Canada's Condominium Magazine
We’re not sure if it will be a white Christmas or not this year, but there will be plenty of merriment this December. Here’s what’s happening around the Greater Toronto Area.
150 Years of Canadian Christmas
Celebrate 150 years of Canadian Christmas at Casa Loma. The celebration will be held December 1st through January 7th (except December 25th) from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy a variety of activities and performances for the entire family.
Forests Ontario Holiday Event
Forests Ontario will be selling Christmas trees at the Toronto Christmas Market. For every tree bought, one tree will be planted by Forest Ontario, contributing to Ontario’s Tree Canopy. Each tree also comes with one free entry into the Christmas Market and a sustainably sourced wooden reindeer ornament. The schedule is as follows:
- Fridays, December 1st and 8th from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m.
- Saturdays, December 2nd and 9th from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
- Sundays, December 3rd and 10th from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.
CBC Kids at CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season
CBC Kids will be hosting a fun event at CBC Toronto’s Sounds of the Season on Friday, December 1st from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Admission is free. However, they are accepting donations of cash and food for the GTA food banks.
Light Up the Beach
Light Up the Beach, presented by DeClute Real Estate, will be held on Friday, December 1st at 7 p.m.
Body Percussion Festival
The Harbourfront Centre will host the Body Percussion Festival this December. Tickets range from $12 – $30, and the schedule is as follows:
- Friday, December 1st at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 2nd at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 3rd at 3 p.m.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Sweater
The holiday production will continue through the holidays, with its final performance on January 5th. Tickets start at $26.
A Christmas Carol
The world premiere recently took place on November 24th, but it is not too late to enjoy this classic story. The show must go on… and so it shall, with its final performance on December 31st. Tickets range from $27 – $99 for adults and $27 – $69 for children under 12.
Grease, The Musical
A Canadian production of Grease, The Musical will continue through January 7th at the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre. Tickets range from $29 – $159.
12 Trees – Let There Be Light
The Gardiner Museum’s annual 12 Trees exhibit returned mid-November, and it will continue through January 7th. Tickets are $9 for students, $11 for seniors, and $15 for adults. Admission is free for ages 18 and under.
Vikings: The Exhibition
The Vikings exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum will remain until April 2nd. Tickets are priced at $32.
Charles Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Toronto Reference Library teamed up with Elevation Pictures to bring original Charles Dickens artefacts to Toronto. The free exhibit features first edition copies of Dickens’ novels, personal letters, and original paintings. The exhibit can be found on the 5th floor of the library. Hurry! The exhibit will be gone after December 3rd.
Santa Claus has traded in his sleigh for a Santa Train on the York-Durham Heritage Railway! All aboard as the train makes its rounds on Saturdays and Sundays through December 17th. Admission is free for infants who do not occupy a seat, and special discounts are available for groups of four.
One of a Kind Christmas Show
The One of a Kind Christmas Show features unique, handcrafted products, gathering the works of approximately 800 artisans. Hands-on workshops are also available. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and youths aged 13-17, and free for children 12 and under. Admission and breakfast are included. The event lasts through December 3rd.
Niagara Winter Festival of Lights
The Niagara Winter Festival will continue through January 31st. The display includes Noah’s Ark and the Zimmerman Fountain.
Bat Out of Hell, The Musical
Bat Out of Hell will wrap up on January 7th, so there is still plenty of time to catch the epic tale of love, rebellion, and rock ‘n roll! Tickets are priced at $29.
- Tuesday – Saturday at 8 p.m.
- Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
- No performance on December 26th
- Wednesday, December 27th at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Thursday, December 28th at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 30th at 2 p.m.
- Sunday, December 31st at 2 p.m.
Winter at Ontario Place
Ontario Place will host a winter festival from December 8th through March 18th. Admission is free; and activities include the Winter Light Exhibition, a synthetic skating rink, and film screenings at the newly re-opened Cinesphere.