Kids Activities in Toronto during the Christmas Holidays

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Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at Royal Alexandra Theatre, photo Manuel Harlan
Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at Royal Alexandra Theatre, photo Manuel Harlan

You made it through Christmas and now the kids are home from school for the holidays and you’re wondering how to keep them busy. Several Toronto children’s events take place over the holidays. We’ve compiled a few ideas for kids activities in Toronto at Christmas in 2017:

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at Royal Alexandra Theatre, photo Manuel Harlan
Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at Royal Alexandra Theatre, photo Manuel Harlan

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at Royal Alexandra Theatre

See the North American premiere of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax is being performed at the Royal Alexandra Theatre from December 9, 2017 to January 21, 2018. The Lorax sees the beauty in the world and warns others of the harmful effects of disrespecting the environment. Performances are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. No performances on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Tickets are $135, $119, $99, $89 and $69. The Royal Alexandra Theatre is located at 260 King Street West. Purchase tickets for Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax online or at the Box Office.

Gingerbread Make and Bake at Fort York

If you’re looking for creative kids activities in Toronto at Christmas, check out Gingerbread Make and Bake at Fort York. Your child will make gingerbread in the historic Officers’ Mess Kitchen while you participate in a tour of Fort York from December 27-31, 2017 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Kids will get to use period cooking utensils to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves or allspice, pound sugar and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800s gingerbread recipe. Samples can be taken home. The workshops are limited to 15 participants and children must be 4 and up. Included with regular admission. Sign your child up for gingerbread making at the Museum store when you arrive at Fort York. Admission is Adults $7.96, Seniors (65+) $4.87, Youth (13-18) $4.87, Child (6-12) $3.76 and 5 and under Free. Fort York is located at 250 Fort York Boulevard.

ROM For The Holidays

Take the kids to ROM For The Holidays. There are drop in family programs taking place daily from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is discounted after 4:30 p.m. during ROM For The Holidays. This event usually takes place Dec. 26 to early January.

Deck The Halls at Famous PEOPLE Players

Famous PEOPLE Players’ Deck The Halls creates holiday magic under the black light for a festive show at their Dine & Dream Theatre from Nov. 9, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018. Kids will watch Snow Queens, gingerbreads dancing, a snowball fight, and even a life-size giraffe on ice skates. Adults $62-$65, Children under 12 $42. Call for dietary requests. Famous PEOPLE Players is located at 343 Evans Avenue. Call 416-532-1137 to reserve.

If you know of other kids activities in Toronto at Christmas 2017, please advise us in the comments.