December 2012

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Birthday & Party Ideas

Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange!

Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange!

Swap delicious treats with friends and family, and discover new recipes!

Crafts

Fun Sites for Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa

Fun Sites for Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa

Let your kids get into the spirit of the season with these free activity and craft websites to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

Family Activities

Frugal Winter Fun

Frugal Winter Fun

Looking for cheap ways to keep the kids from getting cabin fever over the long winter ahead? Here’s a list of fun activities that will keep kids entertained without breaking your budget.


Celebrate New Year's Eve with Kids

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Kids


While all adult parties are entertaining (been there, done that) you just can’t beat celebrating New Year’s with your kids. Here are 10 things to do with them on December 31!

Best Kids Activities: Winter Break

Best Kids Activities: Winter Break

The thought of having the kids home for the Christmas break fills many parents with joy and dread. Here's a list of cool things to do with your kids during their Winter break!
‘Tis the Season to Party!

‘Tis the Season to Party!

If you’re entertaining during the Holiday season, don’t forget the kids! They’ll need to be kept busy as well! Here are tips to keep your young guests occupied and entertained throughout the entire party.
Fun Sites for Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa

Fun Sites for Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa

Let your kids get into the spirit of the season with these free activity and craft websites to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Head outdoors to a cut-your-own tree farm! Each holiday season, tree farms in the GTA pile hay into wagons and drive Christmas-tree cutters out into the pine-scented fields to choose the perfect tree.
Holiday Baking with Kids

Holiday Baking with Kids

Baking Christmas cookies is a much anticipated family tradition and it's a great activity to do with your kids. Here are a few tips to make some outstanding holiday cookies!
Spending New Year's Eve as a Family

Spending New Year's Eve as a Family

Finding a babysitter for December 31st is almost impossible. So, making a plan with other parents is key. Here are some ideas for how to have fun with your friends and your kids.

Christmas & Holidays

Surviving Holiday Travel with Kids

Surviving Holiday Travel with Kids

Some of our favourite smart, easy travel tips that will help keep your kiddos occupied.
Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World

Christmas is celebrated with high spirits in various parts of the world. Even though the mode of celebration, the dates, and the traditions vary, the cheer of this holiday remains the same everywhere.
‘Tis the Season to Party!

‘Tis the Season to Party!

If you’re entertaining during the Holiday season, don’t forget the kids! They’ll need to be kept busy as well! Here are tips to keep your young guests occupied and entertained throughout the entire party.
Giving Back During the Holidays

Giving Back During the Holidays

The Holiday season is here and amid all the hustle and bustle we may sometimes forget the meaning of the season. This is after all, a time to give, not to receive! Here's how you can help.
Fun Sites for Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa

Fun Sites for Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa

Let your kids get into the spirit of the season with these free activity and craft websites to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Head outdoors to a cut-your-own tree farm! Each holiday season, tree farms in the GTA pile hay into wagons and drive Christmas-tree cutters out into the pine-scented fields to choose the perfect tree.
Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange!

Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange!

Swap delicious treats with friends and family, and discover new recipes!
Holiday Baking with Kids

Holiday Baking with Kids

Baking Christmas cookies is a much anticipated family tradition and it's a great activity to do with your kids. Here are a few tips to make some outstanding holiday cookies!

New Year's Eve

Family New Year's Resolutions

Family New Year's Resolutions

As we ring in a new year, it’s a great time for families to come together and set some new goals. Here are some ideas for kid-friendly and family New Year’s resolutions!
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Kids

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Kids


While all adult parties are entertaining (been there, done that) you just can’t beat celebrating New Year’s with your kids. Here are 10 things to do with them on December 31!

Spending New Year's Eve as a Family

Spending New Year's Eve as a Family

Finding a babysitter for December 31st is almost impossible. So, making a plan with other parents is key. Here are some ideas for how to have fun with your friends and your kids.

Winter

Frugal Winter Fun

Frugal Winter Fun

Looking for cheap ways to keep the kids from getting cabin fever over the long winter ahead? Here’s a list of fun activities that will keep kids entertained without breaking your budget.


Best Kids Activities: Winter Break

Best Kids Activities: Winter Break

The thought of having the kids home for the Christmas break fills many parents with joy and dread. Here's a list of cool things to do with your kids during their Winter break!
Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Head outdoors to a cut-your-own tree farm! Each holiday season, tree farms in the GTA pile hay into wagons and drive Christmas-tree cutters out into the pine-scented fields to choose the perfect tree.

At The Movies

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D

When a young couple become separated, they must journey through the magical realms of Cirque du Soleil to find one another again.
Monsters, Inc. 3D

Monsters, Inc. 3D

Monsters, Inc., one of Disney Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Ross Petty’s Snow White: A Review

Ross Petty’s Snow White: A Review

Ross Petty scores once again with his winning fractured-fairy tale SNOW WHITE! This year, Ross Petty has come up with yet another delightful show that combines liveliness with eccentric originality.
A Night at the Toronto Christmas Market

A Night at the Toronto Christmas Market

Last weekend, we visited The Toronto Christmas Market and discovered an enchanting family market modeled after the great open-air markets in Europe.

Free & Cheap

Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Head outdoors to a cut-your-own tree farm! Each holiday season, tree farms in the GTA pile hay into wagons and drive Christmas-tree cutters out into the pine-scented fields to choose the perfect tree.
December on the Cheap! 2012

December on the Cheap! 2012

Toronto and GTA families can continue to take advantage of free or cheap fun the city has to offer during December. We've rounded up a list of things to see and do that should please kids and parents alike.

