Winter Festivals for Families 2020

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest

Winter will be with us for awhile so embrace the cold at a Winter Festival! Bundle up and enjoy snowshoeing and other winter sports, ice carving, music, food, horse and carriage rides, pancake breakfasts and more family activities. Don't forget to indulge in a cup of hot chocolate.

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

Winter Festivals in the GTA...

Barrie Winterfest
February 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020
The City of Barrie proudly presents Barrie Winterfest, one of the Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario. Grab your mittens and celebrate winter with us on February 1st & 2nd, 2020! Winterfest is a great way to celebrate the winter season with adventures that the whole family will enjoy. Free admission. More

Richmond Hill Winter Carnival
February 1, 2020 to February 2, 2020
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! Free. More

Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
February 8, 2020 to February 9, 2020
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest Presents: Awesome 80's. Celebrate winter with the 15th annual Bloor-Yorkville Icefest on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th throughout the Village of Yorkville Park and surrounding area. A free public event, patrons can expect a wide variety of uniquely designed ice sculptures and rad winter activities for the duration of the weekend. More

Vaughan Celebrates Winterfest
February 9, 2020
Enjoy free first-class stage entertainment featuring Pinkfong & Baby Shark, The Magic of Aaaron Matthews, Fabulous Feud, and Kreative In Dance Styles, indoor & outdoor activities, meet & greets, a free pancake breakfast, face painting, horse-drawn carriage rides and so much more! More

Winterfest Newmarket
February 15, 2020 to February 16, 2020
Bring the family and join us for some winter fun both indoors and outdoors. Free skating and swimming on Sunday. Free. More

DUKE on Ice Family Winterfest
February 17, 2020
The one-of-its-kind family fun event in winter in North York with food, music, ice-skating, and free giveaways on this Family Day! Admission is free. Come with your family and friends for an afternoon full of treats, music, giveaways and fun! More

February 17, 2020
WinterRouge is back, and bigger and better than ever! Join us as we proudly celebrate 5 years of this free, outdoor family-fun event inspired by all things winter in Ontario. We’ve kept some of the event’s old-faithfuls, and are heating things up with lots of new and exciting programming. Free. More

Arctic Adventure in Aurora
February 17, 2020
Join family, friends and neighbours at Aurora's Arctic Adventure event happening in Aurora Town Park, located at Mosley and Wells Streets. Professional Ice Carving, Outdoor Winter Games, Outdoor Skating, Mini Snow Tubing, Live Entertainment, Inflatables and Body Zorbs. Please note: All activities are weather-permitting. Free. More

Sugar Shack TO
March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020
Sugar Shack TO returns to Toronto’s waterfront, March 14 and 15, 2020. On the first weekend of March Break, Sugar Shack TO will sweeten up the city’s winter blues with two sugar shacks serving up fresh maple taffy, interactive ice activities, cabane à sucre comfort food, live entertainment and much more! More

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.

Photo credit: Bloor-Yorkville Icefest
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