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Cozy up with a mug of hot cocoa and get your trivia hat on as we approach the holidays!


You might think that the weeks between Christmas and New Years will have fewer dog-friendly events but there's still plenty of options happening all over Toronto. 


Look forward to plenty of dog-friendly breweries hosting fun trivia nights for their pups and owners and plenty of outdoor holiday markets to switch up your weekend and nightly strolls!


Check out all the dog-friendly activities this week and the next below!

Have an upcoming dog-friendly event that you'd like to promote? Send an email to maria@doggos.ca!

Wednesday December 21

REINDEER GAMES: Holiday Edition Pop Culture Trivia Night!

REINDEER GAMES: Holiday Edition Pop Culture Trivia Night!


When: Wednesday December 21 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Black Lab Brewing - 818 Eastern Ave, Toronto, ON M4L 1A1


"Tis the season for trivia! Head to the Black Lab Brewing and test your knowledge on all kinds of trivia with QE Trivia. Saddle up the sleigh for a quiz of epic proportions created by Question Everything and hosted by the holly, jolly JESSALYN FERGASON!

We'll be dancin', prancin', and quizzin' you on all things holiday related! We are celebrating festuvus for the rest of us with awesome interactive activies and badass pop culture references that will make you forget about how much you've already spent on spiked Egg Nog this month!


This is a series of games created by Question Everything, Ari Issac and her merry team of writers! Each game this month is different, so feel free to attend another game if it's in a location you want to check out. Each host brings a different spin on our fun and festive game, plus we've gont different activies going at each!


Prizes vary by location & what sponsors gave us that week!"

Thursday December 22

BIG SHINY BOPS MUSICAL BINGO KARAOKE HOLIDAY EDITION

BIG SHINY BOPS MUSICAL BINGO KARAOKE HOLIDAY EDITION 


When: Thursday December 22 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Something in the Water Brewing Co. 151 E Liberty St 


"EVERY THURSDAY WE ARE HAVING A KARAOKE BINGO NIGHT AT OUR FAVE BLOOR STREET HUB, FORTUNATE FOX! LOOK FORWARD TO CURATED PLAYLISTS, AND THEME NIGHTS AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH!
HOSTED BY A RECURRING CAST OF COMEDIANS, DJS & LOVABLE PERSONALITIES EVERY WEEK! INCLUDING ARI ISSAC, SASHKA DC, EVAN CORNEIL, BLAIR MACMILLAIN, & MORE!


HOW TO PLAY
SIGN UP & GRAB A BINGO CARD!
CHOOSE FROM YOUR SONG LIST WHEN YOUR NAME IS PULLED AT RANDOM!
WHEN SOMEONE SINGS A SONG ON YOUR CARD, DAB IT!


WINNER IS THE FIRST PERSON TO MAKE THE PATTERN OF THE DAY!
IMPORTANT


MAKE SURE YOU CALL AHEAD OR CONTACT THE ORGANIZER TO SCOPE OUT THE THEMES FOR THE MONTH! YOU CAN ALSO SNOOP THE SCHEDULE ON INSTAGRAM @QETRIVIA & @SOMETHINGINTHEWATERBREWING"

Tuesday December 27

Something Something Trivia Night

Something Something Trivia Night


When: Tuesday December 27 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Something in the Water Brewing Co. 151 E Liberty St 


Dog-friendly trivia night in the heart of Liberty Village! Pop culture trivia that will leave you grinning from ear to ear! Hosted by comedian and trivia master, Arianne Tong, you are sure to have a blast at this unique games night!


Movies music, television and celebrity trivia (and more party games that will spice up your life!)

