It may seem early, but the holidays are just around the corner and Toronto is ready for it. There are tons of events throughout the city for the holiday lovers (and the holiday haters, too.)
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, you’ll find exciting events like A Nutcracker Christmas at Casa Loma, a Pixel Records Pop Up (featuring a performance from a Dine Alone Artist) and concerts from Charlotte Cardin, Sloan, and The Dirty Nil.
Check out these five things you won’t want to skip out on in Toronto this weekend.
The Junction Holiday Market 2018
Multiple Venues | All Weekend Long | Free
The Junction Holiday Market will be bringing you an entire weekend full of festive events like a neighbourhood wide shopping event, holiday parties, and pop-up markets sprinkled throughout the west end neighbourhood. There will also be complimentary gift wrapping, musical performances, and free DIY photos with Santa Claus.
A Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle
Casa Loma | December 1 – January 6, 9:30 am – 9:00 pm | Tickets
Get in the festive mood at Casa Loma this holiday season, as it will be transforming into a winter wonderland for the month of December. Every day, the historic destination will boast signature holiday decor, outdoor light displays, performances, festive food and drinks, a holiday market, and Santa’s Workshop.
Catch a Concert
Following the release of her latest single “Double Shifts,” Charlotte Cardin is performing at The Danforth Music Hall this Friday, November 30th. You won’t want to miss Cardin’s iconic, throaty vocals atop catchy melodies and powerful piano ballads.
Head to The Opera House on Saturday, December 1st to take a listen to The Dirty Nil’s raucous, howling tracks. The Hamilton, Ontario-based trio have spent the last eight years honing their craft as one of the tightest acts this country’s produced, so you’re bound to be in for a thrilling punk performance.
Canadian rock veterans Sloan will be hitting the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Saturday, December 1st, where you’ll be able to catch tracks that span their 12 album long career that started in the early 90’s. The iconic prog-pop group will be playing their exciting rock anthems and delivering yet another legendary performance this weekend.
Free Skating at Evergreen Brick Works
Nathan Phillips Square | December 1 & 2, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Free
Evergreen Brick Works is one of the best spots in the city to go skating. Experience the magic of the outdoor skating rink that weaves through their beautiful gardens for free! You can bring your own skates or rent a pair of theirs for the low cost of $5.
Pixel Records Pop Up Store Secret Show
202 Queen St. W | December 2 | Free
From now until December 2, Pixel Records will be taking over 202 Queen St. W in Toronto in partnership with Dine Alone Records and Telus. Visitors who enter the record store will go hands on with the new Pixel 3, explore the intersection of music & tech through immersive experiences and enter for the chance to win exclusive giveaways, including the Pixel 3. On December 2nd, 2018 you can even catch a secret showcase by a Dine Alone Records artist!