Things To Do in Toronto this Weekend: November 25th - 27th

It’s getting cold out there, but this weekend is kicking off some of the hottest events this holiday season! Quite a few of them are free, so you’ll be able to save some cash at these events and spend that money on those excellent Black Friday deals!

Watch the FIFA World Cup at The Pint Public House

With two floors full of fun, The Pint Public House is the best palace to catch the FIFA World Cup this year! They’re more than just a great place to catch the game; they’ve got billiards, arcade machines, and their special World Cup menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, sausages, and more cuisine inspired by World Cup Champions!

Where: 277 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2X4.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Go on a Magical Voyage with Journey Into Enchantment

Brought to you by the same great minds that gave us Spooktacular, Journey Into Enchantment is an annual Christmas event for the whole family! It offers a fun, family friendly twist to the Christmas holiday season as a drive-through event filled with over 2 million lights! They’ve got two locations and a walk-through portion as well, so everybody can take in the incredible sights!

Where: 6845 Millcreek Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5M4 or 6 Newkirk Rd, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 2C5.

When: Friday, November 25th to Saturday, January 1st.

Price: $-$$.

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Have a Filipino Holiday with the Pinoy Christmas Night Market

Celebrate the traditions of “Simbang Gabi” at the Pinoy Christmas Night Market! This festive market will feature authentic Filipino foods, handcrafted items, traditional regalia, and much more! It’s free for everybody, so go make some friends and immerse yourself in a rich culture!

Where: 500 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1P 2K2.

When: Friday, November 25th to Sunday, December 4th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Dance Past Midnight(s) at The Taylor Party

You’ll never find another party like THE TAYLOR PARTY: TAYLOR SWIFT NIGHT, a Taylor Swift inspired dance party! Taking place at the Danforth Music Hall, this party is Taylor-made for ultimate fans, who will dance the night away singing along to every song surrounded by friends and Swifties!

Where: 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2.

When: Friday, November 25th at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Santa is Coming to the Bloor West Village

Bloor West Village will come alive this weekend with Santa in the Village! Get a free photo with Santa, partake in gingerbread cookie decorating, enjoy live entertainment, shop at their artisans market, sing with carolers, get beautiful arrangements from florists, and so much more! Oh, we almost forgot; there’s an all-day pancake breakfast

Where: 265 Armadale Ave, Toronto, ON, M6S 1P5.

When: Saturday, November 26th at 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

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Experience Taste at Gustologia’s Holiday Market

Make your way to the Evergreen Brick Works for Gustologia’s Holiday Market! There will be over 50 local vendors where you can purchase all your gifts for the holiday season, prize giveaways, photo sessions, face painting for the kids, and more!

Where: 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON, M4W 3X8.

When: Saturday, November 26th at 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Visit Santa The 48th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade…

The 48th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones! This longstanding tradition is being hosted by Grand Marshall Joe Bowen, “The Voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs” (with over 3,000 games commentated to his name). Join him and thousands of others as they celebrate the start of the holiday season with a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick himself!

Where: Thomson Ct & Markham Rd, Markham, ON, L3P 1X2.

When: Saturday, November 26th at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Price: it's free!

Visit their website for more information!

…and Follow Him to the 2022 Milton Santa Claus Parade

Mr. Claus made his first appearance in 1907 at the shop of a local merchant in Milton, and since 1933, The Milton Santa Claus Parade has been a staple of this township’s holiday season. This year’s theme is “Christmas All Around the World”, and features a variety of floats and entertainers inspired by all corners of the globe. The holiday season is about bringing people together, no matter what their background is! 

Where: Main St W & Whitmer St, Milton, ON, L9T 7Z7.

When: Saturday, November 26th at 1:30 p.m.

Price: it's free!

Visit their website for more information!

Go Skating on the Barabara Ann Ice Trail

In the heart of downtown Toronto lies College Park, and on Saturday, you’ll be able to skate on the Barabara Ann Ice Trail located within it! There will be live entertainment, a lighting ceremony at sunset, and games and activities for the whole family!

Where: 444 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M5B 2H4.

When: Saturday, November 26th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!


Eat, Drink, and Support the Community at the Leslieville Food & Drink Festival

There’s lots to try and see at the Holiday edition of the Leslieville Food and Drink Fest! Enjoy 80-90’s music, food, drink while supporting the vibrant east end community! They’ve got food and drink vendors, stroller valet, and an artisan food market, as well as classes including sushi making, oyster shucking, blind wine tasting, and cocktail making. Sign up for their newsletter and get $5 off tickets!

Where: 388 Carlaw Ave, Unit #207, Toronto, ON, M4M 3P1.

When: Saturday, November 26th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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Browse the Mistletoe Market and Christmas Fest at Pingle’s Farm

Pingle’s Farm is getting in the holiday spirit, and is starting their annual Christmas Fest this weekend! Mistletoe Market will be available all week, but on the weekends, they add to this with tractor rides, cookie and ornament crafting, bonfires, a special Merry menu, and of course, pictures with santa! 

Where: 1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton, ON, L0B 1J0.

When: Weekends starting on Saturday, November 26th until Sunday, December 18th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

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.

Price: it's free!

Visit their website for more information!

