Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry! Here is a list of restaurants in Toronto that are offering special Christmas menus (like brunch, lunch, dinner, and buffets) this year.
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What’s On This Page
- Restaurants Serving Christmas Brunch, Lunch and Dinner in Toronto 2019
- Festive Lunches and Afternoon Teas in Toronto 2019
- Toronto Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve/Day (No Special Menu)
- Christmas Turkey Dinner To Go in Toronto 2019
- Greater Toronto Christmas Events and Festivals 2019
- Christmas Beyond Toronto
- Holiday Gift Guide 2019
- New Year’s Eve Dinners/Galas and Brunch in Metro Vancouver 2019/2020
RESTAURANTS SERVING CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY BRUNCH, LUNCH AND DINNER IN TORONTO 2019
Here are restaurants serving special menus on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in Toronto.
|Tundra Restaurant & Bar @ Hilton Toronto||Dinner Buffet, Brunch Buffet||$72 (Adult)|
$35 (Child 5 - 12)
|Details||Dec 24 (5 pm onwards); Dec 25 (Brunch 11:30 am; Dinner 5 pm onwards)||Toronto|
|Hemingway's||Prix-Fixe Dinner||$19||$19 for turkey with all the fixings, including Pumpkin Pie. Book here: https://www.opentable.ca/r/hemingways-reservations-toronto|
|Old Mill Toronto||Brunch Buffet, Dinner Buffet||$55 (Adult)|
$25 (Child 6 - 11)
|Holiday feast complete with all the traditional favourites. Brunch and Dinner available all days of Dec 24 - 26. Details||Dec 24 - 26||Etobicoke|
|STK - Toronto||Dinner Feature||Roasted Linz Prime Rib Special With Truffle Madera Sauce, Along With Full STK Steakhouse Menu. Children's Menu Also Available. Details||Dec 24 & 25||Toronto|
|LOUIX LOUIS||TBD||TBD||TBD||Dec 25||Toronto|
|12 Tables||Prix-Fixe Dinner||$99||Details||Dec 24 & 25||North York|
|Toulà Ristorante & Bar||Prix-Fixe Dinner||$59||3-Course dinner. Details||Dec 24, 25 Dec 26||Toronto|
|TOCA Restaurant @ Ritz Carlton||Brunch Buffet, Prix-Fixe Dinner||$99 (Christmas Eve Brunch)|
$149 (Christmas Eve Dinner)
$149 (Christmas Day Brunch)
$149 (Christmas Day Dinner)
|Christmas Eve Brunch Buffet; Christmas Eve 4-Course Tasting Menu; Christmas Day Brunch Buffet; Christmas Day 4-Course Tasting Menu. Details||Dec 24 (Brunch 12 pm - 2 pm; Dinner 5 pm - 12 am) & 25||Toronto|
|Omni King Edward Hotel||Brunch Buffet, Dinner Buffet||$125 (Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet)|
$115 (Christmas Day Brunch)
$135 (Christmas Day Dinner Buffet)
|Seasonal carving stations for turkey and ham are accompanied by all of your favourite side dishes, like roasted winter vegetables and cranberry sauce. Finish off your meal with a visit to our dessert table, abundant with an array of cakes and pastries.||Dec 24 (Dinner 5 pm - 10 pm); Dec 25 (Brunch 10:30 am - 4 pm; Dinner 5 pm - 10 pm)||Toronto|
|Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa||Prix-Fixe Brunch, Prix-Fixe Dinner||$60 (Adult - Brunch)|
$30 (Child - Brunch)
$85 (Adult - Dinner)
$42.50 (Child - Dinner)
|3-course plated brunch. By reservation only. 4-Course dinner. Details||Dec 25: Brunch 11:30 am - 2:30 pm; Dinner 5 pm - 8 pm||Alton|
|Reign Toronto @ Fairmont Royal York||Prix-Fixe Meal||$120 (Adult - Christmas Day)|
$60 (Child - Christmas Day)
|Christmas Eve: Enjoy à la carte menu items of seasonal favourites that include, Carrot & Tamarind Soup, Roasted Ontario Free Range Turkey, Leg Sausage, Stuffing and an Ice Wine “Trifle” to top it all off. Details|
Christmas Day: 3-course Christmas Day menu with live music and visit from Santa. Visit from Santa: 3 pm - 8 pm. Live Entertainment: 11 am - 3 pm and 5 pm - 9 pm
|Dec 24; Dec 25 (11 am - 10 pm)||Toronto|
|The Drake Hotel||Prix-Fixe Dinner||$39||In your reservation, pease note how many plates you would like to pre-order. (NOTE: regular dinner menu will not be available, only snack menu (not includ sushi) + turkey dinner). Details||Dec 25: 4 pm onwards||Toronto|
|Drake Devonshire||Prix-Fixe Dinner||$39||In your reservation, pease note how many plates you would like to pre-order. (NOTE: regular dinner menu will not be available, only snack menu (not includ sushi) + turkey dinner). Details||Dec 25: 4 pm onwards||Wellington|
|Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Yonge & Front||Special Features||Specialty menu featuring roasted pumpkin soup, a roast turkey dinner, and sticky toffee pudding. Regular à la carte dinner menu will also be available. Details||Dec 25: 4 pm onwards||North York|
|Library Bar @ Fairmont Royal York||Special Features||Library Bar is offering special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day à la carte menu items. Start with a velvety squash & apple bisque soup, followed by a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and finish with a sweet chocolatey, clementine sacher torte. Details||Dec 25||Toronto|
|Bar Mason Restaurant||Brunch Buffet||$49||Details||Dec 25: 11 am - 2 pm||Guelph|
|Teller's Bar @ One King West Hotel||Prix-Fixe Dinner||$65||Details||Dec 24 & 25||Toronto|
|Anchor & Ore||Brunch Buffet||$48 (Adult)|
$24 (Child under 12)
|Details||Dec 25: 10 am & 12 pm||Thunder Bay|
|Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa||Brunch Buffet, Dinner Buffet||$65 (Adult)|
$32 (Child 5 - 10)
|Savoury Christmas turkey with all the holiday trimmings, a magnificent array of international cuisines, oyster bar, succulent beef carving station, the freshest seafood dishes and an amazing|
selection of delightful desserts to complete the festive menu. Live entertainment will also serenade you and your guests with all your favourite Christmas songs.
