12 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, December 29

Dec 27 2019, 8:25 am

Whether you have work tomorrow or not, it’s still the weekend and time to have some actual fun. There’s no shortage of things to do today, Sunday, December 29.

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
Tickets: Start at $21.99, available online

Tunnel of Glam

What: The celebrated Tunnel of Glam returns for its second year. Members of the public can visit this outdoor, 80 ft. pedestrian tunnel lined with 14 million reversible sequins for a delightfully festive and immersive winter time destination.

When: Now until January 6
Where: 1501 Yonge Street
Admission: Free

A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle

What: Toronto’s only castle will host a wide range of activities and thrilling performances that will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy new shows by famed illusionist entertainer Professor Wick and ice skating performers Glisse on Ice. Guests will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle which will be resplendent with holiday décor,

When: Now until January 5
Time: Daily, December 1 to January 5, 9.30 am to 5 pm; nightly, December 15 to December 30, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace
Admission: $30, 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
Price: $17.99, available online

CATS

What: See the live version without any CGI. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.

When: On until January 5
Time: Times vary
Where: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West
Admission: Tickets start at $39, available online

What’s in the Box

What: What’s in Box Music Festival (WITB) is where the plethora of Canadian talent — from DJs, to singer-songwriters, to cultural producers – get to showcase their music, their ideas and visions. It’s five days of increadible art.

When: Now until December 30
Time: Times vary, check online
Where: The Drake Hotel — 1150 Queen Street West
Admission: $5, available online

Light Up the Dark

What: Light Up the Dark returns for three evenings this season. Bring family and friends to watch as 3D projection mapping transforms the Museum’s façade into a series of colossal artworks. There will also be pop-up performances and the museum will be open late.

When: December 27 to 29
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Aga Khan Museum — 77 Wynford Drive
Admission: Free

Polar Bear Skate at The Bentway

What: Strip down to your skivvies and hit the trail. The Polar Bear Skate is free to attend — just bring your skates and you’re good to go. If you don’t have skates, there are rentals onsite.

Ready to brave the cold? All participants must sign a waiver before taking part in the Polar Bear Skate

When: Sunday, December 29
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: The Bentway — 250 Fort York Boulevard
Admission: Free

Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

What: The Raps are hard at work this season. In their latest soon-to-be victory, they’ll be taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. We hope our guys aren’t too tired from carrying those rings around.

When: Sunday, December 29
Time: 6 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Admission: Tickets currently $72 to $517, available online

The HOT LIST – December Edition

What: Want to know what’s hot right now? Better head out to this comedy show and find out for yourself. It’s a monthly showcase of national performers who deliver big laughs. Warning: This will be funny.

When: Sunday, December 29
Time: 11 pm
Where: 945 Bloor Street West
Admission: $12, available online

DJ workshop: Mixing Techniques and Harmonic Mixing

What: Does a secret music producer live deep within you? Are you curious about how to start or improve your skills on the decks? Well, this is the class you want to take. Learn everything from equipment set up to basic mixing techniques.

When: Sunday, December 29
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: Mod Club Theatre — 722 College Street
Admission: $75, available online