Things to Do During Christmas and Holidays in Toronto

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The twinkling lights and longer nights make the holidays in Toronto oh-so-bright. There is a magical cheer in the air, as we celebrate reconnecting with loved ones and getting back to enjoying all the holiday experiences that Toronto is known for. From light shows to local markets, ice skating to international cuisine, you’re sure to find something to get you in the holiday spirit in the 6ix.

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. 

Holiday experiences

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. 


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). 

Explore Toronto by Season

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