live entertainment and of course fireworks! Plus - Scouts Canada will be on site selling real Christmas Trees and hot apple cider.
Our event partners include RBC, Canadian Progress Club - Durham Region Women & Men's Clubs and Scouts Canada.

Cost: Free to attend, bring $ for food

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Nov 30

Whitby's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov 30th, 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Celebration Square
405 Dundas Street West
Whitby, Ontario L1N 61A

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Kick off the Christmas season at our annual Tree Lighting in Downtown Whitby. On November 30th, bundle up the family and watch as we light up Celebration Square. Enjoy an evening of local entertainment, family fun, hot chocolate and cookies, and a visit from Santa! Make the Whitby tree lighting a cherished tradition.

Cost: Free

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Nov 30

Annual Tree Lighting and Fireworks

Nov 30th, 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Pickering Museum Village
2365 Concession 6
Pickering, Ontario L0H 1H0

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Free family event including the annual tree lighting, a visit from Santa, holiday crafts, rides, fireworks and live entertainment for both children and adults. Food dontations for St. Paul's Food bank will be accepted at this event.

Cost: Free - food donations accepted

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Nov 30

Ballet Creole presents Soulful Messiah

Nov 30th, 2018 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario L3R 8G5

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Soulful Messiah
Ballet Creole’s stage presence is a choreographic triumph; an exuberant dialogue between drummers and dancers. The company’s fusion of Afrocentric percussion, Caribbean and African traditional and contemporary music and dance is simply riveting. Using the universal languages of spirituality and joy, Soulful Messiah combines tap, African-Caribbean, ballet, jazz and Modern dance styles, creating a unique holiday classic, soulfully danced to Quincy Jones’ Grammy Award-winning rendition of Handel’s Messiah. Evocative. Provocative. Compelling. Appreciative audiences from across North America celebrate Ballet Creole performances with thunderous applause.

Cost: Starting at $15 Youth/$49 Adults

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Nov-Dec 30-2

Aurora's Christmas Market

Starts: Nov 30th, 2018 9:00 pm
Ends: Dec 2nd, 2018 9:00 pm

Aurora Town Hall
100 John West Way
Aurora, Ontario L4G 6J1

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Aurora's Christmas Market
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 Great Food Available
Sunday, December 2

Live Theatre and Caroling
Unique Festive Vendors and Great Food Available
Nativity Pageant

Cost: FREE

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Dec 1

Orangeville Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

Dec 1st, 2018 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Orangeville Town Hall
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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Please join us alternate Saturdays inside Town Hall for the Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market! The heart of Orangeville will be full of fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, tons of other delicious foods and the always welcoming and friendly market atmosphere. Plus a mixed market upstairs with unique one of a kind products.

Cost: FREE

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Dec 1

Annual Whitby Santa Claus Parade

Dec 1st, 2018 10:00 am to Noon

North on Brock Street starting at Manning St to Trent St
Brock Street
Whitby, Ontario

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The Whitby Santa Claus Parade operated by JCI Durham has been held on the first Saturday of December for 49 consecutive years. An event for all ages, the Whitby Santa Claus Parade showcases over 70 organizations holiday spirt as they walk along the Brock St. parade route. The 2018 Whitby Santa Claus Parade theme is “Santa’s Elves”.

Cost: FREE

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Dec 1

Annual Handmade Holiday Market

Dec 1st, 2018 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0J2

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Join us at Abilities Centre for a handmade and local shopping experience! 100+ local artisans showcasing their beautifully handmade items. Full list of participating businesses can be found at www.acholidaymarket.com

Cost: $4

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Dec 1-2

Santa Train

Starts: Dec 1st, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 2nd, 2018 4:00 pm

19 Railway St., Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1E5
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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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!

Cost: $25 + HST per person

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Dec 1-2

Family Christmas Weekends

Starts: Dec 1st, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Dec 2nd, 2018 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 1

Story Time with Santa

Dec 1st, 2018 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Children’s ticket applies to youngsters ages 2-14. Infants are welcome at Storytime with Santa.

