It’s already December… time flies when you’re having fun! No matter what year-end holiday you celebrate, you’ll find fun 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. So, here is your December Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto…
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December Event Guide – Starting in December
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” in Concert (December 1)
Rediscover the magic of the final chapter of the Harry Potter movie series, screened in concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Soulpepper Theatre: “Alice in Wonderland” (December 10-31)
Soulpepper Theatre and Bad Hats Theatre bring a contemporary spin on “Alice in Wonderland” with a musical retelling of the classic tale.
National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker (December 10-31)
National Ballet of Canada’s annual “The Nutcracker” is an unforgettable tribute to the imagination, with non-stop dancing, sets and costumes.
Mirvish Productions: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” (Starting December 11)
Mirvish Productions brings Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved family musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat” to Toronto.
Disney Animation: Immersive Experience (Starting December 21)
Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is an innovative celebration that takes you inside the films of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Winter Carnival (Starting December 23)
Just in time for school winter break, feel the festive vibes at Winter Carnival, featuring rides, bouncy castles, animatronic dinosaurs, ice sculptures, games, magicians, and more.
Winterlit: An Illuminated Walk in the Woods (Starting December 28)
Bask in the natural beauty of Mountsberg Conservation Area this winter by taking an illuminated walk in the woods at Winterlit.
December Event Guide — Holiday Events Starting in December
Casa Loma Christmas (Starting December 1)
Experience the magic of the season at Casa Loma, Toronto’s historic castle, at Christmas events taking place in both daytime and evening.
Northern Lights (Starting December 1)
This immersive outdoor experience at Exhibition Place wraps you up in the lights, sights, sounds, and feeling of the holidays.
Holiday Fair In The Square (December 2-23)
Holiday Fair In The Square returns this year to Nathan Phillips Square with an artisan market, skating, rides, games and a photo with Santa.
Mississauga Festival of Trees (December 2-11)
Mississauga Festival of Trees celebrates the joy of the season with seasonal lights, woodpile art installations, markets and workshops.
Black Creek Pioneer Village Christmas (December 3-18)
Experience the magic of Christmas at Black Creek Pioneer Village’s two new holiday events: Santa At The Village and Festive Nights.
Orchestra Toronto: “Christmas at the Movies” (December 4)
This holiday season, Orchestra Toronto presents music from holiday favourites from the big screen, plus seasonal songs by the Amadeus Choir of Toronto.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concerts (December 6-21)
The TSO celebrates the festive month of December with various holiday concerts this year, including “TSO Holiday Pops” (December 6-8), “Elf In Concert” (December 9-10) and “Handel’s Messiah” (December 17-21).
TYT Theatre: “One Christmas Carol” (December 8-23)
TYT Theatre presents “One Christmas Carol”, with one actor playing over 35 distinct roles, to show the bare essence of the classic tale.
December Event Guide – Continuing in December
Transport yourself straight into a Christmas storybook at Glow Christmas Toronto, where holiday-lovers of all ages delight in the joys of the season without having to commute to the North Pole.
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.
Journey Into Enchantment
Experience the magic of over two million light decorations, 3-D interactive displays and musical lights while safely driving through a two-kilometre route in the comfort of your vehicle.
Twinkle After Dark
Experience in the fresh air of the beautiful countryside on a magical outdoor walk through the historic Country Heritage Park in picturesque Milton. Family Fun Toronto readers receive 15% off tickets with the discount code FUN?.
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.
Canadian Tire Christmas Trail
This popular drive-along experience returns for another magical season of show-stopping lights, live entertainment and festive treats over an enchanted 1.5-kilometre journey trail.
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 Mississauga by Cavalia is an epic multimedia journey around the world with 13 magical universes on a 600,000 square foot site.
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights
Get your fill of sparkle and good cheer at the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, presented by Ontario Power Generation. It’s Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival!
But Wait… There’s More!
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