6 can't miss Toronto events of the week: December 30 to January 5

Dec 27 2019, 6:52 am

It’s the final week of the year. The holidays will be firmly over by the time you get to the end of the week, so make the most of the long nights and days off while you can.

See a show, go to an NYE party, or just dance the night away at one of these events, happening December 30 to January 5.

New Year’s Eve at the CN Tower

What: Dance the night away on the CN Tower’s glass floor as the DJ spins Top 40 hits. Tantalize your taste buds with delicious local cuisine, including roast beef tenderloin, Ontario artisanal charcuterie and cheeses, bao buns, tacos and passed hors d’oeuvres and sweets. Party favours and poutine at midnight.

When: Wednesday, December 31
Time: 9 pm
Where: CN Tower — 301 Front Street West
Admission: $200, available online

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen – The Nutcracker

What: Ballet Jörgen’s interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score blends a magical classic tale with Canadian twists. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, this returning festive-favourite is set against the rugged beauty of the Canadian landscape as seen through the eyes of the Group of Seven.

When: December 30 and 31
Time: Times vary
Where: Flato Markham Theatre — 171 Town Centre Boulevard
Admission: $15 to $50, available online

New Year’s Eve at Nathan Phillips Square

What: Toronto’s annual New Year Eve’s celebration featuring DJ skating parties, live musical performances, and spectacular fireworks. Admission is free to this all-ages, alcohol-free event.

When: Wednesday, December 31
Time: Starts 8:50 pm, fireworks at midnight
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Admission: Free

Winter Glow

What: A party just isn’t a party, unless it comes with complimentary glow sticks and wrist bands. Lucky for you, Winter Glow is giving away both. If you like house, hip hop, R&B, top 40, and anything else you can bump to, this is the all ages event for you.

When: Thursday, January 2
Time: 10 pm
Where: Door Three — 667 King Street West
Admission: $15 to $30, available online

With It 60s Soul Record Dance Party

What: It’s the perfect 60s dance event. Enjoy Mod Soul, R&B, R&R, Garage Funk, and more all from the era spun up by DJ Parka Pat from Montreal along with local man DJ Nico.

When: Saturday, January 4
Time: 10 pm
Where: The Piston — 937 Bloor Street West
Admission: $10

Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids

What: The Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids is a fundraising event that offers fans the opportunity to skate with Toronto Maple Leafs players and alumni in support of Ontario’s kids with physical disabilities.

When: Sunday, January 5
Time: Noon
Where: Ford Performance Centre — 400 Kipling Ave
Admission: $250 minimum fundraising, register online