November 2019

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Crafts

5 Poppy Crafts for Kids

5 Poppy Crafts for Kids

If you’re looking for simple poppy crafts to make with your kids for Remembrance Day, let these 5 ideas to inspire you!

Family Activities

10 Genius Ways to Use Up Your Halloween Candy

10 Genius Ways to Use Up Your Halloween Candy

With the heavy rains that fell during prime trick-or-treat time, you may have extra candy on your hands this year. 10 very resourceful things to do with your Halloween candy!

Christmas & Holidays

Where's Santa? Greater Toronto Area Santa Sightings

Where's Santa? Greater Toronto Area Santa Sightings

Have a visit with Santa Claus at one of these locations this season. These are also your photo opps! Book Early as events sell out quickly.
Shop at these Holiday & Christmas Markets

Shop at these Holiday & Christmas Markets

Many of these winter bazaars offer perks such as entertainment, kids' activities, mouthwatering treats for purchase, and more, in addition to one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.

Halloween

10 Genius Ways to Use Up Your Halloween Candy

10 Genius Ways to Use Up Your Halloween Candy

With the heavy rains that fell during prime trick-or-treat time, you may have extra candy on your hands this year. 10 very resourceful things to do with your Halloween candy!

At The Movies

Spies In Disguise

Spies In Disguise

When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. Opens on December 25, 2019.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Opens on December 20, 2019.
Playmobil: The Movie

Playmobil: The Movie

An epic comedy adventure through a sprawling imaginative universe in the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning PLAYMOBIL® role-play toys.
Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level

The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. Opens December 13, 2019.

Events, Exhibits & Shows

Best Nutcracker Shows for Kids 2019

Best Nutcracker Shows for Kids 2019

This family-friendly holiday ballet tells a dreamy tale of dancing toys, mischievous mice, and beautiful ballerinas. There's a production for you at these GTA venues...
Holiday Fair in the Square 2019

Holiday Fair in the Square 2019

Now in its 4th year, Holiday Fair includes an open-air artisan village, with ​over 70 talented vendors​ selling unique gifts and special treats for you and your loved ones.
Free Cineplex Movies on Community Day

Free Cineplex Movies on Community Day

It's Cineplex Entertainment's 7th annual Community Day on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Families across Canada are invited to a morning of free movies!
Holiday and Seasonal Events 2019

Holiday and Seasonal Events 2019

From Nutcracker shows and winter festivals, to meeting Santa in his workshop, tap into the magic of the season at any one of these ultimate holiday and Christmas events.
Aurora Winter Festival

Aurora Winter Festival

More than a million lights will illuminate Ontario Place as the CNE presents a magical world of outdoor light installations, festive food and family friendly activities.
Where's Santa? Greater Toronto Area Santa Sightings

Where's Santa? Greater Toronto Area Santa Sightings

Have a visit with Santa Claus at one of these locations this season. These are also your photo opps! Book Early as events sell out quickly.
Shop at these Holiday & Christmas Markets

Shop at these Holiday & Christmas Markets

Many of these winter bazaars offer perks such as entertainment, kids' activities, mouthwatering treats for purchase, and more, in addition to one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones.

Fun Places To Go

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Toronto Zoo

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Toronto Zoo

Discover some of the zoo's fun-filled family holiday events and experience a zoo filled with holiday traditions you can't miss!
December on the Cheap! 2019

December on the Cheap! 2019

The Holidays are here! We've rounded up the best ways to enjoy our city during the "most wonderful time of the year" at no cost or on the cheap!
Inside The Dr. Seuss Experience

Inside The Dr. Seuss Experience

Families won't want to miss "The Dr. Seuss Experience," where readers of all ages can step inside the colourful and whimsical worlds that exist inside Dr. Seuss' beloved stories.

Entertainment News

Winter Movie Guide 2019

Winter Movie Guide 2019

From highly anticipated sequels to new animation flicks, there's plenty for little kids (and even parents) to enjoy at the movie theatre this coming Winter!
The Adventures of Pinocchio at YPT

The Adventures of Pinocchio at YPT

This year’s holiday musical is the Canadian premiere of The Adventures of Pinocchio, which follows the beloved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being.

