Are you looking for some fun events to participate in with your family this winter break? It can be difficult to find the right events to attend in a big city like Toronto. To make planning easier for you, we have compiled a list of fun and family-friendly winter events for you and your family to enjoy over the break:
Cost: FREE from Monday-Friday and $8-12 from Friday after 6pm-Sunday
Details: A staple in the City of Toronto, the Christmas Market is a beautiful chance to enjoy the holiday ambience, try some delicious food and even get some holiday shopping done. During select times they also have stage performances, including a Daily Carolling Sing-Along.
Details: This holiday season, the city’s historic brick factory has been transformed into a Winter Village, complete with skating, entertainment, tasty food and a holiday market.
Details: Skating is a fun winter time activity that also has the added bonus of getting you and your family active! If you don’t have a set of skates, many of the rinks also offer skate rentals. You can find the location nearest to you on the City of Toronto website, the City of Brampton website, and the City of Mississauga website.
Cost: $14.99 for Children (4-12), $19.99 for General Admission and $59.99 for a Family of 4
Details: During the Aurora Winter Festival, Ontario Place is transformed into a magnificent winter wonderland that includes “a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities”
Details: Located at Yonge and St. Clair, this 80-foot tunnel features over 14 million reversible sequins, the Tunnel of Glam is perfect for photos and those young ones who enjoy tactile things.
Cost: $20 for Children (4-13), $25 for Youth (14-17) and $30 for Adult
Details: Visit Casa Loma during their Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle event to experience the wonder of seeing the castle decorated with lights, as well as participate in holiday activities including an illusion show, an ice skating show, crafts and even a Paw Patrol meet-up!
Details: If you are looking for a wide variety of free and fun things to do, don’t forget to check out the cities’ public libraries, for both general and holiday themed events. Selections vary by branch, but some events that are taking place close to UofT’s three campuses include:
- Holiday Movie Night: Home Alone 1 & 2 @ the Scarborough Civic Center (Dec. 10 & 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.)
- Design Your Own Holiday Postcard @ the Toronto Reference Library (Dec. 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
- Winter Wonderland Event @ the Clarkson Branch in Mississauga (Dec. 14 at 11:15 a.m.)
Cost: $15 for Adults, $11 for Children (4-11) and Free for Infants (Under 4)
Details: Visit the Black Creek Pioneer Village for the chance to participate in a variety of fun holiday activities.. During the Family Christmas Weekends you can participate in a variety of traditional activities and even visit Santa.
Cost: $14 for Children, $18 for Youth and Students and $23 for Adults
Details: From December 26 to January 5, you have the chance to celebrate the festive season with the ROM and visit the museum’s three featured exhibits–Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches, It’s Alive Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019.
Details: During the winter season, visit the Mississauga Celebration Square to participate in a variety of fun activities, including a beautiful tree, skating, music, and tobogganing.
Cost: Various,cost starts at $21.99 per child
Details: For the winter season, Canada’s Wonderland has been converted into a magnificent winter wonderland, full of lights, entertainment, food, and fun. Some featured activities include Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Lot, Candy Cane’s Candy Castle and the Elf Village.
Details: In addition to their regular programming, the Scarborough Museum will be hosting a Saturday Night Lights event every Saturday night during the month of