Winter and Holiday Guide 2017




Make it the best winter break and holiday season ever with our guide!  This season, bake the tastiest treats and break out the craft supplies. You'll also want to check out these spectacular Holiday and Christmas events for kids that only come around once every year. Looking for the very best Christmas gifts for kids? You'll want to check out our Holiday Toy List. And Winter Break wouldn't be fun without special holiday camps and fun family activities. You'll find all this and more in our Winter and Holiday Guide!

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Winter Break Camps
Winter Break Fun
Holiday Events
More Holiday Events
Holiday Toy List
12 Day of Christmas Giveaway
Holiday Recipes and Crafts



The Cube School
2195 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 2C6
416-686-1820 | www.thecubespace.net
Our Winter Camp will be a mixed technology camp with activities ranging from: Robotics, Stop Motion Animation, 2D Video Game creation, Coding, Electronics just to name a few. It will be a week of fun and learning! Camp runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Extended care runs 8:20 am to 9 am & 4 pm to 5:30 pm. For grades 2 to 6. Tuesday, January 2 to Friday, January 5.


Dagmar Ski Resort
1220 Lake Ridge Road, Uxbridge, ON  
905-649-2002 | www.skidagmar.com
Located minutes east of Toronto, North of Pickering and Ajax, Dagmar Resort is located in the beautiful Oak Ridge’s Moraine. As the Number 1 Family Resort, Dagmar provides a fun and friendly skiing experience for the whole family. Sign up for Winter camp. Great way to kick-off your season. 3 or 4 Day Camp, 2 hour lesson each day. 3 Day Camp December  27 to 29 & 4 Day Camp from Janurary 2 to 5. To enjoy the slopes, your lift ticket is valid until 4pm.


Gymalaya Winter Camps
Vaughan: 905-760-5655
Newmarket: 905-868-8200 | www.gymalaya.com
Gymalaya Vaughan offers Winter Break Camp during the school holiday break. Camp is designed for children ages 4-10 and runs from 9:00-3:00. Extended care until 4:00 is available for additional $5 (per day). Activities include supervised gymnastics, games, dance, arts and crafts, story-telling, friends and much more FUN! Daily theme oriented activities and games!


Mad Science
Multiple Locations in the GTA
416-630-5282 | www.toronto.madscience.org
Mad Science has been sparking children’s imaginations with spectacular science for over 18 years! Mad Science Camps are designed to create an experience that is sure to impress your child. Our camps are fun, exciting, hands-on and entertaining. Discover why Mad Science is one of the largest Day Camp providers in Canada! Sign up for Winter Camp at various loations.


Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Road, Toronto, ON  
416-696-1000 | www.ontariosciencecentre.com
Spend a day at the Science Centre filled with fun, interactive discovery. Make new friends, explore the exhibit halls and take part in hands-on science activities at our full-day camps during the Winter Break!


Reptilia’s Winter Camp Program
2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, ON  
905-303-2516 | www.reptilia.org
Plan ahead for your child’s December/January school holidays! Reptilia offers a safe, exciting and unforgettable camp experience for your 4-12 year old. Our campers learn about science, interact with amazing creatures and enjoy all kinds of winter fun at the same time.  We will expand your camper’s mind, give them hands-on experiences, and have them remember this Winter Break camp as the best one they have ever attended!


The Town of Richmond Hill
Various Locations in Richmond Hill
905-771-8870 | www.RichmondHill.ca/RecGuide
Check out Richmond Hill’s fantastic programs! Richmond Hill has a variety of school break programs for children ages four to 12 years old. There are arts and crafts, science and sports programs. There are also activities available for teens ages 12 to 18. In addition, we have recreational swimming and skating opportunities for all ages.


Of Rock & Chalk Indoor Rock Climbing
482 Ontario Street, Newmarket, ON  
905-895-7625 | www.rockandchalk.com
Our Winter Break camp incorporates teamwork, personal goal setting and mental and physical challenges,. The program also fosters self-esteem and personal development. Camps are available weekly throughout the Winter break.


Sports Canada Camps
2365 Bayview Ave, North York, ON
1-844-464-5372  | www.sportscampscanada.com
Join us at Nike Sports Camps at Crescent School. This indoor tennis and multi-sport program provides kids with an unparalleled opportunity to learn tennis, soccer, basketball, all in an amazing indoor sports complex. Located in the heart of midtown, Nike Sports Camps at Crescent will help kids of all ages and skill levels to learn, improve and have fun this Winter Break.


