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December 12th, 2016

With amazing gifts, delicious food and extraordinary art, there’s no better place to warm up than at the AGO this holiday season.

Give the gift of an AGO Membership.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for relative or friend, we have the answer: an AGO Membership. AGO Members enjoy our vast collection all year for free, as well as free admission to special surcharged exhibitions, Gallery-wide discounts, complimentary coat check and so much more.

But don’t worry – we have other ideas too. shopAGO offers up an extensive selection of books, art prints, one-of-a-kind artisan and jewellery creations, as well as unique children’s gifts. You can shop online or during our extended holiday hours.

Family Sundays at the AGO.

Dig into a delicious meal at FRANK and enjoy our special seasonal menus. FRANK is open for regular brunch on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. A special brunch on New Year’s Day runs from 11 am–3 pm, and is the perfect way to say good morning to 2017.

Need a break from the mall? Want to do something fun with the family? There’s a lot to see and do:

Escape holiday cabin fever by exploring the cosmos. Visit the Pop-Up Planetarium in our Gallery School and discover amazing and unexpected landscapes in our solar system and throughout the universe. It runs from December 26 to January 8, 11 am–3 pm daily, at 30 minute intervals.

Bring the whole family to the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre, a creative drop-in play space for young learners accompanied by an adult. Our Family Facilitators help support children’s creativity and learning with costumes, books and more. Little ones are always welcome at Family Sundays every week through April from 1–4 pm for all kinds of artmaking and amazing tours.

Find inner peace at Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more, on now until January 29. Explore this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition from some of the world’s greatest artists. Make sure to beat the lines and book tickets online.

A little late with your party planning? With so many jaw-dropping event spaces and delicious cuisine available on-site, the AGO is the perfect location for your holiday party. For more information about seasonal event menus, pricing and capacity, please contact, call 416.979.6634 or click here.

Enjoy our seasonal menu at FRANK.

Don’t feel up to baking this year? AGO Members can shop the annual AGO Bake Sale. Some of the delicious treats available to order include tourtière, brandied fruit cake and mincemeat tarts, you can view the whole menu here. Members: save some precious time this holiday season and let the AGO make your desserts for you – but hurry, the sale ends this Thursday, December 15.

Did you know that AGO Members enjoy free admission, discounts at shopAGO, FRANK and caféAGO and exclusive access to the Norma Ridley Members’ Lounge? Join today to take advantage of these benefits during the holidays.

Make sure you check our our holiday hours before putting on those boots! We’re open Christmas Eve and Boxing Day – a perfect escape from holiday cabin fever.

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