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Special Events:

Christmas Bazaars in the Hamilton area. Get your holiday shopping done early and support local groups at the same time. TheSpec

Duel Nature Fencing Learn to Fence 7 to 12 yrs and MiniFence 5 and 6 yrs. Learn the FUNdamentals of an Olympic Sport. Sat, Monday or Thurs. each week. Equipment provided Call 905 962 5863 www.duelnature.com

All About That Baby is a Christmas Musical presented by the children of Caledonia on Sat. Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. and on Sun. Dec. 4 at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. Gateway Church, 15 Regional Road 66 in Caledonia. Donations to the food bank are appreciated.

Indoor Soccer Classes on Fridays at 6 p.m. at Westdale Secondary School, or Saturdays at 9:15, 10:15, or 11:15 a.m. at Sherwood Secondary. Fall season runs from Oct. 29 to Dec. 17. Winter season is Jan. 14 to Mar. 25, and Spring season is April 8 to June 10. $99 per season. Register online: www.globefc.ca

Christmas in Whoville Kid's Event on Sat. Dec. 3 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Book Outlet, 340 Welland Ave. in St. Catharines. Storytime with the Whos, Grinch-mas crafts, help the Grinch find his holiday cheer, tasty holiday treats, and free book giveaway.

Aura: Let It Glow. Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breathtaking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays, located within the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts. This year, Niagara Parks presents Aura: Let it Glow, bringing several incredible illumination-themed events to the Winter Festival of Lights throughout the entire 56-km Niagara Parks. Niagara Falls

A Christmas Event is Sun. Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ireland House Museum, 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington. Tour the beautifully decorated historic Ireland family home, sample baked goods made on the 1830s Rumford hearth and enjoy a bowl of soup cooked on the c.1900 woodstove. Visitors can also take a ride in a horse drawn wagon, visit the petting zoo and make a keepsake craft. All inclusive admission: Adult $10, Youth 4-16 $8, Children 3 and under free. For more information visit our website: museumsofburlington.com

All Princesses invited to come and join us for a special day for princesses on November 26, Saturday, at Boston Pizza on 727 Queenston Road. You'll meet and greet your favourite princesses and get a chance to take some photos with them. It'll be a fun afternoon! Come in your costume to make it even more FUN! To reserve a table for your family, please call (905) 578-4774!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear and other Treasured Stories on Sun. Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington. The theatre adapts Eric Carle’s stories from page to stage! www.BurlingtonPAC.ca

Christmas in Whoville Kid's Event on Sat. Dec. 3 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Book Outlet, 340 Welland Ave. in St. Catharines. Join your friends down in Whoville, where Christmas is near. Read stories, make crafts, and spread holiday cheer.

Shepherds and Kings Christmas Musical on Dec. 10 & 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. Free admission.

Miracle on Main Street Children's Christmas Musical on Dec. 17 & 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. Free admission.

PA Days at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. Want to provide your child with some unique learning experiences that connect the arts with the culture and history of working people? Camps are facilitated by professional artists and include a wholesome lunch and snacks. Dec 2, Jan 27 and Jun 9. www.wahc-museum.ca

Christmas & Holiday Store runs from Dec. 14 until Dec. 23 by Wesley Urban Ministries. Food & New Gifts for children, youth & adults living in poverty. The store is at a new East Hamilton location: 1974 King Street East (Pioneer Memorial United Church). Registration and volunteer opportunities have begun and will be ongoing until Dec. More information on visit wesley.ca/xmas

Ignite: After School Drop-In program this Thursday too! It's for student's in grades 1-8, and it's just a fun time to goof off, run around, play some games, or even catch up on homework if they'd like. It goes from 2:30-5:30PM, right from when school ends to right before dinner begins. Student's can come and go at any point throughout the program, as long as they (or a parent) sign themselves out, that's why we call it a drop-in! Harmony Baptist Church on Upper James St. in Hamilton.

Venture Engineering and Schience, Computers and Technology fall and winter clubs. Register at venture.mcmaster.ca

Free Family Movies every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Turner Park Library and Central Library.

