Ready or not the holiday season has begun, and with all the excitement of Black Friday the city will be bustling with activity. Unsure of your weekend plans? Check out a show, hit up local shops or just soak in the season with any of these great events happening this weekend.
Catch a Show
There’s no shortage of great artists in town this weekend. Check out Jacob Banks at the Drake Hotel Friday night, The Glorious Sons at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, or The Weather Station at The Great Hall. Local Buzz Records buzz band PONY hit Bike Pirates on Saturday.
Hit the Ice
Weather permitting, most of the city’s outdoor rinks are scheduled to open to the public this weekend. Friday’s calling for a high of 11 degrees, so keep an eye on listings here. Strap on the old boots with knives and get out for a twirl.
Watch the Light Show
Fancy a bit of early holiday festivities? Head to Nathan Phillips Square’s kick-off to the holiday season for the 51st annual Cavalcade of Lights Saturday night and enjoy a “spectacle of holiday lights, fireworks, live music and a tree-lighting ceremony.”
Get your shopping done
Get your Holiday shopping done on time this year! With Black Friday on today, sales will surely continue through ought the weekend to Cyber Monday. If you want something a little bit more specific, check out the One of A Kind Craft Show at the Enercare Centre for some truly unique gift ideas.
Watch the Argos Chase Their 17th Grey Cup
The Toronto Argos face the Calgary Stampeders in the 105th Grey Cup. Plop down at a pub and cheer on the Argos, who will be going for their 17th Grey Cup championship. The Argos’ last Grey Cup appearance in 2012 resulted in a win, which also came against the Stampeders.
And a big shout out for Argos coach Marc Trestman took home Coach of the Year honours at Thursday’s CFL awards.
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