It’s time for some ‘cool’ outdoor play! Get into the spirit at a winter festival, and be sure to plan for the holiday season ahead, as many events require advance tickets. This guide includes Holiday Lights festivals as well as Winter carnivals that are typically held in January/February each year (a great way to beat those winter blues!) with fun activities like dog sled racing, participate in traditional winter games, snow shoe, sledding and plenty of other creative winter activities.
2023 Winter Festivals Guide in and around Toronto
Celebrate Winter in the GTA and Southern Ontario
Holiday Nights of Lights
An immersive walk-through experience like no other, featuring more than 1.5 million LED lights animated and synchronized to everyone’s favourite Holiday tunes. Back for the fourth year, the event will be bigger and brighter with new displays and interactive activities! Walking through giant ornaments and animated tunnels… upon exiting the light show, enter the Market – filled with delicious food trucks and artisan vendors!