Thursday, December 14, 2017

The KW Titans Give Everyone A Great Gift With Their 1st Win Of The Season And A Great Seasonal Ticket Pack




Last night was the moment we all have been waiting for.  The KW Titans had their first win of the 2017-2018 Season!  Over 1000 fans were there to watch all the action and support the KW Titans Toy Drive.  With addition of new players making their debut at the THE AUD and an appearance by SANTA, the WIN was the perfect way to wrap up the this gift to the community!



Want to see what else the KW Titans have in store for their fans? How about 3 tickets for $30 ?!?!?

The KW Titans Stocking Stuffer

The KW Titans Stocking Stuff is a great deal! You get tickets to the games on Boxing Day Dec 26th, Dec 28th and New Year's Even Dec 31st for $30.  Yes all 3 games for $30

We think it will make a great gift idea too!

Grab Your Tickets Now

Go to https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=TITANS&linkID=cits&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

on the left side of the screen, under the image, where it asks for the Promo Code type in HOLIDAY and click the GO button.  The screen will now have a button in the top right corner that says TITANS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Click the Find Tickets Button.  A new screen will show up. We suggest clicking the PURCHASE BY PRICE tab and then you can pick the $30 ticket seats that work best for you.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Drayton Entertainment Dares to Be DIFFERENT with Their Production of HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical



Back in October we had posted about the upcoming Drayton Entertainment production of HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical.  Last night we had the opportunity to see the show that we had heard so much about.  The performance was filled with vibrant colourful backdrops with the characters portraying what can be best described as barnyard animals in everyday outfits.  These elements transport you to the farm’s duckpond filled with birds, fish, frogs and a cat or two. Together they tell the story of The Ugly Duckling.  Many are familiar with the fable that “cries foul” on bullying and in this case, it is told with actual fowl.  You can learn about some of the important lessons learned in this musical by watching the video below.

 

The story is filled with lots of music and in this video Nathan Caroll, who played the role of Terry Fox in The Marathon of Hope and Aaron Walpole, who was a standout as the narrator in Rock of Ages sing about how they accept being different and know how it makes them special.

We believe that HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical will spark important family conversations about topics that are so important today.

Get Your Tickets Before They Are Gone!


HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical is running from now until Christmas Eve.  Make sure to grab your tickets today!

Tickets are $46 for Adults and $27 for Youth under 20 years of age.  Tickets for groups of 20 or more and select Discount Dates are $37.  HST is applicable to all ticket prices.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.draytonentertainment.com/honk, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 519-747-7788 or toll free at 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Tim Hortons FREE SKATING For Kitchener Waterloo And Area - Dec 23 2017 to Jan 7 2018




Wondering about the local TIM HORTONS FREE SKATING TIMES?

Map MarkerMoses
150 Lincoln Rd
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Wed, Dec 27: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Thu, Dec 28: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Map MarkerWMRC
101 Father David Bauer Dr
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Fri, Dec 22: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Fri, Dec 29: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Fri, Jan 05: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Map MarkerWMRC
101 Father David Bauer Dr.
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Fri, Dec 22: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Fri, Dec 29: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Fri, Jan 05: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Map MarkerAMCC
500 Parkside Dr
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Sun, Dec 24: 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Sat, Dec 30: 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Tue, Jan 02: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Sat, Jan 06: 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Map MarkerRIM Park
2001 University Ave E
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Sat, Dec 23: 7:30 PM - 9:20 PM
Sun, Dec 31: 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Sun, Jan 07: 3:40 PM - 5:30 PM
Map MarkerKarl Homuth Arena
1407 Hamilton St
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Wed, Dec 27: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun, Jan 07: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Map MarkerHespeler Memorial Arena
640 Ellis Rd W
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Tue, Jan 02: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wed, Jan 03: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thu, Jan 04: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sun, Jan 07: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Map MarkerDickson Centre
30 Park Hill Rd W
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Wed, Dec 27: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sun, Jan 07: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Map MarkerGalt Arena Gardens
98 Shade St
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Tue, Jan 02: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wed, Jan 03: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thu, Jan 04: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Map MarkerWoolwich Memorial Centre
24 Snyder Ave., N3B1Y9
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Sat, Dec 23: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Wed, Dec 27: 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Fri, Dec 29: 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Sat, Dec 30: 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Wed, Jan 03: 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Fri, Jan 05: 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Map MarkerWest End Community Centre
21 Imperial Rd N, N1H 1R3
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Tue, Jan 02: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Map MarkerExhibition Arena
70 Division St, N1H 1R3
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Wed, Dec 27: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

