What can we do this Weekend? | December 16th Edition

What can we do this weekend in Niagara

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What Can We Do This Weekend?

Public Skating Niagara

2nd Annual Port Dalhousie Christmas Market

December 15th – 17th | See opening times below

Join us for the Second Annual Port Dalhousie Christmas Market located on Hogan’s Alley in Port Dalhousie. Join us, gather with friends and family to celebrate the tradition and romance of Christmas. Get some Christmas shopping done whilst enjoying the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas Season!

This year’s market will include:
Unique products sold from European styled wood cabins, Santa’s photo booth, live entertainment, choirs, Christmas caroling, festive food and beverages, The Alley Bar & Grog House warming lounge, and more!

Admission is free but we kindly ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for Community Care. Bins will be located at the Christmas Market entrance.

DATES
December 15th – 17th

HOURS OF OPERATION
Friday 4pm – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm


Teddy Time Tales

Saturday, December 16th at the following St. Catharines Library locations: Dr Huq Family Branch | 10:15 AM Merritt Branch | 2:15 PM Port Dalhousie Branch | 2:15 PM


Story Corner

Saturday, December 16th | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Central Library, St. Catharines

Meet in the Children’s area at the Central Library every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring your favourite stuffed animal friend.

  • Free

Visit Santa!

The Pen Centre – PenStation (Event Court)

Drop into PenStation and leave your Christmas Wish List in Santa’s North Pole Mailbox!  Don’t forget to say hi to Santa to receive a candy cane, activity book and capture your moment with Santa.  (The set maybe closed occasionally so Santa can feed the Reindeer but he will be right back!

 

 

2nd Annual Rudolph Winter Wonderland Craft and Vendor Event

December 16, 2017 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

156 Martindale Rd.

61 crafters and business vendors to shop for your Christmas needs.
Accepting canned good for community care
Penny raffle table proceeds to Lincoln County Humane Society
Meet Rudolph!
Bring letters to Santa for Rudolph to deliver

 

Winter Solstice Mystic Wellness Bazaar

Join us on Saturday, December 16th from 11am – 5pm at the Merritton Community Centre located at 7 Park Avenue in St. Catharines, for our Winter Solstice Mystic Wellness Bazaar. A great place to get all that last minute holiday shopping done! This event will have both artisans, and direct sales to do your holiday shopping with.

Admission is $5 per person, proceeds are donated to Project Share. There will be Swag Bags for the first 100 guests, a penny sale, free parking, food available, & the site is wheelchair accessible.


 
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Ridgeway Winter Market

Ridgeway Market


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Welland Farmers Market

Saturday, December 16th | 6 am-Noon 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets) Local Farmers proudly share the excitement and flavour of the Welland Farmers’ Market with you. They’ve been luring locals and tourists every Saturday to the Market since 1907, with shelves of fresh fruits and vegetables, tasty meats, natural cheeses, local artisans, and baked goods.

Creative Christmas at The Seaway Mall

Saturday, December 16th | 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for some fun holiday crafts and face painting with Niagara Face Painting to get the most out of the holiday season.

Let the kids jump around on the Bouncer, while you take a well-deserved seat and watch them be jolly!

Where: Cinema Court, Seaway Mall

Family Day NiagaraWinter Festival of Lights

Visit the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls, Canada November 18, 2017 to January 31, 2018. This winter the Festival will be celebrating its 35th season! The festivities will kick-off with Opening Ceremonies on November 18 in Queen Victoria Park, admission is free! Tour the 8km long illumination route featuring millions of sparkling lights. Make It Your Winter Tradition!

WFOL Winter Fireworks Series

Friday, November 24, 2017 until Friday, January 26, 2018 9:00 PM to 9:10 PM

Queen Victoria Park

Presented by Fallsview Casino the winter fireworks series includes shows Fridays throughout the Festival at 9PM. Plus bonus shows Dec 23-29th for the holidays.

Every Friday night at 9PM from November 24th 2017 January 26th 2018


Christmas on ice Niagara

Fallsview Casino’s Christmas on Ice

A thrilling high-paced spectacle of world-class ice skating and holiday cheer, Fallsview Casino’s Christmas On Ice features a winter wonderland of national championship ice skaters, dancers, and singers that will fill you with the magic of the season. Dates, Showtimes and Ticket Purchases Here


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crockadoodle grimsbySpecial Event: Paint ‘Til You Faint!

