12 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, December 22

Dec 20 2019, 8:26 am

It’s the right time, for a good time, Toronto. There are plenty of awesome events that will let you make the most out of this Sunday, December 22.

The Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

What: It’s the last day of the iconic Toronto Holiday fixture. Send it off right by enjoying all the live entertainment on the outdoor stage, beer gardens, mulled wine, and various vendors, all wrapped up in holiday magic. Climb into your warmest gear and get to the Distillery District for some Christmas cheer.

When: Sunday, December 22
Time: Noon to 9 pm
Where: The Distillery District
Tickets: Tickets start at $8, available online

Cash Me If You Can

What: The incredible true story of a down-on-his-luck man who cashed a $100,000 phony, junk mail check as a joke, and fought the world’s biggest bank when it actually cleared. A true-life David and Goliath tale that captured the imagination of millions.

When: Now until December 22
Time: Times vary
Where: Berkeley St. Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street
Admission: Tickets start at $45, available online

The Nutcracker

What: See an unforgettable production of The Nutcracker featuring ballerina powerhouses Anastasia Stashkevich and Vyacheslav Lopatin, principal dancers of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. With Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, The Nutcracker is bound to add more cheer to your Christmas.

When: Now until January 4
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Admission: From $67 to $142, available online

Canada’s Wonderland WinterFest

What: Canada’s Wonderland is transforming the park into a magical winter wonderland for its new immersive, holiday event and it all kicks off this weekend. Winter festival goers will experience enchanting themed areas adorned with more than five million holiday lights, festive décor and three 15-metre-high Christmas trees. There will also be tons of music and Christmasy activities for everyone.

When: Now until December 31
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive
Admission: Start at $21.99, available online

Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective

What: He’s one of the globe’s greatest and most iconic of filmmakers. See 27 of the master’s feature movies, playing into the new year, and see what makes Marty one of the best.

When: Now until January 4
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West
Admission: Prices vary, available online

Aurora Winter Festival

What: For the first time ever, Aurora Winter Festival will transform Toronto’s Ontario Place 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 January 5
Time: 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Admission: $17.99, available online

Miracle on Ossington pop-up bar

What: All this Christmas cheer is probably going to make you want a cocktail. Start a new tradition by heading west to the Miracle on Ossingting pop-up. Sip on holiday-themed drinks while sitting warmly among with a huge amount of fun, kitschy holiday decorations.

When: Now until December 26
Time: Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 2 am; Saturday to Sunday, 2 pm to 2 am
Where: 146 Ossington Avenue

Sippin’ Santa

What: What’s better than one winter pop-up? Two holiday winter pop-ups, that’s what. Get your Christmas spirit with a Tiki twist that’s full of music, themed drinks

When: Now until December 26
Time: Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 2 am; Saturday to Sunday, 2 pm to 2 am
Where: 1369 Dundas Street West

Apres Ski Day Party

What: To wrap up stack Market’s 27 day Holiday Hills festival they’re hosting an 80s video dance party with ski shots, s’mores, snow cones a costume contest, and more. Grab your friends and dress in your 80s Aprés-Ski best.

When: Sunday, December 22
Time: 4 to 10 pm
Where: stackt Market — 28 Bathurst Street
Admission: $10, available online

Bad Santa

What: Most likely the single greatest movie to watch when you’ve had just about as much Christmas cheer as you can handle. See Billy Bob Thorton at the height of his debaucherous powers on the big screen.

When: Sunday, December 22
Time: 9:30 pm
Where: Paradise — 1006 Bloor Street West
Admission: $14, available online

Toronto Raptors vs. Dallas Mavericks

What: Maybe you’ve heard that Toronto is ballin’? Well, the rumours are true. It’s time to go see the NBA Champions in action against the Dallas Mavericks. Pack the house, Toronto.

When: Sunday, December 22
Time: 3:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Admission: Current price $64 to $441, available online

Clara Engel – Solstice Show

What: Listen to some electric dirges and shadowy tunes and Engel’s Solstice Show. Celebrate the passing of the year’s darkest day with some worthy music.

When: Sunday, December 22
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Hirut Cafe — 2050 Danforth Avenue
Admission: $10