For more areas visit http://timhortons.com/free-skate

SKATING TIPS

  • Make sure you have double checked that you are going to the correct arena to avoid disappointment
  • Check that skates are sharpened
  • Put your hand inside of each skate to make sure that the liner is in properly and that it will be comfortable
  • Helmets are a VERY GOOD IDEA
  • Bring extra socks
  • Bring snacks and water if the facility allows it
  • Snow pants add some extra padding for those new to skating


Friday, December 8, 2017

Bring The Gang To The KW TITANS Toy Drive On Dec 13th and Get $5 Tickets

$5 Titans Tickets When You Support The KW Titans Toy Drive

Click The Image Above And Print This Colouring Page


Bring an unwrapped toy or donation to the December 13th KW Titans game and get in for $5 that night!  The KW Titans are supporting the Salvation Army Toy Drive on Wednesday December 13, 2017 and with your donation of a toy or monetary gift you are able to purchase same day game tickets for $5.


PLEASE NOTE: This promotion is only available on December 13th with purchase of tickets IN PERSON that day at the box office (not valid for online tickets).
This promotion begins when THE AUD Box office opens at 10am on December 13, 2017 for the 7pm game that night.

We think this is a great opportunity bring the gang and help out a worthy cause at the same time!

UPDATE: There have been questions both on twitter and facebook about the tickets that can be purchased per donation.  This is the response from the KW TITIANS twitter "Hi there! It's at your discretion. You can bring one toy per person or one for your entire family. All donations are appreciated!" You can see that info at https://twitter.com/kw_titans/status/939181306121928704


Want something fun to do while you wait for Wednesday? Click the colouring page above and get creative! We would love to see your colouring page once it is complete! Take a pic and post it on our facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/?ref=bookmarks


Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2017 Christmas Events, Holiday Season Activities and More Stuff To Do In The Kitchener Waterloo Area


As always please check all links provided as times, dates, venues and registration information often changes without our knowledge.

First is list of ongoing events followed by our Monthly Blast


CURRENT CONTESTS


Ongoing Events

University of Waterloo Research Studies

Research Studies @ UofW Contact Lens Research

Currently the top contact lens research centre in the world is continuing to accomplish great things through research done right here at UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO. The studies are non-invasive and all of our participants are compensated at $20/hr for their time and often get free contact lenses or glasses. Right they are recruiting 7-11 year olds to participate in a 3yr study cclr.uwaterloo.ca

Infant Studies Group

If you’re looking for something new and fun to do with your child, we would love to have you participate in one of our studies! Help us discover how children learn about language and the world around them. Typical studies involve a one time, half hour visit. You stay with your child the entire time and receive a small gift for participating as well! Please contact us or visit our website for more information. We hope to see you soon!


TEL: 519 888 4567

ext. 31164


Social Development Lab

Our lab is currently looking for children to help with our research! Our lab looks at personality and the social world for young children. Our study involves parents and their children coming into our lab and answering a few questions. Kids get to play some fun computer games as well! The typical sessions take around 2 hours and parents are always able to observe their child during the social interaction tasks. In appreciation of your time, children get a small gift. To learn more about our lab and what we do, check out our website! Follow us on Facebook and twitter to keep up to date with our fun!

Twitter: SDLab_UW
Facebook: Social Development Lab Waterloo
Website: uwaterloo.ca/social-development-lab
TEL: 519-888-4567 ext.38775
Email: sdl@uwaterloo.ca


Youth Drum and Bugle Corps

Great program for youths in the KWC area. Our participants come not only from Cambridge, but Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford, and surrounding areas as well. We are not the Scouts. We are not the Army, Navy or Sea Cadets. We are the only Youth Drum and Bugle Corps in the area!

No experience required and we have a modest membership fee ($20 per year). We provide a unique musical education program that not only teaches kids to play music or perform colour guard, we instruct them how to march, perform and basically just have fun! Check us out on our website: www.scouthouseband.com/cadets


Be a snow angel! Keeping sidewalks free of ice and snow can be very challenging for older adults and people with limited mobility. As a snow angel, you can be good neighbour by clearing snow for those who need assistance. All you have to do is adopt a sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand. It’s also a great opportunity for students to complete volunteer hours needed and to exercise outdoors! Learn more: www.kitchener.ca/snowangels



Region of Waterloo Libraries Calendar http://calendar.rwlibrary.ca/?_mid_=17409

Cambridge Libraries – Idea Exchange Calendar http://ideaexchange.org



Daily

Sleep And Your New Baby Waterloo Region Sessions

(various dates and times)

Session Details:

The purpose of the session is help families understand and respond to their baby’s sleep patterns and language, which will in turn strengthen family relationships and contribute to achieving optimal child health.

