Events & festivals
The holiday festivities have begun in Toronto. From whimsical light shows, nostalgic holiday traditions and re-imagined celebrations, these events are sure to fill you with cheer this season.
- Start with this bucket list of limited-time holiday events in Toronto
- Marvel at the dazzling light displays at Casa Loma — North America’s only castle
- Fill your head with visions of sugarplums at The Nutcracker ballet
- Get your chill on with the whole family at the Polar Winter Festival
- Wander the quaint cobblestone streets of The Distillery Historic District during the Distillery Winter Village
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than spending a festive day in the city. Bundle up and embrace the spirit of the season, whether you’re on a date, spending time with family, or flying solo.
Food & drinks
If we had to choose only one thing we look forward to during the holidays, it’s the festive food (and drinks!). Not only do you get to indulge in treats that warm you up from the inside, but the holidays are also the perfect time to celebrate over shared meals with the ones you love. Cheers to good food, good drinks and even better company.
- Step out of your comfort zone and try flavours from different cultures with an international holiday meal
- Warm up with cold-weather cocktails (these South American cocktails are having their moment right now!)
- Indulge in your favourite comfort food
- Skip the clean-up and take your crew to one of these restaurants for relaxed holiday entertaining
Shop 'til you drop in a way that everyone can feel good about this holiday season — by supporting small and independent businesses. It is more important than ever to shop local. Luckily, Toronto has no shortage of artisans, creators and services to help you find the perfect holiday gift (don't worry, we won’t tell anyone if you end up gifting yourself a few things too).
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