Best time to go to Toronto

Christmas Lights 2020-2021

Witness the city transform into a fairy-tale


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Cold winters in Toronto are always compensated with lots of warm Christmas lights and festive decorations all over the city. The Christmas season gives you a chance to see Toronto sparkling and glowing like never before. The Toronto Christmas Market is undoubtedly the epicentre of all holiday activities and the brightest spot in the city.

Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery District (November–December, dates TBA)

The beautiful Distillery Historic District lights up from mid-November till Christmas Eve, during Toronto Christmas Market, hypnotizing visitors with festive displays, thousands of light strings above the streets, twinkling chalets, and fluorescent ornaments. Besides, a cup of mulled wine will provide you with the warmth to continue the stroll through the festive streets and enjoy Toronto Christmas Lights.

Christmas Market at the Distillery District in Toronto 2020
Christmas Market at the Distillery District in Toronto
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Cavalcade of Lights (November 28, 2020)

During the Cavalcade of Lights, Nathan Phillips Square shows off some impressive Christmas displays. Try nighttime skating surrounded by twinkling lights and enjoy the view of the Toronto’s main Christmas tree. Drink some hot chocolate and enjoy live music at a local holiday fair.

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Nathan Phillips Square
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Annual Tree Lighting at CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Toronto Eaton's Centre features the largest Christmas Tree in the city, 100 feet tall. The dazzling light displays are worth checking out.

Eaton's x'mas tree with crystal ornaments 2020
Eaton's x'mas tree with crystal ornaments
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Nutcracker Christmas Nights at Casa Loma

Casa Loma is a unique winter wonderland castle in Toronto, covered with twinkling lights and massive decorations. During Nutcracker Christmas Nights, Casa Loma features several designer Christmas trees, a stunning fountain of lights, and unique displays.

Illuminite at Yonge-Dundas Square

Yonge-Dundas Square is all dressed up and ready for the holidays! Yonge-Dundas’ magical tree lighting ceremony is one of the favourite holiday events during Illuminite, with live entertainment, a 360-degree panorama, and 52,000 LED Christmas tree.

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Yonge-Dundas Square
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Christmas Lights in Financial District

The Financial District also fully transforms with avant-garde displays at Brookfield Place, and at First Canadian Place. Enjoy decorated trees by the Commerce Court making your way to the TD Centre, with two massive Christmas trees.