What's Up Toronto? : Nov 24-30

It's the last week of November, hooray! Here are three events to help you celebrate the end of a dreary month.

The Cavaclade of Lights (November 29) 

image via toronto.ca

image via toronto.ca

It's Toronto's start of the holiday season this Saturday at the annual Cavalcade of Lights in Nathan Phillips Square. Starting at 7pm, attendees can expect to see live music and dance performances after the lighting of Toronto's official Christmas tree. Performers include Juno-award winning rapper Shad, Collective Elite Dancers of So You Think You Can Dance Canada celebrity, and guitarist Adrian X who I've mentioned before in this post. At 8:20pm come the fireworks, and at 9:30pm the ice rink opens up for a skating party with DJ Grouch.

For more information click here.


Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival (Nov 28-30)

image via bloodintheshow.ca

image via bloodintheshow.ca

Just because Halloween is over, who says you can't have more blood and guts in your life? Figuratively speaking, of course. Blood in the Snow is back for a third year in a row to celebrate contemporary Canadian horror films. The whole thing goes down at the Magic Lantern Carlton Cinemas and tickets to a single film are just $11. For those real horror enthusiasts, a pass to the entire three-day festival goes for $65.

To check out the festival lineup and purchase tickets click here.


Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair (November 30)

image via tastingfair.ca

image via tastingfair.ca

The second annual Canadian Artisan Tasting Fair offers you the opportunity to sample and buy some of the country's best artisanal foods. Over 40 vendors have been invited from across the country to showcase their wares. The price of admission gets you an abundance of samples and some festival swag. This fair features all of my favourite foods: baked goods, charcuterie, craft beer, and award-winning cheeses. The best part is it's all made right here at home in Canada and features plenty of local ingredients.

For more info and tickets click here.


There you have it! What are you up to this week?