Sunday, November 11, 2012

Movember Kids, Stork and Stroller and Christmas Activities and Events in the Kitchener Waterloo Area 2012

Movember Kids

Yesterday was our first Movember Kids KW event.  I'm thrilled to say it was well attended and all kinds of awesome!  Thank-you to everyone who came to partake in the Movember Festivities!  A big thank-you to AJ Bridel for making her first appearance after CBC's OVER THE RAINBOW with us and Tracey Waterman for getting all of KW hyped for the show!

Thank-yous also go out to Breanne of Bre Creative and Jim for providing entertainment.  Thanks to Jennifer of Sportco for the great activity sheets & skate sharpening coupons and Erica of Bassgiraffe's Thoughts for the raffle prize!

Of course we want to thank our friend Michele of the Kitchener Market for co-hosting the event for us and providing the Kids In The Kitchen Moustache Pizzas and Moustache Cookies!

You can see pics of the fun here . Make sure to tag yourself if you're in them!

If you're planning on attending the Stork and Stroller Show at Bingemans on Nov 18th here's a coupon for you!

There is so much going on with Movember happening now and Christmas coming soon so I did my best to compile it all so you can mark your calendars!
Additional events will be added along the way.

Classic Fine Cuisine Series at the Kitchener Market (for adults)

Join Chef Bruce as he leads you on an introduction to classic culinary creations with easy to follow recipes that you can create at home!
Impress your friends and family during the holiday season with your new classic cooking skills!

Week 1
Roast Tomato Bisque
Chicken Fricassé with petit pommes
French Lemon Tart

Week 2
Sweet Sherry Consommé
Beef Stroganoff with egg noodles
Chocolate Crème brûlée

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Nov. 13 & 20
$69 dollars for series including dinner and a free gift.

St. Jacobs Sparkles
Horse drawn trolley rides, demos and more Nov 15-18
see website for dates and times of activities

K-W Weavers' & Spinners' Guild Fall Show & Sale

Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18, 2012
Location: RIM Par
2001 University Avenue
Waterloo, ON
 Display and sale of uniquely designed articles by local fibre artists including: handspun, placemats, tea towels, runners, rugs, baby items, scarves, shawls, blankets and many other handmade articles. November 16 from 1pm-9pm; November 17 from 10am-5pm; November 18 from 12pm-4pm.
Phone number: 519-576-2854

Joseph Schneider Haus Link with The Past Butchering Bee

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Location: 466 Queen St (S)
Summary: Delford Schultz a local butcher will be on hand to share his butchering expertise, costumed staff will be busy making heritage recipes. The Authentic country smoke house will be fired up all weekend long. Something for everyone!
Phone number: 519-575-4608


November 17, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's High School 1500 Block Line Rd. Kitchener.
Learn about diabetes & prevention. Cooking Demo with Chef D & Dietitian Christina Fernandez; Tips on Motivation & Lifestyle Change from Psychologist Shannon Currie; Exhibitor Tradeshow & MORE!
Call the Canadian Diabetes Association (519)742-1481 x 221 to pre-register or more info.


KW Santa Claus Parade

Saturday Nov 17th
Starts at 10am in Uptown Waterloo
The link says it will be at Kitchener City Hall at 11am

Cambridge Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 17, 2012
Location: Hespeler Road
Between Dunbar & Langs
Cambridge, ON
Summary: A brightly lit night parade filled with the bright colours and festive sounds of the season. Come join us in welcomng Santa and Mrs. Claus to Cambridge! Don't forget your food or cash donation to the Cambridge Self Help Foodbank, and your letter to Santa. Get there early and dress for the weather!
Phone number: 519-740-4681 x4214

Nov 18 Stork and Stroller Show see pic above for coupon!
November 18 from 10am-4pm
The Stork & Stroller Show offers amazing shopping, expert advice, professional services, entertainment and a guaranteed fun filled day out for the entire family.

This year, The Stork & Stroller Show will be in support of KidsAbility, an amazing organization that provides rehabilitation services for children residing in the Waterloo and Guelph-Wellington Region, serving children from birth to 18 years of age with a wide range of special needs. We are very excited to be able to help this organization by donating partial proceeds of the show!