Life With Kids

How to Teach Kids to be Kind Through Cooking

How to Teach Kids to be Kind Through Cooking

We live in a society where the prevalence of bullying and exclusion is at an all-time high, especially among youth. Here's how cooking can teach kindness to children.

News For Toronto Parents

IKEA Launches its Soft Toy Drawing Competition

IKEA Launches its Soft Toy Drawing Competition

Parents can submit their child’s drawing online by November 21 for a chance to have the drawing transformed into a real life IKEA soft toy.

Products & Services

Really RAD Robots™ - Turbo Bot

Really RAD Robots™ - Turbo Bot

Meet Turbo Bot, Really RAD Robot's Speed Machine! A fast-moving robot with a fast-talking mouth, this guy is full of personality and tricks!
Treasure X: King's Gold Treasure Tomb

Treasure X: King's Gold Treasure Tomb

The Treasure X Treasure Tomb is the ultimate Treasure Xexperience! Solve the secrets and avoid the traps in order to open the vault and reveal the epic treasure within!
Toy Guide 2019

Toy Guide 2019

We've got the list of the hottest and greatest toys, games and more for every child on your Holiday shopping list!
Best Tech Toys

Best Tech Toys

Here are great toys and gadgets for techie kids that will have them entertained, engaged, and even educated, all through play.
For the Doll Lover and Collector

For the Doll Lover and Collector

Having their own little baby or doll to hug, dress-up and carry around, makes for a child's favourite companion. These dolls will become their very best friend!
For the Family Recreation Room

For the Family Recreation Room

The family recreation room is full of fun and engaging activities. Add these hot toys and games to yours – for the entire family to enjoy together.
Best Collectibles 2019

Best Collectibles 2019

This year it's all about the hottest collectibles, mini everything, blind bags, and surprise toys the kiddos are going to be asking you and Santa for!
10 Really Cool Monopoly Editions

10 Really Cool Monopoly Editions

Bring everyone together for a night of fun and laughs with these unique and niche monopoly board games. There’s no better board game you can play!
Gifts for Creative Kids

Gifts for Creative Kids

Cool art and play baking kits, books and tools for the creative child. There are so many great things on this list for young aspiring artists and kids who love to create!
Glam & Fashion Gifts

Glam & Fashion Gifts

From make your own bath bombs to glam hair and nail essentials – and beyond, we've rounded up all the best holiday gifts to give any chic girl on your list this season.
Best Pre-School Toys

Best Pre-School Toys

Preschoolers are just bursting with curiosity and energy. With so many new skills and interests, you’ll want to give them toys with activities that will meet all those learning needs.
LEGO Toys, Building Blocks and Kits

LEGO Toys, Building Blocks and Kits

You really can’t go wrong with LEGO or building toys. These construction sets have everything your kids need to build LEGO or other creations.
Gifts for Little Scientists and STEM Explorers

Gifts for Little Scientists and STEM Explorers

Kids are full of curiosity about how the world works, so why not give them a gift that helps them explore it? The perfect stem, science and tech toys for kids of all ages.
Pokémon Flame Action Charmander

Pokémon Flame Action Charmander

This soft and cuddly 10-inch Charmander plush isn't just for snuggling, it's full of Flame Action! Over 20 unique sounds and light features that let you play and battle with an all-star favourite Pokémon!
My Partner Pikachu

My Partner Pikachu

Pokémon’s most famous character comes to life with this new touch-sensor figurine that allows users to have fun interactions like never before.
Hangrees

Hangrees

Introducing the newest trend in toyland! Hangrees are slime-making parody figures with a really good sense of humour. There are over 35 different parodies of your favourite characters.
Cutetitos

Cutetitos

Cutetitos are adorable collectible stuffed animals wrapped and hidden in burrito blankets that kids can unroll and discover!
Azul

Azul

In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Azul was designed by the world famous, award winning game author Michael Kiesling.
Rhino Hero

Rhino Hero

Rhino Hero is a heroic 3D card-stacking game with easy rules for immediate play fun! an you help Rhino Hero accomplish his wobbly mission and build a skyscraper as tall and solid as possible?
GameRox

