Holiday Events in Toronto to Get You in the Winter Spirit

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The holidays are almost here, and our city is filled to the brim with festive events. These are a few of the holiday events in Toronto you can add to your calendar this year to get into the spirit of the season.

Toronto Christmas Market

Nothing quite says “It’s time for Christmas!” quite liked the Toronto Christmas Market. This annual market takes place from Nov. 14 to Dec. 22 in the Distillery Historic District. You can browse a range of unique vendors with hand-crafted items, enjoy festive treats, and even meet Santa. There’s plenty of family-friendly entertainment, too — it’s been rated one of the top 10 holiday markets in the world, after all.

Aurora Winter Festival

For a magical winter experience, don’t forget to visit the Aurora Winter Festival. This event, which stretches from Nov. 22 to Jan. 5, turns Ontario Place into a winter wonderland. A skating ring, tube park, Christmas market, and amusement rides are enhanced by the beautiful light displays that make it a must-see night-time event.

Toronto Zoo’s Holiday Animal Enrichment Days

Why not celebrate the holidays with some exotic animals? Every year at the Toronto Zoo, the animals get to celebration their own festive season with the zoo’s Holiday Animal Enrichment Days. During these days, the zookeepers provide the animals with festive versions of their normal enrichment activities. These activities help the animals mimic their natural behaviours and typically include puzzle feeders, unique scents, and various foods.

We’re excited to welcome the holidays here at Downtown Hyundai, and we hope to see you out at some of these exciting seasonal events around the city.

Toronto Summer Festivals You Should Attend

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Summer in Toronto is a wonderful time of the year — and not just because the weather is warm. Throughout the city, there are plenty of events to enjoy. At Downtown Hyundai, we collected a few of the Toronto summer festivals you should consider attending this year.

NXNE: North by Northeast

Get to chance to find emerging musicians and discover the newest technologies at the North by Northeast (NXNE) festival. This 10-day festival spans June 7-16 and includes a major three-day music festival in the heart of the city. NXNE looks to bridge the gap between technology and the arts, incorporating music, gaming, comedy, interactive technologies, and more. The venues vary depending on the event you want to attend, so check out the festival’s official website to learn more.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer

If you’re looking for a day away from the kids or need a night out on the town, consider attending Toronto’s Festival of Beer. This festival, which takes place July 26-28, celebrates the country’s brewing history, highlighting more than 120 beer brands around the world, including Ontario craft brewers. It’s considered Canada’s largest beer festival, with over 30,000 people attending each year.

Fan Expo Canada

Get in touch with your nerdy side at Fan Expo Canada. This four-day-long event will be held Aug. 22-25, giving you the chance to meet celebrity guests, enjoy family-friendly events, and learn more about your favorite sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, and anime. The event takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and this year will feature stars like Jeff Goldblum, Zachary Levi, Jason Momoa, and David Harbour.