The 1.5 hour session will be offered weekly at all three Ontario Early Years Main sites with a mix of daytime, evening and weekend timings

Parents/caregivers can register online at http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-registration.html The session will be most beneficial if parents/caregivers brings their baby with them and we encourage bringing a support person to assist with this http://www.earlyyearsinfo.ca/sleep-and-your-new-baby-regist…

Earth Sciences Museum @ University Of Waterloo

Conestoga Rovers Learning Centre (the “Dino pit”) open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The museum’s main atrium, mining tunnel, Great Lakes fountain and stunning mineral exhibits open evenings Monday to Friday and weekends from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Plus info about the Scavenger Hunt can be found at https://uwaterloo.ca/…/earth-sciences-museum-scavenger-hunts

Have an Infant and/or Toddler? Check out OUR PLACE EARLY YEARS CENTRE calendar http://www.ourplacekw.ca/


Creekside Kids is excited to invite families to the City Park Indoor Playground at Creekside Church. You do not need to be a Creekside attender to enjoy the use of this playground. Admission is free https://creeksidechurch.ca/playground/


Tuesdays

Bring your little ones to the Kitchener Market every Tuesday from 11a.m.-noon for a fabulous, fun-filled morning! Be prepared for a high-energy, hopping good time at these FREE weekly children's events as our performers entertain your tots!

  • December 5th
  • December 19th - Special Santa Kids Hop! Bring a donation to the Waterloo Region Food Bank



Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) Join us on Tuesdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free. (resumes Jan 17)


Wednesdays

Wednesday evening workshops @ Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (beside Centre In The Square) 5:30pm with an emphasis of having fun and making cool stuff for ages 6-11.

DIY Kids offers exciting hands-on workshops each day where the emphasis is on having fun and making cool stuff.  Suitable for all skill levels, with new projects introduced each day. All materials are included. $15 + hst https://kwag.ca/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=86

Thursdays

Art Innovators will be hosting Squiggles to Grins at the Kitchener Market – a program for children and their parents. Participate in a fun, unique, hands-on creative art experience!

FREE! Ages 2-5 + caregiver (resumes Jan 12) http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/…/Kids_Art_free_art_program.a…

Tots Time @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)

Join us on Thursdays for an engaging program for children ages 2 to 5. Each week is a different theme and the time will be filled with crafts, toy playing, story reading and lots of learning games to help your little one grow. Admission is $2 per child. 10 per cent membership discount applies. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adult's admission is free.(resumes Jan 17 for Tues and Jan 19 for Thursdays)  



Saturdays

Saturdays KPL Kids’ Club Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E. (Upper Level) Every Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Take a break from shopping and stop by the Kitchener Public Library Space for stories, crafts and fun.No registration required.

Family Favourites $2.99 Films @ Cineplex


December 2017 Event Blast



Now Until Jan 6th


Now Until Dec 9th

Once Upon A Mattress @ Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre


Now Until Dec 24th

HONK: The Ugly Duckling Musical @ St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Waterloo http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/10/honk-ugly-duckling-muscial-is-swan-song.html

Now Until January 7th

Now until Dec 23
Christmas @ Woodside Historical site
Victorian Christmas
November 30 through December 23
Savour the seasonal delights of a Victorian Christmas and learn how the King family celebrated this festive time of year. Feel the magic of the season as you walk through the richly decorated rooms of Woodside in its Victorian charm! (also see other special events at Woodside listed below)
http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/woodside/activ/calendar-calendrier


Also remember to TRACK SANTA online! https://www.noradsanta.org/
and write your letter to SANTA http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2016/11/its-time-to-write-and-mail-that-letter.html

Dec 2

Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park

December 2nd starting at 5:30 pm for our 2017 Opening Night Celebration! Complete with a spectacular fireworks display, a candlelight event and the moment when we turn on the more than 100,000 lights in Waterloo Park! A Festival of Lights in Waterloo Park.

And in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, we will end the year with a massive fireworks display at 7:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss it! http://www.wondersofwinter.ca/

Candyland in Cambridge

Saturday December 2, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm

Central Park, 615 King Street East

Central Park transforms into a place of candy and magic. The day is full with live entertainment, interactive games, a giant ice slide and enough photo opportunities to fill anyone's social media pages. Candyland is a great holiday activity for families with young children.

