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Ontario Kids family events north of Toronto for December 7-9

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Have you seen this guy yet?

So, how many parades have you and your family been to so far? 🙂

Chances are kids all over Ontario have taken in a Santa Claus parade or two already and there are more in the forecast! Dress warmly, bring or pick up a hot chocolate and enjoy the show. Parades this year seem over the top with theme creativity, new ideas and lots of kids fun and excitement. One parade was even blessed with a float carring the King…Elvis that is!

Family winter getaways are also available at affordable rates that include super fun and enriching activitites. Blue Mountain Village has fireworks every Saturday night! Outdoor campfires, crafts and even baking are just some of the types of activities being offered by family friendly accommodations.

Sleigh rides, farmers’ markets, holiday shopping, arts, crafts and more are all happening north of Toronto.

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.

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Santa Claus parade:
December 8th 5pm.

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Frost Frenzy at Blue Mountain Village

Collingwood/Blue Mountain
Frost Frenzy:
The holiday spirit is very much alive in the Blue Mountain Village during Frost Frenzy starting with many free activities including fireworks every Saturday at 8 p.m. all month long!

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Farmers’ Market Christmas Show:
Every year the Farmers Market holds a Christmas Show comprised of regular market vendors.

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Opening Day at Sir Sam’s:
  Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. (Weather permitting)

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Homemade Holiday Treats – Yum!

Christmas in the Village:
Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Kinmount Community Centre. Live Music and country raffle. Adults $5, children $3, Preschool and younger free. Kids Christmas crafts, bouncy castle, face painting and wagon rides. Meet Santa at the Post Office at 2 p.m. and follow him to the Kinmount Legion. Kids 10 and under receive gifts. Free family lunch. Christmas Music Night Dinner and Loonie Auction at 5:30 pm at Galway Hall.

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.

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Owen Sound
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 more than 25 kilometres of lights illuminate the harbour, the Sydenham riverbanks, the downtown core and Harrison Park.

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 fifth consecutive year. Runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jingle Bell Skate:
Come for a free skate at the Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre where there are jingle bells, door prizes and refreshments! A non-perishable food item in exchange for a jingle bell would be appreciated!
Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting: Including live entertainment, crafts, photos with Santa, storytime, face painting and refreshments.
Rotary Festival of Trees: View the beautiful display of decorated tress which will magically tranform three participating malls into a Winter Wonderland.

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Tree Picking Holiday Fun

Port Carling
Come Try Hockey:
For boys and girls age 5 to 13. Sundays from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Port Severn:
Party with Santa:
Come for a party with Santa from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Baxter Ward Community Centre.

Santa Claus parade:
Young and old can enjoy Santa returning to Saugeen Shores!

Festival of Lights:
Science North parking lot.

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A Santa Claus Parade or Tree Lighting Ceremony, your family can find one every weekend!

Santa Claus Parades and Tree Lightings
Arts & Crafts Shows and Christmas Bazaars
Festivals of Lights

Stay tuned to 411ontariokids.com for all the events, activities and getaway planning a family needs.

Ontario Family Friendly Accommodations have some great packages and promotions that make getting away in the winter as a family not only fun, but most importantly, affordable. See our featured 15 family winter getaways. Resorts, condos, chalet and cabin rentals are combined with snow activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, tobagganing and even sleigh rides with sleigh bells!

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