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Top 12 Family Fun Winter Break Activities

1. MUSEUM FUN!
The Manitoba Museum features Pajama Days for families from Dec 26-Jan 9, 9am -5pm. Bring your family and friends and complete our "Search for the Snowmanî scavenger hunt. Watch cool-as-ice science demonstrations in our newly re-opened interactive Science Gallery! Enjoy a Planetarium show in Manitoba's largest full-dome theatre.

The Manitoba Children' Museum offers daily theme-based activities throughout Winter Break and you can visit the Eaton's Holiday Vignettes...the adorable moving display of fairy tale fun! Visit the CM on December 31 for a special program from 11am-1pm. We'll have top hats and tiaras to help you look spectacular. Take a family a souvenir photograph, enjoy live music, enjoy hands-on science activities, balloon creations a ginger ale toast to 2018, and a festive 1000-balloon drop led by Countdown as we ring in the New Year at noon!

The Manitoba Electrical Museum hosts their FREE exhibit All That Glows running now until December 29th. It is a history of holiday lighting from 1880 to the present. Located at 680 Harrow St. h

2. WINTER WONDERLAND;
Get outside and build a snowman or snow fort as a family. Take a family winter walk! Head to your local park or community centre with toboggan slides and skating rinks. Don't forget the hot chocolate and healthy snacks!

3. MOVIE TIME:
Put on a classic movie from Mom and Dad's childhood and watch it together. Kids love to hear all about when Mom and Dad were little and what their favorite things were.

4. INDOOR PICNIC:
Laugh in the face of 30 below weather! Everyone gets to wear shorts and eat summer foods on picnic blanket in the living room. Watch a summer themed movie too!

5. INDOOR CAMPING.
Kids love to pretend they are camping. Pack them up as if they were really going out on a camping trip and set up a tent in the basement or living room. Play board games and have fun without electricity. Make a picnic meal and sleep in the tent overnight.

6. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT:
Our belove Fred Penner is in concert at the Burton Cummings Theatre, December 12th at 3:00, as well as the hilarious Moms Cat & Nat, Dec 18th at 8pm. Both at the Burton Cummings theatre

It's a great time to take the family to a Jets or Moose game over the holidays. It is easier to get tickets to both this year.

7. HOMEMADE GIFTS:
Think holiday season and make lists of gift ideas together. Get shopping done early before stores get crowded. Why not bake homemade gifts this year? Get the whole family involved in the project.

8. SKI & SNOWBOARD:
Learn to ski or snowboard at Springhill or Holiday Mountain. So close to the city and a great opportunity for a day of family fun.

9. SCAVENGER HUNT:
Plan a scavenger hunt in your home. Hide notes throughout the house to lead the kids to a surprise treat at the end of the hunt.

10. BETTER TO GIVE:
Have the kids go through their toys and clothes to see what they have outgrown and could donate to a charity. Charity begins at home and even the youngest children can learn that caring for others and helping those in need is so important.

Volunteer as a family at the Christmas Cheer board or at a holiday dinner for the underprivileged.

11. PUZZLE FUN:
Set up a table and start on a family puzzle. It's a great way to teach patience, persistence and enjoy quality family time together.

12. LIBRARY ADVENTURES:
A place filled with adventure after adventure for every member of the family. Call your local branch for special Winter Break activities or head downtown to the Main branch for an exciting library experience. Magazines, CDs, videos and audio books are available to check out with your FREE library card;


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