The air is colder and the days are shorter, but there’s still plenty to do in the GTA at this time of year. Ditch the status quo, bundle up and check out the events we’re most looking forward to this winter.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Sick of watching the kids spend their weekends on their iPhones, or in front of the TV? Take a day trip to Stratford for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic children’s book, this production has been getting rave reviews during its limited run and is on until November 13.
Who doesn’t love tapas? Grab an apron and book a seat at the Tasty Tapas workshop with local Chef Jose Arato. Learn to make traditional spanish finger food for easy dinners or entertaining. On December 1.
Royal Winter Fair
It’s back! Head to the Royal Winter Fair at the Exhibition Place for Super Dogs, petting zoos and local food fare. Who knew you could see Ontario’s largest gourd AND do your holiday shopping all in one place? On November 4 to 13.
Kids riding the York-Durham Heritage Railway this winter will get a special treat. On Saturday and Sunday, select trains departing Uxbridge Station are officially Santa Trains. Your hour-long ride includes a visit from the man in red, photo ops and a festive gift bag. On November 26 to December 18.
Distillery District Christmas Market
Have you ever seen the Gooderham & Worts sign lit-up in twinkle lights? Head to Toronto’s Distillery District for its annual Christmas Market. Based on the European tradition, the market includes tons of vendors, roasted nuts, mulled wine and activities for every age group. On November 20 to December 20.
Toronto Green Market (Holiday Edition)
We’re all about going green. So we were thrilled to see the Toronto Green Market is hosting a Holiday Edition. Don’t waste your December in a crowded mall. Shop local, sustainable goods from 50 of the GTA’s finest green makers all in one place. On December 11.
St. Lawrence Market Old Town Food Tour
Finally, an event you can really sink your teeth into. The St. Lawrence Market Old Town Food Tour celebrates that institution’s 200 year history. Check out some of the market’s oldest butchers, eat the freshest pastries in the city and learn how the market shaped Toronto’s food culture. Runs Tuesdays to Fridays until December 31.