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18 things to do with kids in Toronto this winter

Upcoming events for kids in Toronto might help you get organized for Family Day and March break, but there are actually so many family friendly festivals this winter that weekends should be a breeze to plan too.

Here are my picks for top things to do with kids this winter in Toronto.

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    • January 21 - February 26
      Take your kids to this month-long public art installation exhibition that showcases five huge wintertime art projects at different public locations on Queens Quay.
      Various locations along Queens Quay
    • January 21-22
      The Brick Works is always kid-friendly but be sure to check out these workshops and cooking demos and a chance to make frozen wild blueberry ice pops.
      Evergreen Brick Works
    • January 22 - April 30
      There's fun for everyone at the AGO on Sundays this winter along with their ever-changing exhibitions.
    • January 24-29
      This six day interactive pyjama party installation will let kids create, change, and take ownership of the space around them. Plus, there's going to be a potato chip buffet!
    • January 27-28
      Get after-hours access to the galleries with special tours, a movie screening, PJ karaoke and a late night snack, all surrounded by the dinos.
      Royal Ontario Museum
    • February 4
      As part of Harbourfront's DJ Skate Party series, Dr. Jay brings the heat with this Soca on Ice edition! It's all-ages, and you can bring your own skates or rent them on site.
      Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre
    • February 4-5
      This two day festival promises workshops, activities, and all sorts of free family fun.
      Metro Hall
    • March 11-18
      The beloved Roald Dahl book comes to life on stage this winter.
      Young People's Theatre
    • February 18-20
      This event is basically a great big room filled with inflatables designed to make your kids bounce, laugh, run and play.
      International Centre
    • February 18
      Disney's story of a rat's quest to become a top Parisian chef is performed live by the TSO, boosting the film’s charm to whole new levels.
      Roy Thomson Hall
    • February 18 - April 23
      Learn to code, control robots, paint with light, travel through space and visit Canada’s National Parks through high-tech experiences at TIFF's annual digiPlaySpace festival.
      TIFF Bell Lightbox
    • February 18 - March 4
      Kids can put on their PJs and jam at this annual stage show based on the books of Robert Munsch.
      Solar Stage Children's Theatre
    • February 20 - March 27
      The annual festival in the Beaches showcase interactive lifeguard stands along the beach that serve as temporary installations made to last the rest of the winter.
      The Beach
    • February 25
      The Toronto Symphony Orchestra joins forces with TIFF to explore the magic of movies and music, including a newly commissioned short film with an accompanying live orchestra score .
      Roy Thomson Hall
    • March 5 - April 3
      Tap into spring a little early and enjoy demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, and of course pancakes and real maple syrup in the woods near Vaughan.
      Kortright Centre for Conservation
    • March 11-19
      March break means the ROM is packed with family-style programming every day of the week. It's free with museum admission.
      Royal Ontario Museum
    • March 16
      This is dance party for princesses and super heroes. It's an enchanted evening of magic and fun with carriage rides in a real horse-drawn carriage, superhero skills training and games, face painting, craft stations and a big dance party.
      Liberty Grand
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