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5 things to do in the GTA this Holiday Season

Don’t look now but Christmas is upon us, let’s get out and make the most of this holiday season before it passes us by!

If you’re looking for something to do with either your family or significant other during the upcoming weeks, you’ll be happy to hear that you won’t have to look far to find some top-shelf entertainment.

Here are five things to do in the GTA this Christmas season:

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square

If you’re interested in having a romantic evening in the city, skating at Nathan Phillips Square is a great complement to a fancy dinner downtown. And the best part is, it’s completely free!  Don’t own skates? R ent them at the rink. Skate sharpening is also available on location.

See a live performance

Those who prefer to spend their time indoors as opposed to outside should consider checking out one of the numerous live performances that are set to take place across the city this Holiday season.

If you’re into ballet, it’s tough to top The Nutcracker, which ranks as one of the top Christmas shows in the city year after year.

Disney on Ice and A Christmas Carol are also both excellent choices. Be sure to look for tickets sooner rather than later, as a number of shows across the GTA are already sold out.

Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

The Toronto Christmas Market has quickly built a name for itself over the past several years, developing into a must-see event during the Holiday season.

Located in the heart of the city in the Distillery District, the Christmas Market is accessible for those who live in the suburbs, making it a top choice for out-of-town residents.

Spend your time trying out some tasty food and warm beverages, or just take in the beautiful lights and scenery. It’s also a good place to go shopping if you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas.

skiing in the GTA

Go skiing

It may come as a surprise to many, but there are actually ski hills in the city of Toronto. Earl Bales Park and Centennial Park are both nearby resorts to take the family for a day. Even better, both come at an incredibly affordable price.

Sure, there are definitely bigger and better hills if you venture outside of the GTA, but it’s tough to complain when an all-day pass is just $34.

Festival of Carols

If you consider yourself to be a Christmas Carol enthusiast, you’ll be happy to hear that a performance exists in the city that will be right up your alley.

Located at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, the Festival of Carols is the perfect way to bring in the Holiday cheer.  The event runs from December 5-6th, so don’t wait to buy your tickets.