The Thanksgiving long weekend is finally upon us in all of its feast, family, and pumpkin-filled glory.
And for those sticking around the city, they’ll find no shortage of things to do throughout Toronto in the coming days (and road closures, but that's another story).
Here's what's happening in Toronto this Thanksgiving long weekend.
LizzoTakes the Stage at Scotiabank Arena
Kick off the long weekend on an energetic note at tonight’s Lizzo concert. The multiple Grammy Award-winning artist will take the stage at Scotiabank Arena as part of her celebrated Special Tour -- her first world tour in three years. Multi-platinum rapper Latto will join Lizzo on stage for what is sure to be a memorable performance. Find more info here.
Toronto Pumpkinfest Takes Over Downsview Park
The Toronto Pumpkinfest returns to transform Downsview Park into a fall-themed wonderland filled with draws for the whole family. This includes a kiddie midway, games, an inflatable corn maze, food trucks, entertainment, vendors, a pumpkin patch, and performances by the SuperDogs. Find more info here.
The Latin Fall Fiesta 2022Hits Yonge-Dundas Square
Celebrate all things Latin this Sunday (October 9), as the third annual Latin Fall Fiesta takes over Yonge-Dundas Square. Showcasing Latin-American culture from over 20 countries, the vibrant (and free!) festival will feature music, live performances, food, art, hand-made crafts, traditional games, and even a parade. Find more info here.
Legends of Horror Transforms Casa Loma
Those looking to get into the spooky spirit should hit Legends of Horror at Casa Loma. The annual event takes over the grounds of the famous castle, offering an immersive theatrical interpretation of classic horror characters and terrifying installations. The 2 km outdoor walking trail begins in the lower gardens and winds through dimly lit tunnels to the basement of the castle and under the street, to the historic -- and allegedly haunted -- Stables. Midway through, guests can enjoy the Captain Morgan Bar and Lounge in the castle’s Glass Pavilion. Find more info here.
Singin’ in the Rain Makes a Splash at the Princess of Wales Theatre
Check out the splashy (literally) musical Singin’ in the Rain. The feel-good production checks all of the boxes when it comes to a memorable musical: songs the audience knows and loves, gripping performances, and captivating sets. Notably, the performance features over 14,000 litres of recycled water each performance -- and those sitting in the front row will likely get wet. Find more info here.
Toronto Chocolate Festival Host a Chocolate-Filled Afternoon Tea
Those with a preference for chocolate over pumpkin spice will find all their heart could desire at the Toronto Chocolate Festival. As part of the festivities, the OMNI King Edward Hotel will host an Afternoon Tea on Saturday and Sunday, complete with chocolates and chocolate baked goods. Find more info here.
FALL n Leaves Pop Up Takes Over Bathurst and Richmond
Taking over the southwest corner of Bathurst and Richmond, the Fall n Leaves Pop Up invites guests to get in the spirit of the season with haystacks, pumpkins, and fall-inspired eats and drinks. Here, guests can expect a woodfire barbecue pit and woodfire oven and no shortage of comforting pasta, pizza, and soups served in squash or a pumpkin. The family-friendly event will also feature a wine bar and pumpkin patch. Find more info here.