5 things to do in Toronto today: Wednesday, December 25

Dec 24 2019, 7:30 am

It’s Christmas, and whether you’re celebrating the holiday or not, we should all go out and celebrate not having to work. If you’re looking for something to do before, during, or after family dinner, we have a few suggestions.

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics

What: Working on Christmas is actually a good thing in the NBA. Cheer our boys on at the Scotiabank Arena, as they dunk on the Boston Celtics.

When: Wednesday, December 25
Time: Noon
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Admission: Tickets currently $70 to $574

Love Shack: Yak Shaving Day!

What: Come shave the sacrificial yak, drink drinks and listen to excellent tunes. It’s time to get weird. Also, there is 100% no Christmas music allowed. DJ DangerCat will be playing all the best rock & roll, indie, surf, garage, and new wave hits all night.

When: Wednesday, December 25
Time: 9 pm
Where: Swan Dive — 1631 Dundas Street West
Admission: Free

Friendmas at Hemingway’s

What: Toronto is full of people not from Toronto, and sometimes being so far away from home (especially over the holidays) can be tough. That’s why Hemingway’s wants you to join them for FRIENDMAS. They’re even offering prizes for best Christmas Sweater.

When: Wednesday, December 25
Time: 11 pm
Where: Hemingway’s — 142 Cumberland Street

Garage Christmas dinner

What: Let the Church Street Garage feed you this holiday. They’re offering a “free” dinner with any drink purchase and canned food donation. It’s time to be merry.

When: Wednesday, December 25
Time: 5 pm
Where: Church Street Garage — 477 Church Street
Admission: Comes with a drink purchase and canned food donation

Jolly Bolly Christmas with The Mad Band

What: Get ready to experience Christmas, Bollywood style. The Mad Band and The Station Bar and Kitchen bring you the most amazing Christmas night for the second year in a row.

When: Wednesday, December 25
Time: 9 pm
Where: Station Bar & Kitchen — 866 Bloor Street West
Admission: $15, available online