5 things to do in Toronto today: Thursday, December 20

Dec 19 2018, 9:56 pm

In case you can’t wait for the weekend to arrive and you’re ready to blow off some steam before the chaos of the holidays truly kicks in, here are the top events happening in Toronto today, Thursday, December 20.

Holiday Fair in the Square

What: You still have time to check out the third annual Holiday Fair in the Square. Featuring an open-air artisan village with over 50 talented vendors selling gifts and special treats, you’ll be able to find all your last minute gifts. Don’t forget to swing by the JP Wiser’s booth where you can sample some delicious whisky and #HolditHigh to your friends by recording a toast to them. Find the booth at the Polar Point bar area, right behind the Toronto sign.

When: On now until December 23 (closed Mondays)
Time: Tuesday to Thursday, 4 pm to 9 pm; Friday to Sunday, 12 pm to 10 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square
Price: No cover

Aurora Winter Festival

What: For the first time ever, Aurora Winter Festival will transform Toronto’s Ontario Place from November 29 to December 30 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 December 30
Time: 4 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ontario Place, East Island
Price: $19.99 for general admission

City Hall Christmas Concert

What: Celebrate the festive season this afternoon at the 53rd annual Christmas Concert at City Hall. This also happens to be one of City Hall’s longest-running traditions, happening every year since City Hall opened in 1965.

When: December 20
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
Where: Toronto City Hall
Price: Free to attend

The OC: Covering Their Tracks: Chrismukkah Edition

What: Back by popular demand, The OC: Covering Their Tracks returns to Toronto featuring songs from the cultural phenom covered by some of the best musicians at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

When: December 20
Time: Doors open at 8 pm
Where: The Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West
Price: $20

The Yule Ball

What: Calling all witches and wizards of Toronto, a magical Yule Ball is taking place this Thursday at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre. This 19+ event promises an evening of entertainment and musical performances. Upon arrival, guests are promised that popular concert venue will be transformed into a wonderland, complete with gargoyles, floating candles, and magic throughout the night.

When: December 20
Time: 10 pm
The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street
Price: $17.11

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