What's happening on Dec 2:

Trolley Rides 10 am to 4:30

Santa & Mrs Claus 10 am to 5 pm

Warm-Up Zone and Crafts in Knox Church 10 am to 5 pm

Face Painting 10 am to 5 pm

Games and Activities 10 am to 5 pm

Entertainment Schedule:

The Barry Oh Kid Show at 10 &11 - Gazebo

 Rockin' Robert Kids Show at 12 & 1 - Gazebo

 Glisse on Ice at 1:30, 2:20 & 3:10 - Ice Rink

 Team T&J at 3:30 & 4:30 - Gazebo

Enjoy the lights and d├ęcor of Candyland from December 2 to January 1, 2018. Take a walk through Central Park (615 King Street East), and enjoy the light displays and candy-themed decorations. Bring your skates any day or night to enjoy the ice skating rink. Admission is free!
Helmets are recommended. Children must be supervised by their parent(s) or guardian(s).

There are no lessons or skate rentals offered during this time http://www.cambridge.ca/en/parks-recreation-culture/christmas-in-cambridge.aspx

Carolling
Get into the Christmas Spirit with the Grand Philharmonic Children and Youth Choirs!
Children 13 and under are free! $15 Tickets – St Mathews Kitchener 3:30pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/permalink/10155862450610750/

Christmas at Breslau Community Centre 6pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/369168206860776/

This Saturday!!! Come and take a horse drawn wagon ride through Breslau, enjoy some hot chocolate while decorating cookies and colouring and get your picture with Santa! (please bring your own device for the photo)

Teen Challenge Christmas Concert Cambridge 7pm $20 In Advance or $25 @ The Door with FREE Admission for Kids Under 12 https://www.teenchallenge.ca/christmas-choir-concerts17


Dec 2-3

Cambridge Centre Mall All aboard…the Holiday Miniature Train
Ride for FREE on the Holiday Miniature Train!
11am to 8pm daily https://cambridge-centre.com/events/all-aboard-the-holiday-miniature-train


Dec 3

Nature Play @ Gzowski Park Kitchener 11am-2pm

Join us at Gzowski Park on December 3rd for our Nature Play Festival—lots of fun to be had, and not to mention a bonfire! https://www.facebook.com/NaturePlayKitchener/?hc_ref=ARSsy8Eybny6_i6Y9GyL4hk7fMJLSBEJeJssamoF7oBBwSvFfd_DGk3FkrfvUMuG2mo&fref=gs&hc_location=group

Country Christmas @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 11am4pm

Enjoy Christmas in the country in the 1900s. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, let the little ones meet Father Christmas, sing-along with Christmas carols and enjoy the sites and sounds of a Christmas past. Note the museum is open to 5 p.m.

Admission:  $11 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, all admissions plus HST. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-12-03-1100-Country-Christmas

Huron Latern Walk 7pm

825 Trillium Dr, Kitchener

Free event! No registration required.

Bring a lantern (not a flashlight) and we’ll sing some songs about light and go for a short evening hike to the pond. Tea-light candles will be supplied.

Don’t have a lantern? come anyway!

Meet at the main entrance picnic shelter.

Note: Bathrooms are not available in the winter months.
https://www.facebook.com/events/165271690741148

Dec 4

Christmas Party @ Playfit 10am-1pm Call Playfit Kids to reserve your ticket (519)-623-5437
$6 per child.
$4 for 12 months and under or free with a paid sibling
30 Loot bags available plus door prizes, crafts, Santa pics, vendors


Sounds of the Season @ The Family Centre 6-8pm

·      Indigenous, International and traditional English Carols by members of Inshallah Choir*

·      Recitals by the young voices of The Family Centre Music Academy

·      Theatrical Entertainment by The Family Centre Players

·      Traditional, Seasonal Refreshments


Lost and Found Theatre presents Charles Dickens Writes a Christmas Carol at Kitchener Public Central Library 7pm-9pm

The Lost & Found Theatre presents costumed Christmas carolling in the Charles Dickens Writes a Christmas Carol presentation.

FREE event


Dec 7-9

"A Chirstmas Journey"

During your booked event time, your group will travel back in time to

walk, see, hear and experience the miracle of the first Christmas like

never before.
Admission is Free but tickets must be pre-booked.

 We will also be having refreshments and horse-drawn carriage rides.

