Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 29-December 1

Five things to do in Toronto on the weekend of November 29-December 1


In this edition of The Weekender, a Canadian horror film festival, Christmas-themed family events and three other things to do this weekend.


Toronto Christmas Market (FREE!)
The annual European-themed fair celebrates everything to do with Christmas, from Polish folk dancing to German carolling to Santa Claus. Fairgoers can browse the wares of several vendors, including Parisian chocolates, Dutch trinkets and various yuletide ornaments. Nov. 29–Dec. 15. Admission is free. Distillery District, 55 Mill St.,


The Great Upheaval: Modern Art From The Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918
The AGO exhibit (originally displayed at the Guggenheim) features a curated selection of paintings and sculptures from the early 20th century, when art production underwent a radical shift towards Cubism and other forms of abstraction. Celebrated artists at this show include Kandinsky, Picasso, Mondrian and Chagall. Nov. 30–Mar. 2. Adult admission is $25. Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St. W.,


Cavalcade of Lights (FREE!)
The annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Nathan Phillips Square features a concert with Grammy-winning soul singer Carvin Winans, a fireworks display and ice skating under the Peace Arches (weather permitting). Skates available for rent on-site. Nov. 30. 7 p.m. Free. Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.,


Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons
The first of six Buffalo Bills games scheduled to be played in Toronto over the next few seasons still has seats up for grabs. With rumours circulating of the Bills moving to Toronto, this is a good opportunity to get started on NFL fandom. Dec. 1. 4 p.m. Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way,


Blood in the Snow
The second annual Blood in the Snow film festival promises thrills from its schedule of made-in-Canada horror films, from shorts to full-length movies. Dead All Night is an 80’s-style action-thriller about a rogue FBI agent looking for redemption in a futuristic utopia. Nov. 29–Dec. 1. Festival pass is $70; individual movie prices start at $10. Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St.,

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