I have to admit that for me the thing that is more stressful than shopping for the right Christmas presents, is having the kids home for a few weeks over the Christmas holidays. I am sure that our brood is no exception, but I am not anticipating the cries of "We're bored. There isn't anything fun to do!"
I've learned that the key to keeping kids happy is to keep them entertained. And no video-game marathons do not count. Get out there and have some fun with the kids while taking in what your city has to offer.
Here is a list of some awesome events in 6 majors cities in Canada and the U.S. that are easy on the pocketbook too!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens-Toronto Exhibit
277 Queen St.W
Oh, the Places You'll Go! 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Dr.Suess
December 4- 31
Liss Gallery, 140 Yorkville Ave.
Toronto Christmas Festival
December 10-January 31
Quartier des Spectacles
November 21-January 4
Exporail/Canadian Railway Museum
Admission: $18 for group
Christmas in the Park
Parc Des Compagnons de Saint-Laurent
Enchanted Nights at Blodel Conservatory
December 4-January 3 (closed Christmas Day), 4pm - 9pm
Bloedel Conversatory, Queen Elizabeth Park
*Family pass available $21,50 with 2 adults and their kids
3650 East Kent Ave. N
Admission: $20/carload *maximum 8 guests per vehicle
12 Days of Christmas at Robson Square Ice Rink
*Skate rentals $2-$4/person
Bank of America Winter Village
December 1-January 3
*Bring Your Own Skates
Taste of Home Gingerbread Boulevard
Madison Square Park
Kwanzaa 2015: Energize, Recognize!
December 26-January 1
American Museum of Natural History
Admission: Free entry after museum admission ($22/person)
Hands-On Holiday Crafts
December 14, 21, 28, 11am-3pm
Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Rd., Marietta
Holiday Family Jubilee at Emory Point
December 5, 12 and 19, from noon to 4 p.m.
Emory Point, 1520 Avenue Pl., Atlanta
950 Forrest St. Roswell
Admission: $5, kids under 1 free
The Music Centre Holiday Sing-Along
December 18, 6:30-8pm
The Music Centre Plaza, 135 N Grand Ave
Reindeer Romp at L.A. Zoo
Through to January 3
The L.A. Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive
Marina Del Rey Boat Parade