Awesome Toronto events happening December 25-27

Well, it’s almost Christmas. This weekend, you’ll probably spend time with family and friends, eat too much, drink too much and attempt to walk the eating and drinking off, until you realize it’s cold outside, so you go back in to warm up, and eat and drink more.

But since even the strongest minds need a break from holiday festivities, here are a few things going on in Toronto (besides Christmas) this weekend, December 25-27.

Eat in Chinatown

Can’t take anymore turkey? Fret not, because Chinatown doesn’t really shut down for Christmas. Order up some dim sum and get out of the house to walk around in Chinatown and stop in at the few shops that will still be open over the weekend.

When to go: anytime

Where at? Various locations.

Tickets: none

See a movie at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

Watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Terminator, the Boxtrolls, Fantastic Mr. Fox, First Men in the Moon, Patton, or Son of Saul at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Christmas Day.

When to go: Friday, various times

Where at? TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King W

Tickets: $16


Christmas Flower Show at Allan Gardens

If you’ve been itching to see 40 different kinds of poinsettias, the Allan Gardens is the place for you. Their Christmas Flower Show runs until January 10 and is open on Christmas Day.

When to go: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-5 pm

Where at? Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Avenue

Tickets: admission is free, food bank donations are encouraged


Go tobogganing

Source: Indie 88

Pick up a sled, a garbage bag, a garbage lid or anything smooth and head out to one (or a bunch) of the awesome tobogganing spots in Toronto

When to go: anytime

Where at? Riverdale Park, Winston Churchill Park, Christie Pits, Cedarvale, Trinity-Bellwoods, High Park

Tickets: none

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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