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Christmas & Winter Break in Delta!

Nov 30, 2015

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!


To celebrate the holiday season, Delta is offering a wide range of winter break activities & events for all ages (including adults).

See our Activity Guide for more details. For further information or to register for programs, call 604-952-3000.

Santa Claus is Coming To Town!
Enjoy an event for the whole family, including breakfast & photos with Santa,
crafts, photo booths & skating. ‘Roaming Rascals’ (SD) or ‘Creative Critters’ (ND)
will be set up to help burn off the excitement.

All those attending must purchase a ticket. Tickets are on sale now at LD Leisure, SD Rec & Winskill for the December 5 event & at ND Rec & Sungod for the December 12
event. $7 per person (free for those 1 yr & under). Both events run from 9 am – 12 pm.

FREE Christmas Events!


Christmas Concert

Ladner Community Centre (Tuesday, December 8, 7 – 9:30 pm)
Enjoy a free evening filled with Christmas favourites & a sing-along with the Delta Concert Band, Delta Music Makers & the Delta Secondary School Concert Choir. Please bring a donation to the Food Bank.

Artisan Fair
Tsawwassen Arts Centre (Saturday, December 12, 10 am – 4 pm)
Looking for those last-minute Christmas presents? Choose from local artists' handmade pieces.

36th Annual Polar Bear Madness Event
Boundary Bay Regional Park (Friday, January 1, 1 pm)
Are you brave? And crazy? Don’t miss out on this chilly plunge in majestic Boundary Bay. Enjoy children’s activities and entertainment for the entire family. Registration begins at 12 pm.

Registered Programs for Preschoolers


A Morning in Whoville

Welcome to Whoville, all decorated with cheer – even the Grinch himself may suddenly appear! Enjoy a morning of sing-alongs, crafts, and tasty treats. Cost is $10 per 1 child & 1 adult (each additional adult is $4).

This event will be held at Harris Barn on December 15, 16, and 17 from 9:30 – 11:30 am.

Christmas Time for Twos
Celebrate the holiday season with crafts & stories. Parent participation required.

With 2 sessions, one on December 1 and another on December 8, there are two different times to register for at North Delta Recreation Centre or South Delta Recreation Centre, from 9:15 – 10:15 am and 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Winter Break Kids Camp
A broad range of activities, games, music, art & FUN! Remember to pack a peanut-free snack for each day.

There are three sessions at a variety of venues throughout Delta, running from December 29 to 31 from 9:30 am – 12 pm.

Drop-in Programs for Preschoolers

Regular drop-in admission rates apply unless otherwise noted.

Creative Critters
Explore the arts with your preschooler! Crafts, paints & dress-up clothes will be set up for you & your little one to play with.

Parent & Tot Art
Enjoy creating crafts & art projects while socializing with other families. Be prepared for lots of fun!

Registered Programs for Children


12
Days Before Christmas
Starting December 12 and running through December 23, the Firehall Centre for the Arts and the Tsawwassen Arts Centre are hosting a variety of workshops for kids between the ages of 6 and 12 to get them prepared for Christmas. 

View the full schedule for information about each event. 

Art Camp
Explore different types of art from painting to pastels to paper mache & more! Take home a different project each day.

This takes place at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre over the course of 3 sessions from December 21 to December 23, 9 am – 12 pm; and December 28 to 30, 12:30 – 3:30 pm.

Art Quest
Explore your creative side! Activities may include sewing, cooking, drama, photography, painting, dance & science. This is perfect for artists between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.

The three sessions are hosted at the Firehall Centre for the Arts from December 28 through 31, from 1–3 pm.

Christmas Crafting
Create one-of-a-kind Christmas presents.

This workshop takes place on December 19 from 2 – 3:30 pm, for crafters between 6 and 12 years old.

Day Camp
Head over to North Delta or South Delta Recreation Centre for a day of fun and learning! Activities may include arts & crafts, ice skating & time in the kitchen to create your own snack. Before care (7 – 9 am) and after care (3 – 6 pm) are available at additional cost.

Camps run from December 21 through 23 or December 29 to 31 from 9 am – 3 pm.

Drama & Acting
Perfect for kids who want to develop their self-expression & love active drama games, improvisation & readers' theatre. There will be a performance for family & friends at the end of the week!

