There are a variety of special events and activities happening across the country this month to celebrate the holidays! This December, use your CAP card to visit a museum, historic site, or other CAP attraction for a special tour, holiday crafts, new exhibits, and so much more.  Explore all the places you can visit with your CAP card using the CAP Attractions Directory.

Suggested CAP Attractions to visit in December:

Roedde House Museum (Vancouver, BC)
Skoki Ski Lodge National Historic Site (Banff National Park of Canada, AB) (Opens December 21 for the holidays!)
Woodside National Historic Site (Kitchener ON)
Eldon House (London, ON)

The National Gallery of Canada opens a new exhibit
A new art exhibit portraying the world of Paul Klee is now open at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON. Paul Klee (1879-1940) was a towering figure in European Modern art; his work is meticulous yet whimsical, varying from watercolours to drawings. Learn more on the their website. [Image: Paul Klee, Temple Gardens, 1920, gouache and traces of ink on three sheets of paper mounted on paper mounted on cardboard. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984 (1984.315.5)]

When the mind is untroubled: Exhibition Tour at the Esker Foundation
Join curator Shauna Thompson on this conversational walking tour at the Esker Foundation in Calgary, AB, on Sunday, December 9 from 1-2 p.m. The tour aims to illuminate the nuanced and affecting inspirations behind three artists’ practices: Tammi Campbell, Agnes Martin, and Sarah Stevenson. Free, but registration is recommended. Register here.

International Human Rights Day at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Enjoy free admission for the whole family to the galleries at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, MB. Participate in family-focused programming while you explore ideas of inclusion, diversity, and accessibility on December 9, 2018. Watch a citizenship ceremony co-hosted by the ICC at 11:00 a.m., enjoy a treble choice performance, and participate in-gallery activities. Learn more here.

Parks Canada Winter Events
Visit Parks Canada locations across the country for a variety of special holiday events, such as A Fort Langley Christmas at Fort Langley National Historic Site December 21-23 and 27-30, 2018 or Elk Island National Park’s Free Admission Day on December 22, 2018. To learn more about events happening near you, click here.

The Holidays at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, ON is the place to be this holiday season. There is a variety of holiday programming, including story time with Santa, Christmas by Candlelight, and Family Christmas Weekends. Learn more on their website.

Thank you for sharing your Art Gallery of Ontario adventure with us on Instagram, Tati! Use social media to share your photos from with us: use the hashtag #CAPCanada when posting your photos, or you can also tag CAP and/or the ICC in your photos on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. [Photo: @tati_tanizaki)

Have you misplaced your CAP card? It’s easy to pick up another, just follow the same process as when you first picked up your CAP card. Bring your CAP confirmation number, your citizenship document, and a piece of photo ID to a CAP Pickup Location. Find answers to other frequently asked questions on our FAQs webpage.

Join us for citizenship ceremonies at CAP Attractions
The ICC, in partnership with IRCC, will be celebrating with new Canadian citizens at citizenship ceremonies throughout December. Use your CAP card to attend one and relive the moment! Join us at Halifax Central Library on December 5 at 11:00 a.m.; Canadian Museum of Human Rights on December 9 at 11:00 a.m.; and the Canadian Museum of History on December 13 at 11:00 a.m.

6 Degrees Berlin
Hundreds of people from dozens of countries engaged in a full day of conversation and action on immigration, refugees, belonging, and how we build inclusive societies on November 12, 2018 at 6 Degrees Berlin. See the photos from the event here, and follow 6 Degrees on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for information on the next event.

“Cultural places are the spaces where you can create and harmonize different values,” says Grazia Masi. “Through poetry, music, crafts, books, and so on it is possible to understand, appreciate, and welcome different cultures and beliefs.” Read more about Grazia, a new Canadian citizen, and why she believes the Cultural Access Pass is an important tool for new citizens in this month’s Spotlight.