|30 things to do in Toronto this weekend|
December 12 - January 4
It wouldn't be the holidays without The Nutcracker and this annual show is back with a magical season of dancing, costumes and music.
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Long Winter is back to and teaming up with the Festival of Cool for a night of ice-cold beats by some of the city's best underground DJs and artists.
Star Wars Pop-Up
Just in time fro the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker, this pop-up lets you into the Star Wars universe with a series of interactive rooms.
277 Queen Street W
December 13 - April 13
Humans and nature come together for this new futuristic illuminated night walk experience through the grounds of the Toronto Zoo.
I Heart Beer + Mac & Cheese Festival
Nothing pairs better than Mac 'n' cheese and beer and this festival has plenty of both, plus music, dancing, games and an ugly sweater competition.
Black Owned Holiday Market
A big selection of goods are on at this annual holiday market featuring Black-owned businesses, artists, makers and designers.
The International Centre
Hot Docs for the Holidays
A big lineup of Christmas movies is screening for free or with a donation of a non-perishable food item during this annual holiday film series.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
December 14 - February 15
DJ Skate Nights
Things are getting hot in the cold with a season of skating parties set to the tune of local DJs bringing the beats to this waterfront rink.
The Porch is getting festival with their first holiday party series that includes Igloos, fire pits, Santa's workshop, winter games and more.
2001: A Space Odyssey
The iconic Stanley Kubrick sci-fi epic is screening at the newly reopened Paradise Theatre and accompanied by RŘISEN performing a live score.
Throw it back to year one with this get down of Biblical portions, including an appearance by The Ark Car, deep house DJs and dancing into the morning.
209 Geary Ave
Cheeky Santa Speedo Run
The cheeks are indeed getting red at this annual run where folks running through the cold in their brightest red skinnies in the name of charity.
Put on your dancing shoes as the boys from Ottawa take the stage for some indie rock fun with their quirky and upbeat tunes.
The Danforth Music Hall
The boys for Midland are back in town for one night of rip roarin' indie rock as they take the stage at the Danforth.
The Danforth Music Hall
Calgary has produced one of the hardest hip-hop duos in the game right now with Cartel Madras and their OG bars you don't want to sleep on.
It's Garbage meets the Sex Pistols meets Sonic Youth with Toronto's own punk rockers and their deep, psychedelic sounds.
Said the Whale
Indie rock with an edge, Vancouver's Said the Whale will get your feet moving with their infectious sound and hard-wrought rips.
Phoenix Concert Theatre
The man who defined the sound of the 2000s is handling the tunes at Rebel this weekend for a night of hot hits and dranks from the bartender.
Stark Naked & The Fleshtones
The Bovine is celebrating the holidays by tearing up the stage with night of tunes from some of the city's best punk rockers.
Bovine Sex Club
Herschel Sample Sale
Herschel gear of all kinds, including bags, wallets, luggage, apparel and hats, is all on sale for up to 60 per cent off.
I'M Mac Sales Agency
Mary Young Pop-Up
Ethically-made, stylish and comedy panties, bras and garments are on at this pop-up from Toronto-based women's wear brand Mary Young.
263 Adelaide Street West
Caribbean Christmas Market
The Islands are coming to Canada just in time for Christmas during this pop-up that features Caribbean arts, crafts, gifts, food and fashion.
Ralph Thornton Community Centre
The Queen V Collective
Back again is this all-vegan market with cruelty-free goodies and speciality products with vendors from all over the country.
MAKE GOOD Studios Coworking Space
Akin's Holiday Market and Party
Art of all kinds is on at this holiday sale featuring locally-made works from the artists market, plus a festive party inside the MOCA.
Leslieville Christmas Pop-Up Market
Everyone is welcome at this local makers market with a day of shopping and festivities, including a hot chocolate bar, soup, Santa and music.
240 Logan Ave
OCAD Holiday Artist Alley
The young artists of tomorrow are selling their illustrations, pins, cards, jewellery, bags, t-shirts, zines, photographs and more at this big art sale.
Trinity Bellwoods Flea
Shop from more than 100 vendors during this huge holiday market with artists, makers and designers selling locally-made goods of all kinds.
The Great Hall
Wonder Holiday Markit
Find one of a kind, locally made holiday must haves & essentials under one roof. Admission is FREE and first 50 visitors receive a complimentary swag bag.
Festival of Cool
It's the last weekend to experience the art and culture of the Arctic at this free festival that includes music, film, exhibitions and talks.