Toronto Christmas Market


Our Must See Guide: Holiday Events

T’is the holiday season and the city is spreading jolly good cheer for everyone to enjoy.

By far this season is one of the most spectacular for bringing everyone together to enjoy yuletide joy around Toronto. Grab yourself a hot cup of Cocao and get ready for our Top Five Must See Holiday Events this year.

Don’t miss out on Santa in the Junction this December 4th, 2016 from 11am to 6pm. Mrs. Claus will be reading holiday tales to the little ones. Enjoy charity events, theatrical and musical performances, and even get some Christmas shopping in by visiting the market and craft sale.

Child sitting on Santa's knee

What’s the holiday season without some carolling? Join the Salvation Army Band and the Beach United Church Choir this December 13th from 730pm to 830pm in the Glen Stewart Park in the Beach. Santa will make an appearance and hand out candy canes to everyone. Keep warm during this magical evening with Hot apple cider and hot chocolate.

Three children carolling

In Distillery district, the Christmas Market will run from November 18th to December 22nd. From Tuesday to Friday it’s free to wander about and enjoy the sparkling lights, caroling, music and dance performances on weekends admission is $6. Well worth it to see Santa’s house and the life-size Gingerbread house. Be sure to check out this spectacular Christmas Market this year and if you start to feel cold you can always pop into a pub for a pint or a café for a hot toddy.


Want to attend a show? Don’t miss out with performances from the National Ballet of Canada’s, The Nutcracker. This classical ballet tells the tale of a little girl who receives a Nutcracker as a Christmas gift from her estranged Uncle and is whisked away into a dream world. This ballet first premiered in 1892 in St. Petersburg and has been a classic Christmas tale for all families to enjoy. Our very own National Ballet of Canada will perform this wondrous ballet from December 10th– 24th at the Four Seasons Centre. You can purchase your tickets here:

Ballerinas lined up on stage

If ballet isn’t your thing but you’re still looking to go to the theatre, Soulpepper is performing A Christmas Carol at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. If you haven’t had the chance to read this classic novel by Charles Dickens in your high school days, now you can watch the adapted play by Michael Shamata. You will be taken on journey with Ebenezer Scrooge as three ghosts visit him and show him the meaning of charity during the Christmas season. This show will be running from December 2nd-December 24th. Get your tickets here:

Scrooge sitting at a table


Happy Holidays from everyone here at TAS & we hope you made it onto Santa’s nice list this year!