It’s shaping up to be an eventful weekend in our city. In addition to Lunar New Year celebrations, we also have festivals, conventions, and new outdoor events to attend. With so many fun things to do in Toronto this weekend, we promise you’ll hardly notice the gloomy weather.
Here are the very best events and activities you’ll want to cross off your list this weekend.
Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival returns this Friday with over 100 exhibitions to check out around the city.
“DesignTO Festival brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful,” says the description.
The best part is that most of the exhibitions are free to visit!
When: January 20th to 29th, 2023
Where: See all exhibitions
Chinatown is hosting a Lunar New Year celebration with cultural performances, activities, booths, and tasty food.
Some of the featured attractions are the Lion Dance, Chinese Folk Dance, Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Calligraphy, Zodiac Fortune Telling, God of Fortune, Mahjong Competition, and a Lucky Draw.
Where: Chinatown Centre, 222 Spadina Avenue & Dragon City Mall, 280 Spadina Avenue
When: January 21st and 22nd, 2023
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Calling all sun lovers, Air Canada has some exciting news! From January 20th to 22nd, you can check out Air Canada’s sunny paradise pop-up lounge at Blue Mountain Resort where you can enter to win flights for a family vacation to one of 50 hotspot destinations. Grab your fam, get ready to seize the sun, hit the slopes & hopefully win big this weekend!
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A whole new world, a new fantastic point of view! An exhibit called Disney Animation: Immersive Experience has arrived in Toronto and it’s every bit as magical as it sounds.
You’ll get to see Disney films old and new come to life all around you, including Encanto, Zootopia, Frozen, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Pinocchio.
Prepare to be immersed in the music and artistry that made these beloved animations as iconic as they are today.
When: Until March 19th, 2023
Where: Lighthouse Immersive Inc, 1 Yonge Street
Kick off the year with a trip to Hogwarts, without having to take the Hogwarts Express. Grab your robe and your wands, and head down to Yonge & Dundas to watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This immersive experience takes you on a journey of the wizarding world from the second you arrive. Don’t forget to grab a butterbeer while you’re there!
When: Multiple shows
Where: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St
Cost: tickets starting at $69.00 – click here for all options.
IDS Toronto is back! The annual interior design showcase returns this week with a brand new theme — MOVING PARTS: Design for a complex world.
You can look forward to unique showcases and thought-provoking panel discussions around the topic of adapting interior design to meet the needs of today’s world.
When: January 19th to 22nd, 2023
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Ditch the skis and join Toronto’s Distillery District for some fun Après Ski activities starting this weekend.
Warm up by the fire pits, sip on some hot chocolate (or alcoholic beverages), and munch on delicious treats.
These fun-filled festivities begin January 21st and run every weekend after that until March 21st. Space is a little limited so just know that it is first come, first served and weather permitting.
When: Saturdays and Sundays from January 21st to March 19th, 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: 55 Mill Street
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We hope you’re hungry because you’ll definitely need your appetite for this special event. Right now, you can indulge in all-you-can-eat crêpes at Cora restaurants all over Ontario.
The All-You-Can-Eat Crêpe Festival is running until February 12th, 2023 at Cora locations around the province.
The offer is exactly what it sounds like — bottomless plates of plain crêpes, which are refilled one at a time.
When: Until February 12th, 2023
Where: Cora restaurants in Ontario
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with some delectable sips and bites at the elegant Astor Lounge at St. Regis Toronto.
This esteemed tea service is a perfect celebration of new beginnings with an opulent menu featuring sweet and savoury bites infused with classic Chinese flavours.
Holts Café also has a Lunar New Year afternoon tea menu. It will delight your senses with a tasty spread of bites inspired by classic Chinese and Lunar New Year dishes, accompanied by unique afternoon tea flavours.
Where: Holts Café Bloor Street, Holts Café Yorkdale & Astor Lounge, St. Regis Toronto
When: Until January 29th, 2023