Top Toronto Events in December 2019

Top Toronto Events in December 2019

This holiday season get ready for breathtaking light displays, skating events, Christmas markets and lots of good food in Toronto. Here are our favorite events that you shouldn’t miss. If you think we there is an event we should include, let us know in the comments!

The Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District

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When: November 14th to December 22nd, 2019
Where: Canada’s Wonderland

Our favourite Toronto holiday event, the Christmas Market at the Distillery District is back. Get ready for Christmas carols, great food and drinks, lots of special events for the kiddos and of course Santa!


When: Throughout December
Where: Canada’s Wonderland

Every winter Canada’s Wonderland gets transformed into a magical land of ice and holiday cheer. Visit Ontario’s very own Winter Wonderland this year to get into the true holiday spirit. You can skate on the snowflake lake, see a wonderful display of around 5 million lights used to transform the space and enjoy some holiday treats and cookie decorating with Mrs Claus, while Santa gets ready for Christmas Eve.

Aurora Winter Festival

When: Throughout December
Where: CNE

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Aurora Winter Festival is the place where holiday magic comes to life. CNE gets transformed with holiday lights, Christmas-themed rides and magical holiday elves running around. Visit the North Pole, meet the Ice Queen, get a ride in Tube Park or visit the Christmas market for a quick bite.

DJ Skate Night

When: Saturdays December 14 – February 14 + special Tuesday, December 31
Where: Harbourfront Centre

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Every winter, Harbourfront Centre hosts the best Saturday party in the city on their skating rink. DJ Skate Night is a skating event with a star lineup of DJs that play to the beat. Don’t miss the special New Year’s Eve night with a big skating party in celebration of 2020 coming our way

12 Beers of the Holidays

When: December 20
Where: Gladstone Hotel

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Gladstone Hotel is hosting yet another round of favourite tasting event 12 Beers of the Holidays. Bringing holiday cheer and all-Ontario brews to Queen West, this beer tasting is a chance to try only the best local craft beer.

Toronto Zoo’s Holiday Animal Enrichment Days

When: December 26 – January 6
Where: Toronto Zoo

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Toronto Zoo’s enrichment program helps provide experiences for their animals and mimic their natural behaviours and habitats. Every holiday season Zoo’s animals receive special treats and gifts as a part of the enrichment program, while visitors can watch them explore and “open” their gifts. It’s like Christmas Morning in the animal kingdom!

A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle

When: December 1 – January 5
Where: Casa Loma

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Nutcracker-inspired events will be hosted at Casa Loma this holiday season, bringing the beloved Christmas story to life in a real gothic castle. The events will include shows by illusionist Professor Wick, ice skating performances by Glisse on Ice and the beloved Santa workshop. From December 15, there will also be night tours available for those who want to explore the castle and its dazzling lights at night.

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