 Journey's can be booked online at:


 or by calling 519-744-3051


Dec 7-10

Christkindl Market @ Kitchener City Hall (indoor and outdoor event) http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/12/christkindl-market-kitcheners-other.html


Dec 7

MOMS NIGHT OUT @ Kitchener Market

Girls' Night Out: Cocktails and Apps - Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee $55 Register info http://www.kitchenermarket.ca/en/events/Cooking_classes.asp

Dec 8

Old Tyme Christmas Carols with Onion Honey

Friday December 8th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Where: Livingston Presbyterian Church (44 Beck Street, Baden)

Cost: $10/adult, $5/child

Enjoy the sounds of old tyme Christmas Carols as presented by the band Onion Honey.

Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call or email for tickets. http://www.wilmot.ca/en/living-here/Events-and-Exhibits.aspx


Dec 9

FREE family friendly Holiday Party with crafts, activities, sensory play, vendors and more.
30 loot bags avaiable and door prizes too @ Laurentian Hill Christian School 10a-Noon



Lightning Banjo Holiday Party @ Registry Theatre 10am-1pm

Drop in to Lightning Banjo's Family Holiday party and enjoy face painting, crafts, a holiday yoga adventure with Amma Yoga, mask creation with Cosmic Fishing Theatre, roaming costumed characters, hot chocolate, photo opportunities, Christmas Carol Karaoke, mingle with Lightning Banjo actors, holiday stories and more! Admission by donation at the door, suggested $5 per person donation https://www.facebook.com/events/288051778371675

Christmas Mementos @ Woodside Historical Site
Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. to Noon
Discover the enchantment of a Christmas morning reminiscent of the Victorian past. Decorate your very own cookie ornament to hang on your tree. Dip a pen in ink and write a letter to Santa Claus while sampling seasonal cookies and apple cider. This program requires advance registration as space is limited. Special fees apply. Please register by calling 519-571-5684. This program is subject to minimum enrollment. http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/woodside/activ/calendar-calendrier


Make your own wrapping paper and cards @Mill Courtland Centre 1:30-4pm

The holiday season is a season for giving, but it is also the time of year when we generate mountains of waste and packaging, most of which ends up in the landfill or the recycle bin.

While recycling is important, it uses a lot of resources, so the more we can do to minimize and re-use waste the better. This year, why not plan ahead and do your part to reduce waste, while at the same time having fun and using your creative energy! Join us for a family friendly workshop to re-use materials and print your own decorative wrapping paper and cards, and explore some creative gift ideas that reduce and re-use waste.

This workshop is free and open to all ages. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Basic materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring along tools or materials they would like to try and re-use


Christmas Fantasy Opening

Bring the whole family out for some holiday cheer! View the spectacular display of festive lights that adorn Victoria Park’s buildings, trees and bridges.

5:30-8 p.m. - Activities on Roos Island, Victoria Park
5:30-6:30 p.m. - Live musical performance
6 p.m. - Lights will be turned on in Victoria Park
6:45-8 p.m. - Live musical performance

Enjoy live music, crafts and free hot chocolate. 



Dec 9 and 10
Santa and his Reindeer @ Meadow Acres
10am-4pm http://meadowacres.com/events/

Dec 10

Country Christmas @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 11am4pm

Enjoy Christmas in the country in the 1900s. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, let the little ones meet Father Christmas, sing-along with Christmas carols and enjoy the sites and sounds of a Christmas past. Note the museum is open to 5 p.m.

Admission:  $11 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, all admissions plus HST. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-12-03-1100-Country-Christmas

Canada 150 Skating Day - Presented by the City of Cambridge and The Cambridge Ringette Association

Let’s Skate Together at the Galt Arena Gardens 2pm-4pm

Music, Crafts, and Refreshments


Dec 12
Chanukah in the Square @ Waterloo Public Square 6-7:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/249572805573688/

Dec 13
$5 Tickets For TONIGHT'S  KW  TITANS Toy Drive get the info at http://stufftodowithyourkidsinkw.blogspot.ca/2017/12/bring-gang-to-kw-titans-toy-drive-on.html


Lamplight @ Woodside Historical Site
Thursday, December 14
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Share in the traditions of a Woodside Christmas by the soft glow of lamplight. Cozy up under the mistletoe and enjoy hot apple cider. On our grounds, warm up by the crackling fire and sample roasted chestnuts. Gather in the parlour for live music as we perform traditional carols. Special fees apply. E-mail ont-woodside@pc.gc.ca or call 519-571-5684 for more information, or to pre-register.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/woodside/activ/calendar-calendrier
 
