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

Dec 5 2018, 6:23 am

Happy Wednesday, Toronto!

To celebrate the fact that the weekend is almost within reach, we recommend checking out one of the many exciting events happening in the city today.

From festive holiday attractions to delicious foodie events, here are your top events for Wednesday, December 5.

Holiday Fair in the Square

What: Holiday Fair in the Square, in support of Epilepsy Toronto, is back and bigger than ever at Nathan Phillips Square. Now in its third year, Holiday Fair includes an open-air artisan village with over 50 talented vendors selling gifts and special treats, just in time for you to cross off your list.

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 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

Winter Flower Show

What: Add some much-needed colour to your life this winter at this annual flower show. Breathtaking floral scenes with thousands of colourful blooms, vines and lush plants from around the world will transform Alan Gardens into a memorable, must-see winter destination.

When: On now until January 9
Time: 10 am to 5 pm; with extended hours on select dates to 7 pm
Where: Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Avenue
Price: Free

Canvas and Coffee

What: Get your creative juices flowing this Wednesday at Fresh Paint Studio’s drop in painting session. While this isn’t a guided painting lesson, there will be images on display to provide reference along with helpful staff members.  Just pay for your canvas and the studio will supply the rest.

When: December 5
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Fresh Paint Studio (Danforth East), 1849 Danforth Avenue
Price: Canvases start at $20

Ama $1 Empanadas

What: It’s finally back. Hump Day is the new hero of the week now that Queen West Argentinan restaurant Ama is dishing out mouth-watering $1 empanadas again.

When: December 5
 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: Ama, 930 Queen West
Price: $1

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