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Festive & Fun Holiday Family Activities in Peterborough

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.

The Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade is Back!




Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade


George Street, Downtown Peterborough

Saturday, December 3, 2022

4:45pm



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.

An Evening of Holiday Entertainment


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!

Get Crafty this Christmas!




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!

Go See the Petes Christmas Game!


Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/PetesOHLhockey


Peterborough Memorial Centre


Peterborough Petes vs. Kingston Frontenacs

151 Lansdowne St, Peterborough

December 17, 2022

7:05pm



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!

Hit the Ice for Some Holiday Skating


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!

The Christmas Lights are Shining Bright in Peterborough!


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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