With Christmas now behind us and New Year’s Eve still to come, these days in between can often feel like a blissful blur. But, thanks to these fun things to do in Toronto this week, you can make the most of your time off by getting outside and soaking up the city’s holiday magic.
Here are 10 of the best events and activities to enjoy with your friends and fam during the last week of 2022.
A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience has arrived in Toronto and it’s every bit as magical as it sounds.
You’ll get to see Disney films old and new come to life all around you, including Encanto, Zootopia, Frozen, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Pinocchio.
Prepare to be immersed in the music and artistry that made these beloved animations as iconic as they are today.
When: Various times (reserve your visit here)
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street
The largest winter electronic music festival in Toronto is making a return this week after cancelling in 2021. Solaris is sure to be one of the biggest EDM events of the season in our city.
Solaris 2022 will hit up Rebel Nightclub on December 26th and will be headlined by John Summit, one of the world’s biggest names in dance music.
When: December 26th, 2022
Where: Rebel Nightclub – 11 Polson Street
The countdown to 2023 is starting soon, and it’s time to get ready for NYE! Party City Canada is your one-stop-shop for all the goodies you’ll need for an unreal party: decor, balloons tableware, wearables, noisemakers, even piñatas!
When: Open Monday-Friday 10AM to 6PM, Saturdays 9AM-6PM. Holiday hours may vary. Please call ahead to confirm.
Where: Click here to search for the closest store to you
Cost: Check out Party City Canada’s website for all deets!
The beloved event celebrates Toronto’s holiday season until well after Christmas, wrapping up on January 7th.
This year’s festivities are inspired by international lantern, fire, and light festivals. It transforms City Hall into a spectacular wonderland every night.
When: Until January 7th, 2023
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
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Come escape the cold and enjoy some good food, drinks, and laughter at this holiday comedy show.
There’s a whole lineup of hilarious comics taking the stage during this special one-night event. You don’t want to miss it!
When: December 28th, 2022
Where: Blue Moon Brewery – stackt market, 28 Bathurst Street
When it comes to holiday treats, it doesn’t get more classic than gingerbread, and this year, the Toronto Gingerbread Festival is treating locals to a big dose of deliciousness.
The festival features a life-sized gingerbread display and gigantic installations, filling the streets with excitement and nostalgia. You can also enjoy all kinds of special deals and promos at local shops and restaurants.
When: Until January 11th, 2023
Where: Yonge and St. Clair, Life-sized display in the lobby at 2 St. Clair West
If you’re looking for a new outdoor activity to try this winter, look no further than Frozen Fairways. This game combines two things we Canadians love most — hockey and golf. The golf-hybrid activity is happening at CF Markville this week.
Those of you who were sad to say goodbye to golf season can have something to look forward to this winter because this sport is basically mini golf on ice.
When: Until December 27th, 2022
Where: CF Markville
The season of holiday cheer continues Canada’s Wonderland for its annual WinterFest, a celebration of everything magical about this time of year. Get ready to lace up your skates, wander along a starlit trail, and get your last dose of holiday fun.
The park has transformed into a cheerful holiday dream world with ice skating on Snow Flake Lake, live entertainment, carolers, a nightly tree-lighting ceremony, an artisan market, festive food offerings, and, of course, millions of twinkling lights.
When: Select nights until December 31st, 2022
Where: Canada’s Wonderland
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Toronto’s busiest transit hub has transformed for the winter season, inviting all to enjoy free outdoor skating, live music, and more.
The skating rink comes with free skate rentals and is located right on Front Street. Hit the rink for a fun and magical winter experience and be sure to register ahead of time as walk-in spots are limited.
When: Until January 29th, 2023
Where: Union Station, 55 Front Street West
This city is full of peaceful nature trails that are enjoyed by locals all year round, even in the colder months.
We Ontarians aren’t deterred by a little wind chill — just throw on a few extra layers, grab a cup of Toronto’s best hot chocolate, and you’re good to go.
Toronto’s annual winter festival, Holiday Hills, is back featuring local businesses for holiday shopping, festive food and drink offerings, community-led events, workshops and so much more.
There’s a new addition to the festivities this year – the Holiday Hills Fun Zone. Featuring the huge Ferris wheel for those stunning city views, and a one-of-a-kind 40 x 40 ft. Crokicurl ice rink.
When: Until December 31st, 2022
Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst Street