In a big city like Toronto, there is much to do throughout the year, and the holidays are no exception. If you’re visiting Toronto or just want to discover the frequent holiday traditions in the city, check out our checklist of things to do in Toronto in December. You can take the whole family with you!
Toronto Christmas Market
From November 14 to December 22
Inspired by a German festivity which dates from medieval times (called Christkindlmarkt if you want to look it up), the Toronto Christmas Market is already an adored tradition. You’ll find everything: local craftspeople, artisanal food-makers, and spectacular light displays; all of this wrapped in a unique festive vibe. Bring the whole family to celebrate the sounds, scents, and joys of the holidays.
Cavalcade of Lights
Main event on November 30
Launch the holiday season with one of the most expected Toronto December events: the illumination of the city’s tallest Christmas Tree. This is a 50-year tradition that you won’t want to miss. During the afternoon of November 30, the Nathan Phillips Square is going to get crowded with thousands of people ready to see the performances of some of Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a DJ skating party.
Conservatory by Candlelight
From December 2 to January 9
Do you like poinsettias? Then get ready to be surrounded by this red holiday flower on December 2. The entire conservatory is going to be filled with hundreds of flowering plants including over 30 species of poinsettia and amazing seasonal topiary made for this special occasion. Even better: you and your family will enjoy these flowery views while tasting some crispy apple cider and singing along with Victorian carollers.
A nutcracker Christmas in the Castle
Date to be announced
This holiday season, the one and only castle in North America is inviting you to celebrate Christmas with the whole family in a nutcracker-themed event. Feast your eyes with the gothic architecture of this centenary house, and light up the holiday spirit with a wide range of activities that include ice skating and the magical performance of a talented illusionist. As always, kids are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop and enjoy various crafts activities.
Aurora Winter Festival
From November 22 to January 5
If you want your kids to feel like they are in a secret village near the North Pole, walking through captivating lights, magical characters, and amazing rides; well don’t think too much; the Aurora Winter Festival is the place. The whole place is going to be a Christmas wonderland, filled with joyful activities, holiday markets, food gardens, and a beautiful skating rink. Don’t miss it!
This is just a little taste of all Toronto’s holiday magic. We hope you’ll have a wonderful Christmas season in the company of your beloved ones. And don’t worry about leaving the house unclean and unmaintained. Contact us for a complete home cleaning service and come back to your house as clean as new.