There’s always lots to do in Waterloo Region during December! From outdoor activities for winter enthusiasts, to things to enjoy while you’re cozied up indoors, take a look at these ways to make your December a month to remember!
7 Things to Do in December
Good Books, Great Programming and More
One look at the December events calendar at Idea Exchange, and you see just how many programs they offer for every member of the family!
From Holiday Meditation and Ukelele Jam Nights, to the latest contemporary art exhibit at both the Queen’s Square and Preston locations, Idea Exchange has a lot going on in December! And, don’t forget to take in the special Winter Holiday Light Show at The Old Post Office every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night!
Be an Armchair Coach
This is #RTown, and the Kitchener Rangers are our team! Take in a game during the holidays, including a New Year’s Day matinee! Tickets are available through their website.
The KW Titans tip off their season on December 28th, 2019 at The Aud. They’re part of the National Basketball League of Canada, Canada’s only professional men’s basketball league. Every game features lots of fun happening both on the court and in the stands; check out their entire schedule here.
Be Part of a Game!
Regardless of what the weather is like outside, there are plenty of indoor sports options.
At Golfplay, you can practice your swing anytime, while playing on more than 175 simulated world class golf courses! When you’re done, pop into the Ironwood Bistro for a drink and something to eat – including their signature stone oven pizza!
Players Indoor Golf & Sports Bar offers golf, along with 13 MultiSport simulators. Choose from basketball, baseball, lacrosse, soccer and more; you can even try Zombie Dodgeball! Players is also a great place to grab a bite and watch all the major league sports that happen during the holidays on their 11’ HD projection screens!
Players Indoor Golf & Sports Bar
Catch a Show
Drayton Entertainment features 3 shows in December: Good Ol’ Country Gospel, Elf – The Musical, and Sleeping Beauty – the Panto.
Over at Green Light Arts, they’re bringing back A Very Leila Christmas. It’s the story of Leila, who has just immigrated Canada tfrom Tehran, and is inspired to throw her very first Christmas party.
If you’re in the mood for music, the Centre in the Square is featuring shows that celebrate the season all month long! From the Trailer Park Boys to Serena Ryder, take a look at who’s on stage here.
Green Light Arts – A Very Leila Christmas
Escape to an Escape Room!
If you haven’t had enough ‘together’ time with family and friends over the holidays, how about gathering the gang and heading to an Escape Room for some fun? At Adventure Rooms Canada, choose from four unique escape games designed to test each participant’s logic, critical thinking, ability to work under pressure, and team work skills. Whether you’re looking for a family outing, a fun date night option, or a great way to spend time with friends, Adventure Rooms Canada has got you covered!
Over at Bingemans you can head into the fantasy worlds of EscapeWorzX – 3 exciting escape rooms that provide hours of fun! Choose from Emergency Exit, Shafted, or The Sorcerer’s Study, and feel like you’re right in the middle of the action!
The Sorcerer’s Study at EscapeworX
Virtual Reality Experiences
When you want to do more than just play a game, virtual reality allows you to actually be the game!
At Mirage VR, try out their full-body, free-roam, multiplayer virtual-reality experience, also known as hyper-reality. Create your own avatar, choose your game experience, and get ready for the fun! Games take both individual effort and cooperative team play to complete.
Exhibits and Activities to Keep Everyone Busy
It’s a great time to head to those places you’ve always meant to go to, but never seem to have the time!
At the Waterloo Region Museum, you can take in their current exhibit called Going Places: Past Present Future. Mounted in celebration of the ION launch this past June, the exhibit showcases how the people of Waterloo Region have been actively ‘on the move’ by water, road, rail, and air. Don’t forget about their Holiday Family Fun Days that include daily activities and a lot of fun!
Or, if you’d like to escape the cold but a trip south isn’t in your budget, a visit to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory to take in the beautiful Flight of White event may be just what you’re looking for! With temperatures in their conservatory averaging 26’C, not to mention thousands of butterflies and tropical plants, it’s easy to pretend you’re down south! The conservatory also offers special holiday activities for the kids – and it’s included with their admission!
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