Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

An Addams Family Christmas Bazaar, skating at The Bentway, a benefit concert with Fucked Up, and more!

The holidays are here!

Get ready for the festive season this weekend with exciting events like an Addams Family Christmas Bazaar, skating at The Bentway, and a Home Alone themed quote along. These rad holiday activities are sure to get you out of the house even though it’s the chilliest time of the year!

Check out these five things to do this weekend in Toronto below.

Addams Family Christmas Bazaar

334 Dundas St W | December 21 & 22, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Free

This Halloween themed Christmas Bazaar will boast local odd crafts, fashion, and accessories. Hosted by Luna and Alchemy, you’ll be able to find unique crafts, tattoo prints, jewellery, and more from Toronto vendors like Dust Bunny Jewellery, Cursed By Design, and Abominable Ink by Fazooli.

The Bentway Skate Trail Opening Weekend 2018

The Bentway | Everyday, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Free

The Bentway’s figure-eight style skate trail, located beneath the Gardiner Expressway, will be open for the second year in a row starting on December 21st! There will be skate rentals and skating lessons available, and curated food and beverage for sale on certain dates. The trail will wind through a winter village with snuggly blankets, warming lounges, and fire pits.

Catch a Concert

The Opera House | December 22, 8:00 pm | Tickets

Fucked Up, METZ, and Witch Prophet are set to play a benefit concert in support of the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society on December 22 at the Opera House. They will be joined by DJ Meg Remy of U.S. Girls and more guests. This raucous live show is one you won’t want to miss because not only is it for a good cause, but it’s sure to blow your ears off with these rad and raucous bands.

12 Beers of Christmas!

Gladstone Hotel | December 22, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Tickets

Head to the Gladstone Hotel just three days before Christmas and you’ll be able to enjoy beers from a list of 12 local breweries, naughty, nice, and checked twice! This annual beer-drinking extravaganza is always a fun time, and ugly Christmas sweaters are encouraged. There will be live music, DJs, and lots and lots of beer.

Hot Docs for the Holidays: Home Alone: Quote-Along

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema | December 23, 9:30 pm – 11:13 pm | Tickets

Hot Docs for the Holidays will be celebrating the festive season with a month long program full of free holiday classics and special screenings. Grab your ugliest Christmas sweater, and check out the fifth annual Home Alone quote-along, where they’ll be screening the film with subtitles, so you can shout out your favourite lines and enjoy some cheese pizza as you yell, “keep the change, ya filthy animal!”