8 of the brightest holiday events and festivals to take place in Toronto this season
When the twinkling lights start to turn on, happy tunes hit the airwaves, and the storefronts turn red, you know the season to be happy is here. And this season, we have even more reasons to celebrate! Festivals and events are set to welcome back Toronto residents and in person for the most festive season yet.
Toronto’s holiday glory is back in full swing this year, with a ton of big events popping up in the area. From Christmas markets to winter festivals to drive-through exhibitions, there is a lot that can be enjoyed with family and friends to give this season a very happy start and end.
But before you go ahead and start planning your seasonal to-do and gift lists, don’t forget the most important part of the holidays: spreading joy and kindness wherever you go that time. season.
This is why we have partnered with Destination Toronto, to bring you this list of 11 of the best holiday events and festivals you can throw at Toronto this season!
Our favorite The Christmas market is back, only this time with a different name and much more to see! Bring you the Distillery Winter Village, the all-new holiday shopping experience that’s perfect for this season’s image. Boasting tons of local vendors, cafes, restaurants and bars, a 55 foot tall Christmas tree, lighted streets and more, this is a must experience for any Torontonian who wants to get in on the beat. celebrations. In terms of pure holiday cheer, this one will be hard to beat.
Or: Distilleries district
When: November 18 – December 31
For the most enchanting of classic Toronto fashions, you’ll want to grab tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet. The iconic show is a classic holiday tradition in the city and like everything else, it’s back this year, with a few minor changes. If you are looking for an upscale night out on the town with your family or SO, the Nutcracker Ballet is an absolute must while on vacation.
Or: 145 Queen Street West
When: December 10 – December 31, 2021
Is there a better way to experience the magic of the holidays than a fairytale wonderland? Well, at Canada’s Wonderland this year, that’s what you can expect. Skating on Snow Flake Lake, the iconic tree-lighting ceremony, singers in a cable car, two giant Christmas trees and several shows are just the beginning of what you can experience. And one thing we are sure of? There’s enough of Canada’s Wonderland to keep a smile on your face all season long.
Or: Canada’s wonderland
When: November 13 – December 31
It’s the annual downtown party pop-up that every thirsty (and legal) Torontonian looks forward to every year. With great food, great wine, fortified hot chocolates, a Christmas market, a live band and general ticket-free access, the place has it all to bring us the holiday cheer. Plus, there will be fireplaces and heaters to keep us warm and toasty on the cooler nights!
Or: 621 Richmond Street
When: December 3 to 26 and 31
When it comes to party and family outings this season, Polar Winter Fest is right at the top of the list. Whether you’re holiday shopping at the market, taking the little ones for walks, or ending the evening with festive themed drinks and bites, this monster festival is sure to be the destination to wow your whole family. day or all night.
Or: Bandshell Park, 210 Princes’ Blvd
When: November 25 – December 26, 2021
The centuries-old history of The Nutcracker has wowed generations for years, and now it will wow us in a whole new way! This year Torontonians can enjoy an all-new, immersive 30-minute Nutcracker experience, bringing you a captivating magical show that is sure to have sugar plums dancing in your heads throughout the holiday season.
When: Open on Saturday, November 20, 2021
Or: 1 Yonge Street, Toronto
With 18 magical art installations, 3 different worlds, enchanted forests and a real snowstorm, Snow Magic lives up to its name. Whether you’re driving with friends, family, or someone special, this immersive drive-thru experience is just what we need to bring the holiday magic to life.
Or: 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
When: November 12, 2021 – January 16, 2022
This is your chance to tour the North Pole, witness Santa Claus Village, see Santa’s elves at work, while bringing the true spirit of Christmas to life. Another immersive drive-thru experience to help spread the joy this holiday season, and in more ways than one. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Jumpstart for Children and Youth, so you can feel better while having fun.
Or: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
When: November 13 – December 23, 2021
Here it is for you guys! Some of the nicest and most festive holiday events you can find in and around the GTA. Want more? We don’t blame you! To further explore what our beautiful city has to offer, visit Destination Toronto website. And above all, have the most beautiful holidays and do not stop sharing the joy!