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Holiday Event Fun Guide

It’s the season for festive events and holiday outings. This year the GTA has some magical new events, along with annual favourites that you and your family are sure to enjoy. We’ve picked a few of our top picks to share with you, many of these run until the end of the holiday break, so be sure to schedule a family outing or two!

Holiday Events in the GTA

Markham Home for the Holidays

Start:
Nov 1, 2020
End:
Nov 23, 2020
Venue:
Online Virtual Event
We have decided to keep all of you safe at home, due to the pandemic, instead of our regular ‘In Person’ show! So for this year only our
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Leslieville Holiday Market

Leslieville Flea Virtual Market Holiday Edition

Start:
Nov 8, 2020
End:
Dec 9, 2020
Venue:
Online Virtual Event
The Leslieville Flea is going virtual for Holiday 2020! Get ready for 5 weeks of mini virtual markets to make your holiday shopping easier than ever! Every Sunday
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The Distillery District Winter Village

Start:
Nov 12, 2020
End:
Mar 31, 2021
Venue:
The Distillery Historic District
Join us this holiday season at Toronto’s historic Distillery District and enjoy starlit canopies, a Grand Christmas Tree in Trinity Square, and festive music throughout as part of
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Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees

Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees

Start:
Nov 12, 2020
End:
Nov 20, 2020
Venue:
Kawartha Settlers’ Village
Welcome to the 23rd annual Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees! Kick-off the holiday season, with a COVID 19 safe version of our annual Festival of Trees. See Kawartha
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Outdoor Christmas Market on the Farm

Start:
Nov 13, 2020
End:
Dec 20, 2020
Venue:
Niemi Family Farm
Outdoor Christmas Market with free admission! Local vendors and products. Support Local. You can purchase stocking stuffers, crafts, decor, candles, bakery goods and so much more. Freshly cut
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The Junction Window Wonderland

The Junction 1st Annual Window Wonderland

Start:
Nov 14, 2020
End:
Jan 31, 2021
Venue:
Online Virtual Event
Immerse yourself in the magical world of Augmented Reality (AR). Download the FREE Augle APP, activate the AR camera and watch our windows come alive! Taking place through
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Bingemans Gift of Lights

Gift of Lights

Start:
Nov 14, 2020
End:
Dec 25, 2020
Venue:
Bingemans
Please note: This event will only run until December 25 due to Ontario Government restrictions. Gift of Lights is a family-friendly drive-thru holiday light display with two tunnels
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Niagara Winter Festival of Lights

Winter Festival of Lights

Start:
Nov 14, 2020
End:
Jan 10, 2021
Venue:
Niagara Parks
The most enchanting of Niagara Falls attractions, the 38th annual Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights is Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival. Experience the spectacular displays with 3
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Samntas Workshop Drivethrough

Santa’s Workshop Drive-Thru

Start:
Nov 14, 2020
End:
Nov 14, 2020
Venue:
Richmond Green Park
You are invited to our first ever drive-through holiday experience! Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the annual in-person Santa Claus Parade will look a little different. In its
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Christmas Drive-Thru Tours

Start:
Nov 14, 2020
End:
Dec 13, 2020
Venue:
Pickering Museum Village
Visit the museum this holiday season and experience the spirit of Christmas through the brand new Christmas Drive-Thru Tour. Journey back through the years to learn how our
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RGB Holiday Train

Ride the RGB Express

Start:
Nov 18, 2020
End:
Dec 23, 2020
Venue:
Royal Botanical Gardens
All aboard! Take a ride on the RBG Express through the winter beauty of Hendrie Park. The train is available for paid rides throughout the garden. Warm up
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Winter Wonders at the RGB

Winter Wonders at the RGB

Start:
Nov 18, 2020
End:
Jan 26, 2021
Venue:
Royal Botanical Gardens
A brand new RBG experience! Follow incredible festive lights through picture-perfect Hendrie Park and discover something new at every turn. Experience the magic of the holiday season under
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Christmas Tree Market

Markham Christmas Tree Market

Start:
Nov 20, 2020
End:
Dec 24, 2020
Venue:
Markham Fairgrounds
Come One, Come All The first annual Christmas Tree Market takes place at the Markham Fair Grounds from November 20th to December 24th, 2020. Families can come out
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Storytime Magic with santa