Friday December 15th | 10am – 10pm

Paint till ya FAINT! Open late to finish up all those Christmas gifts!

Bring in the whole family and create together! Make gifts for everyone on your Christmas list…. all ‘one of a kind” AND  hand painted by you! Priceless keepsakes that everyone on your Christmas list will treasure forever!

Enjoy snacks and beverages for the whole family!


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What can we do this Weekend? | December 8th Edition

What can we do this weekend in Niagara

Welcome to the weekly newsletter…

What Can We Do This Weekend?

Public Skating Niagara

 

Winter Wonders Workshop at Rodman Hall

Sunday, December 10, 1 to 2:30 pm
Registration End Date: Dec/04/2017

Course Code | 26336
4 Yrs. & up, adult companion required
$5 per child | members FREE

Take your inspiration from the season as we create wintery art, crafts and holiday greeting cards. There will be a variety of activity centres to engage all ages. Note: Please only register the number of children attending, adult companions are required but registration not necessary. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.


Teddy Time Tales

Saturday, December 9th at the following St. Catharines Library locations: Dr Huq Family Branch | 10:15 AM Merritt Branch | 2:15 PM Port Dalhousie Branch | 2:15 PM


Story Corner

Saturday, December 9th | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Central Library, St. Catharines

Meet in the Children’s area at the Central Library every Saturday for 30 minutes of storytelling. Bring your favourite stuffed animal friend.

  • Free

 

 

Breakfast with Santa


 Family Day Niagara
Another small gathering of wonderful craftspeople offering gifts for the whole community. Shopping local supports the arts of handmade makers in Niagara. If you are a December shopper come and see our set up. No admission fee. Also view our newly renovated indoor lounge, bar, and restaurant.

Family Day NiagaraBrunch with Santa

Ridgeway Winter Market

Ridgeway Market


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Canada 150 Skating Day

Let’s glide into winter!

Join us as we celebrate the close of Canada’s 150th year.
Free skating for all community members.
Free swag and treats available.


  • When: Sunday, December 10, 2017
  • Time: 1:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location: Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena
  • Tickets: Free!

CHRISTMAS AT THE VILLAGE

Friday, December 8th | 6pm – 8pm

The event includes crafts, treats and a special visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus. Each child will also get a small gift!
$5 per family + a non-perishable food item in support of Open Arms Mission Welland.

Please RSVP with the # of adults & children, as well as the age(s) of the children to:

assistant@niagarasafetyvillage.com or (905) 714-4446

Welland Farmers Market

Saturday, December 9th | 6 am-Noon 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets) Local Farmers proudly share the excitement and flavour of the Welland Farmers’ Market with you. They’ve been luring locals and tourists every Saturday to the Market since 1907, with shelves of fresh fruits and vegetables, tasty meats, natural cheeses, local artisans, and baked goods.

 


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Pelham Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, December 9th | 1pm

Letters for Santa will be collected along the parade route!

PARADE ROUTE: Starting at Bethany Christian Reform Church (1086 Balfour St., Fenwick) heading North on Balfour Street to Canboro Road, West on Canboro Road to Church Street, North on Church Street to Centennial Park (999 Church St., Fenwick).

Join us at Centennial Park after the parade until 4pm for post celebrations- including food and activities! All are welcome!

Canada Skate 150


Family Day Niagara

 

 

Christmas Parade 2017
Saturday, December 9th |  11:00 am.

Parade Route

 

 

 

 

Fort George Garrison Christmas

December 9th & 10th | Noon – 4pm

Fort George National Historic Site’s weekend-long Garrison Christmas.

Gather your family and friends and come to Fort George for an afternoon full of exciting activities, crafts, and games celebrating Christmas! Christmas This is an annual family holiday event not to be missed.

Regular admission rates apply, which include activities, crafts, and games. Enjoy hot beverages and treats.

For more information, call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614.

 

Family Day Niagara Winter Festival of Lights

 

Pack some hot chocolate, bundle the kids in the car and take a night-time drive to see the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls with over two million lights on the 8km long illumination route.

For more information on the Winter Festival of Lights visit www.wfol.com

 


Lowe’s Winter Wonderland 2017

Friday, December 8th |  6pm to 9pm

7959 Mcleod Road, Niagara Falls

An evening to pick out your fresh cut Christmas Tree and enjoy an evening of fun for the whole family. Art’s and Crafts, Games, Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Ride the ever popular Tootsie Train donated by Heartland Forest in our winter wonderland path and more!