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 1-2

Santa's Passport - December 1st or 2nd

Starts: Dec 1st, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Dec 2nd, 2018 3:00 pm

Uxbridge, Ontario
19 Railway St
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Ho! Ho! Ho! If you have already purchased tickets for the Santa Train (tickets available on the YDHR website), you can extend your adventure and treat your kids to another magical journey through the town of Uxbridge with the Santa Passport. Your kids will follow the reindeer footsteps to have their passport stamped and take part in a festive activity or receive a seasonal take-home treat from six participating shops in charming downtown Uxbridge. Capture holiday memories while the kids sip a Festive Hot Chocolate at the Tin Cup Caffé, write a Letter to Santa and post it to the North Pole at Blue Heron Books, add holiday sparkle to a Whimsical Ornament at Preston Gallery, decorate and fill a sack with Magical Reindeer Treats at Bluebell Paper & Press , enjoy an Elf-Size Cup of Gelato from Nexus Coffee Co. and twist a Sugar Plum Treat from Sugar FX.

Adults, Parents and Grandparents tag along for FREE! Remember to bring your camera!

Santa Passports are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Redeem your online ticket receipt at the YDHR Train Station for your printed SANTA PASSPORT with map.

Cost: $10

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Dec 1

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery: Holiday Open House

Dec 1st, 2018 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
1137 Boston Mills Rd
Caledon, Ontario L7C 0N1

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Join us for our annual Holiday Open House!
- Sample Spirit Tree Holiday Goodies
- Free Tours at 12 & 2pm - Learn how our cider is made and some Spirit Tree history along the way!
- Complimentary hot apple cider while you shop
- Holiday Gift Baskets
- Place your holiday dinner orders for pies, pastries, bread, cider, holiday specialties and more
- Kid's activities, bonfire & marshmallows

Cost: Free - items on sale

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Dec 1-2

Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm Market

Starts: Dec 1st, 2018 1:00 pm
Ends: Dec 2nd, 2018 2:00 pm

Downey’s Farm Market & Winery
13682 Heart Lake Road
Caledon, Ontario L7C 2J5

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Why battle in line at the shopping center to grab a 30-second opportunity with Santa, when you can come for a one of a kind Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm in Caledon, Ontario.

Both adults and children receive lunch consisting of a steamy pizza bun,
hot chocolate/coffee/tea, and a delicious cookie.

Each child will visit with Santa, and receive a treat.

Saturdays & Sundays only. Reservations and Payment Required in advance. Visit website for full details.

Cost: $13 per person, ages 10 months +

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Dec 1

A Main Street Christmas 2018 In Schomberg

Dec 1st, 2018 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Main Street Schomberg
Main Street
King, Ontario L0G 1T0

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On the first Saturday in December, Schomberg gets all dressed up and invites everyone to come and enjoy a fun-filled family event along historic Main Street from 3-9pm. Visit the Craft Show in the Community Hall, enjoy the parades, musicians & food.

Cost: $5 per adult. Children 12 and under, free.

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Dec 1

Scugog Santa Claus Parade

Dec 1st, 2018 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Downtown Port Perry
192 Queen Street
Port Perry, Scugog (Port Perry), Ontario L9L 1B9

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Come join us bring in the holiday season.
Theme "A Homemade Christmas".

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Dec 1

Annual Lamplight Tour

Dec 1st, 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oshawa Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South Lakeview Park
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8

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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!

Cost: $5 per person

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Dec 1

The Bolton Santa Claus Parade

Dec 1st, 2018 9:00 pm

Hwy 50, Bolton Ontario
Hwy 50
Bolton, Caledon, Ontario

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The theme for this year's parade is "What Christmas Means to Me"!

When Santa Claus comes to Bolton, who does he call for help? That would be The Bolton Kin!

Cost: FREE

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Dec 2

Christmas in the Village

Dec 2nd, 2018 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Pickering Museum Village
2365 Concession 6
Pickering, Ontario L0H 1H0

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Visit with the inhabitants of the pioneer village as they share their holiday customs. Enjoy Scottish Hogmanay, Welsh traditions, Victorian English Christmas celebrations, Squire Jonathan's Christmas Ball, and a walk in the woods to see how Pickering's first settlers struggled in the wilderness. Backwoods Players presents the Duffins Creek Sunday School Pageant free with admission. Special Admission fees apply.

