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Fun Family Events to Enjoy This Holiday Season!

Blog by Robert & Matthew Johnston | December 13th, 2018

If you are looking for some fun events to get out and enjoy with your family this holiday season, look no further! We have found events throughout Simcoe County happening this weekend and next weekend leading up to Christmas. 

1. Holiday Photos With Wodin The Snowy Owl

This Saturday visit Wye Marsh for a unique holiday photo shoot with Wodin, the snowy owl.
Photos available 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with slots every 15 minutes. Bring your own camera. Online pre-registration is recommended. This event is for all ages and costs admission to the Wye Marsh plus $5 for a 15-minute slot.

2. Christmas Glow Barrie

Bradford Greenhouses is offering Ontario’s largest indoor family Christmas festival. Christmas Glow takes place inside Bradford Greenhouses Gallery & features a Christmas Market, Lighted gardens, Magic castle playground, Holly Jolly Tree, LED swings and Live Entertainment. All ages are welcome and tickets prices are as follows:  Family pack $69.99, Adults $22.99, Kids/seniors $16.99.

3. Wye Marsh Welcomes Winter Open House

This Saturday, Dec 15th  head over to the Wye Marsh and enjoy their FREE open house. Explore and experience for everything for free! Hand feed chickadees, roast bannock, hike the trails or finish up your holiday shopping in our gift shop.

4. Santa At Orillia Fair Grounds

Santa Claus will be at the Orillia Christmas market this Saturday as well as next Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon. Bring your kids and camera and have a fun time taking memorable photos of Jolly St. Nick.

5. Simcoeside Christmas Decorating Party

This Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm, there will be a free cookie decorating party at the Simcoside Lifepointe Church. Along with the cookies, there will be crafts, games and an elves workshop where kids can make a gift for someone special. Lunch will be served.

6. 'Elf' at Five Points Theatre

Catch Elf (Film) on the big screen at the Five Points Theatre. The story about one of Santa's elves (Ferrell) who learns he is actually a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father (Caan), spreading Christmas cheer to the world as he goes. Don’t miss this event on Dec 22 at 2:00 pm. For kids under 12 tickets will be $8 (includes decorate your own sugar cookie) and adults $13.

7. Brunch with Santa - Barrie Country Club

This Sunday visit with Santa as he stops by the Barrie Country Club before his big night! Enjoy a delicious brunch with family and friends featuring our fabulous Eggs Benedict and other breakfast favourites, carvery station, made to order waffles and omelettes, salads, seafood and desserts. Santa will have a small gift for kids 12 and under (if they've been good of course!) Tickets are as follows:
Adults: $27.95, Kids 6-12: $19.95, Kids 5 and under: Free (plus taxes and gratuities on all).

Be sure to comment below and let us know which events you will be headed to this holiday season!