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Virtual programs

Calls with Santa

Fully booked

Gather your family and join Santa Claus in a free private Zoom video call to get in the holiday spirit. Santa speaks French and English and is excited to meet everyone. A festive photo of your call will be captured and emailed to you. This must be booked by someone 18+ for their family. Requires a personal electronic device with internet connection.

To book your spot with Santa, click here go to Activity Search and then Advanced Search and type Santa in the “containing keyword” box.  Click search and show course for Virtual – Visit with Santa. Click on the barcode for the spot you would like to book and follow the next steps.

How it works

Dozens of virtual classes are being offered for people of all ages. Staying active and occupied with live-streamed, interactive classes is a perfect way to promote physical and mental well-being.

The courses are hosted on Zoom, a free streaming service.

Access to Zoom is free.

Using Zoom

You do not need a Zoom account to join the virtual class unless you are using a tablet. If you are using a tablet, you must have the (free) Zoom app downloaded onto your tablet and be logged in to an account.

  • Before your first class, you will receive an email with a Zoom meeting link.
  • At the time of your class, click the link and follow the steps.

If you would like more information about using Zoom, a video is available on their website.

Technology requirements and supplies

Technology requirements

  • You will need a charged computer or tablet with video and microphone capabilities.
  • You will also need a high-speed internet connection.


If a class requires supplies, either a list will be provided to you or a supply kit will be made available for pick up on designated dates. Supply details will be provided to you upon registration.

Terms and conditions of virtual program participation


Only registered participants may participate in the live streaming of the program. Any link to a virtual program that is provided to a participant is for the exclusive use of that participant and is not to be shared.


It is the responsibility of the participant or parent/guardian to remove debris and ensure a safe environment before participation. It is the responsibility of the participant or parent/guardian to ensure the safety and suitability of participants’ premises for participation in the virtual program. By participating in the virtual program, the participant acknowledges that the City of Ottawa accepts no responsibility for ensuring the safety or suitability of the participants’ premises for participation in any virtual program or activity.