What To Do with Kids This Weekend in Toronto – January 25–26, 2020

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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.

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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.

Destructor Rumble

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!

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