Things to Do During the Holidays in Toronto

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

This holiday season, embrace all the reasons to celebrate. There is a magical cheer in the air, as we celebrate connecting with loved ones and enjoying all the holiday experiences that Toronto is known for. From light shows to local markets, and ice skating to international cuisine, you’re sure to find something to get you in the holiday spirit in the 6ix. 

Holiday 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. 

Classic holiday activities

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. 

Festive 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.

Seasonal shopping

From luxury goodies to locally-loved artisans, Toronto has no shortage of holiday shopping options to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list (don't worry, we won’t tell anyone if you end up gifting yourself a few things too). Shop 'til you drop this holiday season.

Explore Toronto by Season

Explore Toronto by Season


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