Holiday Programs & Events to Get You in the Holiday Spirit All Season Long

It really is the most wonderful time of the year. There’s so much going on, and festive cheer is definitely in the air. With activities to help celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and New Year’s, our Holiday Programs & Events will help you get into the holiday spirit! You’d better set an alarm because registration opens Tuesday November 23 at 9:30am at wpl.ca.

Discover everything we have to offer this holiday season with our Holiday edition of In the Loop. You can access it online to browse our fully interactive digital magazine, or you can pick up a copy in-person at any of our library locations.

This year we have two Holiday Take & Make Kits available to add to your holiday decorations. Hanukkah Sun Catcher Kits are available from November 27 to December 6, and Kwanzaa Paper Kinara Kits are available from December 18 to December 24. Both kits are available at any WPL location.

To help spread some holiday cheer, why not join our Holiday Card Drive and write a holiday card (or several) with a lovely message to an older adult in our community who may be feeling isolated during the pandemic? Drop-off your cards at any WPL location between November 23 to December 17 and we’ll make sure your lovely card finds a home this holiday season.

If you’re looking to get on Santa’s Nice List this year, drop-off a letter to Santa anytime between now until December 10 at any WPL location and he’ll write back to you, straight from the North Pole.

Keep the celebrations going at home with our virtual Play Anytime Holiday Programs. Try your hand at escaping from virtual Hanukkah- or Christmas-themed escape rooms, as well as a DIY Enviro-Christmas Craft activity. Coming soon: Kenny the Kitten Learns About Kwanzaa (December 1), and SMART New Year’s Resolutions (December 13).

Happy Holidays from WPL!

If you’re planning to visit our library locations in-person, please remember to follow all COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask and social distancing, and please take note of our Christmas and New Year’s hours below.

Christmas & New Year’s Hours 2021

  • Friday, December 24 – OPEN 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Saturday, December 25 – CLOSED
  • Sunday, December 26 – CLOSED
  • Monday, December 27 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday, December 28 – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, December 29 – regular hours
  • Thursday, December 30 – regular hours
  • Friday, December 31 – OPEN 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Saturday, January 1, 2022 – CLOSED
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022 – CLOSED
  • Monday, January 3, 2022 – regular hours resume