10 Great Seasonal Events and Activities in the GTA

The holiday season can be a busy time of year, but make sure to take some time to relax and have fun with family and friends too.

Need some ideas on what to do? The Vetere Team has you covered with this list of great events and outdoor activities!

Distillery Winter Village

Until January 7, Click here for ticket information

Recognized as one of the must-see holiday markets anywhere in the world by Frommers and CNN Travel, the Distillery Winter Village features a plethora of seasonal delights, including carolling, live music, a chance to meet Santa, and plenty of gift shopping opportunities.

Wonka’s Sweet Escape — Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Until January 2nd

Celebrating the release of the new movie musical, “Wonka”, this world-exclusive immersive experience can only be found at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre, with photo ops, giveaways, and of course a chocolatey treat or two.

Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest

Until January 6th, see schedule at canadaswonderland.com for dates

Featuring something for everyone in your family, Canada’s Wonderland becomes a “winter wonderland” featuring live shows, light displays, themed rides, and two massive Christmas trees adorning International Street.

Outdoor Skating in and around the GTA

Various dates per rink, Click here for details.

There are literally dozens of incredible places to take part in some drop-in skating around the GTA. From the iconic Nathan Phillips Square, to the 220-metre figure-eight of the Bentway Skate Trail, to the skyline views of Riverdale Park East, there’s lots of on-ice fun to be had!

Arcadia Earth

Various dates per rink, see arcadiaearth.ca for more details

Billed as a “large-scale multi-sensory journey”, the Arcadia Earth exhibit seeks to highlight “the beauty of our planet, and the impact of human actions on the environment”, through art installations, augmented reality, virtual reality, and other interactive experiences.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

December 15–16 at 7 pm, and a matinee on the 16th at 2 pm

The classic 1992 Muppet retelling of Charles Dickens’ Christmas fable is given a symphonic boost with help of the TO Live Orchestra, who accompany a screening of the film with a live performance of its score.

Roller Express — TD West Carriageway, Union Station

Until February 4th

Not interested in hitting the ice? Union Station has you covered, with a free roller-skating experience! With a 5,500 square foot skating space, along with a trail leading into the carriageway tunnel, free skate rentals, free lessons, theme nights, and a fun retro feel, there’s something for everyone!

Hiking at Killarney Provincial Park

For more information, go to www.ontarioparks.com/park/killarney

Rounding out our list are two incredible hiking destinations. The first, Killarney Provincial Park, boasts a “645 square kilometre wilderness landscape”, with hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and incredible vistas to discover.

Toronto Art Crawl Holiday Market — Exhibition Place

December 16, 12–5 pm

This free holiday market at the Grand Bizarre features over 120 local artists and vendors, food, coffee, mulled wine, and more! A perfect way to spend an afternoon and take care of some folks on your shopping list.

Hiking at Rattlesnake Point

Reservations recommended, see conservationhalton.ca/parks/rattlesnake-point/ for more details

You might spot a snowy owl or two along the way at Rattlesnake Point, as you make your way past thousand-year-old cedar trees and breathtaking views. It’s a great spot for birding, hiking, geocaching, and more.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season

The Vetere Team wishes you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all the best for you and yours in the New Year. As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to serving your real estate needs in 2024.