8 Toronto Spots That Will Make You Feel Like You're In New York For The Holidays
Experience the Big Apple right here in the 6ix!
There’s no denying that New York transforms into a magical Christmas hot spot over the holidays. But, if you can’t afford the airfare, don’t sweat it. With so many places like New York in Toronto, you can get those Big Apple holiday vibes right here in the 6ix.
Being in NYC when they illuminate the Christmas tree is probably on every holiday-lovers ultimate bucket list.
But an expensive trip right around the holidays is not in the budget for most of us.
Luckily we’ve got our own sparkling trees to marvel all over the city, and they definitely compare to the Rockefeller Centre tree too.
Plus, with all the money you’ll save on travel, you can indulge in special holiday treats around the city. I mean, you deserve it. You’re on vacation, after all!
From charming outdoor markets to truly breathtaking window displays, Central Park look-alikes, and so much more, you can easily convince yourself that you’re on a fabulous New York winter vacation.
So, if you find yourself in desperate need of an NYC vacay this winter, why not look to your own city to both save some cash and appreciate all we have here?
Holiday magic, here we come!
Union Station Skating Rink
When: November 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Address: Union Station, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: It may be a bit smaller, but Toronto's brand new Union Station skating rink will have you feeling like you're gliding around Wollman Rink.
Address: 1873 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy all of the Central Park vibes right here in the 6ix. A truly snowy wonderland.
Price: Free to admire
Address: 290 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Whether it's the Empire State Building or our very own CN Tower, something about visiting these iconic city staples over the holidays is so magical.
Toronto Christmas Market
Price: Free entry
When: Until December 22
Address: Distillery District, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Toronto's legendary Christmas Market is giving us serious Union Square Holiday Market vibes and we are here for it.
Four Seasons Centre
Price: Prices vary
When: December 12 until January 4
Address: 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: New York might feel like THE place to see a ballet, but the National Ballet of Canada's Nutcracker performance at Four Seasons Centre gives NYC a run for its money.
Price: Free to wander
Address: Various locations, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Hudson's Bay is honestly a holiday window-shoppers dream. In fact, it's comparable to the magical window displays on 5th Avenue.
CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Price: Free to wander
When: Holiday season
Address: 220 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Whether it's the Rockefeller Centre or the Eaton Centre, the giant Christmas trees are something to talk about.
Price: TTC fare
Address: TTC Rosedale Station stop, Yonge St. at Crescent Road, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Some of the homes around Rosedale Station have a serious New York walk-up vibe that almost feels like a scene from Gossip Girl.