A Guide to Events Taking Place in Toronto
Courtesy of MAC Suites
|Toronto Christmas Market
Nov. 16 – Dec. 23, 2017
The Toronto Christmas Market takes over the Distillery Historic District for another year of holiday magic and romance. Take in sparkling Christmas light canopies, traditional music and carols, dance performances and family-friendly activities like Santa’s House, a ferris wheel, carousel and life-sized gingerbread house. Foodies can taste traditional European street-style food, as well as Canadian holiday treats and sip on cold and warm brews in the beer gardens.
|Winter at Ontario Place
Dec. 8, 2017 – Mar. 18, 2018
A winter festival is taking over Ontario Place this season. This free admission event will feature various winter-themed activities, including the Winter Light Exhibition. Open to the public seven days a week, visitors will get a chance to skate on a synthetic rink and take in film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere.
Dec. 9 – 30, 2017
The National Ballet of Canada presents its annual Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. The classic story takes place on Christmas Eve in Imperial Russia and tells the tale of Marie and Misha. The two are brought into the magical world of the Nutcracker, complete with Sugar Plum Fairies, rat kings, and more. The Nutcracker comes to life and battles the rat king to find the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Dec. 12, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018
Taking place at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, the record-breaking magic show that has been on Broadway and around the world arrives, featuring some of the most talented magicians gracing the stage today. Performing a series of elaborate tricks that use impressive special effects, these magicians put on a show that has delighted thousands while becoming the highest grossing magic show ever.
|Miracle on Mercer Street
Dec. 16, 2017 – Jan. 5, 2018
Miracle on Mercer Street features The Second City’s adorable puppet troupe and their funny human friends, and tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who spends the winter holiday visiting her grandmother in the town of Hollydale. But the town is being torn apart as the residents clash over their different traditions, and a dastardly mayor’s plan to chop down the town’s oldest tree!
|Casa Loma Canadian Winter Nights
Wednesday evenings, from Dec. 18, 2017 – Jan. 7, 2018
Casa Loma is transformed into a winter wonderland this season, where guests are invited to explore the holiday magic of Toronto’s castle at night. Wander through stunning light displays in the gardens and witness a holiday-themed magic show. Guests are also invited to visit Santa in his workshop, sing alongside live carolers, enjoy hot cocoa, and more!
|Toronto Light Festival
Jan. 19 – Mar. 4, 2018
The Toronto Light Festival is a visual journey and imaginative cerebral adventure designed to entertain and inspire. During the cold, dark days of winter, City residents can experience one of the largest open-air lighting galleries in North America at the Distillery Historic District. The event exhibits the creativity of local & international light artists.