The temperature is dropping and holiday season is quickly approaching, so bundle up and get outside to enjoy some of the great events and festivals in Toronto this winter. With highly anticipated events and some classic affairs, there will be plenty of things to do in Toronto leading all the way into the New Year. Here are a few events we are looking forward to:


Happy Place


Fill your dark, dreary winter mood with a overwhelming amount of happiness. On November 1st, Happy Place is opening their first Canadian stop of this immersive exhibit at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. Featuring over 20,000 square feet of bright and whimsical spaces, guest will experience happiness in multiple forms. The multi-sensory rooms will definitely pull anyone out of the winter woes from now until the new year! This is going to be one of the most popular events in Toronto this season, so act fast and get your tickets here.


Royal Agricultural Winter Fair


An historic Canadian tradition is back for its 96th year. Since 1922, farmers, growers, producers and homesteaders have come from all over Canada to exhibit their very best agricultural products and livestock at Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Exhibition Place will be buzzing, as it is expected that over 300,000 people will visit this long standing event. A special highlight of the fair is the Horse Show, which is North Americas #1 indoor equestrian event. Every single day of the fair, you can experience one of the many equestrian competitions of some of the world’s highest quality riders and horses. To find out more information about tickets and schedules, you can visit their website.


Toronto Christmas Market


Stroll down to the Distillery District between November 15th and December 23rd for the city’s most anticipated holiday event. Inspired by the classic traditions of the season, this month-long event captures the heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market. With magical lighting and seasonal decor, your holiday spirit will be at an all-time high. Enjoy over 400 free performers throughout the month, including award-winning singers, brass bands, cultural dancers, and carolers. This is also the perfect time to get out and finish your last-minute holiday shopping in some of the unique stores in the Distillery District. You can see a full list of vendors participating at the market here.


One Of A Kind Winter Show


The One of a Kind Winter Show is the perfect spot to start your holiday shopping. From November 22 to December 2, head down to the Enercare Centre for all your unique gifting needs. It is one of the largest attended craft shows in North America, with items beautifully crafted by hundreds of artisans. Going into its 44th year, the show keeps getting bigger and better. Aside from the great artisans, you can experience in-depth seminars and one of a kind fashion shows. To buy your ticket to this event, visit their website for more information.


Aurora Winter Festival


Ontario Place will be transformed into a winter wonderland this holiday season. From November 29 to December 30, you will find a village by the North Pole waiting to be explored. This experience will be filled with magical light displays and whimsical characters alongside the entertainment and activities to enjoy. Presented in partnership with the Canadian National Exhibition, the first Aurora Winter Festival will be a fun experience for guests of all ages. You can see a full map of this mystical winter wonderland on their website.

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