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In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 8th – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a traditional European 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.

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NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE
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Features

Young Couple visiting Holiday Fair

Stroll along our avenue of artisans, 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.

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Woman drinking hot drink at Holiday Fair

Looking for a delicious treat, a drink to warm with or just somewhere different to go for lunch? The Holiday Fair in the Square features seasonal snacks and tasty cuisine from some of Toronto’s finest food trucks and gourmet merchants.

Holiday drink, Polar Point Bar, Holiday Fair at Nathan Phillips Square

Stunning, ice-blue trees twinkle outside, while a crackling fire warms our licensed ice bar, Polar Point, featuring seasonal beer, liquor, and wine from Canada and around the globe. With delicious food pairings and complementary tastings to enjoy, cozy up, let it snow, and enjoy some holiday cheer.

Polar Point Hours: Weekdays 12-11pm Saturdays 12-11pm  Sundays 12-10pm

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.

Midway Hours: Weekdays 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm  Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm  Sunday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

1 ride $5 • 4 rides $18 • 8 rides $32

Santa Claus

Guests are welcomed into the warmth of Santa’s home for a meet-and-greet and holiday photos, plus kids can write letters to Santa, meet an elf or two and build a stuffed toy. Guests are not obligated to purchase a picture with Santa, every child will have the opportunity to meet with Santa free of charge.

Weekdays: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Weekends: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Nightime entertainment, fire spinning

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.

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 8th to 23rd

Weekdays: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm    Saturdays 10:00 am – 10:00 pm    Sundays  10:00 am – 9:00 pm

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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.

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