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ONGOING EVENTS

150 Years through the eyes of the Farmer Family
Until December 30
1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday: Many generations of the Farmer family lived and worked in Ancaster. Explore Fieldcote Museum to see how their world changed between 1957 to the present day and discover key points in history throughout the decades.
www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote

Canada 150 Celebrations of Lucy Maud Montgomery
A variety of events are planned around building a legacy of the famous Canadian author who lived in the village of Norval from 1926 until 1935. The L.M. Montgomery Heritage Society has purchased the manse where she and her husband lived and has plans to preserve this piece of history and keep it for all time growing it into a museum.
www.visithaltonhills.ca

Sundays
Open Studio
1 to 4 p.m.: Visit the Art Gallery of Burlington for a free drop-in open studio art workshop for children and parents. For more information visit artgalleryofburlington.com.

Second Monday of every month
Parental Leave First Timer? New Parents, Babies and New Releases
10 to 10:45 a.m.: Parental Leave First Timer? Visit Oakville Public Library’s Woodside Branch for New Parents, Babies and New Releases. If you are a parent caring for a child younger than 12 months old and want to explore books and culture with a staff librarian and other parents, bring your baby, some snacks and join in the free fun. More information at opl.on.ca.

Until December 31
The Indigenous People and Plants Discovery Trail
10 a.m.: Explore RBG and learn about local indigenous people and plants. For more information visit www.rbg.ca.


NOVEMBER

Tuesdays and Fridays in  November
Alphabet Play Drop-in
11 a.m. Tuesdays; 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Visit the Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch Tuesdays and Main Library Fridays for stories, songs, crafts and a different letter each week. Ages 2 to 5. Details at www.mpl.on.ca.

Thursdays and Fridays in  November
Lego Family Drop-in
4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays: Visit Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch Thursdays and Main Library Fridays and use your imagination to create things with Lego, which is provided. Details at www.mpl.on.ca.

NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER
Local Railway Heritage Display
Times vary: The Royal Botanical Gardens will be featuring a unique model train display that celebrates and depicts the heritage of railways throughout Hamilton, Burlington, the Niagara Escarpment, and Lake Ontario shoreline. Details at rbg.ca.

SATURDAYS UNTIL NOVEMBER 25
Civitan Club of Oakville’s Farmers’ Market
From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Dorval Crossing East plays host to Oakville’s longest-running farmers’ market in support of community charities.  Visit oakvillecivitan.ca for more information.

WEEKENDS FROM NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 10
Christmas at Springridge Farm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Paint a glass ornament, bake gingerbread cookies and have a visit with Santa. For more information visit www.springridgefarm.com.

UNTIL DECEMBER 31
The Indigenous People and Plants Discovery Trail
Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens and learn about the local indigenous people and plants. For more information visit www.rbg.ca.

EVENTS

Tuesdays and Fridays in November
Alphabet Play Drop-in
11 a.m. Tuesdays; 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Visit Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch Tuesdays and Main Library Fridays for stories, songs, crafts and a different letter each week. Ages 2 to 5. Stay to play after with early literacy activities. Details at www.mpl.on.ca.

Thursdays and Fridays in November
Lego Family Drop-in
4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays: Visit Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch Thursdays and Main Library Fridays and use your imagination to create things with Lego, which is provided. Details at www.mpl.on.ca.

Wednesdays November 8 to December 20
MCRC Parent Child Mother Goose Program
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: This group provides valuable time to connect with your baby as you sing-a-long to songs and expand on early literacy and language through repetition and memory. Led by a Registered Early Childhood Educator from Milton Community Resource Centre at Milton’s Main Library for babies 0-12 month and their caregiver. Free. More information at mpl.on.ca.

Thursdays November 9 to December 21
MCRC Parent Child Program
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Sing-a-long to songs and expand on early literacy and language through repetition and memory. Led by a Registered Early Childhood Educator from Milton Community Resource Centre at Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch for babies 0-12 months and their caregiver. Free. More information is available at mpl.on.ca.

Thursday to Sunday November 9 to 12
Friends of the Library Book Sale
9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday: Visit Oakville Public Library’s Central Branch for this public book sale. Details at opl.ca.

