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Top 12 Winter Family Fun Activities

    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!

    The Manitoba Museum features a NonSuch Christmas. For a limited time every year' come and enjoy the rare opportunity to go into the hold of the Nonsuch' an area that is not usually open to the public! There will be storytimes and entertainment Monday December 27 to Sunday January 7' 10:30am & 4 pm. Also check out the new kids Planetarium show called Perfect Little Planet for ages 10 & under.

    Have you ever been to the Western Canadian Aviation Museum? It's a great place for kids of all ages. They have kid friendly hands-on galleries featuring the aviation theme.

    The Manitoba Electrical Museum hosts their FREE exhibit All That Glows running now until December 30th. It is a history of holiday lighting from 1880 to the present. Located at 680 Harrow St.

    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!

    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.

    Laugh in the face of 30 below weather! Everyone gets to wear shorts and eat summer foods. Watch a summer time themed movie too!

    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.

    WSO Holiday Concerts for Families presents The Snowman. December 17 at 7:00pm' Centennial Concert Hall;

    MTYP presents A Charlie Brown double bill: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and A Charlie Brown Christmas For Ages 6 and up! December 8 to 30;

    PTE presents The Good' the Bad and the Munsch' based on stories by Robert Munsch December 21-January 7. The 7pm shows will be Pajama Party performances - where kids (and parents!) are invited to come in their pjs and enjoy milk and cookies in the lobby after the show. Portage Place' 3rd floor.

    Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents their seasonal classic Nutcracker December 21-30 at Centennial Concert Hall;

    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.

    Learn to ski or snowboard at Stony Mountain Ski Resort or Springhill Ski Hill. Both are close to the city and a great opportunity for a day of family fun.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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' videos' books on tape and more are available to check out with your FREE library card.

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