The holidays are all about spending time with your friends and family. It’s when our dark winter nights are transformed into a winter wonderland with colourful lights, cheerful music and plenty of festivities – no wonder it’s called the most wonderful time of the year!
Make the most of this holiday season by visiting these nearby activities:
Holiday photos and starry night sleigh rides
Stop by St. Mary’s Nursery and Garden Centre on December 1 and 8, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. to get photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. If those dates don’t work for you, be sure to visit the Grinch who’ll be sneaking into the garden centre on December 7 and 14, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Complimentary sleigh rides will be available on December 6, from 6-9 p.m. where donations will be collected for Winnipeg Harvest.
Frosty family fun days
On December 26 to January 3, stop by Fort Whyte Alive to enjoy the holiday season outdoors. Activities include snowshoeing, marshmallow roasts, ice bowling and more!
Holidays at the zoo
On December 15, from 9-11 a.m. have breakfast at the Tundra Grill in Assiniboine Park Zoo. There will be animal care professionals who will be talking about polar bears while you and your family are enjoying your meals.
Between December 21 and January 4, children under the age of 12 receive free zoo admission. This is a great opportunity to view the seals and polar bears in the Journey to Churchill exhibit and to go for a sleigh ride.
Immerse yourself in a magically lit polar town until January 5, at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Zoo Lights Festival is presented by Red River Co-op; enjoy dazzling light displays, music, art, culture and community.
If you’re looking for some low-key activities to enjoy in the warmth of your own home this holiday season, invite your loved ones over to create DIY wreaths, bake cookies or enjoy an ugly sweater party. You really can’t go wrong when choosing activities; as long as you’ve got the holiday spirit in your heart.