We’re in the last few days of 2011 and if you’re looking for ways to ring in the new year, you may find some idea here:
Citytv News Year’s Eve Bash is being held at Nathan Philip’s Square to ring in 2012. It will be hosted by Citytv on-air personalities with musical performers Howie D, Karl Wolf, Anjulie, JRDN and more and includes midnight fireworks. Live broadcast December 31st at 10pm ET on Citytv.
If you want to bring in 2012 with laughs, try Massey Hall’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza. Andrea Martin hosts a lineup of comedians including Ryan Belleville, Claire Brosseau, Jay Brown, Kyle Radke, Darrin Rose and other guests.
- Green Day’s American Idiot, the broadway musical Canadian premiere is on until Jan 15th at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
- Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam is on at the Ricoh Coliseum Dec 30th.
Continuing this week:
- Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, Disney Princesses and friends are in town for Disney on Ice, on until Jan 1st at the Rogers Centre. Here’s a chance for your family to enjoy the holidays with “65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories” as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!
- No shortage of laughs at The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue, on until Jan 2nd at Second City.
- There are also so many beautiful holiday displays throughout the city that will get you in the holiday spirit. Whether you plan to skate or not, just grab a hot chocolate at Nathan Phillips Square and enjoy the beautifully lit-up skating pavilion and Christmas tree. Continue your walk through the Eaton Centre and check out the gigantic reindeers and massive tree. And keep strolling on to Dundas-Square for some Winter Magic lighting displays. Your eyes will light up in Yorkville for Holiday Magic. Check out the Cavalcade of Lights Festival website to find more neighbourhoods that have been helping to spread the holiday cheer by illuminating the city with spectacular lighting displays.
- The National Ballet celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker ( on until Jan 3) at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
- Mary Poppins has hopped on her flying umbrella and is in Toronto until Jan 8 at the Prince of Wale Theatre. You won’t need a spoonful of sugar to enjoy this family favorite. It’s guaranteed to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
- Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris continues it run at the AGO until January 15. It is composed of 118 works of art from various media, including painting, photography, film, sculpture and works on paper. Russian modernists, also included in this collection, are Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Sonia Delaunay, and Vladimir Tatlin.
- So many options this time of year, if you’re hitting the movies with family/friends. There is always so much to see (click on movie title to watch trailer). For some family entertainment, there’s The Muppets, Hugo, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Arthur Christmas and Tin Tin. Other films to check out include: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, New Year’s Eve, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and War Horse.
Music in the City: Click here to find out who’s in town: Jam! ShowBiz Concert Listings.
Have a great time ringing in the new year. Wishing you the best for 2012!