5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, December 19

Dec 19 2018, 6:23 am

There are only six days until Santa arrives.

Get into the festive spirit by heading outside and enjoying this sunny Wednesday while checking out these awesome events in Toronto.

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

Board Again Game Night

What: There’s nothing quite like ending a friendship over a game of Monopoly! Tonight you can do just this at Away Cafe’s weekly board game night. For $6, you can play unlimited games all night long. So round up your friends or get ready to meet some new ones over an old school board game.

When: December 19
Time: 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Away Cafe, 536 Queen Street West
Price: $6

Parts & Labour Closing Party

What: Come say goodbye to your favourite west end restaurant and party spot, Parts & Labour at this epic closing party. The cover is $5 at the door with a non-perishable food item for the Parkdale Community Food Bank.

When: December 19
Time: 9 pm to 12 pm
Where: Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen Street West
Price: $5 at door with a non-perishable food item

Brooklyn’s Ugly Christmas Party

What: Put on your ugliest holiday sweater and enjoy Brooklynn’s 9th annual ugly Christmas sweater party. There will be pizza, beer, whiskey, Santa, elves, gifts, a tequila ice luge, and drink specials. What more could you want!?

When: December 19
Time: 9 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Brooklyn, 1186 Queen Street West
Price: $2 or a non-perishable food item

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