Things to do in Toronto this weekend mean the arrival of one of the world's biggest indoor Christmas festivals as GLOW kicks off a season of fun. Union Station just got a huge outdoor skating rink. The Black Friday deals are hot and there's music, movies, markets and more.Events you might want to check out:
GLOW (November 28 - January 4 @ Toronto Congress Centre)
Get ready to be lost in a winter wonderland as this huge new indoor Christmas festival brings with it over 50,000 lights, food, drinks and shopping.
Cher (November 29 @ Scotiabank Arena)
The one and only glam queen Cher is back as part of her Here We Go again tour to blow the roof off with her classic mega hits.
Union Station Skating Rink (November 29 - January 4 @ Union Station)
Lace up for the opening of Toronto's newest outdoor skating rink as Union Station welcomes in folks to zip across the ice free of charge.
Cavalcade of Lights (November 30 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
The dark night sky is about to be lit up during this free fireworks show alongside the first lighting of the Christmas tree, music and skating.
Horror-Rama (November 30 - December 1 @ 918 Bathurst)
Cult and horror movies are at the centre of this big film festival with special guests, shopping, attractions and lots more over two days.
Evergreen's Winter Village (November 30 - December 22 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Evergreen Brick Works is turning into a winter village this December that's free to check out and includes skating, games, food, drinks and shopping.
A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle (December 1 - January 5 @ Casa Loma)
Casa Loma is once again transforming into a winter wonderland for a season of holiday fun, including light displays, performances, skating and lots more.
Tunnel of Glam (December 1 - January 6 @ Yonge + St. Clair)
Back again is this sparkly walkthrough to feature over 14 million reversible sequins covering the entire space.
The Thirsty Elf (November 28 - December 21 @ Fairmont Royal York)
Tacky Christmas sweaters, kitschy decor and festive cocktails are on at this pop-up holiday bar inside Toronto's smallest bar.
Everything To Do With Sex Show (November 29 - December 1 @ International Centre)
Take your freak game to the next level at this huge show that showcases the newest innovations in sex products for all kinds of bedroom fun.
Light Up The Beach (November 29 - February 23 @ The Beaches Boardwalk)
The Beaches is getting into the holiday spirit as the annual lights festival returns with thousands of twinkling lights that will line the boardwalk.
Polar Bear Dip (November 30 @ Woodbine Beach)
Folks are preparing for the ultimate brain freeze as they take the plunge in the name of youth mental health programming by running into the lake.
Brockhampton (November 29 @ Coca-Cola Coliseum)
Get ready to groove with the boys of Brockhampton, as their smooth raps set over R&B beats will have you swaying all night.
Prozzäk (November 30 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
Calling all 90s kids for a final performance by animated pop duo Prozzäk as they wrap up 20 years of beats with a farewell tour.
The Menzingers (December 1 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre)
With a sound that meshes punk, pop and indie, The Menzingers are ready to rip up the stage alongside Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse.
Videodrunk Film Festival (November 28-30 @ The Grand Gerrard)
The best of underground and experimental film, horror and alternative comedy cinema is screening at this annual festival and its new location.
Akira (November 29 @ The Royal Cinema)
Anime lovers are in for a treat as the classic 1988 film gets a final screening before being taken out of circulation theatrically starting in December.
48 Hour Film Project (December 1 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Catch a selection of short films of the year at this festival with 15 works by Toronto filmmakers who had just 48 hours to create their works.
Friday Night Live (November 29 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
#FNL is back and things are getting supernatural inside the old museum during this party dedicated to vampires and the occult.
Metaverse (November 29 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre)
Get ready to go bump in the night at this big interactive party experience with hot beats all night, aerial performances and circus acts.
New Ho Queen (November 29 @ Round)
It's a celebration of queer Asian culture with a night of music, dance and good vibes courtesy of a stellar lineup of local DJs spinning all night.
Yohomo (November 30 @ Luné)
Things are going to get sweaty as Yahoo returns with a night of dance to feature local DJs, dancers, smoke, lights, mirrors and a new location.
Hey Girl Hey (November 30 @ The Baby G)
It's a long overdue tribute to the queen of avant electro pop FKA twigs with a night of dress up and dance in honour of her new album Magdalene.
Indigenous Artisan Marketplace (November 29 - December 1 @ Native Canadian Centre of Toronto)
Works by Indigenous artists are on at this big market with handmade items and crafts including beadwork, clothing, jewellery and more.
The Come Up Market (November 30 @ Northern Contemporary Gallery)
Art, fashion, beauty and cool finds make up this market dedicated to emerging makers that specialize in streetwear, hairstyling and services.
Chanukah Market (December 1 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns)
A celebration of Jewish food culture is on at this huge market with festive treats, gifts, entertainment, music and cooking demos.
Flamingo Market (December 1 @ Buddies in Bad Times)
Toronto's LGBTQ2SIA+ business owners and makers are dropping by for this market with lots of unique gifts, artwork, crafts and cool finds.
Merry Moose Market (December 1 @ ildsjel collective)
This small but mighty market is where you'll find lots of unique gifts with local makers selling treats, art, handmade goods and more.
Shuk Machane Yehuda (December 1-2 @ Promenade Mall)
Traditional Middle Eastern food and goods are at the centre of this huge market with speciality goods like olives, dried fruit, bourekas, candy and spices.
GH Marketplace (December 1 @ Gladstone Hotel)
This market features a carefully selected group of makers that work at the intersections of art, design, craft and fashion.
Ontario Vintage Market (December 1-22 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
A big selection of vintage clothing, accessories and furniture is on at this market with sells from all over the province dropping by.
Biennial of Art (September 21 - December 1 @ Multiple Venues)
It's the final weekend to soak up art and culture around the city free of charge as this new festival wraps up its first year.
Forever 21 Liquidation Sale (October 8 - November 30 @ Multiple Venues)
Forever 21 is saying goodbye with a final weekend of sales at stores around the city before this staple of youthful fashion shutters for good.
One of a Kind Winter Show (November 21 - December 1 @ Enercare Centre)
There's still a few days left to check out the winter edition of this huge show featuring artists and makers from all over the country.
Cinéfranco Film Festival (November 22-30 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Cinéfranco is set to wrap up for another year but not before a final weekend of screening some of the best films from Quebec cinema.
by Lisa Power via blogTO