Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Activities In The Kitchener Waterloo Area

Getting Ready For Christmas? All the activities are what makes it SO FUN!!!!
When you register/attend any of the events you see listed on our site, please let the organizers know that you saw it on the STUFF TO DO BLOG by THOSE2GIRLS.
We're working hard to bring you some great things in 2013 but that extra recognition goes a long way when the find out how the word is being spread!

Looking for a way to buy unique gifts, save some $ and donate to a great cause all at once? Check out the fundraiser for our friend Shannon at Ten Thousand Villages in Waterloo happening this weekend

UpTown Waterloo Holiday Open House
Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:30 – 8pm
Location: Waterloo Town Square
Summary: -Local School Choirs and Band Performances.
-Strolling Victorian Carollers.
-Free Horse Drawn Trolley rides through UpTown Waterloo.
-Hot apple cider and cookies
-Participating local shops and services open til 8pm.
-Pictures with Santa from 6pm to 8pm.
Help us sporrt the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. We are collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations during the week of November 26-30 at our office in UpTown Waterloo during business hours and at the Holiday Open House event.
Phone number: 519-886-1060

The KW Movember Ball (19+ event)
November 29th at 8pm
Tickets are $20 but save $5 by registering with our discount coupon code

Tree Of Light
Friday, November 30, 2012
Location: New Hamburg
Summary: New Hamburg Lions & Lioness 29th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony Hot dogs at 6:30, Tree Lighting and Carol singing at 7:00 PM.
Cost: Free
E Mail for more information

Music and Lights in the Village
Nov 30
Experience the charm of Hespeler Village
6pm & 7:15pm Sherlock Gnomes saves Christmas (Jude Winterbottom)
At the Hespeler Library
Free Admission, Limited Space
7pm Cambridge Childrens Community Choir Concert and the Alison Lupton Band, St.Andrews Hespeler Presbyterian Church, 73 Church St.E.
8:15pm Magical Tree Lighting, Hespeler Town Hall

Baden Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Location: Baden, ON
Summary: Parade Route: Travels on Snyder's Road in Baden (starting at the corner of Snyder's and Sandhills Road, travelling west on Snyder's, turning left on Mill Street and finishing at Beck Street). Canada Post letter carriers on the parade route collecting letters to Santa. Kids can visit with Santa at the Seniors Woodworking Shop on Beck Street after the parade and get a gift. Parade sponsors are the Baden and District Chamber of Commerce, the Wilmot Optimists and the Baden Community Association. For more information call 519-572-6131.

Christmas Readings at Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Saturday December 1, 2012
7 p.m. Doors open for festive music and refreshments
7:30 p.m. Performance begins! Christmas Special Events
Launch the Christmas season and celebrate this festive time of year with readings of Christmas stories!
Celebrity Readers:
Lynn Haddrall - Waterloo Region Record
David Imrie - CTV Southwestern Ontario
Nadia Matos - CTV Southwestern Ontario
Jeff Allan - 570 News
$10 per person (plus HST). Tickets can be ordered at 519-748-1914. Seating limited. Advance tickets only. Proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
In the spirit of giving… please bring along non-perishable food items to support The Food Bank of Waterloo Region food drive and new book donations to support The Waterloo Region Record Books for Kids book drive.

Candyland In Cambridge
Dec 1
Bring your skates to enjoy the new synthetic ice skating rink! Marshmallow toss, jumbo candy kebobs, live entertainment, donut bumpers, ice building blocks, gingerbread houses, sweet treats and Santa and Mrs. Claus! 10am - 5pm
Central Park, 615 King Street, East Cambridge

5th Annual Tree of Light
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Location: St. Clements, ON
Summary: The Paradise and District Lions Club are holding their annual Tree of Light beside the library. Come for complimentary apple cider, cookies and a visit with Santa Claus. The tree is 46 feet high and a sight to behold. Bulbs at $5 each can be purchased by calling 519-699-5917.
Phone number: 519-699-5917

Wonders Of Winter Lights Display starts Dec 1 in Waterloo Park 5:30pm each day
See website for additional activities

Christmas Train in Cambridge CPR Holiday Train
The CPR Holiday Train brings spectacle, live entertainment and timely support for the local food bank. Bring a donation of food or money for the food bank.
Sunday, December 2, 4:15pm
Malcolm Street Station
Central Park Skating and Lights Cambridge
Bring your skates to enjoy the new synthetic ice skating rink, and enjoy the lights in the park.
Sun Dec 2 to Sun Dec 9, Central Park, 615 King St. E. Cambridge

HEY MOMS-Ladies Night Out at Kitchener Market
Holiday cocktails and appetizers at The Kitchener Market (19+)
Wednesday, Dec. 5 or 12, 6:30-9:30 pm
Impress your holiday guests with the cocktail and appetizer recipes you’ll learn in this class! Enjoy some wine while the charming Chef Terry hosts a fun-filled evening of holiday and winter cocktails ideas combined with delectable appetizers. Sign-up by emailing,
or calling, 519-741-2297 or visit the market office, Tu-Fr, 9am-5pm and Sa, 7am-2pm. $55 per person for each night out

16th Annual Christkindl Market
Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9, 2012
Location: Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street, West
Thursday and Friday 10am-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. A festival of German Christmas. Over 70 food and gift vendors. 27 performances by choirs, bands and dance groups. Live nativity, model railway, puppet show, Kinderecke for crafts, visit with Crhistkindl, Angels, Knecht Ruprecht and Klaus the Organ Grinder. Blacksmith demonstrations, skating, Christkindl Post Office. Free admission. Free parking on City lots Saturday and Sunday.
Phone number: 519-741-2387
Christmas Fantasy in Victoria Park Kitchener
Begins Dec 6th

Christmas at Castle Kilbride
Paying a Call: Yuletide Evening Tours

Thursday December 6, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person *advanced tickets not required.
During the Victorian era, paying a call was a popular custom. Paying a call meant to visit someone in their home.
For one night only, visitors can marvel at the glitter and glamour of the decked out 1877 home at night. Live entertainment will bring the house to life. After your tour, enjoy a cup of good ol' fashioned hot apple cider or try traditional Wassail punch. Looking for a special present to give? Place a bid on one of our fabulous silent auction items.

