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Things to do with kids in Thunder Bay, December 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Two weeks of no school calls for PJ days, movie marathons and snow forts. Plus, there are some fun family-friendly events and activities to check out too, including some New Year’s Eve ideas. Here’s what’s going on in Thunder Bay from December 27, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Happy New Year!

Thursday December 27

Free public skating, Grandview Arena and Delaney Arena

Grab the skates and helmet and come out for free public skating from 1:30-3:30.

Christmas Movie Night, Brodie Library Do your kids know all the classic lines yet? Watch Home Alone (3-5:15pm) and Home Alone 2 (6:30-8:45pm) on the big screen at Brodie Library.

More info

Thursday December 28 and Friday December 29

Christmas Challenge, LU Thunderwolves vs Guelph Gryphons

Cheer on the Thunderwolves in this two-game series, both at 7pm at the Fort William Gardens. Admission required.

Friday December 29

Free public skating, Current River arena and Neebing arena

It’s the north and west sides’ turn for free public skating from 1:30 to 3:30.

7th Annual Winter Family Fest, 270 Windsor St.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay has plenty of outdoor fun (sleigh rides and snowmobile rides) and inside fun (a climbing wall, building area, science activities, caricature drawing and bouncy inflatables). 12-4pm. Free, including free snacks.

More info Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay on Facebook

Saturday December 30

Yoga for Food, St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Stretch your way out of holiday hibernation with free yoga, open to all ages and skill levels. Just bring a donation of food or cash for the Underground Gym, and your own yoga mat if you have one. 10:30-11:45am.

Sunday December 31 Winter Funday, Prince Arthur’s Landing It’s a free winter skating party from 2-4pm at our beautiful outdoor rink on the waterfront, plus there are inside activities at the Baggage Building Arts Centre when you want to warm up.

Brew Year’s Eve, Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. SGBC is offering a 3pm ball drop for families, including live entertainment, dancing, a craft station and kid-friendly sparkling beverage. 2-4pm, tickets for needed for adults (beer included, naturally). More info Sleeping Giant Taproom on Facebook

New Year’s Eve at Loch Lomond

Ski in the new year with a sit-down dinner, live music, fireworks and a kids’ camp from 7pm-12:30 am. Lifts run to 11pm. Tickets required.

Monday January 1

First Day Hike

A hike on January 1 is a tradition that began in the US 25 years ago. Pack some snacks (and coffee!) and get some fresh air with the kids at the Cascades, Kakabeka Falls or your other favourite winter outdoors spot.

January 2-6

Various events, Thunder Bay Public Library

The branches offer a variety of kid-friendly gatherings, from Family Lego Drop-in to storytime for kids under 2.

More info

Sunday January 7

Winter Funday, Prince Arthur’s Landing Willow Springs Creative Centre is hosting a Winter Treasure Hunt, 2-4pm. Free.

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