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 Torontonian families. There are so many special events, big and small, taking place around town this season that we’ve compiled the Toronto Business Improvement Associations (BIA) Holiday Events for your wish list!

Toronto BIA Holiday Events – Currently Running

Bloor-Yorkville – Holiday Magic
Type of Event: Outdoor Festival, Christmas Lights
When: November 27 – December 31, 2021
Where: Village Of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair St.) and Bloor Street West (between Church St. & Avenue Rd.)

Crossroads Of The Danforth – Light Up The Crossroads
Type of Event: Christmas Lights
When: November 26, 2021 – January 3, 2022
Where: Danforth Avenue & Danforth Road

The Junction – Window Wonderland
Type of Event: Shop Window Displays
When: November 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Where: Dundas Street West between Quebec Avenue & Indian Grove

Leslieville – Wanderlust 2021
Type of Event: Shop Window Displays, Shopping Deals, Pop-Up Market
When: November 19 – December 19, 2021
Where: Queen Street East, between McGee Street & Coxwell Ave.

Riverside – Window Wonderland & Holidays On Queen
Type of Event: Shop Window Displays, Giveaways
When: November 14 – December 12
Where: Queen St. East, between Don Valley & De Grassi Street

Wexford Heights – #ShowLoveTO
Type of Event: Giveaway
When: September 27 – December 14, 2021
Where: #ShowLoveTO Heart, corner of Lawrence Ave. East & Howden Road

Yonge-Lawrence Village – Selfie With Santa
Type of Event: Giveaway
When: December 1 – 14, 2021
Where: Various businesses in Yonge-Lawrence Village

Toronto BIA Holiday Events – Upcoming

Bloor West Village – Free Family Fun & Photos with Santa 
Type of Event: Santa Sighting
When: December 11, 2021
Where: Bloor St. West & Willard Avenue

Cabbagetown – Holiday In The Patch
Type of Event: Outdoor Festival, Santa Sighting
When: December 4, 2021
Where: Carlton Street & Parliament Street

Church-Wellesley Village – Chanukah In The Village, Village Holiday Market
Type of Event: Various
When: Chanukah In The Village – December 4, Village Holiday Market – December 12
Where: Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street

Downtown Yonge – Animate: College Park (Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail Celebration)
Type of Event: Outdoor Festival
When: December 3, 2021
Where: Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail, College Park

DuKe Heights – Scavenger Hunt 2021
Type of Event: Scavenger Hunt
When: December 1 – 21, 2021
Where: Various, between Steeles Ave. West, Dufferin St., Sheppard Ave. West & Keele St.

Greektown – Winter In Greektown
Type of Event: Outdoor Festival
When: December 14 – 29, 2021
Where: Alexander The Great Parkette (Logan & Danforth) and others

Past Events

Bayview Leaside – Gift Shop Event on Bayview Avenue
Corso Italia Elf on the Shelf Hunt 2021
Little Italy College Street Cavalcade of Lights
Weston Village Winterfest

Looking for more festivals in Toronto? Find them here!