Winter Carnivals 2015

There's no such thing as hibernation in Toronto and the GTA, and we've got the list of Winter carnivals and festivals to prove it! City events invite families to brave the cold this month and enjoy tube sledding, ice skating, mid-ways, dog-sled demos and rides, carriage rides, and of course, loads of carved ice sculptures.

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival
Feb 6 to 8, 2015
The Richmond Hill Winter Carnival is a weekend of affordable fun and entertainment organized by volunteers to celebrate the community of Richmond Hill in a welcoming atmosphere. Bookmark February 7th, 8th, and 9th for some family fun. Carnival weekend highlights include face painting, kids rides, pony rides, horse drawn sleigh rides, clowns and magicians, free skating, kids skating races (Saturday only), Sunday morning pancake breakfast, and much more! Free.
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Newmarket Winterfest 2015
Feb 7, 2015
Come join in the fun at the annual Winterfest event! There will be a pancake breakfast, many fun family activities, Winter games, hot foo„d, family fun, horse drawn€ wagon€ rides, and more! Various locations. Free.
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Barrie Winterfest
Feb 7 to 8, 2015
Named one of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario, Winterfest is a great way to celebrate the Winter season with adventures that the whole family will enjoy. Outdoor activities include a polar bear swim, horse drawn wagon rides, dog-sled rides, mini-tube run, lumberjack shows, giant snow slide, ice maze, and more. The Festival of Ice features 300 pound blocks of ice carved into spectacular, themed sculptures. The February Blues Festival features great music in venues throughout Barrie and neighbouring communities. Free.
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Vaughan's WinterFest
Feb 8, 2015
This fun-filled event features free admission, activities, and entertainment for the whole family. Live outdoor entertainment: Canadian singer and songwriter Vita Chambers, Love You Forever & More Munsch stage show, Ice Queen & Ice Princess singing performance, Bounce Entertainment, Doo Doo The International Clown, MidwayZone, IceZone, FoodZone, and much more.
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Vanishing Ice Festival at the McMichael
Feb 8 to 16, 2015
Attend this Winter carnival and partake in snowshoe hikes led by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, see live animal presentations, and view the Melting Ice Sculpture, to be installed on the McMichael’s grounds. Bring awareness of climate change to your entire family, while exploring the McMichael’s Winter wonderland and engaging in various art activities.
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Winterfest in Ajax
Feb 16, 2015 - 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Ajax’s Winterfest features great seasonal and snow activities at the Audley Recreation Centre and Park! After braving the chill, come and warm up with some free hot chocolate, face painting, crafts, community displays, and so much more inside the Audley Recreation Centre. Come out and see our live children's show at 2:00 pm! Food and beverage concessions are available on site. Free admission!
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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
Feb 21 to 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Celebrate Winter in the heart of the city at Bloor-Yorkville's 10th Annual Icefest! Taking place on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22, 2015, Toronto’s premier cultural district will transform into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice-carving demonstrations for the entire family to enjoy. Over the years, this highly anticipated free Winter event has featured unique ice sculpture themes including "Heat Wave," "Enchanted Garden," and "Winter Wilderness." Free.
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