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5 Things To Do In Harbourfront During Christmas Season

The Christmas season is finally here! Attending events with the presence of Christmas trees, lights and decorations have become a staple for most of us. Now it’s time to wrap up the year with some wholesome Christmas activities.

Here are 5 things to do in Harbourfront & Waterfront during the Christmas season.

  1. Harbourfront Centre Skating Rink
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A new and improved skating rink in Harbourfront is officially open to the public from November 22, 2021 until March 6th, 2022. Grab your skates, helmets, winter coats and enjoy this magical season of Christmas! For more info on availability, check out our post here.

Don’t have skates and don’t know how to? Don’t worry, Harbourfront Centre offers skating lessons, and skates and helmets can be rented at an affordable price. Click here for more details.

Opens November 22
Location: 235 Queens Quay West

2. Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle

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This festive nutcracker features a family tale created by the producers from the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. With over 500,000 cubic feet of holiday wonder and 1,296,674 frames of video, this exhibit is unlike no other! Enjoy Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music featuring “The March of the Toys” and “The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” while enjoying the enchanting video displays of the Nutcracker tale! Step into your childhood nostalgia with a moving fairytale that will complete your Christmas spirit.

Opens November 20th
Location: 1 Yonge St.
Buy tickets here.

3. A walk around Harbourfront Centre

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Grab a cup of coffee and/or hot chocolate and take a stroll around Harbourfront Centre which is filled with glistening Christmas lights. Be sure to check out events/art exhibitions available at Harbourfront Centre by clicking the link above. Don’t forget to dress warm and enjoy what Harbourfront has to offer.

We recommend checking out the new and fancy Tim Hortons located at 130 Harbour St. They’re featuring special holiday drinks.

4. Go to Harbour 60 for a Fancy Christmas Dinner

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What better way to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones than going to one of Toronto’s most reputable restaurants accompanied by a fancy steak dinner? Check out Harbour 60 and you won’t regret the food, drinks and service! Make sure to book a reservation ahead of time.

Open everyday from 11:30am – 2pm
Location 60 Harbour St

5. Union station skating rink

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Enjoy skating under the twinkling lights at the iconic Union Station presented by TD! The skating rink will be located right on Front Street. This is the second year Union Station is hosting a skating rink free for the public. Skates and helmets rentals are free as well, but it’s on a first come first serve basis.

Open Nov 29 – Dec 24
Location: 65 Front Street West
Register here to reserve your spot.

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