Not surprisingly, most of the events on this weekend are Christmas- or otherwise seasonally-themed. So if you're not making use of the extended shopping hours at the malls, here are a few other things you can do this weekend in the city:
- This is your last weekend to visit Black Creek Pioneer Village before it closes for the winter, and "Christmas Remembered" events continue.
- Many City of Toronto Historic Museums have special holiday programming running this weekend, including "Regency Christmas in the Valley" activities at Todmorden Mills, The Humber River Shakespeare Company's presentation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Montgomery's Inn on Saturday afternoon, and Christmas-themed workshops for kids at Colborne Lodge.
- Created in partnership with Opera Atelier, the month-long installation "Mozart's Magical Castle" continues at Casa Loma, plus there are more "Elves in the Workshop" sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
- "Holiday Fun" programming at the Ontario Science Centrebegins on Saturday and continues until January 6.
- Depending on the weather, you may be able to make use of Toronto's outdoor skating rinks this weekend. Skating at the Natrel rink continues as part of Harbourfront Centre's winter programming, with a "1 LOVE T.O. Holiday Party" featuring DJ DLUX serving as this Saturday's DJ Skate night event.
- Disney on Ice at the Rogers Centre begins on Friday and runs to December 30.
- Of course there are plenty of other family-friendly stage shows on for the holiday season, many of which have performances this weekend.
- These are also the last few weeks to see the stunning production of War Horse on at the Princess of Wales.
- The Toronto Marlies have home games on Friday night and Saturday.
- And from the calendar of User-submitted events for December:
- The Artisans Gift Fair continues at Tranzac Club this weekend.
- And on Friday night there's a Dark of the Moon Festival in Etobicoke.
If you're an event planner hosting something this weekend, feel free to tell us about it in the comments section below. For later events, learn how to submit an event listing to About.com: Toronto.