It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday festivities are in full swing in Peterborough and the surrounding area offering a wide array of family friendly activities for all to enjoy! Follow along with us to discover some of our favourite holiday events.
Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
George Street, Downtown Peterborough
Saturday, December 3, 2022
At the top of our list is the Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade! After a two-year hiatus, parade planners have been hard at work and are ready to bring cheer and holiday spirit back to Downtown Peterborough! This year's theme is "Christmas Around the World". The anticipation for Santa's arrival starts at 4:45pm on Saturday, December 3. The parade starts at City Hall and will run along George Street finishing up at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/Peterborough.Symphony.Orchestra
Showplace Performance Centre
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: A Holiday Welcome
290 George St N, Peterborough, ON
December 10, 2022
7:30pm to 10:30pm
Take in the sounds of the season! The Peterborough Symphony Orchestra brings their beloved local tradition back to Showplace with “A Holiday Welcome”. This event is the perfect outing with friends or family to get into the holiday spirit!
Peterborough Public Library: Design Your Own Wrapping Paper
345 Aylmer Street North
December 16, 2022
5:00pm to 7:30pm
What better way to get the kids into the Christmas spirit than a workshop where they learn to create their own wrapping paper? The Peterborough Public Library is hosting this fun event on December 16th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. There are two age groups (5-8 & 9-12) that can participate, and all the items to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece will be provided by the library – the kids just need to bring their creativity and spirit!
Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/PetesOHLhockey
Peterborough Memorial Centre
Peterborough Petes vs. Kingston Frontenacs
151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough
December 17, 2022
The annual Christmas Petes game is certain to be great family fun. Enjoy watching the hometown team take on the Kingston Frontenacs while also enjoying holiday day themed activities. Kids- don’t forget to get a picture with Roger the dog!
Photo Credit: PeterboroughExaminer.com
Healthy Planet Arena: Holiday Skates
911 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough, ON K9J 5K5
December 26 to 31, 2022
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Are you looking to keep the kids busy over the holiday break? Then you’re going to love the Holiday Skates happening at Healthy Planet Arena all throughout the kids’ holiday break from school. Open to the public and only $5 per skater this is the perfect activity to burn off the sugar rush from all the Christmas baking!
Photo Credit: TheWolf.ca
There’s something magical about driving around every year and seeing some of the amazing Christmas Light displays. The Christmas Lights Display Map maps out all the wonderful homes in the Peterborough area that have made the extra effort to spread holiday cheer. Get your hot chocolate ready, your festive playlist set and tour around to see some beautiful displays.
Christmas and the holidays are a special time of year in Peterborough. These are just a few of our favourites, but there are so many other activities waiting for you to explore when you call Nature’s Edge home.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
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