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December 20, 2014

Upcoming Events/Consumer Shows 2014

Updated: Dec 2 The following are just some of the many Events & Consumer Shows being held in Toronto, but are well worth going to see. Please remember to always check their website or call ahead as details may have changed since published here.

Events

Santa at the Shops at Don Mills

Saturdays/Sundays in December: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Meet Santa Claus as he strolls through Shops at Don Mills spreading holiday joy and handing out treats! Bring along a camera for photos with the big guy in red! It's FREE!!

The jolly man himself and his helper will be strolling throughout Shops at Don Mills on:

  • Saturday, December 6
  • Sunday, December 7
  • Saturday, December 13
  • Sunday, December 14
  • Saturday, December 20
  • Sunday, December 21

HoHoTO

Dec 11, 2014: 7pm-late

#HoHoTO is “the party that Twitter built”. Expect to enjoy "awesome DJs, a cash bar, a raffle with fabulous prizes and lots of twitterluvvin’".

This party is for geeks, phreaks, webheads, twitterfiends, techies, media, marketing/PR types and ANYONE who owns a pair of dancing shoes! There will be boatloads of holiday cheer, plenty of beer and all for a great cause – The Daily Bread Food Bank - You party for one night – they eat for one week.

Early Bird Tickets are on sale until November 1 ($35) and then will increase to $40.


The Oldies Dance LIVE featuring DJ Wayne

Dec 12, 2014: 8:30 pm onwards

NEXT DANCE! Friday, December 12! Dance starts at 9PM. There's a $5 cover charge and doors open at 8:30pm. No reservations - a first come first serve basis event. There's a 50/50 draw with proceeds of it going to a designated charity for the evening - so remember to take your toonies & $5's! Good Luck!


Toronto Santa Speedo Run

Dec 13, 2014: Noon onwards

Hitting the streets during this year’s Holiday Magic festivities, the cheeky run in support of the SickKids’ Toys and Games Fund is back!

The BYBIA invites visitors to the neighbourhood on Saturday, December 13, to cheer on the Toronto Santa Speedo Run – a “cheeky” jog (3km-ish) through Yorkville by participants wearing only running shoes and bathing suits!

participants running through streets of Toronto with only speedos and Santa hats

Runners who take on this chilly challenge will be raising money for the Toys and Games Fund at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), a fund that invests in toys, activities and art supplies for the children who’ll be spending the holidays in the hospital.

In attendance will be:

  • Matt Freeman, founder of the Toronto Santa Speedo Run
  • Jade De Ciccio, Community Events, SickKids Foundation
  • Briar De Lange, Executive Director of the BYBIA

The run begins at 1:30 pm but the Runners will be on-site beginning at noon. Donations welcomed.


Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove

Dec 19-28, 2014

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove skates into your town! Get tangled up with Rapunzel & Flynn and enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Mulan and the one who started it all, Snow White.

Disney promo poster

Set sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Don't be late to a date with Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts - Army Of Cards. You don't want to miss this treasured show to remember.


Consumer/Trade Shows

One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale

Nov 27-Dec 7, 2014

Held at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, the One of a Kind Christmas Show features handmade designs by over 800 artists, makers, designers and craftspeople, while the Spring event showcases over 450 artisans working in various mediums like glass, ceramics, textile, and wood

Website  ||  Ticket


2015

We are working to update our site for 2015 with a new format. Future postings will no longer be listed here. You will be able to find them on our new site when going live in early 2015.

Toronto International Bicycle Show

Mar 6-8, 2015

The largest bicycle consumer show in the world continues to be popular.

This year’s show includes a line-up of thrilling, world-class competitions and hands-on activities. Plus, the most up-to-date displays of new bicycles, accessories and apparel from over 150 of the top cycling manufacturers, distributors, retailers, touring companies and cycling clubs.


Disney on Ice: Frozen

March 18-22, 2015

Thumbnail of poster of Disney's FrozenThe heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into Toronto. You'll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go."

Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all!


Toronto ComiCon

Mar 20-22, 2015

Fan Expo Canada presents Toronto ComiCon. This is a 3-day event where you line-up to meet your favourite artists, writers & illustrators, attend workshops and Q&As and lots more. This show is very popular so expect long queues and go prepared for such.

Tips:

  • Wear comfortable footwear
  • CASH wins - ATMs always have huge line-ups
  • If allowed - take Water
  • Pack food if you can
  • Plan who you want to see and where they are
  • If you can, take something to sit on when in line
  • And... most of all, take lots of patience.

With Google searches, you can get a lot more tips from those who have braved the crowds and enjoy going to this kind of show. If you go... good luck and enjoy!