Things To Do in Toronto this Week: November 21st - 25th

So, what did you get up to this past weekend? Did you head to the Distillery District for their Winter Village? Did you grab a drink at the Thirsty Elf? There was a ton of fun stuff to do this past weekend, but let’s not dwell on it any longer and take a look at what’s going on this week!

Watch the FIFA World Cup at The Pint Public House

With two floors full of fun, The Pint Public House is the best palace to catch the FIFA World Cup this year! They’re more than just a great place to catch the game; they’ve got billiards, arcade machines, and modern twists on pub food staples including chicken tinga tacos, butter chicken poutine, and wagyu beef burgers!

Where: 277 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2X4.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Drink and be Merry at Miracle on Bloor St.

Grab a drink for a good cause at Miracle on Bloor St.; $1 of every drink sold is donated to Nellie's Shelter, an organization providing shelter, education, and advocacy for women and children in the GTA! This holiday “fever dream” bar has a menu full of whimsical, Christmas-themed cocktails!

Where: 875 Bloor St W Second Floor, Toronto, ON M6G 1M4

When: Until Saturday, December 31st.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Head to the Distillery District for their World Famous Winter Village

The World Famous Winter Village of the Distillery District is back for another year of holiday fun! Be there for the 65+ local merchants, restaurants, and cafés, plus additional seasonal vendors and food cabins!

Where: 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4.

When: Until Saturday, December 31st.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Enter a Dazzling World of Lights at illumi Mississauga

With 13 wonderful multiverses to explore, the fun never ends at illumi Mississauga! As darkness falls, illumi ignites the night with more than 20 million brilliant lights in 13 magical universes, and gaze upon the incredible Tree of Lights, as tall as the Statue of Liberty!
Where:
7174 Derrycrest Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5W 1N4.

When: Wednesday, November 23rd to Sunday, January 8th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

 

Be Amazed by Winter Wonders at Hendrie Park

Make your way to Hendrie Park for their Winter Wonders! This unique outdoor experience guides visitors along picturesque pathways adorned with charming festive lights, new interactive light to sound installations, and magical displays that celebrate the magic of the winter season in ways only a Royal Botanical Garden can!

Where: 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington, ON, L7T 4H4.

When: Wednesday, November 23rd to Sunday, January 8th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Advance Your Career or Company at the Canada Job Expo

The Canada Job Expo has established itself as the premier and most successful job fair in Canada! Whether you are a candidate looking to advance your career or a growing organization looking to hire key employees, the Canada Job Expo is for you!

Where: North York Memorial Community Hall, 5110 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2N 5W4.

When: Thursday, November 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Enjoy a Country Walk-Through Experience with Twinkle After Dark


Brought to you by Ontario’s award-winning Halloween event, Pumpkins After Dark, Twinkle After Dark is coming back for the holiday season! Enjoy an immersive, walk-through experience with thousands of lights, larger-than-life displays, and holiday treats and sweets! This experience will be tons of fun for the whole family!

Where: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON, L9T 2X3.

When: Thursday, November 24th to Wednesday, December 28th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Discover Gifts of Wonder at the One Of A Kind Show

Taking place at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, the One Of A Kind Show features an extensive selection of gifts that are beautifully made by 600+ artisans from across the country! Support local and independent creators while you have the chance to win great prizes

Where: 100 Princes' Blvd #1, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.

When: Thursday, November 24th to Sunday, December 4th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

 

Laura Ramoso Brings FRANCES to the Comedy Bar

Comedian Laura Ramoso, a social media comedic sensation with half a million followers across Instagram and TikTok, is bringing back her electrifying comedy special FRANCES to the Comedy Bar Danforth!

Where: 2800 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4C 1M1.

When: Thursday, November 24th to Friday, November 26th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Go on a Magical Voyage with Journey Into Enchantment

Brought to you by the same great minds that gave us Spooktacular, Journey Into Enchantment is an annual Christmas event for the whole family! It offers a fun, family friendly twist to the Christmas holiday season as a drive-through event filled with over 2 million lights! They’ve got two locations and a walk-through portion as well, so everybody can take in the incredible sights!

Where: 6845 Millcreek Dr, Mississauga, ON, L5N 5M4 or 6 Newkirk Rd, Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 2C5.

When: Friday, November 25th to Saturday, January 1st.

Price: $-$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Experience Holiday Nights of Lights and Mistletoe Lane

From the minds behind Halloween Nights of Lights and Pumpkinville comes the quintessential holiday experience: Holiday Nights of Lights and Mistletoe Lane!  Guests will experience walking through giant ornaments, animated tunnels, and much more. Upon exiting the light show, they’ll enter Mistletoe Lane - the newest pop up experience and a nighttime hotspot all rolled into one distinct holiday tradition!

