Holiday Activities

While you are visiting RBG Centre for Holiday Traditions, join us for some hands-on activities, seasonal stories, and to explore the outdoors!

See the full schedule below for activities included in your general admission or membership. Looking for a full list of what's happening this month at RBG? Check out the events calendar.

   Part of Holiday Traditions

November 17 to December 23

Saturday and Sunday programs also run on P.A. days (November 23 and December 7)

Winter Walks

Saturdays and Sundays

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Hendrie Park

Take a guided walk with one of Santa’s Helpers to discover how the forest has changed to survive the coming winter.

Storytime

Saturdays and Sundays

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Join one of Santa’s Helpers to hear a fun holiday story.

Train Scavenger Hunts

Daily

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Borrow a scavenger hunt and explore our botanical train display.

Activity Book

Daily

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Pick up an activity book to complete the puzzles and connect-the-dots in all the different holiday activities at RBG!


December 27 to January 6

December 27–30, January 2–6; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 31; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Winter Walks

Daily

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.*; Hendrie Park

Take a guided walk to discover how the forest has changed to survive the coming winter. Meet in the Hendrie Park Tunnel.

*Afternoon Winter Walks will not be available December 31.

Storytime

Daily

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

Join an Interpreter to hear a fun holiday story.

*Afternoon Storytime will not be available December 31.

Train Scavenger Hunts

Daily

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Borrow a scavenger hunt and explore our botanical train display.

Activity Book

Daily

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Pick up an activity book to complete the puzzles and connect-the-dots in all the different holiday activities at RBG!

Seedy Activities

Daily

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre

Learn more about cool seeds, challenge your seed id, or make your own seed jewellery.


More Holiday Fun

Visit rbg.ca/events for more information or view the full calendar at rbg.ca/visitorevents.

RBG botanical model train

Trains at RBG

RBG loves trains! We are home to three separate locomotive attractions, running seasonally during Holiday Traditions.

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child posing with santa

North Pole Experiences

From Santa visits and train rides to brunches, there are lots of opportunities to have your own North Pole Experience at RBG

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Rock garden lower bowl lit up at night

Winter Lights at the Rock

festive lights lead you through a winter wonderland of charming Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites and the Escarpment Train Exhibit.

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