5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, December 12

Dec 11 2018, 8:24 pm

We’re halfway through the work week.

Which means it’s time to get outside and check out all of the fun and festive events happening throughout the city.

From a performance of A Christmas Carol to a new winter festival happening at Ontario Place, here are your top events for Wednesday, December 12.

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

Holiday Market

What: Still have some gifts to buy this year? Head to the Bay Adelaide Centre’s fourth annual holiday market. Get into the festive spirit as you shop from over 30 vendors from across the GTA.

When: Now until December 13
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street
Price: Free entry

Corteo by Cirque du Soleil

What: It’s not every day you’re transported to a carnival-like funeral procession. But Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo gets you there. Corteo is a colourful world filled with clowns, acrobats, performers, musicians, and helium balloons that will carry away one of the characters (yes, actually).

When: December 12 to 16
Time: Varies showtimes
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Price: From $64

FREE axe throwing at BATL

What: Come out and celebrate the holidays this evening with some FREE axe throwing at select BATL locations! Stop by a venue near you from 6 to 10 pm on December 12 to learn how to throw an axe and have fun with your friends and family!

When: December 12
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: All BATL locations
Price: Free!

A Christmas Carol

What: Get into the Christmas spirit as you enjoy this new and immersive adaptation of Dickens’ timeless holiday classic set in the historic Campbell House Museum. Audience members will be whisked into the world of Victorian London and follow flinty miser Ebenezer Scrooge on his ghostly journey of redemption.

When: December 12 to 22
Time: Various show times each day
Where: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West
Price: $20 to $30

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