Saturday & Sunday November 11, 12
Zacada: All Aboard!
Various show times: FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton is the next stop for this fun-filled circus led by a mysterious and magical conductor. Tickets and show times at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Wednesday November 15 to December 23
A Christmas Carol
Various show times: This Christmas classic takes the stage at the historic Royal George Theatre as part of the Shaw Festival. Tickets and show times at www.shawfest.com.

NOVEMBER 18 TO DECEMBER 24
Christmas Town
Times vary: Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their woodland cabin at Mountsberg Conservation Area. Make crafts, take a ride on a horse drawn wagon and enjoy a treat. Pre-registration required at www.conservationhalton.ca.

Saturday November 18 to December 31
Winter Traditions
Celebrate Canadian Winter Traditions with food, heritage and environmental programming as well as children’s musical, theatrical, and story performances at RBG. The RBG Botanical Train Show and a Signature Santa Experience return. Details at rbg.ca.

Weekends November 18, 19, 25, 26
Grand View Winter Marketplace
The Winter Market will boast a unique outdoor winter market with local Niagara food and beverages, choirs, workshops, performances and a collection of family friendly games and activities at 5920 Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls. Details at www.niagarafallstourism.com.

Saturday November 18 to December 31
The McQuesten’s Childhood Christmas
Visit Whitehern Historic House & Garden and experience the holidays as they were celebrated through the eras, from the 1850s to the 1930s. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. More information at Hamilton.ca.

November 18 to January 31 2018
Winter Festival of Lights
Visit Canada’s foremost illumination festival the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls. For more details visit www.niagarafallstourism.com.

Monday November 20
Pre-School Discovery Lab: Marvelous Machines
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Exercise a sense of adventure and explore the world around us at Oakville Public Library’s Iroquois Ridge Branch. Ages 2 to 4 years. Register at opl.ca.

Wednesday November 22
Tech Tots
10 to 11 a.m.: Learn about the latest age-appropriate technology for your kids at Oakville Public Libarary’s Iroquois Ridge Branch. Devices will be provided to participants to practice on. Age 3 to 4 years. Register at opl.ca.

Wednesday Family Movie Night
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Come and enjoy the best new movie or a family favourite film on the big screen at the Oakville Public Library’s Central Branch. Cost $5. Popcorn and juice will be available for 50 cents each. More information at opl.ca.

Thursday November 23
Board Game Night at the Library
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Visit Oakville Public Library, Central Branch for an informal board game night. Details at opl.ca.

Friday November 24
Holiday Market
3 to 9 p.m.: Held in Knox Presbyterian Church, come and see some of the favourite Farmers Market vendors. For more information call 905-873-4970, email georgetownbia@cogeco.ca, or visit downtowngeorgetown.com.

Holiday Magic on Main & Mill
6 to 9 p.m.: Enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, holiday music and the warmth and hospitality of many businesses in Downtown Georgetown. Visit downtowngeorgetown.com.

Dundas Tree Lighting Ceremony
6:30: Experience Canada’s oldest tree lighting ceremony at Memorial Square in downtown Dundas. Live music and visit from Father Christmas. More information at www.downtowndundas.ca.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19 to 25
YMCA Peace Week
A weeklong celebration of peace featuring activities to help children, youth and adults explore peace from a personal, community, and global perspective. Highlights include the Candlelight Walk for Peace, and the Community Breakfast for Peace. Visit ymcaoakville.com for more information.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25
Christmas Market & Bazaar
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Visit St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary school for the annual Christmas Market & Bazaar. Vendors offering handmade wares, baked goods, jewellery, fashion and seasonal gifts. Details at visitoakville.com.

Bronte Tree Lighting
From 4 to 6:30 p.m.: Visit Centriller Square on Lakeshore Road. (Opposite Sobey’s at Centriller Square Plaza) to experience an old-fashioned Bronte Christmas during the Bronte Business Improvement Area’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Visit www.brontevillage.net for details.

Flamborough Santa Claus Parade
6:30 p.m.: This year’s parade theme is Light the Way for Santa and will start on Hamilton Street at Rockhaven Lane, winding through downtown Waterdown before ending at the corner of Hamilton Street and Parkside Drive. More information at www.flamboroughsantaclausparade.com.

Saturday and Sunday November 25, 26
Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit
12 to 4 p.m.: Gather at Battlefield House to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas. Visit Hamilton.ca for more information.

