It’s a new week Toronto and there are plenty of exciting events happening to keep you busy.
From free holiday movie screenings to Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, here are your top events in the city from December 10 to 16. Enjoy!
What: For the first time ever, Aurora Winter Festival will transform Toronto’s Ontario Place from November 29 to December 30 into a hidden village with enchanting elements inspired by the North Pole including magical characters, captivating light displays, endless fun, games and activities.
When: Now until December 30
Time: 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ontario Place, East Island
Price: $19.99 for general admission
What: It’s not every day you’re transported to a carnival-like funeral procession. But Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo gets you there. Corteo is a colourful world filled with clowns, acrobats, performers, musicians, and helium balloons that will carry away one of the characters (yes, actually).
When: December 12 to 16
Time: Varies showtimes
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Price: From $64
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 Love Actually, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life, and more!
When: December 14 to 31
Time: 8:45 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
Price: Screenings are free, maximum two tickets per person
What: Canadian poet Rupi Kaur will be stopping in Toronto this month. Kaur’s first book milk and honey gained international success and is a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her long-awaited second collection, the sun and her flowers, was released in 2017 and quickly became a number #1 global best seller.
When: December 15
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Price: From $39 to $75
What: We’re not going to sit here and argue about whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie… (
It is) ( not) (we’ll never agree.) What we can agree on is that a cult classic + popcorn + drinking games = an ideal way to ring in the holiday season.
Editor’s note: It is.
When: December 15
Time: 9:30 pm to 12 am
Where: Revue Cinema – 400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Price: $11 to $14
What: Sharpen your skates and skills at Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party. This year you can expect another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights.
When: December 15 to February 16 (Saturday evenings)
Time: 8 pm to 11 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: Skating is free
- Toronto's giant winter beer festival is returning March 2019
- There's a holiday-themed escape room in Toronto this season
- Toronto's waterfront is getting a free month-long winter art exhibit (PHOTOS)