Photos: Tiffany Shum
The holiday season in Toronto features a whirlwind of events and family friendly experiences from ice skating parties, to tree lighting ceremonies, holiday markets, winter festivals, Christmas bars and more. Below are some of our favorite Toronto holiday experiences not to be missed!
The Aurora Winter Festival inspires the festive spirit through magical winter experiences. Escape into a hidden village by the North Pole filled with captivating Christmas light displays and magical characters, and enjoy the market huts, food gardens, amusement rides, live entertainment, and plenty of other exciting activities.
Take a stroll through Yorkville Park, and enjoy holiday light displays, vendors, musical guests and more!
Play, eat and shop at Evergreen’s Winter Village. Taste delicious treats from food trucks and local vendors, shop unique gifts at their Holiday Market, skate on their newly reopened skating rink and pick up a sustainably grown Christmas tree from the Evergreen Garden Market.
Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.
A Nutcracker Christmas At The Castle
Celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma during A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle.
The popup Christmas bar located at 146 Ossington Avenue this year, welcomes you to gather with friends and family and celebrate the Holidays over seasonal cocktails in a cheerful and festive atmosphere.
Five brand new Hudson’s Bay animated and interactive windows take passersby on an imaginative journey behind the scenes of Santa’s undiscovered workshops with each display providing a glimpse into different departments at the North Pole.
Explore a collection of unique toys, life-sized plushes, and experiences designed to create lasting memories.
Fairmont Royal York Holiday Windows & Thirsty Elf Bar
The Fairmont Royal York has opened a holiday pop-up bar “The Thirsty Elf”, serving Christmas themed cocktails from mixologist Rus Yessenov. They also have beautiful holiday window displays.
Brookfield Place Holiday Decor
The holiday decor at Toronto’s Brookfield Place features unique snowflake designs, as well as stunning lighting displays.
1920’s Christmas At Spadina Museum
Go on a guided holiday tour of Toronto’s Spadina Museum, and discover the splendor of a 1920s Christmas.
The Toronto Christmas Market features a 50-foot Christmas tree, the iconic Ferris wheel and carousel, 100-foot light tunnel, European-style cabins selling hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, festive foods and warm and spirited beverages. And not to be forgotten is the non-stop entertainment!
Winterfest At Canada’s Wonderland
Head to Canada’s Wonderland and check out Winterfest, which magically transforms the park into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer.
Eaton Centre Holiday Decor
The CF Toronto Eaton Centre features their iconic Christmas tree (the 33-metre tree is the tallest in the city) as well as other fun holiday decor, including lighted reindeer, light displays and popups.
Did we miss something on your holiday list? Let us know in the comments!