Christmas is just around the corner, and already the streets are filled with snow and holiday cheer. Many festivals and markets are now beginning to open their doors for the season, and they look more magical than ever. Sadly, the holidays always go by quickly, and with so much to do and see, it's time to start planning your festive bucket list. Explore enchanting events across the province with friends, family, or a loved one this winter. These Ontario Christmas events and markets will have your heart growing two sizes.\nOntario is one of the best places to be during the holiday season.\nWith sparkling snowflakes covering the ground and a flurry of festive activities, there's no time to binge-watch Christmas movies all day.\nSeveral attractions have just recently opened for the season, such as the iconic Toronto Christmas Market.\nOntario is also getting some brand new holiday events this year.\nCanada's Wonderland will be transforming into a wintery village worthy of the North Pole with its very first WinterFest.\nYou'll be able to explore a whole new version of the amusement park and fill up on all the festive food imaginable.\nThe Ottawa Christmas Market is also a new event to check out. This charming attraction will whisk you away to the streets of Europe with its twinkling lights and local vendors.\n\nOttawa Christmas Market\nPrice: Free\nWhen: November 29, 2019 - December 22, 2019\nAddress: 1015 Bank St., Ottawa, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Ottawa's very first European-style Christmas market will whisk you away to a charming winter wonderland filled with baked goods and holiday magic.\n View this post on Instagram EMOJI VOTE: What's the best holiday beverage—hot chocolate ☕, mulled wine 🍷 or eggnog 🥛?⠀ ⠀ (Fear not, we'll have all three at the #ottawaxmasmarket presented by TD!)⠀ ⠀ #ottawamarket #casinolacleamyplaza #lansdownelive #myottawa #ottcity #apt613 #ottawalife #ottawaliving #shopottawa #shop613 #shoplocal613 #ottawaevents #yowstyle #ottawaeats #613style #ottawa #ottawafarmersmarket #madeinottawa #ottawamakers #madeinontario #ottawaphoto #yow #narcitycanada #exploreontario #igersottawa #ottawafashion #ottawatourism #christmasmarket #ottfoodies A post shared by Ottawa Christmas Market (@ottawa.xmas.market) on Nov 13, 2019 at 5:02pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWinter Festival Of Lights\nPrice: Free\nWhen: November 16, 2019 - January 12, 2020\nAddress: 6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Wander through over three million lights and see giant glimmering installations at this massive illuminated festival.\n View this post on Instagram Fun Fact: Our Winter Festival of Lights features over 2 Million lights! Come check us out November 3rd - January 31st! #wfol #visitniagara #niagarafalls #winter #vibrantcity #illuminations #winterseason #funfactfriday #winterfestivaloflights #snowglow #fireworks A post shared by Winter Festival of Lights (@winterfestivaloflights) on Sep 21, 2018 at 12:59pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nVillage Noel\nPrice: Free\nWhen: November 21, 2019 - November 23, 2019\nAddress: 324 Whitewood Ave., New Liskeard, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: This enchanting New France themed market has tons of local vendors and unique activities such as an axe-throwing competition. \n View this post on Instagram 🍁🍁🍁 A post shared by CAMILA 💃🏻 (@cammils) on Nov 23, 2018 at 12:43pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nWinterFest\nPrice: Starting at $21.99\nWhen: November 22, 2019 - December 31, 2019\nAddress: 1 Canada's Wonderland Dr., Vaughan, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Explore this brand new winter festival with a glassy ice rink and tons of festive treats. \n\n \n \n \n \n \n Canada's Wonderland | Facebook\n \n \n \nWebsite\n\n\nChristkindl\nPrice: Free\nWhen: December 5, 2019 - December 8, 2019\nAddress: 200 King St. W. Kitchener, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: This German-style Christmas Market will have you feeling merry as you explore local booths and sip a hot Glühwein. \n View this post on Instagram I love being German around Christmas time bc we can drink lots of hot, spiced wine in cute lil mugs at 11am and nobody thinks it's too early to drink in public. 🎅🍷😌 A post shared by Bree Klinger (@breeklinger) on Dec 24, 2017 at 7:33pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nThe Polar Express \nPrice: $52 - $92\nWhen: November 21, 2019 - December 21, 2019\nAddress: 50 Isabella St., St Jacobs, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: Wear your pajamas and sip hot chocolate on this real-life Polar Express.\n View this post on Instagram Santa arrives in just 4 days!!! We can’t wait to kick off The Santa Train experiences THIS SATURDAY! 🎅 We can’t wait to give you and your family that up close and personal Santa Claus experience! It will be fun for all ages! Tickets for the November Santa Train rides are only $24.99! 🚂 Visit www.waterloocentralrailway.com to purchase your tickets! A post shared by Waterloo Central Railway (@waterloocentralrailway) on Nov 12, 2019 at 4:50am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nAlight At Night \nPrice: $12 - $16\nWhen: November 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020\nAddress: 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: The Upper Canada Village is transforming into a Christmas wonderland filled with twinkling lights, toy train rides, and a vintage merry-go-round.\n View this post on Instagram #christmaslighting🎄✨ A post shared by Tasfia Sakura Hossain👩🏻🎨📸 (@tasfia.s) on Dec 25, 2018 at 12:23am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nNutcracker Christmas\nPrice: $32.50 per adult\nWhen: TBA\nAddress: 1 Austin Ter., Toronto, ON \nWhy You Need To Go: See the castle transformed into an enchanting winter fortress with sparkling installations and tons of festive decor.\n View this post on Instagram Day 16 of 25: This month, make sure to check out all the holiday magic at @casalomatoronto during "A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle." Casa Loma will also be hosting a toy drop off location for the @cp24chumchristmaswish with one dollar from each adult admission during the month of December donated to the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish Foundation! ... ... Have you been to Casa Loma before? #travelanthropy A post shared by ANNA | Fundraiser & Advocate (@mytravelanthropy) on Dec 16, 2018 at 5:42pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nToronto Christmas Market\nPrice: Free during weekdays, $8 - $30 per person on weekends\nWhen: November 14, 2019 - December 22, 2019\nAddress: 373 Front St. E., Toronto, ON\nWhy You Need To Go: One of the most anticipated events of the season, the Christmas Market is filled with festive magic. Wander through the historic Distillery District, and see it transformed into a holiday dreamland.\n View this post on Instagram Merry Christmas, everyone! 😘🎄💫 . This will be my final post until after Christmas has passed as I plan to spend the next 48 hours relaxing and taking in every moment I can with loved ones 🙏🏼 . May your holiday be filled with joy, love, and lots of bubbly 🍾 . And for those who have had a difficult year this year — who have experienced loss, pain, or trauma of any kind, I pray that you know peace this holiday season. It can be overwhelming and feel next to impossible to even think of joy during times of devastation and heartache... but please take care of yourself and always know you are never alone ♥️ . Love always, Lily x . . . 📷// @allthingscoveted A post shared by LILY ✈ TRAVEL (@lilyslensonlife) on Dec 24, 2018 at 6:39am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.