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Best Family-Friendly Christmas Activities in Toronto

It’s that time of year again where your family wants to express their holiday spirit in new and fun ways. With so many events happening in Toronto this year, it can be tough to choose which ones your troop will enjoy the most. We’ve selected the best family-friendly Christmas activities in Toronto to help you determine where to be this year.

Glow Christmas Toronto

You don’t have to brave the cold to have a good time this holiday season. Head indoors and experience the magic of massive interactive light gardens at Glow Christmas! The theme for this season is Around the World–take amazing photos amidst a backdrop of world landmarks all sparkled up. Then grab a tasty treat and hot beverage while watching live entertainment. Your kids will beg you to bring them back to this location over and over again as they dream about the million sparkling lights.

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The Distillery Winter Village

Do you look forward to anything more than this Christmas market? It kicks off the holiday season every year for families just like yours. Formerly known as the Toronto Christmas Market, The Distillery Winter Village will be back again this year. You can bring the spirit to life with the breathtaking light canopies, extravagant shopping, carollers, and live entertainment. There’s so much to do; you might need to visit a second time.

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Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square

You don’t have to spend money to have a good time this Christmas. The Holiday Fair is always free. Of course, you do have the option to ride the carousel and go ice skating if you want. Otherwise, just walk around to see the beautiful display of lights and visit Santa’s house. When you are done taking the kids everywhere they want to, make sure you take some time to do your shopping.

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Soulpepper Theatre‘s Alice in Wonderland

For something a little different, you can take the entire family to the theatre for an experience the kids will never forget. This December, Soulpepper Theatre invites audiences to catch Alice in Wonderland–as a musical! Enjoy a unique interpretation of the beloved children’s tale and get “curiouser and curiouser.”

Canada’s Wonderland Winterfest

This winter, Canada’s Wonderland amusement park transforms into a magical holiday experience for the whole family to enjoy: Winterfest. Located in nearby Vaughan, there are many fun attractions like Snow Flake Lake ice skating, live entertainment, illuminated Christmas trees and millions of holiday lights, delectable food and beverages, yuletide merchandise, and various other themed areas.

Tobogganing at Riverdale Park East

Why not embrace the winter season and the unique activities it has to offer? Just located downtown, Riverdale Park East is a popular spot for tobogganing with its steep hill and spectacular city views. Buy an affordable toboggan at a nearby store, keep safe, and enjoy some holiday thrills!

Santa at the Village

Happening at the Black Creek Pioneer Village, Santa at the Village is a whole day’s worth of holiday fun with the kids. Other than taking photos with jolly ol’ Saint Nick, there are many fun activities to enjoy like toy-making, creating and singing tunes at the Jingle Bell Jam Session, munching on Santa’s favourite sweets, crafting Christmas cards, playing Reindeer Carnival Games, and catching the yuletide puppet show.

The city of Toronto is bustling this time of year. The lights, action, and food cannot be held back. There are so many exciting adventures that you and your family can have this year. What is your favourite event?

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