Toronto offers many events and celebrations across the city this 2016 holiday season. Here are a few of the best events going on until the end of December. Keep Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services in mind to transport you in the style and comfort of our limousines to and from any of these events, as well as for your own personal seasonal celebrations. Seasons Greetings from all of us here at Global Alliance.
Toronto Christmas Market at Distillery Historic District
In its seventh year in 2016, Toronto’s largest and most magical holiday market takes over the Distillery Historic District from November 18th until December 22nd. Consistently ranked by travel guides and websites as one of the world’s best traditional Christmas markets, the Toronto Christmas Market occupies the brick environs of the Distillery every day of the week (besides Monday), with caroling and stage performances, special food and retail booths, family rides and attractions, lights and decorations displays, beer gardens, and plenty of warm drinks to keep the festive revelers warm as they soak in the cheer. The best part is that the whole thing is free during the week and only $6 after 5 pm on Friday and on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday December 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm, Historic Fort York celebrates the festive season with family activities and merchants selling artisanal, heritage-inspired products and unique gifts. Standard admission to the site is charged for this event.
Beginning November 19th and continuing until December, Holiday Magic suffuses the fashionable Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood once again this year. Lighting displays, window displays, and whimsical decorations transform Bloor-Yorkville into a winter wonderland. Neighbourhood vendors offer a host of events and promotions, including the 12 Trees of Christmas exhibition at the Gardiner Museum, which focuses on sustainability and recycled materials this year.
Christmas by Lamplight at Black Creek Pioneer Village
For the first three Saturdays evenings in December (3rd, 10th & 17th from 6 pm to 9:30 pm), Black Creek Pioneer Village presents the comforting glow of a traditional rural Christmas evening by the light of candles, lamps, and hearth-fires. Seasonal decorations adorn the historically restored homes and workshops of the village, traditional carols, choirs, and folk music fill the air, with festive foods and crafts available as well. The program is also offered with dinner at the Half Way House Restaurant and Canada West Room at the Village (although the seatings currently offered are all sold out). Tickets are on sale for around $30.
The National Ballet of Canada – The Nutcracker
The National Ballet of Canada presents its annual holiday production of Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s famed, fantastical Christmas ballet classic. Performances run from December 10th to 31st at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, with tickets starting at $25.