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Festivals

Festivals

Toronto’s festivals run all through the year, celebrating everything, including art and music, international cultures, hobbies, family and food!

Brampton Winter Lights Festival
Brampton Winter Lights Festival

Along with a Santa Claus Parade, Brampton is kicking off the holiday season with the Winter Lights Festival in Downtown Brampton, with family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy! Events include a Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Miracle on Main Street, with Free Petting zoo and pony rides, amusement rides, stage
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Toronto BIA Holiday Events
Toronto Business Improvement Associations (BIA) and Neighbourhood Holiday Events

They say that Toronto is a “City Within A Park” but it’s also a city of numerous diverse neighbourhoods. They represent cultures from across the globe with specialized food and shops, and they are also considered “home” for Toronto families. There are numerous special holiday events this year, both big
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Weston Winterfest
Weston Winterfest

Make your way to the Weston Village in the city’s northwest end for a free local winter festival, aptly named Weston Winterfest! It takes place in the Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West neighbourhood, with activities centred around the Artscape Weston Commons, including ice sculptures, performances, holiday market, contests and
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TTC Halloween Fest at Bay Lower Station
TTC Halloween Fest at Bay Lower Station

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) hosts TTC Halloween Fest for families on Halloween weekend in their “secret” subway station, Bay Lower Station. Kids can trick-or-treat on a Halloween-themed subway train, learn about the TTC and the numerous productions that have filmed scenes at the station, free giveaways for kids, and
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Brampton YMCA Diwali Celebration
Brampton YMCA Diwali Celebration

The Brampton YMCA hosts a free in-person event for its annual Diwali celebration to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Bring your friends and family for a day of performances, snacks, a raffle draw, YMCA Food Drive and more. Brampton YMCA Diwali Celebration When: October 22, 2022 Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content, returns for the 23rd annual Festival, with in-person events followed by online festival selections. Of interest to families are “Little Stars”: nine short films that celebrate a youth perspective of the world, and “Twinkle Twinkle”:
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Bayview Leaside BIA Hosts Applefest
Bayview Leaside BIA Hosts Applefest

The Bayview Leaside BIA welcomes visitors back to their annual Applefest celebration, lining the streets with apples and hay to recreate the feel of the area’s farming and orchard history. Bring out the whole family for live entertainment, food sampling, face painting and shopping. Bayview Leaside BIA Applefest When: October
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Mississauga Comic Expo (MCX) 2022
Mississauga Comic Expo (MCX) 2022

Mississauga Comic Expo features an artist alley, exhibitors, workshops, panels, cosplay, tabletop board game demonstrations, video game free-play session, presentations and featured guests. Plus, admission is free! Mississauga Comic Expo (MCX) 2022 When: Sunday, October 16, 2022 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Where: Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga
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Ball's Falls Thanksgiving Festival
The 48th Annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival

The 48th Annual Thanksgiving Festival at Ball’s Falls Conservation Area brings back all the annual traditions, bigger and better, including 150+ in-person craft and artisan vendors, delicious foods and beverages, local farmers’ market vendors, live acoustic music and children’s entertainment, historical demonstrations, heritage tours and nature hikes. Enjoy the beauty
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Thanksgiving Weekend Fairs Ontario
Thanksgiving Weekend Fairs in Southern Ontario

Small-town fairs are a traditional way to spend a Fall weekend, especially over the Thanksgiving long weekend. You can get out of the city and enjoy some outdoor time in the fresh crisp air, watch a show, see farm animals and giant pumpkins, go on some rides and eat some
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