Wednesday, December 28, 2022

January 2023 Levees, Kidspark Winter Festival, Community Skate Times and lots more Stuff to do 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


Indoor Skateboard Park @ Queensmount Arena - various dates and times

Our BEST PLACES TO TOBOGGAN LIST can be found at there are even great recommendations in the comments of that post too!

When it is Outdoor Skating Weather, find rinks below

Outdoor Rink at The Hemlock Barn St. Jacobs

Outdoor Skating Rinks in Guelph

FREE COMMUNITY SKATING AT VARIOUS ARENAS IN KITCHENER then select Free Community Skating for schedule

Other Ongoing Activities
Laurel Creek Conservation Area (Waterloo) and Shade’s Mills Conservation Area (Cambridge) Snow Shoeing and Cross-Country Skiing info  NOTE *Admission fee when an attendant is on duty.


Would you like to introduce your young child to French?  Would you like to have fun while you learn together?    French-English Sing-A-Longs are engaging, interactive, and geared towards children!
 Kids love the actions and movement!  Parents love the familiar lyrics and rhythms that encourage easy memorization!  Everyone loves the music!
This in-person program is ideal for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who are little sponges at absorbing new languages, yet cannot yet sit still for a traditional school or class setting.  Parents participate in the class, so learning can continue outside of class for those who want to keep on singing!  Have a little one who will not sit still?  Welcome!  Have a little one who is attached at the hip?  Welcome!  
Classes are available in Kitchener, Waterloo and Wilmot, Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday mornings.  Classes start the week of January 16th.   Discount for siblings.  12 children/students enrolled per class, plus a parent/adult.
Come and join us!  Make new friends who are fellow language learners!  Let's adventure together!
 Website for more info:
Questions?  Feel free to ask!!!


Youth Council at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery begins in January and runs every second Tuesday until June for ages 14-21. Info at

Jingle Bell Rock continues at Bingemans until January 7th (Gift of Lights is not available in January) Info at

illumi Mississauga runs until January 29 for those who don't mind a little road trip this time of year

January 3
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery at Centre in the Square Stroller Tour
Visit the Gallery with your little ones and enjoy some adult conversation and coffee! This casual guided tour will introduce parents and caregivers to our current exhibitions.

Drop-in from 10am-12pm
Guided tour from 10:30-11:30 am
Free Admission

January 3-7
Kidspark Winter Festival - various KPL Locations and times. Info at

January 5
Movie Day @ Baden Library - The Bad Guys. Registration required. Info at

Teen Movie Night in Elmira - Movie Shorts 4 (Climate) Change.Inspired by the work of Environmental Activitist Greta Thunberg 

January 6
Printmaking for ages 13-18 at Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery at Centre in the Square

January 8
Family Sunday at Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery at Centre in the Square

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Oxford Auditorium and the Mutual/Market Buildings, on the Woodstock Fairgrounds, at 875 Nellis Street in Woodstock, Ontario. Various admission prices listed at

2023 Waterloo Council Kickoff party! Noon-2pm
This family-friendly event will include free skating, a special Storytime with Councillors, hot beverages and more! All are welcome. No registration required.
Location: RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON, N2K 4K4

New Year's Levee KITCHENER: Free carnival-themed celebration under the big top at KitchenerCity Hall 1:30-4pm 
vintage carnival games and prizes
photo booth and tickle trunk
face painting with Busy Bees Parties
Zentastic Balloon Creations
Big Smiles Company’s magic and balloon creations
live performances by Juneyt Yetkiner and others
skating on Carl Zehr Square
Kitchener Public Library craft table

Mayor's Levee NORTH DUMFRIES (Ayr):
Celebrate the New Year with a free skate from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and a reception in MacNeil Hall from 1:00-3:00 p.m. with members of Council, local community organizations and your neighbours. Refreshments provided. Musical entertainment provided by the Hot Ayr Band from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
January 10-11
KW Glee performs with the KW Symphony at Centre in the Square. Tickets are $37.50+fees

January 14
Kitchener Youth Dance Fundraiser – Country Hills Community Centre 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST 
For ages 7-13

January 15
Free Skate at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium at 2pm. Registration required. Sign up at

January 20
Family Literacy Skate at RIM Park 10:30am-Noon 

January 27
Family Literacy Day
Community Heroes Storytime at the Guelph Public Library at 10:30am followed by Activities and Art at 11am
Drop into our Westminster Square Branch for a family storytime full of fun songs and stories about our community heroes with special visits from some of our local Guelph community heroes. Preschool to Grade 6. No registration required. 
100-31 Farley Drive
Guelph, Ontario N1L 0B7

January 28
Winterloo in Uptown Waterloo

January 28
CloutsnChara Sports Card Traders Day 1-5pm

Looking Ahead
The KW Titans Tickets will be going on sale soon! Learn more about our Community Engagement Roles at

KW Symphony Kinderconcerts Return in February

February 3 and 4
Playful Fox Presents Dial M for Murder in Paris Ontario

Get Ready for February with this Family Craft idea

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