Holiday & Winter Guide 2018




Make this holiday and winter break the best one ever with the help of our guide. Bake the tastiest treats and break out the craft supplies. You'll also want to check out some spectacular Holiday and Christmas events for kids that only come around once a year. Are looking for the very best Christmas and Holiday gifts for kids? You'll want to check out our Toy List! And, Winter Break just 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! Don't forget to enter our fabulous holiday contests and toy giveaways!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Winter Break Camps 
Holiday Promotions 
Winter Break Fun
Holiday & Seasonal Events
More Holiday Events & Seasonal Things To Do
Gift Ideas and Toy Guide
Holiday Recipes and Crafts
12 Day of Christmas Toy Giveaway
More Holiday Contests and Giveaways
January 2019 Program Registration

These winter break camps keep children busy—and give you a break—during this year's holiday recess. City kids can make art, take to the stage, play sports or learn to cook. Most off all they'll have a blast during this year's Winter Break.










   

Baseline Sports Winter Break Camp
4 Ashwarren Road, North York, ON
416-775-1037 | www.Baselinesports.ca

With nearly 20,000 square feet of space, Baseline Sports Camps is Toronto's largest indoor baseball and sports facility! We have 12 full size retractable 65-75ft batting cages, pitching machines (Hack Attack, Rawlings, JUGS and Iron Mike) plus the world's only Baseball and Softball simulator HITTRAX and MLB distance mounds! Our two 130 ft long turf fields are perfect for all your sports and baseball needs. Athlete development for all ages and skill sets are welcome at Baseline Sports Camps and Clinics. At Baseline we aim to successfully aid in the athletes all around growth in life and sport. Join us for a special Winter Break camp from January 2 to 4. Visit our website for details! More info

 

The Cube School
2195 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON M4E 2C6
416-686-1820 | www.thecubeschool.ca


The Cube School is offering a 3 day Winter Camp for kids in Grades 2 to 6 from January 2 to 4, 2019. Camp days are dynamic and full of a range of mixed arts, science, and technology activities with outdoor time and team building exercises. Kids at The Cube experience a wide range of activities and disciplines that are delivered in a fun, responsive environment that encourages learning and curiosity! Camp activities can include, but are not limited to: Coding with game creation tools such as Scratch, Construct and Python; Modding Minecraft and Roblox using Code Kingdoms; Creating and producing film in the digital world using Stop Motion Techniques; Building a S.T.E.A.M craft and conducting cool experiments during classroom activities. But most importantly, a fun camp experience! More info

 

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 Camps for kids. It's ag reat way to kick-off your season. 7 Holiday Camp days are Dec. 27,28,29,30, Jan. 2,3,4. You choose any combination of camp days and dates! Join for 1,2 or all 7 days. Kids are placed into groups each day based on their age, progression and ability levels. To enjoy the slopes, your lift ticket is valid until 4pm. Includes a 2 hour lesson from 10:00am - 12:00pm. More info

 

e² Young Engineers
King City| Maple  | Woodbridge |Conncord | Markham| Thornhill
647-726-3552 | northvaughan.youngengineers.org


e² Young Engineers enrichment programs provide an engaging, hands-on learning experience. Our students work with LEGO® parts and other games’ assembly kits exclusively designed by our stuff for our  programs to build models and robots. Learning becomes fun and accessible to our students of all ages. Sign up for Winter camps online. More info

 

Everyday Funday Enrichment Programs
Martin Grove Rd & The Westway, Etobicoke, ON
www.everydayfundaychildren.wordpress.com


The cold of Winter is coming, but Everyday Funday studio will be warm and delightful with lots of fun activities during this winter. From a cozy story time to the big Grinch Christmas Party, you will see many special Winter & Holiday Workshops at our studio. The workshops are designed for the children aged from 2.5 to 5 years old. Check our winter calendars on the website and register for the ones that your child will love to try! More info

 

Humber Arboretum Winter Nature Camp
205 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, ON 
416-675-5009 | www.humber.ca/arboretum


Kids aged 5-12 are invited to start the new year with three full days of seasonal outdoor fun, led by the Humber Arboretum's Nature Interpreters. Give your child a chance to get outside and be active while they develop a lasting appreciation for the natural environment. Your kids can sign up for the full three days OR pick the day with the activities that most interest them! More info

 

Mad Science Winter Camps
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 30 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! Join us for an unforgettable Mad Science experience. More info

 

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. Camps offered include: January 2, 2019: Biology Fun - January 3, 2019: Chemistry Fun - January 4, 2019: Physics Fun. More info

 

Winter Camps at Reptilia
Vaughan location: 905-303-2516
Whitby location: 905-493-9511
www.reptilia.org


Imagine a camp, where kids can hand-feed a gecko, help hold one of the world’s largest snakes, or cheer on their favorite hard-shelled competitor in our legendary turtle race! From exclusive backstage zoo tours, live animal encounters, basic zookeeping skills, to arts & crafts, and much more – it’s all a part of the ReptiCamp adventure that your child will be bursting with excitement to share at the end of each day! Winter Break will take place  December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019, but excludes Christmas Day and weekends. More info

 

Nike Sports Camps
At Crescent School
2365 Bayview Ave, Toronto
416-312-5300 | www.sportscampscanada.com

Nike Sports Camps offers sports programs all around Toronto for kids of varying ages and skill levels. Nike Sports Camps will be holding a 3 day Winter Break Camp in Toronto Ontario at Crescent School. Athletes learn tennis, soccer, and basketball, all in one fantastic multi-purpose facility. Sign up today with an exclusive offer code, T4KIDS and save $25 off registration. More info

 

