Family Fun Things to Do During Christmas & Winter Holidays in Regina

 Events & Activities in Regina During Winter – Christmas Break:

Friday, December 21, 2018 – Sunday, January 6, 2019

Family fun things to do during Christmas holidays including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.  

I. Kids Activities

Noon Year’s Eve

Looking for an amazing way to spend New Year’s Eve with your family? Join us with your kids, your friends, and everyone you know at the Science Centre and ring in the New Year without staying up late! Our BIG BANG Stage Show starts at 11:45am and you can help us countdown to Noon. Don’t miss this awesome event with a ton of added activities, free snacks, face painting, and so much more! Details

Monday, December 31, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Saskatchewan Science Centre, 2903 Powerhouse Drive, Regina

$15

School Break Short Films

Looking for something to do indoors with your family over the Christmas break from school?

We are showing a selection of short films from the National Film Board to add some extra value to your Museum visit! The films will run daily on a repeating loop and will feature a variety of live action and animated shorts that are sure to appeal to all ages. Details

December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019
December 24 – 26 & 31 | Closed

Western Development Museum, 50 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK

Regular Museum admission applies: Adult $10; Senior (65 +) $9; Student (with valid student card) $7; Children (6-12)
$4; Preschool Children (5-) Free; Free for WDM members

School’s Out!

A little something extra offered by our museum educators on dates when both Regina Public and Regina Catholic are out of school. Designed for family groups, look for programs such as Discovery Tables or scavenger hunts.

  • Field Station –  Help us hunt for microfossils | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Nature Detective – Visit the stations in the Life Sciences Gallery and solve the winter mystery.
  • Paleo Pit  – There are new “Make and Take” activities in the Pit. Details

December 27, 2018 – January 6, 2019 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
The Paleo Pit is open on from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Admission by donation

Studio Sundays at the Gallery

Bring your family to the BMO Learning Centre and explore art interactively.

Creating Canvas Bookmarks – Come create your own custom canvas bookmarks, exploring the medium of fabric and textiles shown throughout Home Economics.

Create Your Own Storybook – This Sunday, join us for an afternoon of storytelling. Create your own story book inspired by a reading of Art from her Heart by Folk Artist Clementine Hunter. Details

Creating Canvas Bookmarks | December 30, 2018 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Create Your Own Storybook | Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert Street, Regina

Free with museum admission
General Admission: $11.00 (+ GST) per person

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Fun and free for all ages!  Join us birding, snacks and a visit from a furry friend from the Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation. Details

Saturday, January 5, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Wascana Place, 2900 Wascana Drive, Regina

Free, Please RSVP to Lacey [email protected] or call 1-306-780-9481.

Family Movies

Holiday Hours at Attractions

Monday Closed
Tuesday – Friday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday & Statutory Holidays | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
December 25 | Closed

Regular hours: Tuesday – Sunday | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
December 24 – 26 & 31 | Closed

Daily | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Holiday Hours: December 10 – 25 | Closed
December 31 | 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
December 26 & January 1 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday – Friday | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Saturday | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Regular hours: Monday – Wednesday, Friday – Saturday | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday | 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday and Holidays | 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Holiday Hours: December 24 & 31 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
December 26 | Noon – 5:30 PM
December 27 & 28 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
December 25 & January 1 | Closed

Saturday – Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Thursday | 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday | 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

All RPL locations will be closed on December 24 – 26, 31 & January 1. TThe RPL Film Theatre will remain open for regular screenings on December 31.

Holiday hours of Sandra Schmirler Leisure Centre, Optimist Ice ArenaNorth West Leisure CentreWheat City Kinsmen Ice Arena

II. Live Music

2018 Jazz Homecoming Concert

Featuring George Evans. Details

Friday, December 28, 2018 | 8:00 PM

LeBistro, 3850 Hillsdale Street, Regina

$5 – $30

2018 Recital Competition Winner

Dominic Ghiglione, trombone, with Cherith Alexander, piano. Details

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Westminster United Church, Regina

Adult C $35.00
Senior (60+) C $30.00
Non U of R Student C $25.00
Child (under 18) C $5.00

III. Live Theatre for the Whole Family

The Hobbit

Based on the best-selling novel by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit follows Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented Hobbit who rarely leaves the comforts of home. When a powerful Wizard and a band of unruly Dwarves show up on his doorstep, Bilbo’s world is turned upside down as they whisk him away on an epic adventure to reclaim their mountain home and the treasure within it. Details

November 28 – December 27, 2018

Globe Theatre – Main Stage, 1801 Scarth Street, Regina

$31.50 – $88.73

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more-plus some surprising new twists! Details

January 4 – 5, 2019
January 4 | 7:00 PM
January 5 | 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Pre-Show Dinner | January 4 – 5 | 7:00 PM

