If October satisfied your pumpkin cravings or you had enough of Halloween costumes and seeing orange colour wherever you look, you will love our list of events for November. Pre-Christmas atmosphere is coming, but it won’t be just about Christmas. November in Toronto is packed with events: you can enjoy a Canadian popstar’s live concert, a unique version of a fairy tale classic, hava a chance to buy Christmas presents in advance, or learn a lof of useful information about parenting and kids! It’s up to you.
The Weeknd. Photo by Ryan Muir.
Date: November 3 – November 5
Location: Air Canada Centre
Admission: From $39.50 up to $642
The Air Canada Centre has welcomed many great artists recently, and The Weeknd won’t be any exception. This young artist was born in Scarborough, Ontario as Abel Tesfaye and his career started when he anonymously uploaded several songs online under the name “The Weeknd.” He became world famous after his first mix tape called The House of Balloons in 2011. It’s surprising that he has released seven albums altogether in his rather short career. His latest one, Beauty Behind the Madness, was released this year and it features hits like “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and “Earned It.”
Babytime Show Nest. Photo by Babytime Show
The Babytime Show
Date: November 6 – November 8
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Admission: Children free, Seniors $10, Adults $16
Whether you’re expecting parents or you already have children, you will definitely find something for you and your family here. With over 250 vendors, The Babytime Show is a showcase of services, products and information for parents. There’s a kids’ entertainment centre as well, so you don’t have to worry about your little one while learning how to safely install a car seat, having a massage, or just wandering around. Kids will enjoy meeting Barney and Thomas the Tank Engine on the Toddler Time Stage.
Santa Claus Parade Santa Runs A Red by Loozrboy
The Santa Claus Parade
Date: November 15
Location: Christie Pits Park
If you live in Toronto, you are probably familiar with this parade. It has been a city tradition for more than 100 years! It started in 1905 when Santa Claus walked through the streets, starting at Union Station and finishing at the Eaton Centre. Nowadays, the parade is starting at Christie Pits Park and ends at St. Lawrence Market; and Santa is spreading the Christmas spirit and joy and waving to people accompanied by a variety of themed floats, musical bands, celebrity clowns and hundreds of volunteers. It begins at the Christie Pits Park and ends at the St. Lawrence Market this year, and if you want to have a good spot, hurry up!
Sleeping Beauty on Ice. Photo by Sony Centre
Sleeping Beauty on Ice
Date: November 20 – November 21
Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Admission: From $62.25 up to $104
One of the classical fairy tales is coming to Toronto, but be ready to expect the unexpected! The Imperial Ice Stars group is coming back to Toronto after seven years and they will perform the amazing Tchaikovsky’s music. Sleeping Beauty On Ice is a critically acclaimed performance, so be prepared to witness ice dancing, acrobatics and gymnastics, high-speed leaps and throw and breathtaking effects. This timeless love story will be different from what you have seen before, also since the dancers can reach the speed of 50 kilometres per hour at times!
The One of a Kind Show by Jason Hargrove
One of a Kind Christmas Show
Date: November 26 – December 6
Location: Enercare Centre
Admission: Free up to $13
This is the right place if you want to buy Christmas presents in advance – and if you want them to be really special. Around 800 artisans offer hand crafted products from clothing, jewellery and ceramics to furniture and basically everything you can imagine. And if you’re too overwhelmed by the large amount of products, don’t worry. You can buy a gift certificate, too! The One of a Kind Christmas Show is the largest craft show in North America with 40 years of tradition. One place with thousands of creative and interesting ideas is always better than visiting overcrowded malls in a pre-Christmas hurry, right?
Marilyn Monroes Lips (1962) by Andy Warhol
Photo by Jacky_Oh_Yeah!
Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen
Date: November 30 – January 24
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox
Admission: From $9 to $13
This is a unique chance to look into Warhol’s world from a different perspective. The TIFF Bell Lightbox presents his life journey and personal collection of Hollywood memorabilia. During his life he gathered and created many posters, magazines, costumes, drawings, photographs and film, video and TV work and you will have a chance to see it all in one place.