Toronto & Surrounding Areas Local Events November 24th to 26th 2023
Are you looking for some fun and festive ways to celebrate the winter season in the Greater Toronto Area? If so, you’re in luck! There are plenty of amazing events happening in the next few weeks that will make you feel the magic of the holidays. Whether you want to see dazzling lights, watch a spectacular parade, or enjoy some live music, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the highlights that you don’t want to miss:
This annual event kicks off the holiday season with a stunning display of lights, fireworks, and music at Nathan Phillips Square. You can also enjoy skating on the outdoor rink, browsing the artisan market, and watching live performances by local artists. The event is free and open to the public on November 25, 2023, from 3 PM to 11 PM.
Nothing says Christmas like the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, the longest-running children’s parade in the world. You can join the millions of spectators who line up along the downtown route to see the colorful floats, marching bands, giant balloons, and of course, Santa himself. The parade starts at 12:30 PM on November 26, 2023, and lasts for about two hours.
If you’re looking for a more upscale and elegant way to celebrate the season, head to the Bloor-Yorkville neighborhood for some holiday magic. You can admire the beautiful decorations, listen to live music, and sip on hot chocolate while you shop at the boutiques and galleries. The event also features a tree-lighting ceremony and a charity auction. The event is free and open to the public on November 25, 2023, from 5 PM to 7 PM.
For a more cozy and quaint experience, visit the Markham Annual Festival of Lights in the historic Main Street. You can enjoy the festive atmosphere, watch the tree-lighting ceremony, and meet Santa and his elves. You can also sample some delicious food and drinks from the local vendors and restaurants. The event is free and open to the public on November 24, 2023, from 6 PM to 9 PM.
If you’re in the mood for a multicultural and diverse celebration, check out the Light up the Square – Festival of Lights at the Mississauga Celebration Square. You can witness the illumination of the square, watch cultural performances, and join the countdown to the new year. You can also enjoy the winter activities, such as skating, snowshoeing, and sledding. The event is free and open to the public on November 25, 2023, from 5 PM to 9 PM.
These are just some of the amazing winter festivities that you can enjoy in the Greater Toronto Area. There are many more events happening in the city and beyond that will make you feel the spirit of the season. So, grab your coat, scarf, and gloves, and get ready to have some fun!
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