Wondering what to do in Toronto this weekend? We've got you covered.

While there’s nothing particularly inspiring about the weather outside, for those looking to break that January hibernation mode, Toronto has options for you. 

From indie theatre to a massive bridal show, here’s what to do in Toronto this weekend, January 13-15. 

Sing Your Heart Out at AbbaMania 
Hit the newly revamped Massey Hall to relive Abba’s greatest hits. Beloved Canadian Abba Production AbbaMania welcomes Toronto’s own Juno-winning artist Suzie McNeil, as they recreate Abba live in concert. The high-energy show consists of studio musicians, a horn section, and live symphony strings in addition to the front four. Find more info here

Check Out Some Quality Indie Theatre 
Swap the couch and Netflix for some quality local theatre. Indie Toronto theatre company ARC kicks off the 2023 theatre season with a powerful and humorously dark play about extremism and faith with the Canadian premiere of MARTYR. The play revolves around a teenager who is being brought up by a single mother. Once he discovers the Bible, he finds all the answers to the questions that worry him. Find more info here

Immerse Yourself in a Large-Scale Interactive Light Show 
The visually stunning Peace and Love Lantern Festival takes over the Woodside Square South Parking Lot, offering a spectacular light show. The show is composed of four main thematic elements, as guests are guided through extraordinary scenes from ancient times to present. Lanterns originated from Zigong, China have come to Toronto after receiving localized design in Canada. Find more info here

Take a Career Leap at the Toronto Franchise Expo 
Get in front of the right people – even if you need to “work’ on the weekend – and hit the Toronto Franchise Expo. Taking over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the expo invites guests to get up close and personal with the hottest franchises and businesses looking to grow in your market. Guests can also expect free educational seminars in industries that range from restaurants to senior care. Find more info here

Indulge in all the Goodness at Eataly 
Transport yourself to Italy for the afternoon this Saturday at the Made in Eataly: Taste-Around. Guests are invited to stroll the goodness-packed Eataly as part of their Made in Eataly Weekend, and meet its artisans, taste their culinary creations, take in special demonstrations, and shop special retail offers in-store. Hearty meatballs, comforting gnocchi, and decadent desserts are all on the menu. Find more info here.

Get Wedding-Ready at Canada’s Bridal Show 
If you recently said “yes” but don’t know where to start on the wedding planning front, Canada’s Bridal Show has you covered. The show fills the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with the latest and greatest wedding products and services. Guests can expect a fashion show, vendors who will showcase the latest jewellery and accessories, and everything else wedding – and honeymoon – related. Find more info here.

See More than Just Animals at the Zoo
While the Toronto Zoo is obviously known for its animals, an immersive nighttime experience is also a major draw at the moment. Terra Lumina is an enchanted night walk that invites guests to experience a 1.5-km walking path that travels to the future and back, as they’re transported via vibrant lighting, multimedia effects, breathtaking video projections, and an original score. Find more info here

LOL in Second City’s New Home 
Take in the latest mainstage at Second City’s brand-new home, a state-of-the-art comedy complex. In The Second City’s Home Sweet New Home, top Toronto talent hilariously take on everything from awkward first dates to game nights gone wrong to gender reveals to the multiverse. Find more info here.

Lace Up Your Skates at The Bentway
Take advantage of the mild weather and skate under an urban highway at The Bentway. The popular 22-metre figure-eight skate trail weaves its way through the underbelly of the Gardiner Expressway. A bar features hot chocolate and treats for when you want to take a break. Find more info here.

Believe in Magic Again at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Expand your imagination and believe in magic again at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The celebrated Mirvish production treats guests to a memorable show that features a gripping storyline and is jam-packed with special effects (and no, you don’t need to know the films to see the production; there’s a backgrounder on the website). Find more info here.