Winter came early this year in Toronto, and the energy in the city always switches up so much when that happens! The first major snowfall officially marks a new way of life for Torontonians for the rest of the winter season. Here are 9 things to do in Toronto this weekend so that you have some stuff to look forward to.

It's true that this can be a time of year where we don't really know how to feel about going out. The cold can make it easy to convince yourself to stay home and watch Netflix, and there's nothing wrong with that.

However, this is a really magical time to go out and experience the buzz of the pre-holiday season. There's always a certain charm to this time of year. 

The Christmas Market is opening, and the city still has a bunch of cool exhibitions and festivals to check out that it would be a shame to miss.

We encourage you to make the most of what Toronto has to offer with some of these activities we're suggesting. Enjoy the weekend, Toronto!

Kit Kat Chocolatory at Yorkdale Mall

When: Opening November 14, 2019

Address: 3401 Dufferin St., North York, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is the highly anticipated build-your-own-chocolate factory that Kit Kat is launching at Yorkdale Mall. With over 2,000 flavor combinations, you can actually make your very own chocolate bar. 

Toronto Christmas Market

Price: $8-$10

When: Friday, November 15 - December 22 from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. 

Address: 373 Front St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is the opening weekend for the anticipated Christmas Market. Come browse through some of their handcrafted gifts and enjoy an evening out amid sparkly lights while strolling through the Distillery District.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins at Scotiabank Arena

Price: $160 +

When: Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

Address: 40 Bay St., Toronto. ON

Why You Need To Go: Watching the Leafs play at home is always a vibe. The fans are so committed and hockey season is in full swing! 

Laidback Luke: Strictly Techno at Noir inside REBEL

Price: $18-$25

When: Saturday, November 16 at 10 p.m.

Address: 11 Polson St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Dance the cold away to some EDM from the DJ/Producer that iconically remixed Robin S's "Show Me Love". 

Shorts That Are Not Pants Film Festival

Price: $15-$50 depending on pass type

When: Friday, November 15 - Saturday, November 16 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: 401 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: There will be dozens of short films from Canadian and international filmmakers in a gorgeous space. Come out and see some indie talent!

Visit Eataly Toronto

Price: free admission, food prices vary

When: All weekend, 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Address: 55 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The grand opening of the long-awaited Toronto location of Eataly is here! Go shop for premium imported Italian ingredients and eat some amazing food from their restaurant and take-away counters. They will also teach you about Italian cuisine with cooking classes and complimentary tastings. A must-try.

Streetlight Manifesto at The Danforth Music Hall

Price: $40+

When: Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

Address: 147 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Everyone's favourite ska/punk band is in town this weekend and is playing at the Danforth. Come out and get your skank on. They are still attracting massive crowds.

Toronto Biennial of Art

Price: Free

When: Until December 1, 2019

Address: Multiple addresses. Check the website in the link below for details.

Why You Need To Go: This free visual arts event on the waterfront has exhibitions, performances, and learning ops. We thought we'd remind you to go, because December 1 is the finale and it's such a great opportunity to appreciate the art community. Come get inspired on a dime!

Indie Music Week

Price: $60+

When: Wednesday, November 13 to Sunday, November 17 2019

Address: Multiple venues, check the website for details.

Why You Need To Go: Over 200 indie artists will be playing shows across the city, and there will be participating 4 a.m. last call locations. Come support local talent and participate in indie music culture.

There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.

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