We’ve got a holiday coming our way! Today’s the day we take a break and immerse ourselves in the things (and people) we love. There are so many things to do on Family Day in Toronto, from family-friendly skating parties to high tea at the castle to incredible film and theatre.

Here are 10 of the best ways to spend your hard-earned day off in the city this February.

Family Day Skate Party

This family-friendly skate party is the last hurrah of the season for Toronto’s skating trail under the Gardiner Expressway, and you don’t want to miss it.

Taking place on Family Day weekend, the event will feature a DJ skate party, an interactive scavenger hunt at 12 PM, a family fun indoor workshop with Kids Coding, plus Beaver Tails and tasty concessions.

When: February 20th, 2023, 12 PM to 9 PM
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Boulevard

Winter Stations

Winter Stations is making a comeback this Family Day Monday!

This single-stage international design competition takes place every year, and contestants must incorporate the Kew and Woodbine beach lifeguard towers into their installations in creative ways.

The winners get to bring their designs to life and showcase them along the beaches for several weeks in the winter and spring.

Winter Stations will be taking place at multiple locations this year and instead of staying in one place, some installations will be relocated to give more residents a chance to visit.

When: February 20th to April 3rd, 2023
Where: Woodbine Beach and 1381 Lakeshore Road East (Mississauga)

High Tea at the Castle

Casa Loma is hosting its popular Edwardian afternoon tea service this Family Day weekend.

Enjoy an elegant traditional high tea at Toronto’s majestic castle, complete with premium teas, scones, gourmet pastries, and tea sandwiches.

Plus, entry to the castle is included with your reservation, so you can make a whole day out of it!

When: February 18th to 20th, 2023
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience is taking place 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, FrozenThe Lion King, Peter Pan, and Pinocchio.

The exhibit is open throughout the long weekend and you can purchase your tickets in advance online.

When: Until March 19th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

If you haven’t had a chance to see this spectacular production yet, this Family Day Monday is your chance.

Get whisked away to the wizarding world at this world-famous Harry Potter theatrical production. The rave reviews say it all — this show is worth seeing!

When: February 20th, 2023 at 2 PM
Where: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre

Toronto Black Film Festival

TBFF will showcase powerful and thought-provoking Black films on Family Day Monday, which also happens to be the final day of the festival.

This festival aims to “give unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world,” and spark meaningful discussion about today’s cultural, social and socio-economic issues.

Family Day is your last chance to check out TBFF if you haven’t already!

When: February 20th, 2023
Where: Carlton Cinema


Toronto’s largest Black Futures Month celebration is back this February, with “stimulating and thought-provoking” discussions and performances taking place all month long.

The program features dance, music, workshops and literary events that highlight contemporary artists and thought leaders from the Afro-diaspora in Canada.

When: February 1st to 28th, 2023
Where: See all events

Skating at Toronto’s outdoor rinks

The season of outdoor skating is well underway! When it comes to outdoor skating rinks, Toronto has no shortage of fantastic options.

From ice trails through the city to DJ skate nights in the heart of downtown, these rinks will make you want to lace up your skates all season long.

Where: See Toronto’s best outdoor rinks here
When: Until March 2023

Family Day at Toronto’s top attractions

Several of Toronto’s most popular attractions will offer special programming for visitors of all ages on Family Day Monday.

The Toronto Zoo, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Gallery of Ontario will be having special hands-on activities and presentations throughout the weekend.

When: February 17th to 20th, 2023

Free Family Open Skate with DJ

Freshen up your ice skating skills at The Hangar District in Downsview. Pop on by for a free skate on an 80,000-square-foot airplane hangar.

There will be live DJs in the evenings, free skating lessons, and a special Family Day program on Monday.

So make sure to bring your skates and if you don’t have a pair or forget them, there will be free rentals for both skates and helmets (first come first served).

When: February 20th, 2023, 1 PM to 4 PM
Where: Across from 95 Garratt Blvd

There you have it, friends — the very best things to do on Family Day in Toronto. Have a good one!