Things to Do with the Family During Holiday Break

Kids enjoying time off during holiday break

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

As schools are closed for the holidays, kids will be restless and looking for new and exciting things to do. Luckily, Markham is hosting many family-friendly activities and events and will get everyone having a good time! Check out these special events happening this holiday break to keep the little ones busy, happy and in the holiday spirit.

CF Frozen Fairways

Are you and your family a fan of mini-golf? Then you need to check out this limited-time Canadian Twist! Put down the putter and golf ball, and pick up a hockey stick and a puck to make your way through this course. Grab a team of 4 and book a timeslot at this unique and limited-time winter activity.

Dates: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 to Tuesday, December 28, 2021 (select dates)

Address: 5000 Hwy 7, Markham ON


Canine Circus

Calling all dog and all circus lovers! The Canine Circus will pass through Markham and offer two shows this holiday break. Witness the amazing feats these dogs can perform! Immerse yourself in the magic of a circus featuring all your favourite dog breeds mixed with classic circus entertainment.

Showtimes: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 @ 2pm and 7pm

Address: People’s Theatre for the Performing Arts – 22 Esna Park Dr. Markham, ON


It’s the time of year to lace up your skates on one of many outdoor rinks in Markham! If you don’t have skates of your own, then head on over to the outdoor rink located at the Civic Centre for all your rental needs. If you have your own equipment, head on over to any Markham-run outdoor rink for a guaranteed good time with your family and friends.

Dates: Some locations are open now! See the website for details on each location.

Address: Various locations across Markham


Dino Holiday

Has anyone seen Pterodactyls pulling Santa’s Sleigh before? If not, then head to Dino Holiday for a prehistoric good time! Walk among the life-size dinosaurs and ride on carnival rides all in one place! At Dino Holiday, everyone is a kid for the day wondering what life would be like amongst the dinosaurs during the holidays.

Dates: Friday, December 17, 2021 to Sunday, January 2, 2022

Address: Markham Fairgrounds – 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham ON


Fairway of Lights

A decorative frame lit up during holiday break

This golf course has transformed their 18th hole into a winter wonderland!

Walk through the paths and down the fairway and be amazed by all the sights and sounds that surround you, or choose to visit on a festival night for an added holiday flare where the path is dotted with live performers for the evening. Make unforgettable memories this holiday break at the Fairway of Lights!

Dates: Saturday, November 20, 2021 to Saturday, January 29, 2022 (select dates)

Address: Angus Glen Golf Club – 10080 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON

Journey Into Enchantment

Time to take a journey to get into the holiday spirit!

Drive through this 2km route to be surrounded by unbelievable light displays while listening to your favourite holiday hits on the dedicated radio station. This season is the season of giving, and you can do just that with a visit to Journey Into Enchantment as proceeds go to local charities.

Dates: Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Saturday, January 8, 2022 (Select Dates)

Address: Mount Joy GO – 1801 Bur Oak Ave, Markham, ON


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