Rogers Hometown Hockey in Oakville
The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour visits Oakville with a fun-filled hockey celebration showcasing Oakville’s love of the game. A two-day outdoor hockey festival featuring local celebrities, NHL alumni, free activities, games, interactive experiences and live entertainment for all ages. Location to be announced. Call 905 845 6601 for more information.

The Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular
Various show times: Celebrate the season with this annual production at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets and show times at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Weekends from November 25 to December 10
Christmas at Springridge Farm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Paint a glass ornament, bake gingerbread cookies and have a visit with Santa. Visit springridgefarm.com.

Weekends from November 25 to December 17
Dickens of a Christmas
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday: This holiday tradition takes place in downtown Dundas. Free horse and trolley rides, carollers and Father Christmas. More information at downtowndundas.ca.

Sunday November 26
Halton Waldorf School’s Christmas Fair
Time TBD: Shop for holiday gifts with local vendors and enjoy festive crafts and activities for children. Visit haltonwaldorf.com or call 905-331-4387.

Sunday November 26
First Day of Christmas
Visit Dundurn for the first day of its Victorian Christmas for free. Bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the Good Shepherd’s pantry. Details at Hamilton.ca.

Tuesday November 28 to December 3
Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit
12 to 4 p.m.: Gather at Battlefield House to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas. Details at Hamilton.ca.

December

Month of December
Holiday Light Show
This Multi-Media Light, Sound and Theatrical presentation will celebrate Ontario and Canada’s Sesquicentennial in the setting of the picturesque RBG Rock Garden. More information at rbg.ca.

Friday December 1
December PA Day Camp at WAHC – Don’t Wait…Advocate!
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: This popular PA Day program connects the arts with the culture and history of working people in Canada. Full day program held at Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. Facilitated by professional artists and educators. Wholesome lunch served. Details and registration at wahc-museum.ca.

Candlelit Stroll
6 to 8:30 p.m.: Head to downtown Burlington’s Civic Square for the annual Candlelit Stroll. Details at burlingtondowntown.ca.

A Night at Ireland House
6 to 9 p.m.: A unique holiday evening where you will enjoy tastings of foods that the Ireland family and their guests would have enjoyed at this special time of year. More information at museumsofburlington.ca.

Light Up The Hills Georgetown
7 p.m.: A fun evening of entertainment, treats and the Tree of Hope. Walk around the park and take in all the displays and see Santa too. Details at lightupthehills.com.

December 1 To 3
Walk to Bethlehem
6 to 8:30 p.m.: Enjoy a wonderful enactment that highlights the entire Nativity Season done throughout Country Heritage Park with live performances, animals, and a hot drink. Visit countryheritagepark.com for more details.

Alice in Wonderland: A British Pantomime:
Various show times: Brightside Players presents this classic at First Ontario Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

December 1 to January 8 2018
Lakeside Festival of Lights
Celebrate the season with this annual festival at Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park where more than 60 festive displays light up the park each night. Magical for the whole family. Details at burlingtonfestivaloflights.com.

December 1 To 3
Walk to Bethlehem
6 to 8:30 p.m.: Enjoy a wonderful enactment that highlights the entire Nativity Season done throughout Country Heritage Park with live performances, animals, and a hot drink. Visit countryheritagepark.com for more details.

Alice in Wonderland: A British Pantomime
Various show times: Brightside Players presents this classic at First Ontario Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Saturday December 2
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
5 to 9 p.m.: Enjoy Westfield Heritage Village by candlelight and feel the warmth of the season through music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Christmas shopping, light meals and refreshments. Details at westfieldheritage.ca.

Reindeer Games Training Camp
2 to 2:45 p.m.: Visit Milton’s Main Library where you will follow the clues and solve the puzzles to escape Rudolph’s room before the time is up! Ages 8-12. Details and registration at mpl.on.ca.

Handel’s Messiah
7:30 p.m.: Performed with members of the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, this composition recounts the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Saturday December 2, 9
Christmas on the Rails
8 p.m.: Ride into Christmas at Halton County Radial Railway. Last chance to ride the rails this season and a visit with Santa. Tickets at the door. Details at hcry.org.

Weekends From December 2 To 17
Downtown Oakville Christmas Cheer
Time TBD: Join in on the festivities that Downtown Oakville has to offer including Santa in the Square, Christmas carolers, and horse drawn carriage rides along Lakeshore Rd. Visit oakvilledowntown.com.

