A list of 10 family fun things to do for Thanksgiving weekend in Toronto including Thanksgiving dinner/brunch, Harvest festivals, weekend trip ideas and more!
FYI – Starting October 10th:
For all other events like concerts, see Things to Do this Weekend.
Visit near-by farms and enjoy harvest festivals in GTA.
Apple Picking / Pumpkin Patches
Visit a pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin for that spooky Jack-O-Lantern!
Get lost this weekend amongst the giant stalks of corn.
Create warm, festive memories of Thanksgiving and enjoy a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Fall Colour Tours
As the season of leaf-peeping begins, a great opportunity to drive out away from the city and make a quick getaway awaits. Provincial parks, quaint towns, and wonderful geological attractions span around Toronto, offer Toronto locals a chance to see the changing fall colours and get outdoors to bask in the cool air. See here for a list of 25-day trip ideas to see nature come alive in hues of gold and red.
Attend a Drive-in Movie or a Concert
With COVID-19 upending live theatre and concerts, many organizers are offering drive-in concert/movie options.
See Salmon Run
Early September to November when temperatures are between 3°C to 10°C is the time to see Salmon (Coho, Chinook) migrating upstream from Ontario’s Great Lakes to lay their eggs in the shallows before winter settles in.
Halloween Night of Lights: Go on an immersive, drive-thru experience like none other, featuring more than 700,000 LED lights animated and synchronized to your favourite Halloween tunes.
Terra Lumina: Enjoy an immersive experience along a 1.5 km walking path that travels into the future and back at Toronto Zoo.
Go on a Waterfall Hike
There are plenty of waterfalls near Toronto and Autumn is a fantastic time for a waterfall tripping, when leaves are bathed in hues of yellows and reds!
Get a head start on Halloween
Witness magnificent works of pumpkin artistry – 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins, creating more than 100 sculptures, displayed among a series of jack-o-lanterns all illuminated after dark at Country Heritage Park in Milton.
Horror Hallways – 401 Mini-Indy Go-Karts, 37 Stoffel Drive, Toronto
Haunted Hollows Scream Park – 18444 Yonge Street, East Gwillimbury
Zombie Hunt 2020 – York Region