Holiday Camps at TAC Sports
Various Locations across the GTA
416-627-1092 | www.tacsports.ca
TAC Sports offers unique tennis, soccer and basketball training for children designed for maximum growth, challenge and fun. Students develop sport skills, leadership, confidence, and goal setting skills in a fun and positive environment. All skill levels welcome. Co-ed. HALF / FULL DAY PROGRAMS available - Campers 4-12 can choose two different sports (AM/PM) or do one specific sport each week. 


Art N' Smart Academy
35 West Pearce St., Unit 6, Richmond Hill, ON
905-597-0898 | www.artnsmart.ca
The weather outside may be frightful, but inside our studio is delightful! In this joyful winter holiday season, we are excited to be offering a week of winter Jolly Bookmaking Workshop! This four-day workshop is designed to be a creative exploration for our little writers, readers, and book-loving artists.

Airborne Trampoline Newmarket
1166 Gorham St. #7, 8 Newmarket, ON  
905-836-9091 | www.airbornetrampoline.ca
Airborne Trampoline is a recreational & competitive trampoline facility open to the public and the gymnastics community alike. We offer Winter Break Camps for Kids. Since 1994, Airborne’s Trampoline Day Camps have been packed with fun, games, and exercise. 

Airborne Trampoline Woodbridge
171 Marycroft Ave. Unit #7 Woodbridge, ON  
905-850-8477 | www.airbornetrampoline.ca
Airborne Trampoline is a recreational & competitive trampoline facility open to the public and the gymnastics community alike. We offer Winter Break Camps for Kids. Since 1994, Airborne’s Trampoline Day Camps have been packed with fun, games, and exercise. 

Bamboo Bay
1515A Bayview Avenue, Suite 200W, Toronto, ON
416-901-1255 | www.bamboobay.ca
Join the holiday fun at Bamboobay! Continue the winter festivities with themed crafts such as ornament making, snow slime, frosted pinecones, and so much more. Explore your creativity and imagination with LEGO building. Full-day and half-day rates are available. 

Casma Camps
306 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto, ON  
416-454-3775 | www.casmacamps.com
We offer Christmas Break camps for boys and girls ages 4-14, Monday to Friday, 9AM – 4PM (extended and early care available 8AM – 5:30PM). We also provide the option of half day or full day camp. Half day campers can choose 1 program. Full day campers can choose 2 programs. An option of English or French instruction is also available. Hot lunch is available.

Creditview Stables  
7734 Creditview Road, Brampton, ON
905-451-8654 | www.creditviewstables.ca
Our popular Day Camp Programs offer small riding groups and horsemanship activities tailored to each rider's previous experience with horses. The Christmas Camp sessions are for youths ages 8 yrs to 15 yrs. With our indoor arena, bright, open stable area, classrooms and viewing rooms, the whole camp program can take place Rain or Shine! 

Explore Center
385 Enford Rd, Richmond Hill, ON  
905-237-5574 | www.explorecenter.ca
The ultimate goal of Explore Center’s Camp Team is to ensure that your child has the most enjoyable experience possible and that your child takes away many fond memories of his or her camp experience. This year, we are offering 2 different camps: 1- Winter break Art and Play for 4-8 years - Dates: December 26- December 29, 2017 and 2- Winter break Engineering for Kids for 4-14 years- Date: January 2- January 5, 2018.

Freehand School of Art
3315 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Yonge-Lawrence Village Area
416-487-2533 | www.freehandart.ca
Winter blues got you down? Join us this holiday season to celebrate the best parts of winter! From arctic animals to steaming cups of hot chocolate, this week of camp will explore all your winter favourites using a wide variety of techniques and materials. We offer programs for children aged JK/SK to Grade 8, for either the morning session (9:30-12:00), afternoon session (1:00-3:30) or both!

GymKats
1659 Bayview Avenue, Unit 200, Toronto, ON
647-227-5231 | www.gymkats.ca
GymKats is a facility that provides children with a fun, safe, and challenging environment with which to play, learn gymnastics and be active. The GymKats Jungle is a bright-coloured jungle full of novel and challenging equipment. GymKats Camps are a great way to spend a day or week off from school! GymKats Camps provide fun, safe, and challenging environments. Please visit our website for a further description and class registration. Our Winter Camp is for kids 4-8 years old. 

