This week we have a diverse choice of events and things to do! From holiday dinosaurs to bee-keeping workshops and so much more in between! Scroll down to find out what’s on in Markham – 16th Dec – 22nd Dec and have a fun week!
Ho Ho Holiday 5K – until Dec 31st
The HoHoHoliday 5K is the most festive FUN run in Canada! Be a part of a holiday movement and join 10,000 Santa’s virtually across Canada who are spreading cheer in their local community while choosing to raise funds to support Make-A-Wish Canada. Each registration includes a Santa suit, finishers medal, holiday treat, timing app, and shipping. This is a fun and active way for families and friends to come together, dress up as Santa and celebrate the Holiday Season in a meaningful way… And oh ya, this is a FUN RUN so you can take your time, set a new world record, walk it, or jog it… Just make sure to take a picture of you and your crew in that awesome Santa suit! #HoHoHoliday5k
For more details click here. Price: $40-$55
Christmas at the Castle – until Dec 30th
If you are planning a day trip, consider experiencing the magic of the season at Casa Loma’s Christmas at the Castle. Visitors will be surrounded by magic throughout the castle interior, resplendent with festive décor including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall, and a stunning collection of other signature holiday trees decorated by renowned Canadian designers. Younger guests will thrill to visit Santa in his castle workshop and visit with live holiday mascots, and more.
Casa Loma will again host a toy drop off for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish. Additionally, one dollar from each adult admission during Christmas at the Castle will be donated to the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish Foundation.
For more details click here. Price: from $20
Dino Holiday at Markham Fairgrounds – Dec 17th – Jan 3rd
Dino Holiday consists of over 40 species of your favourite dinosaurs that move, roar and excite. They are Canadas largest indoor dinosaur amusement park complete with all of your favourite species and new ones you can discover. Complimented with amusement rides, Dino Holiday is a perfect way to spend quality family time over the holidays. Save 20% on Pre-Purchased Tickets with code: LASTCHANCE
*20% Off Discount is valid for any ticket pre-purchased by December 16 at 11:59 pm.
For more details click here. Price: $12.50
Alice in Wonderland Virtual Musical – Dec 18th & 19th
ROSS PETTY INVITES YOU TO “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!”
Enjoy the fun this winter holiday season as Ross Petty Productions offers your family the chance to Choose Your Own Adventure with our brand new virtual musical ALICE IN WINTERLAND. Will Alice follow the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, get invited to the Mad Hatter’s tea party, or learn the latest TIK TOK dance craze? YOU DECIDE! For 24 joyful years at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre, their shows have been the favourite family destination for Ontarians every December. This year, concerned for their audience and performers that it’s still too early to safely return to live performances, the holiday “Panto” will be enjoyed across Canada with our uniquely raucous production. Cheer for Alice, boo for Frostina, and sing along to your favourite pop tunes. When Alice asks the mysterious ChesPfizer cat which way she should go, once again….you get to choose her “curiouser and curiouser” adventure! There’s no mystery about the fact that your family will have the time of their lives with ALICE IN WINTERLAND!
For more details click here. Price: $35 per household.
Earthbound Kids Winter Break Camp – Dec 20th – 23rd
Join Earthbound Kids for fun-filled festive weeks on the Earthbound farm! They will be offering both Saddle Club and Treetop camp programs over the 2021 winter school break. Come for all days or just a few, we will have enjoyable activities for any weather and all ages.
Their popular Saddle Club program for kids 6 to 12 years offers a great opportunity for kids to learn to ride and care for horses. More experienced young riders have a chance to improve their skills while everyone has fun with friends in the fresh outdoors. Their Treetop program for kids 4 to 12 years offers a fun well-rounded day where kids get a chance at horseback riding, sports, arts & crafts and more.
December 20-23, 2021
December 27-30, 2021
9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
Before & After Care Available
For more details click here. Prices from $75 per day
Treewalk Village Winter Visits – Dec 20th – Dec 23rd
Treewalk Village in Stouffville will now be staying open through winter 2021/22!
Open by reservation Thursday to Sunday. Special Winter Open Dates: Dec 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30. Reservations are required. Climb from tree house to tree house through 8 ft tall hammocks, nets, and wood bridges! Descend to the ground on slides, play on our treewee obstacle courses and other forest games! This is a 2 h activity, and although it is open to all ages, it is ideal for ages 3-7. Spaces are very limited and the parks are booking full on most days so be sure to reserve ahead of time.
For more details click here. Price: from $32 for 1 adult and 1 child.
Frozen Fairways at CF Markville Mall – Dec 21st – 28th
Enjoy a Canadian twist on mini-golf! Trade in your golf club and golf ball for a hockey stick and puck to play through 9 festive holes outside, at participating CF properties. Bundle up and get ready for some (safe!) outdoor fun with the family this holiday season! Enhanced safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is safe and comfortable. There is a $5 fee to reserve your tee-off time, booked through online reservations only. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity, and CF will be matching your donation. Space is limited so be sure to reserve your tee-off time now! RBC credit cardholders – be sure to show your card at the event for a sweet surprise!
For more details click here. Price: $5
IllumiNATION! Celebration of Lights Across Canada – Dec 21st – Jan 7th
Let yourself be dazzled by IllumiNATION — A celebration of the winter solstice, a television show broadcast on December 21, 2021, and available until January 7, 2022. This show invites you to discover the traditions, legends and customs from around the country. Tune in on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at 8 pm (local time) for the premiere broadcast on the Canadian Heritage YouTube, Rogers TV and OMNI Television. The broadcast will be available until January 7 through participating cable companies. Multiple artistic presentations from across the country will be offered for your entertainment.
For more details click here.
BEE the Movement – Dec 17th 6.30pm
TRCA is excited to work with Alveole to bring you a free workshop all about urban agriculture!
Chicken keeping, rooftop gardens, vertical farming, and creating community – this workshop takes participants a few steps out of the beehive and into the broader and inspiring movement of urban agriculture. Whether it be the massive success of WW2 homefront victory gardens on front lawns, the reappropriation of downtown vacant lots to host community gardens or the conversion of urban rooftops into greenhouses that produce tens of thousands of pounds of food a year, the urban agriculture movement holds a contagious passion for creativity when it comes to (re)imagining our cities.
Follow along as an Alvéole beekeeper walks you through pivotal moments of the North American movement for greener cities and a closer relationship to food, touching on exciting contemporary innovations and inspiring local initiatives. Participants are sure to leave with a fresh lens when it comes to urban space (and maybe even the desire to grow a tomato!)
For more details click here. Price: FREE