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November 24th, 2015

Things to Do in December

“How did it get so late so soon?”
~Dr. Seuss

Even with the shortened daylight hours, there are lots of ways to get outside! Check out all the free and low cost family skate options around the Region in December and beyond – click here to see a listing of all the available options!

A Festival of German Christmas – The Christkindl Market takes place Thurs. Dec. 3rd- Sun. Dec. 6th at Kitchener City Hall, free admission. Candlelight Procession with the Grand Philharmonic Choir on Thurs. Dec 3 at 6:00 p.m. meet at Victoria Park Clock Tower at 5:30 p.m.and walk up Gaukel to City Hall. Over 70 food and gift vendors, 27 + performances by choirs, bands, and dance groups, live nativity, garden scale model railway, miniatures & steam engine, puppet show, and more. Free parking at City Hall lot on Saturday & Sunday. Info only: 519-741-2200 x 7387

Watch Victoria Park light up in celebration of the season on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 4-7 p.m. Celebration takes place on Roos Island (Victoria Park island). The event features live holiday performances, crafts for families, hot chocolate and more.

Saturday, December 12 (11-4pm) and Sunday, December 13 (10-4pm) join EAFWR for a photo with Santa, delicious treats and a holiday craft with a donation to EAFWR. We have created a calm and quiet atmosphere for anyone with a disability and/or sensory sensitivities (and their siblings) to come and meet Santa. Please call 519-741-0190 x 0 between 9-4:30 to register for
your time with Santa. *Due to demand, we are not able to accommodate walk-in visits.

Sunday December 13th from 1:30-3:30 the Idea Exchange | Queen’s Square Library hosts family-friendly art workshops; free and all materials are supplied. Email events@ideaexchange.org for more info!

On December 21st from 10-8pm, NFB Film Club hosts the “Shortest Day Filmfest” at the Idea Exchange | Queen’s Square Library. In celebration of the ‘shortest day’ they will screen the best in short films of all kinds for young children and families, free admission.

New Years Eve at Kitchener City Hall – join a celebration from a galaxy far, far away on December 31 as they welcome in 2016 at City Hall in downtown Kitchener. This years event features a variety of activities including: live entertainment on the main stage from 10 p.m. – midnight, ’80s Toy Con, retro arcade games presented by Canadian Toy Con, vintage gaming lounge presented by Games Exchange, Star Wars cosplay and photos,  trivia from the Star Wars movies, free public ice skating, food for purchase in support of the Rotary Club plus more!