The best part about the winter holidays is getting to spend them with family. It’s one of those rare times during the year when everyone is off and available at the same time. While it’s truly a magical time of year, it can be slightly stressful as well. Coming up with different ways to entertain the whole family isn’t always easy. Thankfully, there’s a ton going on in and around our communities to keep you and your family busy and entertained while you’re off for the break. Here’s what to check out in Brampton, Whitby, and the GTA while your kids are off. 

Go skating in Bramptondownload-1

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  • Gage Park, Downtown Brampton
  • Sunday – Thursday from 10am-10pm, Friday + Saturday from 10am-11pm
  • Enjoy the beautiful display of lights, a cozy fire to warm up by, and tunes from the weekend DJ!
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Visit the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives


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  • Peel Art Gallery and Museum, Brampton
  • December 27th-29th, January 2nd-5th
  • This winter break join in PAMA’s family activities. Stop by to visit one of the exhibitions or take part in creating your own unique crafts!
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Christmas at Casa Loma


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  • Casa Loma, Toronto
  • December 18th – January 7th, 5pm-9pm nightly
  • Take in the dazzling light display, explore the castle, and enjoy a magic show while you sip on hot cocoa and holiday treats!
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Grab tickets to Disney on Ice


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  • Rogers Centre, Toronto
  • December 22nd – January 1st
  • Join Minnie, Mickey, Donald and all your other favourites as they take to the ice to perform some of your favourite Disney songs and stories!
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See the Wizard of Oz


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  • Whitby Centennial Building, Whitby
  • December 27th – 31st
  • Grab tickets to enjoy this classic tale come to life on stage. A night of singing, dancing, and laughter is guaranteed a great way to spend time with the whole family.
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Go snowshoeing in Durham Forest


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  • Durham Forest, Uxbridge
  • Go snowshoeing on one of these trails near Whitby, including Durham Forest. Trek along rolling hills along picturesque trails to get you outside and enjoying winter over the break.
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