Weekend Fun Guide (November 13-15 2015

The weather sure doesn’t feel like November does it?  Perfect weather to get outside and spend some quality time with the family.  There are also a bunch of craft sales and holiday events kicking off this weekend to get you in the Christmas spirit.  Whatever you do, have fun making memories with your family!!


Cineplex Family Favourites

Sit back and relax with a family movie at Cineplex Theatres.  Saturdays at 11:00am you can catch a Family Favourite movie for only $2.99

Hiking at a conservation area

Visit a Local Conservation Area

Did you know there are more than 270 Conservation Areas across Ontario?  Fall is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature at a local conservation area.

Events Across Ontario this Weekend …


Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale @ Nottawasaga Inn – Thinking it’s time to get a jumpstart on Christmas shopping? If you’re not ready to face the big box stores this year we may have the solution you’re looking for. Visit the Nottawasaga Resort for the 31st Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale, Saturday November 15th and Sunday November 16th and discover a spectacular line-up of crafters who feature a unique line-up of handmade items.


River Lights Winter Festival – Step back in time to a perfect holiday setting!
Special weekends every November,visit 2 delightfully decorated parks and warm up at the new Gingerbread House at Toddy Jones Park.Victorian and Children’s themed LED light displays, period costumes, horse drawn carriage rides, carollers bell ringers, Visit one of the prettiest towns in Ontario for a winter wonderland experience!


MEC Snowfest & Snowswap – We are throwing a party to welcome winter. Come join us for a flurry of activities and connect with your local outdoor community! There will be local clubs, vendors and prizes!


Festival of Trees – Step back in time as the historic Village is lit up with an array of sparkling trees, wreaths and a host of festive decorations.  Festival attractions include: Christmas Boutique, Christmas Cafe, Craft Fair, Children’s Workshop, Santa’s Secret Shoppe, and the Memorial Tree.  Join in an array of special events!


23rd Christmas at Presqu’ile Juried Arts and Crafts Show – Fine arts and crafts on sale at the Nature Centre (open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm) and at the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre (open until 5:00 pm). Visit the tea room at Stonehedge and enjoy our famous rum cake and hot drinks.


Olde Fashioned Christmas @ Ireland House (Sunday 11:00-4:00) – Celebrate the season with memories of Christmas long ago. It’s a day away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy the smells, sounds and tastes of Christmas on a historic farm. See baking demonstrations, tour the Ireland House decked out for the holidays, make crafts, visit with the Clauses in SANTA’S CABIN and so much more.

Holiday Traditions @ Royal Botanical Gardens –  Celebrate winter at RBG with Holiday Traditions, RBG’s annual holiday season event featuring Canada’s best all-botanical model train installation. You’ll find Canadian highlights in RBG Centre and a new train in our Mediterranean Garden featuring Wonders of the World. Weekends are filled with seasonal activities, musical entertainment, local school and adult choirs, light and model train displays, and a traditional Santa. Runs until January 3rd 2016


Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse Sale @ London Western Fairgrounds – Kick start your Christmas shopping!  1,000s of brand name toys and books at the lowest prices in Canada.


Parade of Lights @ Country Heritage Park (Saturday and Sunday at 6:00pm) – Come and enjoy this spectacular parade of antique tractors and farm implements decorated with coloured lights. After the parade join Santa and Mrs. Klaus in the Gambrel barn for some hot chocolate and cookies. (bring your camera). This event is FREE


Ottawa Christmas Craft & Good Show @ Tudor Hall – CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA! November 16th. A christmas celebration of over 60 vendors featuring local artists, artisans and craftspeople presenting a wonderful array of handmade work and qauality gifts. Come on out and support our local artisans and small businesses.

Signatures Show @ Ottawa Convention Centre – 180 of Canada’s best artists, artisans and designers! Experience an urban shopping event like no other. Unique jewellery, fabulous fashions and accessories, visual art, functional home accessories & décor, natural body care lines and gourmet treats are just some exciting handmade creations you will find.

Owen Sound

Festival of Northern Lights – No grinch can resist the magic of the lights as they gradually illuminate the Sydenham River  from the Sound to the downtown city core on opening night!  Join thousands as we enter The Gateway to the Holiday Season together on Friday November 13th.


Christmas in Paris – Visitors to the 23rd Annual Christmas in Paris will find a fabulous assortment of one-of-a-kind treasures that are hand-made by local talented artisans. This shopping experience is truly delightful within an atmosphere of casual comfort enjoyed at various historical locations, grand foyers and artists’ homes.


Rotary Christmas Arts and Crafts Show – Located at the Stratford Rotary Complex, the Rotary Arts & Craft Show features over 100 juried vendors offering some of the best in unique, beautiful, and practical Christmas gift ideas. All Show profits go towards community needs.


Royal Agricultural Winter Fair @ Exhibition Place – Livestock barns, horse shows, a chef competition, giant vegetables, performances by equestrian Olympians, concerts, kids’ performers and more.

Illuminite – Kick-off your holiday season with downtown Toronto’s most spectacular festive show and tree-lighting ceremony, Illuminite. Hosted by the Downtown Yonge BIA at Yonge-Dundas Square, this year’s festival features stunning dance, music and aerial acrobatic performances produced by Creativiva Inc.

Know of an upcoming fun family event?  

Email us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca and we’d be happy to share your event!

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