If you’re like us, you want to hibernate ALL winter until it’s over. We aren’t about the cold or snow, buttt we live in CANADA so we have to make the most of it! Here are some events / things to do in Toronto to get you out and about, and help you beat those winter blues!! Trust us, you’ll love every one!
CAVALCADE OF LIGHTS
NOVEMBER 30TH – NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE – The first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree! With live performances, DJ skating party, and a fireworks display, this night will not disappoint! Click here for more info!
TORONTO CHRISTMAS MARKET
NOVEMBER 14 TO DECEMBER 22 – THE DISTILLERY DISTRICT – A tradition! A must! This area has so much European charm, so many vendors to check out, and last but not least, very aesthetically pleasing for all those looking for cute insta-worthy couple photos this season! Click here for more info!
THE BENTWAY SKATE TRAIL
DECEMBER 20 TO FEBRUARY 17 – OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 12-9 – A unique 220 metre skating trail! It has a winter village serving hot chocolate and alcoholic beverages! If you’re feeling adventurous the Polar Bear Skate AKA skate in your underwear is on December 29th LOL! Click here for more info!
A NUTCRACKER: CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE
DECEMBER 1ST TO JANUARY 5TH – CASA LOMA TORONTO – Take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma during Christmas at the Castle. There will be activities and thrilling performances for the whole family such as an illusionist and figure skaters. Guests will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designer – You can also explore at night under twinkling lights!
GLOW GARDENS TORONTO
NOVEMBER 28 – JANUARY 4 – TORONTO CONGRESS CENTRE – Over 50,000 lights to stroll under, with unique sculptures, interactive features, plenty of backdrops for photos – and the best part is: it’s all indoors! Bringing the magic of an outdoor festival, inside for the warmth and coziness of the season. Click here to buy tickets!
THE DR. SUESS EXPERIENCE
OPEN NOW TO JANUARY 5TH – SQUARE ONE SHOPPING CENTRE – Purchase tickets soon as they are going fast! A massive instagrammable playground that feature the wonders of Dr. Seuss with all the beloved stories and characters! Great for children! Click here for tickets!
EVERGREEN’S WINTER VILLAGE
EVERY SAT/SUN FROM 10-5 STARTING NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 22 – EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS – Food trucks, shops, vendors, holiday market, skate on the outdoor rink, & more! Click here for more info!
SEE THE NUTCRACKER BALLET
NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA – DECEMBER 12 TO JANUARY 4 – FOUR SEASONS CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – Such a classic show & beautiful display of professional dance to leave your heart wanting more! Definitely check this out if you’ve never been to a ballet before! Click here for tickets!
I HEART BEER + MAC & CHEESE FESTIVAL
DECEMBER 14TH – EXHIBITION PLACE – Ugly sweater themed event with food and drinks galore! From the best breweries and restaurants, with some of Ontarios finest cheeses! Also has a caesar bar and dance party at night. Our type of event!! Click here for more info!
WINTERFEST @ CANADA’S WONDERLAND
NOVEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 31 – CANADAS WONDERLAND – A new season of holiday fun as the park transforms into a Winter Wonderland with themed areas, Christmas trees, lights, skating, entertainment, treats, and more! Definitely something fun to do for the whole family! Click here for tickets!
TORONTO AURORA WINTER FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 22 TO JANUARY 9 – ONTARIO PLACE – The CNE presents Canadas largest outdoor winter festival! Where holiday magic comes to life! Enjoy skating, rides, the North Pole, a tube park (cool!), food, markets, and more! Click here for tickets!
GO TO A SECOND CITY COMEDY SHOW
SECOND CITY TORONTO – MULTIPLE DATES – Honestly a personal favourite of ours – we LOVE seeing these shows and laugh our butts off every time we’re there. Check out “What The Elf” for adults and children, OR “If I Could #Throwback Time” for the adult show! We will definitely be attending a show this holiday season! Click here for tickets!
MULTIPLE RESTAURANTS AROUND THE CITY – JANUARY 31- FEBRUARY 13 – Here is a list of restaurants offering their Winterlicious menus this season. It offers 3-course prix fixe menus from culinary experts from around the world!
GO TO A CHRISTMAS URN WORKSHOP
Go to a floral workshop and make a Christmas Urn at:
– The Watering Can Vineland! Limited dates available! CLICK HERE
– Satellite Gardens Hamilton – Multiple dates CLICK HERE
– Sheridan Nurseries – Multiple locations and dates across the GTA CLICK HERE
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HOPE YOU ENJOY SOME OF THESE EVENTS! SEE YOU THERE HAHA! TAG US IN SOME PHOTOS IF YOU ATTEND, WE LOVE SEEING PEOPLE FOLLOW OUR RECOMMENDATIONS! @THETHOMPSONTROTTERS IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE THINGS TO DO IN THE GTA CLICK HERE 🙂
ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
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