Christmas Around Toronto – Lights, Markets and Activities 2018

Christmas around Toronto begins with the 4 F’s; Family, friends, festivities and fun. Each year starting around the end of November all the fun begins for the holiday season. Below is a list of activities and events that you will want to add to your plans.

Christmas around Toronto

Christmas around Toronto

Christmas Market

 November 15 – December 23, 2018 – The Distillery Historic District

Take a walk through the market to enjoy all it has to offer. You will find there are plenty of photo ops to make memories for the 2018 season.

Cavalcade of Lights

November 24, 2018 – Nathan Phillips Square

An annual holiday tradition featuring the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree along with live musical performances, spectacular fireworks show and skating parties on the iconic outdoor rink. All free!

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Beginning November 17 – December 23, 2018. Check the calendar for

Christmas By Lamplight

Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its holiday finery, Black Creek comes alive at night with music, food and activities.

Family Christmas Weekends

Step into a Christmas wonderland as your senses come alive with the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. With special Christmas activities every Saturday and Sunday,  your family will discover old traditions and perhaps start some new ones of your own!

Storytime with Santa

Spend a fun-filled festive time with Santa and his helpers at Black Creek Pioneer Village! Gather round Santa’s chair and hear a classic Christmas tale read by the jolly man himself. Snap that perfect photo!

Aurora Winter Festival 

Ontario Place – November 29 – December 30, 2018

There will be lights, displays, markets, amusement rides and more. I can’t wait to visit.

If you live in Vancouver, the Aurora Winter Festival is being held there as well.

Winter Light Exhibition

Ontario Place, Wrt Island -November 23 – March 17
Daily 5 am-Midnight – Admission is free!

18 light exhibits that shape, transmit, reflect or contain light, created by artists from across Ontario.

Santa Claus Parades

Toronto Santa Claus parade

The 114 Anual Santa Claus Parade begins at Christie Pits at 12:30 pm.

November 18, 2018

Weston Santa Claus Parade

The 4oth year for this parade.

November 25, 2018, at 2 pm

CP Holiday Train

November 29, 2018
Toronto, Ontario – 750 Runnymede Road
In front of the CP Lambton yard office
Arrival – 8:15 PM
Event Time – 8:30-9 PM

Check the link for a listing of all stops.

Christmas Around Toronto

Plan your visit for some of these fun Christmas in Toronto activities before your calendar fills up. Remember to dress warmly if you will be outside and drink lots of hot chocolate.

Enjoy your holiday season for 2018.



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