Frantically searching for the best things to do in Toronto this week?
We get it – in a city like Toronto it can be hard to create the perfect itinerary. There are just so many things to do, and so little time to do them all.
Luckily, we’re here to help.
We’ve rounded up the top events happening in the city this week from December 11 to 17.
What: On December 12, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will be officially reopening its heritage Weston Entrance on Queen’s Park to the public. To mark this accomplishment, the ROM is offering FREE general admission to all visitors throughout the day.
When: December 12, 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
What: Wear your ugliest Christmas outfit and enjoy breathtaking views of Toronto’s Christmas tree skyline during Mariposa Cruise’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Cocktail Cruise. During the two hour cruise, you will have the chance to win the Ugly Christmas Sweater and Santa Costume contest for having the most hideous attire.
When: December 15, 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Northern Spirit, Toronto Harbourfront at the Queen’s Quay Terminal Building, 207 Queen’s Quay West
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, A Christmas Story, Love Actually, and more!
When: December 16 to 22
Where: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West
What: Hosted by the Toronto Etsy street team, this festive marketplace will feature awesome handmade, vintage, and delicious wares all made by the team members. The marketplace will be free to attend, and everyone is welcome to come and shop local – including your four-legged friends.
When: December 16, 11 am
Where: Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College Street
What: Sharpen your skates and skills as Toronto’s number one outdoor winter party as it returns this weekend. This year you can expect another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights.
When: December 16 to February 17 (Saturday’s from 8 pm to 11 pm)
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
What: Toronto’s Vegan Winter Market is back for its second year. The indoor marketplace showcases cruelty-free products is on in time for the holidays. This event offers a festive way to warm up with seasonal treats, shop an abundance of gift options from local vegan-friendly businesses, and stock up for holiday entertaining.
When: December 17, noon to 7 pm
Where: Lithuanian House, 1573 Bloor Street West, Toronto