Kidz360   
3431 Dundas St. West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON
647-351-9360 | www.kidz360.ca
Kidz360 is a one of a kind Fitness & Teambuilding Centre in Toronto, designed especially for kids! Our Winter Camp combines all the benefits of our fitness and team building programs with awesome activities they are sure to love. “Kidz360 Kamp” is the ultimate experience in fun and learning.

MakerKids
2 Toronto Locations 
647-247-1678 | www.makerkids.com
If you’re looking for inspiring STEM education, this is the right place! In each camp, kids make something awesome, create their own projects and collaborate with others. We aim to create a transformative experience for kids to empower them to be creators, not consumers, find their inner talents and discover skills they can use throughout their lives. Our Toronto Winter Break camps are held in Bloor West Village (2451 Bloor St. West) and Uptown (York School, 1320 Yonge St.)

Mess For Fun 
73 Alness Street, Unit # 3, North York, ON  
416-736-7101 | www.messforfun.com
Mess for Fun Camps are about fun, education and respect . We strive to provide hands-on, art-based programs that suit the ages, needs and interests of our participants. Our daily programs feature a unique art project, games, crafts, activities and daily explorations of age appropriate art techniques. Our goal is to introduce your child to a lifetime of respect and appreciation for arts and crafts.

Pawsitively Pets Classes
125 Brentcliffe Road, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON
416-901-4776 | www.pawsitivelypetskidscamp.com
Pawsitively Pets encourages all children to explore their love of pets and animals. Working with animals is not only a great learning experience for children, it allows them to build confidence, self-esteem and a sense of compassion and enhances their imagination and interest in learning about science and nature.  Our wonderful team of rescue animals will take your child on an educational learning adventure, bring camp fun, and learning to life! 

Richmond Hill Art School
10271 Yonge St. Unit 205, Richmond Hill, ON  
416-845-6913 | www.richmondhillartschool.com
Our Exciting Art Winter Camp designed for grades SK-6 and suitable for both art students and those not registered in an art program. Screen time is very limited to art related short clips. Health snack is provided twice a day. 

Yomi Yomi Canada
8131 Yonge Street, Suite 205, Markham, ON
647-643-7525 | www.yomiyomi.ca
Yomi Yomi looks at the developmental stages important to all aspects of a child’s growth (physical, intellectual, emotional and social development). Yomi Yomi provides a highly engaging and creative classes based on sensory and play based learning. During the Winter Break, Yomi Yomi runs a 4 day Winter Break camp that follows similar Yomi Yomi themes and activities.

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More Holiday Events
The next few months are full of fun family activities to help you make the most of the holiday season in Toronto and the GTA. There are even a few magical moments, like meeting Santa Claus. Check out our roundup of all the coolest seasonal events, festive performances and concerts, Christmas shows, holiday markets and other great happenings that will help make spirits bright. Get a list of all the Holiday and Seasonal events taking place from November to January. More


Santa Sightings
Santa Sightings: Where to see Santa with the kids in and around Toronto and the GTA. At this time of the year, kids can find Santa ho-ho-ho-ing it up at most holiday events in the area, like tree lightings, holiday walks, and craft fairs. We've rounded up some of our other favourite places where the kids can see Santa in and around the city. More


Where to take a Pic with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s not camera shy. Toronto and GTA parents have a host of options for posing with Santa, from the popular Santa at the Eaton Centre to more casual events like the Toronto Christmas Market where you can take your own festive photos of the kids and jolly St. Nick. More


Holiday Markets
Take your Holiday shopping experience to a new level by going to one of the many holiday markets that pop up in Toronto and the GTA for the season. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and brave the cold if you're heading to an outdoor market. Or head to an indoor craft fair to find holiday decor, food, toys and handmade gifts. More

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Looking for gift ideas for kids? Let us make your holiday shopping a little easier with the perfect presents for the season. Toy suggestions for kids of every age... More

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It's the most wonderful time of the year and we’re launching our annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Take a break from the stressful gift-shopping activities and try your luck at winning one of these fabulous toys just in time for Christmas. More


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