What can we do this Weekend? | November 17th Edition

What can we do this weekend in Niagara

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What Can We Do This Weekend?

Public Skating Niagara

St Catharines Santa Claus Parade
Come see Santa and all his friends march the downtown streets of St. Catharines! Canada Post will be there collecting letters for Santa along the parade route. You can also bring a non-perishable food item, hats or mittens for Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold. Check out the post-parade party at the Meridian Centre from 2pm-4pm. For the parade route and more information visit www.stcatharines.ca/SantaClausParade

Thorold Christmas Craft Show
The 21st annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Show will be held at Thorold Secondary School (Ormond St. N.). Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. join more than 80 juried artists and artisans at this popular two-day event. Admission is $2.00 and all proceeds go to support Thorold Secondary School. Free parking is available at the high school and at municipal parking lots. For more information please contact Cathy Henderson at 905-227-7248

Teddy Time Tales

Saturday, November 18th 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, November 18th | 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

Tell Tails: Therapy Tails Ontario

Saturday, November 18th | 2:15 PM – 3 PM Dr. Huq Family Library Branch Reading should be fun. By reading to a furry friend, children can improve their reading skills, confidence, interest, and enjoyment in reading. Every Therapy Tail dog is specially trained and certified to sit quietly and listen while your child reads aloud to it.

  • Ages 6 – 12
  • Free
  • Please register in advance 905-688-6103 ext 300

Christmas Mom to Mom Sale

Breakfast with santa St Catharines

Join us on Saturday, November 18th in Event Court and have Breakfast with Santa & Mrs Claus!

Enjoy children’s entertainers, characters, face painting, balloon animals, crafts and train rides!

Tickets are $10 per person*

Tickets available from Guest Services from November 1st @ 10:00 a.m.

* Children must be accompanied by an adult

Two Seating Options available:
1) 8:00am – 9:00am  (200 attendees)
2) 9:30am – 10:30am (200 attendees)  SEATING 2 – SOLD OUT

Ticket proceeds to be donated to Education Foundation of Niagara’s Winter Warmth Program.

Family Day NiagaraRidgeway Winter Market

Ridgeway Market   Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade

Family Day Niagara

Welland Farmers Market

Saturday, November 18th | 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.

Welland Santa Claus Parade 2017

Family Day Niagara

National Child Day Free Skate

Sunday, November 19th | 1 pm to 2 pm
Location: Pelham Arena – 1120 Haist St
Come Celebrate National Child Day with a FREE Public Skate at the Pelham Arena! “National Child Day celebrates children and demonstrates our respect for their rights and aspirations. This day holds special significance in our Town as Niagara was one of the first communities in Canada to institute a Charter of Rights for children.”


Family Day Niagara Winter Festival of Lights


Join us for the kick off the 35th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights season with Opening Ceremonies in Niagara Parks Queen Victoria Park on Saturday, November 18th, 2017! To celebrate this milestone season this year’s Opening Ceremonies will feature one of the world’s most exciting performance groups. Stay tuned for this entertainment announcement. Admission to the Opening Ceremonies is completely free! Bring the whole family to see the stunning entertainment show and our Flip-the-Switch ceremony where we will illuminate the over two million lights that make up our 8km long illumination route. Location: Queen Victoria Park at the intersection of Murray Street and the Niagara Parkway Showtimes: to be announced This is a rain-or-shine event. For more information on the Winter Festival of Lights visit www.wfol.com


Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade


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


Grandview Marketplace Niagara

Sunday, November 19th – 4pm – 9pm Monday, November 20th – 4pm – 9pm And Friday, November 25 – 2pm – 9pm Saturday, November 26 – 2pm – 9pm Sunday, November 27 – Noon – 5 pm Visit the Grand View Winter Marketplace in Niagara Parks (5920 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls) and explore the artisan market, featuring handmade crafts, gifts, and unique housewares, housed in quaint cabins set up along the parapet wall across from the falls. Across the street, you’ll find food trucks and family friendly games and activities, like giant-sized board games, workshops and performances. The Grand View Winter Marketplace is open on two weekends: November 19 – 20 and November 25-27, from 4pm to 9pm, at the bottom of Clifton Hill on the Niagara Parkway.

Family Day Niagara
Crock a doodle grimsby


It’s our 2ND Anniversary!

Thank you, GRIMSBY and our wonderful community of customers from far & wide, for 2 amazing years of business – we’re going to celebrate! Drop in today for in-studio pottery specials!

Celebratory treats & refreshments served all day!

Family Day Niagara

DIY Holiday Gifts: Sweet Treat Sleeves

Saturday, November 18th | 10am – 5pm

Smithville Public Library, 318 Canborough St, Smithville

Drop into the library and learn to make pretty sleeves to give your home baked goods away in!

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