10 Shows & Events to Catch this Holiday Season

Ross Petty's A Christmas Carol

'Tis the season for family outings, annual traditions, and timeless tunes. Catching a holiday show or concert checks all of those boxes, with bows on! We've pulled together a list of 10 Christmas & Holiday shows and events that will keep the holidays merry. The season is short, so time to book tickets!

10 Must-See Shows during the Holidays...

1. Hot Cocoa & Gingerbread House fun with Mrs. Claus at Petite and Posh
Until December 24, 2017
Join us for Hot Cocoa & Gingerbread House fun with Mrs. Claus at Petite and Posh on December 9th, 16th, 23rd & 24th sessions at 9:30am. The session includes interactive session with Mrs. Claus complete with snow dusted dusted belgian waffles & warm cocoa. Children will then work with Mrs. Claus to create and decorate their very own Gingerbread house and end the evening with story time and dance party. More info

2. The YPT Production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Extended until January 7, 2018
What is there to learn from this beloved musical – this tale as old as time? Sometimes, the hardest thing in the world is to be who you authentically are. And sometimes it takes someone else to bring that out in you. This is a story of hope. Despite appearances, the pretty Belle and the cursed Beast are not what everyone assumes them to be. But their true selves could be revealed – if they can find each other in time. More info

3. Ross Petty Presents A Christmas Carol
Until December 31, 2017
After 22 years, the Elves in Ross Petty’s holiday extravaganza factory are jumping for joy. Finally, they can begin creating audience delights for a Family Musical that’s actually about Christmas! Get ready for a show to delight children and adults alike with songs, dances, jokes, ad libs and a generous helping of audience participation. More info

4. Flight of White at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
Until January 31, 2018
This truly unique holiday exhibit transforms the tropical butterfly conservatory into a magical oasis featuring 1000's of additional Rice Paper butterflies flying freely through the Conservatory. With a wingspan of up to 14cm, the Rice Paper Butterfly, a large white relative of the Monarch, is impossible to miss as it floats through the air moving gently from flower to flower. The Flight of White experience also includes lush white poinsettia flowers, 1000's of sparking white lights, and soft strains of classical music playing in the background. More info

5. Holiday Bricktacular! at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
Until December 31, 2017
It’s the most Bricktacular time of the year! Build holiday memories this December in our mind-bopping, winter wonderland filled with LEGO® bricks! Your little LEGO lovers will have festive FUN FUN FUN all season with these holiday activities: Letters to the Master Model Builder: Write a letter to the Master Model Builder and send it to the North Pole by dropping it in the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre mailbox. Holiday Build Challenges: Test your building skills to create LEGO decor to add to our Winter Wonderland! MINILAND Magic: Santa and his reindeer invade MINILAND for a magical experience. And more! More info

6. Disney On Ice: Reach for the Stars
Until January 1, 2018
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza as Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars. Unleash the magic with royal sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman, Olaf, as they sing captivating songs like "Let it Go" and "In Summer." and much more. More info

7. Miracle on Mercer Street at Second City
December 16, 2017 to January 5, 2018
This winter, The Second City finally brings back its most beloved holiday show with The Second City Family Holiday Show, Miracle on Mercer Street! Featuring The Second City’s adorable puppet troupe and their funny human friends, Miracle on Mercer St. tells the story of a 13 year old girl who spends the winter holiday visiting her grandmother in the town of Hollydale. More info

8. Fancy Nancy Splendiferous​ Christmas
Until January 6, 2018
What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles - and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited. After selling some of her old gowns and accessories, Nancy has enough money to buy a brand-new sparkly tree topper. She can't wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? More info

9. Winter Holidays Princess Tea at Petite and Posh
Until January 5, 2018
Join us for a Royal Holiday Princess Tea. Includes photo with character (check listing for dates with various princesses), Cupcake Decorating, Princess Treat Scavenger Hunt, Princess Sing A Long and Dance Party, DIY Magical Wand Craft, Special Princess Certificate. Tea Time includes: Snow Dusted Belgian Waffles. More info

10. Annie The Musical
Until January 14, 2018
Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical comes to Toronto this Christmas! Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” More info

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