It's the time of year when Toronto is transformed into a city overflowing with winter activities. The list of fun seasonal events keeps on piling up. We're so excited to bring you this week's edition of nine things to do in Toronto this weekend.

This is a really glitzy season with lots of lights, winter festivals, and decorations. The city's been hosting some great events so far, and we've had so much to look forward to the past few weeks.

For a start, the popular Holiday Fair in the Square is kicking off this week and will be a notable new addition to the many winter events we've already crossed off our list.

There are some really great installations happening in Toronto right now. For example, you can visit a life-sized gingerbread house made of actual gingerbread bricks and icing as the glue! 

Casa Loma is also transforming this winter and will be a destination not to be missed, with plenty of cool performances in store. 

There will also be ice sculptures and fire performances making their debut in the city this weekend, so be sure to stop by.

The shopping is looking super cheap right now, too. Have a look at what's going on this weekend!

Holiday Fair in the Square

Price: Free

When: December 7 to 23, hours vary

Address: 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's the premiere weekend of Toronto's Holiday Fair in the Square. Over 100 vendors will take over Nathan Phillips Square, and there will be food, booze, skating, performers, and rides.  


Giant Gingerbread House at  Fairmont Royal York

Price: Free

When: December 7 to January 7

Address: 100 Front St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is a lifesized gingerbread house on display at the Fairmont Royal York. It's a fun-sized installation made out of around 5,000 real gingerbread bricks. You can actually go inside and there are two floors!


Cineplex Community Movies 

Price: Free

When: December 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Address: Multiple locations across Toronto and Ontario

Why You Need To Go: Cineplex has a wide selection of holiday movies that they are showing for free across Canada for one morning only. Snacks will be extra cheap too, at $2.50 each. Check out what they're screening in the link!


Koffler Couture

Price: Pay what you can, or exclusive early entry for $75

When: December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 180 Shaw St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is going to be a huge designer and vintage sale with prices as low as $5. They will have tons of great finds for so cheap. You can get exclusive pre-sale tickets or just show up at the door for the public sale. 


Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical 

Price: $80+

When: December 8 at 8 p.m.

Address: 27 Front St. E., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Toronto is hosting the North American debut of this well-known British movie, but as a musical. It should be a great show, as it's garnered really good reviews.


Kitchen Stuff Plus' Warehouse Sale

Price: Free admission

When: December 6 to 8, hours vary

Address: 135 Wendell Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Kitchen Stuff Plus is doing a huge warehouse sale all weekend with up to 90% off all items! Some stuff is as low as just $1. Go check out what they've got for cheap. 


A Nutcracker Christmas at Casa Loma

Price: $30 plus tax for adults

When: December 1 to January 5 

Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is such a perfect location for this event. There will be activities and performances throughout the castle, which has been transformed with decorations. There will be an illusionist entertainer, ice skating performances, and other cool attractions.


Promise German Sparkle Party

Price: 40+

When: December 7 at 10 p.m. 

Address: 1573 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This is going to be a three-room DJ party and everyone dresses up in glitter, so make sure to bring a sparkly outfit. 


Barbara Ann Scott Ice Trail Opening at College Park

Price: Free

When: December 7 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 444 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: There will be ice sculptures, fire performers, a fire pit, and a skating rink for this ice trail opening at College Park. It's sure to be a great afternoon. 


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