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The top 10 events in Toronto for December 2016

The top events in Toronto this December will leave you dizzy because they're so big and all over our city's map. Everything from music festivals to Harry Potter on stage will keep you warm, entertained and Christmas-ified. Also, don't miss these free events.

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    • December 3
      Fort York will be transformed into a festive wonderland complete with dance workshops, a craft market, a book sale, a gingerbread making workshop, musical performances and free hot chocolate sampling.
      Fort York National Historic Site
    • December 7 - January 4
      Casa Loma will be enveloped in a blanket of lights for this holiday spectacle every Wednesday night in December. Wander through the gardens and see illusionist entertainer Professor Wick’s holiday-themed magic show, as well as live performers Soli and Rob and Circus Jon. There are 10 stunning trees by celebrity designers and a sing along with live carollers. Adult tickets starts at $22.
      Casa Loma
    • December 9
      Twelve local breweries will participate at this annual all-you-can-taste beer-drinking extravaganza. There will also be live music, DJs, and enough suds to give Santa’s village a hangover. This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early and then check out all 12 brewers.
    • December 9-11
      This is the fifth annual human rights film fest where you'll be able to catch premiere documentaries and chat with filmmakers and other remarkable guests.
      Hot Docs Ted Roger Cinema
    • December 9-11
      This celebrated makers market turns 10 this year. Over 60 crafts people will be on hand this year and half of them are brand new. There's also a great lineup of workshops, installations, giveaways and good vibes. There are free limited edition, screen-printed tote bags filled with delicious swag for the first 100 people through the door Saturday morning.
      The Theatre Centre
    • December 14
      Do you love performing, but don't really have a the voice to get up on stage and wow a crowd? Think a lot of mouth movement, fist clenching, dropping to your knees and show the audience that it could quite possibly be you singing that Boyz II Men song. Choose to perform or just show up and cheer! Check out the link to see how to be included in the evening's lineup.
    • December 15 - January 15
      Playing to sold out houses all over the world, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. This play is for Harry Potter fans and those who never got around to reading the series and want to cheat a bit.
      Panasonic Theatre
    • December 23
      You've heard of the 159 Manning House parties, and maybe his infamous NXNE BBQ every June, but have you been to Tim McCready's biggest house party ever at the Gladstone Hotel? The first one happened last spring and was a smash hit. This edition will include live shows and DJs through the entire hotel.
    • December 26-30
      The Drake Hotel's annual boxing week party is five nights of fun for $5 each! It's the mini music festival's 10th year and there is a fresh lineup every single night leading into New Year's Eve. You can purchase $25 tickets for the entire fest, which will feature Bambii and Devonte.
      The Drake Hotel
    • December 27
      This is quite possibly Toronto's biggest winter music festival in terms of top notch DJs and it's inside Rebel! You don't have to worry about weary those clunky boots to this jam. This year the lineup includes Zedd, Marshmallo and Manzone & Strong. It's a two-day, all ages, electronic takeover of the entire Rebel complex.
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    Solaris Music Festival

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Solaris Music Festival

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