WRPS Auxiliary Stuff A Cruiser Toy Drive

Monday, November 19, 2012
4 – 8pm
Location: Cambridge Centre
Summary: Help the Waterloo Regional Police Service Auxiliary make every child's Christmas special by helping to stuff a police cruiser with new, unwrapped toys. All toys donated support the Knights of Columbus New Toys for Needy Children campaign. Auxiliary Constables will be on location to accept your donation and you will receive a free photo with Santa courtesy of the Cambridge Centre.
Phone number: 519-653-7700 ext. 8865

Come cook with us at the Kitchener Market (adults & older kids)
November 21:

$39 per class, per person (inc. tax). Cost includes dinner and a free gift.
Register early as these popular cooking classes often sell out. Classes are limited to 14 participants to enhance learning experience. To register, call 519-741-2297 and ask for Michele!

November 22 (This one is just for adults)
The Sign Depot Presents #SignDepMO Movember Networking event
Calling all MoBros and MoSistas come and Network the heck out of that Moustache!

Not growing a Mo? Come along and encourage others who are!
Free event with a suggested $5 cash donation to Movember at the door.
Make sure to let everyone know you're attending by tweeting with the #SignDeMO hashtag on twitter!

The Tree of Bright Stars
Nov 23
A caring, comforting memorial where we can share our grief and acknowledge that for most of us, the holiday season will never be the happy time it used to be, since the loss of our loved one. This year's Tree of Bright Stars will be held on Friday, November 23,2012, at Grandview Baptist Church, Kitchener, ON. Doors will open at 6:15 pm

Christmas in Belmont Village

Saturday, November 24, 2012
11am – 3pm
Location: Belmont Avenue West
(Between Glasgow & Union)
Kitchener, ON
Summary: Free horse drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa and a Christmas wreath auction. All proceeds to JDRF.
Phone number: 519-745-2426

Twin City Harmonizer Christmas Concert

Saturday, November 24, 2012
2 – 7pm
Location: Calvary United Church
48 Hawksville Rd
St Jacobs
Summary: Join the Harmonizers and their Quartets for a program of Traditional Christmas songs. Musical guests will be A Touch of Class Ladies Quartet. Shows at 2pm and 7:30. Tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. To purchase tickets contact Ralph at 519-648-3358 or Dorothy at 519-885-5012. Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments will follow the concert. The church is wheelchair accessible and has hearing assisted.

Pre-Teen Video Dance Fundraiser

Saturday Nov 24 2012, 7-10pm
Location:Country Hills Community Centre
Address:100 Rittenhouse Road
Party Rockers Entertainment and Kitchener/Waterloo Minor Sports Groups are hosting a Pre-Teen Video Dance Fundraiser at Country Hills Community Centre (100 Rittenhouse Road) on Saturday February 11, 2012. This event is open to all students ages 7-13. Event runs from 7pm - 10pm. Tickets are only $10 at the door. Lots of great music and prizes.

The Guelph Concert Band presents "A Christmas Festival"

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Location: Harcourt United Church
87 Dean Avenue
Guelph, ON
Summary: Tickets are available from the River Run Centre, or for cash at the door: Adults $15, seniors/university students $10, eyeGO/children $5. Come and enjoy great music including the Nutcracker Suite, O Magnum Mysterium and A Christmas Festival.

HEY MOMS! Come bake with us at the Kitchener Market
Ladies’ Night Out!

Gather your girlfriends, daughters or mothers and head to the Kitchener Market for a well deserved night out! Enjoy wine, food, laughter and create memories with your favourite ladies while you learn simple and tasty recipes and tips.
The great cookie exchange
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6:30-9:30 pm
Take home* four new delicious recipes and four dozen cookies in time for your holiday cookie exchange or party. Paula Costa from the popular cooking blog, Dragons Kitchen, will get you inspired, organized and prepared for the holiday season.
Prior to class, dine on a light soup with a crusty roll, accompanied by cheese and wine.
* Please bring your own containers for your cookies.
$55 to register
Sign-up by emailing,
 or calling, 519-741-2297 or visit the market office, Tu-Fr, 9am-5pm and Sa, 7am-2pm.

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

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.

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.


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.

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

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