Where: 80 Interchange Way, Concord, ON, L4K 5C3.

When: Friday, November 25th to Saturday, January 7th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Honour the Philippines with the Pinoy Christmas Night Market

Celebrate the traditions of “Simbang Gabi” at the Pinoy Christmas Night Market! This festive market will feature authentic Filipino foods, handcrafted items, traditional regalia, and much more! It’s free for everybody, so go make some friends and immerse yourself in a rich culture!

Where: 500 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON, M1P 2K2.

When: Friday, November 25th to Sunday, December 4th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Get Tipsy and Full at The Pancakes and Booze Art Show


All you can eat pancakes; need we say more? Okay, we will! The Pancakes and Booze Art Show features over 300 art pieces from more than 75 local artists as you stuff your face with pancakes for next to nothing! (seriously, this is the most inexpensive option on this list and has a major bang for your buck)

Where: 783 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C5.

When: Friday, November 25th at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $.

Visit their website for more information!

Celebrate with Mississauga’s First Annual Holiday Night Market

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Mississauga’s Holiday Night Market! Discover a variety of local vendors, artists, and so much more! The first 30 guests receive a Christmas swag bag, and if you’re lucky, you’ll win a Christmas giveaway basket which includes an item from every vendor! 

Where: Vic Johnston Community Centre, 335 Church St, Mississauga, ON, L5M 1N1.

When: Friday, November 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

Dance Past Midnight(s) at The Taylor Party

You’ll never find another party like THE TAYLOR PARTY: TAYLOR SWIFT NIGHT, a Taylor Swift inspired dance party! Taking place at the Danforth Music Hall, this party is Taylor-made for ultimate fans, who will dance the night away singing along to every song surrounded by friends and Swifties!

Where: 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2.

When: Friday, November 25th at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Ongoing Events

Grab Tacos for a Dollar at Quesada Burritos & Tacos

Yeah, you read that right: you only have to pay $1 for a delicious taco at Quesada when Canada’s national teams play! Quesada encourages fans to cheer on the women’s and men’s national soccer teams throughout November and December, one taco at a time!

Where: multiple locations, click here for the full list!

When: Game days until Thursday, December 1st.

Price: $.

Visit their website for more information!

The Thirsty Elf at the Fairmont Royal York

The Thirsty Elf is one of the more sophisticated celebration spots this holiday season, held inside the Fairmont Royal York! With Christmas sweaters, kitschy décor and cheerful, and festive cocktails, the Thirsty Elf has everything you need to get into the spirit of Christmas! Get ready to Gin-gle all the Way, and this time, it’s okay if you find yourself on the Naughty List; it’s made with cranberry, cinnamon, lime, ginger beer, Northern Keep Vodka, and mint!

Where: 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3.

When: Until Saturday, December 17th.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Drive the Canadian Tire Christmas Trail at the Black Creek Pioneer Village

In celebration of Canadian Tire's 100th birthday, the Canadian Tire Christmas Trail is back to make this the Christmas of the century! The drive-along experience takes guests on an enchanted 1.5-kilometre journey through thousands of twinkling lights, interactive displays, and live entertainment!

Where: 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, Toronto, ON M3J 2P3

When: Until Friday, December 23rd.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Head to Canada’s Wonderland for their Winterfest

Winterfest, the holiday festival hosted by Canada’s Wonderland, features, live performances, millions of spectacular lights, beautiful Christmas trees throughout the park, and skating on Snow Flake Lake! Plus, many of your favourite rides will be open, including the Psyclone and the Sledge Hammer!

Where: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan, ON, L6A 1S6.

When: Until Saturday, December 31st.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Witness the Holiday Magic at Blue Mountain Resort

Blue Mountain Resort’s festive event, Holiday Magic, starts this Friday! Experience the Village draped in decorations and illuminated from head to toe in the most stunning holiday lights, and they’re kicking things off with a stop from the Coca-Cola Holiday Truck Tour, where you can get a photo with Santa!

Where: 190 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 1C2.

When: Until Sunday, January 8th.

Price: $$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Light Up the Night at the Winter Festival of Lights 

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, the premiere illumination festival in North America, is back for its 40th anniversary! Walk through a magical Winter wonderland with multiple different sections including the Enchanted Forest, Frosted Falls, Royal Promenade, and more!

Where: 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 3Y9.

When: Until Monday, February 20th.

Price: it’s free!

Visit their website for more information!

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