Top 6 in the 6ix: Can't miss Toronto events, November 19 to 25

Nov 17 2018, 5:41 am

It’s a new week Toronto and there are plenty of exciting events happening to keep you busy.

From the opening of the One of a Kind Winter Show to the 52nd annual Cavalcade of Lights, here are your top events in the city from November 19 to 25.


Gourmet Food and Wine Expo

What: This one is for the foodies. The 24th annual Gourmet Food and Wine Expo returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, filling it with food, wine and spirits of all kinds.

When: November 22 to 25
Time: Thursday, 6 pm to 10 pm; Friday, 2 pm to 10 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 10 pm; Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.
Price: From $20

One of a Kind Winter Show

What: This year’s winter show is back and bigger than ever, featuring thoughtfully made items from hundreds of artisans including thousands of festive foodie treats, home décor, artsy offerings and everything else you’ll need to get your festive shopping done. In addition to shopping, attendees can unleash their creative side at the One of a Kind Creative Lounge where you’ll find various art and DIY related workshops.

When: November 22 to December 2
Time: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm; extended hours on November 29, 10 am to 11 pm
Where: Encare Centre Exhibition Place
Tickets: $13 for adults

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Following last year’s successful inaugural winter program, Ontario Place will once again come alive this winter season. Running from November 23 to March 17, the West Island of Ontario Place will be home to the Winter Light Exhibition, free public skating on a synthetic rink and community bonfires. This year, visitors can also look forward to a series of DJ nights at the iconic waterfront venue and bring a range of beloved films to Cinesphere.

When: November 23 to March 17
Time: 6 pm to 12 am
Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West
Price: Free to attend

Cavalcade of Lights 2018

What: The 52nd annual Cavalcade of Lights returns to Toronto this month and will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree along with some spectacular fireworks. Each year, the holiday traditions bring thousands of people down to Nathan Phillips Square and besides all the lights, the event will include live musical performances from some of Canada’s top performers and a skating party on the iconic outdoor rink.

When: November 24
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West at Bay Street
Price: Free to attend

Swedish Christmas Fair

What: This weekend, warm up to the sounds of children singing carols at the Lucia Pageant, grab some Fika, discover the story behind IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad and participate in folk dancing, craft making and more. It’s the perfect place to sample delicious Scandinavian food and have a drink of glögg. And you can check off your gift list with imported handmade crafts, unique Christmas décor, textiles and tasty Swedish delicacies.

When: November 24 and 25
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

Norden: The Festival of Cool

What: Norden: The Festival of Cool, is taking over the Harbourfront Centre for nine days, inviting Toronto to discover the richness of the Nordic region. Featuring some of the most creative driving forces in Nordic contemporary art, music, and thought leadership, this inaugural festival promises to make you think differently about the dark nights of winter. Throughout the festival, visitors can look forward to Nordic music, visual arts, films, panel talks, a pop-up holiday market, and of course, food.

When: November 24 to December 2
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Price: While many events are free, ticketed events start at $20

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