PlayVille is an exciting new indoor dramatic play centre!  Set up like a little village there are a variety of centres to foster imagination and make-believe play.  The village play experiences within a grocery store, vet clinic, school, bakery, house and more!

Hamilton Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 16th, 4:30 pm

Please join us once again in welcoming Santa and Mrs Claus to our city!

Parade route:

Starts on Barton St W & Bay St N
South on Bay St N to York Blvd
East on York Blvd to James St N
North on James St N to finish at James St N and Barton St W


STEAM Saturdays Workshop: Crime Scene Explorers

Saturday, November 16th, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue

The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology is excited to present the “STEAM Saturdays” kids workshop series! Each month focuses on a different subject in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.).  November's workshop theme is: CSE: Crime Scene Explorers!

Have you ever dreamed of being a detective? Solving mysteries? Do you love whodunnits? Here is your chance to learn some of the science behind Crime Scene Investigations and use your expertise to solve a crime in the museum! Forensic science applies different sciences to criminal investigations by collecting, preserving, and analysing evidence. Just like in a real lab we will gather clues and test samples. Together we will use forensic chemistry, podiatry, dactyloscopy, and chromatographics to find the suspect; in other words, you will try your hand at testing substances, comparing foot prints, dusting for fingerprints, examining inks, and writing secret messages to take home! Cross the caution tape and help us solve the mystery!

$25.00 per child. Recommended for ages 7 to 12. Pre-registration required. Call the museum at 905-546-4797 or email for more information.


Paint a Jubilant Table Christmas Tree

Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Terra Greenhouse locations

Kids are welcome to join in this fun paint a tree workshop. This 5″ jubilant tree stands on a table top perfect for children’s bedrooms or as a personalized centerpiece in the home! Kids can choose their own colours!
All workshop tools are supplied. Paint friendly cloths are recommended. $9.99



Glow Kids Family Dance Party

Sunday, November 17th, 1:30 pm to 4:30 m

Sous Bas, 145 Main Street East

We are so excited to be bring back our All Ages Family Dance Party!!  DJ Rosé will be spinning the funnest danciest pop and electro on Sunday, November 17 at Sous Bas!  The theme for this event is GLOW! We will have glowsticks and blacklight crafts. Now we leave it up to you and your crew to interpret what 'glow' means and how you can show it! Tickets are $15 in advance per family, and $20 at the door with limited PWYC! As always we encourage costumes or dressing however you feel best, and to come with PLUR in your hearts. Accessibility info: Sous Bas is down a flight of stairs, all on one floor with universal gender washrooms. There will be an infant change table set up for this event.


In-store Santa Visits & The Elf on The Shelf® Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, November 17th, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Toys R Us, Upper Wentworth Street

Bring in your kids and get some one-on-one time with Santa and build your Holiday Wish List!

While instore kid's can take part in a special The Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt and locate seven Scout Elf photos hidden throughout the store to reveal a special message from Santa!! Participants will receive a FREE* The Elf on the Shelf holiday marker and 2 colouring sheets! PLUS, parents can enter the ballot contest for a chance to WIN** an Elf on the Shelf® prize pack (ARV $89.92)!


Pokemon Let’s Play

Sunday, November 17th, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Black Knight Games, 864 Mohawk Road East

Pokémon has always been one of the most popular games in our store because it does such a great job of appealing both to experienced players and brand new ones! To give players of all sorts, and all ages, a crack at playing some Pokémon every month, we are putting on a special Let’s Play! event to get everyone out to play some games!

Format: Let’s Play is a unique format because it’s a bit of everything. There will be pick-up games, as well as introductory games for anyone that is new to the game – we will have an official Pokémon Professor on hand! We may decide to run a quick tournament if there is interest. This event is for all ages.

Entry Fee: FREE! If we decide to run a spur of the moment tourney there would be a possible entry fee for that, but it would be low and participation in it isn’t required.

Prizes: Even though it’s a free event we will always have some cool give-aways for participants. Be sure to register as a participant if you’d like a crack at some fun Pokémon door prizes!



Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Home Play-off Game

Sunday, November 17th, 1:00 pm

Tim Hortons Field

Tickets available for purchase.


Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Sudbury Wolves

Saturday, November 9th, 4:00 pm

FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd.

Tickets available for purchase.


Part of the Machine:  Rock and Pinball

Exhibition runs from October 6th to January 12th

Joseph Brant Museum, 1240 Northshore Blvd, Burlington

The first special exhibition in the Showcase Gallery at the Joseph Brant Museum, is the Canadian premiere of Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The interactive exhibition features rock-themed, playable pinball machines alongside merchandise and artifacts related to artists and bands.


Hamilton Public Library Family Movies & Special Events

For event listings at the HPL Click here


Michaels Craft Store Kids Club​

Saturdays, starting every ½ hour from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Check website for more information.  ​


Family Favourite Movies

Saturdays @ 11:00 am

SilverCity Hamilton Mountain

Join us on Saturday mornings at 11am for Cineplex Family Favourites. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with your family.

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