Storytime Magic with Santa

Start:
Nov 20, 2020
End:
Dec 24, 2020
Venue:
Mountsberg Conservation Area
UPDATE NOVEMBER 18th, 2020: Due to the recently announced change to Covid19 restrictions in the Halton/Hamilton area we are pressing pause on new Storytime Magic With Santa registrations.
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Brooks Farms Festive Nights

Festive Nights at Brooks Farms

Start:
Nov 20, 2020
End:
Dec 23, 2020
Venue:
Brooks Farms
Join us for our first ever Christmas Adventure featuring: A Story Time Tractor Ride A walk through our Magical Sugar Bush filled with Christmas Lights, decor, Music and
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Bluffs Winter Wonderland

Bluffs Winter Wonderland

Start:
Nov 20, 2020
End:
Dec 20, 2020
Venue:
Bluffer’s Park Beach Parking Lot
Bluffs Winter Wonderland drive thru experience will bring holiday cheer to all, as visitors will get a chance to have a meet & greet with Santa! As you
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Journey into Enchantment

Journey into Enchantment

Start:
Nov 20, 2020
End:
Dec 25, 2020
Venue:
Angus Glen Golf Club
Please note: This event will only run until December 25 due to Ontario Government restrictions. Come join us this Christmas for the most magical event closest to the
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Holiday NIghts of Lights

Holiday Nights of Lights

Start:
Nov 20, 2020
End:
Jan 25, 2021
Venue:
Revel Park
Please note: This event will only run until December 25 due to Ontario Government restrictions. The holidays are right around the corner, join us in celebrating! Holiday Nights
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Twin Maples Christmas on the Farm

Start:
Nov 21, 2020
End:
Nov 21, 2020
Venue:
Twin Maples Farm
Twin Maples Farm invites you to bring your family out for a visit. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, farm animals, a physical distance photo booth
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Christmas at the Farm

Start:
Nov 21, 2020
End:
Dec 20, 2020
Venue:
Downey’s Farm Market
Each year, Santa makes a special trip from the North Pole to Downey’s Farm. He will be dressing extra warm as Santa and his Elves will be outside
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Wreath Making Workshop

Start:
Nov 21, 2020
End:
Nov 21, 2020
Venue:
Pickering Museum Village
Deck your halls with a lovely evergreen wreath-made by you!  You’ll gather fragrant boughs from our woods and then warm up with a hot beverage and cookies.  Our
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The Polar Express at the Drive-In

The Polar Express at the Drive-In

Start:
Nov 22, 2020
End:
Nov 22, 2020
Venue:
Ontario Place
Watch your favourite movie at our Drive-In __________ The Polar Express: On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the
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Pickering Santa Claus Parade (Christmas Drive-Thru)

Start:
Nov 22, 2020
End:
Nov 22, 2020
Venue:
Pickering Museum Village
Visit the museum this holiday season and experience the spirit of Christmas through the brand new Christmas drive-thru tour. Journey back through the years to learn how our
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Trim the Town

Trim the Town

Start:
Nov 23, 2020
End:
Jan 1, 2021
Venue:
Celebrate the season with us and join our decorating contest! Open to all residents and businesses in Whitchurch-Stouffville, email a photo of your decorated home or business to:
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POLAR

POLAR

Start:
Nov 27, 2020
End:
Dec 25, 2020
Venue:
Toronto Pearson
Please note: This event will only run until December 25 due to Ontario Government restrictions. Travel to New Heights With Canada’s First Multi-level Drive-through Holiday Experience! Conveniently located
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Kortright Magical Christmas Forest

Kortright Magical Christmas Forest

Start:
Nov 27, 2020
End:
Dec 23, 2020
Venue:
Kortright Centre for Conservation
Escape into the Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright Centre and experience a winter wonderland filled with lights, crafts, activities and treats for the whole family. This is an
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Toronto Zoo Holiday Drive-Thru

Toronto Zoo Holiday Drive-Thru

Start:
Nov 28, 2020
End:
Dec 24, 2020
Venue:
Toronto Zoo
Please note: This event will only run until December 24 due to Ontario Government restrictions. This holiday season, visit the Toronto Zoo Holiday Drive-Thru for a family-friendly and
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Christmas on the Farm

Christmas on the Farm

Start:
Nov 28, 2020
End:
Nov 28, 2020
Venue:
Willowgrove
Explore Willowgrove Farm from the comfort of your own car. Join us for a thirty-minute drive-thru adventure! Program includes Life-size eye spy in our old-growth woodlot Activities-to-go bag
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“Deck the Halls” Adult Wreath-Making Workshop

