We’ve been making our list and checking it *thrice* — it’s finally time for our Christmas Event Guide for Toronto and the GTA 2022!

There are so many different types of family-friendly activities to partake in, such as festivals, light displays, performances, markets, food events, and more! In this holiday season, we can really appreciate getting out of the house and spending time with our friends and family. So, stay tuned because there is so much holiday fun happening this year that our festive coverage will continue to grow.

Featured Events

Holiday Nights of Lights

Holiday Nights of Lights is back bigger and brighter than ever before, so bring the whole family along to enjoy sparkling lights, giant ornaments, and animated displays. More than 1.5 million LED lights are synchronized to holiday tunes at Vaughan’s Assembly Park. Plus, Family Fun Toronto readers receive 15% off tickets with the discount code FAMFUN.
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Ball’s Falls Holiday TrailBalls Falls Holiday Trail

Ball’s Falls Holiday Trail lights up the Niagara Escarpment just in time for the holiday season, offering spectacular scenery and natural beauty. Set within the Twenty Valley at the Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, make this beautiful one-kilometre interactive and illuminated trail part of your family’s seasonal tradition!
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Black Creek Pioneer Christmas

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Experience the magic of Christmas at Black Creek Pioneer Village’s two new holiday events: Santa At The Village and Festive Nights. As you stroll the grounds, you’ll enjoy the historic buildings in all their festive finery and discover the joy of times long ago with an old-fashioned Christmas.
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Casa Loma Christmas CastleCasa Loma

Toronto’s landmark castle has festive fun, day or night! During the day at Christmas at the Castle, see stunning holiday decorations, including a 40-foot-tall tree. Then after dark at the Holiday Lights Tour, tour the grounds’ beautiful light displays. At both events, kids can visit Santa in his castle workshop and interact with live holiday mascots.
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Friday Harbour Christmas MarketFriday Harbour Christmas Market

Celebrate the magic of the season at the Friday Harbour Christmas Market! Bring your whole family to experience a European-style market at this resort community on the shores of Lake Simcoe. This outdoor event features include a 40-foot tree, twinkling lights, and chalet cabins offering festive treats and holiday gifts.
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Glow Toronto ChristmasGlow Christmas

Step out from the cold and into the warmth and magic of Glow Christmas Toronto Light Festival and Market! Transport yourself straight into a Christmas storybook, where holiday-lovers of all ages delight in the joys of the season without having to commute to the North Pole.
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Journey Into Enchantment ChristmasJourney Into Enchantment Christmas Light Show

Experience the magic of the Journey Into Enchantment Christmas Light Show, and witness over 2 million of unique light decorations, 3D interactive displays and musical lights, right in the comfort of your own vehicle!
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TSO Elf in ConcertToronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) — “Elf” In Concert

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) presents the once-in-a-lifetime musical event, “Elf in Concert”, with a live symphony orchestra. As an extra festive treat, the score’s composer, Oscar-nominated John Debney, conducts the concert himself.
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Twinkle After DarkTwinkle After Dark

Twinkle After Dark welcomes families to go on a magical walk through the historic Country Heritage Park in picturesque Milton this holiday season. This fully illuminated country walk-through experience features historic buildings, holiday projections, visits with Santa and an awe-inspiring main street.
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TYT Theatre’s “One Christmas Carol”

TYT Theatre presents “One Christmas Carol”, Charles Dickens’ famous story about selfishness and selflessness. With just one actor playing over 35 distinct roles, this holiday classic is a spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love!
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Winter Carnival Markham

Winter Carnival

Feel the festive vibes over the winter school break at Winter Carnival on the Markham Fairgrounds! Come in from the cold to this unique event, sure to wow both children and adults alike! It features carnival rides, bouncy castles, animatronic dinosaurs, ice sculptures, games, magicians, DJs, food, shopping, and much more.
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York-Durham Heritage Railway

York-Durham Heritage Railway has many charming Christmas themed train rides to enjoy with your whole family this season, including the North Pole Light UP Express and Santa Express Train Ride. These trips are not only a must for train enthusiasts but also nature-lovers and fans of Santa Claus.
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Family Fun Toronto Guides

Christmas Light Displays in the GTA

What better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with some spectacular light displays across the Greater Toronto Area. Whether indoors or outdoors, by foot or by car, these festivals and shows are bound to instantly get you into a festive mood, especially when there’s carols playing!
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Santa Sightings in the GTASanta Sightings

Santa Claus is coming to town! The Family Fun Toronto Guide to Santa Sightings in the GTA has arrived with bells on. The man with the bag is back for the Ho-Ho-Holidays so check out all the different ways you can catch up with the jolly fellow.
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Santa Claus Parades in the GTA and Southern Ontario

There are Santa parades happening all over the GTA this year, and once again, in person! Whether it’s a local neighbourhood parade or a huge extravaganza, the childrens’ eyes always widen with excitement at the sight of the big guy.
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Holiday Concerts & Shows in Toronto

A great idea for a special festive treat for you and your family is to take in a concert, play or dance performance over the holidays and school break. Plus, it’s a fantastic excuse to get dressed up and hit the town!
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Holiday Markets and Craft ShowsHoliday Markets

Instead of going to the big and busy mall, you can get your shopping done in style and support local artists at the same time! Embrace the movement to shop local with our Guide to Holiday Markets and Craft Shows in Toronto and the GTA!
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Toronto BIA Holiday EventsToronto Business Improvement Association (BIA) Holiday Events

Many Toronto BIA groups are hosting holiday events this year, celebrating the season in the city’s diverse and welcoming neighbourhoods.
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Christmas Tree Farms in the GTAChristmas Tree Farms

There’s nothing like the smell and feel of a real Christmas tree to get you in a holiday mood! There are farms all over the GTA and Southern Ontario where you can find the perfect tree to decorate your home.
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Farm Holiday Events in the GTA and Southern Ontario

Ontario’s beautiful farms are especially picture-perfect at Christmas time. Make a day of it with markets, wagon rides, tree-cutting and visits with Santa. Whatever experience is on your wish list, you can find it with these farm holiday events.
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Christmas Treat Stores TorontoChristmas Treat Stores in Toronto

For many sweet-tooths, one of the best aspects of the holidays is the sweet treats, such as chocolates, candy canes, cookies and cakes. Mmmm! We’ve done our delicious research and compiled a Christmas Treat Stores in Toronto to Sweeten Up Your Holidays!
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Independent Toy and Gift Stores in Toronto

There are so many terrific independent toy and gift stores in Toronto, you’ll have no trouble finding your kids the perfect gift while supporting your local economy.
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Holiday Nights of Lights is back bigger and brighter than ever before, so bring the whole family along to enjoy sparkling lights, giant ornaments, and animated tunnels and displays. More than 1.5 million LED lights are animated and synchronized to your favourite holiday tunes as you take a leisurely walk through Vaughan’s Assembly Park.

Once you leave the light show, you then enter Mistletoe Lane, a new pop-up experience and a night-time hotspot all rolled into one distinct holiday tradition. It takes festive cheer to the next level!

Lights, music and holiday cheer are in abundance at Holiday Nights of Lights and the pop-up Mistletoe Lane. This festive shopping, entertainment, ​food and drink experience is unlike any other! At this one-of-a-kind festive experience, you can check out the striking lights display, Mistletoe Lane, Santa’s Den, midway rides, bumper cars on ice, Holly Jolly lumberjack axe throwing, dog-friendly dates and food trucks.

PLUS, Family Fun Toronto readers get a SPECIAL HOLIDAY TREAT! Receive 15% off tickets with the discount code FAMFUN. Redeem your promo code here!

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