For those who choose to celebrate, Thanksgiving Monday is one of the most special weekends of the year; families gather to have bountiful feasts, laugh with each other, and spend quality time together. However, there are so many things to do in this city, and if you’re looking for a different way to celebrate this Monday, we got you covered!
Head to Downey’s Farm for their PumpkinFest, their annual celebration of all things pumpkin! It is going on for the entirety of October and features many activities, including pumpkin picking, wagon rides, live entertainment, and more!
Where: 13682 Heart Lake Rd, Caledon, ON, L7C 2J5.
Do you want to go to a pumpkin patch but don’t want to leave the city? Head down to the Fall N’ Leaves Pop Up This Autumn experience features a fully-licensed bar and a wood-fire bbq pit, and is located just south of Queen and Bathurst!
Where: 164 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, M5V 2R3.
Price: it’s free!
What’s better than a turkey dinner? A deep-fried turkey dinner! Grab one this Monday with all the fixings at the Lakeview Restaurant! Also, they have accessible options for vegetarians and vegans, so everybody can get out of the kitchen and get to the dining table!
Where: 1132 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, M6J 1X2.
Splurge on the bounty of the Harvest Festival at Pingle’s Farm Market! More than just a market, the festival also features a Secret Agent Corn Maze, apple and pumpkin picking, and a Fall inspired menu including everything from pizza and brisket to fried apples!
Where: 1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton, ON, L0B 1J0.
Sorry for that terrible pun. Toronto’s PumpkinFest is a Thanksgiving staple and is a great way to spend the holiday: it is loaded with family-friendly activities including games, an inflatable corn maze, food trucks, entertainment, and a pumpkin patch!
Where: 35 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON, M3K 2B6.
Have an upscale Thanksgiving dinner at the REIGN Restaurant and Bar at the Fairmont Royal York! With Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Turkey, and Manjari Pumpkin Crunch, REIGN has all your bases covered (and improved!).
Where: 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
Make your way to the massive 10-acre pumpkin patch at Snyder’s Family Farm! This giant patch is one of many attractions at the farm, which recently won a Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice award, including a petting zoo, haunted houses, and campfires! Where: 936685 Blenheim Rd, Bright, ON, N0J 1B0.
Spend your Thanksgiving Monday at the Spooktacular Light Show! Spooktacular offers a fun, family friendly drive-through event filled with over 2 million lights, a variety of pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns, and your favorite Halloween characters! Use promo code TODOTORONTO for 40% off your purchase!
Where: 6845 Millcreek Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5M4 or 6 Newkirk Rd, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 2C5.
The Woodbridge Fall Fair is celebrating their 175th birthday and hosts a number of sights and attractions that everyone will enjoy, including midway rides, games, and competitions! They’re the perfect spot for your Thanksgiving Monday!
Where: Woodbridge Fair, 100 Porter Ave, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 2A2.
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