Toronto Light Fest

The top 5 free events in Toronto this week

Free events in Toronto this week will help get you through the grey days of January with one of the city's most intriguing new events. The Toronto Light Festival is organized by the folks behind the annual Toronto Christmas Market, so it'll be a lovely thing to walk through to brighten up your night and Instagram feed.

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    • January 24
      This is a monthly dose of Harry Potter Trivia at the unofficial Potter home base bar on Dunda West. Prepare yourself for more ultimate trivia as they cover all the books and more starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday the 24th.
      The Lockhart
    • January 24-29
      Get totally nostalgic at this 6-day pyjama party and interactive blanket fort party at the Theatre Centre. Between January 24-29, you can build sections of the growing fort with fellow visitors, which sounds like a great way to escape adult life for a little while. Evening programming is $15, but daytime fort building is PWYC.
    • January 26
      Get ready for a showcase of the best Sci-Fi and fan fiction short films from the last year. High budget sci-fi films from Hungary, USA, and Spain, plus fan fiction films from the Batman and Question DC universe, and a short based on a short story by Kurt Vonnegut. Arrive early to ensure you get a good seat.
      Carlton Cinemas
    • January 27 - February 10
      Come out of the dark and into the light at the Toronto Light Festival in the Distillery District. It's a new new visual journey that exhibits the creativity of local and international artists through light art.
      The Distillery Historic District, Toronto, Ontario
    • January 28-29
      Performances, interactive booths, lucky draws ... get out and celebrate the year of Rooster in one of the biggest North American Chinatowns inside Dragon City Mall. There'll be traditional performances like fortune telling, dragon dances and interactive games with prizes to be won.
      Dragon City Mall
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