STEAMLabs
Programs held at The Maker Bean Cafe
1052 Bloor St. West, Toronto
647-885-9127 | www.steamlabs.ca

STEAMLabs offers Winter Break Camps in December & January to keep kids engaged with hands-on tech activities while school is out for the winter holiday! We offer a different theme for each day so kids can create a new project everyday! Sign up for just one, or everyday, either way kids will learn something new each day. Learn more about our creative technology themes & sign up today. More info

 

Winter 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. Our Winter Camps offer full day and half day programs. Campers 6-12 can choose two different sports (AM/PM) or do one specific sport each week. Campers 4 - 5 experience our multi-sport camp! More info

 

True North Sports Camps
Multiple Locations
Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton, Markham and Whitby
416-619-1224 (Toronto)
905-963-1157 (Hamilton, Markham & Whitby)
www.truenorthcamps.com


True North Sports Camps offers year-round sports programming for boys and girls ages 4 to 14. At True North Sports Camps, we believe that recreational sports are an important part of every child’s development and we make it our top priority to deliver a truly memorable experience. More info

 

The Town of Richmond Hill
Various Locations in Richmond Hill
905-771-8870 | www.RichmondHill.ca


Make your child's school breaks unforgettable and register your child for our award-winning camps! Campers will enjoy fun activities that will engage your child's imagination and unleash their creativity! From adventure camps to theatre to arts and crafts to science and sports programs, there's something for everyone! Camps are available for children, ages 4 to 12 and youth, ages 12 to 18. Winter Break programs run Monday, December 24, 2018 to Friday, January 4, 2019. More info

 

Looking for more Winter Break Camps? Click here to view our Winter Camps Directory.

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More Holiday & Seasonal Events
Festive displays all popping up all over town and that can only mean one thing: the holiday season is upon us!  That's almost two months jam-packed with Santa parades, tree lightings, train shows, Santa photos, Nutcracker shows, live musicals and more. We've rounded up the absolute best ways to get into the spirit of the season. More


Free (or Cheap) Holiday Events​
As we usher in the holiday season in Toronto and the GTA, it can also seem like we're entering the spend-and-splurge time of year. Thankfully, this month also brings some free activities for families. We've rounded up FREE things to do this holiday season in Toronto and the GTA for the entire family. More


Santa Photos: Top Spots to Get a Sweet Snap​
Whether the kids are beaming or screaming, you gotta love a photo with Santa. Check out the best spots to get that pic! More


Holiday Markets
What better to get in the spirit (and check some gifts off your list) than at your nearest Christmas market? We found the merriest Christmas and Holiday markets in Toronto and the GTA. More


Nutcracker Performances
The Nutcracker ballet is a classic holiday experience for kids and parents, and the Greater Toronto Area offers many wonderful interpretations of this beautiful Christmas show. More


Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Farms
If picking your own tree part of your family's ideal Christmas then the GTA has lots of picturesque tree farms you can visit on weekends. Many tree farm owners offer family activities - from pictures with Santa to pony rides - so you and your kids can plan a special day around choosing the perfect tree. 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


This Holiday Season, we're giving away some great prizes! From attractions tickets, to stage shows and family outings and gifts, there's something for everyone to enjoy! Enter these amazing giveaways for a chance to win before the holidays end! More

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10 Christmas Morning Breakfasts​
This roundup of great Holiday breakfasts, including Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer pancakes will inspire the most non-crafty parent. Get creative with these 10 Christmas morning eats! More


10 Rice Krispies Holiday Treats
​Need some last-minute Christmas and Holiday treats? Here are 10 must-make Rice Krispies recipes you're sure to love. Rice Krispies make super simple (and super delicious) holiday-themed treats! More


Gingerbread Cookie Inspired Sweets
Gingerbread cookies are a must-have dessert for the holidays! But there are so many other ways to enjoy the sweet and spicy flavour of gingerbread. More


Christmas Cookie Pops
What's better than Christmas cookies? Christmas Cookie Pops, of course! Cookie Pops are quick, easy, kid-friendly treats you can make together this holiday season. It's a fun cookie to make and decorate. Kids will love helping make them and eating them. More


Merry Holiday Treats
Spend quality time with your kids this Holiday season baking adorable and festive treats. From reindeer donuts to melting snowmen cookies, strawberry Santas, and Christmas tree sugar cones, check out these 12 creative recipes to make with little ones! More


Santa Inspired Recipes
Ready to spread some Christmas cheer? Start your holiday cooking with these simple treats and foods inspired by good ole Saint Nick himself. Here are 10 cool foods that look like Santa Claus. More


Handmade Christmas Card Ideas
Let your kids and grandkids get involved in the Holiday preparations by making their own Christmas cards. All they need to send season’s greetings is a creative spirit and some Holiday cheer! Here are 11 ideas... More


10 Things To Do With Christmas Cookie Cutters
Use your cookie cutters in a new way this Christmas. They just might be the most versatile tools in your kitchen, not to mention the cutest. So brighten your holidays with these 10 fun ideas! More


15 Holiday Crafts for Kids
We’re into the holiday season, which means craftiness abounds! Don't overlook kids’ holiday crafting this year. We've got 15 cute and fun holiday projects. These fab kiddie DIYs will keep little hands busy this entire month! More


Countdown to Christmas
Keep your kids excited about the Christmas season with a calendar filled with sweet surprises and goodies for every day in December! Here are 10 projects for creating the perfect advent calendar. More

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Looking ahead to 2019 for After-School and Weekend Programs for kids? Check out the following extra-curricular classes that are open for registration!





















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Looking for more Classes & Programs for January? Click here to view our Directories.

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