Cost: Adult $11; Senior/Student $9; Child $7; Family $30

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Dec 2

Courtice Santa Claus Parade

Dec 2nd, 2018 Noon to 2:00 pm

Nash Road from Townline Rd to George Reynolds Dr.
Clarington, Clarington (Bowmanville), Ontario L1E 2Y4

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Join us for the 6th annual Courtice Santa Claus Parade. The parade begins at Townline Road and will head east on Nash Road ending at George Reynolds Drive. Thanks to our partners for bringing a day of free family fun for the whole community!

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Dec 2

Nobelton Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec 2nd, 2018 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gazebo at Nobelton Public Library
8 Sheardown Drive
Nobelton, King, Ontario L0G 1N0

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Join in the family fun and festivities at the Annual Nobleton Tree Lighting as it brings the holiday spirit to life each year. Enjoy local food, sing carols and support your community. ​Donations to the Nobleton Christmas Drive are welcome.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Dec 3

City of Vaughan Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Dec 3rd, 2018 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Vaughan City Hall
Multi-Purpose Room 2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1T1

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Join us for the City of Vaughan Menorah Lighting Ceremony in celebration of Chanukah at Vaughan City Hall. Complimentary treats will be provided.

Cost: Free

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Dec 5-6

Vaughan Christmas Village

Starts: Dec 5th, 2018 6:00 pm
Ends: Dec 6th, 2018 9:00 pm

Vellore Hall
9541 Weston Road
Vaughan, Ontario L4H 3A5

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During the Christmas season, Vellore Hall will turn into a wonderland filled with sparkling lights, festive local vendors, and Christmas performances.
The Vaughan Christmas Village presented by Coppa’s Fresh Market celebrates the festive season with an enchanting outdoor Christmas market offering: -Free photos with Santa both evenings, -live Christmas music, -Horse & Wagon rides, -Big Marquee letters, -Huge Mistletoe, -A BELIEVE Mail Station for kids to write and mail their Santa Letters, -OLAF will be walking around, Pics with The Grinch, -Festive vendors -Food Trucks - AND SO MUCH MORE
Experience this authentic FREE outdoor holiday market with the family. Join, Share & Invite your Friends to this new annual tradition and get your cameras ready for some fun fun fun!!!
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/392123387889992/

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Dec 6

Deck the Halls

Dec 6th, 2018 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Northview Community Centre
150 Beatrice Street East
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 7T6

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Celebrate the holiday season at Deck the Halls: Stories of the Season!

This all ages, family friendly event features:
Official tree lighting of the Northview Christmas tree
Visit from Santa
Write a letter to Santa
Holiday crafts
Holiday storytelling by the Oshawa Public Libraries
Pizza and refreshments for a nominal fee.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for Feed the Need in Durham food bank.

Cost: FREE

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Dec 7-8

Magical Christmas Forest

Starts: Dec 7th, 2018 5:00 pm
Ends: Dec 8th, 2018 9:00 pm

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario L4L1A6

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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. See website for this years schedule.

For ticket reservations,call (416) 667-6295 or visit www.kortright.org.

Cost: $18 - $25

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Dec 7

Olde Tyme Christmas Candlelight Parade 2018

Dec 7th, 2018 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

157 Main Street , Unionville Ontario L3R 2G8
157 Main Street
Unionville, Markham, Ontario L3R 2G8

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Kick off the festive season with a Christmas celebration in Unionville. Live entertainment beginning at 5:30pm. Don't miss the candlelight parade at 7pm. More than 40 floats, bands, and characters. Afterwards kids can visit Santa following the tree lighting ceremony at the Millennium Bandstand.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Dec 7

Christmas Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting

Dec 7th, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Proceeds along King Street West
Clarington, Clarington (Bowmanville), Ontario L1C 1R2

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Join us for our annual Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony in Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Usher in the holiday season with this very popular event. Bring the entire family downtown for a carol sing and countdown to the lighting of Bowmanville's huge Christmas Tree in the town square. You can also have your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer.

Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides along the main street - perfect for helping you carry all of your parcels as you shop the many unique stores and restaurants that stay open late for some evening holiday shopping.

Remember, all of our events offer FREE admission and FREE parking.

Brought to you by the merchants of Historic Downtown Bowmanville.

