Things to do in Toronto this week run the gamut of fun, including some live music, an IMAX showing of a childhood favourite and a 24 hour-long NYE afterparty. Plus, a few options for celebrations on the night of NYE itself and a mid-winter polar bear dip, if you're brave enough.Events you might want to check out:
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (December 30-31 @ Cinesphere)
Maybe 2020 will be the year extra terrestrials finally visit earth — until then, get nostalgic with this '90s classic in IMAX at the Cinesphere.
Shen Yun 2020 (December 30 - January 13 @ Multiple Venues)
For a limited time, the famed Chinese dance show is back in various locations across the GTA.
CN Tower New Year's Eve Party (December 31 @ CN Tower)
If you're looking for the city's most lavish NYE party, this is it: ring in the New Year with food, dancing and drinks on top of the city.
New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips (December 31 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
And if you're looking for a budget-friendly NYE celebration, Nathan Phillips Square's party is bound to be a hit with fireworks, skating and more.
Toronto Polar Bear Dip 2020 (January 1 @ Sunnyside Beach)
Test the limits of your courage with this mid-winter polar bear dip for a good cause.
Skate The Square: DJ Skate Night (January 3 - March 21 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
A new drop-in skate party with live DJs and more under the outdoor rink's iconic twinkle lights.
Sneaky Dee's '80s Dance Party (January 4 @ Sneaky Dee's)
There ain't no party like an '80s dance party, and this one at Sneaky Dee's definitely will not disappoint.
Class Of 2020 showcase: Burner, WLMRT and more (January 4 @ Monarch Tavern)
The first of Exclaim! magazine's live showcases of who they think will be the best bands for the New Year.
Twelfth Night Christmas Party (January 5 @ Montgomery's Inn Museum)
If you're a history or literature nerd, then this Dickens party is for you. Enjoy ancient holiday traditions like wassail, Twelfth Cake, roasting chestnuts, games, music and dancing in a historic inn.
The New Year's Eve 24HR Afterparty Marathon (January 1 @ 120)
If New Year's Eve wasn't enough of a party for you, take on another 24 hours of dancing and more at the city's best New Year's afterparty featuring more than 15 DJs.
by Becky Robertson via blogTO