GameRox

GameRox™ is the all new, skill and action game where the bigger your collection, the better chance you have to win! There are dozens of different Gamerox™ for kids to collect.
Klikbot Studio Pack THUD

Klikbot Studio Pack THUD

It's the latest extension of Zing’s Stikbot brand! These collectible figures are great for kids to continue the art of stop-motion animation! Makes a great stocking stuffer!
Zax - Safe Axe Throwing

Zax - Safe Axe Throwing

Throw It! Stick It! Zax is soft axe throwing fun made with softek foam. Throw the Zax to a wall or a target and watch it STICK to the surface!
Pop Pop Hair Surprise

Pop Pop Hair Surprise

Pop Pop Hair Surprise is all about surprises that pop, hair you can wear, share, and style & all the hair-larious characters!
HyperStrike

HyperStrike

Battle one-on-one or in teams with this awesome new bow and arrow from Zing. Perfect for teens or the young at heart — 14 and up!

Spotlight On...

Magic-Languages for Babies, Kids & Youth

Magic-Languages for Babies, Kids & Youth

If you're looking for fun programs to immerse your kids in a new language, Magic-Languages are professionals in language education, offering classes in Spanish and French.

Books

Play, Make, Create, A Process-Art Handbook

Play, Make, Create, A Process-Art Handbook

Packed with fun, edifying, and joyful art experiences,Play, Make, Createis filled with simple, yet powerful, "art invitations" that are focused on 'themakinganddoing,' not just the final projects.
Experiment With Kitchen Science: Fun Projects To Try At Home

Experiment With Kitchen Science: Fun Projects To Try At Home

This photographic book of experiments and projects covers chemical reactions, states of matter, microbiology, and much more – all with ingredients from the kitchen.
Children's Discovery Atlas

Children's Discovery Atlas

A bold and colourful first atlas, that is packed with illustrations and photos on every page, and covering all areas of the world.

Health & Safety

Family Fitness this Winter!

Family Fitness this Winter!

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t give you and the family the excuse not to keep being active. Here's how to take your family's fitness outdoors this winter.

Fitness & Sports

Family Fitness this Winter!

Family Fitness this Winter!

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t give you and the family the excuse not to keep being active. Here's how to take your family's fitness outdoors this winter.

Health & Safety

Family Fitness this Winter!

Family Fitness this Winter!

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t give you and the family the excuse not to keep being active. Here's how to take your family's fitness outdoors this winter.

Contests

12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway

12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway

It's Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 educational books for kids, for the Holidays! Contest closed. See winners.

Contests

Terra Lumina at Toronto Zoo Contest

Terra Lumina at Toronto Zoo Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family 4-packs to Terra Lumina at the Toronto Zoo! After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo, this winter, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Enter by Friday, December 27, 2019.
New Year's Eve for Kids at the CN Tower Contest

New Year's Eve for Kids at the CN Tower Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family 4-pack to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids at the CN Tower. This party has a view that can't be beat! Enter by Friday, December 20, 2019.
Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Centre Contest

Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Centre Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family packs to Holiday Bricktacular at Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto. Join the holly jolly fun as LDCT is transformed into a winter wonderland with magical builds and activities! Enter by Friday, December 13, 2019.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Contest

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 family day passes to North America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark & Resort - Fallsview Waterpark! It's 3 acres of indoor family fun, just a two minute walk from Niagara Falls. Enter by Friday, December 13, 2019.
More Holiday Giveaways!

More Holiday Giveaways!

From attractions tickets, to stage shows, family outings and more toys, there's something for everyone to enjoy! Enter these amazing giveaways for a chance to win before the holidays end!
Pokémon Flame Action Charmander Contest

Pokémon Flame Action Charmander Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Pokémon Flame Action Charmander. This soft and cuddly 10-inch Charmander plush isn't just for snuggling, it's full of Flame Action! Enter by Monday, December 9, 2019.
My Partner Pikachu Contest

My Partner Pikachu Contest

Enter for a chance to win a My Partner Pikachu. Pokémon’s most famous character comes to life with this new touch-sensor figurine that allows users to have fun interactions like never before. Enter by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Holiday Fair in the Square Contest

