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The top 5 free events in Toronto: December 14-20 2015

The top free events in Toronto will have you marathoning classic Christmas movies. Home Alone, Gremlins, Elf and more will return to the big screen just in time for the holiday season. If you've already gotten your fill of festive events, there's a zine fair and storytelling night that won't cost you a dime.

Here's a roundup of free events in Toronto this week.

Fireside Tales: December Edition (December 15)
Fireside Tales has moved inside of Comedy Bar for the season. This week, the event will bring some of the city's top storytellers out to discuss religion and belief systems. The lineup includes Jen Sakato, Tamara Junkin, Christel Bartelse, Lori Lane Murphy, Robby Hoffman and more.

Xpace Holiday Zine & Maker Fair (December 19)
On December 19th, zine makers and fanatics will flock to the Xpace Cultural Centre on Lansdowne. The event is perfect for window shoppers, as there will be vendors hocking everything from comics to crafts. If you can't drop any cash, DJ Grandmother Willow will be spinning music all day long, so you can dance your heart out instead.

Gremlins (December 19)
This Saturday, the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is hosting a free screening of Gremlins. If you're not into 1980's horror-comedies with amazingly sub-par special effects, the cinema has a few other free films on tap this weekend. It's showing Elf on the 19th as well as Love, Actually and The Muppet Christmas Carol on the 20th.

Home Alone (December 19)
If you're closer to Carlton Cinema, catch Home Alone on the big screen this Saturday. The movie begin's at 11:00 a.m., so this is a good post-brunch option for early risers. If you have a few bucks to spare, the theatre is asking for donations for the Santa Claus Fund.

Trinity Bellwoods Flea (December 19)
Do a little shopping this Saturday at the Trinity Bellwoods Flea. If you have a couple extra bucks to spare, $5 champagne mimosas will be served - so you can get a bit boozy while you browse. The soundtrack will be 80s and 90s Christmas classics.

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