The Holiday Fair: Toronto’s Destination for Festive Cheer

The Holiday Fair is back, and is bigger and better than ever!

After a two-year hiatus, the Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square is returning! This year, the Holiday Fair is delivering more holiday cheer than ever before, and their Christmas market will coincide with the City of Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights, transforming Nathan Phillips Square into a twinkling winter wonderland! With the charm and elegance of a Christmas market combined with the excitement of a winter carnival and light show, the Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square is a must-visit for anyone looking to get into the holiday spirit!

There’s something for everybody to enjoy, from marketplaces to midways!

The Holiday Fair is bringing all the staples of a county fair together for one of the most eclectic celebrations of the holiday season! There will be an artisan marketplace, featuring over 70 local artisanal vendors to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone this holiday season. After finding that gift, make your way to the Holiday Midway; take a ride on the carousel or other carnival rides, then try your luck at some of the games to take home a prize! After all that, you might be hungry and parched, so check out the tasty festive fare & Polar Point Bar; indulge in tasty treats and local cuisine from Toronto’s finest food trucks and vendors, then warm up by the fire at the Polar Point Bar with mulled wine, hot apple cider, and more!

Holiday Fair guests will see all the magic of the Cavalcade of Lights!

Partnered with the Cavalcade of Lights, the Holiday Fair will be showcasing all the effort made in turning Nathan Phillips Square into the ultimate place to celebrate Christmas; the plaza will be filled with over half a million LED lights and festive installations, and you’ll have a chance to take a romantic glide around the square with your loved one or show off your moves with your family and friends on the world-famous skating rink!

What would a Christmas market be without Santa Claus?

That’s not all though; the big guy himself is coming to town! Santa Claus will be coming to Toronto and heading straight to Holiday Fair in the Square on the weekends, and you’ll have the chance to take a photo with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick! It's all for a good cause, too; since it’s the season of giving, a portion of the proceeds from the event will support Epilepsy Toronto, a local charity dedicated to the independence and quality of life of people living with epilepsy

 Make your way to Nathan Phillip’s Square for the Holiday Fair this season!

With an artisan marketplace and the Holiday Midway for the authentic fair experience, incredible light displays and skating courtesy of the Cavalcade of Lights, and a visit from Santa Claus on the weekends, the Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillps Square is the place to be this Christmas! The Holiday Fair kicks off on Friday, December 2nd, and runs until December 23rd; entry is always free, so grab your loved ones, friends, and family and make your way to Nathan Phillips Square! Visit their website for more information, follow them on Instagram for their latest announcements, and get ready to head to the Holiday Fair: Toronto’s destination for festive cheer this holiday season!

Holiday Fair Hours of Operation: 

Tuesday to Thursday – 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday* to Saturday – 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday - closed.

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