Do you feel that? It’s the holiday spirit! And it’s taking over Toronto faster than we know it. Too cheesy? Well, we can’t help but get excited about all the things to do in the Toronto for the holidays.
Whether you’re all in for these festive activities or rather avoid all that mumbo jumbo, don’t stress! There are tons to do across the city.
It’s looking like a great week Toronto so get ready!
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week.
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Miracle has been a holiday tradition in Toronto since 2018, and it’ll be bringing its over-the-top Christmas cheer to the west end starting on November 17th.
If you’ve never been, Miracle is more than a holiday-themed pop-up cocktail bar — it’s basically a Christmas fever dream in real life. The team behind Civil Liberties is bringing this concept to life, and they’re stocked up with all the tinsel, twinkle lights, gift wrapping, candy canes, Santas, and Christmas trees needed.
Where: 875 Bloor Street West
When: Until December 30th, 2023
Cost: Drink prices vary
Toronto’s annual winter festival, Holiday Hills is back this November.
It will feature brand-new immersive installations, along with local businesses for holiday shopping, festive food and drink offerings, community-led events, workshops and so much more.
Running until December 31st, expect a fun-filled, festive festival for all to enjoy.
When: Until December 31st, 2023
Where: stackt market, 28 Bathurst Street
Sponsored Pick: WonderWorks at ROM
For a fun and engaging activity that the whole family can get excited about, look no further than ROM! There are galleries that span across history, and hands-on learning that’s perfect for even the most rambunctious little visitors. One of the biggest draws for families is WonderWorks, a play-based learning space that encourages kids to experiment and connect with the Museum in a hands-on way. But don’t feel limited! There are a ton of family-friendly activities, from dinosaurs and biodiversity to the Bat Cave! You’ll just have to see it for yourself.
When: Open Tuesday – Sunday
Where: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Cost: Adult general admission starts at $26
The Distillery Winter Village is back for the season, and this weekend you’ll want to take your annual holiday pic with the massive Christmas tree. Though the tree lighting takes place on the 16th, you will have many opportunities to visit the charming holiday hot spot for free!
There will be so much to experience at the Village this year, including an all-new Candy Cane Forest on Gristmill Lane, adorable 7 ft snow people, and even holiday photo ops for dogs!
When: Every day except Christmas Day, until the New Year
Where: 1 Trinity Street, Distillery Historic District, Toronto
Cost: $15 per person (General Admission)
Sponsored Pick: Juno Veterinary Clinic
Say goodbye to overbooked appointments, stressed-out pets, and pricy bills you can’t comprehend. Juno’s Toronto vet clinic is changing the way you care for your pets, with 24/7 virtual care via their mobile app, upfront pricing, modern, stress-free clinics (including cat-only rooms), and other benefits for even the pickiest pet parent. Check them one of their two Toronto locations, with a third on the way this fall.
Where: 11 Industrial Street (Leaside), 1073 Yonge Street (Summerhill), or 2440 Bloor Street West (Bloor West Village: opening October 2023)
Book a reservation at the AGO’s The Grange for a celebratory holiday afternoon tea. Enjoy flavours from across the Caribbean diaspora. This experience includes UK classics too. The holiday afternoon tea experience is inspired by Life Between Islands.
Seatings are available Wednesday through Sunday until December 17th.
When: November 18th to December 17th, 2023 – 11:30 AM, 12 PM, 2:30 PM, 3 PM
Where: 317 Dundas Street West
Cost: $95 + tax per adult and $45 + tax per child (10 and under)
Little Sister Dutch Indo Food Bar will transform into an all-out festive bar with all floors decked out in the best holiday decor and themed cocktails. Java Jingle has officially opened its doors, welcoming all who are feeling the holiday spirit, to its two locations at 102 Portland St. and 2031 Yonge St.
Where: Little Sister Restaurant – 102 Portland St. and 2031 Yonge St
Cheer on team Canada as they face off against Jamaica at the BMO Field. Tickets are as low as $28.50!
So if you’re looking for a thrilling activity to keep you on your toes this week, this is a great option.
When: November 21st at 7:30 PM
Where: BMO Field
One of Toronto’s most beloved and magical holiday pop-ups is coming back this month.
Get ready for The Thirsty Elf at the Fairmont Royal York!
Celebrate the holidays this season with over-the-top cocktails in the most festive bar imaginable.
The Thirsty Elf pop-up will be located on the Mezzanine (MM) Level of Fairmont Royal York, at the former York Station Bar.
When: November 22nd to December 22nd, 2023
Where: Fairmont Royal York, 1OO Front Street West
The One Of A Kind show is coming back to Toronto and there’s no better place to cross gifts off your list!
From November 24th to December 4th, the OOAK show will take over the Enercare Centre and more than 600 artisans from all over Canada will showcase their extensive selection of goods.
You can expect to find a wide range of craft goods including houseware items, clothing, art pieces, sweet treats, and jewelry.
When: November 23rd to December 3rd, 2023
Where: 100 Princes’ Blvd – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
Cost: $18 per adult