We’ve made it to the final week of December, Toronto! Which means you need to end the year with a bang.
Make the most of the month by checking out the biggest events happening in the city this week.
From a Festivus dinner that would make George Costanza proud to an epic Jurassic Park live performance, here are your top Toronto events from December 25 to 31.
What: Frank Constanza’s legacy lives on with a holiday dinner that’ll leave you without a single grievance to air. On the menu, a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings! Tickets are $35.
When: December 25
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
What: Whether you don’t celebrate Christmas, your family is looking to start a new tradition, or you’re just looking for something to do, the TIFF Bell Lightbox is the place to be on Christmas Day. The prestigious theatre will be screening a number of classic movies like E.T., Vertigo, and 2001: A Space Odessey, offering a little something for everyone. Tickets start at $11 for children, $14 for students, $17 for adults and $14 for seniors.
When: December 25, various screenings throughout the day
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
What: Did Santa miss the mark this year? Worry not! Skittles Holiday Pawn Shop is returning to Toronto on Boxing Day offering Torontonians a chance to trade colourful candies for unwanted ugly sweaters, thoughtless secret Santa gifts, and presents from family members that make you wonder “how are we even related?”
When: December 26 to 29, 2017, 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 277 Queen Street West
What: The 1993 classic thriller will be hitting the big screens in Toronto this week for a very special performance with the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra. One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made features renowned composer John Williams’ iconic score and you can watch it performed live to picture at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
When: December 28 & 29, 7:30 pm
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
What: Toronto’s hottest skating party returns this Saturday, with a special DJ set from Luxelife Sound. The best part? There’s no guest list, no dress code, and no cover. So lace ’em up, and head on down.
When: December 31, 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
What: Regardless of what you want to get up to this New Year’s Eve, chances are there’s an awesome party happening in the city that’s perfect for you. From free family events to ticketed formal parties, you can see what’s happening in our NYE party guide.
When: December 31
Where: Various venues throughout the city