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What’s On in Markham – Nov 24th – 30th

This week the list is just FULL of events for Christmas! The Santa Parade, Christmas light shows, markets, and concerts galore! We also have a couple of music concerts for kids who like pop music and for people who love acoustic guitar. There is also a trivia night, an art festival, a magic show, and much more! Scroll down to find out What’s On in Markham – Nov 24th – 30th!

Markham Annual Festival of Lights – Main Street Markham – Nov 25th – 6pm-8pm

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 7:30pm and take in a dazzling fireworks display!

*Please note: Main Street will not be closed for this event.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

48th Annual Markham Santa Claus Parade – Nov 26th – 11am

In partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Markham, we look forward to welcoming the community back to celebrate 48 years of this festive tradition!

The parade happens rain, snow or shine, so please dress for the weather!

Limited parking is available in the area surrounding the parade route, however, parking is not permitted on Main Street Markham. Attendees are encouraged to carpool or take transit.

Joe Bowen, Canadian sportscaster affectionately known as “The Voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs,” will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal. The theme of this year’s parade is “Imagine…”

For more details click here. Price: FREE

A Very Merry Motown Christmas – Flato Markham Theatre – Nov 25th – 8pm

Colourful, engaging and full of fun. A Very Merry Motown Christmas takes you to a time when the best holiday playlist was filled with the unmistakable soul, rhythm, and groove of classic motor city cool. Hits from, The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Marvin Gaye and others, alongside Christmas and Motown classics sung by the greatest acts of the legendary label come alive. incredible back-up singers and a true-to-Motown-form band. Christmas is a time for celebration and what could be more festive than a holiday tribute to the best from the legendary music powerhouse era of Motown.

For more details click here. Price: from $60

Pavlo in Concert – The Santorini Tour – Flato Markham Theatre – Nov 26th – 8pm

Pavlo, a true World Music Artist returns from filming his 4th PBS TV Concert Special – Live in Santorini, Greece. Pavlo will be joined on stage by his world-class band and very special guests. Enjoy an evening of Mediterranean guitar and Imagine you’re on the island of Santorini for a few hours as you enjoy this Feel good concert with Pavlo’s signature blend of Spanish/Greek/Rumba/Flamenco music. OPA!!!!

For more details click here. Price: from $15

Stouffville Holiday Market – Memorial Park Stouffville – Nov 25th-27th

Visit outdoor artisanal vendors, take photos with Santa, enjoy food & drinks and live entertainment from Don Amero, Good Lovelies, Preston Pablo and Shawn Hook throughout the weekend in Memorial Park, Civic Square, and Main Street.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

Toronto Zoo’s Holiday Marketplace – Toronto Zoo – until Dec 20th

Your Toronto Zoo is excited to be hosting a two-day Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, November 19th, and Sunday, November 20th!

This 2-day indoor/outdoor market will showcase over 40 amazing artisans, processors, and producers from our local and surrounding communities. Shop local for gifts for the upcoming holiday season and enjoy festive photo opportunities while exploring the Zoo with friends and family. Holiday-inspired food and drink will be available for purchase. By shopping locally, you are helping to protect the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

For more details click here. Price: FREE with Zoo Admission from $13.30

Mini Pop Kids Bright Lights Tour 2022 – Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill – Nov 26th 1pm & 5pm

The Mini Pop Kids are back in theatres and relighting the stage with their brand-new “Bright Lights RELIT” 2022 Concert Tour featuring the year’s biggest hits!

This jam-packed concert features songs by Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, BTS, Harry Styles, and Olivia Rodrigo alongside throwback favorites that EVERYONE will love. This isn’t just a show, it’s an experience for the whole family! Don’t miss your chance to sing, dance, and POP with Canada’s best-selling kids music group, The Mini Pop Kids!

For more details click here. Price: from $33.89

Magical Christmas Forest at the Kortright Centre – Nov 25th – 5pm- 9pm

Experience a winter wonderland filled with lights, crafts, activities, wagon rides, and treats for the whole family — and enjoy a visit with Santa in his cabin!

For more details click here. Price: from $25.50

SeeWhatSheCanDo Women & Dogs Forest Hike – Eldred King Woodlands – Whitchurch-Stouffville – Nov 26th – 9am-10am

Bring your dog and gal pals and join our Women and Dogs Circle hike as we explore a beautiful York Regional Forest trail.

For more details click here. Price: FREE

2022 CCYAA Youth Art Festival – 22 Esna Park Drive, Markham – Nov 25th – 6.30pm

The Youth Art Festival is a comprehensive youth theatrical performance that mainly focuses on youth dance and music programs, combined with painting and calligraphy, sports, and folk art performances. It is a grand literary and artistic exchange event! This event aims to create an art platform for Canadian youth art lovers to show themselves and integrate into multiculturalism. To create a better future for children on the road to the temple of art.

For more details click here. Price: from $38

Kindred Spirits Trivia Night – Rouge River Brewing Company – Nov 24th – 7pm

Hosted by Question Everything Trivia, drop in to Rouge River Brewing Company and get pumped for pop culture trivia extravaganza hosted by comedian, and child at heart, Ari Issac (@summeroftong)! 10 categories and interactive games focused on pop culture’s best and brightest celebs, tv, movies music and so much more!

