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 2019:
The beloved Nickelodeon series comes to Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) in this family-friendly musical. SpongeBob faces catastrophe until an unexpected hero rises to take center stage in this show that celebrates cooperation, unity, and inclusion. The SpongeBob Musical won 2018 Best Musical of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Featuring original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco and more and songs by David Bowie & Brian Eno, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Performances are Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Thursday, December 19, 2019 and Friday, December 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $191.75, $146.75, $106.75, $85.75 and $63 and can be purchased online.
The timeless holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, comes to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy and the Peanuts gang put on their own Christmas play, search for the perfect Christmas tree and learn the true meaning of Christmas. Featuring the music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. Tickets are $119.50, $59.50, $54.50, $39.50, $29.50 and can be purchased online. Queen Elizabeth Theatre is located at 190 Princes’ Blvd., Exhibition Place.
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, 2019 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 $14, Seniors (65+) $10, Youth (13-18) $8, Child (6-12) $6 and 5 and under Free; Family (2 adults, 3 children) $35. Fort York is located at 250 Fort York Boulevard.
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.
Jingle All The Way! at Famous PEOPLE Players
Famous PEOPLE Players Jingle All The Way! is a holiday musical production the whole family will love. The holiday musical takes place at their Dine & Dream Theatre from Nov. 15, 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020. Kids will watch Snow Queens, gingerbreads dancing, a snowball fight, and even a life-size giraffe on ice skates. Adults $69.95 – $72.95; Seniors $61.95 – $63.95; 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 2019, please advise us in the comments.