If you aren’t booked solid these last days before Christmas, here a few fun things you can do to brighten your mood and entertain the kids!
Head to the Holiday Fair
It’s the final weekend for the Holiday Fair in Square at Nathan Phillips Square. Combining part Christmas market, part winter carnival, the Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone including an open-air artisan village, with over 50 vendors selling unique gifts and special treats. Visitors can grab something delicious from one of Toronto’s best food trucks and enjoy their snack in the fireside lounge or stop by Jackson-Triggs Polar Point, the outdoor bar serving mulled wine and other seasonal favourites. There’s fun for the whole family with the winter midway, the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink, live entertainment, and visits from Santa on weekends.
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
Lace up and skate down the 8 in the Six at the Bentway Trail. The frosty temps and glorious sunshine make lacing up a true winter joy. And now Toronto families have a new spot to express their inner Elvis Stojko as the The Bentway skating trail underneath the Gardiner Expressway opens on Dec 21.
The Bentway’s unique figure-eight skate trail opens for its second season on December 21, 2018. Just in time for the holidays!
Skate rentals and skating lessons will be offered again this year, there will be curated food and beverage options on select dates, and an expanded winter village full of snuggly blankets, warming lounges, and fire pits.
- The Bentway Skate Trail, 250 Fort York Blvd, Toronto
An interactive pop-up experience that exudes all things HAPPY on tour! Sure to brighten up even your darkest day. The immersive series of themed installations, literally called Happy Place, is comprised of activities designed to make museum-goers smile.
The 20,000-square-foot space has 13 rooms filled with mood-boosting sights. Jared Paul, founder of Happy Place, said in a press release. “To make this dream come true, we set out on a journey to create a special place filled with smiles and laughter for all.”
245 Queens Quay W, Toronto