Winter Weekends in Kingston

With the cold winter weather now enveloping Kingston it is the perfect time to grab some coffee or hot cocoa-to-go and enjoy the numerous indoor activities in the many attractions of this amazing city! Most events listed below are available on weekends so you don’t have to wait until school ends to have some awesome family experiences.


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Military Communications and Electronics Museum

Come check out one of Kingston’s largest museums! This museum not only has some interactive portions for kids but also displays full scale military equipment. More importantly PETER BERG PRESENTS: “The Enigma Story: Technology, Turing, Trondheim, Toronto” on Dec. 2rd! It will be a constructive opportunity to learn some important technology history. – normally reserved for military members is now available to the public

Date: Dec. 2nd   

Admission: By donation

To register please contact

Regular hours: Mon-Fri 11-5pm

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Look no further than the Big Book Sale! Funds raised through the sale will help support the Graduate Visual Culture Association’s activities and gallery programs.

Date: Nov. 30th – Dec 4th

Admission: Free

Regular hours:

Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–4:30 pm
Thursday, to 9 pm (September–April)
Saturday and Sunday, 1–5 pm
Holiday Mondays, 1–5 pm (May–September)

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Modern Fuel

Modern Fuel presents: Modern Fest: Member’s show and sale! This event will feature two opportunities to show and see work with Modern Fest featuring work in both galleries and What is Modern? works in their window space. Be a part of opening night Dec. 3 @ 8:00pm with live music presented by local artists Anna Sudac and Jesse MacMillan and a dance party with local DJs DJ Aquamarine (Ed Vey), DJ LK (Elle Kay) and DJ Flamingo (Wendy Huot). Reception tickets are $10, or $5 for students.

Show and sale: December 3 – 17, 2016

Admission: By donation, suggested $10 (or $5 for students)

Regular hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5pm

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Window Art Gallery

WAG is a great place to view and purchase the work of local Kingston artists! Come and view the works created or begun during Paint the Town! Which will be available for viewing and for sale in the Window Art Gallery. Also, meet the artists at a reception on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 – 5 p.m!

Date: Dec. 1st – 8th

Admission: Free

Regular hours:

Mon-Tues 9am-12pm; Wed-Fri 9am-4pm; Thur 9am-8pm; and Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm

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Original Hockey Hall of Fame

Another fascinating to spend your weekend would be to explore the interesting evolution of hockey and Kingston’s prominent role in it! Come view engaging features including the Don Cherry Collection, Canada’s first Olympic gold medal, hockey’s oldest jersey and the square puck used in the first game in Kingston in 1886.

Date: Thursday to Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Admission: by donation

Regular hours:

Thurs-Sun 12pm-6 pm


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