December GO List: Best Things to Do! 2019

The holidays are a magical time of year for the entire family. Discover fabulous Winter wonderland Holiday festivities and other family fun taking place this month. Children will love these top activities we've picked for the month of December!

Here are the best things to do in December...

Go Cut Your Own Tree
If picking your own tree is part of your family's ideal Christmas, then the Greater Toronto Area has lots of picturesque tree farms you can visit on weekends. Many tree farms offer family activities – from pictures with Santa to wagon rides – so you can plan a special day around choosing the perfect tree. More

Celebrate the Season
From Nutcracker shows and winter festivals, to meeting Santa in his workshop, tap into the magic of the season at any one of these ultimate holiday and Christmas events. More

Sign up for a Winter Break Camp
City kids can join the circus, design video games, make art and projects, play sports, learn all about science, and more. Most off all, they'll have a blast during this year's winter break! More

Go to Winterfest at Canada's Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland will be magically transformed into a winter Wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, savory treats and fanciful experiences. Select dates until December 31, 2019. More

Ross Petty Presents Lil’ Red Robin Hood
The family musical that targets your funny bone! The adventure begins in 2019 Toronto where our hero, Lil’ Red, is magically transported to the 16th century and lands in Sherway Gardens Forest. Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and Friar Tuck join Lil’ Red in defeating the evil Sheriff of Naughtyham. This year's holiday show takes place at the Winter Garden Theatre. Until to January 4, 2020. More

Go to the Aurora Winter Festival
The CNE presents this year’s Aurora Winter Festival. Toronto’s Ontario Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities. Until January 5, 2020. More

Go to Flight of White
A truly unique holiday exhibit! The tropical butterfly conservatory is transformed into a magical oasis featuring 1000’s of additional Rice Paper butterflies flying freely through the Conservatory. The experience also includes lush white poinsettia flowers, 1000’s of sparkling white lights, and soft strains of classical music playing in the background. Opens December 1, 2019. More

See What the ELF?!! at Second City
The show features brand new scenes for 2019, plus all the silly improv goodness and musical fun that made it a hit in the first place. Bring all your little elves down to the Second City for a fun and interactive afternoon at this legendary mainstage theatre, where laughing, dancing and singing along is highly encouraged! Until January 3, 2020. More

Go to Holiday Bricktacular! at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto
Join the holly jolly fun as LDCT transform into a winter wonderland with magical builds and activities! Highlights include Build your own LEGO ornament, Visit the Elves Workshop, Build your LEGO sleigh and make your way to the North Pole, New Year Balloon Drop, MINILAND takeover: a festive winter wonderland, and more! ​Until December 31, 2019. More

See Playmobil: The Movie
Playmobil: The Movie takes audiences on an epic comedy adventure through a sprawling imaginative universe in the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning PLAYMOBIL® role-play toys. Opens December 6, 2019. More

Go on a Santa Brunch Cruise
Celebrate the Holiday Season with the whole family aboard the annual Santa Brunch Cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch and a two-hour cruise on Toronto's harbour, while the kids spend some time with Santa & his elves. At Mariposa Cruises. December 8, 2019. More

Make Holiday Treats, Cookies, Edible Gifts and more!
The Holidays is a time for baking, whether you're making christmas cookies, treats, edible gifts or other goodies  Here's a round-up of the best Holiday Recipes and Treats we've ever featured. You'll find everything you need, whether you're entertaining or treating your family. More

Go to Holiday Fair in the Square
Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the heated Polar Point Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone! December 7 to 23, 2019. More

Make Holiday Crafts
We’re into the holiday season, which means craftiness abounds! Don't overlook kids’ holiday crafting this year. We've got 15 cute and fun holiday projects. These fab kiddie DIYs will keep little hands busy the entire month! More

Go to the Dr. Seuss Experience
Billed as a "Seuss-tacular sensory spectacle," families won't want to miss "The Dr. Seuss Experience" which allows readers of all ages to step inside the colourful and whimsical worlds that exist inside Dr. Seuss' beloved stories. More

Go to Terra Lumina at the Toronto Zoo
Terra Lumina is the eleventh unique experience created in Moment Factory’s Lumina night walk series. Let yourself be transported by vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, breathtaking video projections and an original score to an enchanted world filled with possibility. And explore this bright and hopeful future to reveal the powerful secrets of tomorrow. Opens December 13. Tickets are now on sale. More

See Jumanji: The Next Level
The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. Opens December 13, 2019. More

Go to Family Christmas Weekends at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Step into a Christmas wonderland as your senses come alive with the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. With special Christmas activities every Saturday and Sunday, your family will discover old traditions and perhaps start some new ones of your own! Discover the magic of an old-fashioned Christmas! Visit with Santa at Santa's Cottage. ​Until December 23, 2019. More

See a Nutcracker Performance
This family-friendly holiday ballet tells a dreamy tale of dancing toys, mischievous mice, and beautiful ballerinas. There's a production for you at these GTA venues. More

See Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. Opens December 20, 2019. More

Go Outdoor Skating
Time to bundle up and sharpen those ice skates: Many of the GTA's outdoor rinks are now open (or opening soon!) for winter fun. Whether you prefer an iconic Toronto destination like Nathan Phillips Square or something off the beaten path like the Bentway Skate Trail, the city offers plenty of options for beginners and experienced skaters alike. And the best part — all, these rinks and trails are Free. More

See Spies In Disguise
When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world. Opens on December 25, 2019. More

Check out our Holiday Guide
Celebrate the season with our Holiday and Winter Guide! Foster plenty of festive memories with the kids this year. Our guide has heaps of special events & festivals, stage shows, Santa sightings, holiday markets, and more to make the season bright. You'll also find Winter camps for kids, seasonal recipes and crafts, a shopping and toy guide, and much more. More

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