This Weekend at RBG: November 24 to 26

There's always something new at RBG! Check back each week for an updated list of tours, events, classes, entertainment, and more!
For information on future weekends and the weekday schedule, check out the RBG visitor events calendar

 
 
 

Holiday Traditions

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RBG's seasonal celebration begins Saturday November 18, and we're starting off right with two trains, a new light show, family entertainment, holiday activities, and more! Scroll down for the weekend schedule, or click here for more details.

 

 
 
 
 

Displays and Exhibits

 
 
 

Friday, Sunday

Winter Lights at the Rock

5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (last admittance is 7:30 p.m.); Rock Garden

Let the light be your guide as the Rock Garden awakens the spirit of winter! Explore how multicultural traditions and activities that make us quintessentially Canadian are rooted in natural phenomena that change the seasons. Immerse yourself in a story of celebrations and adaptations. See rbg.ca/winterlights for more dates.

Tickets & More Information

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions
 
 

Saturday and Sunday

NEW Escarpment Train Exhibit

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rock Garden

All aboard! RBG’s newest train experience takes you on a journey through four seasons of whimsical Canadian landscapes while telling the story of how railroads shaped our history. The Escarpment Train Exhibit illustrates three eras of locomotion history including the steam engines of the late 1800s, the streamliners of the 1930s and the powerful modern diesels of the 1960s up to present day.

Included in your General Admission
(Pre-Registration Required)

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions
 
 
 

November 18 to January 7

Botanical Train Display

Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; RBG Centre
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; RBG Centre

Constructed from over seven tons of cedar slabs, 3,000 pounds of rock and 250 feet of track, the Botanical Train Show features famous Canadian landmarks from coast to coast!

 Included in your General Admission

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions

 

 
 
 

Entertainment

 
 
 

Saturday November 25

The Harlequin Singers

11:30 a.m.; RBG Centre

For the past 45 years, The Harlequin Singers have entertained thousands of music lovers as one of Ontario’s largest and premier Broadway music choirs. Singing to sold-out shows, the Harlequins have developed a unique jazzy, mellow sound. The vast repertoire is drawn from Broadway musicals, award winning films, the big band era, jazz, contemporary, folk and pop charts.

 Included in your General Admission

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions

 

 
 

Saturday November 18

Darren Bedford

3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; RBG Centre

Darren performs on a unicycle, with a variety show featuring juggling, yo-yo tricks, plate spinning, and balloon animals and lots of interaction and audience participation.

 Included in your General Admission

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions

 

 
 
 

Sunday November 26

Enchorus Children’s Choir

11:00 a.m.; RBG Centre

The Enchorus Children's Choir was started in October 2012 by Catherine Richardson, a local teacher and musician, who was invited by The Burlington Concert Band to provide a choir to sing at the 2012 Sounds of Christmas Concert. Within two weeks, Catherine gathered 17 eager young children together. They became the Enchorus Children's Choir and have grown to 24 members. Over the last 3 years, the choir has performed with the Halton Regional Police Chorus, the Circle of Harmony, the Tempus Choral Society, the Burlington Civic Chorale and at several community events.

 Included in your General Admission

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions

 

 

 

 
 

Sunday November 26

Stylamanders

1:30 p.m.; RBG Centre

The Stylamanders perform an interactive Christmas Show with lots of audience participation, yo-yo tricks and sing-a-longs. Fun for ALL! Lots of songs from their all original Christmas CD!

 Included in your General Admission

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions

 

 
 
 

Discover and Learn

 
 
 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Winter Walks

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.

 Included in your General Admission

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions

 

 
 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Storytime

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

Join an Interpreter to hear a fun holiday story.

 Included in your General Admission

 

   Part of Holiday Traditions

 

 
 
 

Saturday November 25

Not Just a Birding Club

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Nature Interpretive Centre

We walk. We look. We listen. We observe. We talk. We explore. We note. We seek. We bird! Join Jackson Hudecki and the Club of like-minded birders, while helping contribute to bird conservation and RBG’s efforts behind these wonderful creatures. All skill levels welcome.

Registration Required $20 (Members 10% off)

 

 
 
 

Get Active

 
 
 

Sundays

Back to Nature Hike

2:00 p.m. | A different location each week
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Each Sunday of the month our volunteer Back to Nature hike leaders offer free hikes through the vast ecosystems of RBG’s lands, allowing people to familiarize themselves with the area so they can continue to explore with their friends and family.

 

November 26: Cootes South Shore; meet at the Aviary parking lot on Oak Knoll Drive, Hamilton

 

 
 
 

What's In Bloom

 
 
 

What's in Bloom at RBG

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Across RBG
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Take a self-guided tour, and see what flowers and plants are at their peak across RBG Gardens and Nature Sanctuaries.

 
 

Plant of the Week

Jade Plant; Rock Garden
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Check back each week to discover the history and features of a selected plant before coming out to see it in person.