|Dec 25: Brunch 11 am & 1:30 pm; Dinner 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Markham|
|Veloute||Prix-Fixe Meal||$53||Turkey dinner including vegetables and choice of home made dessert. Details||Dec 24||Toronto|
|Cafe Boulud||$110 (Christmas Eve)|
$120 (Christmas Day)
|3-Course menu on the night of the 24th and all day the 25th with festive offerings.Details||Dec 24 (Dinner); Dec 25 (all day)||Toronto|
FESTIVE LUNCHES AND AFTERNOON TEAS IN TORONTO 2019
Here are restaurants serving festive lunches or afternoon teas through the holiday season in Toronto.
|Tundra Restaurant & Bar @ Hilton Toronto||Nutcracker Menu||$44 (Adult)|
|Available lunch or dinner. Includes Sugar Plum Fairy Gala Sweets Gift Bag for kids. Details||Dec 12 - Jan 2 performance days||Toronto|
|TOCA Restaurant @ Ritz Carlton||Nutcracker Afternoon Tea||$129||Details||Every Saturday & Sunday Nov 30 - Jan 5||Toronto|
|TOCA Restaurant @ Ritz Carlton||Festive Chese & Wine Tasting||$85||Details||Dec 14: 2 pm - 3:30 pm; 3 pm - 4:40 pm||Toronto|
|Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa||Festive Sunday Brunch||$57 (Adult)|
$17 (Child 5 - 12)
|3-Course brunch. Details||Dec 1, 8, 15: 12 pm - 2:30 pm||Alton|
|Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa||Nutcracker Festive Tea||Starting at $35||Details||Dec 21 & 22: 11:30 am or 3:30 pm||Alton|
|Headwaters Restaurant at Millcroft Inn & Spa||Christmas Lunch||$54||3-course plated lunch, featuring roasted turkey. Available Monday - Thursday, by reservation only. Ideal for small office gatherings or groups of friends and family. Details||Nov 25 - Dec 12||Alton|
|Library Bar @ Fairmont Royal York||Holiday Tea||$60||Details||Every Saturday & Sunday Nov 30 - Jan 1: 12 pm, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 2:45 pm||Toronto|
|Library Bar @ Fairmont Royal York||Piper's Festive Sandwich||Confit of Turkey Leg, Butter Sage Stuffing, Grandma’s Pan Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and French Fries. Details||Tuesday - Saturdays Nov 29 - Dec 18: 4:30 pm - 11 pm||Toronto|
|Cafe Boulud||Prix-Fixe Brunch||$66 (2 courses)|
$74 (3 courses)
|Details||Dec 6, 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, Jan 1||Toronto|
|The Omni King Edward Hotel||The Queen's Holiday Lunch||$59||Served in Victoria Café. Details||Dec 3 - 12: Tuesday - Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm||Toronto|
|The Omni King Edward Hotel||Nutcracker Afternoon Tea||$59||Cozy up in Victoria Café this winter with a cup of Sugar Plum Fairy tea and indulge in our traditional Nutcracker Tea, inspired by the ballet. Delight in delicate finger sandwiches, decadent pastries and scones while catching up with your loved ones. Details||Nov 29 - Dec 29: Wednesday and Thursday (2:30 pm - 5 pm); Friday through Sunday (1:30 pm - 5 pm)||Toronto|
|The Omni King Edward Hotel||Festive Sunday Brunch||$72||Featuring traditional offerings like eggs Benedict, flaky breakfast pastries, chilled seafood and, of course, their famous beef Wellington. Served in Sovereign Ballroom.||Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm||Toronto|
|Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa||Mistletoe Lunch Buffet||$36 (Adult)|
$18 (Child 5 - 10)
|Details||Dec 5, 6, 11, 12, 13: 11:30 am - 2 pm||Markham|
|Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa||Traditional Afternoon Tea||$32||Guests will be presented with a delectable tier stand featuring a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, eclair, fruit tart, panna cotta, opera cake and almond madeleines with a cup of loose leaf tea from Sloane Tea or coffee. Details||Dec 7, 14, 21 & 28: 11:30 am - 3 pm||Markham|
|Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa||Sunday Afternoon Tea Buffet||$24 (Adult)|
$11 (Child 5 - 10)
|Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, chocolate fountain, cakes and more. Details||Dec 1, 8, 15, 22,29: 3 pm - 5 pm||Markham|
|Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre & Spa||Festive Brunch Buffet||$48 (Adult)|
$24 (Child 5 - 10)
|Features succulent roast turkey complemented with all the trimmings; an array of scrumptious dessert, ginger bread, Christmas puddings and yuletide logs. Details||Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 11 am - 2:00 pm||Markham|
Toronto Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve/Day (No Special Menu)
- Proof Kitchen + Lounge: Dec 24 (6:30 am – 9 pm), Dec 25 (8 am – 9 pm) (Waterloo, ON)
- Khazana Milton – by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor (Milton, ON)
- Pizza Rustica Restaurant & Bar (Toronto, ON)
Greater Toronto Christmas Events and Festivals 2019
Here are some Christmas events and festivals around Toronto.
