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McMaster Children’s Party

McMaster University is committed to fostering an inclusive community by providing families of McMaster employees and retirees with the opportunity to gather together.  At the annual McMaster Children’s Party, we build a greater awareness and understanding of each other’s cultures by celebrating the diversity of our children and holiday celebrations.

2021 McMaster Children’s Party Festivities

Weekly family programs from November 15th – December 10th, 2021

Registration for individual programs opens October 26th, 2021.

Event Details

Information Box Group

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Giving Back to the Community Learn More

Find information about the organizations that the Children’s Party is supporting in 2021.

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Crafts with Mrs. Clause! Learn More

The first 200 registrants will receive craft-making kits in the mail AND a personalized letter from Santa! We will be posting video instructions – thanks to Mrs. Clause – on YouTube for everyone to follow along, as they create their holiday crafts!

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Holidays Around the World Learn More

We know that the McMaster community is made up of many different cultures and as such, may celebrate the holiday season in a different way. We are looking to highlight and celebrate these different traditions!

Holiday Drive-In Movie Night! Learn More

Come and see some Holiday Movie Classics! Join us for the first ever Holiday Drive-In Movie Night. Registration opens on October 26th, 2021.


Closed captioning will be made available for all programs. If you have an accommodation need for any of our Children’s Party programs, please e-mail the Program’s Coordinator at to make appropriate arrangements.