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KITCHENER, ON - The City of Kitchener is excited to announce the return of Kidspark, in a new winter festival format this year. Kidspark Winter Festival is presented in partnership with Kitchener Public Library and will take place from December 28 to January 7 at Kitchener Public Library locations across the city.

Join us in creating fun, free, and memorable moments – kids of all ages are invited to the winter festival, bringing together music, learning, activities, and so much more. Enjoy hands-on activities, exhibits, art, story time, and entertainment. 

This year’s event will mark the return of past favourites like performances by Erick Traplin, and new winter science-themed activities, create your own unique robot craft, virtual tours of the Toronto Zoo, make your own suncatcher in 90 minutes, build a mega fort with recycled boxes, story time and so much more! For a full list of programming and a daily schedule, visit or

"This year’s Kidspark Winter Festival is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends and to keep the little ones entertained this holiday season,” said Jeff Young, Manager of Special Events with the City of Kitchener. “Join us at one or all the upcoming Kidspark Winter Festival days for some family-friendly fun, performances and activities, and more.” 

“We are excited to welcome families to all Kitchener Public Library locations for a reimagined Kidspark Winter Festival featuring two weeks of fun, free and memorable special programs and celebrations,” said Lindsey Skeen, Division Manager, Children’s and Teen Services with Kitchener Public Library. “We are grateful for our continued partnership with the City of Kitchener to ensure that Kidspark is one of those special annual events that brings our community together.”  

The 10-day festival is a family-friendly event perfect for families with little ones. The festival kicks off on December 28 at the Central Library with performances, activities and programming happening daily until January 7, 2023. All events are free and open to the public. 

For more City of Kitchener events this winter, visit

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For more information contact:

Shawn Falcao
Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Kitchener

Kerri Hutchinson
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Kitchener Public Library 


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