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Children's Christmas Activities in Toronto

    Mackenzie House

    • The Mackenzie House is one of 10 historical museums in downtown Toronto. During the holiday season, it is decorated in greenery. Experience a taste of Christmas as it would have been celebrated in 1859. Leave the hustle behind you and enjoy a cup of mulled cider and a warm biscuit in an old fashioned kitchen. You will see how families celebrated Christmas during the 19th century. Along with the beautiful Christmas decor, you and your children will enjoy a tour of the Mackenzie House.

    Santa Claus Parade

    • The Santa Claus Parade is one of the most popular Christmas events in downtown Toronto. It is Santa's first appearance while opening the holiday festivities. Moe than 500,000 people line the streets to see the 25 floats, 20 musical bands, and the spectacular float carrying Santa. There are also 1,500 costumed volunteers participating in the parade. You will want to get to the location early in the morning to get a good viewing spot. This parade usually starts at Christie and Bloor Streets.

    Trail of Lights

    • You and your kids will enjoy the 400,000 lights that light up Downsview Park during the holiday season. You and your family will find a walk-through Christmas tree and animated displays along this route.You can have your child's picture taken with Santa at his workshop. They can participate in crafts and even go on a carriage ride. This is an indoor and outdoor winter festival that you and your kids won't forget.

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