It’s the first official weekend of December and you know what that means! You now have total permission to shamelessly binge on everything you love about the holidays. And with so many fun places to go and sights to see, you can keep the merry vibes rolling all weekend long. Whether you’re looking for a fun outing for you and your pup, an activity to do with friends, or a destination to impress your date, you can do it all and more with a festive twist.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend!


You can take your doggo to their very own holiday celebration this December, complete with delicious treats and a cheesy photoshoot for your Christmas cards. Your ticket covers admission for you, your pup, and a guest, one custom ornament, a professional holiday photo taken of the three of you, as well as a selection of “barkuterie” and a puppucino for your furry friend, and a hot chocolate for you and your human companion.

Where: 25 Liberty St, Unit #200
When: December 5th, 12 p.m. — 5 p.m.


It’s shaping up to be a wildly exciting holiday season here in Toronto, and joining the festive fun this year is the Holiday Street Market at Scarborough Town Centre. Between unlimited rides, incredible food and unique attractions, you’ll be feeling as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. New to the event this year is the walk-in Christmas tree, plus returning favourites like the food market, Lover’s Lane, and fire pit lounge.

Where: Scarborough Town Centre
When: December 3-5


Toronto’s biggest walkthrough holiday market and festival has opened its doors for the holidays. Not only is it a vendor market with all kinds of treats and gifts to shop for, but it’s also an immersive walkthrough experience with larger-than-life displays, an amusement park with rides, an outdoor cocktail lounge, and a destination for all things festive.

Where: Bandshell Park, 210 Princes’ Blvd
When: Until December 26th

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Ah, live music. How we’ve missed you! And this weekend, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs holiday classic Home Alone’s Oscar-nominated score live to picture. Could the holiday season start any better? For more information or to purchase your tickets visit the link above!
When: December 3 & 4
Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON, M5J 2H5
Cost: $61+


The iconic annual tradition that takes place every holiday season in the historic Distillery District is officially back, with a brand new name, look, and feel. You can wander past festive stalls selling handmade gifts and delicious treats, marvel at the towering twinkling trees, and take in the sights and sounds of this special time of year. This year’s market is described as “Toronto’s most magical shopping and dining experience,” and it’s definitely living up to its description!

When: Until December 31st
Where: The Distillery Historic District


Well jingle our bells and call us Nick. This November, pre-order an Uber and get your Mariah Carey on at the Miracle Toronto pop-up bar, a Christmas-themed haunt that will knock your stockings off. With kitschy decor and over-the-top festive drinks, those looking to get holly jolly among friends and gift boxes can visit the Miracle as long as they’re vaxxed and can handle their liquor.

When: Until December 26th
Where: 875 Bloor St


Surfs up for Santa Claus! Toronto’s holiday bar is infused with the tropics this festive season and it’s Old Saint Nick like we’ve never seen him before. Sippin’ Santa is the companion pop-up to Miracle, and you can expect the festive signature flair of the Miracle experience with a tropical twist. Rock your best Hawaiian shirt or your ugliest Christmas sweater, or incorporate both into one confusing festive look.

When: Until December 26th
Where: 866 Bloor St W


A beloved patio spot in the downtown core is transforming for the holiday season! Sweaters n’ Snowflakes is pulling out all the stops for an extra special season this year, including festive photo ops, delicious eats, and, most importantly, boozy bevvies galore. The bar will serve up spiked hot apple cider and hot chocolate to keep you nice and warm, plus mulled wine, Grinch sangria, gingerbread whiskey sours — the list goes on.

Where: 621 Richmond St
When: December 3rd — 26th & 31st


Feliz Navidad! Toronto’s Papi Chulo’s is hosting their own pop-up, Mistletoes, and Margaritas this holiday season. It’s the perfect holiday foodie pop-up for those of you looking for a holiday celebration that’s a little more unique. You can enjoy all your old-time Papi Chulo’s favorites like tacos, nachos, elotes, and much more. Of course, you’ll also be able to sip on some festive cocktails to really help you get in the holiday spirit.

When: Until January 2nd
Where: 121 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON


The Junction’s free immersive urban art walk has returned for another holiday season, featuring unique displays by artists from around the world. There are 20 augmented reality installations that you can see come to life by pointing your phone camera at the artwork in the windows. You can spend an entire afternoon wandering past this free outdoor show and then go for a skate at High Park or check out the local shops and restaurants in the area.

When: Until January 2nd, 2022
Where: The Junction