Winter is officially here! While the cold weather may have you considering staying in your home and hibernating until Spring finally arrives, but trust me when I say there is way too much fun to be had to do that!

So while binge-watching holiday movies is definitely a priority, save it for the really cold days considering you are definitely going to want to grab your BFFs and enjoy these festive things in the city before they're gone! Whether you are looking for chill activities or fun things to do with your best friends, look no further! 


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Go to Distillery's Christmas market. 

Distillery's Christmas market is arguably one of the most popular holiday-themed events in the city. From the adorable decor to the warm and fuzzy feeling you get some the massive countdown they've got hung up on display, this market puts even the biggest grinch is a great mood! 


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Grab a friend and go on a hunt for all of the Christmas inspired foods in the city using this map

Whether you and your besties are foodies or not, this is the perfect opportunity to dabble in the crazy foodie scene Toronto has to offer! Tons of spots around the city have already released their delicious treats inspired by the holiday season that won't just please your stomach, but your eyes too! 


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Check out the holiday windows at Hudson's Bay and Sak's Fifth Avenue. 

What better way to get into the Christmas mood than to check out the decked out holiday windows that both Hudson's Bay and Sak's are hosting?! This is definitely better done at night considering the displays look gorgeous when it's dark out- just remember to grab a hot festive drink to keep you warm while you stroll the sidewalks! 


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Fit in some rest and relaxation between all the holiday shopping by visiting Her Majesty's Pleasure

The holiday season can be stressful, especially if you are a student who is trying to balance holiday fun, gift shopping and final exams. So if you are looking to de-stress, look no further than scheduling a spa day at Her Majesty's Pleasure! The luxe space is extremely relaxing and adorably designed. 


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Get competitive at SPIN Toronto

If you and your besties have a competitive edge and want to battle it out, check out SPIN! The bar is dedicated to ping pong, and who doesn't love that classic pass time?! Pair your rounds of ping pong with a couple pints and this is guaranteed to be your new favourite spot. 


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Check out these secrets bars, restaurants and spots in the city for a unique night out! 

This is definitely the perfect excursion for any friend group that loves a good adventure or are feeling as though they've tried all of the hot spots in the city. Whether you want to find the perfect secret spot to relax or find a killer secret bar, you can find the coolest secret-anythings in Toronto right here


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Visit as many cute coffee shops as you can fit in a day! 

Toronto is home to an unbelievably long list of adorable coffee shops. If you and your friends love a good cup of coffee and want to check out all the cute spots, make a day out of visiting as many as you can (or as many cups of coffee your body will allow!) 


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Slide down Chicopee Tube Park's massive snow hill in an inflatable tube once the hill opens for the season! 

Once Chicopee Tube Park opens, you and your friends have got to visit. Who wouldn't want to gather up all their best friends to slide down a massive hill in an inflateable tube?!


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Shuck an oyster or two at these spots that offer 'Buck a Shuck!' 

Oysters have been a super hot menu item in the city, whether you love them as a side dish or are just obsessed with oysters in general, these places are the perfect places to grab some. Not only do you get some delicious fresh oysters, but they all feature $1 oysters, great for your stomach and your wallet! 


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Forget about the Winter weather by checking out the Shameless Tiki Room

If the Winter weather has already got you and your friends down, fear not! The Shameless Tiki Room is the perfect place to go if you are looking to grab some drinks and forget how cold it is outside. Rather, you can pretend you are in the tropics! 


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Hit up one of these holiday markets! 

Looking for more than just one holiday market experience? Don't worry, we've got you covered for all the markets happening across the GTA. Whether you are looking for one that have farmer's markets, shopping opportunities or live performances, we've got it all! 


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Channel your inner Potterhead at The Lockhart

Even if you aren't a huge Harry Potter fan you will appreciate how adorable this bar is, but let's be real, it's probably likely that at least one friend in your friend group is a Potterhead. 


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Work off some school or work stress at BATL Ground

If you and your friends and carrying some serious stress whether it's from final exams or end of the year work load, BATL Ground is the perfect place to blow off some steam. Who hasn't even wanted to get out their anger by chucking an axe at a wood board?!

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