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Family Activities December 1, 2

Nov 30, 2018

Do you feel Christmas in the air? December is almost here - only a few weekends left till Christmas, so many family adventures to go to!

Ontario Early Years Centre – Nipissing
Stay and Play all day. Holiday Cards. At 12:30 pm Circle: Literacy rich songs, rhymes, finger plays and stories for everyone.
December 1, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 171 Chippewa Street West, North Bay, ON
705-474-8910 ext. 0

Almaguin Artisan Holiday Sale 
A showcase for artists and artisans. Unique gifts. One of a kind artwork, woodworking, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, sweaters and mitts, wreaths, artisanal food items and more.
December 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Near North Enviro-Education Centre, 140 Main Street, Sundridge, Almaguin Highlands

Christmas Bazaar
Over 25 vendors - knitting, crocheting, handmade jewelry, decor, Christmas wreaths and crafts, bath products, brand names and more. Also, a school run bake sale, door prizes, and a penny sale. Start your holiday shopping. All ages - $2.
December 1, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, St. Gregory School, 152 Fairview Lane, Powassan

Kids Only Christmas Bazaar
Come join us for our annual Kids Only Bazaar at St. Andrew's United Church, 399 Cassells Street, McIntyre Street entrance. This fun event, coming up on Saturday December 1st, is a time for kids ages 4 to 13 to Christmas shop for their families. Gift wrapping, and personal shopping assistance are available. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. and close at noon hour.
December 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Andrew's United Church, Cassells Street, North Bay

Humphrey Christmas Sale 
Christmas Sale, over 20 vendors selling unique handmade items that will make perfect Christmas gifts as well as some consultants (Epicure, Scentsy, Avon etc.). Free photo with Santa from 11am-1pm.
December 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Humphrey Arena, 15 Humphrey Drive, Parry Sound

A Hunt Through Whoville 
Attention all Who’s, we need your help to collect all the presents, trees, and stockings hidden in our stacks before the Grinch steals them for himself. If you find an item, your name will be entered into a draw to win movie passes.
Starts December 1, 10:30 am - 8:00 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan

Family Favourites: Elf
Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.
December 1, 11:00 am, Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, Lakeshore Drive, North Bay 

Saturday Public Skate
$2/skater, skates only; no boots, strollers or wagons. CSA approved helmets strongly recommended.
December 1, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, 7 Mary Street, Parry Sound

Makerspace & Lego Club
Makerspace: 12:00 - 1:00, Lego Club: 1:00 - 2:00 Weekly on Saturday. Starting at 12, tinker with some of the newest tech toys, gadgets and games. Then at 1:00, we break out the Lego and you can build the biggest, wildest creation you can think of.
December 1, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Powassan Library, 324 Clark Street, Powassan

Santa's Workshop
Our elves are getting ready for the holiday season at the Library. Stop in before the Parade of Lights for an afternoon of ornament making, a hot chocolate bar, and writing your letter to Santa. All ages are welcome.
December 1, 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm, Powassan & District Union Public Library, Clark Street, Powassan

MacTier Santa Claus Parade
The Lions Club of Mactier presents the annual Mactier Santa Claus Parade downtown on Saturday, December 1st, at 1pm. Visit Santa at the Community Centre afterwards.
December 1, 1:00 pm - 11:59 pm, MacTier - various locations, Georgian Bay

STEAM Saturdays at Callander Library
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Different programs being run every Saturday between 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. These are drop in programs, no registration required.
December 1, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 30 Catherine St W, Callander

Kid Zone Saturday At The Library
Join us for games on the Wii, classic board games, colouring, crafts and snacks every Saturday afternoon from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. This program is FREE, no registration required.
December 1, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Parry Sound Public Library, 29 Mary Street, Parry Sound

Christmas Begins In Kearney
Bouncy castle, action zone obstacle course, Paw Patrol, horse-drawn wagon ride. Kids Christmas crafts at Kearney Fire Hall, JR carving demo, hotdogs and hot chocolate. Santa’s Mailbox to drop off letters. Tree lighting and fireworks at 5 p.m.
December 1, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm, Kearney - various locations, Almaguin Highlands

Burk’s Falls Santa Claus Parade
Join in the fun and celebrate the holidays by welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus as they bring together a community of floats while they parade through the Village. Line up along Ontario or Yonge Street to enjoy in the holiday themed and decorated night time parade, starting at 6pm. Then join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a meet and greet at the Burk's Falls Legion Branch #405, right before they dance the night away at a family friendly dance.
December 1, 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm, Burk's Falls – Downtown, Ontario Street, Almaguin Highlands

Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival 2018
The 4th annual gchi dewin indigenous storytellers festival 2018 is November 30 to December 2, 2018. All events are free and open to the public: Our Beautiful Land Film Festival, Storytelling Show, Festival Market, Cottagers and Indians play, and more.

  • December 1, 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
  • December 2, 9:30 AM - 11:59 PM

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

Christmas in the Forest 2018 - A Family Event
Join us for the 15th annual Christmas in the Forest family weekends.
Get together with friends and family this Christmas season at the Canadian Ecology Centre. This family weekend is filled with fun and holiday cheer and of course… Santa! We provide activities and fun for children of all ages, accommodations and Christmas Dinner. So, come and celebrate with us this holiday season. Contact us to register soon. Spaces are limited.

  • December 1
  • December 2

The Canadian Ecology Centre, Hwy 17, Calvin

2018 Witty Artisans Christmas Craft Show
The Witty Artisans are back for their Christmas Craft Show. Visit the Witty Artisans at the Elks Lodge on December 2nd and browse the variety of handmade creations.
December 2, 10:00 am - 03:00 pm, 325 Elks Lane, North Bay

Public Skating
Public Skating at the Burk's Falls, Armour and Ryerson Arena every Sunday 1-3pm. $2.00 18 years and older, $1.00 children under 18. The Arena has a limited selection of used figure/hockey skates and helmet for use, just ask the canteen staff for assistance.
December 2, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Ryerson & Burk's Falls Memorial Arena, 220 Centre St, Burk's Falls

North Bay Choral Society Christmas Concert
Join the North Bay Choral Society for an afternoon of Christmas carols and seasonal songs. Tickets $15 (available from choir members or at door). Children under 12 with adult free.
December 2, 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm, St. Andrew's United Church, Cassells Street, North Bay

Callander Lights Up Christmas
Join us at the Callander waterfront for hot chocolate and treats, singing, horse-wagon rides and a special visit from Santa.
December 2, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Centennial Park, 280 Main Street North, Callander