The snow (and temperatures) may be falling, but the good times are just heating up in our city. There are some seriously exciting things to do in Toronto this weekend, from incredible concerts to unique food and drink festivals.

Ready for the weekend? We certainly are!

Here are 10 of the best things to do in Toronto this weekend. Let’s make it a good one.

Toronto Tea Festival

Cups and saucers at the ready, tea lovers! Canada’s largest tea festival is coming to Toronto to keep us warm this weekend.

Sip on some of the finest teas in the world, learn from the experts about tea culture, learn new things, and enjoy a peaceful afternoon with family and friends.

When: January 28th and 29th, 2023
Where: Appel Salon – Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – In Concert

See Middle Earth come to life with this live concert presentation of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

The iconic film will play on the screen before you as talented musicians play the Grammy award-winning score, giving you goosebumps the whole way through.

When: January 27th to 29th, 2023
Where: Meridian Hall

Old Dominion: No Bad Vibes Tour

Country fans, you don’t want to miss this! The iconic Nashville band Old Dominion will be hitting the stage in Toronto this weekend for what is sure to be an exciting show. It’s one of the live music highlights of the month here in our city.

When: January 28th, 2023, 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Arena

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A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Disney Vendor Market

A day of family fun! A Disney-themed market with over 60 local vendors will be happening just outside of Toronto this weekend.

If you’re a fan of the big mouse in the house and all things Disney, you’ll want to check out the “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” market on Sunday.

A bunch of local businesses will be in attendance along with 15 different Disney-inspired characters for meet and greets.

When: Sunday, January 29 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: 75 Derry Road W, Mississauga

Winterlicious

Toronto’s annual restaurant festival Winterlicious is back with prix fixe menus offered at eateries around the city. Here are some of the best ones!

Whether you’re looking to dine on a budget or experience new cuisine, Winterlicious is the perfect excuse to go out and give local restaurants your support.

When: January 27th to February 9th, 2023
Where: See participating restaurants

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

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, FrozenThe 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

Black History Month Kick-off Brunch

It’s almost Black History Month and to kick things off, the Ontario Black History Society will be hosting its 35th annual fundraising event this Sunday.

Recognize the histories and achievements of Black Canadians while you enjoy a delicious brunch and help raise funds for their organization.

When: January 29th, 2023
Where: Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place, 25 British Columbia Road

DesignTO Festival

Canada’s leading and largest annual design festival is underway 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: Until January 29th, 2023
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Distillery District – Après Ski Weekends

Ditch the skis and join Toronto’s Distillery District for some fun Après Ski activities 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 run every weekend 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 until March 19th, 12 PM to 6 PM
Where: 55 Mill Street

Lunar New Year High Tea

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