Five Festive Things You Can Do Over the Holiday Break

U of T Scarborough students walking on a winter day
December 18, 2017
 
Kateryna Bandura

Soon “Deck the Halls” carols will fill all your shopping malls, coffee shops and study spaces. The end of the semester and holidays are approaching fast which means there are plenty of fun things to do around Toronto. The University will be closed from December 21 to January 2, so here is a list of five festive things you can do over the holiday break:

Visit the Toronto Christmas Market: November 16 – December 23, 2017

The Toronto Christmas Market is favourite popular holiday event. Hundreds, if not thousands of people gather at the historic Distillery District in Toronto every year. People can get an assortment of holiday foods, participate in festive activities, shop various vendors and enjoy the seasonal decor.

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square and Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink

Winter in Canada means the outdoor rinks are ready, so sharpen your skates and hit the most popular skating rinks around Toronto: Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen St W) and Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink (235 Queens Quay W).

Go Tobogganing in Scarborough

L'Amoreaux Park is Scarborough's best kept secret for tobogganing. The park offers steep hills with a longer run-out and less traffic than other popular tobogganing hills.

Try the City's Best Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate during winter is always appreciated. Try out this delicious goodness at Toronto’s hottest chocolate spots, like Peace Treats (131 Ossington Ave) or Sweet Jesus (Scarborough Town Centre).

Check out the Nutcracker: December 9–30, 2017

This authentically “Christmas” classic is live performance staged by the National Ballet of Canada since 2005. Witness the magic of a Christmas tale with your friends and family this holiday season.