Five Free Toronto Christmas Activities

Sticking to free festivities this holiday season doesn’t make you a scrooge. There’s plenty of merry to be had at any of these no-cost Christmas events happening in Toronto this December.

Declute Light Up the Beach

November 30th, 2018

Keep cosy with free hot chocolate on Friday, November 30th as Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood lights up the beach boardwalk with 80,000 twinkling lights.

Leuty Avenue at the boardwalk 

Natrel Rink

Open now! 

Set against the best view of the lake, Harbourfront’s Natrel Pond has free skating every day in December, with deejayed weekend events. Hot drinks and snacks are available inside, and there’s helmet and skate rentals available at the kiosk downstairs.

Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Merry Moose Market

December 2, 2018

Combining Norwegian flair with Toronto soul, on December 2nd, the Moose celebrates the coziness that makes living in the north during the holidays so magical. Local vendors, live music, games, and art projects. Kid friendly, dog friendly & accessible. Free admission and parking!

4 Carlaw Avenue, #Unit #7, Toronto

Sounds of the Season

December 7, 2018

On Friday, December 7th, the CBC broadcasting centre will be filled with holiday cheer and kids activities for their annual Sounds of the Season event. Come down and watch the broadcasting of your favourite CBC programs. Visitors are asked to bring non-perishable food items, to donate online or by phone. to the Food Bank.

Toronto Christmas Market

Open now! 

Free (and less crowded) on weekdays, attractions at this European-inspired market at the Distillery include daily caroling and sing-alongs with Santa’s elves, a ferris wheel, Santa’s village, holiday gift booths, and piping hot snacks, including hot chocolate, schnitzel, waffles, roasted chestnuts and more. Bonus: Parents will love the mulled wine.  

55 Mill Street, Toronto 


Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter is a writer and editor, living in Toronto. She loves baking apple crisps and fruit pies, napping on a blanket at the beach, running on the shore, and camping out in the living room for fried chicken picnics.

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