Villages and cities across the province are getting dressed in garland and lights for the holiday season.

You can fill up on some heart-warming cheer at these small Christmas towns near Toronto.

Brimming with twinkling displays and cozy vibes, these spots belong on the front of a holiday card.

Explore quaint shops and boutiques, and sip hot cocoa at local cafes for the perfect seasonal road trip.

Bundle up and take a stroll through some of these festive towns near the city.


Address: Unionville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Live out your Gilmore Girls dreams by spending the holidays in real-life Stars Hollow. Enjoy the twinkling lights and stop by the Old Firehall Confectionery for some festive goodies.

St. Jacobs

When: November 12, 2020 - December 24, 2020

Address: St. Jacobs, ON

Why You Need To Go: St. Jacobs Sparkles lights up the town every year, and you can enjoy local shopping in a dazzling village.

Village Square Burlington

Address: 418 Pearl St., Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: Nestled in the heart of Burlington, this village of winding cobblestone streets and shops is loaded with holiday decor.


Address: Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: Situated along a rushing river, this historic town is like stepping into a snowglobe. 


Address: Paris, ON

Why You Need To Go: Voted, 'the Prettiest Little Town in Canada', Paris is especially magical during the holiday season. Brimming with cafes and boutiques, it's the perfect place to Christmas shop.


Address: Galt, ON

Why You Need To Go: Loaded with European charm, Galt is a great spot to enjoy the snow and snap some stunning photos.


Address: Erin, ON

Why You Need To Go: This adorable main street will have you humming Christmas songs as you explore the shops and cafes.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.



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