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

Dec 4 2019, 8:05 pm

Friday is so close you can taste it. Forget tomorrow though, there are plenty of incredibly awesome events going down in the city this Thursday, December 5.

Dashing Through the Distillery

What: Celebrate the beauty of one of the most enchanting corners of Toronto, in this holiday-themed scavenger hunt through the Distillery District Christmas market run completely through Instagram. Sparkling challenges will see your team carolling with the carollers, sipping spiced apple cider, and taking Instagram-worthy shots under a canopy of twinkling lights.

When: Thursday, December 5
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: The Distillery District — 30 Gristmill Lane
Admission: $44.99, available online

Restore Your Heart: A Special Holiday Donation Event

What: Enjoy a heart-opening restorative practice followed with a soft sound bath by the wonderful Kiko Sounds. Afterwards, mingle over freshly baked treats, a warm apple cider & hot chocolate bar, and some take-home goodies.

Join YYoga for a blissful experience knowing that 100% of the proceeds will be going to an important local organization, Red Door Family Shelter.

When: Thursday, December 5
Time: 5:45 pm
Where: YYoga, 333 Queen Street West
Admission: $20 at the door

The Toronto Christmas Market

What: The Christmas Market will feature daily entertainment on the outdoor stage, beer gardens, mulled wine, and various vendors, all wrapped up in holiday magic. Climb into your warmest gear and get to the Distillery District for some Christmas cheer!

Remember to get photos of The Market’s famous 50-foot tree, which will flood the space with the glow of its 40,000 lights.

Where: The Distillery District
When: Now until December 22 (closed on Mondays)
Tickets: Available online

Rock Band Night

What: Come powerslide into Rock Band stardom. Move the jam sesh out of your living room and into an IRL venue. There’s a massive setlist to choose from and it’s open to all levels of skill. Come shred a pattern of colours and find out if it will be you and your friends reigning victorious.

When: December 5 and 19
Time: 8 pm to 12 am
Where: Power Up Bar, 38 Wellington Street East

Undaunted: Into the Open

What: Get ready for a jam of both new originals and beloved songs played on booming drums; story vignettes on resistance, resilience, and what lives on through collective struggle; and collaborations exciting new guest artists.

When: December 5 to 8
Time: 8 pm
Where: Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis Street
Admission: $25 to $35, available online