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 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!

Visit their website for more information!

 

The Chez Lavelle Catwalk Series Returns, featuring Soho Boho and Shape Perfect

Presented by the Toronto Fashion Group, the Chez Lavelle Catwalk Series is back! Check out the latest upscale resort wear fashion at one of Toronto's hottest venues, Lavelle, with Soho Boho and Shape Perfect showing off their 2022 collections! You can save 15% off your ticket with the code TODO15!

Where: 627 King Street W, Toronto, ON, M5V 1M5.

When: Saturday, November 26th at 9:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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Grab Tacos for a Dollar at Quesada Burritos & Tacos

Yeah, you read that right: you only have to pay $1 for a delicious taco at Quesada when Canada’s national teams play! Quesada encourages fans to cheer on the women’s and men’s national soccer teams throughout November and December, one taco at a time!

Where: multiple locations, click here for the full list!

When: Game days until Thursday, December 1st (catch Croatia vs. Canada there on Sunday, November 27th!)

Price: $.

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Get Bubbly with Clearsips at stackt Market

One of the biggest names in the mocktail industry, Clearsips is a family-owned business dedicated to bringing Canadians sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks! They’ll be hosting complimentary tastings, and this is the last weekend to check out stackt market to see their offerings, such as hosting kits, gift sets, and much more!

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

When: Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Tuesday, November 15th to Sunday, November 27th.

Price: it’s free!

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Shop with Local Artisans at the Riverside Holiday Market

Taking place at Riverside Common Park, everybody is encouraged to come out, bring holiday cheer, and enjoy free happenings and activities at the Riverside Holiday Market! There will be a meet and greet with Santa, free cookie decorating and hot drinks, and much more for the whole family! 

Where: 657 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4M 1G4.

When: Sunday, November 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Say Feliz Natal at the First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre’s Christmas Market

Feliz Natal is Merry Christmas in Portuguese, so you’ll know exactly what to say when you visit the First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre’s Christmas Market! Enjoy handmade and unique gifts, baked goods, and a visit with Santa Claus!

Where: 60 Caledonia Rd, Toronto, ON, M6E 4S4.

When: Sunday, November 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Ongoing Events:

Quench Your Thirst at The Thirsty Elf at the Fairmont Royal York

The Thirsty Elf is one of the more sophisticated celebration spots this holiday season, held inside the Fairmont Royal York! With Christmas sweaters, kitschy décor and cheerful, and festive cocktails, the Thirsty Elf has everything you need to get into the spirit of Christmas! Get ready to Gin-gle all the Way, and this time, it’s okay if you find yourself on the Naughty List; it’s made with cranberry, cinnamon, lime, ginger beer, Northern Keep Vodka, and mint!

Where: 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3.

When: Open Thursday through Saturday from Thursday, November 17th to Saturday, December 17th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Drive the Canadian Tire Christmas Trail at the Black Creek Pioneer Village

In celebration of Canadian Tire's 100th birthday, the Canadian Tire Christmas Trail is back to make this the Christmas of the century! The drive-along experience takes guests on an enchanted 1.5-kilometre journey through thousands of twinkling lights, interactive displays, and live entertainment!

Where: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3

When: Until Friday, December 23rd.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Head to Canada’s Wonderland for their Winterfest

Winterfest, the holiday festival hosted by Canada’s Wonderland, features, live performances, millions of spectacular lights, beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park, and skating on Snow Flake Lake! Glide down the ice on the shimmering, majestic Royal Fountain, transformed for the holiday season into Snow Flake Lake, located in front of the iconic Wonder Mountain!

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

When: Until Saturday, December 31st.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Head to the Distillery District for their World Famous Winter Village

The World Famous Winter Village of the Distillery District is back for another year of holiday fun! Be there for the 65+ local merchants, restaurants, and cafés, plus additional seasonal vendors and food cabins!

Where: 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4.

When: Until Saturday, December 31st.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Head to Holiday Hills, a Winter Festival at STACKT market

Get ready for 6 months of holiday feels in the heart of the city with stackt! They’ve got everything you need to celebrate the holiday season: a ferris wheel, immersive photo experiences, Unbounded Well (Toronto's first and only outdoor Wellness Playground!), a Crokicurl rink (a blend of the Canadian classic game curling and crokinole), and so much more! You’ll never run out of things to do at Holiday Hills!

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

When: Friday, November 18th to Saturday, December 31st.

Price: it’s free!

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Drink and be Merry at Miracle on Bloor St.

Grab a drink for a good cause at Miracle on Bloor St.; $1 of every drink sold is donated to Nellie's Shelter, an organization providing shelter, education, and advocacy for women and children in the GTA! This holiday “fever dream” bar has a menu full of whimsical, Christmas-themed cocktails!

Where: 875 Bloor St W Second Floor, Toronto, ON M6G 1M4

When: Friday, November 18th to Saturday, December 31st.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Light Up the Night at the Winter Festival of Lights 

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, the premiere illumination festival in North America, is back for its 40th anniversary! Walk through a magical Winter wonderland with multiple different sections including the Enchanted Forest, Frosted Falls, Royal Promenade, and more!

Where: 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3Y9.

When: Until Monday, February 20th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information

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