5 Holiday Events To Attend In Toronto

Do you have those dreary, Canadian winter blues? Are you wondering what to do during the holidays? Well, don’t fret! Here is a list of five activities you can do on the Danforth and around the city to get you into the spirit of the season.

1. Public Skate

Dates: Dec. 4, 2010 – Jan. 2, 2011
Times: various
Location: Dieppe Park (455 Cosburn Ave), Monarch Park (off Coxwell and Felstead), Riverdale Park (550 Broadview Ave), Withrow Park (725 Logan Ave).
These parks are open to the public for both supervised and unsupervised skating. So grab your kids, your parents, or your friends and get active.

2. A Christmas Carol

Dates: Dec. 6, 2010- Dec. 30, 2010
Times: various
Location: Young Centre for the Performing Arts (55 Mill Street, Building 49)
Soulpepper Theatre Company returns once with the ghostly tale based on Charles Dickens’ novella.  It’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy! Ticket prices range from $31.20-75.33 (including HST).

3. The Nutcracker

Dates: Dec. 11, 2010 – Jan. 2, 2011
Times: various
Location: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West)
The National Ballet of Canada will be putting on this wonderful Christmas classic for a three-week run. It is enchanting for children and adults alike. Ticket prices range from $21.50-151.50

4. Toronto’s Biggest Messiah

Dates: Dec. 18, 2010 – Dec. 21, 2010
Times: 3pm or 8pm
Location: Roy Thompson Hall (60 Simcoe Street)
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, along with Toronto’s Mendelssohn Choir, will be performing a delightful rendition of Handel’s Messiah. The Sunday performance is a matinee at 3pm, while the other performances are held in the evening.  This uplifting performance will definitely raise your holiday spirits. Tickets range from $38-$107.

4. Family Caroling in the Morning

Dates: Dec. 21, 2010
Times: 10:30am
Location: Pape/Danforth Library (701 Pape Avenue)
The library will be hosting a time for carols and rhyme in the program room.  Children age two and older are welcome. Free tickets are available thirty minutes in advance, so come along and join the fun!

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