The Iceman’s Toronto To-Do List – Holiday Edition

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Old Jews Telling Jokes

Dates: November 04, 2015 – December 06, 2015

Location: Randolph Theatre (Formerly the Bathurst Street Theatre)

For the downtowner whose December holiday tradition is lighting a menorah instead of a tree, this comedy show is a good preamble to the 8 days of Hanukkah. This show highlights all the classic jokes that have been embedded in the jewish culture and heritage. A good bout of laughter is sure to get you in the spirit for the happy, lighthearted holiday that commences on the show’s final night, not to mention build up an appetite for a piping hot plate of greasy latkes!

Distillery District Christmas Market

Dates: November 20, 2015 –December 20, 2015

Location: The Distillery Historic District

If you’re looking for all the treats and bright lights that is the holiday season, head to this Christmas market located in the distillery district. Chalk full of vendors, gift ideas, and holiday spirit, it’s sure to fulfill your annual Christmas checklist.

One Of A Kind Holiday Show

Dates: November 26, 2015 –December 06, 2015

Location: Enercare Centre (Formerly Direct Energy Centre)

Stumped on what to get your cranky aunt once removed? Well, we are too. But pop in to the One Of A Kind holiday show and it is sure to get the gears going. There’s no shortage of gift giving ideas here, not to mention the best shortbread to be sampled (and likely taken home and devoured) in the city! From the crafty, DIY type vendors to more apothecary and home interiors, you’ll get through your gift list in no time… careful, because you may form your own wishlist while you’re at it!

Junction Flea Holiday Market

Dates: December 4-6, 20156:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: SMASH! 2880 Dundas West

The Junction Flea is a regular market style event held throughout the year, but the December edition will be Holiday inspired! A Friday night kick-off party with booze and music will start the weekend on the right foot for your non-mall holiday shopping pleasure.

Think In Pink Shop: Holiday Edition

Dates: December 5, 2015 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Artscape Sandbox – 31 Widmer St.

Here’s a holiday event where you can do some good and probably last minute swindle your way onto Santa’s Nice list. Help to raise funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by  attending The Pink Market, which will include the sales of books, jewellery and beauty products, a silent auction table, and live performances. Spread the holiday cheer by helping out a great cause!

The Nutcracker

Dates: December 12, 2015 – January 03, 2016

Location: The National Ballet of Canada

Make a cultural visit to the National Ballet of Canada and watch the breathtaking dance performance of The Nutcracker. It’s impossible not to feel tingly and in full holiday swing after watching this timeless piece of ballet. It’s at the new Four Seasons building which is a beautiful experience in itself!

Harbourfront Centre’s DJ Nights 

Dates: December 19

Location: Harbourfront Centre

If you don’t really find the holidays overly exciting, there’s still some fun to be had as we enter the winter season. Down by the water you can find a skating rink which will feature weekly DJs to create a soundtrack to accompany your figure 8s. It begins mid-month so bundle up and get those skates shined up!

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