Cost: FREE

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Dec 7

Edwardian Christmas

Dec 7th, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Waverley House, Clarington Museum
37 Silver Street
Bowmanville, Clarington (Bowmanville), Ontario L1C 3C4

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Please join us on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 7 PM – 9 PM for our annual Edwardian Christmas event that follows the downtown Bowmanville’s tree lighting ceremony.

Our beautiful Edwardian home, Waverley Place, will be glittering with traditional yuletide decorations.

There will be music, crafts, snacks, tours and so much more! Hope to see you there!

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Dec 8

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 8th, 2018 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Various restaurants along Main Street
157 Main Street
Unionville, Markham, Ontario L3R 2G8

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Bring the kids and have Breakfast with Santa this December, taking place at various restaurants along Main Street Unionville. Purchase your tickets and reserve your spot today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-breakfast-with-santa-on-unionville-main-street-tickets-50496905604

Cost: $18

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Dec 8

Landman Gardens and Bakery: Christmas Open House

Dec 8th, 2018 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Landman Gardens and Bakery
322345 Concession 6-7
Grand Valley, Dufferin County, Ontario L9W 0X3

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Come to our annual Christmas Open House on December 8th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. At our open house you will be able to sample many of our delicious products, including jams, chutneys, pickles, baked goods and more! We will have lots of gift ideas for everyone on your list. Our custom gift baskets include products such as our homemade preserves, Landman Gardens coffee, Cedar wood Honey and more! Stay tuned for more details!

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Dec 8-9

Santa Train

Starts: Dec 8th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 4:00 pm

19 Railway St., Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1E5
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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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!

Cost: $25 + HST per person

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Dec 8-9

Main Street Unionville Christmas Market 2018

Starts: Dec 8th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 3:00 pm

Main Street Unionville
160 Main Street
Unionville, Markham, Ontario

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Find all your Christmas treasures and gift ideas at the all-new Main Street Unionville Christmas Market. Set in a heritage barn, local vendors will have everything from Christmas decor and gifts, to sweets and treats.

Saturday Dec 8, Sunday Dec 9, Saturday Dec 15, Sunday Dec 16.

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Dec 8-9

Photos with the Grinch at the Mill

Starts: Dec 8th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 4:00 pm

Alton Mill Arts Centre
1402 Queen Street West
Caledon, Ontario L7K 0C3

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Back by popular demand, the Grinch is here to take photos with you and your Family ♥

Fun Christmas Portraits with a twist!

10-11am Book your 10min time slot with FEMKE Photography:
11-4pm First Come First Serve!! No Appointment Necessary 🙂

Cost: Visit Facebook page for packages

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Dec 8-9

Family Christmas Weekends

Starts: Dec 8th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 8

Story Time with Santa

Dec 8th, 2018 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Children’s ticket applies to youngsters ages 2-14. Infants are welcome at Storytime with Santa.

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 8-9

Santa's Passport -December 8th or 9th

Starts: Dec 8th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 3:00 pm

Uxbridge, Ontario
19 Railway St
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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Ho! Ho! Ho! If you have already purchased tickets for the Santa Train (tickets available on the YDHR website), you can extend your adventure and treat your kids to another magical journey through the town of Uxbridge with the Santa Passport. Your kids will follow the reindeer footsteps to have their passport stamped and take part in a festive activity or receive a seasonal take-home treat from six participating shops in charming downtown Uxbridge. Capture holiday memories while the kids sip a Festive Hot Chocolate at the Tin Cup Caffé, write a Letter to Santa and post it to the North Pole at Blue Heron Books, add holiday sparkle to a Whimsical Ornament at Preston Gallery, decorate and fill a sack with Magical Reindeer Treats at Bluebell Paper & Press , enjoy an Elf-Size Cup of Gelato from Nexus Coffee Co. and twist a Sugar Plum Treat from Sugar FX.

Adults, Parents and Grandparents tag along for FREE! Remember to bring your camera!

Santa Passports are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Redeem your online ticket receipt at the YDHR Train Station for your printed SANTA PASSPORT with map.

Cost: $10

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Dec 8-9

Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm Market

Starts: Dec 8th, 2018 Noon
Ends: Dec 9th, 2018 1:00 pm

Downey’s Farm Market & Winery
13682 Heart Lake Road
Caledon, Ontario L7C 2J5

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Why battle in line at the shopping center to grab a 30-second opportunity with Santa, when you can come for a one of a kind Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm in Caledon, Ontario.

