December in Toronto

Your complete guide to December events in Toronto.


Dec 1. Santa Claus Parade (Mississauga). Starting at 12:30pm on Motorway Blvd.

Dec 1. Santa Claus Parade (Burlington). Starting at 2pm on Guelph Line.

Dec 1. Toronto Chanukah Market. Artscape Wychwood Barns.

Dec 1. Tannenbaum 10K. Run with Santa to support families in need. Martin  Goodman Trail.

Dec 1-31. Nutcracker Christmas at the Castle. Holiday décor, outdoor lights, live performances and Santa’s workshop. Exact dates to be released.

Dec 3. Royal Wood & Friends. With the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. $29+.

Dec 3-Jan 12. Anastasia. The musical. $39+.

Dec 4. Munk Debate on Capitalism. $40+.

Dec 6-7. Home Alone in Concert. Presented by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. $55+.

Dec 6- Jan 5. Winter Lights at the Rock Garden. Festive lights, Christmas melodies, festive sips and bites. Royal Botanical Gardens. $10.

Dec 7. Donovan Woods. $40+.

Dec 7. Lakeshore Santa Clause Parade (Etobicoke). Starting at 10am on Lakeshore Boulevard West.

Dec 7. Christmas by Lamplight. Pioneer Village is transformed by the glow of lamps and lanterns. $26+.

Dec 7. Santa Shuffle. 5K run or 1K walk in support of the Salvation Army. Wilket Creet Park. $25+.

Dec 7. iRun Santa Burlington 5K. City Hall.

Dec 7. Ones: The Beatles #1 Hits. $49+.

Dec 7. The Nutcracker (Hamilton). Presented by Ballet Jorgen. First Ontario Concert Hall. $55+.

Dec 7, 14, 21. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Hamilton). Music, food samples, fireworks and a visit from Father Christmas. Westfield Heritage Village. $10+.

Dec 7-24. Bend It Like Beckham. The musical. $49+.

Dec 8. The Nutcracker (Mississauga). Presented by the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa. $55+.

Dec 8. Santa Brunch Cruise. 2-hour cruise through the Toronto Harbour with Santa and his elves. $65.

Dec 9. Public Menora Lighting. Mel Lastman Square.

Dec 9-10. Celine Dion. $206+.

Dec 11-13. Hollerado. $25+.

Dec 12-Jan 4. The Nutcracker. Presented by the National Ballet of Canada. Four Seasons Centre. $35+.

Dec 13-15. Caledon Dog Show (Orangeville).

Dec 14. Champions of Magic (Oshawa). Five world class illusionists. $49+.

Dec 14. The Nutcracker. Presented by the Toronto International Ballet Theatre. $55+.

Dec 14. I Heart Beer+ Mac and Cheese Festival. Queen Elizabeth Building. $22.

Dec 14. Pop-up Caribbean Christmas Market. Ralph Thornton Community Centre.

Dec 14. A Swingin’ Royal Christmas. Annual Christmas dinner and dance. Palais Royale. $95.

Dec 14-22. Breakfast with Santa. $40.

Dec 16. Chantal Kreviazuk (Hamilton). The Studio. $59+.

Dec 17. The Good Lovelies Christmas Show. $29+.

Dec 17-22. SpongeBob. The musical. $55+.

Dec 24-25. Festive Turkey-To-Go. Orders must be placed by Dec 20. $245+.

Dec 26. Boxing Day at the Toronto Zoo. 50% off admission supporting the Endangered Species Reserve Fund.

TUNE IN: Dec 26 – Jan 5. 2020 World Juniors (Czech Republic). Gold medal game on Jan 5.

Dec 29. Jeff Dunham (Hamilton). Comedian. First Ontario Centre. $86+.

Dec 30. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Christmas Eve and Other Stories. Progressive rock group. $66+.


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