The Best Free Things To Do this November

Let’s get all the clichés out of the way: money can’t buy happiness, and the best things in life are free! Now that we’ve gotten that taken care of, let’s talk about this November; this month is in a weird spot, between Halloween and Christmas, but there is still a ton of stuff to do in this city. Not only that, but there are many great activities and events that won’t cost you a cent to enjoy. That’s enough pre-amble for now, let’s take a look at the best free things to do in and around Toronto this November!

Light It Up at Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic 2022

Kick-off the holiday season in Yorkville with Holiday Magic 2022! Hosted by Traci Melchor of Canada’s Drag Race, the tree lighting ceremony will feature a performance by Chantal Kreviazuk and an appearance by Jeremie Albino! 

Where: Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON, M5S 2W7.

When: Saturday, November 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Advance Your Career or Company at the Canada Job Expo

The Canada Job Expo has established itself as the premier and most successful job fair in Canada! Whether you are a candidate looking to advance your career or a growing organization looking to hire key employees, the Canada Job Expo is for you!

Where: North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 5W4.

When: Thursday, November 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Head Downtown for the Cavalcade of Lights

Cavalcade of Lights is back, and for many, marks the official start to the holiday season in Toronto! Nathan Phillips Square will come to life with a glittering tree, ice skating, and of course, gorgeous lights that will immuniate the city!

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N1.

When: Saturday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m.

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Take a Dip and Conquer Your Comfort Zone

Conquer Your Comfort Zone with Othership, Unbounded, City Shred, and Jaybird! Kick off the winter season of 2022/2023 with the biggest community cold plunge the world has ever seen with some of Toronto’s favourite wellness brands.

Where: Woodbine Beach, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON, M4L 3W6.

When: Sunday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Make Your Way to the Distillery District for their Tree Lighting Ceremony

Toronto’s most charming holiday market is back, and is kicking off with the Winter Village Tree Lighting Ceremony! Starting at 5:00 p.m., there will be live entertainment, and the tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.!

Where: The Distillery Historic District, 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4.

When: Thursday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m.

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Head to stackt market for The Gallery of Little Big Things

You’ll be loving the Gallery of Little Big Things at stackt market! It is a beautifully curated pop-up exhibition recognizing contributions that have made an impact at McDonald’s Canada for its people, planet, communities and food quality and sourcing. It will showcase items from across Canada, all the way to immersive McDonald’s backdrops and a commissioned mural by Peterborough artist Jason Wilkins.

Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON, M5V 0R4

When: Thursday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 6th.

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Witness a Spectacular Drone Performance at Light Up Downsview

Light Up Downsview takes place in November, and will feature a breathtaking drone performance by Katharine Harvey titled Turning in the Light. Additionally, there will be complimentary hot beverages and family activities!

Where: 3 Hanover Rd, North York, ON, M3K 1L3.

When: Saturday, November 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Bring Your Jack-o’-lantern to the Mimico Pumpkin Parade

Say farewell to Halloween with an enchanted evening, the Mimico Pumpkin Parade! Bring your Jack-o’-lanterns to Mimico Square the day after Halloween for a final chance to shine!

Where: Amos Waites Park, 2441 Lake Shore Blvd W, Etobicoke, ON, M8V 1C5.

When: Tuesday, November 1st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Celebrate with Mississauga’s First Annual Holiday Night Market

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Mississauga’s Holiday Night Market! Discover a variety of local vendors, artists, and so much more! The first 30 guests receive a Christmas swag bag, and if you’re lucky, you’ll win a Christmas giveaway basket which includes an item from every vendor! 

Where: Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St, Mississauga, ON, L5M 1N1.

When: Friday, November 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Be Amazed by the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights

Canada’s largest illumination festival and the premiere illumination festival in North America is back for their 40th anniversary! Come and see why the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is a world renowned festival!

Where: Winter Festival Of Lights, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3Y9.

When: November 12th to February 20th, 2023

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Get Your Pumpkins Ready for the Old Town Toronto Pumpkin Parade

Bring out your jack-o-lanterns to Berczy Park for the ultimate post-Halloween send-off in the Old Town Toronto Pumpkin Parade! Let your creation glow with delight atop the park’s stage for all to see before bidding farewell to your pumpkin!

Where: Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St E, Toronto, ON, M5E 1C6.

When: Tuesday, November 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Get Ready for the Return of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade

For over 100 years, the Santa Claus Parade has been a cornerstone of the holiday season in Toronto, and it will be making it’s return to an in-person event for the first time in three years! Get ready to see fantastic floats, phenomenal performances, and of course, Santa Claus!

Where: Parliament St & Bloor St E, Toronto, ON.

When: Sunday, November 20th.

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Lace Up for the Union Holiday Public Skating Rink

Part of Union Holiday, there will be a free outdoor skating rink at Union Station! Enjoy one of Canada’s favourite activities in a scenic setting in the middle of downtown Toronto, and if you get the chance, do it on one of the Union Beats Skate Nights!

Where: 65 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3.

When: Tuesday, November 29th to Monday, January 2nd.

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Vaughn Santa Fest

After sadly being cancelled for the past two years, Vaughn’s Santa Fest is returning! Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa Claus, his reindeer, and a variety of other floats and performers!

Where: Canada's Wonderland, 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON L6A 1S6

When: Sunday, November 27th.

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Watch Downtown Brampton Come Alive at the Winter Lights Festival

Watch as the 60-foot spruce tree in Ken Whillans Square comes to life with over 10,000 lights at the Winter Lights Festival! Enjoy magical light displays and over 145,000 sparkling LED lights, transforming the park into a winter wonderland!

Where: Ken Whillans Square, 41 Main St S, Brampton, ON, L6W 2C4.

When: Friday, November 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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