Both adults and children receive lunch consisting of a steamy pizza bun,
hot chocolate/coffee/tea, and a delicious cookie.

Each child will visit with Santa, and receive a treat.

Saturdays & Sundays only. Reservations and Payment Required in advance. Visit website for full details.

Cost: $13 per person, ages 10 months +

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Dec 8

A Very Electric Christmas

Dec 8th, 2018 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario 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 dark wearing neon puppet-like costumes. Tales of colourful creatures enthrall children and parents alike.

Cost: Starting at $15 Youth/$39 Adults

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Dec 8

Christmas By Lamplight

Dec 8th, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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.

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 8

A Candlelight Christmas

Dec 8th, 2018 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Whitchurch-Souffville Museum & Community Centre
14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario L4A 2K9

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Decorated for the season, the Museum's historic buildings come to life with traditions of Christmas past. Enjoy a visit with Father Christmas and go on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Taste traditional hot cider & baking, and listen to classic storytelling. Experience all that this enchanting evening has to offer with your whole family

Cost: FREE

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Dec 9

Old Fashioned Christmas: Sing a-long with Santa

Dec 9th, 2018 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum
18974 Leslie Street
Sharon, East Gwillimbury, Ontario L0G 1V0

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There is something magical about the Sharon Temple Museum with snow on the ground. Start a new holiday tradition by spending a few hours making crafts, learning about the history of Christmas, bells played in the Temple, taking photos with Mrs. Claus, and of course a Sing-a-Long with Santa in the Sharon Temple!

​Event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on site and in the Temperance Hall.

More Information to come! www.sharontemple.ca!

Cost: $5.00 per child for crafts and free for adults with a food donation for a local food pantry

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Dec 9

A Swingin Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band

Dec 9th, 2018 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario L3R 8G5

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Celebrate the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Big Band Style with swinging renditions of seasonal as well as all time favourites from the GOLDEN AGE OF SWING. This band captures the warmth, joy & magic of the Holiday season. A genuine time capsule that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Cost: $44.52 Groups of 20 plus $38.52

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Dec 9

City of Vaughan Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Dec 9th, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Garnet A. Williams Community Centre
Activity Rooms 1 & 2 501 Clark Avenue West
Thornhill, Vaughan, Ontario L4J 4E5

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Join us for the City of Vaughan Menorah Lighting Ceremony in celebration of Chanukah with music, fun activities and treats.

Cost: Free

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Dec 12-13

Christmas Victorian Teas

Starts: Dec 12th, 2018 11:30 am
Ends: Dec 13th, 2018 3:30 pm

Oshawa Museum
1450 Simcoe Street South Lakeview Park, Guy House
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8S8

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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!

Cost: $15 per person. Members of the Oshawa Historical Society pay $10 and children, $7.50

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Dec 14-15

Magical Christmas Forest

Starts: Dec 14th, 2018 5:00 pm
Ends: Dec 15th, 2018 9:00 pm

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario L4L1A6

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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. See website for this years schedule.

For ticket reservations,call (416) 667-6295 or visit www.kortright.org.

Cost: $18 - $25

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Dec 15

Orangeville Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

Dec 15th, 2018 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Orangeville Town Hall
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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Please join us alternate Saturdays inside Town Hall for the Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market! The heart of Orangeville will be full of fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, tons of other delicious foods and the always welcoming and friendly market atmosphere. Plus a mixed market upstairs with unique one of a kind products.

Cost: FREE

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Dec 15

Winter Solstice Wishing Candles Workshop with CJ Shelton

Dec 15th, 2018 10:00 am to Noon

Alton Mills Arts Centre
1402 Queen St. West, Studio 206
Alton, Caledon, Ontario L7K 0C3

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In the season of magic why wish on a star when you can wish on a candle! We all know to make a wish when we blow out the candles on our birthday cake. Wishing candles follow pretty much the same principle.

Decorating a candle with specific symbols, words, coloured ribbon and other special tokens not only makes a unique gift idea but is a fun activity for welcoming the return of the Sun on the winter Solstice (December 21), the shortest day of the year. What better way to celebrate then by lighting your special candle, making a wish and visualizing it coming true, knowing that as the days begin getting longer again so too will your dreams grow.

