November Delights: Your Guide to Exciting Toronto Events this Fall

November Delights: Your Guide to Exciting Toronto Events this Fall

The AD Film Festival (Nov 1-4)

Go on a cinematic journey that illuminates the captivating stories behind the structures and spaces that define our environment and shape our experiences at the Architecture & Design Film Festival.

Fashion Art Toronto’s 2023 (Nov. 16-19)

Fashion Art Toronto’s 2023 Fall / Winter season is set to take place in a 20,000 square foot space featuring multiple opportunities for audience interaction and designer participation including Runway Shows, Fashion Presentations and the Fashion & Beauty Boutique.

Winterfest (Nov. 17, 2023 to Jan. 6, 2024)

Canada’s Wonderland transforms into a magical, winter wonderland for WinterFest – an immersive holiday experience for the whole family. This event features ice-skating on Snow Flake Lake, more than a dozen live shows and holiday entertainment, exciting rides, millions of spectacular lights, and hundreds of beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park, including two 50-foot Christmas trees on International Street.

The CPKC Holiday Train (Nov. 20 – Dec. 19)

The 2023 CPKC Holiday Train is set to embark on a remarkable journey across Canada and the United States from November 20 to December 19. This festive train adorned with dazzling decorations will feature talented professional musicians performing free concerts from its enchanting stage. The train’s mission will be centred on supporting local food banks, with CPKC making donations to each community’s food shelf at every stop.

The Thirsty Elf (Nov. 22)

Step into the enchanting world of holiday cheer at this annual holiday-themed pop-up, The Thirsty Elf! From whimsical Christmas sweaters to quirky décor and an array of delightful, festive cocktails, it’s the perfect setting to ignite your seasonal spirit.

Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market (Nov. 24 – 26)

Go green this holiday season by visiting the Annual Toronto Botanical Garden Holiday Market, an eco-minded, nature-inspired, relaxed shopping experience.

Cavalcade of Lights (Nov. 25 – Jan. 7 )

Experience the magic of the holiday season with the much-loved Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group at Nathan Phillips Square.

Holiday Magic (Nov. 25)

Experience Holiday Magic at the  Bloor-Yorkville official lighting ceremony. This highly anticipated event marks the illumination of the neighbourhood’s sparkling holiday décor, adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, creating a magical ambiance.

The Santa Claus Parade

Since 1905, the Santa Claus Parade has kicked off the Christmas season, first in Toronto, then for the whole country as it has grown in popularity and importance throughout the years. The Parade brings people together, regardless of their background, celebrating hope, family and love.

Niemi’s Christmas Village

Meet Santa  in His workshop in the magical Christmas Land at Niemi’s Christmas Village in Mount Albert, Ontario. Santa spends time in His workshop on Fridays and Saturdays to meet children and adults alike.

Toronto Art Crawl

Step into a world of creativity and unique finds at the Toronto Art Crawl Christmas Market! This vibrant one-day market is a treasure trove for art aficionados, photography enthusiasts, and anyone seeking distinctive and handcrafted treasures. From captivating sculptures to stunning jewellery, captivating fashion, exquisite home decor, luxurious skincare, and an array of one-of-a-kind items, this market is a haven for discovering exceptional artisanal creations.

Reel Asian International Film Festival

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.