Halloween was yesterday, and the team at Todotoronto hopes you had a scary good time! Much like Linda Belcher, many people see November 1st as the end of the spooky season and the beginning of the holiday season, and one of the recurring themes of the season is family. Schools take their winter break, people get time off work, and family members come from all over the world to spend time with their loved ones. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some family-friendly activities that the whole crew can enjoy this month!
Bring the whole family to Winterfest, the holiday festival hosted by Canada’s Wonderland! The event features skating on Snow Flake Lake, live performances, millions of spectacular lights, and beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park!
Where: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1S6.
When: Open Friday to Sunday from November 18th to December 31st.
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 illuminate the city! See who stands out as the best skater in your family!
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N1.
When: Saturday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Price: it’s free!
If you’re looking for a place with great food, fun games, and something to do for the whole family, then make your way to Dave & Buster’s! The only two locations in Canada are less than an hour outside of the downtown core, and despite their reputation as a sports bar, have a Million Dollar Midway that kids can enjoy!
Where: 2021 Winston Park Dr. Unit E, Oakville, ON, L6H 6P5 OR 120 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON, L4K 5C3.
When: Open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (open later on Fridays and Saturdays!)
For the first time in three years, the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) Kids Book Fest will be hosting in person-events! Over 20 events will be taking place as part of the festival, with the first three days of the festival (Tuesday the 8th through Thursday the 10th) hosting virtual events and the latter two days featuring physical events including live readings, workshops, and more!
Where: Bramalea Civic Centre, 150 Central Park Dr, Brampton, ON L6T 1B4
When: Thursday, November 10th to Saturday, November 12th.
Price: it's free!
Make your way to the ultimate indoor playground at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre! Witness a Toronto LEGO Replica Made of over 1 Million LEGO Bricks, check out exclusive rides and attractions, enjoy a Snack Break at the LEGO Café, and much more! With LEGO’s extensive history, you’ll be able to make memories and share the love of the toys that you once had as a child!
Where: 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr, Vaughan, ON, L4K 5W4.
When: various hours; click here for the full list!
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, and walk through a magical Winter wonderland with the whole family!
Where: Winter Festival Of Lights, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3Y9.
When: November 12th to February 20th, 2023
Price: it’s free!
Taking place at Exhibition Place, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is celebrating a Century of Champions! Be one of the 300,000 people come to The Fair each year to celebrate the very best food, livestock, and horsemanship that Canada has to offer!
Where: 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.
When: Friday, November 4th to Sunday, November 13th.
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! The parade has always been focused on community and family, so there are few better places to take the little ones these holidays!
Where: Parliament St & Bloor St E, Toronto, ON.
When: Sunday, November 20th.
Price: it’s free!
Snuggles n Bubbles Baby Spa is Toronto’s first Baby Spa and offers massages and hydrotherapy for infants from 4 weeks old to children up to 12 years old, performed by a Registered Massage Therapist! Their focus is to ensure every client experiences a personable and welcoming environment, and encourage you to use the promo code todotoronto for 10% off your child’s session!
Where: 200 Consumers Rd, North York, ON, M2J 4R4.
When: Open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday, and 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Brought to you by Ontario’s award-winning Halloween event, Pumpkins After Dark, Twinkle After Dark is coming back for the holiday season! Enjoy an immersive, walk-through experience with thousands of lights, larger-than-life displays, and holiday treats and sweets! This experience will be tons of fun for the whole family!
Where: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3.
When: Thursday, November 24th to Wednesday, December 28th.
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