5 things to do in Toronto today: Tuesday, December 24

Dec 23 2019, 11:32 am

Tis the night before Christmas, and all through the city things are definitely stirring. Christmas might be tomorrow, but there’s plenty to do tonight, December 24.

The Nutcracker

What: See an unforgettable production of The Nutcracker featuring ballerina powerhouses Anastasia Stashkevich and Vyacheslav Lopatin, principal dancers of the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. With Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, The Nutcracker is bound to add more cheer to your Christmas.

When: Now until January 4
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
Admission: From $67 to $142, available online

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Sharks After Dark

What: Love aquariums, but less enthusiastic about huge swarms of people? Get your fix of the undersea, sans baby stroller traffic and school-trip shrieks with a Sharks After Dark experience at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 5 pm
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada — 288 Bremner Boulevard
Admission: $36.16, available online

Polar Express on IMAX

What: Tom Hanks leads the way on this animated adventure. See the Christmas storybook brought to life on the big, big (big) screen.

When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 3:30 pm
Where: Cinesphere — Remembrance Drive
Admission: $15, available online

Orphan’s Xmas Eve

What: Are you an Xmas orphan? If you’re stranded without plans this Xmas Eve, you’re not alone. Put on a nice sweater and head out for some nog, extended happy hour, and warm vibes.

When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 6 pm
Where: Grey Tiger — 1190 Bloor Street West
Admission: Free to attend

Edward Scissorhands

What: It might not be a Christmas movie, Edward Scissorhands it certainly has a winter feel. See the Tim Burton classic in all its glory. It’s miles better than Rudolf.

When: Tuesday, December 24
Time: 7 pm
Where: Paradise — 1006 Bloor Street West
Admission: $14, available online