It's the first weekend of 2020! If you're not too burnt out from Tuesday night's New Year's Eve festivities, there are so many fun things to look forward to. Here are 9 things to do in Toronto this weekend to help ring in the New Year. The holiday festivals seem to all simultaneously be coming to a close. There were so many cool productions and events that the city put on from the end of November, and their expiration dates are just about up. This weekend, we are seeing a lot of 'last chance' events for you to hit up right before they close their doors for the season. If you haven't had a chance to check out some amusement parks or last minute musicals, this is the time to do it. There are also some brand new events popping up, so there's a little bit of everything. From comedy shows, skating rink vibes, exhibits, or movie screenings, our city has so much to offer at any given time. As we wrap up the festive season, there will be other things to look forward to in Toronto. For now, we want to make sure we experience everything the city's got in store during this time of flashy lights and decorations all over town. See if there's anything that sparks your interest this weekend.
When: January 3 - February 14
Address: 550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This BYOS (bring your own skates) Friday weekly is kicking off this weekend at Evergreen Brickworks. They've got a rink, a sipping station, a fire to sit around, food trucks, and DJS. They also rent skates for $5.
The Illusionists : Magic of the Holidays
When: January 3 - January 5, various times
Address: 1 Front St. E., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This magic show from Broadway is hitting Toronto for the weekend. They've got amazing reviews and are a family friendly show.
CATS in Toronto
When: January 3 - January 5
Address: 300 King St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the last weekend that CATS is playing in Toronto. Come see a classic that has been revamped for a modern audience.
When: January 3 - January 4, times vary
Address: 1020 Martingrove Rd., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the last weekend you can visit Toronto's interactive light sculptures and take a stroll under 500,000 lights. There are also vendors, entertainment, rides, food and drinks.
Literally Dead at Comedy Bar
Price: $15 online or $20 at door
When: January 4 at 7 p.m.
Address: 945 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the one year anniversary of this comedy show that will make you laugh until you're literally dead.
ROM for the Holidays
Price: $18 for students $23 for adults
When: January 3 - January 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the final weekend of ROM's 11-day showcase of 3 exhibits about art, culture and nature.
Aurora Winter Festival
When: January 3 - January 5 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 955 Lakeshore St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This is the final weekend to experience the magic of Aurora Winter Festival.
Flow With Us (Lululemon Yorkdale)
When: January 5 from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Address: 3401 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Get the new year started right with this free yoga class courtesy of lululemon Yorkdale.
Coraline at Cinesphere
When: January 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Watch this 3D favourite at Cinesphere on IMAX.