The city of Toronto is transformed in December into a magical winter wonderland. It seems like everywhere you turn, there is a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and a street adorned with twinkling lights to greet you. So whether you are looking for a fun outdoor activity or to warm up with a great performance, there is something fun happening in this city for everyone this December. Here are my top 5 picks for fun things to do in Toronto this holiday season!
1. Toronto’s Christmas Market
The historic Distillery District is the perfect location for Toronto’s Christmas Market. With the cobblestone streets lined with traditional wooden huts, this market celebrates the traditional sights, sounds and scenes of the holiday season. Open nightly till 9:00 pm, sip on some warm apple cider, indulge in traditional Bavarian treats and shop the traditional artisan gift shops. Open from November 20, 2015 to December 20, this market will host a back-to-back lineup of over 320 performances that will take to the Market’s main stage over the 28 days of holiday magic. To view the full music and dance performance schedule for the 2015 Toronto Christmas Market, visit www.torontochristmasmarket.
2. Skating At Nathan Phillips Square
One of Toronto’s most renown attraction, it isn’t officially winter in the city without a skate around Toronto’s famous ice rink. Located just outside Toronto City Hall in Nathan Phillips Square, bring your family and friends to skate under the sparkling lights this holiday season. Skate rentals are also available at the rink. Visit their website for more information on skate rental hours and rates: http://nathanphillipssquareskaterentals.com/.
3. Christmas at Black Creek
Travel to the 1800’s and experience Christmas like the early settlers did in Ontario at Black Creek Pioneer Village. A perfect spot to visit for the whole family filled with old-fashioned fun for all ages. Enjoy a day exploring the village and indulge in their traditional meals and treats, hop on a wagon tour and visit jolly old St. Nick! Founded in 1960, Black Creek Pioneer Village is a historic site that recreates rural Ontario life as it was in the 1800s with over forty genuine nineteenth century buildings and a variety of activities.