5 Christmas events happening in Toronto to get you in the holiday spirit

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As the Christmas season ramps up, so does the number of holiday events around the city. Many local organizations, committees and businesses are hosting inclusive fun this coming weekend! Read about five different events coming up in Toronto that you don’t want to miss.

Thank you to this week’s article sponsor, Black Creek Pioneer Village!

Festive nights at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Experience the warmhearted festivities of the holiday season with a frosty frolic across Black Creek Pioneer Village. Kick back in front of a fire and enjoy an enchanting Yuletide ball while creating old-fashioned homemade ornaments. Grab a piping hot chocolate and enjoy a whimsical puppet show in an environment filled with twinkling lights, cozy fires and old-fashioned oil lamps. To finish your night, even if you were naughty, head over to Santa’s Cottage and say hi to Kris Kringle himself. The opening weekend of Festive Nights is this weekend, and it will be open every Saturday until the week before Christmas.

Learn how to decorate festive cupcakes

People’s Pint is hosting a hoppy cupcake decorating event on Sunday, Nov. 27 for those of legal age to enjoy! The Baker’s Bar will teach attendees how to make their own buttercream along with beginner piping techniques. Enjoy some solid brews while flexing your creative muscles and crushing a bunch of cupcakes. Each ticket includes a live demo and tips for a buttercream recipe, a box of four cupcakes that have been baked with People’s Pintbeer, piping materials and a drink token.

Head over to the Riverside Common Sunday Market

This Sunday, Nov. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy a holiday market right at the Riverside Common Park! Enjoy free happenings and activities presented by the Riverside BIA. Some of these happenings include a meet & greet with Santa, cookie decorating, carollers, a window wonderland scavenger hunt for prizes, hot drinks, holiday shopping from local vendors and more! Take the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free weekend before the liveliness of the holiday ramps up.

Get some Christmas drip at the Nostalgic Market vintage event

On Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 9 p.m., head to 1153 Queen St. W. to snag some new vintage clothing. The new event is built around building a community of vintage clothing lovers who prioritize sustainable buying habits and nostalgic pieces. Over 30 vendors will be in attendance, along with a live DJ and free giveaways for the first few people in line. All payment methods are accepted, and social media shoutouts are encouraged.

Say hello to Santa at his Village

Head back to Black Creek Pioneer Village and say hello to Santa! But before you say hello, try your hand at toy making holiday magic with elves, and sing jingles in the Jingle Bell Jam Session. Santa will come around to let you sample some of his favourite sweets while watching a whimsical puppet show. Kids will have the chance to create traditional Christmas cards before competing in the Reindeer Carnival Games. Before you leave, make sure you snap an ‘elfie’ with Saint Nick himself. Opening weekend for Santa at the Village is this weekend and will stay open until Dec. 18.