Dec 8
Sobey's Ira Needles Christmas Gifts in a Jar for Kids $5 +tax
Registration, call Jenny 519-501-1858



Breakfast with Santa at the Kitchener Market
Dec. 8, time
- $5 a ticket or $15 for a family of 4 ($5 per additional child)
- Includes 1 photo with Santa, breakfast and a craft
- Limited spaces available
Purchase your tickets at the Kitchener Market office, Tu-Fr: 9am-5pm, Sa: 7am-2pm.
(I believe this event may be sold out, but you may want to see if there's a waiting list)

Kids in the Kitchen – cookie and cupcake decorating
Dec. 15, 10am - noon
- Free with a donation to the Waterloo Region Food Bank
- Includes your choice of a cookie or cupcake to decorate
- Have your photo taken with Santa for free with a donation to the Waterloo Region Food Bank

Kids’ Hop – with a special visit from Santa!
Dec. 18, 11am - noon
- Bring your kids to dance up a storm with a free concert by Erick Traplin
- Santa will visit and receive a free photo with a donation to the Waterloo Region Food Bank

Christmas Market
Dec. 22, 7am - 2pm
- Be sure to visit the market to pick up all of your holiday entertaining needs
- Carolers will celebrate the Christmas spirit with beautiful holiday songs
For more information, call 519-741-2297 or visit


Christmas in Cambridge Market and Downtown Open House
Friday, December 7, 4-9pm and Saturday, December 8, 8am - 3pm
The Christmas in Cambridge Market will see new vendors join forces with the already successful Cambridge Farmers' Market aand the Galt on the Grand BIA Open House to attract an even larger holiday season crowd. New vendors will be in market square, and City Hall to create a one-stop shopping destination for unique gifts, seasonal food and a great shopping atmosphere and experience. Food trucks, wine and beer tasting, Beaver Tails and more. Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge Farmers Market
Downtown Cambridge

Bethany Live Nativity Christmas Pagent
Dec 7, 8, 9
• 40 live animals
• a cast of 145
• elaborate costumes
• appropriate for anyone, any age

Doon By Lantern Light Tours Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Fridays & Saturdays: Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 21. Tours at 7 or 8:30 p.m. Step back in time and enjoy one of our longest standing traditions - a guided lantern-lit tour of Doon Heritage Village, with a horse drawn wagon ride and carol singing in our village church. Note museum exhibit galleries closed. $12 (plus HST)
Some nights are already sold out. Contact them to register 519-748-1914

Country Christmas at Waterloo Region Muesum (DOON)
Sunday December 9, 2012
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Special Events
Enjoy a Christmas in the country from the last turn of the century. 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. Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, $5 Children, Children four and under free, all admissions plus HST.

Dec 12
Sobey's Ira Needles Christmas Gifts in a Jar for Kids $5 +tax
Registration, call Jenny 519-501-1858

AG Holiday Warm-up
Thursday Dec 13 2012, 6-9pm
Location:Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Address:101 Queen Street North
Come out of the cold and celebrate the season with the Kitchener Public Library and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery! Join us at KW
AG for refreshments, a winter photobooth, holiday storytelling, and art activities for all ages. Visit KW
AG’s Ecotopia exhibition and sign out specially selected holiday books from the KPL catalogue with your KPL card.

Dec 14
Sobey's Ira Needles Christmas Treats For Kids - FREE
Registration, call Jenny 519-501-1858

A Heritage Christmas
Friday, December 14
3:30pm – Sunday, December 23, 2012
Location: Country Heritage Park in Milton
Summary: Santa, elves, real reindeer, pony & horse drawn carriage rides, decorating gingerbread men, making ornaments, listening to an storyteller, holiday cut-outs for photo ops, Candyland confectionery, outdoor BBQ, hot holiday drinks, and lots of gorgeous holiday lights. This event is wheelchair accessible, including the tractor pulled tram to & from the parking lots.
$1 from each ticket sold is proudly donated to Sick Kids Hospital.
Cost: VIP Tickets $17 for adults, $15 for children & Seniors, Toddlers 1 and under are FREE. VIPs Get in early for personal visit with Santa & free pony ride General Admission tickets: Adults $15 ; Children (12 & under) & Seniors $12 - Toddlers (1&under) FREE.
Phone number: (519) 744-1355
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides with Santa
Dec 15th every hour $20 per person, Nith Ridge Estates Ayr

Skate with Santa
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Come out and skate with Santa at the Waterloo Public Square!

Phil Kline's Unsilent Night
Monday, December 17, 7:00pm
Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson Street
Music, art and architecture combine for an avant-garde experience. Bring your mp3 with speakers or your portable CD player and join the moving symphony. More Unsilent Night details

Starry Night at Waterloo Region Museum (DOON)
Saturday, Dec. 22, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy Doon Heritage Village beautifully lit by lantern light on a winter night under the stars! You'll feel the spirit of Christmas at Starry Night. Presented by the Friends of Waterloo Region Museum. $20/adult, $10/child (plus HST)
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER contact 519-748-1914

Dec 22

Sobey's Ira Needles - Gingerbread House Decorating $6.99
Registration, call Jenny 519-501-1858

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