winter solstice festival kensington market

Toronto is getting a huge nighttime street festival for the winter solstice

Now that all the colourful leaves have fallen off the trees and we've seen our first fall of snow, it means that winter is just around the corner. It's time to start digging out our winter apparel and brace for the cold but not before celebrating the longest night of the year.

Later this month, Toronto is getting a huge night festival to celebrate the winter solstice.

Red Pepper Spectacle will be shutting down the streets of Kensington Market for the night for the 32nd annual festival. The streets of the neighbourhood will be full of live performances and dances to mark the longest night of the year.

After you've watched some of the performances, make your way down to Nathan Phillips Square and check out the light installations at Cavalcade of Lights.

Unfortunately due to new restrictions, the event has been canceled this year.

Lead photo by

Mark Blinch

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