|Aurora Winter Festival||Just in time for the festive season, the Canadian National Exhibition is transforming the Ontario Place West Island into a spectacular celebration of light and adventure as the Aurora Winter Festival comes to life for the second consecutive year.|
Taking place from Friday, November 22, 2019 thru Sunday, January 5, 2020, this magical winter wonderland features four distinct mystical worlds for guests to explore, as well as enchanting characters, stunning light installations, fabulous food experiences, marketplaces, amusement rides and more.
Inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the Aurora Borealis’ northern lights, the Aurora Winter Festival features entertainment and interactive experiences that will delight people of all ages and backgrounds.
|Nov 22 - Jan 5|
|WinterFest at Canada's Wonderland||Canada’s Wonderland will be magically transformed into a winter Wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer during WinterFest! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, savory treats and fanciful Christmas activities.||Select nights Nov 22 - Dec 31|
|Glow Gardens||Experience a family-friendly indoor wonderland as you celebrate the magic of Christmas and help the elves uncover Santa’s lost presents! Enjoy interactive light gardens, illuminated structures, delicious food, festive drinks and daily live entertainment all under the twinkle of a million lights.||Nov 28 - Jan 4|
|Details||A traditional European Christmas market done Toronto-style in the charming Distillery Historic District in the heart of the city.||Nov 14 - Dec 22|
|Venus Fest Winter Market||Venus Fest is hosting our first Winter Market, showcasing local businesses run by and supporting women and non-binary folks. Come out and experience local, hand-crafted goods for your winter season and solstice time gatherings. Get to know the businesses in your community and stay for a coffee or a drink.||Dec 16: 11 am - 5 pm|
|A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle||This December join us to celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma during A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle. We are excited to host a wide range of activities and thrilling performances that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Enjoy new shows by famed illusionist entertainer Professor Wick and ice skating performers Glisse on Ice. These spectacles of illusions and wonder will amaze audiences young and old alike. Guests will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle which will be resplendent with holiday décor, including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designers. As always kids are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop and participate in festive arts and crafts, visit with wintery holiday mascots, and much more. On weekends, Casa Loma will host special meet and greets with characters from Paw Patrol.||Dec 1 - Jan 5|
|Home Alone in Concert by Toronto Symphony Orchestra||The Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays along to Home Alone.||Dec 6 & 7|
|Vegan Christmas Market||A free event open to the general public, the Vegan Christmas Market gathers under one roof a selection of vendors offering a wide range of vegan products. All made without animal exploitation, you will find among these products pastries, prepared meals, chocolate treats, cosmetic products, artisanal soaps, clothing, and more.||Dec 14|
|Holiday Fair in the Square||Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.|
Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Wine Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!
Perfectly situated in the heart of the downtown core, Holiday Fair in Nathan Phillips Square hosts hundreds of thousands of holiday shoppers, families, young professionals, and teenagers looking for Toronto’s newest holiday shopping event destination. It is a holiday fair and a Christmas market rolled into one new, distinctly Toronto tradition.
|Dec 7 - 23|
Christmas Turkey Dinner To Go in Toronto 2019
If you want to leave the Christmas cooking to someone else this year, here is a list of places in Toronto that are offering Christmas turkey dinner to go.
CHRISTMAS BEYOND TORONTO
Looking to celebrate Christmas in another Canadian city? Check out the guides below.
- Vancouver, BC
- Whistler, BC
- Victoria, BC
- Banff, AB
- Calgary, AB
- Edmonton, AB
- Saskatoon, SK
- Winnipeg, MB
- Ottawa, ON
- Halifax, NS
Holiday Gift Guide 2019
Looking for a holiday gift for yourself and your loved ones? Check out my 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.
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NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNERS/GALAS AND BRUNCH IN Greater Toronto 2019/2020
New Year’s in Toronto: Here is list of restaurants in Toronto that are offering special New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2019/2020 menus (like brunch, lunch, dinner, and buffets).