 


Christmas on ice Niagara

Fallsview Casino’s Christmas on Ice

A thrilling high-paced spectacle of world-class ice skating and holiday cheer, Fallsview Casino’s Christmas On Ice features a winter wonderland of national championship ice skaters, dancers, and singers that will fill you with the magic of the season. Dates, Showtimes and Ticket Purchases Here

 

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Here comes Santa Paws! We will be having Santa Paw Photos, Craft Sales, Carnival Games, Professional Photo’s, Dog Training on the Spot and More!

December 9th | 9am to 4pm

Santa Paw Photo’s | 11am to 3pm

Livingston Activity Center/Senior Center

18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby (Canadian Tire Plaza)

Come out for a fun-filled day for Mom, loved ones, your 4 Legged Family, and Friends!

crockadoodle grimsbyCandy Cane Fridays: Grinchy NIGHT OUT!

Friday, December 8th | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s a GRINCHY Night out! Drop the kids off with us and enjoy a few hours of free time to kick off your weekend and get ahead on your Christmas shopping! Your kids can paint and play with friends, and make some new ones, while they enjoy our classic Christmas movies!

We’ll be painting something GRINCHY and enjoy a pizza dinner, supervision, holiday movie and fun holiday treats!

$30+HST/child, ages 5+ welcome. Sign up with a friend! Preregistration is required either by filling out the form below or calling the studio!

FREE Canada 150 Public Skating

Sunday, December 10, 2017 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Peach King Arena

In partnership with Grimsby Minor Hockey and the Government of Canada.

There will be free Canada 150 skates occurring all over Canada on the same day.

Wear your Canada colours!

West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary Presents:

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA!

Saturday, December 9th | 8am – 12pm

Peach King Centre, upstairs room.

Tickets are $5.00/person or $20.00/family (Max. 5)

Available at the Auxiliary Office From November and at the door.

For the Younger ones, Santa’s Clauset.

A Shopping and wrapping area for kids only.

 

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All I want for Christmas Craft Show

Saturday, December 9th | 10am – 3pm

Guild Hall, 72 Charlotte St., Port Colborne

You will be in the mood for Christmas shopping at this December craft sale! Over 20 local artisans will be selling their handmade items.

Admission is free for shoppers to choose from unique items including fine art, jewellery, crocheted and knitted items, handmade teddy bears, painted wooden decor, one-of-a-kind greeting cards, jams and jellies, photography and more!

The venue is wheelchair accessible and food and beverages will be available at the Heartbeat Cafe on site.

CANADA 150 SKATING DAY

Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 12:00 – 1:50 pm.

Vale Centre

$1.50 per skater.

 

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Last Minute Gift Guide For Him

Kids Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again and we have sourced a few fun gift ideas for anyone that is stuck on what to buy. Most of the items can be purchased from Indigo as their shipping is amazing and will get to you before December 24th!

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM!

 

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  1. S’well Water Bottle | 2. Mug | 3. Laptop Bag | 4. Desk Toy | 5. Watch

6. Toque | 7. Phone Case | 8. Fitbit

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Holiday Gift Ideas | Gift Ideas For Her

Kids Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again and we have sourced a few fun gift ideas for anyone that is stuck on what to buy. Most of the items can be purchased from Indigo as their shipping is amazing and will get to you before December 24th!

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER!

 

holiday gift ideas1. Planner | 2.  Earphones | 3.  S’well Water Bottle | 4.  Perfume 

5. Phone Case | 6. Toque | 7. Scarf | 8. Arbonne Mascara | 9. Fitbit

 

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Holiday Gift Idea’s for Kids

Holiday Gift Idea’s for Him

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Kids Holiday Gift Ideas | Kids Gift Ideas

Kids Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year again and we have sourced a few fun gift ideas for anyone that is stuck on what to buy. Most of the items can be purchased from Indigo as their shipping is amazing and will get to you before December 24th!

KIDS HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS!

 

last minute gift ideas kids

  1. Emoji Pillow | 2.  Christmas Onesie | 3.  Paw Patrol Tower | 4.  S’well Water Bottle

5. Elf on the Shelf | 6. S’well Water Bottle | 7. Pop Socket | 8. Mini Boss Onesie

 

Need idea’s for Him or Her? Check out our Holiday Gift Series…

Holiday Gift Idea’s for Her

Holiday Gift Idea’s for Him

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