Top 6 in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events December 18 to 25

Dec 17 2016, 10:05 pm

It’s already Sunday – so we better start planning your week.

We’ve combed through pages of concert listings, live performances and dance parties to bring you a curated shortlist of the coolest activities for all price-ranges and interests.

There’s something for everyone, so don’t hold back!

Holiday Makers Market at Evergreen Brickworks

Holiday markets abound in the city of Toronto in 2016. Now the Brickworks have gotten in on the action with their holiday makers’ market. If you’re behind on holiday shopping, this is your chance to find some truly unique last-minute gifts for your friends and family. The event is delivered in partnership with Etsy Canada, so you know the crafts are going to be premium. Admission is free.

When: December 18, 21, 22, and 23.

Where: Evergreen Brickworks

A Christmas Carol at Soulpepper Theatre

Bah Humbug! If you’re having a hard time getting into the holiday season, Soulpepper Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol is sure to get you there! An adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, the play tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly curmudgeon, who learns the meaning of the Christmas spirit. Book soon, because this play is one of the hottest tickets in town. Oh, and tickets start at $35 each.

When:  December 17 to 31

Where: Soulpepper Theatre at 50 Tank House Lane

The Art Battle Holiday Edition

Was your office holiday party not as lit as you hoped it would be? Never fear, because the Art Battle artists who work at The Great Hall want to include you in their fabulously hipster office holiday party! Make the journey to Queen West for a night of great music, innovative art, and cheese plates under the mistletoe. General admission is $20, but there’s a 50% student discount, and groups of 8-12 enter for just $120.

When: December 20 at 7:30 pm

Where: 1087 Queen Street West

The Strumbellas Kids’ Afternoon Rock Show 

Grab the coolest kids you know, and take them to The Danforth Music Hall for a rock concert tailor-made for them! The Strumbellas are hosting an afternoon of child-friendly tunes that are sure to get your kids (and you) dancing in the aisles. This is a concert that really does sound like fun for the whole family. Tickets start at $15 each.

When: December 23 at 3 pm

Where: 147 Danforth Avenue

Ignite the Longest Darkest Night

Sick of going to work before the sun is out and leaving after its already set? Well, why not celebrate The Winter Solstice with an annual parade in Kensington Market? The parade marks the shortest day of the year, as well as the imminent return of more daylight hours. Lantern sales start at 4 pm, and the parade departs from Oxford and Augusta at 7:00 pm. The event is free, so it doesn’t just celebrate the return of light outside, it’s light on your wallet too.

When: December 21

Where: Kensington Market at Oxford and Augusta

Toronto City Hall Christmas Concert

December 23rd is Christmas Eve Eve, and it is a magical day. To mark the occasion, venture downtown to celebrate the season with some sublime holiday music. The annual concert at City Hall is emceed by Breakfast Television presenter Adam Wylde. It features local choirs All The King’s Voices and the Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus. It even includes a cameo from the man of the moment, Santa Claus himself. The event is free, and what’s better than a free event during the expensive holiday season?

When: December 23 at 11: 30 am

Where: The Rotunda at Toronto City Hall

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