The Firehall Centre for the Arts holds a 4-session class from December 28 to 31, from 9 am – 12 pm, for kids between 6 and 12 years old.

The Tsawwassen Arts Centre holds two 3-session classes:
Ages 6 to 9  –  December 21 to 23, from 9 am – 12 pm
Ages 10 to 13  –  December 21 to 23, from 12:30 – 3:30 pm

DIGIVATIONS Mini-Academy
Innovation, Sci-Tech, Arts & Movement. Discuss current & historical events & the minds that bring science, technology, design & the arts to life. Solve 21st century grand challenges. This workshop is ideal for creative kids between the ages of 7 and 13.

Three sessions are hosted at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, December 21 to 23, or December 29 to 31, from 9 am – 3 pm.

DIY Christmas Workshop
Come and create a wonderful, festive gift! For kids 6 to 8 years old. Workshops are held at Harris Barn on December 6 or December 13, from 2 – 4 pm.

Fimo Clay Holiday Creations
Create snowmen, reindeer & Santa with bright, colourful, pliable fimo clay. The Tsawwassen Arts Centre hosts these workshops on December 19, from 9:30 – 11 am for kids aged 5 to 7, and 11:30 am – 1 pm for kids aged 8 to 12.

Holiday Camp
Create festive projects with your friends! Crafts, games, baking & lots of holiday fun to be had for kids 5 to 10 years old.

These 3-session workshops are offered at Harris Barn, December 21 through 23, or December 28 through 30, from 10 am – 2 pm.

Leaders of Tomorrow Level 2
This program is for Grade 10 or 11 students (aged 15 to 17) interested in learning leadership skills, specifically in a community recreation setting. Participants will take on additional responsibilities when participating in a 20-hour placement.

Harris Barn (2 sessions)  –  December 29 to 30, 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Sungod Recreation Centre (2 sessions)  –  December 29 to 30, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Make Your Own UGLY Christmas Sweater
Need we say more? Participants bring their own sweater or top to class & we will provide all the fixings to make it as horribly festive as possible.

The Firehall Centre for the Arts hosts two workshops:
Ages 9 to 12  –  December 5, from 10:30 am – 12 pm
Ages 13 to 16  –  December 5, from 12:30 – 2 pm

Musical Theatre
A great opportunity for kids to combine dancing, singing & acting. Vocal exercises, drama games & jazz techniques are covered.

The Firehall Centre for the Arts holds a 4-session class December 28 to 31, from 12:30 – 3:30 pm, for kids 7 to 12 years old.

The Tsawwassen Arts Centre holds two 3-session classes:
Ages 6 to 9  –  December 28 to 31, from 9 am – 12 pm
Ages 10 to 13  –  December 28 to 31, from 12:30 –3:30 pm

Drop-in Programs for Children

Regular drop-in admission rates apply unless otherwise noted.

Art at the Firehall
Each drop-in class at the Firehall Centre for the Arts has something different. Try your hand at a variety of projects including drawing, cartooning or painting. For kids 7 to 12 years old.
December 21 to 24, from 9:30 – 11:30 am
December 28 to 31, from 9:30 – 11:30 am

Arts & Crafts
Stop by the Tsawwassen Arts Centre to create a few fun arts & crafts projects. Our leader will have tables set up with different art supplies so that you can create freely or make something specific. For kids 7 to 12 years old.
December 21 to 30, from 9:30 – 11:30 am

Drop & Shop
Are you looking for a place for your kids to be active while you do your Christmas shopping? Hang out with us at the South Delta Recreation Centre! We will provide supervised games & activities. For kids 7 to 11 years old.
December 17, from 4 – 7 pm
December 19, from 5 – 8 pm
December 21, from 4 – 7 pm
December 23, from 4 – 7 pm

Registered Programs for Adults


12 Jars of Christmas

Do you need some fun last minute Christmas gift ideas? Sign up for a session of crafting with mason jars to create unique gifts. You will take home 3 gift ideas each night. Try 1 class, or sign up for all 4 nights for a total of 12 different gift ideas!

