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The top 5 free events in Toronto: December 21-27 2015

Free events in Toronto this week will have you dusting off your Christmas sweaters and celebrating in style. The Drake and The Tennessee are both hosting events where you're expected to don your most horrendous green and red creation. If your wardrobe is anything but ugly, opt to get festive by watching free Christmas flicks at the Bloor or hitting up the Kensington Market Winter Solstice.

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

Kensington Market Winter Solstice (Dec. 21)
Tired of holiday parties with faux Santas and ugly sweaters? Head to Kensington Market to celebrate the Winter Solstice with its annual parade/party. Past parades have featured everything from pyrotechnic displays to puppeteers, so if you're a fan of pomp and spectacle, this'll be up your alley.

Canadian Whisky Mingler (Dec. 21)
For this week's installment of the 86'd Mondays series Ivy Knight will be joined by cocktail master Dave Mitten for a night of whisky sampling. Remember to wear the finest ugly Christmas sweater in your collection if you want to win the ugly sweater contest.

Bloor Holiday Classics (Dec. 21-23)
If you've already decorated your tree and finished wrapping presents, reward yourself with a trip to the movies. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Scrooged and A Christmas Story will all be screened for free at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

Tennessee Tuesday's Christmas Party (Dec. 22)
If you're in the mood for a full-fledged Christmas party, head to The Tennessee on Tuesday. Have a little pre-game at home, slip into an ugly sweater and get ready for an evening of drinking, dancing and (if you're feeling bold enough) an open mic performance.

Adult Colouring-In (Dec. 24)
Instead of spending Christmas eve at an awkward family engagement go to the Gladstone Melody Bar for a colouring party. If you've got a few bucks to spare, grab a drink at the bar - colouring inside the lines is overrated anyway.

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Photo by Christian Bobak.


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