Melt away your winter blues with these festivals in Toronto 2016

Joyce Shen | Humber college advertising and marketing communications Student|Oct. 30, 2015

How bad is the winter in Toronto? Lots of storms, and lots of snow.People are not easily surprised by the morning news report: Toronto reaches 100 consecutive days of snow on the ground.


Photo by Amazonaws

Do you feel stuck inside in winter? In some, but not all ways, it will be an unforgettable winter not only for newcomers but also longtime residents. Beside the cold and the ice, there are a lot of exceptional festivals in Toronto in 2016 to lighten your long winter. Go out and check these festivals around the city this winter.

1.A Toronto Tradition for Almost 50 years!

Cavalcade of Lights

  • Date: Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • Location: Nathan Phillips Square


Shot by Bing Tours website

This festive event features the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, performances by Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a skating party. Celebrate the start of the Christmas season from Cavalcade of lights every year.

2.Largest agricultural equestrian competition in the world

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

  • Dates November 6 to 15, 2015
  • Location Exhibition Place

This fair kicks off for ten days in 2015; animals touch our hands, chiefs and regal horse shows, entertaining dog shows in the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Champion Holstein carousel

Cow at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, photo Ben Radvanyi Photography

3.Colorful, Big, Magical

Santa Claus Parade

  • Dates: Sunday, November 15, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Parade Route


Photo by Colaborado

New and different, bigger and better Santa Claus Parade is coming now. Fantastic animated floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street West in the company of two dozen marching bands and a couple of thousand costumed participants, cheered along by excited kids.

4.Total Automotive Experience

Canadian International Auto Show

  • Date: February 2016 (dates to be announced)
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Posted by Roger Cullman

The 2016 AutoShow continues to provide dazzling displays, big prize giveaways and engaging exhibits. Don’t miss out on the AutoConnect Showcase, a brand new feature at this year’s show. It illustrates the many advanced connectivity and safety technologies already available. It leads visitors to explore the road ahead leading to fully autonomous vehicles.

5.Foodie’s Feast


  • Date: January 29 to February 11, 2016
  • Location: Toronto’s favorite restaurants

UntitledGet a dinner deal during Winterlicious (photo courtesy of Pangaea)

Something new, something exotic, something traditional can be tried in Winterlicious. More than 200 of Toronto’s top restaurants provide savory, luscious and succulent series. Winterlicious Toronto offers a lot of mouth-watering culinary events and provides you a chance to involved in creative cuisine in world class.

Are you ready for a journey? Share with your friends and ask them to go with you to have a unique experience in Toronto’s Winter Festivals in 2016. In this winter you are not alone! Which festival looks most exciting for you?

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