Time to Spruce Things Up with these Holiday Events

Holiday Season is among us, which comes along with many holiday themed events and outings to do with your family and friends. Spend this holiday season in Markham making memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you want to visit with Santa, see some beautiful light displays, or enjoy listening to Christmas tunes, these events are for you.

To learn more about all events happening in Markham, visit: https://visitmarkham.ca/events-calendar/


Heintzman House Artisan Craft Show and Sale | November 12 & 13

Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 join us at the Heintzman House for the 50th annual Artisan Craft Show and Sale.

Showcasing the talents of local craft artisans, visitors will experience a wide variety of beautiful and unique handmade items including jewelry, aromatherapy, handknit wearables and accessories, children and baby items, stationery, home décor, soap and bath bombs, our ever popular honey vendor with fresh local honey, beeswax candles and much more. Visit Instagram for a preview of the beautiful items that will be for sale.

Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Children 12 yrs and under are free.

For more information, visit their facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheHeintzmanHouse

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at CF Markville | November 18


Bring your crew and join us in celebrating the start to the most wonderful time of the year with our iconic holiday tree lighting ceremony that will delight the senses and warm the heart. Hosted by Leslie Yip from A1 Radio, enjoy the magical countdown and lighting of the holiday tree, festive musical performances and lots more surprises and delights!

Friday, November 18: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Pre-show starts at 6 PM. Centre Court on the lower level in front of Uniqlo.

In the spirit of the holiday season, CF Markville will be hosting CTV’s Toy Mountain Toy Drive! If you would like to donate, please bring a new toy item to the celebration benefiting The Salvation Army. We look forward to celebrating the magic of the holiday season with you.

For more information, visit: https://shops.cadillacfairview.com/property/cf-markville/news-events/e/holiday-tree-lighting

Markham Home for the Holidays | November 18, 19 & 20

Join us for the 35th Annual Markham Home for the Holidays on November 18, 19 & 20, 2022.

Bring your shopping bag and wander through 3 buildings visiting over 130 exhibitors to get your holiday shopping started!

The exhibitors range from apparel, arts, candles, ceramics, food, furniture, home decor, jewellery, personal care, photography, pottery and woodworking; you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website: www.homefortheholidays.ca

Holiday Party – RF Artisan Market | November 19

For more information, visit their website: https://redefinedfinds.ca/rf-artisan-market/

Visits with Santa at CF Markville | Daily, Starting November 19

Get those wish lists ready because Santa’s back!

Bring your crew and visit Santa from November 19 through December 24! Pre-book your visit online for $10 to reserve your spot. Tickets include your visit and up to 5 professional digital photos. Spots are limited, so be sure to grab your ticket today!

For more information and to book your timeslot, visit: https://shops.cadillacfairview.com/property/cf-markville/news-events/e/visit-santa-2022

Festival of Lights | November 25


Join us for Main Street Markham’s Annual Festival of Lights Celebration!

Shop for your loved ones from a selection of local, craft vendors in a heated tent at our second annual Holiday Market!

Bring the family and enjoy street-wide attractions including Photos with Santa, Carollers, Winter Warm-Up Stations, Characters, beautiful festive light displays and more.

Cast your vote for our annual Best Dressed Holiday Window contest.

Join the community for our annual Tree Lighting at Main & Robinson Street at 8pm and take in a dazzling fireworks display.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

For more information, visit their website: https://www.mainstreetmarkham.com/festival_of_lights.php

Holiday Artisan Market | November 25 & 26

Main Street Markham’s Artisan Holiday Market is back by popular demand in 2022!

Join us Friday, November 25th 6pm – 9pm (during our Festival of Lights) & Saturday, November 26th 12pm – 4pm (after the Santa Claus Parade)
Location: The Guardian Pharmacy lot at 101 Main St. North (Main St. & Robinson St)

Our artisan market is held in a beautiful, heated tent and will showcase festive, specialty goods, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts from local artists and artisans, a photo booth from our friends at Markham Village Music Festival, exciting giveaways and more!

Support local artisans and get your Christmas shopping done at our Holiday Market!

