Weekend events in Toronto bring on the Christmas cheer in a big way as Casa Loma decks its halls with holiday fun. Evergreen Brick Works is turning into a winter wonderland and there's lots of markets, music, film and fun stuff happening all over the city.Events you might want to check out:
The Last Pogo Jumps Again (December 1 @ Revue Cinema)
Toronto's punk scene comes alive once gain with a screening of this doc that chronicles the movement and a special art installation made of old bills.
Evergreen's Winter Village (December 1-31 @ Evergreen Brick Works)
Evergreen Brick Works is once again turning into a winter wonderland with an outdoor skating rink, food, drinks, a holiday market and lots more.
A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle (December 1 - January 6 @ Casa Loma)
Like something out of a fairy tale, Casa Loma is hosting its annual Christmas celebration with dazzling lights, performances and an evening series.
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball (December 2 @ Scotiabank Arena)
A star-studded lineup of artists are in Toronto for this big concert featuring The Chainsmokers, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Loud Luxury and lots more.
Matty Matheson Book Tour (November 30 @ Indigo Bay & Bloor)
Celebrity chef Matty Matheson is trekking across Canada to chat about his new cookbook and stopping in Toronto for the day.
Light Up the Beach (November 30 @ The Beaches)
The Beaches gets festive with this annual light display strewn along the boardwalk that makes for a wintery wonderland throughout the season.
The Junction Holiday Market (November 30 - December 2 @ Multiple Venues)
The Junction is hosting a big holiday market with a weekend of musical performances, parties, shopping, activities, food, bonfires and lots more.
Polar Bear Dip (December 1 @ Cherry Beach)
For all the brave souls out there, the Brainfreeze polar bear dip is back to put the cold in perspective and raise money for your mental health.
Frost Fair (December 1 @ Fort York National Historic Site)
Festive fun is on at Fort York with a holiday fair, featuring a big market of local artisans, workshops, games, crafts and old timely traditions.
Holiday Fair In Nathan Phillips Square (December 1-23 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Nathan Phillips Square transforms into a huge winter carnival with a marketplace, skating, food trucks and entertainment all month long.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year (December 1 - March 31 @ Royal Ontario Museum)
Outrageous, fascinating and incredible captures of the world's many different species will be on display by some of the most renowned photographers.
Japanese Winter Festival (December 2 @ Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre)
Fuyu Matsuri, the JCCC's annual winter festival, returns with a full day of Christmas shopping, activities, food and a special wellness room.
Charlotte Cardin (November 30 @ The Danforth Music Hall)
The enigmatic Montreal singer Charlotte Cardin embodies both old world soul with a distinct jazz influence and new-age pop and electro sounds.
Majestic Casual (November 30 @ Adelaide Hall)
The cool tunes of Majestic Casual goes live with a showcase of some of the brand's biggest DJ's and producers as part of its North American tour.
Speculation (November 30 - December 1 @ Music Gallery)
A multi-disciplinary concert, this show features live performances monologues, visuals and several podcasters, including the lovely Laurie Brown.
J Mascis (December 1 @ The Great Hall)
Indie folk rock singer J Mascis has embarked on a solo journey that has brought his down to earth sound to Toronto.
The Penalty (November 30 @ Imagine Cinemas Carlton Cinema)
Amnesty International is on hand to present a free screening of this doc that looks at the death penalty, and host speakers to discuss the pressing topic.
Little Terrors (November 30 @ Eyesore Cinema)
A bunch of horror shorts are screening as Rue Morgue Mag and Unstable Ground present some gory goodies at its new space inside the Eyesore Cinema.
Happy As Lazzaro (November 30 @ TIFF Bell Lightbox)
Alice Rohrwacher's new film has been receiving a lot of buzz after winning Best Screenplay at Cannes for this story about a time travelling outsider.
Prosecuting Evil (November 30 - December 6 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
Ben Ferencz was only 27 when he prosecuted 22 men at Nuremberg and has since devoted his life to fighting for justice and an international rule of law.
Kiki's Delivery Service (December 1 @ Revue Cinema)
One of director Hayao Miyazaki's most acclaimed works gets a screening for anime fans to get in on Kiki and Jiji's witchy adventures.
Pop By The Rink (November 30 - December 2 @ Harbourfront Centre – Natrel Rink)
Dance it out to all the pop tunes on ice as Nordic pop stars Hildur, WhoMadeWho, Annie and Nive and the Deer Children perform live.
Wimmin (November 30 @ Handlebar)
Calling all queer rock and rollers for this dance party featuring all the best rock and punk hits from Patti Smith, X-Ray Spex, PJ Harvey and lots more.
Michael Jackson vs. Prince (December 1 @ Revival)
The power of the biggest names in 80s pop are combined for this big dance party with all the classics, visuals and surprises all night long.
Thank U, Next (December 1 @ Sneaky Dee's)
Celebrate the release of pop princess Ari's new single with a dance party that includes all her hits, remixes, features and all her girl pop pals.
Really Really Free Market (December 1 @ Campbell Park)
This completely free market with books, clothing, furniture and odds and ends is all totally free of charge.
Leslieville Christmas Pop-Up Market (December 1-2 @ The Lighthouse Church)
Bring your holiday shopping list to this curated artisan market with local makers, drinks, music and a soup competition.
Christmas Craft Sale and Flea Market (December 1-2 @ Native Canadian Centre of Toronto)
Over 40 local Indigenous crafter sand artisans are selling lots of holiday goodies alongside food, activities and lots more.
Filipinoesque Pop-Up (December 1-2 @ IN | A Lifestyle Space)
Traditional Filipino treats are on at this mini-market featuring clothing from Cambio & Co, an ice cream bar, talks and a mixer.
Pixel and Bristle (December 1-2 @ The Drake Hotel)
Toronto artists will be on hand for a special design and typography market with prints, cards, gifts, signage, coasters, wall art, bags and more for sale.
The Citizens Collective Holiday Market (December 1-2 @ 9 Ossington Avenue)
Over 35 local makers and travelling brands will be on hand for a two-day curated pop-up market with decor, jewellery, skin care, clothing, art and more.
Blacksaw Pop-Up (December 1-2 @ Kotn)
Blacksaw is hosting a pop-up featuring their sustainably-sourced, ethically-sourced alpaca, wool and recycled blankets just in time for snuggle season.
The Wanderly x Hawkly Holiday Pop-up (December 1-31 @ 978 Queen St. West)
The Wanderly is showcasing their signature designs that include clothing, jewellery, decor and gifts are this curated holiday market.
Liberty Village Holiday Market (December 2 @ 99 Sudbury Glass Factory)
Over 50 local artisans are coming out for this huge market with tons of unique works by craft-makers, photographers, designers and foodies.
Merry Moose Market (December 2 @ ildsjel Collective)
Norwegian flair with some Toronto soul comes together for a curated market of local creators selling handmade wears alongside food, drinks and tunes.
The Eco Lifestyle Holiday Market (December 2 @ The Great Hall)
Conscious consumers can pick from huge range of sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle and wellness products by local artisans.
by Lisa Power via blogTO