The Top 10 Things To Do in Toronto for November 2018

Want to make the most out of November? Here's the ultimate to-do list for things to do in Toronto:

Events & Entertainment

Toronto Christmas Market

The Toronto Christmas Market is a must-visit, with its Instagrammable-lights and 50-foot Christmas tree. With displays and activities ranging from romantic to magical, the Christmas Market will get you in the holiday spirit.

When: Nov 15 – Dec 23, Tues – Sun
Where: 55 Mill St, Toronto
Cost: Free on weekdays, $6 on weekends

Day of the Dead

Toronto’s Day of the Dead (Dìa de Los Muertos) festival is back. Celebrating Mexican culture, this two-day event is family friendly and guarantees “an exploration of the ancient and contemporary traditions of Mexico’s oldest cultural celebration of life, heritage and family histories.”

When: Nov 3-4
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto
Cost: Free

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Santa Claus Parade

This year will be the 114th annual Santa Claus Parade! The Parade features celebrity clowns, Rudolph, and of course, Santa Claus. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bundle up.

When: Nov 18
Where: Starting at Bloor & Christie, the parade route follows down Bloor, past the ROM to Avenue. Turning right on Avenue, around Queen’s Park, and continuing down University. Then, east on Wellington (which turns into Front), ending at Front & Jarvis right by St. Lawrence Market.
Cost: Free

One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale

The One of a Kind 2018 Winter Show showcases artisan goods. Have someone impossible to buy for? Come get them a unique, handmade gift at the Christmas Show and Sale – there’s literally something for everyone.

When: Nov 22 to Dec 2
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Cost: From $7.50 to $15

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Cavalcade of Lights

Watch Toronto’s official Christmas tree light up. There’s an outdoor skating rink, live music, and fireworks.

When: Nov 24
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto
Cost: Free

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair


The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is on for its 96th year. They’re celebrating “World Class Equine & Agricultural excellence.” There’s a petting zoo, different animal performances like the Super Dogs, horse shows and hospitality.

When: Nov 2-11
Where: Exhibition Place, 100 Princes Blvd, Toronto
Cost: From $15-$60

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

The largest Canadian Asian film festival, Reel Asian International, boasts contemporary cinema from emerging Asian filmmakers and artists. The Reel Asian is a non-profit charitable cultural organization providing a platform for Asian representation within the arts.

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When: Nov 8-16
Where: 401 Richmond St West, The Commons (Suite 448), Toronto
Cost: $15-$50

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Claireville Ranch

Get your cowboy boots on, folks. The Claireville Ranch offers trail horseback rides through the Claireville Conservation Area. Even though the ranch is open year-round, the fall foliage makes the experience that much prettier.

When: Year round, weather dependant
Where: Claireville Ranch, Claireville Conservation Area, Brampton
Cost: $35 on weekdays, $40 on weekends & holidays

Toronto Chocolate Festival

Put on by chocolate lovers for chocolate lovers, the Toronto Chocolate Festival has run in Toronto for 14 consecutive years. Featuring a variety of chocolate-forward events, this is one fest your sweet-tooth won’t want to miss.

When: Oct 1 – Nov 11
Where: Location depending on event.
Cost: Cost depending on event.

Gourmet Food and Wine Expo

The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo lets guests experience food “from all over the globe”. Eat and drink your way through the evening, brushing shoulders with fellow foodies. It’s a 19+ event so leave the kids at home.

When: Nov 22-25
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto
Cost: $20-$35

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