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

What can we do this weekend in Niagara

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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

Family Day Niagara

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!


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.


Family Day Niagara

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


Family Day Niagara

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:


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.


Family Day Niagara

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.


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

Vale Centre

$1.50 per skater.


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