Sunday December 3
Burlington Santa Claus Parade
2 p.m.: Santa is coming to Burlington in the 51st annual parade, which features bands, colourful floats, mascots and more. Parade route at Burlington.ca.

Guess How Much I Love You
3 p.m.: The adorable bunnies and hares of two beloved children’s books, Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook, are brought to life at First Ontario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Sundays December 3, 10 & 17
Puddicomb Polar Express
Children love this Christmas pajama party where Mrs. Claus tells the story written by Chris Van Allsburg while guests enjoy nibbling on cookies and sipping on hot chocolate and a train ride to the Magical North Pole (or wagon, weather permitting). For more information visit puddicombefarms.com.

Wednesday to Sunday December 5 to 10
Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit
12 to 4 p.m.: Gather your family at Battlefield House Museum & Park and step back in time to experience the warmth, welcome and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas. The Gage family home comes alive. Details at Hamilton.ca.

Victorian Christmas
Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendor with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. A Hamilton holiday tradition for families. Details at Hamilton.ca.

Thursday December 7
Fresh Christmas Centerpiece Workshop
7 to 9 p.m.: Help equip Milton District Hospital by creating a spectacular fresh greens centerpiece. All materials will be supplied but bring clippers and gloves. For more information, visit countryheritagepark.com.

Friday December 8
East Plains Co-op Preschool live/silent auction
7 to 11 p.m.: This annual event takes place at the Burlington Lions Club and raises money for the non-profit group located in the basement of East Plains United Church. More information at facebook.com/events/119623888712775.

Friday December 8 & Saturday December 9
The Nutcracker
2 p.m.: Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday: Fifty-five of Russia’s brightest ballet stars return to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre stage for this perennial favourite. Tickets at burlingtonpac.ca.

 

Saturday, December 9 & 16
Holiday Street Market
12 to 7 p.m.: The first of its kind in Milton, this free downtown street market will  feature artisans, chefs, storefronts and more. Along with eating, drinking and shopping, the market includes “how to” workshops and attractions. There’s also a scavenger hunt race with a $1000 prize to be won. For details go to www.holidaystreetmarket.com.

Saturday December 9
Eat, Drink and be ‘Mary’
12 to 4 p.m.: A special day to create family holiday memories. In addition to a guided tour of the home of Mary and James Gage,experience the warmth and enchantment of an early 19th century Christmas with music, caroling, children’s activities, hearth-baked treats and mulled cider. Visit with St. Nicholas (bring your camera) and shop for nostalgic holiday gifts. Details at Hamilton.ca.

Crafting with Elves
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Drop-in to Milton Public Library’s Beaty Branch Childrne’s Program Room and create a holiday craft with the help of the Teen Advisory Group Elves. Find more details at mpl.on.ca.

The Nutcracker
2 p.m.: Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure is presented on the stage at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Concert Hall. Tickets at coreentertainment.ca.

A Canadian Christmas by MCB
7 p.m.: Milton Concert Band presents traditional and innovative arrangements of seasonal favourites at First Ontario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Saturday and Sunday December 9, 10
Pops! 2 – A holiday Wassail
2:30 and 7:30 p.m.: Niagara Symphony Orchestra’s friends and family gather at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharine’s for a traditional wassail. Tickets at firstontariopac.ca.

Sunday December 10
Christmas Tea and Tour at the Oakville Museum
1 to 4:30 p.m.: Take an hour-and-a-half tour of the beautifully decorated, and historic Erchless Estate, complete with a feature exhibit, cookies and tea. Adults are asked to accompany children, and all participants must register. Details at visitoakville.com.

Family Christmas Concert
1:30 and 4 p.m.: Watch as the Oakville Symphony perform the Family Christmas concert with special guests, The Oakville Children’s Choir at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.

Elvis Wonderful World of Christmas: Graceland Edition
7:30 p.m.: Inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, this yuletide spectacular is hosted by the king himself at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Thursday December 14
A John McDermott Family Christmas
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: Join John McDermott for an evening of Christmas and seasonal music at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. There will be two 50-minute sets, each filled with music and fun for the whole family. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.