Join artist CJ Shelton in her magical nature-filled studio for this fun and informative workshop. While decorating your own wishing candle you will hear stories about the First Light and learn how so many of our current Christmas customs have their origins in ancient cultural and pagan traditions that honoured the cycles of Nature.

If you have taken this workshop previous years, this season will have a new added surprise element and new trimmings for your special Yule candle!

PRE-REGISTRATION WITH FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED – please email artist@dancingmoondesigns.ca or call 519-942-2018

Cost: $75 + HST per person (includes all materials)

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Dec 15-16

Santa Train

Starts: Dec 15th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 16th, 2018 4:00 pm

19 Railway St., Uxbridge Ontario L9P 1E5
19 Railway St.
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1E5

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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!

Cost: $25 + HST per person

For more information:

Dec 15-16

Main Street Unionville Christmas Market 2018

Starts: Dec 15th, 2018 10:00 am
Ends: Dec 16th, 2018 3:00 pm

Main Street Unionville
160 Main Street
Unionville, Markham, Ontario

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Find all your Christmas treasures and gift ideas at the all-new Main Street Unionville Christmas Market. Set in a heritage barn, local vendors will have everything from Christmas decor and gifts, to sweets and treats.

Saturday Dec 8, Sunday Dec 9, Saturday Dec 15, Sunday Dec 16.

For more information:

Dec 15-16

Family Christmas Weekends

Starts: Dec 15th, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Dec 16th, 2018 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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

Cost: General Admission $15

For more information:

Dec 15

Story Time with Santa

Dec 15th, 2018 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Children’s ticket applies to youngsters ages 2-14. Infants are welcome at Storytime with Santa.

Cost: General Admission $15

For more information:

Dec 15-16

Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm Market

Starts: Dec 15th, 2018 Noon
Ends: Dec 16th, 2018 1:00 pm

Downey’s Farm Market & Winery
13682 Heart Lake Road
Caledon, Ontario L7C 2J5

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Why battle in line at the shopping center to grab a 30-second opportunity with Santa, when you can come for a one of a kind Lunch with Santa at Downey’s Farm in Caledon, Ontario.

Both adults and children receive lunch consisting of a steamy pizza bun,
hot chocolate/coffee/tea, and a delicious cookie.

Each child will visit with Santa, and receive a treat.

Saturdays & Sundays only. Reservations and Payment Required in advance. Visit website for full details.

Cost: $13 per person, ages 10 months +

For more information:

Dec 15

Christmas By Lamplight

Dec 15th, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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.

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 15

Christmas Celebration Concert

Dec 15th, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Westminster United Church
247 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 2Z5

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The final performance of the season for the Orangeville Community Band will be a repeat of the very successful Christmas Celebration Concert at Westminster United Church on Broadway, on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be required for this event and more information will be found at www.orangevillecommunityband.ca

Cost: $10 Child/$20 Adult/$15 Senior

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Dec 16

The Link Winter Market

Dec 16th, 2018 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Georgina Farmers' Market
20849 Dalton Rd
Keswick, Georgina, Ontario L4P 3E9

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Take away those winter blues and enjoy an eye-opening shopping experience at The Link Winter Market on the 3rd Sunday of every month starting this December 16, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm. We’re embracing our local artisans, crafters, chefs, artists and of course, farmers plus so much more. A great Sunday outing (indoors) for all with prizes, contests and live music!

Cost: FREE

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Dec 16

“Home for Christmas” Mono Christmas Party

Dec 16th, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Museum of Dufferin
936029 Airport Road
Mulmur, Dufferin County, Ontario L9V 0L4

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Enjoy the music and talents of local artists as we celebrate the Christmas season together in the enchanting Corbetton Church on the MoD grounds. Refreshments and conversations to follow in the Museum. It’s a family affair so wear your comfy sweaters!
Tickets available at the door – $10.00

Cost: $10

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Dec 17-18

The Messiah

Starts: Dec 17th, 2018 8:00 pm
Ends: Dec 18th, 2018 10:00 pm

Trinity United Church
20 First Avenue
Uxbridge, Ontario L9P 1M4

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The Uxbridge Messiah Singers will be performing Handel’s Messiah on December 17 and 18. Performances start at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Church.

