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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.

More events will be uploaded to our website prior to October 26th. Check back to see more of our fun and exciting offerings.

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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Letters to Santa

COMING SOON: Information on sending letters to Santa at the North Pole!

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COMING SOON: Crafts and Supplies

Check back on October 26th to sign up for a craft package to come in the mail. Craft-making instructions will be provided on our website.

Crafts will include:

  • Wreath
  • Advent Calendar
  • Santa Beard
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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!


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.