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The holiday season is just around the corner. We’re gearing up for the holidays here in Toronto with lots of fun events and activities happening throughout the city. Though the weather outside is chilly, there are still lots of opportunities to have fun out in the city. If you’re in the city during the holiday season, you’ll definitely want to check out some of these exciting events:


Toronto Christmas Market

November 18 – December 22

Distillery District 

The Toronto Christmas Market is a holiday tradition at the distillery historic district. Rediscover the magic of Christmas at one of the top 10 holiday markets in the world. The Christmas market is open Tuesday through Sunday and boasts a variety of holiday-themed food and entertainment.


Calvacade of Lights

Nathan Phillips Square 

November 26

The 50th annual kick-off to the holiday season offers a spectacle of lights, fireworks, live music and a tree lighting ceremony. A special sing-a-long will begin at 7pm and a skating party will follow the tree-lighting ceremony.

Swedish Christmas Fair

Harbourfront centre 

November 19 – 20

Enjoy some Swedish holiday traditions at the annual Swedish Christmas fair. The two-day festival features various family-friendly activities to help you get in the Christmas spirit. You can also indulge in Swedish textiles and take your pick of unique Swedish textiles, crafts, and décor.


One of a Kind Christmas Show

Exhibition Place 

November 24 – December 4

The one of a kind Christmas show is a holiday tradition in Toronto. The show gathers work from approximately 800 artisans and features handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramics, jewelry, furniture, clothing and accessories.

lights-1088141-r50A Christmas Carol

Soulpepper Theatre

December 2 – 24

This holiday classic tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. This year’s cast includes Kawa Ada, Daniel Chapman-Smith, Eleanor Guy, Stephen Guy-McGrath, and John Jarvis. The show is recommended for children 8 years and older.


Santa Claus Parade

Christie Pitts Park

November 20

The Santa Claus Parade is a Toronto tradition for more than 100 years. This year’s parade will begin at Christie Pits Park at 12:30pm and will end at the St. Lawrence Market. Make sure to arrive early for a good spot as space fills up fast!


The Nutcracker Ballet

The National Ballet of Canada

December 10 – 31

The National Ballet of Canada present The Nutcracker. The story takes place on Christmas Eve and tells the story of Marie and Misha. The two are brought to the magical world of the Nutcracker. Get your dose of Sugar Plum Fairies and rat kings at this classic ballet.


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