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Dec 21-22

Magical Christmas Forest

Starts: Dec 21st, 2018 5:00 pm
Ends: Dec 22nd, 2018 9:00 pm

Kortright Centre for Conservation
9550 Pine Valley Drive
Woodbridge, Vaughan, Ontario L4L1A6

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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. See website for this years schedule.

For ticket reservations,call (416) 667-6295 or visit www.kortright.org.

Cost: $18 - $25

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Dec 22-23

Family Christmas Weekends

Starts: Dec 22nd, 2018 11:00 am
Ends: Dec 23rd, 2018 4:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 22

Christmas By Lamplight

Dec 22nd, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Black Creek Pioneer Village
1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Vaughan, Ontario M3J 2P3

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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.

Cost: General Admission $15

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Dec 29

Orangeville Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

Dec 29th, 2018 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Orangeville Town Hall
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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Please join us alternate Saturdays inside Town Hall for the Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market! The heart of Orangeville will be full of fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, tons of other delicious foods and the always welcoming and friendly market atmosphere. Plus a mixed market upstairs with unique one of a kind products.

Cost: FREE

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Dec 30

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

Dec 30th, 2018 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario 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 Jörgen’s The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition, is an ideal way to introduce any child to this unforgettable holiday tradition

Cost: Starting at $15 Youth/$45 Adults

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Dec 31

Tim Hortons First Night Newmarket

Dec 31st, 2018 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Magna Centre
800 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 9C1

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Celebrate the end of 2018 with us and usher in the New Year with the Town of Newmarket.

Relish in the fun of the evening with family-friendly entertainment, free skating and swimming for the whole family! Enjoy inflatable bouncy castles, face painting, balloon twisting and Tim Hortons Express Train rides.

New Year's Eve Countdown and Fireworks 9:00 p.m. (Outside East entrance parking lot)

This event has been brought to you in partnership with Tim Hortons.

For more information, please email info@newmarket.ca or call Customer Service at (905) 895-5193.

Support Newmarket's green initiatives by walking, carpooling, or taking the bus.

For up-to-date weather and/or cancellation information for Town-run events, please call the PLAY Hotline 1-877-PLAY936, on the date of the event, two hours prior to the start time. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Dec 31

Family First Night

Dec 31st, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Aurora Family Leisure Complex
135 Industrial Parkway North
Aurora, Ontario L4G 4C4

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Ring in the New Year at Family First Night on Monday December 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex, located at 135 Industrial Parkway North.

​Celebrate the New Year with family and friends and enjoy:

Cost: FREE

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Dec 31

Oshawa Celebrates New Years' Eve

Dec 31st, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Legends Centre
1661 Harmony Road North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K5

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Join us for a family-friendly end of year celebration of skating, swimming, inflatables, crafts, activities, animals and stage entertainment.

Cost: FREE - All ages

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Dec 31

New Year's Eve Skate & Swim

Dec 31st, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, Ontario L1V 3Y7

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Free family skate & swim with games, prizes and New Year Countdown.
Jan 12

Orangeville Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

Jan 12th, 2019 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Orangeville Town Hall
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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Please join us alternate Saturdays inside Town Hall for the Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market! The heart of Orangeville will be full of fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, tons of other delicious foods and the always welcoming and friendly market atmosphere. Plus a mixed market upstairs with unique one of a kind products.

Cost: FREE

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Jan 26

Orangeville Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

Jan 26th, 2019 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Orangeville Town Hall
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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Please join us alternate Saturdays inside Town Hall for the Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market! The heart of Orangeville will be full of fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, tons of other delicious foods and the always welcoming and friendly market atmosphere. Plus a mixed market upstairs with unique one of a kind products.

Cost: FREE

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Feb 9

Orangeville Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market

Feb 9th, 2019 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Orangeville Town Hall
87 Broadway
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 1K1

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Please join us alternate Saturdays inside Town Hall for the Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market! The heart of Orangeville will be full of fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, tons of other delicious foods and the always welcoming and friendly market atmosphere. Plus a mixed market upstairs with unique one of a kind products.

Cost: FREE

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