(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Toronto - 2020 | Kids Out and About Toronto

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Toronto - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is the GTA's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many 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 - Dec 13 (select dates) Christmas Drive Thru Tour - Pickering 
Nov 14, 2020 Santa's Workshop Drive-Thru - Richmond Hill 
Nov 20 - Dec 23 (select dates) Visit Santa - Brooks Farms
Nov 21 - Dec 20, 2020 30th Annual Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade - Digital Edition
Nov 21, 2020 Santa Claus is Coming to Town Virtually - Oakville
Nov 21, 2020 Newmarket Santa Claus Parade - Newmarket
Nov 21, 2020  Brampton Santa Claus Parade - Virtual Event 
Nov 21, 2020 Christmas at the Farm - Downey's Market    
Nov 27, 2020 Santa Under the Stars Parade - Aurora
Dec 5, 2020  116th Original Santa Claus Parade - Virtual Event 
Dec 6, 2020 Storytime with Santa - Black Creek Pioneer Village


Old-Time Christmas

11/27 - Dec 23, 2020  Magical Christmas Forest - Kortright Centre for Conservation 
Dec 5,6,12,13, 2020 Christmas Drive Thru Tour - Pickering Museum Village
Dec 5, 2020 Enchanted Christmas Village - Black Creek Pioneer Village


Light Displays

Nov 18 - Jan 3, 2021 Glow Niagra Christmas Drive Through Light Festival - Niagara
Nov 20 - Jan 7, 2021 Holiday Nights of Lights - Vaughan, ON
No dates for 2020 Light Up the Square -  Mississagua Celebration Square


Living Nativities

Dec 11, 2020 The Christmas Story - The Church of the Holy Trinity 


Holiday Theatre

Dec 7 - 23, 2020 Holiday Performances Holiday Fair - Nathan Phillips Square Virtual Event 


Holiday Concerts

Dec 18, 2020  Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Livestream Event


Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 21 - Dec 24, 2020 Christmas Tree Farm - Hockley Valley Farm
Nov - Dec select dates  Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Home Farm
Nov - Dec select dates  Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Magic Hil Tree Farm 
Nov - Dec select dates  Pick Your Own Tree - Horton's Kennedy Farm
Dec - select dates Pick Your Own Christmas Trees - Albion Orchards     
Dec 5, 2020  National Christmas Tree Day - Clembrook Christmas Tree Farm


Ice Skating

Open Nov 2020 Drop-In Public Skating - Ajax Community Centre
Nov 28 - Dec 25, 2020 Public Skate - Alexandra Park 
Nov 28 - Jan 3, 2021 Public Skate - Christie Pits Park 
Dec - March, 2021 Outdoor Skating Rink - Evergreen Brick Works 



Dec 13, 2020  Menorah Lighting Ceremony - Aurora Town Hall

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 28, 29, 2020 for order pick-ups Sweddish Christmas Fair Toronto - Online
Dec 4 - 13, 2020 (select dates) Aurora's Christmas Market - Town of Aurora
Dec 7 - 23, 2020  Nathan Phillips Square Holiday Fair - Virtual 



Dec 17, 2020 Celebrations Around the World: Online Event 


Below are items that have been posted to our calendar. 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!