Head to the CBC building starting at 5:30 a.m. for some coffee and snacks (while they last) and listen to your fave radio shows recorded live. Meet a bunch of CBC personalities and watch live performances all day from local acts like Ria Mae, the Jerome Tucker Band and The Good Lovelies.
This one's a month-long and collaborative artist-maker residency with over fifteen vendors at Elephant in the Attic. This is a totally free event at this adorable Dundas West shop with music by Cat and the Queen, tarot readings by Jess Harvey, and Veronique Petit styling the photo booth.
Find your inner Beyonce and give all your holiday party dancefloors a run for their money. This is a two-hour intensive course where you’ll learn choreo from Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” video. It’ll cost you $5 to register but you get your money back in the form of a gift card when you show up to class.
This massive European-style Christmas market, where folks are welcome to skate, shop and then a have drink at the bar, runs throughout the month of December. There will also be food and carnival rides on site.
Celebrate the holiday season at Evergreen's Winter Village at the Brick Works! Check out the new Street Food Market, the Farmers Market and play outdoors all over the Brickworks grounds until December 31. Admission is free and there will be activations happening all throughout the month.
The Harbourfront Centre kicks off its free skate night series with a DJ set from Austra’s Katie Stelmanis from 8 to 11 p.m. Expect to hear a “sonically diverse set” when she combines dance music with her classical and jazz roots. All you have to do is let it be the soundtrack to your skate under the stars.
Hot Docs Cinema shows your favourite holiday classics on the big screen for absolutely free! Check out the schedule on their official site and plan your movie-loving afternoon. Films like Elf, Love Actually and White Christmas start Dec. 17 and run until Christmas Day at various times.
The 27th annual winter solstice party in Kensington market is an explosive night lights, fire, parades, giant puppets, music and community. Welcome in the new season on the longest, darkest night of the year with free night of entertainment from the Red Pepper Spectacle Arts crew.
Head inside City Hall and warm up with this free holiday concert with music from All The King’s Voices, Toronto Beaches Children’s Chorus and Toronto Mass Choir. The show starts at 11:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour - rumour has it Santa is showing up at the end.
This is Toronto's biggest skating and dance party, complete with fireworks and shows. The fun begins around 8 p.m. with DJs, performers, hot chocolate everywhere and of course, a countdown to 2017 just before midnight.