“Deck the Halls” Adult Wreath-Making Workshop

Start:
Nov 28, 2020
End:
Nov 28, 2020
Venue:
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre
Wreath making with Maureen O’ Halloran. Build your own beautiful wreath using fresh greenery. Enjoy a visit to the Victorian farmhouse (decked out for the season). Pre-registration required.
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Aurora Under the Stars Santa Claus Parade

Town of Aurora Santa Under the Stars Parade

Start:
Nov 28, 2020
End:
Nov 28, 2020
Venue:
Aurora Family Leisure Complex
Dress up in your winter woolies and join us for this year’s evening parade as Santa heads south along Yonge Street from Orchard Height Blvd. to Murray Dr.
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Casa Loma Holiday Light Tour

Casa Loma Holiday Lights Tour

Start:
Dec 3, 2020
End:
Jan 3, 2021
Venue:
Casa Loma
This December experience the magic of the season at Casa Loma’s spectacular Holiday Light Tour. Wander through a dazzling lighting display in the gardens and tunnels, all decorated
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Virtual Santa Canada

Virtual Santa Canada

Start:
Dec 3, 2020
End:
Dec 6, 2020
Venue:
Online Virtual Event
Ensure your family still gets to feel the magic of Christmas this year through a virtual Santa experience. Santa Claus is coming to Canada (virtually). Experience the magic
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Journey To Save Christmas

Journey To Save Christmas

Start:
Dec 4, 2020
End:
Dec 24, 2020
Venue:
Square One Shopping Centre
Please note: This event will only run until December 24 due to Ontario Government restrictions. A Covid-safe interactive drive-through event, with 13 magical themed scenes, live actors and
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Georgina’s drive-thru Parade of Lights

Georgina’s drive-thru Parade of Lights

Start:
Dec 5, 2020
End:
Dec 5, 2020
Venue:
The ROC
The Georgina Kinsmen have partnered with the Town of Georgina to bring an illuminated drive-thru style Santa Claus parade to the ROC this holiday season. Join us by
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Scogog Virtual Santa Claus Parade

Scogog Virtual Santa Claus Parade

Start:
Dec 5, 2020
End:
Dec 5, 2020
Venue:
Online Virtual Event
Watch our 12 days of Christmas! You can see clips from Nov 23 t Dec 5 leading up to the virtual parade on December 5th. Watch online on
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Stouffville Santa Claus Parade 2020

Stouffville Santa Claus Parade – Drive Thru Edition

Start:
Dec 5, 2020
End:
Dec 5, 2020
Venue:
Hoover Park
Santa is coming to Whitchurch-Stouffville! Join us on December 5th at 6 pm and celebrate the season as we lead our third annual evening parade. Christmas events may
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Rooks to Cooks Festive Workshop - Yule Log

Rooks to Cooks Festive Workshop – Yule Log

Start:
Dec 5, 2020
End:
Dec 5, 2020
Venue:
YOUR HOME!
YULE LOG WORKSHOP (ALL AGES) ** This workshop is perfect for passionate bakers of all ages! Students under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The yule log
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Santa Claus Parade

Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Start:
Dec 5, 2020
End:
Dec 5, 2020
Venue:
Televised Event
Santa Claus is coming to town! Catch a glimpse of the man in red at the Toronto Santa Claus Parade in Toronto! The Santa Claus Parade is the
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Dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy

Start:
Dec 6, 2020
End:
Dec 6, 2020
Venue:
Goh Ballet Bayview
On Sunday, December 6, 2020 budding ballerinas and toy soldiers ages 3-8 are invited to dance their way on an enchanting adventure through the Land of Sweets with
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The Muppet Christmas Carol at the Drive-In

The Muppet Christmas Carol at the Drive-In

Start:
Dec 6, 2020
End:
Dec 6, 2020
Venue:
Ontario Place
Watch your favourite movie at our Drive-In! The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.
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(Staying) Home for the Holidays Scavenger Hunt

Start:
Dec 12, 2020
End:
Dec 12, 2020
Venue:
Online Virtual Event
Staying home for the holidays but ready to make merry? Connect with your loved ones (virtually) with our Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Solve riddles, test your wits, complete wacky
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Temple Sinai’s Family Chanukkah Celebration with Judy and Da

