How To Be A Holiday Hero For Your Family

The house is full of laughter and family, pets, and dear old friends indulging on sugary delights! As a parent or super-host to all the festivities, you’re wondering how can you burn off some energy before cousin Sally and Uncle Fred get into another screaming match like 2015 and the kids start testing out their new paint set on your walls. Here’s a few things you can do with family of any age to keep them safe and smiling all holiday long: 


  • Set the tribe free in CrossIron Mills to spend that holiday cash Santa left or exchange that not-so-awesome gift!  Great for the whole family and with portable phone chargers, everyone is just a text away to set the meeting point and time! Stores open  at 8 am on Boxing Day so if you’re more in the mood for a personal escape plan, there’s somewhere for you to go as the sun rises!

TIP: If you’re running out of beds with too many guests, CrossIron Mills also offers Shop & Stay Packages with some pretty sweet hotel promos that also offer pools for those splashtastic kids!


  • Bounce off the bubbles and poppycock or just drop by for some family fun! We’re biased of course but make your way to InjaNation with your new running shoes and burn off those treats in 55,000 sq. ft. of fun for ages 1-101! Climb to new heights and race the kids up the speedwall or unleash your inner ninja and dare the 10, 12 or 14 ft. warped wall just like on American Ninja Warrior. Our favourite holiday activity- battling it out in a  family trampoline dodgeball game.  Nothing says I love you like hurling a dodgeball at your brother! Open 10 am – 9 pm on Boxing Day or check out the rest of our Holiday Hours! 

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  • Now that you’ve regained sanity with your holiday heroes, finish off the day with a visit to the Lions Festival of Lights at Confederation Park.  The 31st Annual event for the Festival is 99% Green this year and features 16,000 strings of lights, 3km of power cords,  and 450,000 LED lights! 

TIP:  It’s open 6 PM until midnight, so dazzle your crowd with some sparkle before heading back for that evening eggnog. 

For all of you superstar holiday hosters, we salute you and wish you and yours a happy and safe new year! 

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