14 Family-Friendly Events over Thanksgiving Weekend

Gobble up these best events for kids!




The weekend of Thanksgiving will be a festive time in Toronto and the GTA. If you're looking for something fun to do over the long weekend with your family, you'll gobble up these best events for kids!

These fun events all take place over Thanksgiving Weekend....

Print a Trick or Treat Bag at Mackenzie House!
October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019
Tour what is fabled to be Canada's most haunted house and hear about Toronto's first mayor as well as some of the most famous ghost stories associated with the site. After the tour, print a “Trick or Treat” bag on Mackenzie House’s 1845 press to take home. More


Camp Spooky at Canada's Wonderland
October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019
Canada’s Wonderland has family-friendly Halloween fun at Camp Spooky with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! Kids can enjoy scare-free attractions, live shows, costume parties, mazes, plus all the rides in KidZville and Planet Snoopy. More


October Weekends at Scarborough Museum
October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019
During October's Family Fun Weekends, enjoy treats and activities like an enchanted scavenger hunt and tour the historic buildings. Try a slice of Devil's Food cake made in a wood burning stove with a cup of pumpkin spice drink, dress up in pioneer costumes and make a 3D pumpkin craft. More


Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
It's the highlight of the year! For over a decade, Brooks Farms hosts an awesome Fall Fun Festival that gets bigger and better every year. Come out and enjoy the beautiful autumn season Brooks Farms style! Get 1 free admission with ad in our Fall FUN Guide. Event info at... More


Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
The Halloween party built for kids is bringing a whole NEW spooktacular way to play with LEGO bricks! LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto's Brick-or-Treat featuring LEGO HIDDEN SIDE will allow families to explore the 'hidden side' of LEGO sets with all new AR experience. More


Kidapalooza Fall Family Festival
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Kidapalooza Fall Festival will take place over Thanksgiving Weekend at the Markham Fairgrounds in over 50,000 sq ft of INDOOR space with some outdoor activities. The event will feature Kidapalooza's signature activity stations, interactive inflatables, mechanical rides, stage shows, rock climbing, special guest appearances, plus so much more! You will also be able to shop local and artisan vendors along with all of the Family Festival Fun! Save 10% on admission tickets with code 4KIDS.​ More


PumpkinFest Richmond Hill
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 days with great food, vendors, entertainment and loads of pumpkins! Guests are welcomed to enjoy all things Autumn. More


PumpkinFest Toronto
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
If you’re looking for something fun to do Thanksgiving weekend, this is it! Toronto Pumpkinfest has something for all ages. Come experience this family event over 3 days with great food, vendors, entertainment and loads of pumpkins! Guests are welcomed to enjoy all things Autumn. More


172nd Annual Woodbridge Fall Fair
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend at the Fair! Enjoy an authentic country fair so close to home.  Now in its 172nd year, the Woodbridge Fair offers so many things to see, learn and do! A jam-packed weekend with activities for the whole family including Car Show, Midway rides & games, and Music main stage.  There's the Horse Show, Dog Show, giant Pumpkin Contest, plus Petting Zoo and Farm area, the Pioneer demonstrations and more. More


Woodbridge Fall Fair
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
A jam-packed weekend with activities for the whole family including Car Show, Midway rides & games, and Music main stage. There's the Horse Show, Dog Show, giant Pumpkin Contest, plus Petting Zoo and Farm area, Pioneer demonstrations and Farmers Challenge, community displays, vendors, foods to try, kids' activities and so much more! More


Woolly Bear Weekends at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
October 12, 2019 to October 14, 2019
They’re everywhere! Woolly bear caterpillars become more visible in late fall and this beloved creature is the focus of weekends in October, including Thanksgiving Monday! Come meet our woolly bears up close! We will reveal the truth about the woolly bear’s stripes and you’ll discover how they survive through the winter. More


Thanksgiving Brunch Cruise with Mariposa Cruises
October 13, 2019
Make memories with a truly unique cruise experience aboard the Northern Spirit! Autumn is a wonderful time to experience the Toronto Harbour in the splendor of all its fall colours. Celebrate this Thanksgiving Day Weekend aboard our brunch cruise on Sunday October 13th. More


Thanksgiving at Black Creek Pioneer Village
October 13, 2019 to October 14, 2019
Make Memories this Thanksgiving at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Enjoy the fall colours at their best as you stroll through the village. With activities for the whole family, what better way is there to celebrate the holiday? More


Thanksgiving Harvest Festival at McMichael Canadian Art Collection
October 14, 2019
Celebrate the changing of the seasons in this family-oriented art workshop inspired by the Maud Lewis special exhibition! Visitors will explore the blooming fall colours with paper collages and oil pastels. Features Autumn Celebration Drop-in Art Workshop and The Cow Show by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre. More


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