Without a doubt, the snow seems here to stay. I don’t think that will lead to any disappointed children. If you’re in the city, head on up! Many snow operators have been making snow for the last couple of weeks and all signs are pointing to the following resorts having some hills and trails ready for the weekend.
*remember to check again before you go at this time of year, just to make sure and avoid disappointment.
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If your family has not been to a Santa Claus Parade, there are a couple this week north of Toronto along with several traditional evening tree lighting ceremonies. You can visit our website if you’re more in the mood for shopping. Craft shows and holiday bazaars also continue this weekend. Festivals of Lights and Festivals of Trees are good events to do on a family’s schedule at your own pace. The whole family can enjoy a nice evening stroll before bedtime and then fall asleep dreaming of all those twinking lights, that’s holiday magic.
This weekend you can find SC Parades and Tree Lightings in –
Nov. 29 GRAVENHURST Black Friday and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 29 WASAGA BEACH Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Nov. 30 LINDSAY Santa Claus Shuffle
Nov. 30 WASAGA BEACH Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 30 PORT ELGIN Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 30 PORT ELGIN Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 30 GRAVENHURST Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 30 PARRY SOUND Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 30 MIDLAND Santa Claus Parade
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Families looking for Christmas and New Year’s Eve Getaways in beautiful resort areas north of Toronto, should check out out list of family friendly getaways that include all the wonderful traditions of the holidays with alot less work!
We are very excited to announce our new 400eleven.com and 411ontariokids.com APP ~
This APP is very convenient listing events, last minute getaway links and other fun travel north of Toronto related useful information. When on the move, this is an easy way to see what’s going on! Great for cottagers, day trippers and getaway travellers and even locals! The APP is available from iTunes, GooglePlay and Amazon, you can find links here ~
This weekend’s ‘PLAY LIST’…
KIDS AND FAMILY EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEKEND AHEAD BY AREA:
These events are within 1-3 hours north of Toronto and are reasonable when considering a day trip, or stay at any family friendly accommodation and extend the fun. These events would also be within proximity or close to many of Ontario’s ‘cottage country’.
FAMILY ART WORKSHOP
Every Sunday is Family Sunday at the MacLaren. Regional artist Annie Aspden and guest artists will lead creative projects that families can complete together. Sign up in person at 1:00 pm on the day of the workshop, as space is limited.
HORSESHOE RESORT & ADVENTURE PARK
Fun for the family with the Zip Lining and Treetop Trekking course; build your golf skills and challenge the family to a round of Mini Putt, or explore the Copeland Forest on Segway. Families can also have fun mountain biking on forest trails.
HARDWOOD SKI & BIKE
Hit the day trails or play disc golf. Rent a bike or bring your own. Great trials for all ages and skill levels. Go now and take advantage of their ski sales!
MACLAREN ART CENTRE
Enrich your childrens’ days with art. Every child has the potential and needs the inspiration! Kids are never too young to learn art appreciation and be inspired themselves.
Browse BARRIE HOTELS
~THE BLUE MOUNTAINS | COLLINGWOOD~
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!
VILLAGE ACTIVITIES AT BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Scavenger hunts and other kids and family fun happening daily in Blue Mountain Village.
ATTRACTION PARK BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Take the exciting Ridge Runner ride or visit the now-open summer attraction park that includes fun activities like Mountaintop Segway touring, Open-air gondola rides, Mini-putt, Climbing wall and more! Whileyou’re there, check out the progress of the apple orchard! For teens and parents: Ski Movie Night for CGMH: Don’t miss the premier of Tetron Gravity’s Way of Life at the annual ski movie night in support of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available at Kamakazi bike shop.
VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS
Every Saturday starting on November, 30 through until December 21 from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. visit Santa Claus and his elves in his sleigh in front of the Town Hall, treats for the kids and entertainment throughout the downtown.
Stay in COLLINGWOOD HOTELS
SIR SAM’S SKI & BIKE
Take out the bikes and have some outdoor adventure. Ride the chair lift and see the fall colours forrest.
~MIDLAND | PENETANGUISHENE~
Experience Sainte-Marie’s spectacular “First Light” Event evenings November 28, 29, 30 as we illuminate the famous historic site with over 5,000 candles. Recognized by Festivals and Events Ontario as one of Ontario’s “Top 100” Events, “First Light” creates a wonderful holiday ambience, featuring lots of hands-on activities for children, seasonal and folk music, Aboriginal performances, and much more.
GUIDED CANOE OR KAYAK TOURS | GUIDED WALKS | REPTILE SHOW | BIRDS OF PREY SHOW
Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre. Check their website for details and times.
MIDLAND CULTURAL CENTRE
Drop in to see what’s going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for hot chocolate, coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. The Atrium is available for small group meetings or a get together with family or friends.
MIDLAND FARMERS’ MARKET
Meet farmers and artisans and have a taste of Ontario, even in winter! Saturday morning 9-1 at the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre.
HURONIA FOOD TRAIL
You will find a list of the farmers, producers, restaurants, retailers and accommodations that have identified themselves as advocates of local taste and local products, within the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene & Townships of Tay and Tiny, Ontario through the Huronia Food Trail.
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Have a fun and weekend.