The weekends get all the credit, but a city like Toronto is filled with great events almost every day of the week. To prove it, we rounded up six great things happening around the city this week.
What: All this Christmas cheer is probably going to make you want a cocktail. Start a new tradition by heading west to the Miracle on Ossingting pop-up. Sip on holiday-themed drinks while sitting warmly among with a huge amount of fun, kitschy holiday decorations.
When: November 25 to December 26
Time: Monday to Friday, 5 pm to 2 am; Saturday to Sunday, 2 pm to 2 am
Where: 146 Ossington Avenue
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When: Tuesday, November 26
Time: 7 pm
Where: 252 Bloor St W
What: Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, this unique, and conceptual event will weave a story of sound and imagination.
When: Wednesday, November 27
Time: 7 pm
Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W
Admission: $40, available online
What: The CP Holiday Train travels across the country spreading holiday cheer and raising money and collecting food donations for charity. Come see the train for yourself and bring along something to donate while you’re at it.
When: Thursday, November 28
Time: 8:30 pm
Where: 750 Runnymede Rd
What: It doesn’t matter if you believe in a life after love, you’ll be able to die happy after seeing the queen herself, Cher, live in Toronto. An icon of multiple generations, the illustrious singer will be stopping by the city as part of her latest worldwide tour.
When: Friday, November 29
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay Street
Admission: Tickets start at $107, available online
What: Each year, the holiday traditions bring thousands of people down to Nathan Phillips Square and besides all the lights, the event will include live musical performances from some of Canada’s top performers and a skating party on the iconic outdoor rink.
The highlight of the evening, of course, is the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, which glitters with more than 525,000 lights and hundreds of individual ornaments and will light up Nathan Phillips Square through to New Year’s Eve.
When: Saturday, November 30
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W at Bay Street
Admission: Free to attend