Toronto’s Best Events for January 2020
January 1, 2020
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera will make a triumphant return to Toronto as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.
With its most diverse lineup to date, Toronto’s premiere winter arts celebration, Next Stage Theatre Festival, returns January 2020 for its 13th edition. Presented by the Toronto Fringe, the 12 carefully curated shows are a thrilling showcase for bold, independent voices and a broad range of new, innovative plays.
2020 is the perfect year to talk about 20/20 vision, as the productions in this year’s Next Stage Theatre Festival portray this theme in many ways – both personal and political — as artists present discussions around politics, bodies, genders, abilities, fears, and desires.
Chris Hadfield presents:
Scientists. Comedians. Celebrities. Musicians. Sometimes even a dancing cyborg!
No matter who graces the stage, Generator remains the one show of the year you don’t want to miss. Created by astronaut Chris Hadfield, it is Toronto’s one-stop-shop for engaging with some of the world’s most incredible and overlooked talent. With a stage presence ranging from Afghan educators to Cambodian elephant caretakers to Toronto comedians and British roboticists, it is a truly unique experience not to be missed.
After four incredible sellout years, Toronto’s best kept secret is returning to Roy Thomson Hall on January 10th, 2020.
New Year, same great event. Come to the Gladstone Hotel and enjoy a night of great music and escape the cold outside.
DesignTO is about creativity, community, and experimentation.
Celebrate art and design at over 100 free events and exhibitions at the DesignTO Festival January 17-26, 2020. Going into its 10th year, DesignTO has brought to Toronto immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, and engaging talks, taking art and design out of the studio and into the city. You’ll want to make sure everything makes it into your calendar.
The Toronto Light Festival offers a visual journey and a playful adventure throughout the walking streets of The Distillery District.
During the cold, dark days of winter, The Toronto Light Festival offers visitors a reason to bundle up, get outside and celebrate the season, creativity and life in the big city.
The Festival, now in its third year exhibits local and international light artists. Artworks are curated to educate, warm hearts, inspire or just put a smile on visitors faces.
Toronto Blue Jays Winter Fest presented by TD returns to Rogers Centre on Saturday, Jan. 18 and Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Thanks to overwhelming excitement from Blue Jays™ fans, Winter Fest is returning for its third straight year, featuring two full days of baseball fun and winter festivities. Activities include Blue Jays current player, alumni, and rookie appearances; SN personalities; Jr. Jays™ activities; live entertainment; historic memorabilia; ballpark tours; and much more. Plus, the first 12,000 fans attending Winter Fest each day will receive a Blue Jays Toque presented by TD upon entry into Rogers Centre.
Join us for a free party to celebrate our winter season of exhibitions, including A Handful of Dust: From the Cosmic to the Domestic; Extending the Frame: 40 Years of Gallery TPW; Nir Evron: A Free Moment; and Clea Christakos-Gee: A piece A seed A spread. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
The Trinity Bellwoods Flea- New Year’s Market (January 26t)New year, new you? That cant be right. Same old you just better. Just like our market same great market you know and love just some new faces. With the new year comes lots of NEW vendors, artisans and designers you are going to simply love. We are back Jan 26th 2020 11-6 at The Great Hall (Side Entrance) with a fresh line up of vendors, artisans and designers and we have just the cure for those winter blues. So swing by, warm up, treat yourself to some local goods, delicious local eats and sweet treats. Heck treat yourself to those gifts you wish someone had gotten you! New year, new you and this market is just for you! So lets #treatyoself, you deserve it. The holidays were hard. Time for some good vibes and good local goods. Admission is as always FREE, four legged friends and kiddos welcome.
Explore Toronto’s Food Culture at this Year’s Winterlicious
This winter, step up to the plate and taste what Toronto has to offer. With delicious three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at more than 200 restaurants and 14 culinary events, there’s so much for your taste buds to explore. Are you ready to try something new?