Famous PEOPLE Players’ Mistletoe Magic shines bright with holiday magic under the black light for an extraordinary show at their Dine & Dream Theatre.
The Ice Queen takes to the stage, icicles drip before your eyes and reindeers fly across the sky! Mistletoe’s will send kisses your way while poinsettias, igloos, dancers and white trees transform the stage into a winter giant chess game. Who will win? Come and find out!
Shows begin Saturday, November 7 and include a 12 pm lunch performance or 7 pm dinner performance every Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday, January 2, 2016. Exclusively for Saturday performances, guests can Dine & Dream with Santa!
For the past 26 years, the Gardiner Museum has celebrated the festive season by displaying Christmas trees decorated by renowned designers, and sponsored by companies and individuals supportive of the arts.
This year, Canada’s leading designers and artists were asked to reimagine the Christmas tree using diverse mediums and highlighting creativity’s audacious nature. The result is showcase of vibrant creativity, with creations that are elegant, wild, highly personal, and outrageously beautiful.
The theatrical Jacob Two-Two returns in time for the 40th anniversary of the book by renowned Canadian author Mordecai Richler. It’s an action-packed musical filled with suspense, comedy and adventure, featuring new music and lyrics by talented young song-writing duo, Britta and Anika Johnson.
Jacob is certain no one ever listens to him, especially his two older brothers, his two older sisters, and even his two distracted parents, so he develops the habit of saying everything twice. Jacob’s trademark repetitiveness eventually lands him afoul of the law and into the fantastical children’s court of Mr. Justice Rough. Sentenced to hard time on foggy, snake-infested Slimer’s Island, Jacob falls under the menacing eye of dreaded warden The Hooded Fang and must plot his escape with the help of a heroic squad of older children known as Child Power!
Now in its sixth year, the Toronto Christmas Market recreates the romance and magic of traditional European Christmas markets, which date back to the early 1400s. The Toronto Christmas Market features family-friendly entertainment, food and merchandise from around the world, outdoor heated beer and mulled-wine gardens, and a 50-foot white spruce Christmas tree decorated with more than 18,000 lights.
Especially for kids: Ferris wheel, life-size gingerbread house, and photo ops with the man himself at Santa's House.
The Aga Khan Museum presents the world premiere of Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys, the first solo artist exhibition at the museum showcasing remarkable works from world renowned Iranian photographer, poet, and filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.
Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey through memory and imagination. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city.
Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale tells the story of Däisy Cütter, a heavy metal bar band looking to make it big even though the 1980s are long over. This year, these four guys are ready to take the ultimate step and – in mythic rock tradition – sell their souls to the devil in exchange for success beyond their wildest metal dreams! But every time they try to seal the infernal pact, their head-banging anthems turn into warm-hearted carols. Soon, these rockers are forced to realize that their dreams of stardom are no match for the Christmas spirit.
The mission of One of a Kind is to provide a juried marketplace to bring together makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence. Since its inception in 1975, One of a Kind has been cultivating creativity, craftsmanship and connection in order to deliver an inspired shopping experience.
The One of a Kind Christmas Show, find 800+ Canadian artisans and designers. Shop for food, clothing, housewares, beauty products—and handmade, unique kids' toys, clothing, and accessories.
Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning, and then a quick turn into the Elgin Theatre is where Ross Petty Productions’ Peter Pan, the 20th Anniversary Family Musical PANto-monium will call home this holiday season.
For twenty years, Ross Petty has proven that he’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! But now after two decades of producing and performing in Ontario’s favourite family holiday musicals, Ross Petty will take his final "Boooo!" from the stage in the role of the absolutely evil, but incredibly dashing Captain Hook.
Joining Petty for his final hurrah on stage will be Eddie Glen as the adorably devilish Smee; Dan Chameroy in his beloved role of the love-hungry Plumbum; and Jessica Holmes will be breaking hearts all over the city as the Queen of Hearts.
Plus, Anthony MacPherson (The Wizard of Oz, Mirvish; Anne of Green Gables, Charlottetown Festival) as the young hero is green tights; his darling Wendy will be played by songstress Steffi DiDomenicantonio (Canadian Idol Finalist; Spring Awakening, First US National Tour).
And what trip to Neverland is complete without a quick detour down the rabbit hole to neighbouring country Wonderland?
Witness four stunning illuminated sights come alive this holiday season during the Spectacle of Lights on Toronto's waterfront.
The spiral tree at The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel; the fire truck and snowflake motif at the Fire Hall; new fully animated music notes, harps, and canopy at the Toronto Music Garden; and the Tall Ship on the Amsterdam Bridge at Harbourfront Centre will all be shining with super bright energy efficient LED lights.
While visiting Toronto’s waterfront, take part in the Shop the Neighbourhood event on Saturday, November 28, 2015 and celebrate the important role local businesses play in our communities!
Spectacle of Lights on Toronto’s Waterfront uses 39,250 energy efficient lights throughout four locations.
Charles Dickens’ classic story, “A Christmas Carol” has been a family favourite for over a century. This unique production is a play of a group of radio actors in the late 1940’s putting on an adaptation of Dickens’ beloved tale. Sit back and watch the voice actors at radio station WAPR give life to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and little Tiny Tim. Rediscover the Golden Age of radio as “A Christmas Carol” is presented in its entirety as a fully staged 1940’s radio play.
This dinner-theatre performance includes a Dickens-inspired Christmas dinner!
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