Dec 15
Homeschool Christmas Drop In @ Castle Kilbride Baden

 Friday December 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   

Learn about the German, Scottish and Victorian traditions that the Livingston family included in their celebrations at Castle Kilbride during the Christmas season. A guided tour is offered at 10:00 a.m. followed by hands on games and a take home craft.  Cost is $4 per person.  Register at http://www.wilmot.ca/en/living-here/Events-and-Exhibits.aspx

Dec 16 and 17
Christmas Cheer @ Woodsite Historic Site
Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17
10 a.m. – Noon
Delight in the spirit of a Victorian Christmas as you are guided on a tour of the King family home decorated for the season. Enjoy live music in the parlour accompanied by piano. Sample seasonal baking complimented by a variety of teas. Admission: $14.70 per person. This program requires advance registration as space is limited. E-mail ont-woodside@pc.gc.ca or call 519-571-5684 for more information. http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/woodside/activ/calendar-calendrier


Dec 17
Country Christmas @ Waterloo Region Museum (DOON) 11am4pm

Enjoy Christmas in the country in the 1900s. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, let the little ones meet Father Christmas, sing-along with Christmas carols and enjoy the sites and sounds of a Christmas past. Note the museum is open to 5 p.m.

Admission:  $11 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, all admissions plus HST. http://calendar.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/Default/Detail/2017-12-03-1100-Country-Christmas

Dec 23

Santa visits Kitchener Market and Craft Time too! 9am-11am

Dec 26 BOXING DAY
KW Titans Basketball Game at Kitchener Aud 7pm Ticket info at
http://kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results

Dec 28

 Bert's Comedy Magic Show at Pioneer Park Community Library 10am-11am Bert will shock and amaze the crowd with his silly, zany whirlwind of jokes and magic.  Ages 2 - 12.

Free tickets available at the host library 30 minutes before the program.


KW Titans Basketball Game at Kitchener Aud 7pm Ticket info at http://kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results

Dec 29

Reptiles of the World at Country Hills Community Library 10am-11am  and @ Central KPL (Downtown) 2pm-4pm Join Little Ray's Reptile Zoo on a trip around the world learning about reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.All ages welcome.

Free tickets available at the host library 30 minutes before the program.First come, first served.

Skate Night Date Night @ Waterloo Public Square

Join us at the Uptown Rink for a romantic evening of skating, music and warm drinks.

Featuring live performances, artists to be annouced shortly

  • Friday Dec. 29, 2017 - 7-9 p.m.

Skates are available for rent at McPhail's Cycle and Sports in UpTown Waterloo. http://www.waterloo.ca/en/living/Skate-Night-Date-Night.asp

Dec 31

NEW YEARS EVE

KW Titans Basketball Game at Kitchener Aud 2pm Ticket info at http://kwtitans.com/14519/schedule-and-results

Cartoon Party @ Kitchener City Hall 6pm-Midnight

Free event!

Waking up bright and early on the weekends to watch cartoons is a fond childhood memory for many. Kitchener’s New Year’s Eve party will take you back to those carefree days. The Rotunda will transform into a world of animation taking you down memory lane featuring the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo and the Flintstone’s vehicle plus so much more!

• Canadian Toy Con
• Retro arcade
• Live entertainment
• Cosplay
• Vendors selling collectables 
• Countdown to 2018 with the mayor and members of council
• Skating outside on Carl Zehr Square
• Vehicle displays inside the Rotunda (Mystery Machine and the Flintstone’s vehicle) 

https://www.facebook.com/events/392848807814961/

Waterloo rings in 2018!

Free public skating

RIM Park, 3:40 - 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Tim Hortons. DJ on site.

Family celebration

Waterloo Public Square, 6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy fun tunes, children's activities and entertainment, and a special early New Year celebration at 9 p.m.


Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park Canada’s 150th Birthday, will end the year with a massive fireworks display at 7:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. Don’t miss it! http://www.wondersofwinter.ca

Cambridge – Hespler Arena

Hespler Arena, 640 Ellis Road

Join us to celebrate a new year with some skating! The City offers wrist bands for an hour of skate time . Only one skate time per family. Doors of the Hespeler Arena, 640 Ellis Road, open at 4:45 p.m.

Activities to keep everyone entertained off the ice include:

  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Photo booth
  • Bouncy castle
  • Performance by Mr Chris & the Gassy Bubbles