19 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, December 3

Dec 2 2017, 12:56 am

It’s the perfect day for a Sunday Funday.

And luckily there are plenty of exciting events happening all day throughout the city!

So be sure to take advantage of the nice weather, get outside and enjoy the final day of the weekend.

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Home Alone in Concert

What: Enjoy the cult classic Christmas film Home Alone at the iconic Roy Thompson Hall and to the sounds of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, who will perform the film’s memorable soundtrack.

When: Now until December 2
Where: Roy Thompson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street


What: Factory, in association with b current performing arts, is proud to present the world premiere of trace, a one-man-two-piano-play written, composed and performed by former Factory Artistic Associate Jeff Ho.

When: Now until December 3
Where: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street

Evergreen Winter Village

What: Roast s’mores over the open campfire and enjoy warm beverages from the Sipping Container while shopping or playing street curling at this Winter Village. Hungry for more? Look forward to a rotating line-up of food trucks serving up comfort foods ranging from crêpes to gourmet grilled cheese, and more.

When: Now until December 3, 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto

One of a Kind Christmas Show

What: If you’re in the market for a unique holiday gift, you’ll find a talking point-filled one at the One of a Kind Show & Sale and meet the creators behind the works of art at the same time. You’ll find 800 local and international artists, makers, designers and craftspeople

When: Now until December 3
Where: Enercare Centre, Exhibition grounds, 100 Princes’ Blvd

Dead Davidson 10th Annual Pop-Up Shop

What: In celebration of the brand’s 10 year anniversary and in anticipation of the holiday season, Dean Davidson is giving Torontonians the chance to shop his pieces at this first-ever pop-up shop starting this weekend. The pop-up will feature Dean’s luxurious jewels and cult favourite Ela handbags.

When: Now until December 12
Where: 38 Ossington Avenue

Toronto Christmas Market

What: The always crowd-filled and equally as photo-worthy Christmas Market returns to the Distillery District, offering boozy holiday cocktails, comforting food stations, no shortage of shopping and a few rides.

When: Now until December 23
Where: Distillery District, 55 Mill Street

Fair in the Square

What: This massive holiday market and winter carnival located outside Toronto City Hall kicks off on December 1 and runs until the day before Christmas Eve. Look forward to holiday shopping, an ice bar, and plenty of festive foods including a two-handed festive feast dubbed Deep Fried Christmas, plus Beavertails, poutine, fudge, and more.

When: Now until December 23
Where: Nathan Phillips Square

Polar Express

What: This holiday season, you’re invited to embark on a magical holiday journey as you take a ride on the Polar Express.  Operated by the Waterloo Central Railway, passengers will be whisked away to the sounds of the beloved film’s motion soundtrack, enjoy freshly prepared hot cocoa and holiday treats and they will also receive a very special visit from Santa, and each child will be given their first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell.

When: Now until December 23. Select times available, check the website for details.
Waterloo Central Railway Train Museum Platform, 50 Isabella Street

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.

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

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

150 Years of Canadian Christmas at Casa Loma

What: This December, the castle will be celebrating 150 years of Canadian Christmas, by hosting a wide range of activities and thrilling performances that will be fun for the entire family.

When: Now until January 7th, 9:30 am to 5 pm (excluding December 25)
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

Burlington Festival of Lights

What: The Burlington Festival of Lights is the city’s longest-running festival, which lights up the waterfront from dusk to dawn over the holiday season. Now in its 22nd year, the festival will feature 60 festive displays that can be viewed up close or from the warmth of your car.

When: Now until January 8th
Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario

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




Barley’s Angels Pop-Up Market

What: This annual Christmas Market in a brewery offers the chance to do some holiday shopping while sipping beers and winning prizes.

When: December 3, 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Granite Brewery, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

4th Annual Christmas Market

What: Held once again at Toronto’s iconic Great Hall on Queen Street, this year’s festivities will feature 95 artists and designers, interactive activities and demos, a live DJ, four floors of shopping and activities for the little ones.

When: December 3, 11 am to 7 pm
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

LCD Soundsystem

What: Fresh off the highly-anticipated release of their fourth studio album, American Dream, LCD Soundsystem is in town this month. Fans can expect to hear the new stuff and some classics like “Dance Yrself Clean” and “Someone Great.”

When: December 3, 7 pm to 11 pm
Where: Air Canada Centre, Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay Street

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