Jingle Bells Swing and Jingle Bells Ring.
It’s that time of year again! For many, the holidays mean spending time with loved ones, sipping on mulled wine, shopping for hand-made ornaments, cozying up by the fire, and taking in the festive sounds, sights, and scents of Christmas carolers, brass bands, and giant Christmas trees. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Christmas events throughout the GTA for you to enjoy the traditions, heritage, and charm of a Canadian Christmas!
Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 7th, 2018
BWG Leisure Centre
471 West Park Ave. Bradford, ON.
6:00pm – 8:30pm
If you live in our Dreamfields community, this event is for you. Tree lighting, carol singers, indoor skating, arts and craft, cupcake decorating, and Santa Clause photos, this event just screams Christmas. You won’t want to miss out because there will also be free hot chocolate and cookies provided!
The Toronto Christmas Market
November 16th – December 23rd, 2018
The Distillery District, Toronto, ON.
12pm – 9pm from Tuesdays to Thursdays & Sundays
10am- 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Closed on Mondays
If you live in any of our Toronto communities such as Studio 1 and 2, you’re in luck because you'll only by a 7-minute drive from The Toronto Christmas Market! This Market is an attraction that the whole GTA looks forward to every year. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the new, this month-long event is set in the cobblestone-lined Distillery District, bringing together local craftspeople, musicians, and artisanal food-makers for a truly festive experience.
Holiday Fair in the Square
December 1st – 23rd, 2018
Nathan Phillips Square
4pm – 9pm from Tuesdays to Thursdays
12pm – 10-pm Fridays to Sundays
Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition. Whether you’re shopping for that unique gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of outdoor skating, rides, and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
Blumination Dream Trail
December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Blue Mountain Village
156 Jozo Weider Blvd., The Blue Mountains, ON.
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Take a one-kilometre stroll through the magical, illuminated dream trail through the Village and around Mill Pond. With entrancing nightly light shows, and fireworks, horse and wagon rides, and visits with Santa every Saturday, this holiday celebration is an experience like none other. If you purchased a home at our Stayner West community, you’ll be just a 10-15 minute drive to both this event and the holiday event taking place in Wasaga!
Christmas Night Market
December 21st, 2018
1400 Squires Beach Rd.m Pickering, Ontario
4:30pm – 9:30pm
If you’re a last minute shopper who always waits for inspiration to strike while holiday shopping, The Pickering Christmas Night Market will be the event for you! Just east of Toronto, this is Canada’s largest marketplace that brings together vendors who reflect the core values of Pickering’s local market at an affordable price. And unlike the other Christmas markets, photos with Santa will be free here! After all, this market is by New Seaton; it's all here.