101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Toronto - 2021 | Kids Out and About Toronto

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Toronto - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is the GTA's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families!  The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many of the local options require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 13, 2001 Santa's Workshop Drive-Thru - Richmond Hill
Nov 13 - Dec 23, 2021 (select dates) Pictures with Santa - Canada's Wonderland Winterfest
Nov 18 - Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa - Dufferin Mall
Nov 19 - Dec 23, 2021 (select dates)  Visit Santa - Brooks Farms
Nov 19 - Dec 24, 2021 Visit with Santa - CF Sherway Gardens
Nov 20, 21, 27,27, 2021 Christmas Drive Thru Tour - Pickering 
Nov 20 - Dec 23, 2021  Christmas at the Farm - Downey's Market
Nov 20, 2021 Santa Claus Candy Cane Lane - Newmarket
Nov 27, 2021

Santa’s Drive-Thru Spectacle of Lights - Town of Ajax

Nov 27, 2021 

Brampton Santa Claus Parade - Online Event

Nov 27, 2021  Santa Claus is Coming to Town Virtually - Oakville    
Nov 27, 2021 Santa Under the Stars Parade - Aurora
Nov 27- Dec 19, 2021 (select dates) Santa Express Train Ride - York-Durham Heritage Railway
Dec 4, 2021  Original Santa Claus Parade - Virtual Event 
Dec 5, 12, 19-21, 2021 Storytime with Santa - Black Creek Pioneer Village
Dec 11, 2021 Drive-thru Visit with Santa - Oshawa

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 20,21,27, 28, 2021 Christmas Drive Thru Tour - Pickering Museum Village
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2021 Magical Christmas Forest - Kortright Centre for Conservation 
Dec 4,11,18,22,23, 2021 Christmas on High Street - Black Creek Pioneer Village

 

Light Displays

Nov 13 - Dec 2021 (select dates) Christmas Light Show - Canada's Wonderland Winterfest
Nov 20, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 Light Up the Square -  Mississagua Celebration Square
Nov 26 - Jan 2, 2022 Holiday Nights of Lights - Vaughan, ON
Dec 3-4, 2021 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Market - Westwood Park, Oakville

 

Living Nativities

Dec 1, 2021 - Jan 6, 2022 The Christmas Story - The Church of the Holy Trinity (online & on-demand)

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 20 - Dec 24, 2021 (select dates)

The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle - 1 Young Street Toronto

Nov 26 - Dec 30, 2021

Holiday Performances Holiday Fair - Nathan Phillips Square Virtual Event

Dec 5, 2021

The Nutcracker - LAC Hammerson Hall 

Dec 16, 22, 2021

Bethlehem Express The Nativity on Rails - York-Durham Heritage Railway

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 13 - Dec 2021 (select dates) Cool Yule Christmas - Canada's Wonderland Winterfest
Dec 18, 2021  A Baroque Christmas - LAC Hammerson Hall
Dec 19, 2021 A Merry Little Christmas - LAC Hammerson Hall

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 20, 2021 Pick Your Own Tree - Hockley Valley Farm
Open Nov, 2021 Pick Your Own Tree - Clembrook Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 28 - Dec 12, 2021(Saturday & Sunday) Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Home Farm
Open Nov 28 - Dec 12, 2021(Saturday & Sunday) Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Magic Hil Tree Farm 
Open Nov 28 - Dec 12, 2021(Saturday & Sunday) Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Kennedy Farm
Dec 2021 - select dates weekends & Holidays Pick Your Own Tree - Albion Orchards     

 

Ice Skating

Nov 13 - Dec 2021 (select dates) Snow Flake Lake Ice Skating - Canada's Wonderland Winterfest
Dec 20 - 31, 2021 (select dates) Holiday Skating - Ajax Community Centre
Nov 27, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022 Public Skate - Alexandra Park 
Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2021 Public Skate - Christie Pits Park 
Dec 12, 2021 - Feb 2022 Outdoor Skating Rink - Evergreen Brick Works 

 

Hanukkah

Dec 1, 2021 Menorah Lighting Ceremony - Aurora Town Hall

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Now through Dec 4-5, 2021 for order pick-ups Sweddish Christmas Fair Toronto - Online
Dec 3,5,10, 12, 2021 Aurora's Christmas Market - Town of Aurora
Nov 26 - Dec 30, 2021 Holiday Fair - Vaughan

  

Miscellaneous

Nov 13 - Dec 2021 (select dates) Winterfest - Canada's Wonderland

 


Below are items that have been posted to our calendar... many of the events are virtual/online only, and some of those originate in the U.S.

If you are affiliated with a business hosting a holiday event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... it's free to postClick here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!


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