Bring a nonperishable food item for our food drive benefiting Markham Food Bank!

For more information, visit:


Markham Santa Claus Parade | November 26


The 48th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones!


Date: November 26, 2022

Time: 11 AM to 1 PM

Location: Main Street Markham

(between Highway 7 East and 16th Avenue)

Fairway of Lights | Multiple Dates in November, December & January


Angus Glen Golf Club is excited to bring back our annual walking light show experience, Fairway of Lights at Angus Glen Golf Club this winter.


The illuminated 1 km walking path takes guests on a magical adventure on our North Course, beginning on Coyote Trail and circling back down the 18th path to the clubhouse. Spectacular decorations and interactive displays are expected to dazzle and enchant you and showcase the wonder of the festive season.


Experience the magic of the holidays with this family-friendly event. Every night in December, take part in our special activities, such as visiting with Santa, riding the Holiday Train, watching our fire entertainers dazzle crowds and more!


Visit the Fairway of Lights at Angus Glen with your family or for a company night out this holiday season and enjoy a magical night under the stars!


For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.fairwayoflights.ca

Old Tyme Christmas | December 3

Join us for a very Merry afternoon and evening featuring light displays, live music, parade and more!

For more information, visit their website: www.unionvilleinfo.com

Elvis: Wonderful World of Christmas | December 3

Celebrate the holidays with a twist!

Back by popular demand, Steve Michaels stars as Elvis in the Wonderful World of Christmas. Steve Michaels is an international award-winning Elvis tribute artist and actor who will perform the King’s great classics, such as Blue Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, and the gospel songs that were the cornerstone of Elvis’ identity and inspiration. Both a holiday show and a tribute like no other, Wonderful World of Christmas will have you dancing in your Blue Suede Shoes!

For more information and to buy tickets, visit: https://flatomarkhamtheatre.ca/online/article/elvis-christmas

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy | December 8

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups!

Combining British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected, London’s 3-time Impresario Award-winning duo steep an outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive show reminiscent of classic British pantos.

Rich in wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, O Christmas Tea is uproarious fun, yet it is the duo’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that provide the real magic and heart of this play.

When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the duo conjure wildly funny solutions to stay afloat, and sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity in a celebration of friendship at Christmas.

For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

ViVA Trio | December 9

ViVA Trio is an extraordinary vocal group expanding the boundaries of classical crossover music.

Their Light Up the Season Holiday Show serves up an entertaining evening with fresh new arrangements and contemporary holiday favourites. Praised by Sirius XM and the Toronto Star, this all-female group of three sopranos creates cinematic soundscapes featuring their soaring vocals, and gorgeous three-part harmony.

Everything from O Holy Night to Silver Bells, the show features spectacular high notes and intimate vocal moments that will take your breath away! Jam packed with multimedia, amazing music, comedy and fun; this show at Flato Markham Theatre is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://flatomarkhamtheatre.ca/online/article/viva-trio

Breakfast with Santa on Main St! | December 10 & 11

Breakfast with Santa 2022! Tickets $20 each (child or adult).

Please purchase the ticket corresponding with the date and time you want – Dec 10 at Jakes and Dec 11 at Arms. Tickets are $20 each (child or adult). Fee includes breakfast with juice/coffee, visit with Santa, opportunity to take your own photos with Santa, small gift for children under 12. Every person attending must purchase a ticket (babies in strollers exception). Maximum booking per person is 8 tickets.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/breakfast-with-santa-on-main-st-tickets-460128345267


Winter Carnival | December 23 – January 8

Winter Carnival is an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

It is both an indoor and outdoor event featuring Ice Sculptures, Mechanical Rides, Bouncy Castles, Games, Magicians, DJs, Food, Shopping, Animatronic Dinosaurs, and much more.

If you’re looking for amazing things to do near Toronto with family or friends this holiday season, we have you covered.

Located at the Markham Fairgrounds this unique event is sure to wow both children and adults alike. Don’t miss our live shows running daily and our incredible ice sculptures along with our roarrrring dinosaurs. This event is an immersive unique experience that you cannot miss!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://wintercarnival.to/

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