10 Insanely Cheap Things To Do In Toronto This Weekend (Dec 7-9)

(Photo courtesy of Fan Days)

The two weeks leading up to Christmas always provides fun and cheap things to do in Toronto. This weekend there’s no shortage of activities, from free Christmas classic movie screenings to vintage markets.

1. Lot No. 40 Presents The New Old Fashioned Night Market

Where: Longboat Hall at the Great Hall
When: Saturday and Sunday night
Cost: Admission is free!

Come and enjoy modern twists on classic cocktails and support local artists this holiday season shopping their curated selection of vendors. Guests will be able to explore and experience one-of-a-kind visual and interactive installations by Hatecopy and Castor Design while listening to live music.

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2. King Winter Market

Where: Serpentine Pavillion
When: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Free!

Toronto’s much-visited 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and “Unzipped” exhibit will extend its stay for the month of December and will host festive activities for guests to enjoy. The Pavilion has welcomed 50,000 guests since opening on September 15th, 2018. Beginning on December 1, Christmas trees will be sold on site and a special holiday Christmas Market will pop up from December 7 – 21.

 

3. Screening of Die Hard

Where: Cinesphere Ontario Place
When: Friday to Sunday night
Cost: $15
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife, Holly Gennaro, and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
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4. Screening of Santa With Muscles

Where: Handlebar
When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free!
Free movie night! It’s time to get in the festive spirit, and Handlebar is ready to ruin another holiday for you! Santa With Muscles stars Hulk Hogan as a millionaire with some really bizarre hobbies who gets amnesia and… becomes convinced he’s Santa?
(Photo courtesy of Lavender)

5. Lavender 9.0 – HoliGay edition

Where: Glad Day Bookshop
When: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 or PWYC
A fun holiday party for the lesbian, bi-sexual, pan-sexual, queer women, nonbinary and trans community.
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6. The Come Up Holiday Market

Where: Super Wonder Gallery
When: Saturday at 1 p.m.
Cost: Free!
The Come Up Market is a Holiday Market consisting of artists and fashion designers offering locally made goods from across the GTA. Various products and services including Streetwear, High Fashion, hairstyling, art and accessories will be available for purchase. There will also be several raffles, prizes and giveaways throughout the day. It’s a great way to buy unique items and support local business in time for the holiday season.
(Photo courtesy of Evergreen Brickworks)

7. Leslieville Flea Holiday Market

Where: Jimmy Simpson Recreation Centre
When: Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Free!

Looking for unique holiday gifts and a fun shopping experience? Shop from over 55 plus vendors selling a curated selection of vintage and handcrafted items or visit the old-time photo booth for a selfie. Proceeds go to CAMH.

8. Ontario Vintage Market

Where: Evergreen Brick Works
When: Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free!

Come and peruse for that special vintage and antique item including objects of design, decorative arts, jewellery, clothing and, much more from 15+ quality vendors.

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9. Toronto Fan Days Holiday Show

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
When: Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10

A one-day holiday shopping extravaganza and a festive fandom celebration for the whole family! Amazing local retailers, artists, makers and creators coming to this year so you can shop ’til you drop for toys, unique accessories, commissioned art, Golden & Silver Age comics, various collectibles, and many more.

Cheap Things To Do In Toronto
(Photo courtesy of Aurora Festival via Facebook)

10. Aurora Winter Festival

Where: Ontario Place
When: All weekend
Cost: $10 and up

This Christmas season, experience Canada’s Largest Winter Festival. Escape to a hidden village with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities.

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