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Keepsake Christmas Ornaments

December 5 to 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
December 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio

Learn how to make a colourful Christmas tree-shaped ornament out of ribbons and beads, and take your decoration home to hang on your tree.

An Evening of Christmas Music

December 8
Grand Hall
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Enjoy classical music and Christmas favourites with a special performance by the National Capital Concert Band.

A Victorian Christmas

December 10 and 11
Riverview Salon
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy the nostalgia of an old-time Christmas, with traditional activities, carols and treats from the bygone era of horse-drawn sleighs.

Create Your Own Christmas Centrepiece

December 15
Riverview Salon
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Take time out of your busy schedule to make a dazzling holiday centrepiece.

Awesome Sundays: Awesome Christmas Tree

December 18
Grand Hall
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get into the Christmas spirit by helping us create an amazing tree, making your own Christmas ornament, and enjoying holiday music.

Christmas Movie Miracle at the Museum

December 22
Theatre, Canadian Museum of History
7:30 p.m. in English, 5:30 p.m. in French

Silver screen . . . silver screen . . . it’s Christmastime in the city . . . Join us as we celebrate this festive season with a free screening of Miracle on 34th Street.

Wish Upon a New Year’s Star

December 26, 2016 to January 8, 2017
River Mezzanine
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What’s your greatest hope for 2017? Write your wish on a strip of paper, fold the paper into a star, and add it to our wishing jar.

Handmade Fun: Everlasting Snowmen!

December 26, 2016 to February 2, 2017
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Build a special snowman or other snow creature that won’t melt come spring! We supply the materials, and you supply the creativity.

Rock Your Resolutions

December 27 and 29, 2016; January 3 to 7, 2017
Canadian Children’s Museum: Theatre, Grand Hall, Marius Barbeau Lobby
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get started on your family’s New Year’s resolutions and learn new skills with fun activities at the Museum.

Behind the Scenes of the Canadian History Hall: Collections & Conservation

January 26
Meet at the Information Desk
6:30 p.m. tour in English, 5:30 p.m. tour in French

Go on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s labs as experts prepare artifacts for display in the exciting new Canadian History Hall, opening on July 1.

Secret Love Notes

February 3 to 28, 2017
Canadian Children’s Museum: Studio
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Show your appreciation for someone special by crafting a clever, colourful folding card containing a hidden drawing and a secret message.

Winter Wonders

February 11 and 12, 2017
Grand Hall
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy a snowshoe-making demonstration, make a pocket-sized skating rink, and try ice-free curling as you celebrate Winterlude and Canada’s 150th birthday.

Behind the Scenes of the Canadian History Hall: Canada’s First Flag

February 16, 2017
Resource Centre
7 p.m.

An evening in conversation with Joan O’Malley, the amateur seamstress who made the prototype for the Maple Leaf flag adopted by Canada in 1965.

Awesome Flags

February 19, 2017
Grand Hall, Resource Centre, Canadian Children’s Museum
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate a banner day with a flag-based scavenger hunt, flag crafts, and a chance to hear the story of how Canada’s Maple Leaf flag came to be.

Family Day Fun with Flags

February 20, 2017
Grand Hall, Resource Centre, Canadian Children’s Museum
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Day becomes Flag Day as kids can go on a flag scavenger hunt, master some flag crafts, and hear the stories behind Canada’s Maple Leaf flag.

Playing Through History

February 25 to March 5, 2017; March 11 to 19, 2017
Grand Hall, Riverview Salon, River Mezzanine
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.

Enjoy some family fun with games for kids and adults, inspired by the much-anticipated Canadian History Hall.

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