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Toronto Fun Blog: Christmas

1. Still no snow?
(Categories: Christmas)
We can still built a snowman! When I visited one of my favourite gift shops for Christmas stuffers, Labour of Love in Toronto, I noticed a white puddle on a shelf that looked like some sort of coaster. ...

2. I-SPY game for the Gardiner Museum
(Categories: Christmas)
I spy animals everywhere! My favourite way to visit museums with kids is by turning our visit into an I-Spy game. I was at the Gardiner Museum in late November 2015 to enjoy the 12 Trees of Christmas ...

3. Flight of White at Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
(Categories: Christmas, For animal lovers)
... event goes on until January 30. Note that the conservatory is closed on Mondays (except December 29). It is also closed December 22 to 26 and on January 1st. We were greeted by a tall Christmas ...

4. Some ideas for the road
(Categories: For parents, Christmas)
Is it a long drive to meet your family during Christmas time? Here's a fun resource for car games (if you want to know what you could do with a roll of cheap alluminum foil and other original ...

5. Hilarious idea for cash gifts!
(Categories: Christmas)
Ten days ago, at The Bay (Queen and Yonge), I found an $8 musical cookie jar (which you crank up at the bottom so the inside drum rolls and reveals a scene through the cut out windows of the outside ...

6. Whitehern House during Christmas time
(Categories: Christmas)
The McQuesten's Childhood Christmas goes on until January 3, 2016 A few years ago, I visited the gorgeous Whitehern House during Christmas time, when they bring the house back to its 1880's splendour. ...

7. Winter walk along the beach
(Categories: Christmas)
After a great Christmas concert by Cadence at the Beach United Church (140 Wineva), we walked down to the beach to admire the 7th edition of Light Up the Beach. Here's my photo gallery of our little ...

8. Christmas fun is not over!
(Categories: Christmas)
... for the whole family. Children enjoy them and actors always make sure adults enjoy the show as much as their kids with tong-in-cheek jokes. Around Christmas time, any version of The Nutcracker ballet is ...

9. What about my own mom?
(Categories: For parents, Christmas)
Now that I have kids, I understand what it means for a mother to have her kids really wanting to spend some time with her. Not just because it is convenient nor expected. Not just because she's footing ...

The shortest day is long on fun! This weekend, three whimsical activities are taking place, that will offer some wholesome pre-Christmas fun. Two are Toronto traditions and one is new. I hope you ...

11. TOP-10 Advent Calendars!
(Categories: DIY crafts, Pinterest, Christmas, For parents)
... can even be borrowed to your local library! The fun part isn't to own them, but to unwrap a new story every day until Christmas.   #3  Small envelops taped on the fridge, with a thought, ...

12. 7 TIPS about Santa Claus parades
(Categories: Christmas)
Santa's hit parade! Year after year, brave adults tackle Santa Claus parades all over Canada with a smile, initiating their little ones to the event where they get a sight of the big man (often for the ...

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