Now that Christmas is over, we have New Year’s celebrations to look forward to. But before we dive into ending the year, we still have a week of fun things to do in Toronto. This is the perfect time to spend with the ones you love or enjoy a peaceful week to yourself.
From skating to local festive coffee shops, holiday light experiences, and fine dining – there are a number of things to do in the city that you must check out before the year ends.
Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this week!
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Nothing says holiday season in the city like a festive cocktail bar, and this year, Toronto’s iconic Miracle pop-up bar is making a comeback. If you’ve never been, Miracle is more than a holiday-themed pop-up cocktail bar — it’s basically a Christmas fever dream in real life.
When: Until December 30th, 2023
Where: 875 Bloor Street West
Get ready to lace up your skates!
There are tons of City-run public rinks opening for the season in November. In past years, that has included Christie Pits, College Park, High Park, Kew Gardens, and Mel Lastman Square, Nathan Phillips Square.
So, grab your favourite people and glide the day away at the rink.
When: Until March 2024 (select rinks)
Where: See all locations
Sponsored Pick: Reid’s Distillery
Ready to send off 2023 in style? Reid’s Distillery, Toronto’s go-to spot for world-class gin, is hosting an epic New Year’s Eve party. The night will feature Toronto musicians like BADBADNOTGOOD,
Big Smoke Brass Band, Bubblegum Bikini, John Famos, and more! Your tickets also include 2 craft cocktails, and you can save $25 when you use the code ‘CURIOCITY’ at checkout! Hurry over to their website to get your tickets.
It’s starting to get a bit chilly out there, Toronto. And if you’re looking for ways to stay warm while still enjoying the outdoors this holiday season, we recommend some hot chocolate.
This is also the best way to uncover new cafes in your city, instead of resorting to the big-name brands. You can support local this season AND stay warm.
When: Whenever you want
Where: Across Toronto
Project Gigglewater’s holiday-themed bar is back with its festive cocktails and special menu. And a dollar from every cocktail will go to Toys for Tots Canada. They’re open daily from 6 PM to 2 AM. Check out their delicious holiday offerings here.
When: Until December 31
Where: 1369 Dundas Street W
American rapper and record producer Travis Scott is bringing the heat to the Scotiabank Arena on December 29th. If you already have your ticket, you’re set! Or you could test your luck last minute at the box office.
When: December 29th, 2023 at 8 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena
Though Christmas is over, we still have New Year’s to look forward to! And if you’d like to enjoy the holiday season the best way possible, check out these prix fixe menus and buffet offerings in Toronto. These heartwarming dishes will surely capture the holiday spirit.
Just make sure to book your reservations before it’s too late and enjoy the holidays with good food and great company – cause that’s what it’s all about.
When: Until the 31st
Where: Select restaurants.
Besides all the holiday joy and winter fun, this cold season tends to drag our skin through the mud – dull and lacking moisture.
That’s where skin care, spa days, and wellness experiences come in handy. And Toronto is filled with all these wonderful wellness escapes.
Where: Select locations across Toronto
The holiday magic is coming back to Toronto’s Casa Loma for the festive season, transforming the castle grounds into a winter wonderland. Christmas at the Castle and Holiday Lights Tour experiences will take over Casa Loma this December.
Get ready to experience a holiday event like no other starting December 1st. Embark on a Christmas journey as you wander outdoors, through dazzling light displays in the gardens and throughout the castle grounds and tunnels.
Holiday Lights is a self-guided walk that will delight guests as they encounter the almost endless holiday decorations, lights, and live performances. There will be a magic show, a fire performer, roaming mime artists, mascots, and silt walkers. We can’t for the Christmas carolers and of course, Santa.
When: Until January 6th
Where: Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace
Cost: Starting at $45+tax
To keep you entertained this holiday season, Union Station has transformed its newly opened TD West Carriageway into a fun and free roller skating hub – Roller Express.
Strap on those rollerskates and glide across the 5,500 sq ft rink that includes a skating trail, carriageway tunnel, and retro vibe.
When: Until February 4th – Sunday to Wednesday from 11 AM to 8 PM, Thursday and Friday from 11 AM to 10 PM, Sat from 11 AM to 11 PM
Where: TD West Carriageway – Union Station
Have you ever thought of what it would be like visiting Willy Wonka’s factory? Well, now you can finally explore the world of the famous fictional chocolatier at this new immersive Wonka experience in Toronto. And you don’t need a golden ticket for this sweet adventure.
Visitors will have the chance to tap into the candy maker’s imagination and experience the magic firsthand through visual content displays and even replica props.
When: Until January 2nd, 2024
Where: Yorkdale Mall