30 Fun Things to do over Winter Break 2019




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The Holidays are here, and with it comes the school break. With two weeks off from school, your kids will be looking for something fun to do! It can be stressful to be the social planner for your family in the midst of the holiday season. But have no fear, there are many activities going on during Winter Break in the Greater Toronto Area, including these 30 top picks. Check our list below to find something fun to do during the holiday break.


1Go Outdoor Skating
Time to bundle up for the best free ice skating in the GTA! Here are 12 fun outdoor rinks and trails where you can skate for Free. More


2Go on a Quest to Save Christmas at Mysterious Minds
Is your family ready to take on the challenge to save Christmas? That's the premise of the latest mission at Mysterious Minds Escape and Mystery Rooms. More


3Celebrate New Year's Eve as a Family
The final days of the year are coming up! Resolve to carve out some fun-filled family time with these great events, to ring in the New Year! Get the list of family events. More


4See THE WIZARD OF OZ – The Toto-ly Twistered Family Musical
Follow the yellow brick road to the Elgin Theatre in Toronto for Ross Petty's 23rd annual fractured fairytale! But hurry! You can only catch this hilarious show until January 5th! More


5Go to Happy Place at Harbourfront
HAPPY PLACE is an interactive, immersive exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms that is spreading happiness across the world! Closes January 6. More


6See the Hockey Hall of Fame Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute
Celebrate 125 years of hockey’s greatest treasure! Get hands-on-access to the Stanley Cup and immerse yourself into the rich history of Hockey’s Holy Grail. Ends January 6. More


7Go to Flight of White at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
The conservatory transforms into a tropical butterfly conservatory and magical oasis. Features 1000’s of additional Rice Paper butterflies flying freely all around. Until January 31. More


8Go to Jingle Boots - The Big Yellow Boot Holiday Show at Living Arts Centre
The entire Big Yellow Boot family - Splash, Boots, Charlie, Chef Brock Lee and Jumping Jack Granny celebrate the holidays! Splash'N Boots' most interactive show! December 27. More


9Go to Fallsview Indoor Waterpark
An amazing indoor waterpark with 125,000 square feet of action-packed water fun. Book a getaway package and get $300 in free Attractions, Dining & Entertainment! More


10Book a Winter Camp!
​These winter break camps keep children busy—and give you a break—during this year's holiday recess. More


11Go to Quantum: The Exhibition at the Science Centre!
Explore the unseen world around us made-up of particles, forces and fields — to better understand the natural world. The exhibition ends January 6. More


12See The YPT Production Of Disney And Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
YPT's most popular show! Extra shows have been added over the school break offering an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy Jolly Holiday fun. Closes January 6. More


13Go on a Winter Sleigh Ride in the Country at Mountsberg Conservation Area
Enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides at Mountsberg. Ride through a winter wonderful, roast marshmallows and sip hot chocolate around a roaring campfire. Until January 4. More


14Go to the Museum Of Illusions
This new Toronto museum offers you an intriguing visual, sensory and educational experience through a variety of new and unexplored illusions. More


15Save The Holidays At Looking Glass
Can you save the holidays in 60 minutes? This family-friendly room is packed with holiday cheer and is available for a limited time! Book your adventure! Opens December 26. More


16Go to SkyZone
The ultimate wall-to-wall play experience. Enjoy one of the greatest workouts ever, combined with awesome, healthy fun! Mississauga, Toronto, Vaughan & Whitby. More


17Go Skiing at Dagmar Ski Resort
Discover Winter thrills at Dagmar Ski Resort! Dagmar has it all! Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and more. You can even sign up for Winter Break camps. More


18Spend Boxing Day At The Toronto Zoo
Receive 50% off zoo admission all day with proceeds supporting the Toronto Zoo’s Endangered Species Fund. Bring your old phones for the Phone Apes Program. More


19Go on a Guided Night Snowshoe Hike at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre
Strap on snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting. Enjoy a guided romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. More


20See Spiders: Fear & Fascination at the ROM
Explore the mysteries of one of earth's most successful animals. Come face-to-face with hundreds of live spider and non-spider arachnid specimens. Ends January 6. More


21Plan a Family Party New Year’s Eve
Throwing a bash for the little ones that won’t have them bleary-eyed on New Year’s Day is as easy as 10, 9, 8... Here are 10 irresistible ideas. More


22Head to Ontario Place for some Winter Fun
Grab your scarves and gloves and head to Ontario Place for some family winter fun! The attraction is offering many activities this holiday season, most of which are free. More


23Get the Unlimited Play Pass at Area51
A 10,000 Sq.Ft Multi-Purpose Family Entertainment Venue. During Winter Break get Unlimited Laser Tag | Playground Access | In & Out Privileges! More


24Go to iFly
Indoor skydiving is a unique and thrilling experience! Guests as young as 4, can enjoy this incredible adventure. Save $14 on a 4 flight package until January 15. More


25Go Snow Tubing​ at Chicopee Tube Park
There's no better place to experience the great outdoors than at Chicopee Tube Park. Family winter tubing is a great activity! The park opens December 26. More


26Go to Ripley's Aquarium
The 135,000 sq. foot thrilling interactive attraction is an immersive adventure that showcases more than 16,000 marine animals and over 450 species. More


27Go to ROM for the Holidays
For 12 days, the Museum is transformed into a fun-filled winter wonderland. Make, discover and explore with daily activities and live performances. Until January 6. More


28See Mary Poppins Returns
In Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks. More


29See The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
This classic by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers worldwide. The story makes its way onto the stage! Last show: December 29. More


30Go to A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle
Celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma. The castle hosts a wide range of activities and thrilling performances. More


Want more? Check out our Events Calendar for things happening during the Winter Break.

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