The most wonderful time of the year can quickly turn into the most expensive time of the year. With all the Christmas shopping, awesome events, warm weather clothing, and Starbucks lattes you can't help but indulge in, your bank account can look sadder than Scrooge himself. This holiday season, you don't have to go broke in order to have some fun. Take part in these Toronto free Christmas events so that you can start the New Year with some money to your name.
Who said you need to spend money to enjoy the holidays? Toronto offers lots of winter activities that will have you and your wallet feeling merry.
Glide across Toronto's new massive outdoor skating rink, and watch some of your favourite holiday films for free.
You can see stunning light shows and magical holiday displays that will fill you with cheer.
The Toronto Christmas Market is a must-go each season, and you can get in for no cost at all on select days.
Leave your wallet at home and head out to these festive events around the city this holiday season.
Holiday Fair In The Square
When: December 7, 2019 - December 22, 2019
Address: 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Watch themed performances, explore the Artisan Village, and have fun in the Holiday Midway.
Address: 176 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Hudson's Bay has had a festive makeover, and you can take in all the Christmas cheer for free. Explore the FAO Schwarz Pop-Up and gaze at the magnificent holiday window displays.
Evergreen Winter Village
When: November 30, 2019 - December 22, 2019
Address: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Drift along an outdoor skating rink and wander through a local market at this charming winter village.
Coach Holiday Tree and Pop-Up
When: Photobooth available on December 7 & 14, 2019
Address: 3401 Dufferin St., North York, ON
Why You Need To Go: Watch a spectacular animated Christmas tree light show and snap some pictures in a horse and carriage photo booth at Coach's Yorkdale pop-up.
Union Station Ice Rink
When: November 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Address: Union Station, 65 Front St. W. Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Glide across Toronto's brand new outdoor skating rink for some major Christmas cheer.
Toronto Christmas Market
Price: Free Tuesdays - Fridays, $8 - $12 on Friday evenings & weekends
When: November 14, 2019 - December 22, 2019
Address: 373 Front St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: It just isn't Christmas without visiting Toronto's iconic holiday market, filled with tons of delicious food and dreamy decor.
When: See calendar for dates
Address: 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Hot Docs is showing a variety of holiday classics for free this year. You can watch films like A Christmas Story, It's A Wonderful Life, and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation without opening your wallet.