toronto events this week

18 things to do in Toronto this week

With the holidays fast approaching, events this week offer plenty of ways to celebrate the season, be it a giant winter lights show, a festive concert, or the annual Krampus Ball. There's even a rare live show from two Canadian TV icons going down, and the TFC plays the MLS finals.

  • Events you might want to check out
    About the Event
    • December 4
      Get up to speed with Toronto's tech scene at the final meet up of the year featuring speakers from Prodigy Game, Chatter Research and Swob Inc.
      Rbc Waterpark Auditorium
    • December 5
      The Metric and Broken Social Scene singer returned with her first solo project in ten years this September, and is back at Massey Hall to play the new songs live.
    • December 7
      Original artwork and crafts by emerging youth artists and entrepreneurs are on display, plus food, exhibitions, performances and more.
      Artscape Youngplace
    • December 8 - March 18
      Ontario Place is coming back in a big way this winter with daily skate parties, a gorgeous lights exhibition designed by local artists, and plenty more free activities.
      Ontario Place
    • December 8
      Is all the holiday cheeriness too much for you? This annual night of Christmas mischief might be just the party you need. Catch wild performances like aerial chains, tight rope dancing, and body contortion.
    • December 8
      The 2000s nu metal sensation bring the Sony Centre to life playing songs from their 15+ year catalogue of angsty bangers.
      Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
    • December 8-10
      The 11th Annual City of Craft returns to Toronto with over 60 of the city's finest artists and makers, free workshops, and breath-taking installations.
      The Theatre Centre
    • December 8-10
      The three day documentary film festival features human rights stories from across the globe.
      Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
    • December 9
      The all-winter-long music and arts festival returns for its December show with boat loads of live performances, visual arts, and a 2017 in review talk show style panel.
      Polish Combatants Hall
    • December 9
      This marathon sees runners brave the Canadian winter in nothing but red and white bathing suits to raise funds for SickKids. If nothing else, a crowd of near-naked Santas will be a sight to behold.
      Hemingway’s Restaurant
    • December 9
      Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice continue where they left off on their hit television series, competing in insane challenges that see the best friends try to humiliate one another live on stage.
      Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    • December 9
      Fan Days is a one day shopping fest for fans of comics, toys, and all sort of nerd culture collectibles, going down inside the Metro Convention Centre.
      Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • December 9
      The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball is back at the ACC, featuring huge names in music like Kelly Clarkson, Backstreet Boys, and GTA breakout of this year, Jessie Reyez.
      Air Canada Centre
    • December 9
      Toronto FC dukes it out with the Seattle Sounders for MLS championship glory in front of what will be a wild crowd at BMO Field.
      BMO Field
    • December 9-10
      This weekend long market will showcase the offerings of 60 local vendors. Plus, there's live music, Syrian comfort food and gluten-free treats.
      Artscape Wychwood Barns
  • Ongoing events
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Jesse Milns at Long Winter

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