Light It Up at These Diwali Celebrations

On Monday, October 24th, thousands of Torontonians will celebrate Diwali! What is Diwali, you might ask? Also spelled Divali, Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday; the name is taken from the Sanskrit term Dipavali, meaning “row of lights”. The main celebration of Diwali takes place on the day of the new Moon, when the sky is at its darkest; as the festival symbolizes the victory of light over darkness (and good over evil), it is traditionally celebrated with candles, clay lamps, and oil lanterns. They also have huge feasts, cultural celebrations and performances, and much more; here are some of our picks for the best places to celebrate this holiday!

Celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with Moksha Canada

Come one, come all to Bridlewood Mall, and celebrate the Festival of Lights with live music, dance performances, food, and a Rangoli competition (there will be prizes for the winners! It’s all for a good cause, as the Moksha Canada Foundation aims to create need-based programs and services in arts and culture, and create healthy, vibrant, and inclusive communities!

Where: Bridlewood Mall, 2900 Warden Ave., Scarborough, ON, M1W 2S8.

When: Friday, October 21st at from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

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Diwali Night 2022 at the Grand Cinnamon

The Grand Cinnamon Banquet will play host to a grand celebration on Friday night, as Diwali Night 2022 takes place! They’ve got a variety of activities planned, including Diya, Bharatanatyam, Bollywood Brazilian Dance, Bhangra, and much more!

Where: Grand Cinnamon Banquet, 3895 McNicoll Ave, Toronto, ON, M1X 0C1.

When: Friday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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Diwali Mela Festival of Lights

Celebrate Diwali at the Diwali Mela! Hosted by the Gerrard India Bazaar, this celebration will include cultural, musical and dance performances, fireworks, chai distribution, and much more! Head down to the Bazaar to ommemorate one of the most important days on the Hindu calendar

Where: 1432 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z6

When: Saturday, October 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

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Light Up Toronto: Diwali Fireworks 

After a beautiful fireworks display in Niagara Falls this past weekend, Canada Diwali presents a second round of fireworks at the Toronto Harbourfront! Brought to you by the same organizers of the Diwali Razzmatazz, you know this celebration is going to be one to remember!

Where: 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8.

When: Saturday, October 22nd at 8 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

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Diwali at Timber’s Lodge

What better place to throw a party than on campus, right? Head to Timbers Lodge, located in the heart of York University, for an extravagant Diwali celebration! They’ve got delicious Indian cuisine, live music, and all the hits spun by DJ Sud!

Where: Timbers Lodge Social Grill, York Lanes, Toronto, ON, M7A 2C5.

When: Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Price: $$.

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Celebrate in Style at the Diwali Show 2022 

Make your way to the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto-Brampton for a full day of the Diwali Show! Activities include a live musical performance, magic show, face painting, henna tattoos, and more! The event is specifically geared towards local small- businesses to help them to showcase their products and create business opportunities!

Where: 90 Biscayne Crescent, Brampton, ON, L6W 4S1.

When: Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Price: $.

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