12 New Christmas Events Around Toronto You Can Experience For The First Time This Season

This season, you can experience some brand new Christmas magic at these never-before seen events around Toronto.

Shimmering ice tunnels, giant snow globes, and immersive shows will add some extra enchantment to your holidays. Put on your mittens and take a trip to some of these new attractions!

Polar Winter Festival

Price: $19.99 per adult

When: November 25 to December 26, 2021

Address: Bandshell Park, Exhibition Grounds, 210 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Polar first opened as a drive-thru experience in 2020, and this season it's back with a new walk-thru event. You can sip drinks at a frosty lounge, shop at the market, and explore an ice tunnel.

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Burlington Holiday Market

Price: Free admission

When: December 9 to 12, 2021

Address: Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you've stepped into Europe at this twinkling new market near Toronto. The cobblestone streets will glitter with lights, and you can walk through a forest of Christmas trees.

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Snow Magic

Price: $45-$65 per vehicle

When: November 12, 2021 to January 16, 2022

Address: Ontario Place's East Island, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: An all-new, immersive drive-thru is transforming Ontario Place into a winter wonderland. While it's not specifically Christmas-themed, it's full of frosty magic, and you can drive past 18 magnificent installations and even a crystal cave.

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The Immersive Nutcracker

Price: $35+ per person

When: Opens November 20, 2021

Where: 1 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can see The Nutcracker like never before at this spectacular show. Giant projections will take you right into the story for a magical experience.

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Mississauga Festival Of Trees

Price: $9.50 per adult

When: December 9 to 19, 2021

Address: 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, ON

Why You Need To Go: Complete with a culinary market, tree installations, and wood pile mosaics, this market is one to add to your holiday bucket list.

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Seasky International Light Show

Price: $24.95 + per adult

When: November 18, 2021, to February 27, 2022

Address: 10215 Montrose Rd., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a trip down a 1.5 kilometre trail filled with glowing lantern installations at this dazzling light show.

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Street Eats Holiday Market

Price: Free admission

When: Weekends, December 4 to 19, 2021

Address: 520 Progress Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get ready for tasty treats, a light show, rides, and a twinkling tunnel at this festive market.

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Java Jingle

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Price: 💸💸

When: Late November to New Year's Eve

Address: 102 Portland St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Little Sister is transforming its restaurant into a tropical Bali escape this holiday season, and you can sip themed drinks like you're on vacay.

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North Pole Light UP Express

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Price: $47.99 per adult

When: November 26 to December 30, 2021

Address: 19 Railway St., Uxbridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: This new train ride will sweep you away to the North Pole, and you can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate onboard.

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Country Bright

Country Bright

Price: $20 per adult

When: December 2, 2021, to January 2, 2022

Address: 8560 Tremaine Rd., Milton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through a historic village filled with twinkling lights, giant snow globes, and more. There will also be treats like hot chocolate and BeaverTails.

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Dino Holiday

Price: $12.50 + per person

When: December 17, 2021 to January 3, 2022

Address: 10801 McCowan Rd., Markham, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can spend the holidays in Jurassic Park at this fair, which is filled with vendors, rides, and life-sized dinosaurs.

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Fairway of Lights

Price: $25+ per adult

When: November 20, 2021 to January 30, 2022

Address: 10080 Kennedy Rd., Gormley, ON

Why You Need To Go: This illuminated walk will take you through a sparkling forest where you can discover glowing installations and more.

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