Another weekend is almost here and Toronto's got plenty of activities lined up. Don't have any plans yet? Not to worry, because there are a variety of things to do in Toronto this weekend.With Christmas only a few weeks away, there are some pretty fun winter-themed events kicking off this weekend.The Toronto Zoo is introducing a cool new night walk experience that will transfer the zoo into a magical winter wonderland.There are also some fun holiday and winter-themed parties that will get you into the holiday spirit, and they support local talent and businesses, which is always a plus! The 6ix is filled to the brim with incredible artists and all that they have to offer, so why not go out and enjoy some live music this weekend?Free holiday movies are also happening around the city right now, so you can grab your friend to watch some of the classics on the big screen. Whether you want to get into the Christmas spirit this weekend or escape the cold, there is a variety of activities that you can do.
So grab your friend, family, loved on, or even yourself, and check out these nine things that are happening in Toronto this weekend.
Terra Lumina at Toronto Zoo
Price: $29.99+tax for adults
When: December 13 - April 13, various times
Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the opening weekend of the Toronto Zoo's immersive night walk experience that transports you into the year 2099. They will have video projection and multimedia effects to make it extra enchanting.
Toronto I Heart Beer + Mac & Cheese Holiday Festival
When: December 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: 100 Princes' Blvd., Suite 1, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This ugly sweater themed food & drink extravaganza will be sure to put you in the holiday spirit. The venue will have a diverse mac 'n' cheese sampling, food vendors, and tons of beer from 16 Ontario Craft Brewers. They will also have a photo booth, a Santa, and games like beer pong, Jenga, and foosball.
Holiday OCAD Artist Alley
Price: Free admission
When: December 15 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is a great opportunity to get some one-of-a-kind gifts and support over 50 local artists at this student-run art market.
Hollerado at Danforth Music Hall
When: December 13 at 7 p.m.
Address: 146 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: These indie rockers from Ottawa are playing three dates at the Danforth and this is the last one. The other two shows are on December 11 and 12. Grab your tickets and put on your dancing shoes.
The National Ballet of Canada Presents: The Nutcracker
When: December 12 - January 4
Address: 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the debut weekend of this classic Christmas-time ballet, and it's always magnificent. Kyle Lowry will be making an appearance for their December 19 show.
Screening of RENT at the Royal Cinema
When: December 15 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 608 College St., Toronto ON
Why You Need To Go: This screening will donate to Toronto People with AIDS Foundation and it will include a drag queen commentary.
Hot Docs For The Holidays
When: December 14 to 21, various screenings
Address: 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Hot Docs are doing free movie screenings for the Holidays. Check out their website to see which one you want to see the most!
Toronto Raptors vs. Brooklyn Nets at Scotiabank Arena
Price: $133.50 +
When: December 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Address: 40 Bay St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The Raptors are playing at home and it's gonna be amazing as usual. Grab a friend and go cheer on the NBA Champs.
Festival of Cool: The Arctic Night at Harbourfront Centre
Price: Pay What You Can
When: December 13 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Address: 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The people at Long Winter have teamed up with Harbourfront Centre to bring us a high energy mega-concert that will be jam-packed with Toronto musicians and artists.