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Winter has arrived at the gateway of North Ontario and beyond!
Snow is here, perhaps to stay. They are calling for warmer temps next week so families should hurry if they want to enjoy this blanket of fluffy white snow. If Mother Nature cooperates, a few of the snow operators hope to open in the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, kids and parents can take their pick of Santa Claus Parades, Christmas Tree Ceremony Lightings and enough holiday shopping to find something for everyone on your list and more!
And as a special holiday treat, the CP Holiday starts its ride through our area on Sunday! TooT!
Bala’s Trek to Bethlehem: Bala’s streets are transformed into a biblical village where visitors journey back in time to experience the first Christmas.
Christmas Sale & Luncheon: There will be beauty products, baking, knitting, gluten free food, jams and jellies, jewelry, Christmas gifts, a great raffle basket and more! $5 for lunch which will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Santa Claus Parade: Downtown Bancroft.
Family Art Workshop: (Sunday) Regional artist leads the whole family in creating hands-on collaborative art projects with a wide range of materialsat the MacLaren Art Centre.
Opening Day – Horseshoe Resort: Let’s the snow fun begin!
Family Fireworks, Blue Mountain Village
CP Holiday Train: Barrie Ontario – 12 Anne St North.
Tree of Lights Ceremony: Date: Dec 1, 2012
Frost Frenzy: The holiday spirit is very much alive in the Blue Mountain Village during Frost Frenzy starting with so many free activities including fireworks every Saturday at 8pm all month long!
Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party and Festival of Lights: Downtown Bracebridge.
Santa Claus Parade: 2012 Parade Theme -“British Invasion” (music).
Featured resort – Club Muskoka
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Santa Claus Parade: Location main street Coldwater.
Winter Gift Show & Sale: Paintings • Photographs • Pottery • Hand-made clothing • Jewellery • Sculpture and Carvings • Furniture • Glasswork and more.
Santa Claus Parade: The visit with Santa will be held at the Gravenhurst Opera – Trillium Court starting at 12:30 pm followed b a free traditional Christmas movie upstairs in the theatre starting at 2:00 pm.
Santa Claus Parade: The Huntsville Santa Claus Parade starts in downtown Huntsville at 7:00 pm and travels to Huntsville Place Mall.
Santa Claus Parade: Parade leaves from Zehrs at 6:30pm, following Broadway to Queen Street, to Victoria Park.
Christmas Craft Sale: Over 60 vendors offer a variety of hand-crafted items for your shopping pleasure.
CP Holiday Train: Mactier – Old CP station.
Participate at Sainte Marie
Santa Claus Parade: On Dasher and Dancer, Comet and Vixen! See them all, as well as the guest of honour, Santa himself at this year’s Santa Claus Parade.
Santa Claus Parade: Santa Claus is coming to town!
First Light: Now in its 13th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 3,000 candles.
Farmers’ Market: Midland’s Indoor Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market is held every Saturday from November 3, 2012 to March 30, 2013 at the North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre.
Santa Claus Parade: King Street Midland.
Festival of Northern Lights: Enjoy the beauty of Owen Sound in the Christmas season each evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., as 25+ kilometres of lights illuminate the harbour, the Sydenham riverbanks, the downtown core, and Harrison Park.
CP Holiday Train Come to Town!
By Our Hands One of a Kind Show: By Our Hands is a very high quality one of a kind show and is now in its 5th consecutive year. Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CP Holiday Train: Parry Sound – Museum Train Station, 1 Avenue Rd.
Rotary Festival of Trees: View the beautiful display of decorated tress which will magically tranform three participating malls into a Winter Wonderland.
Festival of Trees: Nov. 28 – Dec. 2.
Come Try Hockey: For boys and girls age 5-13.
CP Holiday Train: Rutter – Rutter train station **15 minute stop and go.
CP Holiday Train: Shawanaga – Near band office beside railway crossing at Village Rd.
Festival of Lights: Science North Parking Lot.
Holiday fun with family and friends
CP Holiday Train: Sudbury – VIA train station, Elgin St.
Celebrate the Season Tree Lighting: Port McNicoll
A Santa Claus Parade or Tree Lighting Ceremony, your family can find one every weekend! See our website for more
Stay tuned to 411ontariokids.com for all the events, activities and getaway planning a family needs.
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