14 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, December 24

Dec 22 2017, 4:13 pm

The events happening in the city today completely revolve around holiday festivities.

From Christmas brunches and dinners to free movie screenings, here are the top Toronto events for today, Sunday, December 24.

Happy holidays, Toronto!

Bat Out of Hell Musical

What: Bat Out of Hell is a rock musical that tells the epic tale of love, rebellion, and rock n’ roll. This incredible performance will feature an award-winning cast that will definitely bring the audience to their feet. Tonight is the final evening to catch this incredible performance, so make sure to grab your tickets ASAP.

When: Now until December 24
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street

A Christmas Carol

What: The beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, is taking the stage at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre this evening. Ross Petty Productions will be putting on their unique take of the story this holiday season. Cyrus Lane will make his Petty Panto debut as everyone’s favourite Christmas curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge.

When: Now until December 30
Where: Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

What: Second City’s latest talent-packed mainstage show is now on. Faced with our culture of bad news and political exhaustion, the show encourages the audience to “settle in and get ready for us to spin, sing and laugh away your troubles.”

When: Now until December 31
Where: Second City Mainstage Theatre, 51 Mercer Street

Yorkville Village Holiday Magic

What: Toronto’s Yorkville Village lights up each holiday season with its annual Holiday Magic event. If you’re shopping in the area, we highly recommend checking out the beautifully lit Christmas tree and taking in the incredible glittering light displays and festive decorations that line the streets.

When: Now until December 31
Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland Street

Miracle on Mercer Street

What: Miracle on Mercer Street features The Second City’s adorable puppet troupe and their funny human friends, and tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who spends the winter holiday visiting her grandmother in the town of Hollydale. But the town is being torn apart as the residents clash over their different traditions, and a dastardly mayor’s plan to chop down the town’s oldest tree!

When: Now until January 5
Where: The Second City, 51 Mercer Street

12 Trees: Let There Be Light

What: Now in its 27th year, 12 Trees is a beloved holiday tradition in Toronto that features unique installations from Canada’s leading designers and artists where they will have the chance to re-imagine the traditional Christmas tree.

When: Now until January 7
Where: Gardiner Museum, 11 Queen’s Park

Music from People City

What: This fall, Toronto’s most iconic musical assets will be on display, as Myseum of Toronto(a nonprofit museum dedicated to all things Toronto) presents Music from People City – a professionally curated event series that invites locals, visitors and travellers to experience the city’s world-class music scenes, sounds and stories firsthand.

When: Now until January 12
Where: Venues throughout the city

Christian Dior Exhibit at the ROM

What: Come explore the brilliance behind Christian Dior’s dramatic designs that revived the Paris haute couture industry following the Second World War at the ROM’s latest exhibit Christian Dior which officially begins this Saturday.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Ontario Place will be welcoming a new festival this December: Winter at Ontario Place. The new festival will feature various winter-themed activities including the Winter Light Exhibition, skating on the new synthetic skating rink and film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere.

When: Now until March 18
Where: Ontario Place

Windsor Arms Holiday Buffet Brunch

What: Kick off the holiday season with an elegant buffet brunch at Windsor Arms Courtyard Café. Enjoy our deluxe omelet station, classic Yorkshire pudding with parma ham and cream cheese, a featured oyster, crab, and shrimp display, and indulge in our wide range of decadent desserts like spiced ricotta chocolate crème brulee, while sipping on bottomless mimosas.

When: December 24, seatings at 10:30 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 1:30 pm
Where: Courtyard Café, Windsor Arms Hotel, 18 St Thomas St

Christmas Eve Dinner

What: Just one more sleep until Christmas Day! Start the holiday off right with a feast shared with family and friends. We’ve rounded up where to find festive Christmas Eve menus, buffets, and family style meals.

When: December 24
Where: Various venues throughout the city

Holiday High Tea at The Tea Room

What: Start a new holiday tradition this winter by enjoying high tea in the heart of Yorkville. Come and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon tea complete with a wide variety of aroma options like Russian Caravan to Sencha, indulge in savoury sandwiches like Gougere chicken terrine and guacamole, and then treat yourself to fresh pastries made daily in-house.

When: December 24, 12:30 pm, 1 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6 pm
Where: Windsor Arms Tea Room, 18 St Thomas Street