Here's an urban phenomenon you can show to your kids, except when stated otherwise in the Nuit Blanche's 80-page brochure! (Some performances can be a bit racy.) Your Nuit Blanche doesn't have to be sleepless. (God knows we parents have had our share of those!) You can start at 7 p.m., before the crowd kicks in, and enjoy as many eclectic activities as your children can bear. Warning, my friend's four kids were still going strong at midnight! Note that it is hard to predict what awaits you. Activities created for this event can last two minutes to half an hour. There can be a massive crowd attending, or hardly anyone. They can be extremely creative or very disappointing. The unknown is actually part of the fun. Control freaks will want to avoid this experience. Note that the Bloor area is probably the least interesting to attend with children. I've had success with the artsy activities at The Distillery with my 12-year-old daughter and friends.