Winter Fun in TorontoPublished: December 17th, 2018
Come and see what the world class city of Toronto has to offer you this Winter season. It may be cold but there’s plenty of fun to be found, and the best part is that it’s all only steps away. Not only will you find joy in celebrating with the rest of the city, you’ll be able to support the local community and make a great impact on the lives of others. What more could you ask for this holiday season.
Winter Light Exhibition
Ontario place will be home to a magical setting this winter, with plenty of activities for all ages! Visit the free Winter Light Exhibition and explore the creativity and innovation of 18 light exhibits created by artists from across Ontario. Plus, you can enjoy a mouth-watering beavertail while skating on a synthetic ice skating rink, or cozy up to a community bonfire while sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows! Learn more about winter events at Ontario Place here!
When: Nov. 23 – March 17
Where: Ontario Place
Aurora Winter Festival
Discover a winter wonderland with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, festive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters and plenty of other exciting activities, just across the street from your urban oasis, Hotel X Toronto. Book this experience with the special “Aurora Winter Festival Stay & Play Package” starting at $299 a night! Find out more here.
When: Wednesday – Sunday / Nov.29 – Dec. 30
Where: 811 Carrall St
Toronto’s Christmas Market
Just a 20-minute ride from the Hotel X Toronto, the historic, pedestrian-only Distillery District transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland. Bringing together numerous local craftspeople, musicians, and artists for this festive experience. A perfect place to get your hand-made ornaments, trinkets, souvenirs & stocking stuffers.
When: Nov.15 – Dec. 23
Where: 55 Mill St
The Bentway Skate Trail
The Bentway Skate Trail is a figure-eight skating course for you and your family to enjoy. This is the second year of its opening, but you’ll still find every accommodation you may need. There are skate rentals and even skating lessons offered at the trail. You’ll be glad to hear that they have several food and beverage options as well as a “winter village” with toasty fire pits and blankets to warm up by. Find out more here.
When: December 21-23, 2018
Where: 250 Fort York Boulevard
King’s Winter Market
This local Holiday market is hosted at the Serpentine Pavilion which has received 50 thousand guests since September. At this market, local vendors will be selling holiday goods and food. There will also be Christmas trees for sale and the proceeds will go to West Neighborhood House, which is a nearby social services agency. At this market, there’s also a large turkey giveaway for families/individuals in need which is a long standing tradition and a great way to give back to the community. Additionally, holiday movies will be projected on the building by the entrance and Santa might even be stopping by… Find out more here.
When: December 7-21
Where: 533 King St. West
Corteo by Cirque du Soleil
For those of you who don’t know, Corteo by Cirque du Soleil is a performance illustrating a clown’s imagination of his own funeral taking place in a carnival setting. The show takes spontaneity and comedy to the next level, and the use of unusual stage structures provides new perspectives for the audience. There are a total of 51 elite cast members from around the world present to pull the entire show together and they’ve worked tenaciously to get there. Find more info here.
When: December 12-16
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Kensington Market Winter Solstice
The public is encouraged to come and celebrate this unique tradition of Toronto where everyone welcomes the “return to light” through a dramatic performance. On this night, thousands of people come together as a community and take part of this event. These performers range from stilted dancers to fire breathers with many other kinds of performances in between, and it all leads up to the fiery grand finale. Find more info here.
When: Friday December 21
Where: Kensington Market