14 things to do in Toronto today: Sunday, January 7

Jan 5 2018, 9:18 pm

When you’re done fighting off your hangover with bottomless mimosas and a greasy brunch, you’re going to want to check out these awesome events happening in the city.

From the Mayor’s skate party to the 16th annual No Pants Subway Ride, here are the top events for this Sunday, January 7.

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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 8
Where: Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario

Music from People City

What: This winter, 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

The Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls

What: The annual Winter Festival of Lights stretches over 8 kilometers in Niagara and will run through to the end of January. Attracting over 1 million visitors annually, this incredible spectacle is Canada’s largest lights festival. Just imagine a breathtaking, colourful scene with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays that extends to Dufferin Islands. And yes, it’s completely free to attend!

When: Now until the end of January
Where: Niagara Falls

Light Up the Beach

What: Now in its 10th year, Light Up the Beach features more than 80,000 twinkling Christmas lights along the Toronto Beaches boardwalk to support The Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. The light display is truly a sight to see and a holiday tradition that every Torontonian should enjoy.

When: Now until mid-February
Where: At the foot of Leuty Avenue, The Beach

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Ontario Place will be welcoming a new festival this December: Winter at Ontario Place. The new festival features 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

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. Today is the final day to check out this year’s exhibit, so head to the Gardiner Museum ASAP!

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

Ukrainian Christmas Buffet

What: The historic Toronto inn sets a festive scene featuring “glorious Christmas decorations and wood-burning fireplaces,” carollers singing Ukrainian Christmas songs, and a Christmas buffet featuring a selection of traditional Ukrainian Christmas dishes this January.

When: January 7, seatings from 11:30 am to 3 pm; 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Old Mill, 21 Old Mill Road

Sunday Tea Time at the Inn

What: Pinkies up! Enjoy a sweet or savoury plate with unlimited tea service at this historic Toronto site.

When: January 7, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Map Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West

Mayor’s Winter Skate Party

What: This weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to lace up your skates and hit the ice with Toronto’s very own Mayor John Tory as part of his annual Winter Skate Party. This family-friendly event have complimentary skate rentals and hot chocolate, and plenty of winter fun at the city’s newest outdoor skating trail.

When: January 7, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd

No Pants Subway Ride

What: This Sunday, the 16th annual No Pants Subway Ride will be taking place at various Toronto subway stations. Hosted by the No Pants Society, the risqué subway ride will be happening simultaneously in 50+ cities around the world with the hopes of bringing a smile to commuters’ faces.

When: January 7, 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: Participating TTC Stations (starting station coming soon, check event page for details)

Casa Loma Canadian Winter Nights

What: This holiday season, the castle will be celebrating the season bigger than before by hosting a number of incredible festive events. There will also be plenty of holiday décor and lights to get you into the festive spirit, including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall, designed by Fashion Icon Jeanne Beker and eight other signature trees by talented Canadian designers.

When: January 7, 5 pm to 9 pm
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace

All-You-Can-Eat Pierogi at Tennessee Tavern

What: Grant Van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern has introduced this weekly Sunday supper featuring all the buttery potato and cheddar-packed dumplings you can stuff in your face for just $5.95.

When: January 7
Where: 1554 Queen Street West

Sunday Funday

What; Get basted, Toronto! The King West restaurant has introduced a Sunday Roast special featuring a choice of roast meat with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes, seasonal vegetables, a jug of gravy, and a choice of dessert for a fixed priced.

When: Sundays, 3 pm to close
Where: Weslodge, 480 King Street West