The Hamilton Toy Museum is open Saturdays from 10 am – 3 pm at 1231 Main St. E. in Hamilton. Adults $5, children $3. ToyMuseum

Winterfest 2017from Feb. 04 - Feb 13. Winter-inspired art exhibits, heritage and recreation programming, and more to bring Hamilton residents out of hibernation to connect with each other and explore the city for ten days in February.

Hamilton Kids-Fest is Sat. Feb. 18 & Sun. Feb. 19 & Mon. Feb. 20 at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on Airport Road in Hamilton. Kids-Fest

Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure live at FirstOntario Centre from March 16-19. Explore the magical worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and Disney’s Frozen. Upbeat music, lovable Disney characters and unforgettable moments make this an experience your family will cherish forever! Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy on a timeless journey.

Telling Tales is Sun. Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate books, storytelling, authors, illustrators, and children's music at this free annual outdoor festival. TellingTales.org

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Santa Claus Parades

Burlington Santa Parade on  Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at 2 p.m. Burlington
Grimsby Santa Claus Parade on Sat. Dec. 3 at 5:15 p.m. Grimsby
Smithville Santa Parade on Sat. Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. Smithville
St. Catharines Santa Parade on Sun. Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. St. Catharines
Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade on Sat. Nov. 26 at 12 noon. Fort Erie
Port Colborne Santa Parade on Sat. Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. Port Colborne

Christmas Activities

The Gift of Lights is a family-friendly 2km drive-thru holiday display at Bingemans in Kitchener! Make a night of it with some of our festive package: Nov. 18 to Jan. 1. Cars $20. http://www.bingemans.com/gift-of-lights.php

Aura: Let It Glow. Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breathtaking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays, located within the Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands and surrounding tourist districts. This year, Niagara Parks presents Aura: Let it Glow, bringing several incredible illumination-themed events to the Winter Festival of Lights throughout the entire 56-km Niagara Parks. Niagara Falls

The McQuesten's Childhood Christmas at Whitehern Historic House & Garden
Nov. 19 - Dec 31. Enjoy a guided tour of this spectacular heritage house complete with original toys decorations and the table set with the china from the 1850s. Cedar roping and satin ribbon complete the picture. https://www.hamilton.ca

CP Holiday Train on Nov. 28. Come see the train decorated with hundreds of festive lights as it rolls into town, and enjoy a free concert from a boxcar turned into a travelling stage. Train

Holiday Tree Lighting on Dec. 02. Experience the beauty of the lighting of Gore Park and the CHML/Y108/95. 3 Fresh Radio Christmas
Tree of Hope Christmas Tree of Hope, featuring free amusement rides, and a free concert.

Cayuga Christmas Parade & Light Up Night on Fri. Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Much more activities in the Village Green Park. http://cayugaparade.ca

Stoney Creek Sparkles on Dec. 2. Celebrate the Christmas Season as downtown Stoney Creek comes alive with the festive spirit!! At 6:30pm gather in the Town Parkette for the official Tree Lighting Ceremony! Then enjoy the downtown area businesses that will be decorated for the season, enjoy free Horse Wagon rides, music from Carollers and try your luck with our Stocking passport program for your chance to WIN $100 BIA Bucks!! Shops will be offering specials to help you with your shopping!!! Fun for the whole family!!!!

2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa on Sat. Dec. 3 from 9 am to noon. Come join us for a fu- filled morning! Meet Santa, face painting, make Christmas cards and more! Admission $5. 821 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton. For more info please go to www.catarinohouse.com

Breakfast & Photos with Santa on Sun. Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. at The Dream Centre, 66 Innovation Drive. $10 for breakfast, photos, dancing with Elves, and Jolly Gymnastics. Accepting non-perishable food items and clothing.

Lunch with St. Nicholas at 12 noon on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Corpus Christi School Gym. Adults $5, children under $5. Bring your camera. Tickets available in advance or at the door. Presented by the Men's Group of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Panini, sandwiches & hot dogs for the kids. Cookies, coffee, tea and juice.

