We’re halfway through November, and the holiday festivities are ramping up for the season. From winter festivals to tree lightings and merry music performances, you’ll definitely be feeling the magic with these things to do in Toronto this week. Just be sure to stay warm during the city’s first snowfall!

Let’s dive in to all of the incredible events and activities that our city has to offer!

Distillery District Winter Village Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Distillery District is kicking off its Winter Village with a Tree Lighting Ceremony this month. The breathtaking 50-foot-tall White Spruce tree will come alive with twinkling bright lights on Thursday, November 17th.

The celebration will be accompanied by carolers, special guests, and, of course, Santa Claus to commemorate the beginning of this special time of year.

When: Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at 6 PM
Where: The Distillery Historic District

Canadian Tire Christmas Trail 

Ready for a road trip to the North Pole? Thankfully, you won’t have to travel too far because it’s right here in our city.

The Canadian Tire Christmas Trail has returned for the third year in a row and you’ll see Santa’s village come to life from the warmth of your car.

This year, the experience is bigger and more exciting than ever, with new interactive displays to see as you make your way along the trail.

When: Until December 23rd, 2022 
Where: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy

Merry Merry Music

CF Eaton Centre is having its first-ever Merry Merry Music concert series this year with live performances all holiday season long.

The performances will be held on the brand new holiday stage at Level 1, Centre Court. The lineup ranges from local talent to iconic Canadian artists.

Merry Merry Music will debut on November 17th at 5 PM, with live performances by Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, a community sing-along led by Choir! Choir! Choir!, and a special visit from Santa Claus.

When: November 17th, 2022 at 5 PM
Where: CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Level 1 – Centre Court

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When: Wednesday Nov 16 – 1-8PM, Thursday Nov 17 – 12-8PM, Friday Nov 18 – 10AM-4PM, Saturday Nov 19 – 10AM-3PM
Where: 107 Tycos Drive, Unit 1
Cost: free entrance!

Luke Combs: Canadian Tour 2022

American country singer Luke Combs is gracing the stage here in Toronto this week and fans will have two back-to-back opportunities to see him live and in concert.

When: November 14th & 15th, 2022
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Dragonette at Axis Club 

Canada’s very own Dragonette is putting on a high-energy performance at Axis Club (formerly known as The Mod Club) this week. The solo artist has had many major hits over the years, and this is your chance to hear them all live.

When: November 16th, 2022
Where: The Axis Club

Reel Asian Film Festival

Canada’s largest Asian film festival is happening in Toronto right now.

The 26th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a “unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora,” according to the description.

Festival-goers will get to see films and videos made by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world.

When: Until November 20th, 2022
Where: See all venues

Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest

The season of holiday cheer is about to begin at 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 feel festive AF.

The park is transforming 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 from November 18th to December 31st, 2022
Where: Canada’s Wonderland

Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat

The Raptors are officially back in action and you can catch a high-energy game at Scotiabank Arena this week. The boys are off to a strong start, so now is the time to see all of the action in person. Who knows, you might even spot Drake in his courtside seat!

When: November 16th, 2022, 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils

Hockey fans can also see the Leafs take the ice in a match against the New Jersey Devils this Thursday, November 17th. Don’t forget to rock your blue. Go Leafs go!

When: November 17th, 2022, 7 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena

Mean Girls: The Musical

This is SO Fetch! Tina Fey’s Broadway hit Mean Girls has hit the stage in Toronto.

According to Mirvish Productions, Mean Girls is a hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team. And as they say, “It’s not a regular musical. It’s a cool musical.”

This production is not one to miss, and this month is your only chance to see it in Toronto.

When: Until November 27th, 2022
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West