Holiday Events In The 6ix

15th November 2016

Distillery Xmas Market

The festive season kicks off this weekend in Toronto and there is no shortage of fun things to do to put you and yours in a holly jolly spirit!

12 Trees | Nov 18 to Jan 8

The Gardiner Museum gets all decked out with their signature fundraising exhibition and its central gala event, the G Party. $15

Holiday Magic in Yorkville | Nov 19

Don’t miss this spectacular lighting ceremony and free, open-air concert with Shawn Desmond.

Toronto Christmas Market @ The Distillery | Nov 19 to Dec 22

This market is ranked one of the top in the world! Sip on mulled wine, sample a Hot Toddie, take a ride on the ferris wheel, visit Santa and enjoy all the sights and sounds of a traditional 1940’s Christmas. Free weekdays, $6 weekends.

Holly Jolly Fun Run | Nov 20

A holiday tradition, this festive 5k takes you along the same route as the Santa Claus Parade. $50

The Great Hall Christmas Market | Nov 20

This event is back for its 3rd year! Shop 90+ vendors, take a break at the cash bar and check out the live art demos. Don’t forget to donate a toy/food! Stroller parking available. $5-8

HoHoTo | Dec 1

Party with the finest folks from Toronto’s digital community at The Mod Club while raising money for YWCA Toronto’s Girls’ Centre. Starting at $25.

Evergreen’s Winter Village | Dec 10-31

Find unique gifts at the Makers Market and take home fresh groceries from the Farmers Market. Hike, skate and play outdoors all throughout December.

The Nutcracker | Dec 10-31

Presented by the National Ballet of Canada, plan a date night with your sugar plum fairy and celebrate the magic and wonder of the festive season together. Tickets start at $89.

Distillery Holiday Market

For Kids & Families

Christmas in the Pioneer Village | Nov 19 to Dec 23

Go back in time with Victorian Christmas traditions and take part in a lamplight dinner, taste flaming puddings of yesteryear, carolling, horse-drawn wagon rides and DIY workshops. Starting at $11.

Downtown Santa Parade | Nov 20

Be part of the annual family tradition celebrating it’s 112th year!

Santa’s Log Cabin | Nov 26 to Dec 24

Book your visit with the man in red at the authentic Log Cabin at Eaton Centre. Enjoy a holiday-themed story and grab a photo. $10 with proceeds going to charity.

Santa Train | Nov 26 to Dec 18

We have received news from the North Pole that Santa will be riding the heritage trains departing from Uxbridge station. There will be on-board entertainment and Santa will visit each child in their seat. $23

Holiday Train | Dec 3 & 10

All aboard! Ride the Halton County historical train through the woods with snow on the trees and Christmas carols in the air and of course, a special visit from Santa! (Free for 3 and under.) $14

What The Elf?!? | Dec 17 to Jan 1

Bring all your little elves & Elsas down to the Second City Mainstage for a fun & interactive musical holiday extravaganza. Tickets start at $12.

Gingerbread Make and Bake | Dec 27 to 31

Take a tour of Fort York while your kids join the cooks in the Officers’ Mess kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies.

NYE Party at Glama Gal | Dec 31

Toast the new year with sparkly drinks, confetti manicures, little fancies and a dance party with a pink balloon drop at noon! $39

Know of other winter events? Add them in the comments below!

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