Need an excuse to visit Toronto? Here’s a look ahead of the best events, festivals and sports happening around the city. Want to stay close to the action? Book ahead by clicking here.

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Best for Family Fun
Initiation – An Escape Train Experience: November 2-3
A unique escape room and three-course meal dinner on-board a moving heritage train!

The Santa Clause Parade: November 18
Join all the excited kids and kids-at-heart to welcome the Big Guy to town!

Cavalcade of Lights: November 24
An annual holiday tradition at Nathan Phillips Square featuring the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, live musical performances, a spectacular fireworks show and skating parties on the iconic outdoor rink. All free!

Light Up The Square: November 24
Celebrate the wonder that is the great white north where bright lights, winter magic, and cozy moments make for an unforgettable night.

Streetsville Chrismtas in the Village Festival: November 24-25
Start your Christmas celebrations early at Streetsville Village Square


Best for Savvy Shoppers
VAM Holiday Artisan Marketplace: November 10-11
Get into the holiday spirit at this festive event featuring creative works by local artists and artisans, a winter café, treats and more.

King West Holiday Pop-Up: November 24-25
A free two-day event in the heart of King West featuring a highly curated collective of Toronto’s finest makers, designers and brands to kick off the holiday season!

Best for Feasting Foodies
24th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Expo: November 22-25
Sip and savouur your way through international gourmet cuisine, exotic delicacies, incredible wines, cutting-edge cocktails, stunning craft beers and so much more!

Best for Sports Seekers:
2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend: November 9-12
The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to welcome its newest Inductees. Be a part of the excitement all weekend long with tributes to the Class of 2018 including special guest appearances, a Q&A fan forum and the annual Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic (Team Belfour  vs Team Fuhr at Scotiabank Arena), plus more.

November is a great time to catch the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto Argonauts.

Best for Music Maestros:
The Toronto area has no shortage of amazing concert venues. Check out some of our favourite venues to find out who’s coming to Toronto:

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