For more details click here. Price: FREE

The North Pole Light Up Express – York-Durham Heritage Railway – Uxbridge – Nov 27th & various dates through December

Join us for our beloved Christmas Story on Rails. Every guest will be served Chocolate Milk and cookies during this magical train ride that takes the whole family to the NORTH POLE. During the journey to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus will greet our guests as well as Santa’s Friends who will share stories, dances, and songs with your entire family! Don’t miss out on the tree lighting ceremony before the event begins and of course the destination to THE NORTH POLE, During the ride back, Santa will give each child a gift- as the first gift of Christmas. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! COME DRESSED IN YOUR CHRISTMAS PJS OR FAVOURITE FAMILY ATTIRE NO ONSITE PARKING AVAILABLE. PUBLIC PARKING IS AVAILABLE.

Also available:

  • Santa Express Train Ride – Nov 26th
  • Santa and Mrs Claus Pancake Breakfast Train to the North Pole – Nov 27th
  • Murder at the Christmas Station Dinner – Dec 1st

For more details click here. Price: from $34.99

Pingles Christmas Fest – Pingles Farm Market, Hampton – Nov 26th-Dec 18th

Join us for the ho-ho-holidays!

There’s so much to do on the farm this holiday season! As you enter the farm, follow the Merriest Merry Christmas trail to guide you and your family through all the events. Of course, meeting the big guy is number one on the list. Meet Santa and get pictures in our extra special heated Santa tent. Next, create a family tradition and make your own Christmas ornament. Take a ride on our polar express wagon and help solve a Christmas mystery. Mrs Claus will be waiting for you to warm up with some cookies – decorate a cookie and eat it on the spot or take it home! And then enjoy a pancakes holiday party in the mistletoe indoor seating area – eat, drink and be merry! Also, we have a variety of yummy foods available and warm up by the bonfires. Bonus! Pick out your family Christmas tree and have a one-stop shop family holiday adventure.


  • Photo’s with the man of the hour, Santa!
  • Take a ride on the Pingle’s ‘Polar Express’ for this magical story time experience.
  • Make your own ornaments
  • Decorate Christmas Cookies with our unofficial head baker, Mrs. Clause!
  • Grab a hot drink or some festive food & enjoy live music in our entertainment area. Picnic table seating is available first come first serve.
  • The perfect spot to cozy up with your drink from the DIY Hot Chocolate Bar! First come first serve.
  • Build an over the top cup of cheer, with our DIY Hot Chocolate Bar! ($$)
  • Make sure to say hello to the ‘off duty reindeer’ (aka our donkeys!)
  • Shop our selection of Balsam & Fraser Firs.
  • Our greenhouse has been transformed into a winter wonderland, and we guarantee shopping here will leave you feeling extra holly jolly!
  • Shop our selection of seasonal items & farm favourites like pies, fudge, baked goods & Ontario produce.

For more details click here. Price: from $22.00 pp ($10 for dogs) – includes all activities and a photo with Santa.

Champions of Magic: Worldwide Wonder Tour 2022 – Nov 30th – 7.30pm

Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects. Described by the press as ‘The Avengers of magic’ catch the only team of magicians in the world as they present their original, phenomenal ensemble illusions. They’ve sold out shows across the globe, been featured on every major US TV network, and racked up over 50 million views online… but you haven’t seen magic until you’ve seen it live! The Champions Of Magic cast presents incredible interactive magic, a daring escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a mind-blowing prediction that has to be seen to be believed, levitation high above the stage, and a finale beyond explanation. The show happens all around the theatre and features spectacular illusions that can’t be seen anywhere else. Don’t miss this unbelievable show to entertain the entire family and see why fans return to see one of the world’s biggest touring illusion shows time and time again. 

For more details click here. Price: from $59.52

Heads Up for:

Puppy Yoga – Bike & Barre Studio Markham – Dec 4th & 11th – 11am

GTA Puppy Yoga is popping up in Markham this December! These classes are perfect for yoga enthusiasts and puppy lovers alike. Classes are taught as an introductory class, with a focus on positivity and relaxation. Throughout the class, the puppies will explore the room and will approach our guests as the class goes on. A typical yoga class will begin with a brief introduction of the do’s and don’ts of puppy yoga, followed by approximately 45 minutes of yoga, and ending with approximately 15 minutes of free time to socialize with the puppies and take the perfect photo or video with your new FURiends! 

These classes sell out fast – so hence the heads up!

For more details click here. Price: $39.99 Click here for their Instagram.

Adil Esmail

Adil Esmail

Hey there! I'm Adil. I work in Markham with Century 21 Percy Fulton with home sellers and home buyers. With my experience of 29 years and over 1,100 properties sold, I have helped many clients find their dream home or sell their home for more than they expected. The best praise I've ever received from a client was: "Our experience with Adil has been fantastic. He is so diligent in what he does. There was always instant communication from him. We feel we made the right decision in hiring him. I would recommend him to anyone. In fact, we had friends who were looking and we recommended him to them - amazing.” I don’t think of selling homes as a job, I think of it as a responsibility. Whether you’re selling and need a specific amount of money out of the sale or you’re buying and you have specific needs, I will not rest until you’re happy. What drives me is the smile on my clients faces when they get what they want. If you're looking for a Realtor who you can trust with your most valuable asset, I'd love to work with you. I'm humbled to have been recognized as one of the top teams in Canada for Century 21 for 13 consecutive years. When I'm not helping people, I love spending time with my kids and I also love sports.