Montessori School Of Milton Holiday Spirit
5 p.m.: Montessori School of Milton presents Holiday Spirit in Mattamy Theatre at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets available at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Friday December 15
The Big Sing
7 to 9 p.m.: Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall for live music, hot cider, treats and Christmas Tree Awards. Enjoy a delightful concert and a carol sing-along. Details at Hamilton.ca.

A Christmas Carol
7 to 11 p.m.: Scrooge’s journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas comes alive with song, dance, special effects and a brilliant cast led by Rod Campbell as Scrooge. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.

Friday to Sunday December 15 to 17
The Wind in the Willows
2:30 and 7:30 p.m.: Join the young and talented members of The Yellow Door Theatre Project
for the world premiere of a new musical theatre adaptation at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharine’s. Tickets at firstontariopac.ca.

Saturday December 16
Home for the Holidays
7:30 p.m.: Enjoy the shimmering sounds of a hand-bell choir as you journey through holiday carols and family favourites from the big screen at Hamilton’s FirstOntario Concert Hall. Tickets at coreentertainment.ca.

Winterlude IV: Christmas in Canada
7:30 p.m.: Presented by the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton, this is the perfect Christmas tradition to start with your family. Tickets are available at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Sunday December 17
A Fresh New Christmas with the Four Freshmen
3 to 6 p.m.: A vocal harmony like no other and a show for the holiday season. Presented at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.

A Swingin’ Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band
2 p.m.: Presented by Toronto All-Star Big Band, this vibrant young band revives the spirit, style and sound of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s while capturing the warmth, joy and magic of the holiday season. Presented at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca

Monday December 18
Elvis: A Christmas Special
7 p.m.: Pete Paquette and his band, the Rockin’ Royals with the Tonnettes, return in this new show. Pete takes the stage to celebrate the Christmas Holidays through a special tribute performance to the King’s greatest Christmas carols and songs. For tickets visit oakvillecentre.ca.

Friday and Saturday December 22, 23
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
2 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday: Bah humbug! Scrooge returns to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre stage to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets at burlingtonpac.ca.

December 22,23,29 & 30
The Wizard of Oz – A Holiday Pantomime
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows: This entertaining family show presented by the Burl Oak Theatre Group, suitable for ages 4 and up, is based on the original story with singing, dancing and audience participation. Presented at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.

Wednesday December 27
The Underwater Bubble Show
2 p.m.: Get transported under the sea with this enchanting light show that combines drama, mime, puppetry, juggling, sand art, magic and mind-blowing bubbles at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharine’s. Tickets at firstontariopac.ca.

Wednesday to Saturday December 27 – 30
Holiday Craft Drop-in Centre
12 to 4 p.m.: Visit Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology for the Holiday Craft Drop-in Centre. Details at Hamilton.ca.

Friday December 29
Jingle Boots – A Big Yellow Boot Holiday Show!
2 p.m.: Get some bells on your boots for Splash’N Boots’ first big holiday show at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local Food Bank. Tickets at firstontarioartscentremilton.ca.

Sunday December 31
New Year’s Eve at Bronte Creek
6 to 9:30 p.m.: Come to Bronte Creek Provincial Park for a night of family fun including a guided Coyote Howl hike, roasting marshmallows, and a kids’ countdown to the New Year. Visit brontecreek.org.

Dueling Magicians
2 and 7 p.m.: Be amazed as renowned magicians Mike D’Urzo and Ray Chance square off in a magic show designed to challenge each other and mystify you. This family-friendly show is presented at Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets at oakvillecentre.ca.

Ring in the New Year at Queen Victoria Park
8 p.m.: Join the celebrations and be part of one of Canada’s longest running New Year’s Eve festivities and concert series, taking place in Queen Victoria Park. This year’s concert features Jess Moskaluke, James Barker Band, Simple Plan and Marianas Trench. The free outdoor celebration will feature two fireworks shows, as well as a variety of food and beverage options including an outdoor licensed area. Details at www.niagaraparks.com/nye.

Sunday December 31
New Year’s Eve Nature Hoopla
6 to 9 p.m.: Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 at Mountsberg Wildlife Centre in Campbellville. Plenty of fun activities, goodies to eat, wagon rides, night hikes and a puppet show. This kid friendly event starts the big count down at 9 p.m. so parents can get the kids home and into bed on time. For details go to www.conservationhalton.ca