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Weekend events in Toronto December 16-18 2016

Weekend events in Toronto are here to keep you fully distracted from the fact that winter is back with a vengeance. There's a symphony under the sea, several fantastic concerts, an army of holiday markets, and a few dance parties to really heat things up.

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

  • New Year's Parties
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  • Parties
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  • Music
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    • December 16
      This holiday bluegrass throwdown features The Foggy Hogtown Boys and guests Justin Rutledge, Alex Pangman and Drunk Fiddling Santa.
    • December 16
      This pitch perfect evening features musical performances by the awe-inspiring Toronto Concert Orchestra. They will be performing your favourite holiday classics during three 45-minute sets throughout the evening starting at 7 p.m.
      Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
    • December 16
      illScarlett and Stereo Kid take over the Horseshoe for one very loud and intimate night. It's a rare opportunity to see these guys up close and personal.
      Horseshoe Tavern
    • December 16
      Dillinger Escape Plan play alongside Dead Tired and Dorian Gray at The Opera House. It's a triple bill of riff-roaring fun with doors opening at 8 p.m.
      The Opera House
    • December 16
      Stay warm with a rare DJ set from L.A.'s prince of darkwave, noise and synthpop surrounded by one of the best sound systems in the city.
    • December 17
      Sandy Duperval and dancer, choreographer, artistic director and producer Hollywood Jade join forces for a night of non-stop entertainment and soul for a great cause. This event will help feed over 200 homeless people from LGBTQ community; bring together some LGBTQ performers and allies; create a safe space for individuals in need of a warm meal, companionship and shelter on Christmas and donate...
      Mod Club Theatre
    • December 17
      She Wants Revenge celebrate their 10 year anniversary performing their debut album front to back! Raw Fabrics and Nicki's Wives will also be there to support.
      The Phoenix Concert Theatre
    • December 18
      That Choir, with special guests the Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts Chamber Choir, present a magical night of your favourite carols and holiday music with works by Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Morten Lauridsen, Mel Thorme and Barbara Streisand.
      St. Andrew's Church
    • December 18
      Catch the OVO-signed, Brampton-born rapper, singer and songwriter as he performs material off of his Walking at Dawn EP which includes tracks with Drake and Wiz Khalifa.
      Mod Club Theatre
    • December 18
      Grab a score and join more than 2,700 enthusiastic voices for the 30th anniversary of Toronto’s annual Hallelujah event.
    • December 18
      Night two of the Stay Warm music event includes performances from Protest The Hero, The Flatliners, A Wilhelm Scream, Cyclamen, River Oaks and Sparrows.
      The Danforth Music Hall
  • Film
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  • Can't miss markets and pop-ups
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    • December 16-18
      This craft fair and exhibit brings together talented local artisans from across Toronto. Admission is free and there's coat check and free apple cider.
      Artscape Youngplace, Toronto
    • December 17-18
      Local makers gather in Parkdale to spread and sell holiday cheer. Vendors include Alvole, Bad Seed Company, Bake Shoppe, Crywolf, Top Drawer Canada and loads more.
      crown flora studio
    • December 17
      Local vendors will be selling zines, comics, prints, t-shirts, tote bags, jewelry, crafts and other handmade goodies. There will be music, snacks and good vibes, and it's free to attend.
      Xpace Cultural Centre
    • December 18
      The Elephant in the Attic hosts a day of winter magic with free live music featuring Ada Dahli and Marlon Chaplin. They will have Safehouse Coffee and treats as well as local Toronto maker and artists.
    • December 18
      The Toronto Vegan Winter Market is an indoor holiday market in the iconic Great Hall. There will fun activities for the kids while you do your last minute holiday shopping from a hand-picked selection of some of the best small, local businesses.
      The Great Hall Toronto
    • December 17
      The Toronto Etsy Street Team is hosting its third annual Christmas market at the historic St. Stephens in the Field Church near Kensington Market. The show features over 30 vendors.
      Saint Stephens in the Field
  • Dancing
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    • December 18
      Esie Mensah is one of the city's most exciting and talented choreographers, so when she does a pop-up dance workshop, attendance is pretty much mandatory. Her Afrofusion class will be at 5:30 p.m. and her heels class is at 6:45 p.m. Not only is this a lot of fun, it's an amazing workout. In the spirit of the holidays and giving back, she's asking people to bring new articles of clothing or pers...
      Joy of Dance Centre
  • Ongoing events
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