With the surge of colder weather, November brings a couple of events that will help you start the holiday season the right waz. Celebrating the season of giving by supporting local makers, enjoying fine food and drinks and simply getting into the atmosphere that leads to Holiday season is what November is Toronto is all about. Take a look at the best events the city has to offer this month and if you think we forgotten any important events, let us know in the comments below!
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
When: November 1-10
Where: Exhibition Place
The Royal Fair brings country to the city. Along with over 300 vendors, get ready for horse shows, lots of animals and farm to table culinary events. The Royal has been a beloved fall tradition for over 90 years and will bring great experiences to every equestrian fan around.
Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
When: Nov 15-18
Where: The Hockey Hall of Fame
The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to welcome its newest Inductees – Guy Carbonneau, Vaclav Nedomansky, Hayley Wickenheiser, Sergei Zubov, Jim Rutherford and Jerry York. To celebrate these additions, the hockey legends and fans will gather to celebrate Canada’s Game with special events and Q&As, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Toronto Christmas Market
When: November 14 – December 22
Where: The Distillery Historic District
The beloved Holiday tradition will take over Distillery District again with its charming Christmas lights and warm atmosphere inspired by the Old World. Sip mulled wine, enjoy delicious food and shop for hand-made ornaments and small presents suitable for the holiday season. You can do all of that accompanied by the historical atmosphere inspired by the Christmas Markets in Europe.
Santa Claus Parade
When: November 17
Where: Downtown Toronto
Better watch out, better not cry, Santa Claus is coming to town! Every year, Downtown Toronto Santa Claus makes an appearance for the little ones looking forward to the Holiday season. This beloved tradition has been upheld since 1913 and this year it will start at 12:20 PM at Parliament & Bloor and end in Lawrence Christmas Market, so plan your visit accordingly!
Gourmet Food and Wine Expo
When: November 21-24
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Spend the weekend tasting the best wine and food pairing from both local and world-renown wineries. Gourmet Food and Wine Expo brings the best wine-making and somelier minds together to offer you a truly remarkable experience. If you are a wine enthusiast, food gourmet or simply enjoy fine things in the world, this event might be the one for you.
One of a Kind Show
When: November 21 – December 1
Where: Enercare Centre
Want to give really original gifts this Holiday season? One of a Kind Show is here for those, who would like to give more personalized gifts to their loved ones, with a touch of home-made Canadian flare to it. Every vendor at One of a Kind Show is a local maker, that will gladly introduce their craft to you. Get up close and personal with local food, drinks and many gifting items perfect for the season.
Cavalcade of Lights
When: November 30
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Cavalcade of Lights is tradition that kicks-off the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas Tree on Nathan Phillips Square. The tree lighting is accompanied by performances of Canada’s top musical talents, a brilliant fireworks show and a DJ skating party. Make sure you don’t miss it, it will be a truly spectacular show.