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8 Festive Dates In Toronto That Are Perfect If You Love Holiday Magic

Add some extra sparkle to your next romantic outing!
8 Festive Dates In Toronto That Are Perfect If You Love Holiday Magic

Throw on your matching ugly sweaters, because you can indulge in some holiday romance at Toronto's Christmas date spots.

These enchanting places are perfect for spending time with that special someone while getting in the holiday spirit.

From twinkling trails to cozy movie nights, the city has no shortage of Christmas cheer.

Sip the day away with themed cocktails, or glide past snowy trees on a picturesque ice rink.

Add some extra sparkle to your next romantic outing at these festive places.

Editor's Choice: 8 Enchanting Spots To Holiday Shop In Ontario If You Want To Avoid Malls

Sip Festive Cocktails

Price: TBA

When: November 20 - December 26, 2020

Address: 28 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Miracle's festive bar will add a sprinkle of magic to your next date. Sip themed cocktails like the Christmapolitan in a holiday wonderland.

Snuggle Up At A Movie Under The Stars

Price: $10 per person in 1 car

Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto ON

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy festive films like The Polar Express and The Muppet Christmas Carol from the comfort of your car at the Ontario Place drive-in theatre.

Wander Through The Holiday Street Market

Price: $9.99 per adult

When: Select days from December 5 - 24, 2020

Address: 9350 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore a brand new holiday market by Street Eats, complete with a twinkling tunnel and marshmallow roasting stations.

Drive Through A Twinkling Wonderland

Price: $29.95+ per vehicle

When: November 20th, 2020 – January 4th, 2021

Address: 10080 Kennedy Rd., Markham, ON

Why You Need To Go: Journey Into Enchantment will take you and your date on a dazzling 1.6-km route filled over a million lights.

Glide Past Snow-Capped Trees

Price: Free

When: Planned opening on December 12, 2020

Address: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take your favourite person on a weekend date to the Evergreen Brick Works picturesque rink. You can drift past snowy trees and warm up with steaming drinks afterwards.

Visit A Charming Holiday Market

Price: $22.20 + per adult, includes Zoo admission

When: Select days from November 20 - December 23, 2020

Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Toronto Zoo's Holiday Marketplace will transform the courtyard into a festive paradise. Enjoy food, drinks, and local shopping together at this spot.

Get Festive At Stackt

Price: TBA

When: November 17, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Address: 28 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Stackt Market will transport you to a winter wonderland this season, and you can sip wine in a yurt, find the perfect Christmas tree, and more.

Dine In A Holiday Paradise

Price: Prices vary

When: Until December 26, 2020

Address: 373 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Peter Pan Bistro has transformed into a charming holiday market, and you can dine beside a giant Christmas tree or shop for unique goodies.

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.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

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