What: Holiday Open House
Where: Toronto Botanical Gardens
When: Thursday Decemeber 4, 12:00pm – 9:00pm
IT'S A FESTIVE OCCASION!
What: Strolling Performers bring Holiday Magic to Winterfest on Toronto's Waterfront
Where: Queen's Quay Terminal
When: Saturday December 13, Sunday December 14 & Saturday December 20 | Sunday December 21, 12pm – 3pm
Queen’s Quay Terminal will be full of holiday magic during Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront. Keep an eye out for the Lollipop Princess (Dec 13, 14, 20) or the Candy Cane Princess (Dec 21 only), whose dresses are made of tasty treats that will be distributed to the kids. Watch the balloon artist create masterpieces or have your face painted by the sensational face painter. Explore a new world of magic as Orion the Magician takes you out of reality and into the Art of Magic, a world of mystery, intrigue, laughter and fantasy..
What: The Polar Express 3D – A Family Favourites Presentation
Where: PArticipating Cineplex Theatres (See locations list here)
When: Saturday, Decemeber 13, 11am At Select THea
It doesn't matter where the train is going. What matters is deciding to get on.
Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards the mysterious train that waits for him–The Polar Express.
Based on the classic Christmas story by Chris Von Allsburg.
Cost: $2.50 per person
What: Meet a Real Sledding Dog Team
Where: Purina Pawsway, 245 Queens Quay W., Outdoor Front Patio.
When: Saturday, December 13, Sunday, December 14 (11am-5pm) & Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21 (11am-5pm)
This is your chance to meet and have your picture taken with a real dog sledding team during Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront! Visitors will be able to have a quick ‘pat and chat’ with Tanya Hawley and her authentic sled dogs and see various items used in dog sledding! Visit www.pawsway.ca for more details. Location: 245 Queens Quay W., Outdoor Front Patio. FREE!
More Info: www.pawsway.ca
What: Winterfest on Toronto's Waterfront
Where: Toronto's Waterfront
When: Saturday December 13/ Sunday December 14 & Saturday December 20/ Sunday December 21, (times vary by event)
Some of the highlights include:
• Join Santa and his elves for the 9th Annual Santa Cruise aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Northern Spirit or enjoy their first-ever Santa Brunch Cruise.
• Pets can also get in on the action for Pet Photos with Santa at PawsWay.
• Catch the Ultimutts Stunt Dog Show, a one-of-a-kind comedy stunt dog show showcasing more than 50 incredible and hilarious stunts and tricks in PawsWay.
• Have your picture taken with a real dog sledding team at PawsWay.
•Drop by Queen’s Quay Terminal to enjoy making crafts with recycled and natural materials.
• Enchanted by the smash hit musical Frozen? Meet and sing-along with your favourite princesses and their best friend, Kristof in Queen's Quay Terminal.
• Explore a new world of magic with Orion the Magician in Queen's Quay Terminal
More Details: For a complete schedule of activities, CLICK HERE.
What: Toronto Christmas Market
Where: The Distillery District
When: Tuesday to Friday, 12noon to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 9pm – Until Dec 21.
A Christmas market is a street market which celebrates the traditional sights, sounds and scents of Christmas and is staged during the weeks leading up to Christmas. These markets originated in Germany, beginning in the early 1400's, and are now being held in countries all over the world.
There is a ton to see and do with your family cinluding Santa's House, Carolers, Lifesize gingerbread house, shopping, food vendors, hot chocolate, a free Kinder Smile booth, ferris wheel, carousel and more. A must see.
Cost: Entry is FREE, cost inside varies depending on vendor.
More Details: http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/activities.html