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10 things to do in and around Toronto this weekend (January 5-7)

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4 January 2024

Cavalcade of Lights

If you haven’t made it to the Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillip Square yet this season, this is your last weekend to do so! This dazzling lights show at City Hall is a great way to spend a chilly evening – so bundle up and enjoy before it’s too late! While you’re at Nathan Phillip Square, head to the public skating rink for free skating as well.

When: January 5th – 7th, 10 AM – 10 PM
Where: Nathan Phillip Square, 100 Queen Street W
Cost: Free

Distillery Winter Village

Speaking of the final weekend for outdoor activities, another winter classic in the city is having its final weekend as well – the Distillery Winter Village. Check out the stunning lights, decorations and vendors in the Distillery District one last time for the season. Don’t forget to bundle up!

When: January 5th & 6th from 10 AM – 10 PM, January 7th from 10 AM – 9 PM
Where: The Distillery District, 51 Gristmill Lane
Cost: Free
Evergreen Brickworks Skating & Farmers Market

Evergreen Brickworks is your destination for winter fun – hosting an indoor farmers market every Saturday! Grab some yummy treats and check out all the other vendors. While you’re at it, you can also head to their skating rink which is open to the public for free on weekends.

When: January 5th – 7th (Skating), times vary & January 6th (Farmers Market), 9 AM – 1 PM
Where: Evergreen Brickworks, 550 Bayview Ave
Cost: Free
Motorcycle Supershow

If you’re a lover of all things motorcycles this is an event you won’t want to miss this weekend. The North American International Motorcycle Supershow is heading to Mississauga this weekend at the International Centre featuring displays, live music and more. Tickets are still available and start at $27.91 for adults.

When: January 5th – 6th from 10 AM – 8 PM & January 7th from 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
Cost: $27.91
Cheer on the Leafs

The Maple Leafs may not be playing in Toronto this weekend, but you can still get out and cheer for them as they take on the San Jose Sharks. Check out any of these spots to view the game, grab some friends and go Leafs go!

When: January 6th at 7 PM
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies

Winners & Losers: Sports Histories of Toronto

Sports fans are going to want to see this. From “infamous bat flips and buzzer-beating three-pointers, to Stanley Cup curses,” the Winners & Losers exhibit at Myseum of Toronto takes guests through the city’s rich sports history. This is the perfect addition to your weekend itinerary as admission is free! Myseum of Toronto does ask for any donations if you’re able, however.

When: January 6th from 12 PM – 6 PM
Where: Myseum of Toronto, 401 Richmond Street W
Cost: Free

See Chicago’s final show

Chicago is a classic must-see musical, and this weekend is your last chance to catch it at Ed Mirvish Theatre! The final two performances will happen on Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM so grab tickets while you still can.

When: January 6th at 2 PM & 8 PM
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St
Cost: Starting at $89
See Travis Scott

Travis Scott is taking his Utopia Tour to Scotiabank Arena and there are still some tickets available! Get your tickets and have a great night! If you can’t make it to the concert, the rapper is also making an appearance that same evening at Rebel Night cCub where he’ll host a live DJ set. Tickets are available here.

When: January 6th at 8 PM & 10 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St & Rebel, 11 Polson St
Cost: Varies
Drag Brunch at Glad Day

Delicious all-you-can-eat brunch and a show – sounds like the perfect Sunday to us. Every weekend Glad Day Bookstore hosts a drag brunch, featuring a new performer every week! Grab tickets for this Sunday here. Yas queen!

When: January 7th at 11 AM
Where: Glad Book Store, 499 Church St
Cost: $18.10
Mayor’s Annual Skating Party

Celebrate the new year with a skating party! Mayor Olivia Chow and Members of Council will be at Nathan Phillips Square for the celebration on Sunday, featuring a meet and skate with the players from Toronto’s new Professional Women’s Hockey League team, a demonstration from Fire Keeper Geoff Daybutch about the significance of ceremonial fires in Indigenous culture and Indigenous winter sports, organized by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

When: January 7th from 2 PM – 4 PM
Where: Nathan Phillip Square, 100 Queen Street W
Cost: Free

There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend so get out and have some fun, Toronto!


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