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The top parties in Toronto for December will let you dance your way into the holidays, but they also make it easy for you to ignore them altogether. Tim McCready's giant house party and Gladstone Hotel takeover is definitely a highlight and something really different on the scene.
The Promise Cherry Beach crew puts together this great big dance party every year to bring something bright and lighthearted to these darker months. It's a chance to really get down before being swallowed up in holiday office parties. Sparkling attire is encouraged at this disco, house and tech event with DJs from San Francisco, The Netherlands, laser shows, live art creation and more.
Zine culture is really having a moment in Toronto right now. There is some sort of zine event happening every second week in the city, but they're fleeting and gone in a heartbeat. That's why it's so cool The Beaver is launching its very own permanent zine library curated by Lee D'Angelo. See the premiere of local Eric Kostiuk Williams' new comic book Babybel Wax Bodysuit! Stay for the party af...
Head to the Gladstone Ballroom for a night of Kylie Minogue. It's Fevered, a night dedicated to everyone's fave Australian pop queen featuring all the hits and remixes on one dance floor from DJs Winnie Luk and Phillippe as well as shows from Fay Slift, Tynomi Banks and Champagna Enemea and lots of other surprises. Cover is $10 and get there early!
Montreal's Temple Records showcase and rave performance is in a yet to be determined venue! Harking back to the good old warehouse dance party days, this night of extreme dance music features DJs like Adam Feingold, R Wong and Matthew Salaciak. It's all presented by one of our fave techno DJs, CL, so you know the crowd is inclusive, fun, friendly and all about the music. Tickets are $8 in adva...
The lords of disco, all the way from the UK, via NYC, bring back Horsemeat Disco for a special holiday edition of the Prism Disco Series. They serve all the classics, edits and nu-disco you need right now and the crowd at this party is the closest thing Toronto gets to the days of Studio 54.
The legendary 90s Brit-pop/mod dance club Blowup is back for its 22nd annual Christmas dance party reunion thing. Dance to British indie, Brit-pop and mod classics all night long with all the your favourite Blowup DJs. Grab your advance tickets for this one before it sells out.
United Saturdays is a quality dance night the at Sound Xchange on Dundas West (near Spadina), one of the city's newest homes for electronic music lovers. This month, Deko-Ze, Buddai & Pepper, Elev8t and Messiah spin into the wee hours of the morning... 6 a.m to be exact.
If you’re lucky, house parties like this come around just once a year. But when your name is Tim McCready, wicked ragers happen all the time. He's the guy behind the 159 Manning parties, the annual NXNE BBQ bash and now this monster house party that takes over the entire Gladstone Hotel! There are non-stop live music and DJ sets in the Melody Bar, Ballroom and Gallery. There will also be beer d...
Now that all the Christmas parties are over, vamos a la playa! This is a BPM Festival 10 Year Anniversary warm up party with Detroit's Stacey Pullen as the headliner. Julien Loreto and Sam Zenn will also spin at this all-night party at Nest.
Break for Love Boxing Day edition is a night filled with dance classics. House music like this was meant to be heard and danced to at Cube with DJs Jojo Flores, Dave Campbelll and Yogi. The party costs $15 before 11:30 p.m. and $20 after, but don't worry, you can dance until 5 a.m.