The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means you're probably broke. It's okay, me too. With that being said, Groupon is here to save your December and make sure you get to go out and treat YOURSELF! Or, maybe you're looking for a fun and experiential gift for a special someone or a friend?
From craftmas beer experiences to a helicopter tour around the CN to get the best view of the Christmas lights, there's literally something for everyone. I won't lie, I've already ordered a bunch.
There's always so much happening in Toronto, so don't worry I did the heavy lifting. I narrowed it down to the top 17 Groupons that you can't miss out on this holiday season.
Original Price: $215.75
Sale Price: $194 (10% off)
The KING of Christmas music is coming to Toronto and there's no better treat for yourself than to see Michael in concert. Canadian born, Michael Buble has become an extremely successful singer and is sure to not disappoint. I already have his Christmas album on repeat!
Original Price: $72 two-hour class for one
Sale Price: $38 (47% off) two-hour class for one
Now you can learn how to make a cute collectable and even gift it to someone thanks to The Pottery! This two-hour class will teach you how to throw on a potter's wheel and give you expert instruction on how to become the next big artisté! Hey, if it doesn't turn out perfect it's the thought that counts, right?
If you happen to be an influencer or anyone obsessed with getting the perfect Instagram photo than look no further. Happy Place is a VERY well known art pop-up that has made its way around North America and has landed in Toronto for the holiday season. From GIANT ball pits to adorable chocolate chip cookies installations this place is sure to turn that winter blues frown upside down. I personally haven't had the chance to go yet, but some of my friends have and they say it's totally adorable. Plus, $35 for a fun time and tons of content? Can't beat that!
Craftmas Beer Experience
Original Price: $50 admission for two
Sale Price: $30 (40% off) admission for two
Okay, so I'm not a beer drinker, but my partner is so I'll totally be taking him to this place. Located in The Berkeley Church, more than a dozen breweries will be pouring seasonal creations for this cool event on December 4th. Are you like me and not a beer drinker? No worries! There will also be yuletide cocktails paired with mouthwatering small plates. Maybe we'll see you there!
Grab your magic wands! Five world-renowned magicians from London's West End will be making there way across the pond to Toronto for the month of December and January. They will combine their talents to create a show full of comedy, illusion and more! Also, yes that is a woman cut in half below.
Art Gallery and Cafe
Original Price: $530 three-hour semi-private party with food for 10-19 people
Sale Price: $245 (54% off) three-hour semi-private party with food for 10-19 people
There are three things in this world that I can't live without and that's coffee, art, and holiday parties. Well, if you're just like me then you'll be pleased to know that you can pick up this PHENOMENAL Groupon for a three-hour private event at an art gallery. For as low as $13 a person you can host your very own holiday party served with food! This is your chance to be the hero of the office and take lead on organizing it.
Helicopter Tour Around the CN Tower
Original Price: $124
Sale Price: $62 (50% off)
OKAY so I've actually done this before with my boyfriend and it was so fun (also, slightly terrifying). You can see pictures below, but pretty much you're taken into the sky and you get to circle the entire city. With the Christmas lights now hung for the holiday season, I can't even begin to imagine how beautiful the view must be.
Dine in the Dark
Original Price: $88 three-course dinner for two
Sale Price: $70 (20% off) three-course dinner for two
If you're looking to experience food in a whole new way then I would highly recommend O.Noir. Essentially you are served dinner in complete darkness to give diners the unique opportunity to eat strictly based on taste and texture rather than visual appeal. Also, all of the dining staff at O.Noir are also blind, which is an excellent way to raise awareness on those living with visual impairment.
Soul2Sole Salsa Dancing
Original Price: $125 seven-week introductory salsa dancing course
Sale Price: $36.50 (71% off) seven-week introductory salsa dancing course
Have you ever been interested in learning how to dance and didn't know where to start? Or, maybe you had a look online and your jaw dropped at how expensive classes can be? Worry no more because now you can join a seven-week salsa class and learn how to move those hips and make some new friends at the same time!
Brunch Cruise on the lake
Original Price: $61.95
Sale Price: $42 (32% off)
Looking to dine with a cute view? Same. With this sweet deal, you can take a cruise on Lake Ontario and brunch on some good food. You board on the Bathurst Quay and are swept across the water for some stunning views of the city. Hey, this could be a good fit if you're looking to up your brunch game.
Toronto Art Crawl
Original Price: $20 admission for two
Sale Price: $13 (35% off) admission for two
This one-day event is about to put you more in the holiday spirit than anything. On December 9th, Toronto's Art Crawl will be taking over The Great Hall, where you'll have the opportunity to shop art crafts and homemade goods until you drop, eat at a ton of amazing food trucks, and listen to a ton of live music. The best part of all? You can't beat the price making it the perfect thing to do this holiday season!
Boujee Bed & Breakfast in Muskoka
Original Price: $793 two-night stay for two with breakfast and resort credit at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa in Minett, ON
Sale Price: $518 (35% off) two-night stay for two with breakfast and resort credit at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa in Minett, ON
So I'm pretty sure the photos say it all, but this deal makes the perfect winter getaway for you and that special someone. Whether you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, or maybe you're just a really good significant other you really can't go wrong with this deal. Take advantage of the serene baths that overlook the snowy mountains or go for a nice stroll around the complex. Also, I heard the food is amaze.
Hibachi Teppanyaki in Downtown Toronto
Original Price: $170 seven-course dinner for two people
Sale Price: $75 (56% off) seven-course dinner for two people
One of my FAVOURITE things to do when I have family and friends visiting me in the city is taking them for Hibachi. Not only is the atmosphere super fun and interactive, but the food is AMAZING. Also, I'm sorry but seven-courses? Already sold.
Original Price: $175 for ten classes
Sale Price: $36.50 (79% off) for ten classes
If you're looking for a way to blow off steam this holiday season then look no further! Paul Brown Boxfit is the perfect gift to yourself to precision and physical combat. Plus, Paul, the guy who runs it, is the second-highest ranked fighter in the Canadian Lightweight Division! Also, if kickboxing isn't your thing the deal also works for Muay Thai classes and self-defence; you really can never go wrong with these skills!
Float Session in a Salt Cave
Original Price: $165 for a 60-minute session for two people
Sale Price: $115 (30% off) for a 60-minute session for two people
This deal has ALREADY been added to my cart. I've been really wanting to try a pink salt float session for a long time as I've heard so much about the benefits of it. From helping people breathe deeper and feel calmer this feels like something I should really be taking advantage of. The best part? This Groupon is for two so if you're a little bit nervous doing it by yourself you can now bring a friend or a significant other!
Drink Champagne and Soar Over Toronto
Original Price: $350 for two people
Sale Price: $170 for two people
You're literally about to become the best BFF ever. This special package will have you travelling 100 kilometres around Toronto thousands of feet above the ground (bubbly in hand, of course)! You and your best friends will have access to the private jet where you'll be able to witness all that Toronto has to offer! Also, if you've already toured Toronto from the sky, like me, then check out the package to soar over the Niagara Falls!
A 10-day trip to China because YES
Original Price: $2199
Sale Price: $549 (75% off)
Here's the big finale! Do you ever ask yourself why you don't travel more? Often the hardest first step is taking the leap! Well, that and finding a reasonable price. Look no further than this deal I dug up on Groupon where you can experience a ten-day trip all across China! You will have the opportunity to witness some of the greatest sites of the world such as the Great Wall of China, tour the 2008 Beijing Olympic Centre, and shop till you drop in Shanghai.