Movies, plays, musicals, ballet… so many exciting types of performance in Toronto this weekend celebrating the holidays (and other fun things)! Find out what’s happening around the city for kids and families this Saturday and Sunday, December 7–8, 2019.
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.
The Christmas Story
DOWNTOWN • Friday to December 22
The live Nativity play employs narration, choirs, and organ music to depict the evening of Jesus’ birth. Event website.
Home Alone in Concert
DOWNTOWN • Friday and Saturday
Start your holiday viewing with Kevin McCallister as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra plays along with the John Williams score to Home Alone. Event website.
THE JUNCTION • Friday to Sunday
The Pia Bouman School for Ballet mount their annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s take on the magical tale of a nutcracker come to life. Event website.
Bend it Like Beckham: The Musical
DOWNTOWN • Saturday to January 5
Girl power is in full force on the stage as two teenaged friends try to negotiate young love, friendship, and following their dreams. Event website.
Gingerbread Build 2019
DOWNTOWN • Saturday
Have fun with the family building your gingerbread house at Toronto City Hall, and raise funds to build homes for those in need. Event website.
Holiday Fair in the Square
DOWNTOWN • Saturday
Enjoy carnival rides and games, skating, and a festive Christmas market at Nathan Phillips Square. Event website.
Romance of the Rails – Holiday Edition
EAST YORK • Saturday and Sunday
The Model Railroad Club of Toronto welcomes the public to experience their ever-expanding railway. . Event website.
Breakfast With Santa
DOWNTOWN • Sunday and December 15
Santa will travel all the way up the CN Tower, bringing gifts and posing for photos as he breakfasts with young and old. Event website.
Santa Brunch Cruise
HARBOURFRONT • Sunday
Cruise through the harbour with Santa and his elves! With holiday crafts, kid activities, photos with Santa, and a delicious brunch buffet. Event website.