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
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.
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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