Holiday Fair in the Square Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Prize Pack for Holiday Fair in the Square! Now in its 4th year, Holiday Fair includes an open-air artisan village, with ​over 70 talented vendors​ selling unique gifts and special treats for you and your loved ones. Contest closed. See winner.
12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2019

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2019

It's our 12 Days of Christmas Toy Giveaway where from December 1 to December 12, we'll be giving away one really cool gift each day! Enter by December 12, 2019.
Aurora Winter Festival Contest

Aurora Winter Festival Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 30 family 4-packs to the Aurora Winter Festival at Ontario Place, presented by the CNE. Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the northern lights, the Aurora Winter Festival features entertainment and interactive experiences for all. Enter by Friday, December 13, 2019.
Mariposa Santa Brunch Cruise Contest

Mariposa Santa Brunch Cruise Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Mariposa Santa Brunch Cruise on December 8. Join Santa Claus this season and make memories on a magical brunch cruise aboard the Northern Spirit! There's plenty of fun for the whole family! Contest closed. See winner.
Breakfast with Santa at the CN Tower Contest

Breakfast with Santa at the CN Tower Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family pass to Breakfast with Santa at the CN Tower! Santa is making a special trip to the CN Tower and he wants you to join him for breakfast 346 metres above the city! Contest closed. See winner.
HyperStrike Contest

HyperStrike Contest

It's Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a HyperStrike game set. Contest closed. See winner.
12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway

12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway

It's Day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 educational books for kids, for the Holidays! Contest closed. See winners.
Zax - Safe Axe Throwing Contest

Zax - Safe Axe Throwing Contest

It's Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win Zax! Throw It! Stick It! Zax is soft axe throwing fun made with softek foam. Contest closed. See winner.
Klikbot Studio Pack Contest

Klikbot Studio Pack Contest

It's Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Klikbot Studio Pack! These collectible figures are great for kids to continue the art of stop-motion animation! Contest closed. See winner.
GameRox Contest

GameRox Contest

It's Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a GameRox™ Pack! GameRox™ is the all new, skill and action game where the bigger your collection, the better chance you have to win! Contest closed. See winner.
Blinger Contest

Blinger Contest

It's Day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win Blinger - a brand new styling tool in Canada and it’s every bit glamorous! Contest closed. See winner.
Pictionary Air Contest

Pictionary Air Contest

It's Day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win Pictionary Air. It’s fun when you get it, it’s more fun when you don’t. Contest closed. See winner.
Rhino Hero Contest

Rhino Hero Contest

It's Day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Rhino Hero Game. Rhino Hero is a heroic 3D card-stacking game with easy rules. Contest closed. See winner.
Azul Game Contest

Azul Game Contest

It's Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win an Azul Game. In the game Azul, players take turns drafting colored tiles from suppliers to their player board. Enter by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Pop Pop Hair Surprise Contest

Pop Pop Hair Surprise Contest

It's Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Pop Pop Hair Surprise. Pop Pop Hair Surprise is all about surprises that pop, hair you can wear, share, and style & all the hair-larious characters! Enter by Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Cutetitos Contest

Cutetitos Contest

It's Day 11 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Cutetitos Series 1 and 2 collectible stuffed animal wrapped and hidden in a burrito blanket that your kids can unroll and discover! Enter by Wednesday, December 11, 2019.
Hangrees Contest

Hangrees Contest

It's Day 12 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win a Hangrees. Introducing the newest trend in toyland! Hangrees are slime-making parody figures with a really good sense of humour! Enter by Thursday, December 12, 2019.
Candy Cane You-Nicorn Spa Package Contest

Candy Cane You-Nicorn Spa Package Contest

Enter for a chance to win a Candy Cane You-Nicorn Spa package for 2 from Glama Gal Kids Spa. Contest closed. See winner.
Second City's WHAT THE ELF?! Contest

Second City's WHAT THE ELF?! Contest

Enter for a chance to win a family 4 pack! Coming this holiday season WHAT THE ELF?! is a hilarious, musical extravaganza for kids, parents, grandparents, siblings and reindeer of all ages! Contest closed. See winner.
Winterfest at Canada's Wonderland Contest

Winterfest at Canada's Wonderland Contest

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 family passes to WinterFest at Canada’s Wonderland. This new festival will treat guests to an all-new immersive holiday experience. Contest closed. See winners.