December is upon us, so let’s finish off the year with a party! No matter what year-end holiday you celebrate, you’ll find family fun at both indoor and outdoor events in the GTA this month. There will be plenty of bright lights on wintery trees, sugar-plum fairies, jolly dudes in red hats, yummy food and wobbly first skates of the season. Let it snow with our December Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto and the GTA!

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December Event Guide – Starting in December

Holiday Nights of Lights (Starting December 1)
Gather the whole family for all-new displays and interactive activities at Holiday Nights of Lights, now at the Scarborough Town Centre. Plus, Family Fun Toronto readers get a festive treat with 15% off tickets using the promo code FAMFUN.

Casa Loma — Christmas at the Castle and Holiday Lights Tour (Starting December 1)
Families can revel in the magic of the holiday season at Toronto’s historic castle, Casa Loma, returning with their two special Christmas events: Christmas at the Castle and the Holiday Lights Tour.

Holiday Fair In The Square (December 1-23)
This year, the free Holiday Fair in the Square outdoor festival heads north to Mel Lastman Square, featuring tempting food vendors, exciting rides and games, fun photo ops and more.

Black Creek Pioneer Village — Festive Fun at the Village (December 2-23)
Experience the magic of Christmas at Black Creek Pioneer Village’s two new holiday events: Santa At The Village (with an option to have a VIP visit with the jolly fellow!) and Festive Nights, featuring historic buildings in their festive finery.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concerts (December 6-23)
The TSO celebrates the festive month of December with various holiday concerts this year, including “Home Alone” In Concert (December 7-9), Holiday Pops (December 11-13) and “Handel’s Messiah” (December 17-23).

Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL (December 7-17)
This holiday season, the renowned Canadian circus troupe astounds audiences in Oshawa and Hamilton with CRYSTAL, their first-ever on-ice show that combines ice skating, juggling and acrobatics for an unforgettable display of athletic prowess and artistic grace.

National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker (December 8-30)
National Ballet of Canada’s annual “The Nutcracker” is an unforgettable tribute to the imagination, with non-stop dancing, sets and costumes.

December Event Guide – Continuing in December

Bingemans Gift of Lights & Jingle Bell Rock
Kitchener-Waterloo becomes a festive party this year with Bingemans Gift of Lights and Jingle Bell Rock! This family-friendly holiday lights display lets you take in spectacular tunnels and lighting decorations, in your car or on foot.

Holiday Nights of Lights
Bring the whole family along to enjoy sparkling lights, giant ornaments, and animated tunnels and displays at Holiday Nights of Lights. Plus, Family Fun Toronto readers get 15% off tickets using the discount code FAMFUN.

Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest
The amusement park becomes a winter wonderland for WinterFest, with holiday-themed attractions and shows (including the Peanuts gang!), festive food and an artisan market.

The Distillery Winter Village
Stroll the Distillery District’s Winter Village, a picture-perfect holiday experience. It includes special vendor and food cabins, plus year-round local merchants, restaurants and extended patios.

illumi by Cavalia
illumi by Cavalia is a magical nocturnal outdoor journey that ignites the night with thousands of structures and the Tree of Lights.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Get your fill of sparkle and good cheer at the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival!

Young People’s Theatre (YPT): “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”
Ring in the holidays with YPT as they present “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”, with an ensemble cast retelling this beloved story where you become the live studio audience of the radio play, set in a 1940s studio.

Family-Friendly Events in Toronto This Weekend — Family Fun Toronto Guides

Christmas Event Guide 2023
We’ve made our list and checked it *thrice*, so check out our Christmas Event Guide in Toronto and the GTA for 2023!

Gift of Experiences Guide for Toronto and the GTA
Build lasting memories with your loved ones at many of the top venues in the city with our Gift Guide of Experiences in Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to Santa Breakfasts in Toronto and the GTA
Combine a jolly visit with Santa with the deliciousness of breakfast foods with our Guide to Santa Breakfasts in Toronto and the GTA!

Guide to the Best Christmas Light Displays in the GTA
Twinkle, sparkle and shine… it’s almost Christmas time! Enjoy the magic of the holidays with these Christmas Light Displays in the GTA.

Guide to the Best Santa Sightings in the GTA
Santa Claus is coming to town! The Family Fun Toronto Guide to Santa Sightings in the GTA has arrived with bells on.

Guide to Holiday Concerts and Shows in Toronto
A great idea for a special festive treat for you and your family is to take in performance over the holidays. Plus, it’s a fantastic excuse to get dressed up and hit the town!

Guide to Christmas Markets and Craft Shows in Toronto and the GTA
Get your shopping done in style and support local artists with the Family Fun Toronto Guide to Christmas Markets & Craft Shows!

Cheap & Free Christmas Events in Toronto and the GTA
Celebrating Christmas can get expensive so we present our gift to you: our Guide to the Best Cheap and Free Christmas Events in Toronto and the GTA.

But Wait… There’s More!

Want even more ideas for Family-Friendly Events in Toronto This Weekend? For a complete listing of all the best events around Toronto, click on our Events Calendar. In addition, stay tuned to all the best local family events through both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Plus, we’re now on TikTok!

Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out the form with your event details, as well as a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our events calendar.