Conexus Arts Centre, 200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina

$47 – $95; Pre-Show Dinner $32

Frozen in Time

A show for the kids that the whole family will enjoy! A show featuring a 3 character cast of the Snow Queen, the Ice Princess, and their lovable friends. Join them as they go back in time to tell their story as you sing-a-long with them to all your favourite songs. All VIP seats include front of the theatre seating, and a photo opportunity with the cast on stage after the show during an exclusive meet and greet. Perfect for girls, boys, and adults! Fun for the entire family. Details

Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Conexus Arts Centre, 200 Lakeshore Drive, Regina

$27.50

IV. Sports

Resolution Run

Join us for a healthy start into the New Year!! Details

Monday, December 31, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Regina Running Room, 2118 Albert Street, Regina

5K Run/Walk: Until Dec 26: $65; Race Day: $70; 1K Kids Run: $10; Race Day: $15

Cure for the Brrrr

January weather can be interesting to say the least…it’s hard to predict whether you’ll be able to run a marathon, half-marathon, or a shorter distance. Wascana Place will be open from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm to allow you to check in, warm up, grab some hot chocolate, or whatever. There will be a group start at 7:30, but we’re flexible! You can start any time after you check in (9:30, 10:42, 11:07, whatever) but you must be finished by 1:30 pm. Details

January 6, 2019 | 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Wascana Place and the Blue Trail around Wascana Lake

Register

SHA Bantam Sask First Tournament

Details

December 28 – 30, 2018

Cooperators Centre, 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina

Jim Benning Ringette Tournament

Details

January 4 – 6, 2019

Cooperators Centre, 1700 Elphinstone Street, Regina

Regina Pats

vs. Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday, December 28, 2018 | 7:00 PM
vs. Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 | 4:00 PM
vs. Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 4:00 PM

Brandt Centre, Evraz Place

Tickets

V. Other Events/Activities

Christmas LIGHTS

2018 Christmas Lights in Regina

  • Candy Cane Lane Holiday Light Festival: Tour homes in Normanview that comprise the “Premiere Holiday Group Display” in Regina. December 7 – 23, 2018 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM @ 7th Avenue North and Champ Crescent
  • Christmas Lights Across Canada – Regina: Visitors can enjoy the lights throughout the holiday season. Through Early January @ Saskatchewan Legislative Building, 2405 Legislative Drive, Regina

Christmas Wonders

Christmas themed floral display. Details

November 30, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Regina Floral Conservatory, 1450B Fourth Avenue, Regina

Free

Other Activities

  • Enjoy the many free activities offered at City of Regina’s Leisure centres. Details
  • Who said there is nothing to do at Provincial Parks in winter? Enjoy ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tobogganing and more at the parks.
  • Winter Camping can be challenging, but fun. Check out individual park site to see which National/Provincial park is open for winter camping. Be sure to take the necessary arrangements before you head out!
  • Regina Public library offers plenty of free activities to choose from for all ages including toddler story times. Plan ahead to attend some of the free activities in the following weekends: Details and link for registration
  • Plan a trip to neighbouring cities/town this winter. Drive through one of the most spectacular animated light displays at the Enchanted Forest in Saskatoon.
  • Go tobogganing.
  • Go cross country skiing.

Skating

Wipe away those winter blues! Grab your skates and join us throughout the winter season at Regina’s skating rinks. Details

  • Starts January 2019 @ Doug Wickenheiser Arena, 1127 Arnason Street North, Regina
  • October 3, 2018 to March 13, 2019 | Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Al Ritchie Arena, 2230 Lindsay Street, Regina
  • October 16, 2018 to March 12, 2019 | Tuesday | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Clarence Mahon Arena, 130 Brotherton Avenue, Regina
  • October 8, 2018 to March 18, 2019 | Monday | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Jack Hamilton Arena, 1010 McCarthy Boulevard Regina
  • October 5, 2018 to March 15, 2019 | Friday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Jack Staples Arena, 444 Broad Street North, Regina
  • October 6, 2018 to March 16, 2019 | Saturday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Murray Balfour Arena, 68 Massey Road Regina
  • October 21, 2018 to March 3, 2019 | Sunday |1:00 – 3:00 PM @ Optimist Arena, 222 Sunset Drive, Regina
  • Beginner Skate | Sunday |12:00 – 1:00 PM @ Optimist Arena
  • October 27, 2018 to March 9, 2019 | Saturday | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ Wheat City Kinsmen Arena, 560 Elphinstone Street  Regina
  • October 28 to December 30, 2018 | Sunday | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Wheat City Kinsmen Arena

Public skating is free at Clarence Mahon Arena, Al Ritchie arena  and Jack Staples Arena

Others: Family: $14.00 – Seniors (65+): $5.25 – Adult (25-64 yrs): $7.00 – Young Adult (19-24 yrs): $5.25; Youth (13-18 yrs): $4.50 – Children (2-12 yrs): $3.00 – Toddler (under 2 yrs): Free

Visit any of the The City of Regina’s 60 outdoor ice rinks at 41 different sites.

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