Looking for something to do this month? We’ve got your go-to guides of fun things to do in Etobicoke!

Looking for some exciting events to attend this holiday season? Fortunately, you don’t have to go far to have fun as our local area has plenty to offer. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of ten fun things to do in Etobicoke over the holidays. Let’s jump right in!

1.Fresh Christmas Trees at Tom’s Dairy Freeze

Christmas Tree's at Tom's Dairy Freeze

When: 10 am – 9 pm Daily

Where: 630 The Queensway Etobicoke (just west of Park Lawn )

Toms isn’t just popular in the summer! Christmas Trees have arrived at Toms Dairy Freeze!!  Choose from a variety of locally grown Ontario Christmas trees ranging from 3ft to 14ft. -Fraser Firs / Balsam Firs / Scotch Pine / White Firs / Blue Spruce / Colorado Spruce / White Pine. 

2. Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade

Etobicoke Santa Clause Parade

When: Saturday, December 7th, 10 am

Where: 9 Dwight Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1G9

An awesome parade to attend is the Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade in New Toronto, an event that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Not only will you be able to see Santa, but you’ll also have the opportunity to skate with him! Also, check out Ninth St South of Lakeshore. They really put on a beautiful display for the season.

3.  Old fashion Christmas at Pioneer Village


Pioneer Village Christmas

When: Various dates in December

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North

Price: $15 for adults age 15-59, $11 for children age 5-14, $12 for students and seniors

Ever wondered what Christmas wonderland would look like in year gone by? If so, then you should definitely bring your family to Family Christmas Weekends over at Black Creek Pioneer Village and discover the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas. Black Creek Pioneer Village will also be a home to other festive events this December such as Storytime with Santa, Sunday Christmas Dinners, and Christmas by Lamplight. Visit their website to learn more.

4. The Sounds of Christmas

The Sounds of Christmas - The Ontario POPS

When: Saturday, December 14th, 8 pm

Where: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9A 3C1

Price: $25

If you want to make this holiday season even more special, then you may want to check out the It’s Christmas Concert by the Ontario Pops Orchestra over at Humber Valley United Church. Evoke the Christmas spirit with legendary pieces for the entire family to enjoy.

5. Aurora Winter Festival – Ontario Place


Aurora Winter Festival - Ontario Place

When: Up until Sunday, January 5th 2020

Where: Ontario Place

Price: $12.99 – $19.99

Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the northern lights, the Aurora Winter Festival features entertainment and interactive experiences that will delight people of all ages and backgrounds.

Highlights will include:

  • An outdoor ice-skating pond;
  • Santa’s workshop, where children will engage in creative crafts and see St. Nick himself; carnival rides;
  • Rides including the Ferris Wheel, Carousel, + new rides and games!
  • A tube park with a 170-foot-long slide covered in artificial snow;
  • Main Street, lined with over 50+ Christmas-inspired market vendors.

6. White Christmas with Advocats Big Band

White Christmas - Advocats Big Band

When: Saturday, December 21 , 6pm – 11:30pm

Where: Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, ON M8X 1G5

Price: $25

The Advocats Big Band has entertained Toronto audiences for almost three decades with its repertoire of some of the most beloved big band music spanning the past 70 years.

Come out and join us for a wonderful evening of dining and dancing at The Old Mill Toronto as we celebrate the warmth of the Holiday Season with some of your favourite festive songs.

7.Glow Gardens Toronto

Toronto Glow Gardens

When: Up to Jan. 4th 2020

Where: The Toronto Congress Centre – North Building, 1020 Martin Grove Rd, Etobicoke


Bring together the people you love to stroll, laugh and play under the twinkle of half a million lights. Explore interactive light sculptures, Stroll under 50,000 lights, Shop for unique gifts from 20+ local vendors, Enjoy delicious treats from local food trucks and breweries.

It’s perfect for those colder days. It’s all the magic and wonder of an outdoor festival, hosted inside a cozy and spacious venue.

8. Knitted & Baked Goods Sale at Islington Seniors’ Centre

Baked Goods at Islington's Senior Centre

When: Saturday, December 8th, 9am – 12pm

Where: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas Street West Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B7

If you are looking for a place to buy Christmas gifts for your loved ones, then the knitted and baked goods sale over at Islington Seniors’ Centre is where you want to be. They have mitts, hats, blankets, and slippers, as well as homemade baking.

9. Holiday Farmers’ Market at Montgomery’s Inn

Holiday Farmers’ Market at Montgomery's Inn

When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2pm – 7pm

Where: Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A8

The Holiday Farmers’ Market in the lovely historic setting of Montgomery’s Inn is a perfect opportunity for you to buy some delightful foodie gifts and seasonal treats while enjoying festive seasonal music. Fresh bread from the Inn’s bake oven, local winter vegetables, sweets, and meat are just some of the items you’ll find at the market.

10. Visit with Santa at Cloverdale Mall

Visit with Santa at Cloverdale Mall

When: Daily November 17th – December 24th, times vary

Where: Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall Toronto, ON M9B 3Y8

Price: Santa Photo Packages are available starting at $13 including taxes

If you want to make this wonderful time of the year even more special for your children, then meeting Santa is definitely a way to go. Just choose a time that suits your family best, and your children will be enjoying the company of the jolliest man around. If Sherway is your mall of preference, not to worry, Santa will be there too!

As always, there are tons of fun things to do in Etobicoke! Whatever you decide to get up to, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, from your ThompsonSells team!

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