Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square at night with Christmas tree, tents, and skating.

In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 1st – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is guaranteed to become a Toronto holiday tradition.

Whether you’re looking for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family for an afternoon of skating and festive fun, stopping by for some lunch and shopping, or enjoying a romantic evening drink at the ice bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has something for everyone.


Couple looking at artisan craft stall

Stroll along our artisan village, selling a charming array of hand-crafted items, holiday favourites, and tasty delights. Reflecting the creative flair and cultural diversity of our city, our artisans are the perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind gift or a take home some festive delicacies.

Woman drinking hot drink at Holiday Fair

Looking for a delicious treat, a drink to warm with, or just somewhere different to go for dinner? The Holiday Fair in the Square features seasonal snacks and tasty cuisine from some of Toronto’s finest food trucks and gourmet merchants. Enjoy your delicious morsels at our fireside lounge in the artisan village, sponsored by National Fireplaces.

Women enjoying drinks outdoors under blue lights

Stunning lights twinkle, while a crackling fire warms our licensed ice bar, Jackson Triggs Polar Point, featuring seasonal beer, liquor, and wine from Canada and around the globe. Cozy up, let it snow, and enjoy some holiday cheer.

Traditional Carousel

Interconnected by a dazzling display of festive holiday lights, the Holly Jolly Midway is designed for children and adults alike. With rides like the classic carrousel and tea cups, the Midway offers something for everyone.

Santa Claus

Santa will be stopping by Holiday Fair on weekends for photos. Guests can take their own photos with the Jolly Old Elf and are invited to make a small donation to Epilepsy Toronto.

Busker performing for children

The winter holiday season is an exciting time and the Fair in the Square is the perfect place to appreciate the wealth of diverse talents our city has to offer. Featuring an exciting array of Toronto professional and community performers, the mix of festive entertainment and original artistry will give visitors of all ages an exciting entertainment experience.

2017 Entertainment Schedule

Skating in Front of the Toronto Sign, Nathan Phillips Square

Visiting Nathan Phillips Square during the holiday season has been a Toronto tradition for decades. Whether it’s stepping onto the ice rink for the very first time or the annual family visit to see the Cavalcade of Lights, The Holiday Fair in the Square will be part of that holiday tradition with warm food, lively entertainment, and a chance for some one of a kind shopping.

Dates & Times

December 1st to 23rd-Closed Mondays.

Tuesday to Friday, 4-10. Saturday & Sunday, 12-10.

Open from 12-10 starting December 19th.

Closing at 6:00pm on December 23rd.

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Over the past 50 years, Epilepsy Toronto has been the place where Torontonians living with epilepsy can learn more about their condition, get the help they need and be a part of a family of caring and supporting people. Epilepsy Toronto prioritizes individual needs, the importance of living as independently as possible and the bene ts of community engagement. Our programs address all aspects of epilepsy from the first diagnosis of a child, to the struggles that young people face, to adult needs such as employment and relationships.

Through Epilepsy Toronto’s programs, individuals can participate in trainings to build confidence and skills, share their medical concerns and challenges, discuss coping methods with people who understand, involve their schools or workplaces in awareness building, enjoy an outing with friends, learn about the latest epilepsy news and enjoy being in a place they can call home.