Join us for a luminous launch of the holiday season. Music and good cheer will fill the air as we celebrate family and festive winter traditions.
Activities run from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Free with Museum admission.
My Pop Choir: Enjoy the sweet harmonies of this talented group of community-based choirs! (12:00 & 2:00 PM)
Light & Lustre: All that glitters is not gold! Explore light and minerals with the help of cool microscopes, ROM experts, and an incredible new topaz gemstone.
Toronto Fire Service Pipes and Drums Band: Created in 1998, shortly after amalgamation, the first official Toronto Fire Services Pipe Band consisted of only 12 members. Although in its infancy, Toronto Fire Services Pipes and Drums has quickly developed a reputation as a solid pipe band with a quality sound. Hear the incredible sounds of this band in a live at performance at 1:00 pm.
Creature Corner: Join Hands On Exotics and get up close and personal with friendly wildlife.
Making Faces: Choose your colours and creatures, and be transformed by our amazing artists.
Storytime: Join us for stories about light, nature, family, community, and culture!
Hanukkah – Eight Crazy Nights: Jump into history and discover the origins of Hanukkah. Create your own lights to shine through the dark nights of winter.
Rangoli: Join Zista Arts with artist Jasmin Pannu and help complete a large interactive Rangoli, a colourful mosaic pattern used to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights.
Very Merry: Explore the traditions of Christmas through ROM collections.
ROM ♥ the Holidays: Visit the ROM photostation to take a fun snapshot of the family!
Remarkable Reefs….and where to find them: Did you know corals are animals? Wade into the wonderful world of coral reefs and discover how ocean life depend on these curious creatures. 11 - 4 PM
Visiting Voices: Join us for tales of community, family, and cultural traditions, old and new. Kristine Maitland, a member of the Storytellers of Canada, will explore two different holidays of light: one celebrated by Europeans and one created in the United States by African-Americans. 12:30 PM & 2:30 PM (20 mins)
Canadian Blood Services: Decorate a card and find out how to #GiveLife.