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The festive season is upon us with so many things to see and do! Finding the right merry activity for your family and friends can be challenging, not to mention time consuming. That’s where Driftscape comes in!

With the Driftscape app, you can now explore over 2000 hidden gems through this festive month and into 2020! This includes places, tours, events and much more.

Here is our list of merry events to enjoy this December with your local guide - Driftscape.


Date: November 22nd – January 4th

Stroll under 50,000 lights while you shop for unique gifts and enjoy delicious treats at Christmas Glow. This playground of interactive features will entertain kids for hours, while Glow’s illuminated sculptures are the perfect backdrop for selfies and holiday family photos. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside a cozy and spacious venue.

Admission: To $22.99, From $16.99


Date: November 22nd – January 5th

Explore a magical winter wonderland at the Aurora Winter Festival. For the 2nd consecutive year, CNE has transformed Ontario Place West Island into a spectacular celebration of light and adventure. This magical winter wonderland features four distinct mystical worlds for guests to explore, as well as enchanting characters, stunning light installations, fabulous food experiences, marketplaces, amusement rides and more. 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.

Admission: To $19.99, From $12.99


Date: November 23rd – January 5th

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and aromas of a Victorian Christmas. This 14 day saga is an opportunity to toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats while you admire the Victorian Christmas tree. Colborne Lodge is one of 10 Toronto History Museums which explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet.

Admission: Children $5, Youths $7, Adults $8, Seniors $7


Date: November 30th – January 5th

Experience two different eras of Christmas at Todmorden Mills as you explore the holiday traditions of the 1890s and wartime Toronto of the 1940s. Enjoy festive sips and tastes of white gingerbread and Victorian fruitcake in historic homes decorated for the season, create a take-home craft, and cloves to the pomander in the Helliwell House kitchen, and sample jellied cranberry salad and wartime orange-glazed fruitcake in the 1940s Cottage.

Admission: Children $4.42, Youths $6.19, Adults $7.08, Seniors $6.19


Date: December 7th – December 23rd

Toronto Holiday Market Christmas Fair in the Square 2019 is 4th annual largest holiday fair. Located in the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square combines the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival. Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.

Admission: FREE


Date: December 17th

Indulge in the sweet nostalgia of Christmas with a memorable evening of joyous carols and tales, both heartfelt and light-hearted. Add festive spirit to the coldest of winter nights in a land of snow, skates and sleighs at Grace Church on-the-Hill with this Orpheus holiday favourite not to be missed!

Admission: Students $20, Adults $45, Seniors $35


Date: December 27th – December 31st

Take your kids for some festive fun as they sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves or allspice, pound sugar and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800's gingerbread recipe at the Fort York National Historic kitchen!

Admission: Children $5.3, Adults $12.4, Youths $7.1, Seniors $8.85 (plus HST). This event is free with general admission.

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*To view further details/open links please click through a mobile browser. Events listed above have been listed by Driftscape content partners such as Events Toronto, Ontario Place and CNE



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