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The Best Places To See The Holiday Lights in Toronto

Sylvia Schmidt

Enthusiasm and a zest for life are two of the driving forces behind my real estate practice – and my life...

Enthusiasm and a zest for life are two of the driving forces behind my real estate practice – and my life...

Dec 2 3 minutes read

The holidays have arrived!

Not only do I love this time of year, but I love seeing all of the gorgeous lights and decorations around town. Whether you're just visiting or have lived here for your entire life, there are a few holiday displays that you must see to get you in the holiday spirit!

1. Toronto Christmas Market | Distillery District, Toronto

A traditional European Christmas market done Toronto-style in the charming Distillery Historic District. 

2. Aurora Winter Festival | Ontario Place, Toronto

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the northern lights, the Aurora Winter Festival features entertainment and interactive experiences that will delight people of all ages and backgrounds. Highlights include an outdoor ice-skating pond; Santa's workshop, where children can engage in crafts and meet St. Nick; a ferris wheel, carousel and carnival rides; a tube park; and a Christmas market.

3. Glow Gardens | Toronto Congress Centre, Etobicoke

Stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. So many selfie opportunities here. Explore interactive light sculptures, Shop for unique gifts from 20+ local vendors, Enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks and breweries.

4. WinterFest | Canada's Wonderland, Vaughan

During WinterFest, the park will be transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland complete with uniquely themed areas, dozens of Christmas trees, millions of spectacular lights, ice-skating, live entertainment, savoury treats, exceptional artisans and craft vendors and hands-on family activities.

5. Casa Loma Nights | Toronto

A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle. Wander through the dazzling lighting display in the gardens and experience all of Casa Loma’s holiday festivities as well as an outdoor holiday Christmas Market.

6. Winter Festival of Lights | Niagara Falls

It's worth the drive to Niagara Falls for this spectacular celebration which dates back to 1982 and is Canada's largest illumination festival. Over 1.8 million people flock to Niagara Falls every year to enjoy 15 Canadian Wildlife displays, over fifty trees wrapped in lights, the world’s largest Canadian-American Flag, a light show on the Toronto Power Generating Station, the two-storey tall Zimmerman Fountain, and a visitor favourite, Noah’s Ark!

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