5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, December 13

Dec 13 2017, 5:48 am

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 The Nutcracker to a new winter festival happening at Ontario Place, here are your top events for Wednesday, December 13.


The Nutcracker

What: The National Ballet of Canada brings back the classic to the stage, with a multilayered version of the famous ballet. Choreographed by the National Ballet’s former Artistic Director James Kudelka, the spectacular re-imagining has been welcomed by audiences of all ages.

When: December 13, 7 pm
Where: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West

IKEA Julbord

What: IKEA is introducing Swedish Christmas traditions to Canada this December. The Swedish retailer is offering a traditional Swedish Christmas smörgåsbord, called a Julbord, at its restaurants and cafes on select dates throughout the month.

When: December 13, 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: 15 Provost Drive, Toronto

Winter at Ontario Place

What: Ontario Place will be welcoming a new festival this December: Winter at Ontario Place. The new festival will feature 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:  December 13
Where: Ontario Place

The Holiday Fete

What: Back for yet another year of The Bay Adelaide Centre welcomes an array of lifestyle vendors leading up to the holidays. Shoppers can browse through over 20 different vendors selling everything from apparel and accessories to food and home decor, offering something for everyone on your list.

When: December 13, 11 am to 6 pm
Where: The Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street

Buddy Holly Winter Concert

What: You’ll surely take a walk down memory lane at this winter concert. Enjoy an evening of incredible music from Buddy Holly, played by Zachary Steveson, and experience Buddy Holly’s greatest hits in person, and in the original style, including “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Oh Boy”, “Not Fade Away”, “Everyday”, “Rave On”, “Maybe Baby”, and many more.

When: December 13, 7:30 pm to 10 pm
Where: Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue

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