Top 37 Christmas Events in Toronto for 2021

The holiday season is one of the most relaxing and fun-filled times of the year. You should make the most of it by visiting at least one (or several) Christmas events this year. To help you decide, we have created a list of the top 36 Christmas events in Toronto for 2021.

1.       Go to Snow Magic at Ontario Place

Lasting from November 12 to January 16, 2022, this event will be held at Ontario Place. It will have eighteen magical art installations, interactive games, and much more. It promises to be fun for all ages. Read more here.

2.       Go to the Toronto Zoo Holiday Market

Toronto Zoo Holiday Market will return from November 19 to December 23, 2021, at Toronto Zoo. It will highlight some impressive artisans, processors, and producers in the community. Read more here.

3.       Go to Light Up the Square - Festival of Lights

To be organized from November 20, 2021, to January 2, 2022, at Celebration Square Mississauga, this festival will give you the opportunity to skate on the biggest outdoor rink, snap a picture in front of the 40' Christmas tree, and munch on tasty food truck treat. Read more here.

4.       Go to the POLAR Winter Festival

The POLAR Winter Festival will be held at Toronto's Bandshell Park from Thursday, November 25, 2021, to December 26, 2021. It will have magnificent holiday décor, lets you click selfies with live Santa Claus, and will transport you to an enchanting winter wonderland. It's the first walk-through holiday winter festival you shouldn't miss. Read more here.

5.       Enjoy Dino Holiday

To be organized from December 17, 2021, to January 3, 2022, at Markham Fairgrounds, this event will have more than forty-five life-size animatronic dinosaurs, enjoyable games, great food, and exciting carnival rides. Read more here.

6.       Enjoy Seasons Christmas Show 2021

This event will be organized from November 12 to 14th, 2021, at The International Centre (Hall 3 - Arrow Hall). It will bring the craft and maker community together to offer you a unique shopping experience so that you can pick the coolest gifts. Read more here.

7.       Enjoy Holly Jolly Lodge at Upper Canada Mall

Santa will be back at The Holly Jolly Lodge from November 12 until December 24, 2021. As people would rush to be here, you should book packages in advance. Read more here.

8.       Visit Santa's Village Drive-Thru

To be organized from Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Richmond Green Park, this event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your vehicles. It will have a stunning show of light that you shouldn't miss. Read more here.

9.       Visit WinterFest

To be organized from November 13 to December 31 at Canada's Wonderland, this event will offer an immersive holiday experience for your whole family. Read more here.

10.   Visit Tis the Season Children's Art Show

It's a free event that will be held from November 16 to December 15, 2021 — all-day at Assembly Hall. You can vote for your favorite artwork (all created by students from local schools) and have a fun day! Read more here.

11.   Have Fun at Winter Village at Distillery District

Lasting from November 18 to December 31, 2021, and organized at Distillery District, this event will let you come closer to a curated selection of Toronto's best local shops, finest craftspeople, restaurants, and cafes. Read more here.

12.   Markham Holiday Market

To be organized from November 19 to 21st, 2021, at Markham Fairgrounds, this festival is ideal for you if you want to buy trending holiday gifts, décor, stocking stuffers, unique artisan gifts, or delicious gourmet food. Read more here.

13.   Santa at CF Malls

From November 19 to December 24, 2021, you can plan visits with Santa by reservation only at different malls in Canada. Read more here.

14.   The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle

The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit will open on November 20, 2021. It's an unforgettable holiday extravaganza that everyone in your family would love and remember. Read more here.

15.   Santa Claus Candy Cane Lane in Newmarket

This event will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Cane Parkway from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. It's an evening walk-thru event with musicians, themed floats, buskers, and Santa himself. Read more here.

16.   Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade

November 20 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade that will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 11:00, AM at Brock Street. It's free! Read more here.

17.   Pickering Santa Claus Parade - Winter Nights, City Lights: A Walk-Through Experience

To be organized on Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21, 2021, at Esplanade Park, this parade will combine the Santa Claus Parade with the annual Tree Lighting. It will be a three-night live walk-through show. Read more here.

18.   One Of A Kind Show

Want to visit an event with over thirty product categories, over six hundred exhibitors, and four shopping neighborhoods? Visit Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, from November 25 to December 5, 2021, and meet the brightest creative talents working across Canada. Read more here.

