Kids Events

Oct 26-27 2018
Explore downtown alleys and laneways to discover some of Toronto's reputedly haunted buildings. Afterwards, snack on mulled cider and biscuits by gaslight as you hear the eerie ghost stories of Mackenzie House. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. Recommended for children eight years of age and older.
Nov 08 2018 (Thursday)
Design and print a selection of festive season cards on the 1845 printing press. Participants will have red, green and black ink to choose from, as well as an assortment of images from our collection. Depending on preference, you can print the same card design multiple times or try out several different designs, with the assistance of our staff. Cookies and cider included.
Nov 23 2018 (Friday)
Get ready for the holiday season at this hands-on workshop, where you will create your own greeting cards. Light refreshments will be served.
Dec 08 2018 (Saturday)
Try Victorian Christmas baking on the historic kitchen range and learn about the tastes and culinary technology of the 1850s in this hands-on holiday baking workshop.
Dec 07-16 2018
The multi award-winning, international sensation blows back into the Great White North just in time for the holidays! Returning to Toronto for the first time in two decades, the scruffy, disarming troupe of clowns will take audiences on a spellbinding adventure, unleashing full-throttle madness amidst enchanting, contemplative moments, before roaring to its legendary finish. For more than 25 years, millions of audiences around the globe have rediscovered a sense of childlike amazement through the spontaneous and magical antics of this timeless & dazzling spectacle.
Dec 28-29 2018
Enjoy an evening of Scottish music and foods at this traditional celebration of the New Year. The decorated house will be illuminated by gas and candlelight and musicians Gin Lane will perform.
from Nov 27 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas in an 1859 row-house. Escape the hustle and bustle while you enjoy mulled cider and biscuits in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Discover how families celebrated Christmas in 19th century Toronto as you tour the decorated house. Until December 24, children are invited to write a letter to Santa Clause during their visit. Select a card that has been printed on our 1845 printing press and write a personal message. Drop the card into our magic post box and it will be delivered to Santa.
from Nov 20 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Festive holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe adorn the house. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider.