The Toronto Christmas Market is located in the Distillery District and is ongoing throughout December. (Amanda Gilmore)

It’s finally December! What better way to welcome the holiday season then by going out an exploring the wonderful events happening in the city.

1.Treasure Island

The School of Performance is performing Treasure Island, the classic adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. The play centres around Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time. You can buy tickets from the Ryerson Treasure Island website.

Location: Ryerson Theatre, 43 Gerrard Street East
Date: Nov. 29 – Dec. 3
Time: Tuesday – Thursday: 7 p.m, Friday: 6:15 p.m, Saturday: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cost: $15 for students, $20 for adults.

 2. Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City’s guide to the Holidays.

Second City is putting on a comedy show that mocks the struggles people face during the holiday season. The show is full of boisterous, raunchy humour, plus did we mention they serve spiked hot chocolate!?

You can buy tickets from the Second City Toronto website.

Location: 51 Mercer Street.
Date: Nov. 21 – Dec. 31
Time: 8 p.m. – 1o p.m.
Cost: Ranges from $22-$35

3. One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale

Set up at the #oneofakind in #toronto #ooak Come and visit. Booth K-04 #enercarecentre #11daysleft

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Over 800 Canadian designers and artisans will be showcasing their homemade arts and goods. This Christmas themed marketplace has been taking place in Toronto since 1975. You can buy tickets at the door or from the One of a Kind Show website.

Location: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto
Date: Nov. 24 – Dec. 4
Time:  Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sundays: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Cost: Adults $15; $13 ($2 savings purchasing online) Seniors/Youth (13-17) $7.50; Children (12 & under) free.

4. CBC Sounds of the Season

Give like you mean it! @jessicruickshank @cbcthegoods #cbcgives #givingtuesday

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CBC radio hosts and some popular television stars will be hosting CBC Toronto’s annual charity drive to support local food banks. The event features live programming, entertainment and giveaways.

Location: CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front Street W., Toronto, ON
Date: Dec. 2.
Time: 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Cost: It’s FREE but cash or food donations are encouraged.

5. Oakham House Choir Presents: Ringing and Singing Gloria

The Oakham House Choir will be putting on another memorable concert. They will be performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, Mendelssohn’s “From Heaven on High,” excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah,” and a number of other Christmas pieces.

Location: Calvine Presbyterian Church (26 Delisle Avenue, 1 block north of Yonge and St. Clair)
Date: Dec. 3
Time: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 at the door, $25 in advance, $15 students, ages 12 and under are free.

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