Winter Wonderland: Toronto



Take in fall foliage in an urban setting and celebrate ALL of the winter holidays (Christmas, Hanukkah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa) and their specialty meals in the world’s most diverse city, Toronto. As the city gears up for winter with longer nights and brighter lights, these activities will warm you right up. With over 60 indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks, trails and ponds to choose from, visitors can spend the season skating through Toronto this winter. Cavalcade of Lights is an annual event that marks the official start to the holiday season and Nathan Phillips Square comes to life with a glittering tree and, of course, lights.


The Bentway Christmas Market, a free outdoor experience featuring the work of +120 Toronto artists is returning for it’s 7th Annual Christmas Market! For a magical dining experience visit the Distillery Winter Village. And to top it all off, Glow Christmas Toronto will transport you straight into a Christmas storybook, where holiday-lovers of all ages can delight in delicious food, sip on holiday inspired drinks, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus and enjoy story time with Santa himself.



Bentway Christmas Market

Thrilled to invite you back to our 7th Annual Christmas Market! A free, outdoor Christmas market for all. We invite you to come shop directly from the hands of 120+ amazingly talented Toronto artists and artisans, Saturday November 5, 2022 at the cool urban Bentway!

Fairmont Royal York

The Thirsty Elf/Tree Lighting Ceremony - Nov 16th - more details to come

Distillery District

The Distillery Winter Village will take place from November 17th to December 31st, 2022.

More details to come.

Holiday Hills at Stack Market

Holiday Hills at Stack Market opens Nov 18th

Bloor Yorkville Holiday Magic

With official tree-lighting - More details to come!

Evergreen Brickworks

Holiday Market in December - more details to come!

Cavalcade of Lights - date TBC

Cavalcade of Lights is an annual event that marks the official start to the holiday season in Toronto. Nathan Phillips Square comes to life with a glittering tree, ice skating and, of course, lights.


One Of A Kind 2022 Winter Show The One of a Kind Winter Show returns from November 24 to December 4 2022, at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. Celebrate over 350 talented artisans from across Canada at the flagship event that supports craft and its makers!


Glow Christmas Toronto

Glow Christmas Toronto - It’s like being transported straight into a Christmas storybook, holiday-lovers of all ages can delight in the joys of the season without commuting to the North Pole. At Canada’s premium indoor holiday festival, you and your loved ones are invited to savour delicious food, sip on holiday inspired drinks, shop for one-of-a-kind gifts, decorate cookies with Mrs Claus and enjoy story time with Santa himself—all beneath the glow of a million twinkling lights. Takes please at Toronto Congress Centre, December 1-31st, 2022

New hotel opening: Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville - Opening Feb 2023 Coming this Fall is the Canopy by Hilton Toronto Yorkville, the first Canopy by Hilton in Canada. The hotel, which is part of the new mixed-use Rosedale on Bloor building, will feature 178 rooms, an indoor pool, restaurant and cafe. The property will reflect the vibrant energy of the Yorkville neighborhood by bringing in local elements through design, art, food and beverage in signature Canopy style.


Photos Courtesy of Destination Toronto