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Updated Winter 2022

Toronto loves winter, and this year’s list of winter- and Holiday-themed events is bigger and better than ever. Here are some of our top picks for the snowy days to come.

Distillery Winter Village

Unquestionably one of the best holiday markets in Toronto, the Distillery Winter Village is a hot ticket in November and December that brings thousands of visitors to Toronto’s most charming neighbourhood. Explore the cobblestone streets and 19th-century buildings of this former industrial area centred around the Gooderham and Worts distillery. Thousands of twinkling lights and hundreds of public art displays turn the neighbourhood into a winter paradise while visitors roam the market with cups of mulled wine or hot chocolate in hand. Local handcrafted products make the market the perfect place to shop for stocking stuffers, while live local performers including a carolling group provide non-stop entertainment. Kids will love the Ferris wheel and merry-go-round as well as a range of family-friendly games and activities.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The Royal is the world’s largest indoor agricultural event, and offers some of the best food and entertainment in Toronto. The Royal Horse Show is a premier equestrian event, attracting athletes and visitors from around the world for a spectacular display of horsemanship from show jumping and dressage to a rodeo and an RCMP musical ride. Interactive cooking displays and food sampling, a craft beer and cider competition, music and dance performances and an artisans’ pavilion round out the offerings of this exciting early November event at historic Exhibition Place and make it one of the best places to visit in Toronto in the winter. The Strathcona Hotel offers easy transit access to this top-rated event.


This annual foodie celebration has been going strong since 2003, with increased participation from top Toronto restaurants every year. The two-week event allows guests to explore the diverse international cuisine Toronto is famous for without breaking the bank. Over 200 restaurants participate (past editions have included Toronto institutions like Auberge du Pommier and Canoe), with prix fixe lunches and dinners as well as interactive events like culinary tours and themed meals. Not just any restaurant can participate: hopefuls must be evaluated by a special commission based on pricing, quality and reviews. It’s a great way to experience high-end cuisine and visit new and notable locales, and it will give you a delicious way to spend a winter day in Toronto.

Canadian International Auto Show

The Canadian International Auto Show, an annual event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, draws in over 300,000 visitors every February, making it the biggest consumer show in the country.

Bundle up and go enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

Michelle Tye

Michelle, a vibrant and passionate Torontonian, has spent the last several years exploring the hidden gems of her beloved city and sharing her adventures through her captivating blog. As a proud resident of Toronto, Michelle has developed an insatiable curiosity for the city’s diverse culture, food scene, and unique attractions. With a keen eye for detail and a gift for storytelling, she has become an essential resource for locals and tourists alike who wish to uncover the true essence of Toronto. When Michelle isn’t blogging, you can find her sipping artisanal coffee in trendy cafes, attending cultural events, or immersing herself in the city’s thriving arts scene.