10 CHEAP Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Dec. 20-22)


Happy Friday! It’s December which means that the Christmas Market and a plethora of other wonderful things to do are happening that are free, cheap and sure to get you in the holiday mood.

Read on to find out more about exciting events happening in the city.

READ: Toronto Road Closures To Steer Clear Of This Weekend (Dec. 20-22)

1. Toronto Christmas Market


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Where: Distillery District  — 373 Front St. E
When: Friday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: $8-12

Expect a gorgeous 50-foot Christmas tree, tons of beautiful lights, an outdoor stage, beer gardens, mulled wine and vendors. Bundle up! Don’t forget to dress warm because the weather is likely to be cold.

2. Stackt Market: Holiday Hills


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Where: stackt — 28 Bathurst St.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

It’s time to head on down to the newest holiday market in the city! Enjoy a curated series of events (some of which cost extra) and enjoy a warm or alcoholic beverage in hand as you “eat, drink, shop, play, make, see and connect.”

3. Skating on The Bentway Skate Trail: Holiday Season


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Add this to your winter bucket list: skating on The Bentway’s 220m figure-eight Skate Trail, opening Dec 20! ⛸️ Here’s what’s on this season: ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Enjoy free skate rentals on Free Skate Thursdays (5-9pm beginning Dec 26), thanks to our friends at @bbishopairport! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Can’t skate? Come and learn at our free skate lessons, beginning Jan 7, 2020. For adults and kids 12+: Tuesdays, 7-9pm. For kids 6-12: Saturdays, 12-2pm⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Skate in your underwear and join us for the “skimpy” #PolarBearSkate on Dec 29. To sign-up for free, visit the link in our bio ☕ First 100 registrants get a free hot chocolate! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Warm up after skating at our skate-side lounge Visit the Corona Après Patio for hot chocolate, coffee, cold beer, mulled wine, and ciders, and The Quaker Lounge for delicious oat-based snacks. ⠀⠀ ⠀ And for other winter activities, come out to Vaseline’s Winter Shoot Out at The Bentway, with curling and hockey, from Dec 29 to Jan 1. ⠀ ⠀⠀ #SkateThe8⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ : @aswilliamson ⠀⠀⠀ ____⠀⠀ The Bentway’s Winter 2019/20 season is supported by: @cityofto, @bbishopairport, @coronacanada, @quakercanada, @vaselinebrand, and @fortyork . ⠀⠀⠀ . . . .⠀⠀⠀ #thebentway #bentway #TObentway #bentwayTO #skating #torontoskating #winter #iceskating #outdoorskating #polarbeardip #winterlounge #wintervillage #skatelounge

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Where: The Bentway — 250 Fort York Blvd
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

Underneath The Gardiner, you’ll find a magical skating trail with hot chocolate, skate lessons and skate rentals available. Skate to the sound of music and enjoy hot beverages and oat-based treats onsite in this winter wonderland.

4. 30th Annual Kensington Market Winter Solstice

Where: Red Pepper Spectacle Arts — 160 Baldwin St., Unit 10
When: Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Price: Free

Celebrate the longest night of the year in Kensington Market for a community parade and fire finale. Welcome the return of warmth and light!

5. Holiday Fair in the Square

Where: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen St. W
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

In the heart of downtown Toronto, enjoy a thriving winter festival with skating, rides, games, treats, food and beverages.

6. Addams Family Christmas Bazaar

Where: See-Scape— 347 Keele St.
When: Friday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free

This free event brings you Halloween on Christmas with odd crafts, fashion and accessories. Plus, there’s food, drink and prizes to be won.

7. Xpace Cultural Centre Holiday Zine + Maker Fair 2019y Hills

Where: Xpace Cultural Centre — 303 Lansdowne Ave., Unit 2
When: Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Free

Shop zines, comics, prints, t-shirts, tote bags, jewelry, ceramics, crafts and other handmade items from local artisans and vendors.

8. Leslieville Winter Market

Where: The Redwood — 1300 Gerrard St. E
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price: Free

Featuring brunch minus the line-ups, kids’ activities, food, music, and shopping, this winter festival in Leslieville has everything you need for a cozy Sunday.

9. Vegan Holiday Party

Where: The 519 — 519 Church St.
When: Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Price: Free
Come to the 519 for the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s decade’s-end party with food, drinks, a bake sale, silent auction, music, and more. Admission is free and donations are accepted.

10. DJ Skate Nights: House Party

Where: Harbourfront Centre — 235 Queen’s Quay W
When: Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Price: Free

This outdoor winter party brings you skating and a stellar lineup of DJs. Cure your winter blue with this event.

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