Toronto Events For December 2021
November 30, 2021
Toronto has so much to offer this December, from the Journey Into Enchantment, to the Dino Holiday. Check out our list below and plan your Toronto events itinerary planned out in advance!
Journey Into Enchantment (November 25th-January 8th)
After a sold out Holiday event last year, Journey into Enchantment is back with a bigger, brighter and over the top Christmas festival! Visit us this Holiday season for a family fun filled drive-thru festival! Experience the magic of over 2 million of unique light decorations, 3D interactive displays, and musical lights while safely driving through a 2 km route right in the comfort of your own vehicle!
Most importantly, you can do all of this while also supporting Toronto SickKids, Toronto Animal services and Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer – OPACC.
North Pole Light Up Express ( November 26th- December 30th)
All aboard! YDHR is thrilled to announce that the beloved Christmas story is coming to life in Uxbridge, Ontario from November 26th—December 30th.
Before boarding the magical North Pole Light Up Express, a magical story comes to life starting in our Enchanted Christmas Tent with an enchanted tree lighting ceremony. Make sure to get your Candy Cane tickets punched by the conductor as you board The North Pole Light Up Express!
Home Alone In Concert (December 3rd and 4th)
This beloved holiday favourite features renowned composer John Williams’s charming and delightful score performed live to picture by the TSO. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Also starring Catherine O’Hara and John Candy, and nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (“Somewhere in My Memory”), Home Alone is hilarious and heart-warming fun for the entire family!
Taste of Iceland (December 2nd-5th)
Taste of Iceland returns to Toronto! This year we are bringing a four-day festival with a full roster of complimentary events. These include the annual Reykjavík Calling concert, a film screening, and literature round table on one of Iceland’s most beloved holiday traditions — the Christmas book avalanche (Icelandic: Jólabókaflóð).
The events will be spread across different venues, offering something for everyone to experience a piece of Iceland.
Sweaters N’ Snowflakes (December 3rd-26th)
Transformed for thesecond year in a row! South West corner of Bathurst & Richmond into a Licensed social distance food & wine bar pop-up experience with a cozy holiday forest vibe located in the heart of the city.
Some nights host live acoustic music + caroling with every Friday/Saturday night after dark the holiday market hosts a live DJ!
Stream The Santa Claus Parade (December 4th)
You won’t want to miss what the 2021 Parade has in store!
See 24 larger-than life floats, spectacular marching bands, popular celebrity clowns, magical characters, and special performances by: Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Pentatonix, Tyler Shaw featuring The Tenors, Don Amero, Steven Lee Olsen, and more!
The Nutcracker Ballet (December 10th-21st)
Ballet companies the world over perform The Nutcracker during the holiday season, each with a special take on Marius Petipa’s beloved classic. The National Ballet of Canada has one of the finest versions in James Kudelka’s 1995 staging which opens at a Christmas Eve party in rural 19th century Russia. With its non-stop dancing and magnificent sets and costumes designed by Santo Loquasto, with lighting by Jennifer Tipton, The Nutcracker is an unforgettable tribute to the imagination.
Come From Away ( Starting December 15th)
Come From Away is the smash-hit musical that has taken the world by storm, with continuing sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, in London’s West End, Melbourne, and on tour across North America.
This joyous musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 airplane passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11, and the small community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.
Dino Holiday (December 17th- January 2nd)
Growing up we all dreamed of walking with the dinosaurs. Well now you can! Dino Holiday is a 50,000 sq ft indoor Theme Park consisting of over 45 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, carnival rides, games, food and so much more.
Whether you want to simply take pictures, go on thrill rides, try your luck at carnival games, or try our delicious candy floss, no matter your age there is something for everyone.
Located at the Markham Fairgrounds, Dino Holiday comes complete with a station to write letters to Santa, a pterodactyl sleigh photo op and an opportunity to meet the man himself, Santa!
Catch Up on the Latest Films and TV
Curl up with a warm cup of cocoa and spend the day with family (chosen or otherwise) watching these latest releases on Netflix.