It’s an energetic weekend in Toronto, with skating, dancing, and wrestling all on the agenda, as well as more cerebral pursuits, like coding, website creation, and art appreciation. Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, January 25–26, 2020.
Our full events calendar has even more fun events this weekend and coming up. Browse by dates, category, and free events.
Top Picks This Weekend
Here are our favourite things coming up for kids and families this weekend in Toronto.
Disney On Ice: Dream Big
DOWNTOWN • Friday to Sunday
See all your favourite Disney characters as they perform some exciting new stories on skates at the Scotiabank Arena. Anna and Elsa, Moana and Maui, and Miguel will all be there. Event website.
AGO All Hours
CHINATOWN • Saturday
Art lovers can spend all day (from 10:30 am to 10 pm!) keeping warm, hearing stories and music, cozying up to the indoor “campsite”, and sampling Chinese teas. Remember, kids are now free at the AGO! Event website.
Dance Ontario Dance Weekend
HARBOURFRONT • Saturday and Sunday
Many forms of dance from around the world can be experienced at this weekend-long event. From flamenco to hip hop, you’ll see a broad range of expression. Event website.
Lunar New Year Celebration
CHINATOWN • Saturday to February 9
The Dragon & Lion Dance opens this Chinese New Year celebration that also features a lantern display games and activities, fortune-telling, and cultural performances. Event website.
Toronto Light Festival
DISTILLERY DISTRICT • Ongoing through March 1
This annual winter festival features outdoor exhibits by local and international light artists on the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District. Lights go on at dusk. It’s free to attend. Event website.
Motherhood The Musical
QUEEN WEST – OSSINGTON • Through February 16
This one is for the moms out there! Perfect for a mom’s night out, this show at the Lower Ossington Theatre features the joys and challenges of motherhood, from pregnancy to work-life balance to driving a minivan. Event website.
Make a Website Using WordPress
NORTH YORK – WILLOWDALE • Saturday
Girls will learn how to create and customize their own website, without coding. Learn how to take the first step in starting a blog or use the site for a future business! Event website.
Port Union Winterfest
PORT UNION • Saturday
Enjoy the live entertainment, games, inflatables, tasty treats, face painting, balloon animals, slime making, photo booth, bingo, and more at this fun celebration of winter. Event website.
Robbie Burns Haggis Fest
DOWNTOWN – YONGE/DUNDAS • Saturday
Mackenzie House hosts this celebration of Scotland’s famous poet, with haggis in all forms, Scottish music, and a Robbie Burns poem printed on the antique printing press. Event website.
Community Skating Party
THE DANFORTH – COXWELL • Sunday
Monarch Park is the location for a fun and friendly skating party, with hot chocolate, music, and crafts for all. Event website.
Mosaic Storytelling Festival
LESLIEVILLE • January 26
The festival opens at the Crow’s Theatre this Sunday with Everything Is Connected, stories from professional storytellers Diane Bosman and Bob Barton. All stories are suitable for ages 5–95. Begins at 11 am. Event website.
THE JUNCTION • Sunday
Junction City Wrestling rises again, with fun and mayhem for the whole family! At Junction Craft Brewery. Event website.
Coming Next Weekend – February 1 & 2, 2020
Yes, it’s that time again!! Time to sign your kids up for camp. Get a leg up by checking out next weekend’s Camp Expo.
Starting February 1, the ROM expands its original exhibition “Bloodsuckers: Legends to Leeches” with custom experiences for families, including a Bloodsuckers photo booth!