Sunday Brunch with Santa on Sun. Dec. 4 or 18 at Southbrook Golf in Binbrook. Email: events@southbrookgolf.ca

Glanbrook Christmas Tree Lighting Event on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Glanbrook Arena. Event runs from 4 – 6:45 p.m. at Glanbrook Arena. Free ice skating from 5 – 6 p.m. Sleigh rides, carols and more.

Christmas Food & Toy Drive from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Breakfast with Santa from 10 – 11 a.m. $7.50 per person. Gingerbread House Decorating on Sat. Dec. 3 from 13:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Zehrs Caledonia. $18 per person. Register at Customer Service.

Christmas & Holiday Store runs from Dec. 14 until Dec. 23 by Wesley Urban Ministries. Food & New Gifts for children, youth & adults living in poverty. The store is at a new East Hamilton location: 1974 King Street East (Pioneer Memorial United Church). Registration and volunteer opportunities have begun and will be ongoing until Dec. More information on visit wesley.ca/xmas

Upcoming Events:

Can you escape in 60 minutes? These escape rooms offer entertainment for the whole family: TheCrux.ca in Hamilton and AdventureRooms.ca in Niagara Falls and Kitchener. Suitable for ages 8 to 77. Your group is locked in a room puzzles that must be solved to find the key to unlock the door. Only 20 percent of people have solved the puzzle within the one-hour time limit. It is recommend that children are 10 years of age or older to play without adults in the room. You must book a time online. TheCrux.ca in Hamilton or AdvertureRooms.ca in Niagara Falls and Kitchener.

Ongoing Events

Amazing Adventures Playland
www.amazingadventuresplayland.ca
Amazing Adventures Playland is an indoor adventure playland filled with soft play structures, foam ball and cannon arenas, toddler play areas and thrilling arcade games! Now 3 locations!
Burlington Location
4325 Harvester Road, Burlington
(905) 639 6544
Hamilton Mountain Location
240 Nebo Road, Hamilton
(905) 574 7529
Mississauga West
3450 Ridgeway Drive, #10 Mississauga
(905) 607 3861

Learn to Fence on Saturday morning or Thursday afternoon. Ages 7 – 12.
12-week session. Equipment provided. Call 905-962-5863.

IndigoKids Story Time is back. Visit Indigos each Friday at 10:30am for a story time in the IndigoKids department!

Fencing Classes and Camps for all ages. No experience required. All equipment provided. www.FencingNiagara.com

Sit, Stay, Read on Mondays at 6 pm at Turner Park Library. For ages 8 – 12 years. Registration required: 905-546-4790.

The Hamilton Toy Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm at 1231 Main St. E. in Hamilton. Adults $5, children $3. ToyMuseum

Tips for Tots to Teens
and everything inbetween

  1. Put a cell phone, purse, or your lunch on the floor of the backseat of your car so you see your child in their car seat. If they're sleeping, you could forget them in a hot car.
  2. Fill a kiddie pool with ice for outdoor potluck salads and meals. It may also help contain spills and drips.
  3. Wrap a facecloth around the bathtub tap with an elastic band to keep bumps to a minimum.
  4. Avoid wearing a winter coat in a car seat because you won't be buckled in as tightly.
  5. Use monster spray—or any spray air freshener—to ward off monsters. Apparently, monsters don’t like the smell of the monster.
  6. Read aloud to your children to help them thrive at school later. Read aloud with unique voice and expressive eyes. Make the books come alive as if you’re the author reading the book.
  7. Change a pair of socks into leg warmers for baby. If you have a hole in your sock, cut off the foot and they become leg warmers for a baby.
  8. Stand Mr. Freezies up in the freezer to freeze them so they're easier to open. The air will be at the top so it's easier to cut the top off to eat.
  9. Add a cooler wrap to your child's water bottle so it stays cold and it's easier to spot. When my daughter plays a sport, there are several water bottles on the bench, but she can identify hers easier because of the wrap.


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