Winter weekends have been great all season and there is so much to do all over the city. Now that it's right before Christmas, people are getting ready to spend time with family and take some time off work. However, there are still multiple things to do in Toronto this weekend if you need some inspiration on how to spend the last weekend before Christmas. 

A new skate trail is opening this weekend in Toronto, and it is right under the Gardiner! It will be a figure 8 skate trail with hot chocolate stops and warming stations.

Toronto's newest skate destination will be a great way to enjoy an afternoon for cheap. 

There are also still tons of parties and events happening, too. Take a break from all the holiday preparation and go out for a night on the town to warm up from the cold. 

The winter Solstice also arrives this weekend on December 21, meaning the days are about to get longer and we are slowly moving away from that 5 p.m. darkness. 

Celebrate the longer days in Kensington Market for their Winter Solstice Festival which will have performers and a lantern lighting. 

There are also some cool art markets and holiday parties going on, as well as movie screenings, so don't miss out on a chance to enjoy the holiday season.

So grab your friends, loved ones, or even yourself, and check out these events that are sure to keep you entertained all weekend long. 


Skating on The Bentway Skate Trail

Price: Free

When: December 20 - January 5, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Gardiner is transforming into a figure 8 skating rink and they will have hot chocolate, skate lessons, and skate rentals available. 


Addams Family Christmas Bazaar

Price: Free admission

When: December 20, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 347 Keele St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is a Christmas in Halloween theme bazaar with live entertainment, food and drinks, local vendors, fashion, and the best costume contest with prizes.


Kensington Market Winter Solstice Festival

Price: Free

When: December 21 from 5:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m.

Address: 5 Bellevue Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This winter solstice celebration in Kensington Market will take place in the park and have fire performers, a lantern show, dancers on stilts, handmade masks, and a parade.


DJ Skate Nights: HouseParty TO

Price: Free

When: December 21 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This free, all ages DJ skate party is in full swing for the winter.


Vegan Holiday Party

Price: Free 

When: December 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Address: 519 Church St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: One of the best event spaces on Church Street is hosting a vegan holiday party. There will be food, drinks, gifts, a bake sale, silent auction, music, and more in the gorgeous 519 on Church.


Derrick Carter at Lovechild Social House

Price: $40

When: December 21 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Address: 69 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Lovechild Social is throwing a day party with one of the dons of North American dance music, Derrick Carter. Come dance to some great music in a beautiful venue.


Wannabe Presents: Naughty & Spice at The Opera House 

Price: $25

When: December 21 from 8 pm to 1 a.m.

Address: 735 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Opera House is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a Spice Girls themed throwback party with a tribute group that keeps selling out shows. If you're nostaligic for the 90s then this is the party for you.


Après Ski Day Party at Stackt Market

Price: $10

When: December 22 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 28 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is gonna be the last day of the Holiday Hills festival that has been taking place at Stackt. You can skate to 80s music, eat s'mores, enter an 80s costume contest, eat snow cones, and more for their season finale.


Die Hard at Cinesphere

Price: $11-$13

When: December 20-22 at 7:30 p.m.

Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go:  Come watch Bruce Willis in his prime at Ontario place for this classic screening at the Cinesphere.


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