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What’s ON this Weekend

Our weekend guide to family fun in and around the Toronto area. Updated each week to bring you the latest family events, activities, festivals, fairs, kids shows and fun things to do with the kids. Find Fun close to Home with Child's Life!
Celebrate Family New Year

New Years Family Event Guide

Happy New Year! Ring in the New Year with the whole family at a first night family event or free skate. Find an event near you in our local guide to family friendly 2016 New Year's Celebrations and Free Skating events in and around the GTA!
Soulpepper Alligator Pie Review

Soulpepper’s Alligator Pie

It was the start of winter break and we were ready for an adventure in theatre, a first for my four year old daughter Lorelai! The Young Centre for the Performing Arts is nestled in the heart of Toronto’s historic Distillery District which was, to our delight, festively dressed for the Christmas season!
Disney on Ice Dream Big

Believing was just the beginning at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big!

It was a great experience to attend Disney on Ice with my 3 year old grand daughter during Christmas. The seats provided were amazing, we were so close to the front of the ice that she was able to really feel like she was a part of the show.
Christmas Tree Hunt at Hortons Magic Trees

15th Annual Christmas Tree HUNT & CHOP

Who knew that 15 years ago our first Christmas Tree Hunt & Chop would grow into a favourite annual tradition that continues to flourish? Family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances and even beloved pets join us each year in search of the perfect tree and a day of fun for all ages.
ROM for the Holidays

ROM Extends Hours for ROM for the Holidays

For the holiday season, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is extending its hours of operation, giving visitors more time to enjoy ROM for the Holidays’ exciting line up of fun-filled programs and activities designed for the whole family to enjoy.
Outdoor Skating Rinks

Winter Fun Guide: Outdoor Skating Rinks

An ever growing guide to outdoor natural and synthetic skating rinks in York Region, Durham, Toronto, Peel and Halton Region. Find a rink near you to spend a fun, fresh, memorable day with the family or help us grow this list by recommending a rink to add!
Anna and Olaf Dream Big

Enchantment and adventure awaits you at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big

Enter a world where adventure is awaiting and courage leads the way at Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE.
GTA Tobogganing Hills Guide

Winter Fun Guide: Tobogganing & Tubing

It’s time to dig out the toboggans and enjoy the powder while it lasts. Find toboggan hills in York and Durham Regions as well as some Toronto toboggan hills you can check out for a fun filled day with the family.
Ski and snowboard resorts on York Region and Durham

Winter Fun Guide: Skiing & Snowboarding

Family Time on the Slopes - Skiing has become our favourite family activity. Southern Ontario has hills big enough for the whole family to have plenty of fun on and many offer private and group lessons. Find Ski & Snowboarding in Southern Ontario...
Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre

Family Fun at Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel Rink

Harbourfront Centre has opened the Natrel Rink for the 2014/2015 skating season. Harbourfront Centre invites visitors to enjoy free public skating on the city’s most scenic rink, now to March 2015.
CP Holiday Train

Christmas Train Rides and Holiday Shows

All aboard!!! Celebrate the season at a holiday train show or even a ride on a holiday train - a perfect old fashioned tradition to get you in the spirit of the season for the whole family.
Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate

Tim Horton’s FREE Family Skate

Your local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners are bring you Tim Hortons Free Holiday Skate - Complimentary skating time at local arenas in participating communities across Canada. Spend your Holiday break having fun together with family and friends!
Santa Claus Parade Schedules GTA

Santa Claus Parade Guide

Ho Ho Ho! It's that time of year - ready or not - here comes Santa! Find a parade in your area or make it a family trip to visit somewhere new! There are so many great parades in the GTA and north of Toronto.
Find the Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree – Keep it Real!

With Christmas just around the corner, many will recall last years trek, axe in hand, circling evergreens and sizing up countless prickly specimens. For many families this annual tree hunt is a favorite holiday tradition so it's nice to know that not only is it a great winter outing but it's also the earth friendly choice.
Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market with family friendly entertainment including musicians, carolers and children's choirs.
Winter Carnivals Guide

Winter Carnivals and Festivals

It's time for some 'cool' outdoor play! Winter carnivals are held in January and February each year - and are a great way to beat those winter blues. See dog sled racing, participate in traditional winter games, snow shoe, sledding and plenty of other creative winter activities.

Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass

The Canadian Ski Council SnowPass is here - offering 4th and 5th graders three complimentary lift tickets at each of the 150 participating ski areas, all across Canada.

Halloween Events

Trick or Treat! Get ready for a whole weekend of spooky fun! See all the 2016 events in our annual GTA Halloween guide!

Win Tickets to Sleeping Beauty The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical

Contest Closed - Enter to win 4 tickets to Sleeping Beauty – The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical playing this holiday season at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto!
Trick or Treating

Can You Be Too Old for Trick-or-Treating?

Halloween is upon us and one of the common complaints you hear about this holiday is that some trick-or-treaters are too old to be knocking on doors looking for goodies. To this, I say: Get over it. I have to admit, I have a long history of being afraid of teenagers.
Learn to Skate at Harbourfront Centre

Learn to Skate at Harbourfront Centre

Get ready, Toronto! It’s time to lace up and hit the ice, as Harbourfront Centre’s Learn to Skate program returns, from November 2016 – February 2017. Learn to Skate offers numerous classes tailored to suit skaters of all ages and skill levels, from Kinderskate to Adult Intermediate.
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