Fun things to do in Etobicoke this weekend.

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got your go-to guides of fun things to do in Etobicoke!

Are you wondering what to get up to for the weekend? Then we’ve got you covered. There are plenty of events happening in the local area, including lots of Christmas-themed activities. Check out our top ten picks for fun things to do in Etobicoke this weekend. Let’s jump in!

1. Breakfast With Santa

The Breakfast with Santa poster.

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When: Saturday, December 9th, 9am – 11am

Where: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2B2

Cost: $5

Bring the kids along for a treat at Franklin Horner Community Centre this Saturday. Join Mr and Mrs Claus for a delicious breakfast of pancakes, juice, hot drinks, and Timbits. There’ll also be a bouncy castle, face painting, and henna. If you’re able to, bring along some non-perishable food items for the food drive.

2. It’s a Wonderful Christmas

It's a Wonderful Christmas banner.

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When: Saturday & Sunday, December 9th & 10th, times vary

Where: Christian Performing Arts Centre, 1536 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M8Z 1T5

Cost: $5

Do you love a great Christmas show? This one’s set to be spectacular. A combination of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol”, this hilarious musical comedy uncovers the true meaning of Christmas. With Broadway style dancing and singing, it offers fun for the whole family.

3. Vinyl Record, Comics & Collectibles Show

The record show poster.

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When: Sunday, December 10th, 10am – 3pm

Where: Ken Cox Community Centre, 28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4B7

Cost: $5

Perfect for shopping for the music-lover on your list, this vinyl record and collectibles sale has a great selection to choose from. From audio equipment to comic books, you’re sure to find something unique. There will also be new products available, including record storage and cleaning accessories and audio gear.

4. Craftastic Winter Market

The market poster.

Image source: Mark Grimes

When: Saturday, December 9th, 12pm – 2pm

Where: Jean Augustine Centre, 101 Portland St, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 1B1

The Jean Augustine Centre for Young Women’s Empowerment continues to do incredible work within our community. You can support their great cause and do a little Christmas shopping at their Craftastic Winter Market this Saturday. There’ll be tons of beautiful organic bath and body products available, including body butters, cupcake candles, and bath bombs!

5. Buy a Christmas Tree

Astack of Christmas trees.

Image source: Sheridan

When: Daily

Where: Sheridan Nurseries, 2069 Burnhamthorpe Rd E, Mississauga, ON L4X 2S7

Now that we’re well into December, if you haven’t already got your Christmas tree up, you might be wondering where to get one. A fresh tree can bring so much of the Christmas spirit into a home, from shopping for the perfect one to enjoying the smell of pine all through December. There are lots of spots to get a Christmas tree in Etobicoke; Sheridan Nurseries has a great selection, as does Plant World and IKEA. You can also usually find popup shops in your local grocery store parking lot.

6. Gingerbread House Workshop at Montgomery’s Inn

Gingerbread houses.

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When: Saturday, December 9th, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

Where: Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1A8

Cost: $30

Christmas décor wouldn’t be complete without a gingerbread house or three. Gather the family together and keep little fingers busy as you create your family dream home at this workshop.

7. 30 Years of Great Lakes Beer: Documentary Debut

The documentary event poster.

Image source: GLB

When: Sunday, December 10th, 3pm – 7pm

Where: The Kingsway Theatre, 3030 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X 1C4

Cost: $25

Great Lakes Brewery has been creating delicious beer for 30 years. To celebrate this milestone, they’ve made a documentary of their activities during the past year. Gain an inside perspective on the craft brewing industry and find out what makes this brewery so great. Did we mention there’s beer too?

8. Islington Seniors Centre Christmas Lunch

The Christmas lunch banner.

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When: Thursday, December 7th, 12pm – 2pm

Where: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9A 1B7

Cost: $13.50

Start the weekend early on Thursday with the Islington Seniors’ Centre Christmas Lunch. Open to members and their guests, the event will include delicious food, music, a gift basket raffle, and more.

9. Storytime with Santa

Santa and three happy kids.

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When: Saturday & Sunday, December 9th & 10th, 11am – 4:30pm

Where: Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy, North York, ON M3J 2P3

There’s so much happening every weekend throughout December at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Last week, we mentioned the Family Christmas Weekends, and starting this weekend, kids can enjoy Storytime with Santa. If you stick around for the evening, you can see Christmas by Lamplight. Definitely something for everyone.

10. Winter Campfire Program at Downsview Park

Marshmallows roasting over a campfire.

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When: Sunday, December 10th, 2pm – 4pm

Where: Downsview Park Discovery Centre, 70 Canuck Ave North York, ON M3K 2C5

Just because the cold has set in, doesn’t mean we have to stay cooped up indoors. Downsview Park Discovery Centre continues to run some wonderful programs through the winter. Explore the park in the crisp cold weather, then gather by the campfire to roast marshmallows.

As always, there are tons of fun things to do in Etobicoke this weekend! Whatever you decide to get up to, we hope you have a fantastic weekend, from your ThompsonSells team!

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