What’s On Durham: December

Stuck for things to do this December? Here’s a round up of fun, family-friendly events and activities around Durham Region.

Tire the kids out at The Barn Elite Performance Centre on their Ninja Warrior Course! Drop in time available, check the website for details. 870 Taunton Road, Oshawa. 

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery has lots of family-friendly programming, including OPG Second Sundays (drop in art in the studio), and RMG Fridays (an evening of art and entertainment that’s suitable for families), plus new exhibitions and classes! 72 Queen Street, Oshawa. 

The Oshawa Museum is hosting their annual Lamplight Tour! Go back in time and experience a Victorian Christmas in the historic houses that make up the Oshawa Museum. Saturday December 1. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. $5 per person. Buy online or at the museum. 

Head to WindReach Farm in Ashburn for the annual Holly Jolly Jubilee! Get up close and personal with animals, enjoy crafts and even a visit with Santa. December 8 2018. 10 am to 3 pm. 312 Townline Road, Ashburn. $25 per vehicle. 

The Chabad Jewish Centre of Durham Region is hosting the annual Chanukah Extravaganza & CoiNorah Lighting at the Whitby Public Library! Enjoy face painting, Chanukah crafts, food, plus help fill the Coin Menorah for charity, and check out the first ever Gelt Drop in Durham Region! December 3 2018. 5:30 pm. 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby. FREE. All welcome! Please RSVP online. 

Families with children up to age 6 can take part in drop in and registered programming through EarlyON!Check out Play to Learn, family music classes, visit the gym for active play, or register for a preschool class – plus much more! Find the full schedule and locations here.  FREE. 

Ring in the New Year with your family at the City of Pickering NYE Skate and Swim and countdown! Skate, swim (or both!) plus crafts, music, and an early NYE count down. December 31 2018. 1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering. 7 pm to 9 pm. FREE! Please bring a non-perishable food donation.