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December 2022

“Share the Warmth” – Live at the Appollo

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3254 Appollo Rd, 3254 Appollo Rd
Burlington, Ontario L7M 2M9 Canada
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Come join us for Christmas music, a guest visitor from the North Pole, and if you can, bring gently used winter clothing to donate. 

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Niagara Falls Illumination

December 3 @ 4:30 pm - December 4 @ 3:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 4:30 pm, repeating until December 31, 2022

Niagara Falls Ontario Canada + Google Map

Hundreds of LED lights are housed in three locations across the Niagara Gorge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Together, these lights work to create a breathtaking view not to be missed, and are illuminated every night of the year beginning at dusk. Throughout the year, Niagara Falls is illuminated for holidays and significant occasions, as determined by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board (NFIB). The falls are also lit in custom colors for short durations to mark significant dates in support of…

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The Forgetful Elf at Albion Hills Conservation Park

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 3, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Albion Hills Conservation Park, 16500 Peel Regional Rd 50
Caledon, Ontario L7E 3E7 Canada
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Join us at Albion Hills Conservation Park in Caledon for an immersive Christmas experience with The Forgetful Elf! Dates: December 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2022 Choose an entrance time slot between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Board the Christmas wagon or take a short nature-inspired hike along our Christmas Trail to the Festive Forest, and join Letha the Forgetful Elf on a tour of the North Pole! Have fun with interactive, outdoor stations, get green Christmas ideas – and of…

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Grimsby Santa Claus Parade

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blessed Trinity Secondary School, 145 Livingston Ave
Grimsby, Ontario L3M 5J6 Canada
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https://www.grimsby.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/santa-claus-parade.aspx Saturday, December 3rd 2022 Start Time 5:15 p.m. Starting point: the parade starts at Blessed Trinity Secondary School

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Student Theatre’s performance of “Stages”

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until December 3, 2022

Student Theatre Studio, 2131 Prospect Street
Burlington, Ontario Canada
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Come to see Student Theatre's performance of "Stages" on Dec 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Student Theatre Studio! Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Student Theatre Studio. For more information about shows or programs, contact [email protected] or visit burlington.ca/theatre

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Santa Visit – Duran Place for Kids

December 4 @ 12:00 am
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One event on December 17, 2022 at 12:00 am

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One event on December 22, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on December 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

Soverign House, 7 West River Street
Oakville, Ontario Canada
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$35

Private 15 minute visit with Santa. Keepsake photo to take home. Plenty of photo opportunities with your own device. 35+hst per family prepayment For reservations Email [email protected] Or call 905-609-2223

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The Mom Market Ugly Christmas Sweater Market

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2022 at 9:00 am

Burlington Centre, 777 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L7R3N2 Canada
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The Mom Market Halton Presents Ugly Christmas Sweater Market at the Burlington Centre on Dec 3rd and 4th from 9am - 6pm.  Join us for a curated vendor market of amazing local shops. 

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Santa At The Fairgrounds

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

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One event on December 18, 2022 at 10:00 am

Milton Fairgrounds, 136 Robert Street
Milton, Ontario Canada
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The Halton Agricultural Society is excited to announce SANTA AT THE FAIRGROUNDS! A new holiday event taking place over three weekends in December, inside Hall #1 at the Milton Fairgrounds. Families will be able to visit the grounds, shop local vendors, and take a photo with Santa Morgan.

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RBG Express

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 8, 2023

Royal Botanical Gardens Hendrie Park, 680 Plains Road West
Burlington, Ontario L7T4H4 Canada
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All Aboard! Don’t miss a ride on the RBG Express during your day visit the Gardens. Purchase tickets at the door to take a round-trip train ride through beautiful Hendrie Park to round out your RBG experience. $5 per train car (for a maximum of 4 people per car). General Admission or Membership also applies. Available November 23 to January 8*. *Date exceptions: December 24, 25, 26, January 1 First train is at 10:15 a.m., last train is at 2:30 p.m.

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Botanical Train Display

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 8, 2023

RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W
Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4 Canada
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The Botanical Train display returns to RBG Centre! Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features model trains amongst famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast! General Admission or Membership also applies. Available November 23 to January 8*. *Date exceptions: December 25, 26, January 1. Hours: Monday & Tuesday: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission is at 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday: Open 10 a.m. to 4…

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Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus (SOLD OUT)

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W
Burlington, Ontario L7T 4H4 Canada
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Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a delicious breakfast buffet! Once you’ve satisfied your appetite, enjoy a day at the Gardens! Pre-registration required.

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Breakfast with Santa @ Club Belvedere

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Club Belvedere, 57 John Street
Thorold, Ontario L2V 2S9 Canada
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Sunday December 4 Two seatings: 10am-11am & 11am-12pm Please purchase your tickets for the time that works best for you. Pictures with Santa will be available- please bring your own camera. To select your seating and purchase tickets, visit Breakfast With Santa & Mrs.Claus Tickets, Sun, 4 Dec 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

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Santa’s Polar Progressive Express

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2022 at 10:00 am

Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery, Highway 8 West
Grimsby, Ontario L8E5K9 Canada
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Take part in a 2-hour special event. With live music, a story while sipping on hot chocolate & nibbling on a cookie. Snuggle up on Little Pudd’s wintery train ride, create a Christmas craft, bring your letter to Santa & Mrs. Claus. While you are on your trip enjoy 4 Food & Wine/Cider/juice pairing at each destination. The children visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus for a family photo and gift. Limited space in each time slot, so book your…

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Holiday Gift Making Workshop

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

Milton’s TinkerLab for Kids, 359 Main Street East
Milton, Ontario L9T 1P7 Canada
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$80.10