Fun Places To Go

The Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, is a vibrant, interactive, and innovative destination, dedicated to the history of ice hockey. It is both a museum and a hall of fame.
Horseshoe Resort in Barrie

Horseshoe Resort in Barrie

Bring your family to Horseshoe this Winter for some great family fun!
 This year, the resort celebrates 50 years and they're offering some great promotions!
Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Family Fun at Christmas Tree Farms

Head outdoors to a cut-your-own tree farm! Each holiday season, tree farms in the GTA pile hay into wagons and drive Christmas-tree cutters out into the pine-scented fields to choose the perfect tree.
December on the Cheap! 2012

December on the Cheap! 2012

Toronto and GTA families can continue to take advantage of free or cheap fun the city has to offer during December. We've rounded up a list of things to see and do that should please kids and parents alike.

Day Trips

Horseshoe Resort in Barrie

Horseshoe Resort in Barrie

Bring your family to Horseshoe this Winter for some great family fun!
 This year, the resort celebrates 50 years and they're offering some great promotions!

Resorts & Family Getaways

Horseshoe Resort in Barrie

Horseshoe Resort in Barrie

Bring your family to Horseshoe this Winter for some great family fun!
 This year, the resort celebrates 50 years and they're offering some great promotions!

Entertainment News

CN Tower Introduces Family Pass

CN Tower Introduces Family Pass

The CN Tower is pleased to introduce NEW Family Pass pricing! The CN Tower is Toronto’s ultimate urban adventure – check out the latest news, events, and offers.
Investors Group Stars On Ice 2013

Investors Group Stars On Ice 2013

2012 World Champion & five-time Canadian National Champion Patrick Chan joins a superstar ensemble of Olympic, World, and National Champions when the highly-acclaimed production returns.
Pre-Holiday Dino Savings at the ROM

Pre-Holiday Dino Savings at the ROM

Save up to $25 when you and your friends/family visit the special exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs. Offer valid December 8 to 24 ONLY! Enjoy time with friends and family at the biggest and best dinosaur exhibition ever!
DJ Skate Nights at Harbourfront

DJ Skate Nights at Harbourfront

Looking to inject some festive fun into Toronto’s cold winter nights? Harbourfront Centre’s popular DJ Skate Nights combines the urban party scene with ice skating to create a funky outdoor skating experience.
Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever!

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever!

Join the Danville Tri-State Area Gang for a high-energy ride through their wildest invention yet in Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!

Travel

Walt Disney World's Fantasyland

Walt Disney World's Fantasyland

Fantasyland has officially opened at Magic Kingdom. It's the theme park’s biggest expansion!
Surviving Holiday Travel with Kids

Surviving Holiday Travel with Kids

Some of our favourite smart, easy travel tips that will help keep your kiddos occupied.

Babies & Toddlers

Most Popular Baby Names 2012

Most Popular Baby Names 2012

BabyCenter released its annual rankings of baby names for 2012 compiled from the parents who’ve registered with their site.

Life With Kids

Family New Year's Resolutions

Family New Year's Resolutions

As we ring in a new year, it’s a great time for families to come together and set some new goals. Here are some ideas for kid-friendly and family New Year’s resolutions!
Surviving Holiday Travel with Kids

Surviving Holiday Travel with Kids

Some of our favourite smart, easy travel tips that will help keep your kiddos occupied.
Giving Back During the Holidays

Giving Back During the Holidays

The Holiday season is here and amid all the hustle and bustle we may sometimes forget the meaning of the season. This is after all, a time to give, not to receive! Here's how you can help.

News For Toronto Parents

VIP stay in Niagara Falls for NYE

VIP stay in Niagara Falls for NYE

Experience a VIP stay in Niagara Falls for New Year’s Eve. Entertainment Tonight Canada, the 4-Diamond Sheraton on Falls & Fallsview Indoor Waterpark offer a lucky viewer the trip of a lifetime to Niagara Falls.

Products & Services

Zynga Cityville Monopoly Game

Zynga Cityville Monopoly Game

Zynga’s CITYVILLE and Hasbro’s the classic MONOPOLY game join forces to become the fast-play way to build your dream city! Grow your city to keep your citizens happy and compete to become the first mayor to build four skyscrapers to win.
FURBY

FURBY

You will be wowed when you meet Furby, the adorable new plush friend who learns, responds and changes personality the more you play. Furby has a ‘A MIND OF ITS OWN.’
Lazy Animals Finger Puppets

Lazy Animals Finger Puppets

We just fell in love these sweet little finger puppets we found on Etsy. Aren’t they adorable? These eco-friendly toys are handmade and decorated from natural, upcyled materials!
Kernels Extraordinary Popcorn

Kernels Extraordinary Popcorn

This gourmet popcorn is made fresh and makes the best snack because each member of the family can get a different flavor. That way, everyone is happy! No need to compromise.

Product Recalls

Carter's Hug N' Tug Monkey Toy Recall

Carter's Hug N' Tug Monkey Toy Recall

The beads inside the clear plastic sphere at the center of the toy can be released and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Baby Jogger City Versa Strollers Recall

Baby Jogger City Versa Strollers Recall

This recall involves all Baby Jogger City VersaTM model strollers manufactured between May 15 and August 20, 2012.
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