101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Toronto - 2019 | Kids Out and About Toronto

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Toronto - 2019

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Santa Sightings

Nov 12 - Dec select dates   Planet Santa -Scarborough Town Centre
Nov 12 - Dec 24  Photos with Santa - Dufferin Mall 
Nov 14 - Dec 24 Visit with Santa - CF Sherway Gardens
Nov 16 Barrie Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Barrie
Nov 16 Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade - Bowmanville
Nov 16 Brampton Santa Claus Parade - Brampton
Nov 16 Hamilton Santa Claus Parade - Hamilton
Nov 16 - Dec 24 Visit with Santa - CF Markville Mall
Nov 16  Newmarket Santa Claus Parade - Newmarket 
Nov 16  Santa Claus Parade - Richmond Hill 
Nov 16 Oakville Santa Claus Parade - Oakville
Nov 16  Santa's Parade of Lights - Oshawa
Nov 16  Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade - Uxbridge 
Nov 16 - Dec 24 Visit with Santa - CF Toronto Eaton Center
Nov 17 Milton Santa Claus Parade - Milton
Nov 17 115 th Original Santa Claus Parade - Downtown Toronto 
Nov 23 Burlington Christmas Parade - Burlington
Nov 23 47th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade - Main St. Markham
Nov 23  Santa Clas Parade - Pickering 
Nov 23 Santa Under the Stars Parade - Town of Aurora
Nov 23 and select dates in Dec Storytime with Santa - Black Creek Pioneer Village
Nov 24 41st Weston Santa Claus Parade - Weston Village BIA
Nov 24 SantaFest - Vaughan
Nov 24  Santa Claus Parade - Village of Streetsville 
Nov 30
Dec 1, 7,8, 14 & 15
Lunch with Santa - Downey's Farm Market
Nov 30 and select Dec dates  Visit Santa -  Brooks Farms
Dec 7 Milk & Cookies with Santa - Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Dec 7 Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade - Lakeshore Blvd West
Dec 7, 14, 15  Christmas on the Rails - The Halton County Radial Railway
Dec 7  Whitby Santa Clas Parade - Whitby
Dec 7  Breakfast with Santa - Town of LeSalle 
Dec 8  Santa Brunch Cruise - Mariposa Cruises
Dec 8, 15  Breakfast with Santa - CN Tower

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 19 - Jan 5, 2020 Roaring Twenties Christmas Tour - Spadina Museum 
11/29 - Dec 22  Magical Christmas Forest - Kortright Centre for Conservation 
Nov 22, 23 Christmas in the Village - Streetsville
Dec 1  Christmas in the Village - Pickering Museum Village
Dec 7, 14, 21 Christmas by Lamplight - Black Creek Pioneer Village
Dec 7  The Victorian Home at Christmas - Oshawa Museum
Dec 7 A Main Steet Christmas - Schomberg
Dec 7, 14, 21 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Westfield Heritage Village
Dec 12 - 27 select dates Musical Candleight Tours - Spadina Museum 
Dec 27 - Jan select dates  Victorian Christmas - Bronte Creek 

 

Light Displays

Nov 23 Light Up the Square -  Mississagua Celebration Square
Nov 23 Santa's Spectacle of Lights - Town of Ajax
Nov 23 Holiday Magic - Bloor-Yorkville
Nov 28 Annual Tree Lighting Creamony & Window Reveal - Fairmont Royal York 
Nov 29 - Feb 2020 select dates DeClute Light up the Beach - Boardwalk at the Beach
Nov 30 Cavalcade of Lights - Nathan Phillips Square
Dec 3  Atrium Lights - Ricarda's (Toronto)

 

Living Nativities

Dec 6 - 22 select dates The Christmas Story - The Church of the Holy Trinity 
Dec 14, 15 The Nativity Musical - Church on the Queensway
Dec 22, 23, 24  Live Nativity Pageant - Fairy Lake Park 

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 8 - Dec 20 select dates A Christmas Story - The LOT
Nov 19  Nutcracker at Spadina 
Nov 29 - Dec 14 select dates  A Christmas Carol - Spadina Museum     
Nov 29 - Dec 24 select dates A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play - The LOT
Nov 30 A Christmas Carol - The Sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Church
Dec 7 - 23  Holiday Performances - Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square
Dec 10, 11, 12 A Weston Christmas Carol - Shakespeare in Action
Dec 12 - Jan 4 select dates The Nutcracker - National Ballet of Canada  

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 26  Il Divo - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec 6, 7 Home Alone in Concert - Roy Thomson Hall
Dec 10, 11, 12  Holiday Pops - Roy Thomson Hall
Dec 13  An Andrean Christmas - Roy Thomson Hall
Dec 14   Nutcracker Concert - Spadina Museum
Dec 15 Toronto Children's Chorus - Roy Thomson Hall
Dec 15  A Northern Lights Christmas - Fairview Library Theater
Dec 30 Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Scotiabank Arena

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 23 Christmas Tree Farm Opening Day - Hockley Valley Farm
Nov 30 - Dec select dates  Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Home Farm
Nov 30 - Dec select dates  Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Magic Hil Tree Farm 
Nov 30 - Dec select dates  Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Kennedy Farm
Dec - select dates Pick Your Own Christmas Trees - Albion Orchards     
Dec 7  National Christmas Tree Day - Clembrook Christmas Tree Farm

 

Ice Skating

Nov 24 - March 17, 2020   Ice Skating at the Square - Nathan Phillips Square
Nov 23 - March 20, 2020 select days Skate on the Square - Celebration Square
Nov 23 - Dec 22 Public Skate - Alexandra Park 
Nov 30 Public Skate - Christie Pits Park 
Dec - March Outdoor Skating Rink - Evergreen Brick Works 
Dec 7  Skate with Santa -  Colonel Sam Smith Park 

 

Hanukkah

Dec 1  Toronto's Chanukah Market - Artscape Wychwood Barnes 
Dec 22  Menorah Lighting Ceremony - Aurora 
Dec 22 Sounds of Chanukkah - Temple Sinai

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 14 - Dec 22 select dates Toronto Christmas Market - Distillery District
Nov 29 - Dec 1 Aurora's Christmas Market - Town of Aurora
Nov 30 

French Christmas Market - Alliance Française de Toronto - Centre culturel 

Nov 30  Winter Village - Evergreen Brickworks 
Dec 4, 18 Holiday Market - Montgomery's Inn
Dec 7, 8  Sweddish Christmas Fair Toronto -  Daniels Spectrum
Dec 7 - 23 select dates Holiday Fair in the Square - Nathan Phillips Square     
Dec 7  Toronto Gaming and Collectables Expo Holiday Market - Leaside Memorial Gardens
Dec 14 Vegan Christmas Market - Ontario Heritage Centre     

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31 Ajax Family New Year's Eve Party - Ajax
Dec 31 Family First Night - Aurora
Dec 31 New Year's Eve Family Celebration -  Town of LeSalle
Dec 31 New Year's Eve Coyote Howl Hike and Coundown - Bronte Creek 
Dec 31  NYE 2020 at the Castle - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 23 HoHoHoHoliday 5K - Toronto
Dec 1 - 29 select dates Seasonal Medley - Spadina Museum 
Dec 7, 8 Romance of the Rails - Winter 2019 Show - Model Railroad Club of Toronto
Dec 7, 8 Photos with the Grinch - Hockley Valley Farm 

 

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