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Five things to do this weekend in Toronto

The holidays are fast approaching, and there are tons of different ways you can celebrate in Toronto.

This weekend is going to be packed with events, so it’s going to be tough to choose which ones to brave the weather for. From music festivals to light installations to screenings of holiday flicks, you’re in for a treat all weekend long.

Check out our top five things to do around the city this weekend below.

Long Winter

Harbourfront Centre | December 13th, 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Tickets or PWYC at the door

Long Winter is taking over the Harbourfront Centre on December 13th from 7:00 pm to 2:00 am. The event is all ages, with a recommended age of 14+. It marks Long Winter’s second of the season, and it’s set to feature performances from artists like Casey MQ, ANAMAI, Frosty Valentine, and more. There will also be multi-media artists like Sámi photographer, video artist, and filmmaker Maria Helander; Jamaica-based painter and illustrator Krystal Ball; and Nicholas Galanin‘s latest work Fair Warning: A Sacred Place.

Lumina Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo | All Weekend, 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM | Tickets

Terra Lumina at the Toronto Zoo is the eleventh experience that is part of the Moment Factory’s Lumina night walk series, and it’s running from now until April. All winter long, you can head to the Toronto Zoo after nightfall to check out an immersive experience along a walking path that appears to carry you into the future through its luminescent installment.

Catch a Concert

Head to the Danforth Music Hall on December 13th, 2019, to catch one of Hollerado’s final shows ever. The show will see the indie rock veterans performing classic hits in addition to tracks from their last album, Retaliation Vacation, so this is a show you won’t want to miss!

Born Ruffians are hosting their second annual Shondi Festoon on Saturday, December 14th. The perfectly peculiar makeshift holiday celebration is sure to be a fun time. Happy shondi!

Toronto Vegan Christmas Market

Ontario Heritage Centre | December 14th, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Free

Head to the Ontario Heritage Centre to check out the Toronto Vegan Christmas Market, which gathers several vendors offering up a wide range of vegan products. You can do all your holiday shopping at this market, as it offers up pastries, chocolate treats, plant-based cheeses, wines, skincare products, jewelry, clothing, and more!

Hot Docs for the Holidays: White Christmas

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema | December 15th, 10:00 AM – 12:10 PM | Free

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is running its Hot Docs for the Holidays program, and this Sunday they’ll be screening the holiday classic, White Christmas. Tickets are free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop Community Food Centre.

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