January offers both chills and thrills
For those of us who don't ski or snowboard it can sometimes be tricky to figure out what to do during these winter months. Here are some ideas for things to do around Toronto this January:
DJ Skate nights @ Harbourfront
Saturday nights, 8pm to 11pm, in January (until mid February)
A DJ dance party on ice? Not even these cold temperatures can cool down these parties! Skates are available for rental.
Free! Breakdancing 101 lessons @ the AGO
Wednesdays starting January 17th, 4-7pm (until March)
Brought to you by Unity Charity, learn the basics of breakdancing in an open and supportive environment. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dance!
Icebreakers outdoor art exhibition @ Queens Quay west
Starting January 19th (Until late February)
This year's artists have created some interesting pieces that are meant to be explored and moved through. Check it out if you are down by the lake!
Festival of Lights @ Distillery District
Starting January 19th (until March)
Always spectacular, this years festival hints at some interesting features.
A pyramid, a piano that plays light, and a teleporter? Surely these must be seen to be believed.
The Toronto International Boat Show @ the Enercare centre
Until January 21st
The show has more than 550 exhibitors, 1200 boats of all sizes on display, and the only place to enjoy water activities in the winter on the world’s largest indoor lake! Tickets start at $20.
Canadian Opera Company Free Concert Series @ the Richard Bradshaw Ampitheatre
January 23rd, 25th, and 30th from 12pm to 1pm, and on the 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Once again, if you are willing to line up early and have the time during the afternoon (or evening), then you won't want to miss these free performances by some of Canada's top musicians. These concerts are popular, so be prepared to wait for seats!
Niagara Icewine Festival @ over 35 different wineries around Niagara-on-the-lake
January 26th to January 28th
If you have a love for icewine then this is your festival. Get a pass to explore and taste wines from different wineries all over the area. Remember, don't drink and drive!
Winterlicious @ Restaurants all over Toronto
January 26th to February 8th
Winterlicious is Toronto's semi-annual celebration of Toronto's vibrant and varied restaurant scene. Enjoy deals and price-fixed menus at some of Toronto's best restaurants. Book early, it's popular with Torontonians!
So whether you're looking for some cheap gourmet meals or some free outdoor entertainment there should be something to keep the cold at bay. Bundle-up and get out there!