Countdown to New Years

Countdown to New Years

Well its that time of year again folks! (Although this warm weather might make you believe otherwise) The countdown to the holidays and to New Years Eve in Toronto has begun.


Here are 31 things to do this month before New Years Eve:

  1. Take a photo with the TORONTO sign at Nathan Philip’s Square
  2. Go shopping at least once at the Eaton’s Centre and enjoy the madness
  3. Go ice skating at the Natrel Ice Rink on Harbourfront
  4. Donate your time at a local soup kitchen
  5. Grab some hot chocolate at SOMA in the Distillery District
  6. Check out the Christmas Market
  7. Host or go to an Ugly Sweater party
  8. Indulge your inner artsy and take in a theatrical or musical performance
  9. Compliment three random strangers one day and spread the holiday cheer
  10. Try getting a parking spot in under 5 minutes at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
  11. Learn how to Ski at a local small hill (try Earl Bales Park in North York)
  12. Walk the Evergreen Brickworks trail
  13. Take photos during the first real snowfall
  14. Help shovel a neighbour’s driveway and sidewalk
  15. Visit Union Station’s Holiday market
  16. Buy your NYE tickets for FAME Media Event before prices go up
  17. Pinterest new ideas on how to wrap a gift and try do it right
  18. Try a new coffee shop
  19. Buy a coffee for the person waiting behind you at the coffee shop
  20. Check out the Drake’s winter patio “the Sky Yard”
  21. Rent out the ice at Maple Leaf Gardens (between you and your friends $300 is nothing!)
  22. Go toboganning!
  23. Check out the Toronto Island’s icy view of the city
  24. Find out where the Beavertail truck is going to be and get some treats!
  25. Drive the Gardiner Expressway at night and take in the beautiful twinkling lights of the city
  26. Try some Winter Beard beer.
  27. On a cold day, buy a hot tea for the homeless
  28. Check out the Swedish Christmas Market happening at the Harbourfront
  29. Check out Humber Bay Park (east side of the park)
  30. Get your dancing shoes ready
  31. NYE!!!!