The most wonderful time of the year has arrived in our city. The streets are aglow with holiday cheer and the festive vibes have us smiling from ear to ear. When it comes to exciting things to do in Toronto this weekend, you already know that our city is ready to deliver.

Here are 10 of the must-do activities for your weekend bucket list in TO.

Holiday Fair in the Square

It’s that time again, friends! Holiday Fair in the Square begins this weekend in Toronto and it’s a beloved tradition that’s a fun-filled carnival and festive market all at once.

In addition to the sprawling artisan marketplace with vendors selling hand-crafted items and one-of-a-kind gifts, the event will also have entertainment, tasty bites, carnival rides, and even a festive outdoor bar.

When: December 2nd to December 23rd, 2022
Where: Nathan Phillips Square

Netflix Canada Holiday House

Netflix Canada is bringing the holiday spirit to Toronto. If you haven’t already felt it, then you will be at the inaugural Netflix Canada Holiday House coming to the city this weekend.

From festive, fun interactive, and Instagrammable moments to TikTok-ready spaces, sweet treats, and so much more, you’ll be feeling a little less Scrooge-ish and a little more joyful, this December.

When: December 1st to December 4th, 2022
Where: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West

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Mount Alverno Luxury Resort in Caledon (about 45 minutes outside of Toronto) will be capturing the spirit of Christmas and giving back to the community during its second annual Mistletoe Mountain event.

Gather the whole gang to enjoy photos with Santa, festive drinks, classic Christmas movies, holiday workshops and treats for the little ones.

Where: Mount Alverno Luxury Resorts – 20706 Heartlake Road, Caledon ON
When: December 2-4 (Friday 4-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-9) 
Cost: FREE – donations being accepted to Transition Family Place 

Northern Lights TO

Northern Lights is coming to the city for the first time ever, and it’s described as an “an unparalleled winter wonderland.”

It will have over 80,000 square feet of breathtaking installations and uniquely immersive experiences.

Some of the features include art installations, dazzling décor, a 25-foot illuminated Christmas tree, fun-for-all-ages games and activities, a holiday vendor market, and much more.

When: December 1st to January 8th, 2022
Where: Grand Bizarre at Exhibition Place

The Jameson Christmas Tree Lot

It’s time to pick out trees and deck them out for the holidays, and this weekend, you don’t have to leave downtown Toronto to get yours.

While you pick out your tree, you’ll be surrounded by holiday décor galore for all the photo opportunities  you can handle, with live music and holiday cocktails to complete the festive vibes.

When: December 1st to December 4th, 2022
Where: stackt market – 28 Bathurst Street

Casa Loma’s Christmas at the Castle

Step into a world of holiday magic at Toronto’s Casa Loma this joyous season! Yes, the beloved Christmas at the Castle and Holiday Lights is a day-and-night experience that takes place at our beloved castle during the holidays.

From December 1st to January 8th, explore the castle grounds as it transforms into the ultimate winter wonderland, surrounded by holiday decor in every corner and draped in dazzling lights.

Where: 1 Austin Terrace
When: December 1st, 2022 to January 8th, 2023


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Holiday Hills

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

Distillery District Winter Village

Toronto’s famous historic district is lit up for the holidays! The Distillery District’s iconic Winter Village is back for the season and it’s nothing short of spectacular.

Under a canopy of lights and in the dreamy Christmas atmosphere, you’ll get to explore rows and rows of food and shopping cabins offering specially curated seasonal items and gifts as well as delicious food.

Free entry to the village is available on weekdays and during the day on weekends until December 23rd.

When: Until December 31st, 2022
Where: The Distillery Historic District

Christmas Glow Toronto

The popular Christmas Glow festival is back, but instead of taking you on a trip to Santa’s village, you’ll be taken on a trip around the world.

The indoor experience will take visitors on an illuminated journey to six different countries. No passport required!

You can also shop in the Merry Maker’s Market, enjoy live entertainment from local performers, indulge in holiday cocktails and delicious international bites, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, and of course, visit Santa!

Where: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road
When:  Until December 31st, 2022

One Of A Kind Show

The One Of A Kind show is back in Toronto and if you’re looking to support local this year, there’s no better place to start.

Until 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, jewelry and so much more.

When: Until December 4th, 2022
Where: 100 Princes’ Blvd – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place