There’s nothing like seeing Toronto lit up at wintertime – whether it’s the festive lights that give the city a glow during the holidays, fireworks on New Year’s Eve, or the glittering marquees of our outstanding theatres and nightlife. Our activities and events that celebrate the season transform the city into a wonderland.
Get outside and enjoy Toronto’s outdoor ice rinks with a hot cocoa, indoor and outdoor festivals and majestic ice sculptures! Be entertained indoors with our world-renowned theatre and stage productions or explore trade shows that cover everything from one-of-a-kind crafts and gifts to interior design and antique cars. We have thrilling events and attractions for kids of all ages!
For a truly breathtaking experience, join thousands of locals and visitors alike in Nathan Phillip’s Square for Toronto’s celebrated New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Enjoy skating, sounds from a local DJ, live musical performances from top Toronto talent, and fireworks to top off the evening at midnight.
Toronto is one of the world’s best shopping destinations, including Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay Company and the exclusive Mink Mile with high end designer boutiques. Vogue has named Toronto’s Queen West as the second hippest neighborhood in the world to find the latest styles and fashion trends, vintage shops cater to the one-of-a-kind shopper, and the new Premium Outlet is the only outlet mall of its kind in Canada.
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Get lost on purpose in the PATH, the world’s largest underground, climate-controlled shopping complex, with over 1,200 shops and services spread across 30 km (19 miles) throughout much of the downtown core.
The Toronto Christmas Market in the Historic Distillery District celebrates the sights, sounds and holiday scents of Christmas with live entertainment, delicious and aromatic mulled wine, activities for the whole family and, of course, vendors that sell all sorts of perfect gifts for all sorts of special someones.
Food in our city is nothing short of mouthwatering. From our award-winning chefs to our food truck eats – Toronto has something to satisfy every culinary craving. Winterlicious is a favorite festival among the city’s foodies, and is the perfect opportunity to sample the great variety of delicious cuisine we have to offer.
Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, cozy up in front of a fire with a warm drink in a comfortable pub, or shop the multitude of shopping malls, outlets and districts – winter in Toronto will truly wow you.
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