Start:
Dec 12, 2020
End:
Dec 12, 2020
Venue:
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Temple Sinai’s Family Chanukkah Celebration with Judy and David, including Havdalah Saturday, December 12 at 4.30 p.m. A musical, magical, mighty Maccabee-filled Chanukkah story extravaganza for kids! Rabbi
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Rooks to Cooks Festive Workshop - Homemade Candy Canes

Rooks to Cooks Festive Workshop – Homemade Candy Canes

Start:
Dec 12, 2020
End:
Dec 12, 2020
Venue:
YOUR HOME!
HOMEMADE CANDY CANE WORKSHOP (ALL AGES) ** This workshop is perfect for passionate bakers of all ages! Students 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Nothing
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A Candlelight Christmas

A Candlelight Christmas

Start:
Dec 12, 2020
End:
Dec 12, 2020
Venue:
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre
Decorated for the season , the Museum’s historic buildings come to life with the traditions of Christmas past. Join our costumed staff on this charming evening tour. Admission
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Temple Sinai’s Chanukkah Food Truck Drive-In – For all ages

Start:
Dec 13, 2020
End:
Dec 13, 2020
Venue:
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Temple Sinai’s Chanukkah Food Truck Drive-In – For all ages and stages! Sunday, December 13 from 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Join your Temple Sinai friends and clergy
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Aurora’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Start:
Dec 13, 2020
End:
Dec 13, 2020
Venue:
Aurora Town Hall
The Town of Aurora in partnership with Chabad Aurora will host this year’s Aurora’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Date – Sunday, December 13, 2020 Time – 6 p.m. to
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Temple Sinai’s Family Chanukkah Baking Party: Healthy Donuts

Start:
Dec 16, 2020
End:
Dec 16, 2020
Venue:
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Temple Sinai’s Family Chanukkah Baking Party: Healthy Donuts! Wednesday, December 16 at 6.30 p.m. Join other Temple Sinai families for a fun evening of baking donuts using nutritious
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Holiday Livestream Series

Holiday Livestream Series

Start:
Dec 17, 2020
End:
Dec 20, 2020
Venue:
Winged Canvas | Virtual Art School
We’re DRAWING LIVE daily at 11am EST from Dec 17 – 20! :star_struck: Join our holiday livestream series designed to be classroom and family friendly, featuring Alyssa Wongso,
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Goh Ballet - The Nutcracker: Beyond the Stage

Goh Ballet – The Nutcracker: Beyond the Stage

Start:
Dec 18, 2020
End:
Jan 2, 2021
Venue:
Online
Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, Goh Ballet will keep the grandeur and tradition of The Nutcracker alive by producing a virtual rendition of an original dance
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Rooks to Cooks 2-Day Gingerbread House Workshop

Rooks to Cooks 2-Day Gingerbread House Workshop

Start:
Dec 19, 2020
End:
Dec 20, 2020
Venue:
YOUR HOME!
2 DAY GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP (ALL AGES) ** This workshop is perfect for passionate bakers of all ages! Students under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. $
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ArtVenture Winter Challenge

ArtVenture Winter Challenge

Start:
Dec 21, 2020
End:
Jan 9, 2021
Venue:
McMichael Online
Be part of the magic this holiday season at the McMichael! Explore breathtaking exhibitions, get creative with art activities and challenge the whole family with a holiday scavenger
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Rooks to Cooks Day Camp - Gingerbread People

Rooks to Cooks Day Camp – Gingerbread People

Start:
Dec 24, 2020
End:
Dec 24, 2020
Venue:
YOUR HOME!
We know your chef-in-training will love our Signature Gingerbread Cookies and Royal Icing. Our campers will learn to make, bake and decorate rolled Gingerbread People (men, women and
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Pia Bouman’s 35th Annual Nutcracker

Start:
Dec 29, 2020
End:
Dec 30, 2020
Venue:
Online Virtual Event
This Holiday Season enjoy Toronto’s most family-friendly Nutcracker from the comfort of home! Don’t miss the magic of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker newly created each year and proudly danced
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Skate On The Square

Skate On The Square

Start:
Dec 11, 2020
End:
Mar 21, 2021
Venue:
Mississauga Celebration Square
Enjoy a holiday skate at Celebration Square’s outdoor community rink. Special hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Years Eve.
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