The holiday season is upon us, and although fall will be missed, there are too many Christmas festivities to attend that you can’t afford to waste any time! Here are some fun, festive date ideas for this weekend in Toronto.
Begin your holiday outings with the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a hot chocolate or apple cider while you and your date take cute, cozy pictures with Santa Claus. All restaurants in the Distillery will be open for business during the market, as well as heated lounges so visitors can relax and have a beer, European Christmas cocktail, or glass of wine. When you need a break to warm up, check out the shops and activities, like Santa’s House, the massive Christmas tree, and the iconic heart statue.
The Christmas Market is open until Sunday December 23. Admission is free on weekdays (closed on Mondays), and costs $6 on weekends, starting from Friday at 5pm until Sunday at close.
Do you like free beer? Games? Fun in general? Check out the BINGO for Beer event at People’s Pint Brewing Company (90 Cawthra Ave, Unit 101) for some fun and games and the chance to win free beer.
The event is happening Friday, Nov. 16th from 6-9pm, so bring your date and get the competitive juices flowing.
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Mark your calendars, Santa’s making an appearance and you’ve got to be there! Toronto’s annual Santa Claus Parade is happening this Sunday, Nov. 18th, starting at 12:30pm. The parade begins at Christie Pits and makes its way along Bloor Street. Afterwards, find a local coffee shop or eatery to warm up and discuss what kind of cookie to leave out for Santa this year.
If you’re not a big fan of the cold, watch the parade on CTV at 4:30pm. You and your boo can cuddle up in ugly Christmas sweaters while you sip peppermint hot chocolate from the comfort of your couch.