Winter Carnivals for Families 2018

Don't let winter slow you down. Embrace the wonders of the season at a Winter Festival. From outdoor winter sports like ice skating to amazing entertainment, family activities, pancake breakfasts and indulging in a cup of hot chocolate ... the fun never stops!

Check out a Winter Carnival taking place near you. Best of all, most of these events are Free!

Winter Carnivals in the GTA...

Port Union Winterfest 2018
January 27, 2018
The Port Union Winterfest takes place on Saturday January 27, 208 - 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 2 to 4, 2018
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. There are many things going on for kids and families that are scheduled, and many that are not scheduled (like bouncy castles, kids games and rides, lots of food, entertainment and more). Come on out and have fun!
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Barrie Winterfest
February 3 and 4, 2018
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 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 Celebrates Winterfest 2018
February 11, 2018
The City of Vaughan will hold its 29th annual Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest event on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Vellore Village Community Centre. FREE family fun entertainment and activities include outdoor stage shows, an Official Welcome by Mayor and Members of Council, as well as midway rides and inflatables, face painting, arts & crafts, a photo booth, horse-drawn wagon rides, a free pancake breakfast, and so much more!
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Newmarket Winterfest
February 17 and 18, 2018
Enjoy 2 full days of indoor and outdoor fun, winter-themed activities for the whole family, taking place over Family Day Weekend. Admission is Free.
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WinterRouge 2018
February 18, 2018
Parks Canada is bringing the winter games to the GTA this Family Day long weekend! Get outside and get moving with a full day of winter activities and sports in Rouge National Urban Park. Improve your slapshot, learn to curl or enjoy some winter birding or nature walking. This event is free and no registration is required.
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Family Day Fun at Kortright
February 19, 2018
Enjoy a nature filled, family fun day that embraces outdoor learning. Families can snowshoe or hike (weather dependent) through the forest, enjoy a warm snack at the fire, create with loose parts, build shelters, and more! Learn all about what The Nature School at Kortright has to offer. Admission is free.
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Arctic Adventure in Aurora
February 19, 2018
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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Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
February 24 and 25, 2018
Celebrate winter in the heart of the city at Bloor-Yorkville’s 13h 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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