Cheers, it’s 2022! January is a good month for hibernating on the couch. However, when you need to get out the house, you’ll still be able to find fun indoor and outdoor events and activities around town. So, here is your January Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto and the GTA.

Note: The situation regarding COVID-19 safety precautions and venue capacity is subject to change. Therefore, it’s a good idea to check ahead with the event operators before you head out. As always, please be safe!

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Events Starting in January

Disney On Ice (Starts January 28)

Grab your mouse ears and get ready to celebrate. Disney On Ice is return to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena with “Mickey’s Search Party”.

Events Ending in January

Dino Holiday 2021 (Ending January 3)

Dinosaur-loving kids will roar for Dino Holiday, a 50,000-square-foot indoor theme park with carnival rides and over 45 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs.

Cavalcade of Lights (Ending January 7)

City of Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square will be bathed in light again this year with Cavalcade of Lights, transforming City Hall into a winter wonderland.

Journey Into Enchantment (Ending January 8)

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.

Frozen Fairways (Ending January 9)

Trade in your golf club for a hockey stick to play through nine holes outside CF Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke. It’s a safe and fun outdoor activity to enjoy with the whole family.

Winter Wonder at Royal Botanical Gardens (Ending January 10)

Light displays dot a 1.5 km pathway through the historic Hendrie Park in RBG, on the border of Burlington and Hamilton. Winter Wonder provides a breathtaking outdoor experience while remaining socially distanced.

Snow Magic (Ending January 17)

This immersive adventure at Ontario Place is inspired by fire, ice and light, where epic creatures, caverns, sights and lights surround you.

Fairway of Lights at Angus Glen Golf Club (Ending January 31)

Fairway of Lights at Angus Glen Golf Club lets you celebrate the mystery of the winter season with a new annual kilometre-long walking light show.

Events Continuing In January

Winterlit: An Illuminated Walk Through the Woods

Bask in the natural beauty of Campbellville’s Mountsberg Conservation Area this winter by taking an illuminated walk in the woods at Winterlit.

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!

Seasky International Light Show

This outdoor lantern and light festival in Niagara Falls, set on a 1.2 kilometre long trail. It lets you explore over 30 magical LED light displays in a safe, socially-distanced atmosphere.

Immersive Art Exhibits – Extended!

Three popular art presentations have been extended into the new year: Beyond MonetImmersive Klimt Revolution and Immersive Van Gogh.

Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. Canada

The immersive exhibit at Yorkdale Shopping Centre, dedicated to Marvel’s Avengers movie franchise, has also been extended into February.

Family Fun Toronto Guides

Cheap and Free Winter Activities

Has your wallet taken a hit from the holidays? Ours too. So we have compiled a list of cheap and free activities and events in Toronto to occupy you and your family this winter.

Outdoor Skating in Toronto

Opportunities for outdoor ice skating have become more plentiful in the city in recent years. Freeform paths are being built in parks and even under highways. We’ve rounded up the best spots to check out.


An afternoon of sledding on the hills is family winter fun at its finest and it’s completely free to enjoy!

Snow Tubing

Looking for a new fun and thrilling outdoor family activity? Check out snow tubing at these hills in and around Toronto!

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

If you like it flatter and slower than those crazy sledding kids, you can do it here in Toronto and the GTA. There’s even snow loops for snowshoeing on city-run golf courses.

Hiking Paths in Toronto

They might be busier in warmer months, but Toronto’s hiking paths are still beautiful in winter!

But Wait… There’s More!

Want more ideas? Looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events? Find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!

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