GTA HOLIDAY EVENTS 2022

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Canadian Tire Christmas Trail

Back by popular demand, The Canadian Tire Christmas Trail is a multi-sensory drive-along Christmas experience. The completely outdoor Trail takes guests on an enchanted 1.5-kilometre journey through thousands of twinkling lights, fun and interactive displays and live entertainment that will sweep them away in the wonderment of Christmas without having to leave their vehicles. Guests can capture their beloved annual photo with Santa in a show-stopping and memorable way while keeping a safe distance.

Tickets will be released in weekly blocks every Monday at 10:30 AM EST from November 20 to December 4

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village 1000 Murray Ross Parkway North York, Ontario M3J 2P3

When: Nov 12 - Dec 23, 2022

 

Cavalcade Of Lights

Experience the magic of the holiday season with the much-loved Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group at Nathan Phillips Square. Inspired by international lantern, fire and light festivals, this year’s festivities will transform City Hall and its surrounds into a dazzling wonderland each night.

Enjoy the glittering tree, participate in public skating and bask in the glow of thousands of energy-efficient bulbs as they adorn the heart of downtown Toronto.

Make memories to last a lifetime and share the magic with loved ones using #CavalcadeOfLights.

Where: Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1

When: Nov 26 - Jan 7, 2023

 

Dino Holiday

Dino Holiday is a 50,000 sq ft indoor Theme Park consisting of over 45 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, carnival rides, games, food and more! Whether you want to simply take pictures, go on thrill rides, try your luck at carnival games, or try our delicious candy floss, there is something for everyone. There's a station to write letters to Santa, a pterodactyl sleigh photo opp and an opportunity to meet the man himself, Santa!

Where: Markham Fairgrounds - 10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3

When: Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2022

 

Fairmont Royal York - The Thirsty Elf

Christmas sweaters, kitschy décor and cheerful, festive cocktails - what more does one need to get into the spirit of Christmas! Let us make your spirits bright this season at our holiday-themed pop-up, The Thirsty Elf.

Where: Fairmont Royal York - 1OO Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

When: Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2022

 

Friday Harbour Holiday Market

Experience the transformation of Friday Harbour’s beautiful Promenade into a Winter wonderland. 

  • Featuring romantic canopy lighting, a majestic 40 foot holiday tree, 
  • European style wooden chalets offering sweet and savoury treats and unique holiday gifts from local retailers.  
  • Enjoy performances from carolers, choirs, dancers, and brass bands
  • Meet Santa and his elves for family photos and festive cheer.
  • Cozy up in our outdoor warming lounges with mulled wine, hot chocolate, and roasted marshmallows.

Where: Friday Harbour Resort - 3999 Friday Drive, Innisfil ON L9S 0J7

When: Nov 25 - Dec 23, 2022

 

Glow Christmas

At Canada’s premium indoor Christmas festival, you and your loved ones are invited to savour delicious food, sip on holiday inspired drinks, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, decorate cookies with Mrs Claus, enjoy story time with Santa’s helpers and then visit with Santa himself —all beneath the glow of a million twinkling lights.

Where: 1020 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 4W1

When: Nov 30 - Dec 31, 2022

 

Go to Light Up the Square - Festival of Lights

Visit the Square to check out four dazzling artworks and while you're at the Square, you can also snap a pic in front of the 40' Christmas tree, go skating on the city's biggest outdoor rink, relax in the rinkside heated patio, grab a tasty food truck treat, and more.

Get cozy at the Square; grab a bite to eat or sip on your favourite holiday drink! There will be comfy seating and food trucks serving delicious treats are sure to keep you toasty.

Where: Celebration Square Mississauga - 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

When: Nov 20 - Jan 2, 2023

 

Holiday Fair In The Square

Holiday Fair in the Square is returning to the heart of downtown Toronto! This year, the Fair will be working in association with the City of Toronto's Cavalcade of Lights to transform Nathan Phillips Square into a magical winter wonderland!

Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement of a thriving winter carnival and light show, Holiday Fair in the Square is a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss. #HolidayFairTO

Where: Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1

When: Dec 2 - 23, 2022

 

Holiday Nights Of Lights

Holiday Nights of Lights is an immersive walk-through experience like none other, featuring more than 1.5 million LED lights animated and synchronized to everyone's favourite Holiday tunes. Back for the third year, the event will be bigger and brighter with new displays and interactive activities! Patrons will have the opportunity to experience walking through giant ornaments, animated tunnels, and much more. Upon exiting the light show, enter Mistletoe Lane - the newest pop up experience and a nighttime hotspot all rolled into one distinct holiday tradition.

Where: 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON L4K 5C3

When: Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023

 

Niagara Fall - Winter Festival Of Lights

The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 40th annual Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with millions of lights and larger than life displays across the tourism districts.

To celebrate the beauty and majesty of the winter season and mark the 40th anniversary of the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, a new illumination light show “Sparkling Winter Lights” has been produced for Niagara Falls Tourism by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board. The display features the subtle and sometimes harsh movements inspired by winter in the north. From gentle snowfalls to the aurora borealis gliding over snowy tundra, to blizzards and the frosted falls; winter’s spectacle is exciting and magical.

Where: Niagara Falls - 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9

When: Nov 12, 2022 - Feb 20, 2023

 

Northern Lights

Toronto's new and most immersive outdoor holiday experience taking place from December 1 to January 8 at Grand Bizarre, Exhibition Place. Featuring art installations, breathtaking holiday photo and video opportunities, dazzling light and décor throughout the entire venue, a 25 ft. illuminated Christmas tree, fun-for-all-ages games and activities, holiday vendor market, and so much more, Northern Lights has something for everyone.  

Where:15 Saskatchewan Rd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

When: Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023

 

Toronto Zoo - Terra Lumina

After nightfall at the Toronto Zoo, you are invited to pursue an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back. Your journey begins when a portal carries you into the luminescent wonders of the year 2099, a time when humans and nature have learned to live in harmony. Let yourself be transported by vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, breathtaking video projections and an original score to an enchanted world filled with possibility. And explore this bright and hopeful future to reveal the powerful secrets of tomorrow.

Where: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7

When: Nov 18, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

 

WinterFest - at Canada's Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland transforms into a magical, winter wonderland for WinterFest – an immersive holiday experience for the whole family. This event features ice-skating on Snow Flake Lake, more than a dozen live shows and holiday entertainment, millions of spectacular lights, and hundreds of beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park, including two 50-foot Christmas trees on International Street.

Join us at this one-of-a-kind holiday event in Vaughan, just outside of Toronto, and make special memories with family and friends. Explore the larger-than-life themed areas, enjoy festive food, shop seasonal merchandise, and so much more.

Where: Canada's Wonderland - 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6

When: Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2022

 

Winter Village at The Distillery

Amongst The Distillery Historic District' s 65+ local shops, restaurants and cafés, you'll find outdoor Distillery Winter Village vendor cabins offering specially curated seasonal items and gifts, plus delicious, can't-miss food cabins. Enjoy strolling the cobblestone streets under the canopy lights while you select the perfect gift for that special someone (or yourself!).

Where: Distillery District

When: Nov 17 - Dec 31, 2022

 

Miracle Toronto

Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar that serves holiday cocktails in a festive setting. With kitschy holiday décor, cocktails by the team at Civil Liberties, and the nostalgic energy of the best office party you’ve ever been to. Miracle is sure to get even the grouchiest grinch in the holiday spirit.

Where: 875 Bloor St W

When: Nov 18 - Dec 31, 2022

 

Netflix Holiday House

Whether coming with family, friends, Single All the Way, or bringing A Christmas Prince, you won’t want to Slumberland on this special event as Netflix has a Holidate for you — unless you’re Scrooge! 

From Thursday, December 1 to Sunday, December 4, escape the chill with Netflix Canada at the inaugural Netflix Canada Holiday House in Toronto. For four days, guests of all ages can enter a world of warmth and wonder and join the festive fun with interactive and Instagrammable moments, TikTok-ready spaces, sweet treats and crafts for kids (and grown-ups!) that will spark the holiday spirit.

Where: Campbell House Museum 160 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3H3

When: Thursday, December 1 to December 4, 2022

 

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