The most wonderful time of the year is here and you can celebrate the season by checking out these limited-time-only holiday markets and events taking place in Toronto that will make the season merry and bright.

Visit These 10 Holiday Markets And Events Happening In Toronto

Canadian Tire Christmas Trail

When: Now until December 23
Where: 1000 Murray Ross Parkway, North York

The Canadian Tire Christmas Trail is back for its third year and bringing even more magic to the 2022 Christmas season with its 1.5 km multi-sensory drive-thru experience, new interactive displays, festive treats, live entertainment, and photo ops with Santa. The cost is $25 per vehicle with all proceeds donated to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities to benefit child and youth sports throughout Canada.

The Distillery Winter Village

When: Now until December 31
Where: Toronto’s historic Distillery District

In addition to the Distillery District’s 65-plus local shops, restaurants, and cafés, you can check out the outdoor cabins offering specially curated seasonal items and gifts, plus delicious, can’t-miss food. Visitors can enjoy strolling the cobblestone streets under the canopy of lights while checking out the Christmas tree and looking for gifts for everyone on their list.

Holiday Hills

When: Now until December 31
Where: Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst Street

For the next six weeks, Stackt Market will host a festive market filled with immersive photo installations and experiences, unique hospitality concepts, small business holiday shopping, community-led events, workshops, and family programs. Be sure to check out the whiskey yurt bar, Ferris wheel, Toronto’s first-ever wellness playground, marketplace shopping, and s’mores huts.

Winterfest at Canada’s Wonderland

When: Now until December 31
Canada’s Wonderland

This immersive holiday experience is perfect for the entire family. Featuring live shows and holiday entertainment, ice skating on Snow Flake Lake, hundreds of lit-up Christmas trees, and even a few rides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Glow Toronto

When: November 30 until December 30
Where: Toronto Congress Centre, 1020 Martin Grove Road, Etobicoke

Get into the holiday spirit at Glow Toronto where you can explore the glowing light gardens, snack on festive food and drinks, enjoy live entertainment, and even get some holiday shopping done.

Northern Lights

When: December 1st to January 8th
Where: Grand Bizarre at Exhibition Place

Northern Lights is an immersive experience that wraps you up in the lights, sights, sounds, and feelings of the holidays. Bring your festive spirit and explore 80,000 square feet of holiday fun including art installations, dazzling décor, a 25-foot illuminated Christmas tree, games and activities, a holiday vendor market, festive food and drinks, and much more. Tickets are on sale now and a portion of every admission ticket sold will be donated to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Holiday Fair in the Square

When: December 2nd to 23rd
Where: 100 Queen Street West

Toronto’s Holiday Fair in the Square will transform Nathan Phillips Square into a winter wonderland. Whether you’re looking for something sweet to eat, a cozy drink to warm you up, holiday shopping, or just to get into the festive spirit, this popular event combines the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement of a winter carnival and light show, making it a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss.

Christmas at the Castle

When: Select dates, December 2nd until January 2nd
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

This December, you can enjoy holiday magic at Casa Loma during Christmas at the Castle. Casa Loma will host a wide range of activities, performances, holiday décor – including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall – and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designers. As always, kids are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop and participate in festive arts and crafts, visit with wintery holiday mascots, and much more.

KIND Winter Fair

When: December 7th and 8th from 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: RendezViews, 229 Richmond Street West, Toronto

KIND Winter Fairs coming to RendezViews this December, bringing the first-ever, cannabis-friendly holiday market to Toronto. Visitors can look forward to brand experiences, street food vendors, and local shops, making it the perfect place to pick up last-minute gifts and items for the holiday season, all while living the high life.⁠

The Bay Holiday Windows

When: On now
Where: The Bay Downtown, Queen Street West

Holiday shoppers are invited to check out The Bay’s iconic holiday windows display along Queen Street. For more than 100 years, these holiday windows have been quintessential to the Toronto experience, however, this year, the historic display includes a digital extension, bringing an immersive experience to all of Canada. The annual window tradition will feature a new interactive augmented reality experience in Canada powered by Meta Spark tech. Canadians will be able to “transport” themselves digitally inside the windows from anywhere across the country by scanning a QR code.

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