Winter Carnivals for Families 2017

Winter, snow, and ice may not be your idea of fun, but when you add the word 'carnival', that may just change your mind! January and February bring you many free family winter festivals with ice-cold entertainment like ice-sculpting, skating, and wagon rides, and warming events such as hot chocolate, pancake breakfasts and campfires. Best of all, most of these events are Free!

Winter Carnivals in the GTA...

Port Union Winterfest 2017
January 28, 2017
The Port Union Winterfest takes place on Saturday January 28, 2017 11:00 Am to 3:00 Pm. Free family event for the community. Games, Food, Displays, Activities and lots of family fun!
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Richmond Hill Winter Carnival
February 3 to 5, 2017
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 3, 4 and 5 for some family fun. Carnival weekend highlights include a Viking village, ice carving, face painting, kids rides, pony rides, Sunday morning pancake breakfast, and much more! Free.
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Barrie Winterfest
February 4 and 5, 2017
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 includeOutdoor activities include Lumberjack Shows, Maple Taffy, Snow Sculptures, Cross Country Ski, Snowshoe, Fat Bike Demos, and much more. The February Blues Festival features great music in venues throughout Barrie and neighbouring communities. Free admission.
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Vaughan's WinterFest
February 12, 2017
This fun-filled event features FREE outdoor stage entertainment, attractions & activities, and more! Free admission.
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Newmarket Winterfest
February 18, 2017
Enjoy a full day of indoor and outdoor fun, winter-themed activities for the whole family. Admission is Free.
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Family Day Fun at Kortright
February 18 to 20, 2017
Get outdoors and spend a fun filled day with your family at Kortright! Follow a nature hike, try out snowshoeing and kick-sledding, create nature art, and enjoy self-guided family-friendly games and activities. You can also sit by the campfire and enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate. Admission is FREE for ages 15 and under.
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Arctic Adventure in Aurora
February 20, 2017
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure event happening on Monday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Aurora Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets. Vendors will be selling BeaverTails®, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot chocolate and coffee.​​​ Choose from a host of family activities. Free admission.
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Braden's Hot Chocolate Festival
February 20, 2017
Annual celebration of family fun, active living and the value of nature! Braden’s Hot Chocolate Festival features live entertainment, kids activities, outdoor winter fun and mapped trails to explore.
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Frosty Fest at Fifty Point Conservation Area
February 20, 2017
Join us at Fifty Point Conservation Area for an afternoon filled with outdoor fun for all ages! Lots of things to see and do, including: scenic wagon rides, ice fishing on the marina, skating on the pond, complimentary hot chocolate, warm up by the bonfire.
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Winterfest at Markham Museum
February 20, 2017
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure event happening on Monday, February 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Aurora Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets. There will be lots of activities, crafts for the kids, music, and great food! It’s sure to be a day you won’t forget. Free.
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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
February 25 and 26, 2017
Celebrate winter in the heart of the city at Bloor-Yorkville’s 12th Annual Icefest! Toronto’s premier cultural district will celebrate this landmark year, by transforming into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations, for the entire family to enjoy. Free admission.
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Check back as this page will be updated as we discover new Festivals, or click here for an updated list of Winter Carnivals in our Events Calendar.

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