8 Winter Activities in Toronto


Toronto Christmas Market

Get in the Christmas spirit from November 15th to December 23rd at Toronto’s famed Christmas Market in the Historic Distillery District. The festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, Santa and the elves, all in a magical atmosphere.

The Bentway Skate Trail Opening Weekend

The Bentway is an outdoor skating rink right below the Gardner Expressway. They are celebrating the figure-eight skate trail for its second season on the December 21-23 weekend. Art Exhibitions, warming lounges, skate rentals and lessons await you on this new Torontonian tradition.

The Nutcracker

The classic charm and spectacle of The Nutcracker is a must-see for the theatre and dance aficionados in your family. This holiday classic brings an innovative vision and exquisite choreography to this traditional Christmas tale.

Santa Claus Parade

The amazing 114th annual original Santa Claus Parade will be happening on Sunday, November 18th. Come spread the holiday cheer and dress warmly for a fun-filled day that will surely get you into the Holiday spirit!

One of A Kind Show

Running from November 22 to December 2, the One of a Kind show brings a community of artists, and like-minded individuals to exchange of ideas, stories and objects through the culture of craft. Find the perfect and unique gift for your loved ones, or simply indulge in yourself.

Cavalcade of Lights

This annual holiday tradition in Nathan Phillips Square features the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, live music, a fireworks show and skating parties on the iconic outdoor rink. Fun for the entire family, and the best part is that admission is free!

Swedish Christmas Fair – Harbour Front

Folk dancing, unique Christmas décor, imported authentic gifts, craft making, and more! The Swedish Christmas Fair at the Harbourfront Centre is the perfect place to sample delicious authentic Scandinavian food and beverages! We recommend drinking Glogg. If you don’t know what that is …well you’ll just have to come to find out!

Kwanzaa with the African Canadian Heritage Association at Malvern Library

Increase your knowledge this season by learning about Kwanzaa; a holiday central to many members of the African American heritage. You can even create your own holiday greeting card with Adinkra symbols! Enjoy this all ages event perfect for the whole family.