Holiday Fair at Nathan Phillips Square
Location: Nathan Phillips Square
Time: Dec 1-23, 2017
The pavilion outside City Hall hosts its first holiday market, offering traditional street food, artisanal crafts, carnival-style rides for the kids and an open-air ice bar for some holiday spirits.
As far as Toronto-specific winter activities go, it doesn’t get more traditional than a turn on the Nathan Phillips ice rink. But if skating isn’t your thing, there’s also a merry-go-round nearby.
Casa Loma Canadian Winterland Nights
Time: Dec 18, 2017-Jan 7, 2018, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Excluding December 24, 25, 31 and January 6.
Location: Casa Loma, 1Austin Terrace
Casa Loma will be transformed into a winter wonderland this season, where guests are invited to explore the holiday magic of Toronto’s castle at night. Wander through stunning light displays in the gardens and witness a holiday-themed magic show. Guests are also invited to visit Santa in his workshop, sing alongside live carollers, enjoy hot cocoa and more!
Toronto Christmas Market
Location: Distillery Historic District
Time: Nov 16-Dec 23, 2017
Inspired by the European Christkindlmarkt that originated in Germany in the 1400s. The Toronto Christmas Market brings local crafts, musicians and artisan food for a festive experience through this Christmas in the historical Distillery District.
During the holiday season calories don’t count. Feel free to taste all the amazing food that you can find here.
Disney on Ice
Location: Rogers Centre
Time: Dec22, 2017- Jan 1, 2018
Our favorite Disney characters and stories are brought to life with the artistry of ice-skating to create an unforgettable family experience as Disney on Ice presents Reach for the Stars. All the beauty, sparkle and fantasy that Disney is known for come together in this production.
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Art, 145 Queen Street West
Time: Dec 9-3, 2017
Is it really the holiday season until you’ve seen this? Tchaikovsky’s classic score comes to life onstage thanks to the National Ballet of Canada.
Created in 1995 by the National Ballet’s former Artistic Director James Kudelka, this stunningly designed and richly choreographed version of the perennial Christmas classic is a holiday gem, traditional and touchingly affectionate, yet imbued with the vigour, wit and briskness of a contemporary sensibility. The dreams and imaginative powers of childhood, the lure of fantasy and the sheer appeal of spectacle all form part of Kudelka’s vision, which comprises virtuosic dance, inspired comedy and the unbridled visual extravagance that one has come to expect from The Nutcracker.