Get Outside And Play: 30/60 Winter Play Challenge

Get Outside and Play. Live & Play Every Day this Winter.
The 30/60 Winter Play Challenge is happening!
The City of Burlington wants you to Get Outside and Play this Winter.
Take the 30/60 Winter Play Challenge this winter! It is as easy as making snow angles or going for a hike.
Contest closes February 18, 2020. Participants must complete 30 activities by February 18, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.
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Free Public Skating (Indoor)

You can search directly on this page for every day Free Public Skating locations and times throughout the city!
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Free Outdoor Skating at Rotary Centennial Pond, at Spencer Smith Park

Rotary Centennial Pond, at Spencer Smith Park, is now open for recreational skating.
Skating hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily throughout the winter skating season.
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Free Outdoor Skating at Waterdown Memorial Park

The Waterdown Rotary Memorial Park Ice Loop is open for outdoor fun.
Children young and old were out in abundance this past weekend enjoying the good weather and taking advantage of the 230-metre loop covered in fresh ice. The loop is the one element of the park that cannot be rented and is open to all who wish to enjoy its smooth surface.
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First day Hike

Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Bronte Creek Provincial Park – 1219 Burloak, oakville ON, L6M 4J7
Start the New Year on the right foot, by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors! Bronte Creek Provincial Park encourages you and your and family to not only welcome the coming year, but to resolve to spend more time in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. #FirstDayHike
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Courage Polar Bear Dip

Date: Wednesday, January 1st 2020 | 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Coronation Park – 1426 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario
Dive into 2020 by taking the plunge with hundreds of other dippers at the Courage Polar Bear Dip. Dippers will show their courage by braving the icy waters of Lake Ontario to help provide clean water for developing countries. Whether you come to dip or join the thousands of spectators, you can also enjoy live music and take in the exciting festival atmosphere with family and friends. Dippers and spectators alike are encouraged to dress in their craziest costumes to win prizes and maybe even make the news!
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Winter Lights at the Rock Garden – RBG

Date: January 2, 2020 – January 5 2020 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens – 680 Plains Road West, Burlington ON, L7T 4H4
Thousands of festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites and the Escarpment Train Exhibit. This unique holiday experience provides a special evening for you and your loved ones to capture those perfect holiday memories!
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Craft & Tour at the Oakville Museum

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020 | 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate – 8 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
Looking for a fun holiday event for your 4-9 year old? Join us for an hour in the afternoon to make a craft with your child and take a guided tour of the Oakville Museum!
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Molding with Chocolate Workshop

Date: Thursday, January 9 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Chocolate Tales Studio – 430 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R 3K8
This one’s for the chocolate lovers! Use a selection of fun molds and molding techniques to shape your delicious chocolate creations and learn the tricks of the trade to create perfectly smooth shiny bon bons! Take away 20+ of your very own homemade molded chocolate candies!
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Dundas Winter Market

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 3:00 PM -7:00 PM
Location: Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. – 65 Hatt Street, Dundas ON, L9H 7T6
An artisanal food and crafts market that will create a vibrant space for the Dundas community to come together throughout the winter months. Make sure to stop by and have a look at the amazing things they have to offer!
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The Hamilton Low-Carb Keto Living Fair

Date: Sat, 11 January 2020 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds – 630 Trinity Road South, Hamilton, ON L0R 1R0
A one-day free event in Hamilton, bringing together the best foods, snacks, beverages, and ingredients to support a low-carb lifestyle!
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Furry Family Fun!

Date: Sunday, January 12 2020 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: J Hamilton – 1605 Main Street West, Hamilton ON, L8S 1E6
Have the post holiday blues got you down? Let us lift your spirits with a morning of Family Fun! We will be visited by some very special fuzzy little friends. Arts & Crafts, face painting, baby goats and so much more at this family friendly event!
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2020 Frank Sabatino Memorial Tournament

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020 – Sunday, January 19, 2020
Location: Sixteen Mile Sports Complex – 3070 Neyagawa Blvd., Oakville, Ontario
In loving memory of former conevener and MOHA advocate Frank Sabatino, Oakville is proud to host the Annual Frank Sabatino Memorial tournament across 3 local venues. Between January 17 and 19 this year, over 64 pewee hockey teams will be participating across Oakville, helping to proudly carry on Franks memory. Click the link below for more details on schedules and registration!
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Lunar New Year Celebration

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Burlington Performing Arts Centre – 440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7
All Ages | $35 general, $30 for BPAC members and $15 for youth
Redleaf Cultural Integration (RCI) will partnership with Burlington Performing Arts Center to present you with the annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Performances start at 2 PM in the main theatre and a free cultural exhibition is in the lobby
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The Burlington Oakville Bridal Show

Date: Saturday, January 18 11:00 AM – Sunday, January 19 5:00 PM
Location: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre – 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville ON, L6L 6P8
Halton’s most successful bridal show features over 20,000 square feet of fabulous exhibits from the areas top wedding professionals. Discover the latest trends in wedding fashion, food and decor. Meet creative and talented photographers and more!
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2020 Oakville Chinese New Year Gala

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Location: Oakville Centre, AEG Liebherr Auditorium – 130 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
The Oakville Chinese Network presents the New Year Celebration event. Join them as they celebrate the different heritages, ethnic groups and festivals of the Chinese New Year.
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Robbie Burns 8km Road Race

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 9:30 AM
Come out to Get Out There magazine’s “Best Winter Event” 8km run and raise money for jumpstart! This will be the 41st Annual Robbie Burns 8k Road Race! For more details, including registration, click the link below!
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Burlington Winter Beer Festival

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre – 3063 South Service Road, Burlington ON, L7N 3E9
An exciting celebration of beer and food pairing in partnership with local restaurants, community based organizations and progressive craft brewers from across the Province.
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Hamilton RV Expo

Date: January 24 – 26, 2020
Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Hamilton – 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope, ON
Hamilton RV Expo is the Premier Regional RV show in Canada with the widest selection of the provinces most trusted RV dealers. Come get inspired, get informed, be entertained and most importantly be ready to take advantage of great RV show specials and deals!
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Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020 | 8:00 PM
Location: Oakville Centre, AEG Liebherr Auditorium – 130 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario
From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie, and master hypnotist, Asad Mecci, comes a brand new, mind-blowing, side-splitting show combining hypnotism and improvisation. Twenty members of the audience will be put under hypnosis, and the five best will join Mochrie into a hypnotic improve extravaganza! This will be an entirely original and completely unforgettable show, for who knows where the unconscious mind will go! Get your tickets now!
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