Wednesday, November 30, 2022

See all things Merry and Bright at Illumi in Mississauga Ontario

We were invited to Illumi in Mississauga Ontario last week, and as you see it really lights things up! 
Diane found some new friends

and spent the evening walking through the beautiful light displays.  Below are just a few examples of how Merry and Bright the Illumi light installations are.

This fun video gives you a quick glimpse of all the glimmering lights at Illumi

Plus, there is a Carousel to ride during your visit.

Can you believe how phenomenal this is?  Wait until you see it in person
It is definitely a must-see attraction this holiday season!

Get Going to Illumi
You can find Illumi at 7174 Derrycrest Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5W 1N4  
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your GPS input 7150 Derrycrest Drive, Mississauga. 

Once you arrive, plan for about an hour of walking through all the various displays. Please note this is an outdoor event, so make sure to dress for the weather. Also, keep your phone charged as you are going to want to take a lot of pictures!

Get Your Tickets
Pricing varies by age, and the day of the week you choose.  
Make sure to get your tickets before they are gone!

For more information about Illumi, visit the website: or follow them at these social handles

FB: @illumiMississauga  

IG: @illumiMississauga  

Twitter: @illumiinsauga  

TikTok: @illumiinsaug

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Step into Santa's Dance Party December 4, 2022 at Tapestry Hall Cambridge - Enter to Win


The Christmas season has arrived and Tapestry Hall in Cambridge wants to celebrate with your family at their Santa's Dance Party event on December 4, 2022. This event takes place at 74 Grand Ave. S. in Cambridge from 10am-3pm and limited tickets are available.

Who wouldn't want to attend a dance party with Santa and his friends?  

There will be lots of fun at this year's festivities.  Activities include:
Kids will have the chance to:
☕️Sip on hot cocoa
💌Confess their holiday wishes in a letter to Santa
🎅Take a picture with Santa in his sleigh
🎄Create ornaments to put up on the tree or gift to beloveds
👾Play interactive games
🕺🏼Dance with Santa's Elves
♦️Swing on the Candy land Swing
🎈Balloon Entertainment by Drew Ripley
Feeling hungry after all the fun? Kids eat half off at Foundry Tavern with every purchase of a child ticket!
Visit to grab your tickets!

Get Your Tickets 
Prices are
$25 Per Child which includes one round of each station
$5 Per Adult.which includes choice of hot chocolate or coffee
To purchase tickets for Santa's Dance Party, visit

Enter to Win
We are thrilled to you that we also have a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Santa's Dance Party to giveaway (family four pack of tickets includes 2 parent and 2 child tickets to the event).
The contest listed below (it might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form) is for tickets only.  You must provide your own transportation.  Be sure to leave a comment with why you want to win. It works best if you are logged into your Google Account

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Holiday Lights, Santa Claus Parade, Christkindl Market, Christmas, Tree Lightings and more November and December Activities in the Kitchener Waterloo Area


Please check all the links listed as info tends to change without our knowledge.  We also suggest you go through the full list as some activities require you to pre-register and many have limited spaces. Dates/Times and Prices Vary.
The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS (daily/weekly events) and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS


Attractions ONTARIO coupons for

Max's Sportsworld

Cambridge Libraries Calendar

Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events

Joseph Schneider Haus events

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays

LAUNCH Waterloo offers free STEAM programs for kids! 6-week team-based, super fun programs introducing, exploring and engaging in all things coding, science, technology, climate and so much more. Learn more and sign up today

Wellbeing Waterloo Region Calendar

Kitchener Market Events Calendar


Free Skating @ Activa Arena Thursdays and Fridays 10:15am to Noon


Pre-book Santa visits at Conestoga Mall

Wonders of Winter in Waterloo Park Begins November 26

Christmas Fantasy in Kitchener - December Date TBD

Walk of Lights - various dates in December Registration

Enter our CONTESTS

November 17
Esports at Bingemans

Family Bowing at St. Andrew's Church

November 17-20
St Jacobs Sparkles events Part 1

November 18 

Movember KW at Kitchener Rangers Community Corner!!!

November 19
KW Santa Claus Parade at 10am

Cambridge Santa Claus Parade at 6pm

November 20

Cookies and Kids Theater presents… Comedy in Motion
Show starts at 1:30 pm- doors open at 1 pm
Cambridge Centre for the Arts- Toyota Room, floor 3A
Tickets $5 each - available online or in person at any City of Cambridge Recreation Centre (activity code: 40189)

November 24-27
St. Jacobs Sparkles Part 2

November 26

Brantford Santa Claus Parade & Party After the Parade in Harmony Square

Join us for the Parade After Party on Saturday, November 26, 2022 after the Santa Claus Parade. Harmony Squirrel will kick-off the holiday season with the tree lighting ceremony in the square. Families of all ages will enjoy the night with several free holiday activities.