Each session is held at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre:
Session 1: Food Gifts  –  November 30, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 2: Spa Gifts  –  December 2, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 3: Gifts for Kids  –  December 7, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 4: Special Gifts  –  December 9, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Fimo Clay Holiday Creations
Looking for the perfect gift for your children? Create a memory with fimo clay. Special one-of-a-kind ornaments for your children. This workshop is hosted by the Tsawwassen Arts Centre on December 19, from 6 – 8 pm.

Seniors


Kennedy

Tickets for the following events are available at the Centre. Call 604.594.2717.

New Year’s Brunch (Thursday, December 31, Doors open 9:30 am, Brunch 10 am – 12 pm)

Prepare to be wowed! The Socials Committee will be transforming the Main Hall using a black and gold theme. The Café will be pulling out all the stops for this exceptional brunch. We will also be enjoying the classical guitar music of James Devon. Members $18 / Guests $22

McKee
Tickets for the following events are available at the Centre. Call 604.946.1411.

Christmas Concert at McKee (Friday, December 11, 7 – 9 pm)
Spend an evening listening to traditional Christmas Music. Admission is free with a donation to the Food Bank.

Wine & Cheese Social (Sunday, December 13, 2 – 4 pm)
Join us for a selection of cheese & local wines, with entertainment by the Delta Music Makers. Members $5 / Guests $7

Christmas Day Luncheon (Friday, December 25, 11:30 am – 3 pm)
Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Members $6 / Guests $11

Welcome to 2016 (Friday, January 1, 2 – 4 pm)
Get together to celebrate the New Year & enjoy coffee, tea & cookies. Members $3 / Guests $5

Arenas


Skate with the Grinch

Bring your camera for a visit to Whoville. Everyone welcome!
Ladner Leisure Centre, December 12, from 6:15 – 7:45 pm

Winter Wonderland & Polar North
Join us for some old fashioned skating on the pond while enjoying our spectacular lighting displays.

Winter Wonderland 
South Delta Recreation Centre
December 20–23 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm)
December 27–30 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm)
December 31 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm)
January 1 (1:30 – 5 pm)
January 2 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm)

Polar North
North Delta Recreation Centre
December 21–23 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm)
December 27–30 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm)
December 31 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm)
January 1 (1:30 – 5 pm)
January 2 (10 am – 12 pm, 1:30 – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm)

New Year's Day Skates (January 1)
Start the New Year off right – be active & come to the arena for a family skate! Family admission rates apply.
Ladner Leisure Centre, from 1 – 2:30 pm
North Delta Recreation Centre, from 1:30 – 5 pm
South Delta Recreation Centre, from 1:30 – 5 pm

Aquatics


Family Fun Movie Night

Come to the pool to watch a family movie & snack on popcorn. 
Ladner Leisure Centre, Friday, December 4, 7 – 9 pm.

Underwater Photos With Santa
Have your picture taken with Santa & we will email the picture to you. Cost for the photo is a non-perishable item for the Food Bank. 

Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Saturday, December 5, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Winter Splash
It’s the last weekend before Santa comes! Enjoy an array of games with a playleader, wear a shaving cream beard & be jolly. Candy prizes will be given to active participants. Ladner Leisure Centre, Saturday December 19, 1 – 3 pm
Sungod Recreation Centre, Saturday December 19, 1 – 3 pm

Frozen New Year's Day Swim
Celebrate the New Year with a bunch of frozen challenges at any of our aquatics centres! Games with a playleader from 12:30 – 4 pm. Family admission rates apply.

Fitness


Jingle Jump & Reindeer Rides

Enjoy festive land & cycle fit classes. Admission is by donation to the Food Bank – please bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Stay in shape over the holidays while you help those who have less. 

Jingle Jump
Sungod Recreation Centre, Wednesday, December 23, 9:15 - 10:15 am (Step Cardio)
Winskill Aquatics and Fitness Centre, December 23, 9:15 - 10:15 am (Muscle Max)
Ladner Leisure Centre, Sunday, December 27, 9:15 - 10: 45 am (Combo Step, Strength, Zumba, & Stretch)

Reindeer Ride 
Winskill Aquatics and Fitness Centre, Wednesday, December 23, 8 - 9 am (Cycle Fit)
Sungod Recreation Centre, Wednesday, December 23, 9:15 - 10:15 am (Cycle Fit)
Ladner Leisure Centre, Wednesday, December 23, 10:30 am - 12 am (Cycle Fit)