Sun. Dec. 1, starts at 10 am
Along the Boardwalk
Beaches Runners Club
A 10K run, and kids 1k fun run, along the Martin Goodman Trail, starting/ending at foot of Lee Ave. Superkids 1k starts at 9:20 am In support of Centre 55’s Share a Christmas program. Toronto’s FAVE 10k!
Free Movie Fundraiser
Sun. Dec. 1, 11 am - 1 pm
The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen St. E.
Featuring "Abominable". In support of Community Centre 55 Share A Christmas program. Free entry with non-perishable food donation(s). Reserved seating, must RSVP to www.weselltoronto.com/movie.
Mon. Dec. 2
Greenwood Park Tree Lighting
Wed. Dec. 4, starts 5:30 pm
150 Greenwood Ave. (at Dundas St. E.)
Join Councillor Paula Fletcher for hot chocolate and samosas, music, and plenty of holiday cheer! Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food bank.
East York Tree Lighting and Food Drive
Thur. Dec. 5, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.
Hosted by councillor Paula Fletcher. Please bring a non-perishable food item as donation to Bethany Baptist Church Food Bank.
Christmas in the Park - Tree Lighting
Sat. Dec. 7, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kew Gardens Bandshell, 2075 Queen St. E.
Toronto Beaches Lions Club
A community event with music, family entertainment, candlelight caroling, tree lighting, photo opportunities with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, and more!
Sat. Dec. 7, 10 am - 2:30 pm
St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. (at Cosburn),
Info: 416-421-6878 x 21
Tea room, knitted goods, baking, quilt raffle, books, Christmas items, attic treasure, and more! Bring your cell phone to take a picture of your child with guest visitor, Santa!
Pancake Breakfast With Hamper
Sat. Dec. 7, 8 am - 9:45 am
Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.
Info: 416-691-1113; firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a pancake breakfast with Hamper the Reindeer! Visit from Santa from 8:30-9 am. No reservation required. Suggested donation of $3 per person. Children's crafts and activities will also be offered.
Sat. Dec. 7, 11 am - 2 pm
Kimbourne Park United Church, 200 Wolverleigh Blvd.
Info: 416-461-7200, www.kpuc.org
Pick up some holiday cheer with the whole family. Local artisans, bake sale, choose-your-own-adventure cookie bar, preserves, lunch in the tea room, and much more!
Leslieville Flea 7th Annual Holiday Market
Sat. Dec. 7 & Sun. Dec. 8, 10 am - 5 pm
Jimmie Simpson Community Centre, 870 Queen St. E.
The Leslieville Flea Holiday market is a one stop shop for Holiday gift giving needs. Select vendors have carefully curated a variety of unique and affordable vintage items, perfect for everyone on the holiday gift giving list. There will also be great food, coffee, and music. For all the details visit our website. See you there!
Beach Guild of Fine Art's Christmas Art Show & Sale
Sat. Dec. 7, 10 am - 8 pm & Sun. Dec. 8, 10 am - 5 pm
The Gardener’s Cottage at Kew Gardens, 30 Lee Ave. (south of Queen St.)
Browse for those special gifts in the charming, historic ambience of the Gardener’s Cottage, located in the heart of Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood. Take in the creative works of over 30 local artists. The show features a wonderful array of original art, small paintings, Christmas ornaments and unique gifts. Admission is free.
Deck the Trees of Glen Stewart Ravine
Sun. Dec. 8, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Meet at Glen Manor entrance to the ravine
Join Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine for this festive, family-friendly event. Bird-friendly tree decorating, scavenger hunt and more. Supported by the Beach Garden Society. Refreshments and materials provided. Free event, all welcome.
Caroling in the Park
Tue. Dec. 10, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glen Stewart Park
Info: Dave Breach, 416-759-9997
The 31st year! Join us to sing carols and contemporary songs with the Salvation Army Band and the Beach United Church choir. Santa Claus will hand out candy canes to the children and there will be hot apple cider and hot chocolate to keep you warm. A collection will be taken for the Salvation Army.
Barbara Dickson: Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo
Tue. Dec. 10, 7 pm - 8:15 pm
Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E.
Join us as historian Barbara Dickson reads from and discusses her 2015 book Bomb Girls: Trading Aprons for Ammo. Learn more about the role of Canadian women in the domestic munitions industry during the Second World War. Co-sponsored by the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. Drop-in. No registration required. Space is limited. Seating is allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Sat. Dec. 14, 10 am - 3 pm
St. Aidan’s Church, 2423 Queen St. E. (at Silver Birch Ave.)
Crafts, gifts, baking, and much more!
Sat. Dec. 14, 9:30 am - 11 am
Beaches Recreation Centre Gym, 6 Williamson Rd.
Annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Advisory Council. Donate a non-perishable food item or new unwrapped toy for Community Centre 55’s Share a Christmas program.
Winter begins (Winter Solstice)
Sat. Dec. 21
The winter solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet is farthest away from its star, depending on the polar hemisphere of reference. Earth's maximum axial tilt to our Sun during a solstice is 23° 26'. More evidently from high latitudes, a hemisphere's winter solstice occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year, when the sun's daily maximum position in the sky is the lowest. Since the winter solstice lasts only a moment in time, other terms are often used for the day on which it occurs, such as midwinter, the longest night or the first day of winter.
Withrow's Winter Market
Sat. Dec. 21 & Sun. Dec. 22
Crow's Theatre at Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave. (Dundas & Carlaw)
Withrow Park Farmers Market
Withrow's pop-up Winter Market is back for its 3rd year! Locally handcrafted goods, artisanal foods & local farmers: the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts and delicious holiday treats!
Wed. Dec. 25
Thur. Dec. 26
New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square
Tue. Dec. 31, starts at 8 pm
Nathan Phillips Square
Join the celebration and ring in the New Year with residents and visitors alike at Nathan Phillips Square. Skate on Toronto's famous ice rink to the sounds of a local DJ, enjoy live musical performances from top Toronto talent throughout the evening, and a spectacular fireworks presentation at midnight.
New Year's Day
Wed. Jan. 1
School resumes (TDSB)
Mon. Jan. 6
Beaches Spring Sprint
Sat. Apr. 4, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Along the Boardwalk & Balmy Beach Club
Beaches Recreation Centre Advisory Council
33rd Annual Spring Sprint, 5 km run/walk for adults at 9:30 am; 2 km run for kids/seniors at 10:30 am. Awards following at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club. Registration dates to be announced. Cash or cheque only. No registration on day of the race. To volunteer please send an email to email@example.com
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