Ontario: 6 Holiday activities for the whole family

Published on 16 November 2016

Get in the Holiday spirit and spend quality time as a family with these fun activities sure to please the young …. and the young at heart!

Santa Claus Parade – Niagara Falls (Queen & Victoria)
November 19 at 11 am

Marching bands, hot chocolate galore, children face painting, stilt walkers: the Santa Claus Parade promises to put stars in children’s eyes!

On site, kids will be able to meet their favourite superheroes and even personally hand their letter to Santa Claus.

They will also learn the pleasures of sharing, since the Share Project will be accepting food donations all along the parade route.

Visit the website for full details including the parade itinerary.


Black Creek Pioneer Village ̶ North York
November 19-23, 2016

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, several activities will take place in this Victorian village straight out of the 19th century.

Make traditional Christmas decorations, feast on roasted chestnuts, meet Santa Claus himself and stroll the festive streets as part of the many activities guaranteed to bring cheer to all!

On Saturday nights, visit the village by the glow of candlelight and oil lamps, then come back the following noon for the traditional three-course Sunday dinner.

Finally, little ones will be overjoyed to spend the morning with Santa and his helpers, listening to jolly tales!

Visit the website for the Holiday schedule.

This is real christmas story
(Source: Fotolia)

Santa Train ̶ Uxbridge
Saturdays and Sundays, from November 26 to December 18, 2016
Departures at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm (from the Uxbridge Train Station)

For a whole hour, these train rides in the company of Santa Claus promise magical times for all!

In a special train decorated for the occasion, passengers enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel with old Saint Nick—and kids even leave with a gift bag!

Tickets are on sale here.

Light Up The Hills, Festival of Lights ̶ Halton Hills Communities (Georgetown, Acton, Glen Williams)
December 1st, 2016 to January 3, 2017

For the ninth year in a row, the Greater Halton Hills community organizes the most wondrous event.

For the occasion, three gigantic firs will be lighted in each community: Georgetown (Dominion Gardens), Acton (Acton Sports Park) and Glen Williams (Shelagh Law Parkette). Choirs, shows, contest draws and a visit from Santa Claus will add to the charm and the festivities.

Ignition of the Christmas trees will take place December 1st at 7 pm.

Giant Christmas Tree
(Source: Fotolia)

Christkindl Market ̶ Kitchener
December 1-4, 2016

The Christkindl Market is the perfect place to discover the unique spirit of German-style Christmas Markets.

Among planned activities: traditional folk music and dance presentations, artisan product tastings, model railway exhibit, blacksmith demonstrations and arts&crafts workshops.

In short, everything your child’s heart desires!

(Source: Christkindl Market)

Alight At Night ̶ Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg
December 2-31, 2016

Impossible here to resist the magic of Christmas, with a million lights adorning trees to transform the village into a wonderland you’ll want to explore aboard a horse-drawn carriage or traditional wagon.

As for the kids, they’ll love to board the toy train, climb the Ferris wheel, meet Santa Claus or venture into the Mistletoe Maze.

Psst…! The best part? It’s free for munchkins under the age of five!