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Events and Festivals to Get you through the GTA Winter

 

The winter season can feel incredibly long for those who don’t like the cold and snow. However, to get your spirits up, consider going to any of these incredible events, some of which are free! There’s something for everyone on this list!

JANUARY EVENTS

 

Monster Jam
Not for the faint of heart! These trucks are rib-rattling loud, and pretty stinky. If you don’t mind those two things, it’s a great time for the whole family! (But bring ear protection for the little ones).

January 13 and 14 2018

Rogers Centre, Toronto

Tickets around $30- buy HERE.

 

Fire and Ice Festival

A festival of flames, food, and fine art! There will be skating, live ice sculpture, bonfires, story time, crafts, and a snow slide!

January 20 2018

Alton Mills Arts Centre, Caledon

Admission is by donation! See more HERE.

 

Modern Bride Wedding Show

Pretty self explanatory, these events are great for anyone getting hitched! The low admission cost makes for a fun day of testing and planning!

Jan 21 2018

International Centre, Mississauga

Admission:  $10

More info HERE.

 

Niagara Icewine Festival

The Niagara Icewine Festival is great for everyone that loves food and drink!

Runs on weekends from Jan 12-28 2018

Admission is free, but to taste you must purchase tokens.

More information HERE.

 

 

FEBRUARY EVENTS

 

Flashback Film Festival
Head to your local Cineplex to see great retro movies on the big screen, including classics like Back to the Future, Dune, and Gremlins.

Feb 2-8 2018

Admission for each film is $7.99

Check which theatres are participating HERE.

 

Toronto Light Festival

This festival is in it’s second year and returning to the Distillery District! It transforms the picturesque neighbourhood into one of the largest open air galleries in North America.

January 19 to March 4 2018

Admission is FREE!

Find out more HERE.

 

Hamilton’s Kids Fest

Family day weekend is the perfect time to take your kids to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. There will be inflatables, shows, interactive activities, crafts, and more.

Feb 17-19 2018

Admission is $60 for 2 kids and 2 adults. Parking is free!

Find out more HERE.

 

Icefest Village of Yorkville Park Toronto

Icefest is incredibly cool. It’s an outdoor exhibit of amazingly detailed ice sculptures, with children’s areas and a maple taffy station so that you can get a sweet treat too! All proceeds go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Feb 24-25 2018

Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

Find out more HERE.

 

MARCH EVENTS

 

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival

Pretty self explanatory, if you feel like laughing, get some tickets!

March 1 – 11 2018

Festival Passes vary in price.

More details and tickets HERE.

 

Winter Brewfest (Enercare Centre, Toronto)

Winter Brewfest is the best place to be if you love craft beer. There will be more than 150 beers to sample, and gourmet food from Toronto’s best food trucks.

March 2-3 2018

Admission ranges from $25 to $79

Details and tickets HERE.

 

Toronto ComiCon (Metro Toronto Convention Centre)

Geek out at this awesome show of all things nerdy! There’s lots of cool merchandise for sale, celebrity autograph and photo sessions, and the artist alley, where you can get custom drawings of your favourite characters!

 March 16-18 2018

Info and tickets HERE.

 

National Home Show

The Home Show is the largest North American display of innovative products, new ideas, and great deals for all things home and garden.

March 9-18 2018

More info HERE.

Info and Tickets: Contact Steven Ho for complimentary tickets to the Home Show!

 

Which of these events do you think you’ll be attending? Let us know in the comments below!

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