In less than a week, the kids will be officially off for their Christmas/winter break. If you want to try and squeeze in some extra fun before everyone heads back to school and work after Christmas, here are some great options in the Ottawa area.
There are, of course, holiday events like going to see Christmas lights that you can fit in if you haven’t had a chance in the busy weeks leading up to Christmas, or maybe you want to book tickets to one of the stage shows taking place at a local theatre (we’ve written an entire article with some suggestions!)
If you are still in need some inspiration for activities happening in the Ottawa area during the school break, we’ve rounded up a few more to help prevent the boredom fights that siblings seem prone to as the weeks go on.
When: January 4th
We already know that skating is fun, but have you done it on a glowing rink? On January 4th, Glow Sport is hosting a special glow skate event at the RA Centre. Tickets are $15 each or a family pass is $45 when purchased online (you’ll pay more at the door, so it’s beneficial to plan ahead). The event includes family-friendly music. Bring your own skates, and helmets.
Sound of Music Sing A Long
When: December 29th and 30th
The music theatre will be alive with the sound of music thanks to the Mayfair Theatre’s sing-a-long on December 29th and 30th. This event welcomes the entire family to participate in the sing along of the classic Sound of Music. It begins at 11:30 and goes until 3 pm. There are even costume prizes!
When: December 26 until January 6
The Winter Frolic event at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum happens daily during the winter break. Special demonstrations and hands-on activities are available for you and the kids. Mark the calendar for a special cookie day on December 29 to help bake cookies for the Ottawa Mission.
The Music of Star Wars
When: December 21, 22 and 23
Buy your tickets to Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe for the Ottawa Pops Orchestra performance of Star Wars music. The force will be all around you at your family’s favourite John William’s tunes that you all love from the Star Wars movies. The show is for children of all ages too so you can truly make it a family affair.
Skating at TD Place
When: December 27
Lace up your skates and enjoy the free skate at TD Place (at Lansdowne) on December 27 between 11 am and 1 pm. This special event sounds like the perfect way to get out of the house and stay active together over the break. Doors open at 10 am.
The Medieval Knight Exhibit
The Medieval Europe: Power and Splendor exhibit at the Canadian History Museum is only in Ottawa until January 20th. The holiday break may be you last chance to dress up like a knight, learn about life during Medieval times, and get an up close and personal look at historic artifacts from the era.
Sens Skills Competition
When: January 3rd
Your mini Sens fans will delight in this family-friendly skills competition. Sens players are split into two teams for a fun, family-friendly game that is all in the spirit of giving. You’ll watch them compete in 6 different skills competitions and delight in how your kids develop a new appreciation for their favourite team players after seeing them in action.