Until Feb 25

Ice skating on Parliament Hill


Jan 1

Butterflies in Flight at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Enter a world of brilliant butterflies! Experience a warm relaxing tropical environment with flowering plants and hundreds of live butterflies. This special exhibition features live, tropical butterflies that will be on view until April 2, 2018.



Alice in Winterland

Alice in Winterland is coming to The Gladstone Theatre December 28th to January 7th. It’s the classic Alice we all know and love, with a wintry twist. Come join her down the rabbit hole and witness the Gladstone transform into a winter wonderland. 


 Jan 2-9

Trolls and Shrek Story Rolls

Invent your own Shrek-inspired tale through a game of visual cues that allows you to build your own adventure. Volunteers will also be on hand in a costuming area, where you can dress up as characters from Trolls.

Jan 5-6

Recycle in the New Year

Use upcycled materials from EcoEquitable to make your own rag doll and listen to Junkyard Symphony performing on homemade musical instruments. Decorate your own bag with recycled materials and take home a tasty treat.


 Jan 6

Sangamam 2018

An evening of Indian classical music and dance by children and youth, raising funds for Autism Canada.



Jan 10

Stittsville Family Cooking Club

Join the Potential Programme for our Cooking Club in Stittsville! Designed for the whole family, in this class you’ll learn how to make a complete meal and can then enjoy it together!


Jan 13

The Firebird

The internationally-acclaimed Enchantment Theatre Company makes its NAC debut! An enchanted tree with golden apples. An evil magician conjuring a terrible storm. A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. See and hear the captivating Russian tale of Prince Ivan and the majestic Firebird as Stravinsky’s famous music comes to life, complete with life-sized puppets, masks and magic.


 Jan 14

Rhythm and Dance

Five versatile wind players, along with percussionist Kenneth Simpson, will showcase popular dance styles through the ages including ancient Hungary and Spanish Tango. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!Come early! Join us for 30 minutes prior to each concert for free activities presented by Ottawa Suzuki Strings and Music for Young Children!


Jan 15-Mar 5

Move it Ottawa! by Autism Ontario

Dance and movement classes specifically designed to engage and encourage children with ASD. Siblings and friends welcome! Move-it! classes include fun exercises and games as well as choreography.


Jan 18

Taste in the Glebe

Sold out! Please, call 613-233-8713 to be put on the waitlist. This annual event features over 30 famous Ottawa restaurants, eateries and coffee shops all under one roof.


 Jan 20

Ottawa’s 4th Annual Princess Party for CHEO

Several well known princesses will be joining in on the fun activites planned … so we invite all the girls/boys to wear their princess costumes or their most fabulous attire.


Ottawa’s 4th Annual Pokemon/Superhero Party for CHEO

Several stations made to develop kids’ pokemon trainer skills – inflatable structures, pokemon trading, pokemon training exercises, obstacle courses … basically lots of excitment!!


Jan 21

Kanata Nordic Snow Day

A free day of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skijoring and play park antics.

 Celebrate Family Literacy Day with Kattam and his Tams-Tams 

Enjoy a musical performance with Kattam and his tams-tams accompanied by his monkey Takoum. To the sound of balafon, gongoma, djembe, derbouka, naffar and dhol, percussionist Kattam invites you to discover Africa, the Middle East and India through rhythm, song and dance! 


Ali Abdou et les ténèbres de l’Arkansas

Ali Abdou est l’apprenti magicien du seul, de l’unique, du Grand Magicien Salazar. Mais, ô malheur!, voilà que celui-ci manque à l’appel. Il partira donc à sa recherche. Une pièce de théâtre mystérieuse aux teintes d’Arabie qui nous en apprend sur l’autonomie, la confiance en soi et la fraternité.


Jan 27

Family Fun Day at Gaia Wellness Retreat

This day will be packed with lots of fun outdoor family activities like ice-skating on the frozen lake, pick-up hockey games, tobogganing on one of the big hills, going snowshoeing along one of GWR’s many trails, open sauna and yoga classes. La Peche, QC.


Jan 28

Ottawa Tubing Party

Let’s have some outdoor winter fun tubing at Edelweiss Mountain!

Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun-filled day of tubing down the mountain. Afterwards, why not go to the cafeteria for a cup of hot chocolate – on us!


Jan 31

Free Workshop: Food and Your Child’s Mood- What’s the Connection?

Inattention, meltdowns, aggression, tantrums, fatigue, hyperactivity, depression, anxiety… food can play a big part in your child’s mood and behaviour. 



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