Cool stuff this weekend

Event listing for Ontario

Acton Santa Claus Parade
Parade starts Saturday at 1 p.m.
Free
Bradford Santa Claus Parade
Parade starts Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Free
Brampton LaserSpectacular in 3D – Pink Floyd
Paramount’s LaserSpectacular features Dark Side of the Rainbow followed by the best of Pink Floyd, including The Wall. Takes place at the Rose Theatre.
$
Brampton Santa Claus Parade
Parade takes place Saturday at 5pm.
Free
Burlington An Old Fashioned Christmas at Ireland House
See baking demonstrations, tour the Ireland House decked out for the holidays, make crafts, visit Santa’s Cabin & Workshop and more.
$
Burlington MEC Snowfest
Snowfest is an in-store free event for all ages. Free workshops, kids activities, prizes, as well as connect with clubs, experts and vendors who will be ready to get you geared up for your favourite activity this winter season.
Free
Burlington Meet Santa and his Reindeer at Royal Botanical Gardens
Weekends, November 17th to December 22nd; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$
Burlington Santa Arrives at Burlington Mall by Helicopter
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday there will be live entertainment, free hot chocolate, and free gifts for the first 1200 children. After a short parade through the mall, Santa will settle into his cabin at Centre Court and be available for photos from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. that day.
Free
Cambridge Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Saturday at 6pm.
Free
Chatham Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Free
Cobourg Cobourg Santa Claus Parade
Parade starts Sunday at 2 p.m.
Free
Collingwood Holiday House Tour
An opportunity to gain access to six beautiful and uniquely decorated homes within the towns of Collingwood, Blue Mountains and Thornbury Area.
$
Georgetown Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Saturday at 5 p.m.
Free
Goderich Goderich Santa Claus Parade
Parade starts Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Free
Guelph Santa Claus Parade
Parade starts Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Free
Halton Hills Holiday House Tour
6 homes will be decorated for the Christmas season and open for the public to view on this self guided house tour.
$
Hamilton Hamilton Music Awards
Takes place over three nights and will feature over 80 musical acts in clubs and theatres throughout downtown Hamilton.
$
Ingersoll Santa’s Village (pdf)
Come out every Friday and Saturday night to see Santa or participate in our winter themed activities.
Free / $
Kingston Food and Wine Show
Over 150 vendors featuring local and international wines and spirits and beer. Local and artisan foods, restaurants, catering and more. Sample, taste, shop and savour.
$
Kingston Nighttime Santa Parade
Parade starts Saturday at 5 p.m.
Free
Kingsville Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Free
Lakefield Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Sunday at 1 p.m.
Free
London MEC Snowfest
It’s a free event for all ages offering informative clinics and workshops, the latest gear from the best brands, community groups and special activities for children! Get info on places in and around London like Fanshawe Conservation Area, Circle R Ranch and Boler Mountain.
Free
London SuperDogs
Watch as the dogs dance, jump, leap, weave, move and groove to the beats of hip-hop and rap at the Budweiser Gardens.
$
Milton Christmas Open House with Santa at Springridge Farm
Visit with Santa! Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie.
Free / $
Milton Heritage Parade of Lights at Country Heritage Park
A parade of vintage tractors and machinery decorated with coloured festive lights. Tractor drawn wagon rides.
$
Milton Santa Arrives at Milton Mall
Santa arrives at 11:00 am Saturday and will be at his workshop ready for visits and photos until 5 p.m.
Free
Milton Santa Claus Parade
Parade starts Sunday at 2 p.m.
Free
Mississauga Seasons Christmas Show
Food and fashion, home décor and whimsical displays and a variety of exciting workshops.
$
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
Parade starts Saturday at 11 a.m.
Free
Oakville Santa Claus Parade
The 2012 Parade takes place Saturday, November 17th beginning at 9 am. The Parade will begin at Lakeshore Road and Reynolds, go west on Lakeshore to Kerr Street, north on Kerr and end at Kerr and Stewart Streets.
Free
Orillia Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Sunday at 1 p.m.
Free
Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Saturday at 10 a.m.
Free
Port Dover Annual Christmasfest
1:00 pm Santa arrives by fish tug escorted by the Canadian Coast Guard and the parade starts shortly after.
Free
St. Marys Santa Claus Parade and Lighting of the Festive Outdoor Light Display
Takes place Friday at 7 p.m.
Free
Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
Takes place Saturday November at 5:30 p.m.
Free
Toronto 100th Grey Cup Fest
The 100th anniversary of the Grey Cup is celebrated for 10 days across the city of Toronto, with street fairs, concerts and more.
Free / $
Toronto Bloor Yorkville Holiday Magic
Visit the Village of Yorkville Park to kick off the Holidays with a special lighting ceremony, complete with wonderful live music, holiday characters, hot cider and cookies! Hosted by Global Toronto’s Liza Fromer and Antony Robart. Featuring special musical performance by Matt Dusk.
Free
Toronto Buskertainment – Winter Magic
See a stilt walker, illusionist, human statue, and more as they perform throughout Downtown Yonge.
Free
Toronto Christmas at Black Creek
Horse-drawn wagon rides, sit with Santa and cookie decorating, plus many more fun activities.
$
Toronto Entertainment District Winter Tree Lighting Event
Dance on the sustainable dance floor to help light the tree.
Free
Toronto Gourmet Food & Wine Expo
Sample from over 1,500 fine wines, beers and spirits, mingle with Toronto’s top chefs.
$
Toronto Learn to Skate at the Natrel® Rink on Harbourfront
Harbourfront Centre offers over 100 classes for kids, teens and adults of all skill levels. All lessons take place on the gorgeous Natrel™ Rink, located on Queens Quay West on the scenic shores of Lake Ontario.
$
Toronto Microsoft Store Opening with Train and Wayne Gretzky
Opens at At Yorkdale Mall.
Free
Toronto Robots Rule! At the Ontario Science Centre
This weekend only. Robotics developers from many colleges and universities showcase their latest developments in robotics research for new and amazing uses. The exhibit includes demonstrations, new developments in robotics research, try-it robotic areas and programming activities for kids and adults.
$
Toronto Santa Claus Parade
The parade starts Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Christie Pitts.
Free
Toronto Winter Woofstock 2012
Takes place at the Direct Energy Centre.
$
Whitby Holiday House Tour
View 9 homes decorated for the holidays by famed interior designers and home décor retailer.
$
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