If you’re looking to take a break from the chaos of holiday shopping, you might want to check out what’s on in the city today.
From a number of paid and free holiday movie screenings to some incredible live music, here are the top events happening in Toronto on December 21.
What: Come and get into the holiday spirit at a free screening of your favourite holiday movies! Hot Docs Cinema will be hosting free screenings of Elf tonight!
When: December 22, 9 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
What: Tonight you can experience the 28th annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice parade, which is honour of the longest night of the year. Kensington will be decked out with hand-made lanterns, giant puppets, stilted dancers and eccentric musical performances. All are illuminated by the glow of fire breathers, which will be followed by the finale performance in Alexandra Park.
When: December 22, 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Kensington Market, Oxford Street and Augusta Avenue
What: If you’re looking to kick it at one final party before the Christmas break, you won’t want to miss this. Unimerce is currently one of the most influential tastemaker DJs in the city and she will be throwing down an epic party geared at putting a spotlight on the growing Toronto music and culture scene. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online through Jukebox.
When: December 21, 10:30 pm to 2 am
Where: Only One Art Gallery, 5 Brock Avenue
What: Escape the cold and warm up in Toronto’s historic Massey Hall as the ever so talented Canadian alternative rock band July Talk hits the stage.
When: December 22, 8 pm
Whee: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street
What: Revue Cinema is hosting two back-to-back beloved holiday films starting with Home Alone, which will be followed by Die Hard. Admission is pay what you can at the door – all proceeds support the Womens’ College Hospital Foundation.
When: December 22, Home Alone, 6:45 to 9 pm; Die Hard, 9:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue