It’s still time to celebrate in the GTA, with festivals feting the winter weather and events welcoming the Chinese New Year of the Rat! See what’s happening for kids and families this weekend, January 18-19, 2020.
Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming soon. Browse by dates, category, or search for free events.
Top Picks This Weekend
Here are our favourite things coming up for kids and families this weekend in the Greater Toronto Area.
2020 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships
MISSISSAUGA • Monday to Sunday
The country’s best skaters — men, women, pairs, and ice dancers — compete at novice, junior and senior levels for the top spots. Event website.
Family Winterfest 2020
AJAX • Saturday
Families can enjoy entertainment, door prizes, kids tables and 35 vendors when they bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for free entry. Event website.
Fire & Ice Festival 2020
ALTON • Saturday
Play some pond hockey, have fun on the super snow slide, try skating and art workshops and taste the delicious food and drink. Don’t miss the fire sculpture at dusk! Event website.
Humans by Circa
MISSISSAUGA • Saturday
This group of Australian acrobats take us on a journey of connections and body awareness in this athletic performance. Event website.
The Year of the Rat: A Lunar New Year Celebration
BURLINGTON • Saturday
Fabulous performances of ancient Chinese instruments, classical opera, Mongolian folk dance, and singers combine with an art exhibition, live demonstrations, and family activities. Event website.
BURLINGTON • Sunday
Kids under 12 are free at this convention celebrating toys. With comics, art, cosplay, events, video games, action figures, collectibles, and one-of-a-kind toys. Event website.
Chinese New Year Gala
MISSISSAUGA • Sunday
Traditional Chinese performances and other spectacular entertainment celebrate the Year of the Rat. Kung Hei Fat Choy! Event website.
Destiny Wrestling Presents Carnage
MISSISSAUGA • Sunday
Cheer for the heroes and boo the baddies in this extravaganza of wrestling. With former Ring of Honour star and current Destiny champion Marty Scurll and former WWE star NZO. Event website.