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T'is the season to be jolly, but it can also be the season to be feeling broke due to all the Christmas shopping and events. If you want to get in the holiday spirit without blowing your budget, you can enjoy these eight free activities around Toronto that are filled with festive cheer.

From skating rinks to festivals, these events will have you and your wallet feeling jolly.

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You can add some extra sparkle to your Christmas season by heading to this dazzling light trail near Toronto. Filled with twinkling displays and animated installations, this event will fill you with cheer.

The Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights is an immersive light festival taking place until January 1, 2023. The annual event transforms Elgin Park into a sparkling winter wonderland, and you can walk or drive through this holiday extravaganza.

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You can visit the North Pole right here in Ontario and it's so magical that a Netflix Christmas movie was filmed there.

Santa's Village in Bracebridge has a Santafest holiday celebration and while you visit you can see spots where the Netflix movie The Knight Before Christmas was filmed. You can enjoy extra Christmas activities and spot movie locations on select dates until December 23.

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If you're looking for something fun to do around Toronto but don't want to blow you budget, then this new holiday pop-up might be worth a visit.

Share Joy is an immersive experience by farmer-owned co-operative Gay Lea Foods happening at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga. The pop-up is running until December 22, and it's completely free to visit.

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You don't have to go too far to experience a little taste of London this holiday season. This hidden spot near Toronto will whisk you off to the U.K., and no passport is needed.

Village Square in Burlington is a community of local shops including restaurants, cafes, and more. The area is situated a walk away from Spencer Smith park and the waterfront.

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