Free take-home photos with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus
Meet and greet with The Grinch and Cindy Loo Who
Meet and greet with The Rose Princess
Free hot chocolate donated by Tim Hortons and carnival treats
Live holiday music performed by Jacob D’Souza on the Bell Stage
Mini ferris wheel ride

November 27

November 26-27
Downtown Kitchener Paw-liday Festival

November 30
CP Holiday Train
4pm in Cambridge and 5:20pm in Ayr

December 1-4

December 1-10
KW Musical Productions - The Addams Family 

December 2
Tree Lighting Uptown Waterloo at Waterloo Public Square

December 2-4

December 3
Hespeler (Cambridge) Santa Claus Parade at Noon

Elmira Santa Claus Parade at 1pm

Woodside Historic Site - King Family Christmas Adventure

December 4
New Hamburg Santa Claus Parade at 6pm

Santa's Dance Party at Tapestry Hall Cambridge 
Santa will be stopping off at Tapestry Hall on Sunday, December 4th to kick off the holiday festivities!

Kids will have the chance to:
☕️Sip on hot cocoa
💌Confess their holiday wishes in a letter to Santa
🎅Take a picture with Santa in his sleigh
🎄Create ornaments to put up on the tree or gift to beloveds
👾Play interactive games
🕺🏼Dance with Santa's Elves
♦️Swing on the Candy Land Swing

🎈Balloon Entertainment by Drew Ripley

December 8

December 9
Christmas Tyme in Wellesley with Live Nativity, Parade and more

December 10
Polar Express - Family Favourites at Cineplex 11am

December 11

Winter Open Days at the Donkey Sanctuary in Puslinch 

December 17
Heritage Pet and Garden Ayr Fundraiser

December 17-31
Sparkles in the Park in Guelph

December 18
Storybook Events Snow Ball -Two Time Slots Available

Menorah Lighting at Waterloo Public Square at 5:30 

December 24
Christmas Eve

December 25
Christmas Day

December 28-30

December 31

Kitchener City Hall Free Skate and DJ at Carl Zehr Square
Guelph Fireworks at Sparkles in the Park

More events will be added as they are announced

Monday, November 14, 2022

Paw Patrol Live Tickets are Great Christmas Gifts to Give - Enter to Win

We'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, we did receive complimentary passes to this show, but this just means we're able to offer you a chance to win tickets too! Enter the contest at the end of this post! 

We know our readers love PAW PATROL. With the Christmas season just around the corner, we wanted to let you know that you can now purchase tickets to Paw Patrol Live - Heroes Unite.  This show is coming to the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium with performances on June 6th and 7th. How excited would your little ones be to get tickets to see their favourite pups? We think Paw Patrol Live - Heroes Unite tickets will make great Christmas gifts!

The PAW Patrol is on the lookout for Adventure Bay’s Top Heroes in the brand-new live show!


Calling all good citizens! The PAW Patrol is yelping for help as they face their greatest challenge yet. Mayor Humdinger has dognapped Robo Dog and cloned him, causing chaos all over the world. It’s up to the pups to catch those clones, rescue Robo Dog and show that when the going gets “ruff,” lending a paw makes you the ultimate TOP HERO!


PAW Patrol Live! “Heroes Unite” is coming to Kitchener for 3 PAWSOME shows!

Tickets are on sale now at The Aud Box Office and through


Go to  for more info.

Enter to Win
Enter for a chance to win tickets to the June 6th performance at 6pm below. The contest listed below (it might take a minute to load the rafflecopter contest form) is for tickets only.  You must provide your own transportation.  Be sure to leave a comment with why you want to win.
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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Bingemans Gift of Lights and Jingle Bell Rock are Bringing JOY to the Holiday Season

As in years past, we always kick off the holidays with a trip to the Gift of Lights at Bingemans.  This year's VIP Event was extra special as we were able to preview their brand-new Jingle Bell Rock holiday lights too!  Here you can see my live stream as I walked through it for the very first time.

The Gift of Lights and Jingle Bell Rock offer Two Holiday Experiences 

The Gift of Lights is a drive-thru light display, with the exception of a few walk-thru nights. It runs from November 12 to New Year's Eve.  This year's display was so fun and we really enjoyed the Twelve Days of Christmas theme!

Jingle Bell Rock is an area where you can stroll through the holiday lights, listen to Christmas music and try out some hands-on activities (additional charges apply festive drinks,snacks and cookie decorating). It runs from November 12 to January 7. To see the whole list of entertainers coming to Jingle Bell Rock visit the Calendar of Events.
Even in the rain we found it beautiful. Just look at the reflections on the walkway.

It was wonderful to see the large tree change as we went along too.

We think it will be a great place for those festive photos! 

You can see the photos of our full experience at Bingemas at or clicking the image below

Get Your Tickets Now and Save!
Bingemans Gift of Lights and Jingle Bell Rock are two separate ticketed events, but if you purchase your Gift of Lights tickets online at you can scroll down and add Jingle Bell Rock as an Add-On and save on the admission price.

For more information, visit these links