kensington winter solstice

The top 5 free events in Toronto this week

Free things to do in Toronto this week, which leads into Christmas weekend, range from cute and cozy to big, bright and joyous. The Kensington Market Winter Solstice is the perfect way to get into the spirit and welcome winter the right way. A lantern parade, live shows and dancing in the streets - all for free.

Here are my picks for the top free events in Toronto this week.

  • Free events you don't want to miss
    About the Event
    • December 19
      The Hot Docs Holiday Classics series continues with this 80s holiday classic. It's an absolutely free screening, and a perfect way to hang with friends inside a cozy theatre and laugh your stockings off. The show starts at 8:45 p.m. and they're accepting non-perishable food donations.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • December 20
      Discover some great new music inside one of the best sounding venues in the city. Carlos Alonzo, Ezra Jordan and Ferragamo Chvcks all perform at the Piston's Indie Night starting at 9 p.m.
    • December 20
      Do all your Christmas shopping without dropping a dime! This market will feature more vendors than ever before and you can offload some gifts you never used at the same time.
    • December 21
      Art Metropole likes to celebrate the holidays with egg nog. Like, they really like egg nog. It's basically the art institute's holiday party that doubles as a reception for Wish Lists by Artists - their holiday window display. Local, national and international artists will show you want they really want for Christmas.
      Art Metropole
    Lead photo by

    Christian Bobak

Lead photo by

Christian Bobak

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