Best Events & Things to Do On Thanksgiving Weekend

Looking for something fun to do over the long weekend with your family? You'll gobble up these best events and activities for kids! Don't forget to adhere to new group gathering limits and guidelines recently released by the Government of Ontario.

These events all take place over Thanksgiving Weekend (including Holiday Monday unless otherwise noted)... Have fun and stay safe!

Go Pumpkin Picking
All weekend
This year, skip the grocery store pumpkins and take a day trip to one of GTA's pumpkin patches, where you're sure to run into more fall fun. More

Go to Halloween Nights Of Lights
All weekend
Enjoy more than 700,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes. Nights of Lights is the must-see drive-through event of the Fall season for all ages. More

Go to the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
All weekend
Discover thousands of freely flying exotic butterflies in a lush tropical garden. Open Thanksgiving Monday. More

Boo at the Zoo
All weekend
A family-friendly Halloween event! Join us for our annual Boo at the Zoo! Although it looks a little different this year, we still have plenty of spook-tacular holiday fun planned. More

BOOmobile 2020: The Ghostmobile! at Toronto Zoo
The BOOmobile is back and spookier than ever! Introducing BOOmobile 2020: The Ghostmobile! This scary, merry and legendary, just-for-fun adventure will take you around the Toronto Zoo on the brand new Ghostmobile, showing you a spookier side of the animal world. More

Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Discovering a maze in a cornfield is a unique outing for families. The GTA offers some amazing corn mazes where getting lost is all about finding fun. More

Harvest Festival at Black Creek Pioneer Village
All weekend (closed Thanksgiving Monday)
Enjoy the fall colours at their best as you stroll through the heritage village. Encounter knowledgeable costumed educators at eight outdoor discovery stations featuring heritage trade demonstrations and harvest themed activities. More

Fall N' Leaves TO Pop Up
All weekend
Enjoy a fun POP UP experience that includes a wood fire bbq pit & wood fire oven pizzas, pastas, and soups. See 5,000 lbs of Hay and 7,000 hanging leaves decorations. There's mini pumpkin patch to pick or paint a pumpkin, or try pumpkin bowling. Family-friendly. More

Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival
All weekend
Brooks Farms is hosting an awesome Fall Fun Festival. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style! More

Coopers Farm Fall Fun
All weekend
Fall Fun at the Farm. All tickets for farm activities will be sold online in advance. Activities include: wagon ride, corn maze, farm retail and pumpkin picking. Activities run weekends until October 31. More

Fall Fun at Downey's 
All weekend
Come join in the FALL FUN at Downey's Farm. Explore the GREAT CORN MAZE ADVENTURE, jump on the Jumping Pillows, rock along with the Skeleton Band, pet some farm animals and jump in the Straw Jump. There is so much for the entire family. Until October 31. More

Pingle’s Harvest Festival
All weekend
Spend the day navigating though a Pirate Ship Corn Maze, have some farm-tastic fun in the Playland, take in the farm views and fresh country air on a wagon ride, pick-your-own delicious apples in the apple orchard and top off your day with some yummy savoury, sweet food and drinks! More

October Harvest Festival at Forsythe Farms
All weekend
Celebrate the bounty of the harvest each October weekend from Thanksgiving weekend till Halloween with lots of festive fun. It’s pumpkin picking time! More

See Winnie-the-Pooh - Exploring a Classic at the ROM
All weekend (Closed Thanksgiving Monday)
Experience the timeless and universal appeal of one of the most adored fictional characters of all time – Winnie-the-Pooh –– in this immersive and playful exhibition. More

Go Toronto Zoo's Terra Lumina
All weekend
Terra Lumina at the Toronto Zoo is an enchanted night walk into a brighter future. More

Pumpkins After Dark Drive-Thru
All weekend
NEW in 2020! Covid-safe 2.5 km guided audio drive thru! Dozens of new exhibits and over 150 pumpkin sculptures from the comfort of your own car. More

Go to Cheltenham Badlands
The Cheltenham Badlands have reopened! One the most recognizable and visited natural heritage landmarks in Southern Ontario is once again open to the public. More

Heads up! We’re working hard to be accurate ― but these are unusual times, so please always check before heading out.

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