19.   HO HO Holiday 5K Virtual Run

Help raise funds for Make-A-Wish Canada by participating virtually in the Ho Ho Holiday 5K is the most festive FUN run in Canada that will be organized from November 25 to December 31, 202. You can join 10,000 Santa's virtually. Read more here.

20.   Holiday Nights of Lights

Take a stroll through the newly built gardens at Assembly Park in Vaughan with your family as it's suitable for all ages. The event will last from November 26, 2021, to January 2, 2022, and will be organized at 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan. Read more here.

21.   Holiday Fair in the Square

To be organized from November 26 to December 30, 2021, at 80 Interchange Way, Vaughan, this event will get everyone in the holiday spirit. Here you can find unique gifts! Read more here.

22.   Magical Christmas Forest at Kortright

Visit Kortright Centre for Conservation from November 26 to December 23, 2021, to escape into the Magical Christmas Forest and experience a winter wonderland that will be filled with lights, activities, and treats for your whole family. Read more here.

23.   The North Pole Light Up Express

Board the magical Christmas train from November 26 to December 30, 2021, at York-Durham Heritage Railway and get mesmerized with the most anticipated family Christmas activity of the year. Read more here.

24.   Santa Under the Stars Parade in Aurora

Participate in a reverse parade at Yonge Street from Orchard Heights Boulevard to Murray Drive on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. You can drive around in your vehicles while the parade floats remain stationary. Read more here.

25.   Santa's Drive-Thru Spectacle of Lights - Ajax

Enjoy the magic of the holidays at Ajax Downs & Racetrack on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 6:00 PM, and enjoy a special Drive-Thru Spectacle of Lights where you can enjoy music, festive floats, and Santa's annual visit from the comfort of your vehicle. Read more here.

26.   Oakville Santa Claus Parade

To be organized online on Saturday, November 27, 2021, from 9:00 AM, this event will allow you to join Mayor Rob Burton's Fireside Chat with Santa. Read more here.

27.   Streetsville BIA's Christmas in the Village Festival

On November 27th and 28th, 2021, at Streetsville Village Square, you can enjoy a traditional tree lighting ceremony that will include a special visit from Santa, live entertainment, fun activities, an amazing Christmas Market, and much more! Read more here.

28.   Country Bright

From December 2, 2021, to January 2, 2022, at Country Heritage Park, Milton, you can take a walking tour of a winter country festival where thousands of lights illuminate acres of the alluring farm and a small-town setting. Read more here.

29.   Santa's Village

If you want to meet and greet Santa, visit Union Station Skywalk on December 3 to 19th, 2021, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. It will be a 45-minute experience that includes an interactive storytime with Santa and pictures that will help relax your mind. Read more here.

30.   Toronto Santa Claus Parade

Those who prefer to enjoy parades from home should tune in to CTV and CTV2 on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 7:00 PM. It will have magical characters, larger-than-life floats, and special performances by some amazing artists. Read more here.

31.   Spot Santa Whitby

On Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 10:00 AM, you can witness Santa taking a tour of Whitby Neighborhoods. Read more here.

32.   Santa's Holiday Magic Trail

Enjoy a calming weekend on Saturday, December 4, and Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Burlington Neighborhoods. During it, Santa will drive a route throughout Burlington neighborhoods on an antique firetruck. Read more here.

33.   Storytime Live with Santa at CF Malls

For two magical nights, December 4, and 18, 2021, you can capture memorable moments as Santa will read classic holiday stories all the way from the North Pole. You can also interact live with Santa by participating in festive activities and sharing your wish lists, even from the comfort of your home. Read more here.

34.   Children's Old-Fashioned Christmas

Make your Sunday a fun day! On Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Scugog Shores Museum Village, you can see a historic village traditionally decorated for the holidays and view heritage demonstrations. You can also visit Santa and take home a holiday package with a treat and activity. Read more here.

35.   The Nutcracker at National Ballet of Canada

Visit the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts from December 10 to 31 to enjoy non-stop dancing and magnificent sets. It will also have costumes designed by Santo Loquasto and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. Read more here.

36.   Drive-Thru Visit with Santa in Oshawa

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, you can visit Oshawa Tank Museum for free and enjoy a stunning Santa Drive-thru. Read more here.

37.   Ross Petty's Alice in Winterland

Have fun from December 18 and 19, 2021, as Ross Petty Productions to get a chance to Choose Your Own Adventure. Here you can find a brand new virtual musical ALICE IN WINTERLAND. Read more here.


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