Visit Book Online | TinkerLab for Kids to register for one of the holiday gift making workshops for ages 3-8

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Brunch with Santa

December 4 @ 11:00 am
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One event on December 11, 2022 at 11:00 am

African Lion Safari, 1386 Cooper Road
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5S2 Canada
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Enjoy a scrumptious all you can eat brunch buffet, see furry & feathered friends, and meet Santa  $19.99 per child (3-12 years old) $34.99 per adult (13+) +applicable taxes   

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Gingerbread Magic

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 3, 2022 at 11:00 am

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One event on December 16, 2022 at 11:00 am

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One event on December 20, 2022 at 11:00 am

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One event on December 22, 2022 at 11:00 am

One event on December 23, 2022 at 11:00 am

Mapleview Mall, 900 Maple Avenue
Burlington, Ontario L7S2J8 Canada
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A sweet new experience is here at Mapleview Centre, starting December 2nd! Come decorate a gingerbread cookie under a life-size gingerbread house and take photos in this magical candy-coated land! Guests will also take home a hot chocolate cocoa bomb. All proceeds from Gingerbread Magic support McMaster Children’s Hospital Register here to reserve your spot! Hours: December 2-4 Friday: 4pm – 7pm Saturday & Sunday :  11am – 4 pm December 9-11 Friday: 4pm – 7pm Saturday & Sunday : …

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Merry & Bright Express Train Rides

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until January 8, 2023

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until January 8, 2023

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 8, 2023

Burlington Centre, 777 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L7R3N2 Canada
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$4

November 20 to January 8, 2023 Located at Entrance 1 Enjoy a festive ride on the indoor Holiday Train!  $4 per person, with $1 donated to Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Please note: December 24th the hours are slightly adjusted to 10am - 3pm 

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Winter Past Times

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until December 30, 2022

Battlefield House Museum, 77 King St W
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8G 5E5 Canada
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Gather your family together, take a break from holiday shopping and step back in time to walk the beautiful landscape of Battlefield Park, followed by a guided museum tour to experience an early 19th century home in wintertime with warmth, welcome and enticing aromas in the air.  

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The McQuesten Family Christmas

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm

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One event on December 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

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One event on December 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 20, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 24, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 29, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Whitehern Historical House and Garden, 41 Jackson St. W
Hamilton, ON L8P 1L3
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Enjoy this special time of year as the McQuestens look back on the Christmas of their childhood. Once a year, the family's toys are gathered under a whimsically decorated tree. The table is beautifully set with the China they used for Christmas and New Year's. Cedar roping and satin ribbon complete the picture. Come to Whitehern and experience the holidays as they were celebrated through the eras, from the 1850s to the 1930s.

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Alpha’s Christmas Marketplace

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alpha’s Discovery Kids, 609 Ford Drive Unit 3-4
Oakville, Ontario L6J7Z6 Canada
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Alpha's Christmas marketplace offers local shopping just in time for the holidays. Free Admission! Enjoy free kids activities too! Get your holiday shopping done while supporting local small businesses. Find unique toys, books, gifts and treasures! Bring your kids and enjoy making Free Kids Crafts, Music/Play Workshop, sipping on Hot Apple Cider and cookie decorating!

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Gingerbread Party at MollyCake

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm

MollyCake, 24 - 1160 King Rd
Burlington, Ontario L7R 3L7 Canada
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Dec 4, 11:30am A-Frame Gingerbread House Fun This is the perfect party for little hands!  Share one with your child or get your own, either way enjoy some fun time together decorating pre-assembled A-Frame Gingerbread Houses. We provide the candy and icing, you get to have the fun and we clean up the mess!  Also includes one free MollyCake Hot Chocolate and a cookie for all registered decorators 😉 Dec 4, 2:00pm or 7:00pm Gingerbread House Decorating Fun What a…

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Holiday Storytime at the Animated Elf Tree

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on November 28, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Burlington Centre, 777 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario L7R3N2 Canada
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Free

November 28 & December 4 at 11 am & 2 pm Join us for Holiday Storytime at the Animated Elf Tree on November 28 & December 4 at 11 am and 2 pm near the Food Court.  Feel the magic with a reading of "I Love Christmas" with Susan Clark. 

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Burlington Santa Claus Parade

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Downtown Burlington Burlington, Ontario Canada + Google Map

https://www.burlington.ca/en/news/festivals-and-events/santa-claus-parade.aspx Sunday, December 4, 2022 Start time: 2:00 p.m. Starting point: Burlington Centre Parade Route: Begins at Guelph Line from Prospect Street to New Street New Street from Guelph Line to Martha Street James Street from Martha Street to Brant Street Brant Street from Baldwin Street/Victoria Avenue Concluding on Brant Street at Elgin Street

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Hamilton Bulldogs Home Games

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 4, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2022 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 11, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 8, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 11, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 26, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2023 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

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One event on February 25, 2023 at 4:00 pm

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One event on March 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm

FirstOntario Centre, 10 MacNab St South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y3 Canada
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The Hamilton Bulldogs hockey organization is one of 20 Ontario Hockey League teams and part of the Canadian Hockey League.  The Bulldogs have been part of the OHL since 2015, and prior to that a member of the American Hockey League starting back in 1996.  The team plays home games at FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton. Today and everyday the Hamilton Bulldogs are proud to be a part of the Hamilton community providing new and exciting experiences whilst building relationships…

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Sunday Makebreak: Gabby’s Dollhouse Cookies at Michaels

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Come in for a free Makebreak event, featuring Gabby's Dollhouse! Please call your local Michaels store to check whether they are participating in this event.

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