vancouver: kid & family friendly events

November is slowly moving on. It’s dark and cold, and the perfect time of the year to cosy up inside snuggled under a blanket reading books and making puzzles. But if you’re in the mood for something more exciting, don’t worry, there’s plenty to do around town. Check out lantern workshops (there are a few lantern parades coming up in a couple of weeks!), the Surrey Kids Conference or the Eastside Culture Crawl its own special crawl for the kiddos. Santa is arriving at Lougheed Town Centre with Bobs & LoLo in tow, and many other holiday events are kicking on. Check our Holiday Hub for the full story. MORE

Holiday Skates, Swims and Other Physical Activities

Who doesn’t over indulge and over lounge during the hols (guilty!)? There’s so much good food to eat, and it’s cold outside – perfect for channelling our inner lazy. However, we all know it’s not good for us. At a certain point, we have to get off the couch and out the door, so we’ve put together a list of swims, skates and other fun holiday activities to get the whole family up and moving. MORE

yoyo gift picks – canadian love

Looking for a unique (and tested) gift for the kids or maybe even for you? We’ve got 10 unique gifts tested and recommended by the yoyo team, from stocking stuffers for newborns to kids and even something just for mum! MORE

Breakfasts with Santa, and Santas on the Malls

It’s time for the real magic of Christmas – Santa Claus is everywhere at the same time! Santa will be in every shopping mall, ready to jot down the kiddos’ Christmas wishes and smile for the camera. Get your pictures taken with the Jolly Old Elf, but remember … line-ups get longer when Christmas is closer.
Santa will also be at community centres and other venues, ready to host all the little ones for a lovely breakfast. We’ve organized the breakfasts by date, so it’ll be easy for you to plan your weekends. Most require registration, and they sell out quickly, so give them a call soon. MORE

Holiday Concerts, Pantos and Other Performances

Holiday music is one of the sure signs that Christmas is getting closer! We hear it everywhere… But do we really listen? Why not take an afternoon or evening, and take the whole family to a Christmas concert, and enjoy traditional carols or classical music. Holiday pantos are another fun family-friendly tradition. If you’re in the mood for some laughs, wander over to a theatre near you. MORE

Holiday Crafts, Stories & Activities

What would Christmas be without handmade gifts and ornaments? There are so many ways for little hands (and bigger ones too) to get creative: from crafts to cookie decorating, find the activities that suit you and your family best. And then there are the Christmas stories … whether old and traditional or new and contemporary, they bring the magic of the season to life! MORE

vancouver: kid & family friendly events

The extended November long weekend is behind us, and these short weeks always feel so busy… We’re ready for another weekend! The eagles have returned to their winter spots along the Fraser River, and it’s time for the annual Fraser River Bald Eagle Festival. Take a day trip to Mission or Harrison Mills to catch a glimpse of these mighty birds. You can also learn about herbs in Lynn Valley, celebrate winter with Vikings at Surrey Museum, or catch the Very Hungry Caterpillar or Max and his Wild Things on stage. And believe it or not, holiday events are starting up around Lower Mainland! Wander over to Park Royal to see their holiday season opening, then check out our Holiday Hub for oodles of Holiday Listings! MORE

Holiday Celebrations, Parades, Festivals

T’is the twinkly season! From Christmas tree lightings and jolly Santa parades to festive music and glittering parties, there’s no shortage of holiday fun for the whole family this season. So dress warmly, grab your camera and have a holly jolly time out there! MORE

Contest: Win a Samsung Motion Sync Canister Vacuum

It’s been a great year here at yoyomama, and it’s all thanks to you! So in the spirit of thanks, we want to share a great prize with you, a little (okay big) something that we love and that we think you will too. It may not be sexy, but it sure is handy, and you could give it to your partner as a holiday gift (and a strong hint) – it’s a Samsung Motion Sync canister vacuum valued at $599! We tested it, we loved it, and we’ve got one to give away! MORE

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