The holiday season in Toronto is a magical time and there are so many Christmas events to get you in the spirit. From unique experiences to traditional activities there’s something for everyone in your family.

No visit to Toronto in the winter is complete without checking out the stunning displays at the Distillery Winter Village. It’s a beautiful and festive event that is free to attend but if you want to visit during a ticketed time, you’ll need to purchase a ticket online.

Another wonderful thingĀ Christmas events in Toronto to do during the holidays is visiting one of the city’s ice sculpture gardens. This is a great activity for families and it’s a fun way to admire the work of local artists. The ice sculptures are truly amazing and the garden is also home to an outdoor market where you can buy some unique gifts for your loved ones.

If you are looking for more things to do during the holidays, there are also some great musical performances happening around town. The Princess of Wales Theatre has a Trans Siberian Orchestra performance and there are also other shows like the Holiday at the Pops and The Illusionists.

During the holidays, there are a lot of great restaurants and bars that turn into holiday-themed bars. This is a great way to enjoy some festive cocktails with friends and it’s a great idea if you don’t want to be caught in the crowds at the larger festivals and events. Some of the best Christmas bars in Toronto include The Thirsty Elf at the Fairmont Royal York and the Java Jingle Holiday Bar at Little Sister locations (102 Portland St. and 2031 Yonge St).

Another great experience is visiting the Santa Claus parade which takes place on November 26th. The parade is a family-friendly event that is sure to put you in the holiday mood. It’s a great way to see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks all decorated for Christmas. If you don’t want to be a part of the crowds, you can try to find a spot near the front row of the parade for an excellent view.

Finally, a trip to a Toronto Christmas Market is a must for any family. The Christmas market is a great place to shop for gifts and enjoy some delicious food. It’s also a wonderful way to support local businesses and you can find unique gifts that aren’t available at the larger malls. The holiday markets are a great way to spend the day with your family and they usually last until December 31st.

The true meaning of Christmas is not about how much money you have or the number of presents under your tree. The Salvation Army wants to remind you that Christmas is about love and hope and they are spreading this message at their annual Cavalcade of Lights celebration. If you’re not going to be able to celebrate Christmas at home with your family this year, it’s always nice to know that there are people out there who will be there for you.