  • LGBTQ2I+ Friendly!
  • No specific theme!
  • 6 People / Team
  • Limited seating

Wednesday December 28

Question Everything Black Lab Brewing - Dog-friendly trivia

Question Everything Pop Culture Trivia Pawty @ Black Lab Brewing


When: Wednesday December 28 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: Black Lab Brewing 818 Eastern Avenue Toronto, ON M4L 1A1  


Hosted by comedian Ari Issac (@summeroftong) and guest hosts on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays we are hosting a dog friendly pop culture trivia! 10 categories and interactive games focused on pop culture's best and brightest celebs, tv, movies music and so much more! And the best part is that you can bring your furry friends (because why go through the separation anxiety?!) 

Ongoing Events

Brainbusters Trivia at Left Field Brewing

BRAINBUSTERS TRIVIA


When: Every Wednesday from November 23 - January 18, 2022 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Left Field Brewery - 36 Wagstaff Dr, Toronto, ON M4L 3W9


Hey east end trivia hounds and smarty pants!


We’re very happy to announce that Twin Town Trivia will be presenting Brainbusters Trivia every second Wednesday, starting November 23rd.


Quizzes start at 7pm. No need to sign-up in advance, just show-up early for a seat. Max team size is 6 people.


Enjoy fresh, tasty beer and clever questions and get the chance to win great prizes!

Nathan Philips Square - Toronto Ice Skating Rink and Toronto Sign

Calvalcade of Lights


When: November 26 - January 7, 2022

Where: Nathan Philips Square - 100 Queen St W


Cavalcade of Lights is an annual event that marks the official start to the holiday season in Toronto. Nathan Phillips Square comes to life with a glittering tree, ice skating and, of course, lights. 

Nathan Philips Square - Holiday Fair in the Square

Holiday Fair in the Square


When: December 2 - 23, 2022

  • Tues - Thurs: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Closing: 7:00 PM on Dec 23

Where: Nathan Philips Square - 100 Queen St W


In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 2nd – 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.


Whether you’re shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, stopping by for a quick lunch and some seasonal treats, or enjoying an evening drink at the Polar Point Bar, Holiday Fair in the Square has festive fun for everyone!

Bloor Yorkville Holiday Magic Nov 26 - Dec 31

Holiday Magic in Bloor-Yorkville


When: November 26 - December 31, 2022

Where: Village of Yorkville Park - 115 Cumberland St 


The Village of Yorkville Park will light up on November 26th along with 138 trees along Bloor Street, illuminating the neighbourhood for the Holiday Magic season (November 26th – December 31st), while creating a unique destination for visitors to shop, dine, and take in the neighbourhood’s art and culture. Additional programming throughout the holiday season includes: strolling carolers dressed in Victorian-era costumes on select weekends in December, along with festive green and red lit Urban Campfire Benches on Bloor street.


In addition, Bloor-Yorkville continues to celebrate the holiday season with the Toronto Premier of Fleurs de Villes NOËL from December 7th-11th, a festive self-guided floral trail across the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood.

Stackt Market Holiday Hills - Supported by the Government of Ontario. A Series of festive + Immersive photo experiences to get you in the holiday spirit

Immersive Photo Experiences


When: Friday November 18 - December 31, 2022

Where: Stackt Market - 28 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 0C6


Holiday Hills will feature festive + immersive photo experiences to get you in the holiday spirit.


SANTA'S VILLAGE: On the South Lawn, 

guests can sip their warm holiday drinks within the Santa's Village, a large heated outdoor patio riddled with 20ft inflatable Santas and Christmas Trees.


PUPPY SLEIGH: In Bark Yard, our new off-leash licensed dog space, the Puppy Sleigh photo experience will allow guests to sit inside a life-size Santa's Sleigh. The Puppy Sleigh will be mounted behind 4 Reindeer, with a space for guests to hook up their dog(s), and give the puppies the reins.


DISCO MISTLETOE: Nestled right beside the main gates, the Disco Mistletoe transforms the Marketplace into a funky, sparkly Mistletoe experience, and offers a unique and romantic scene for guests to come together for their romantic holiday photo-ops. This activation is presented by Monos, who will also have a pop-up unit for the duration of Holiday Hills.

The Distillery Winter Village 2022

The Distillery Winter Village 2022


When: Thursday November 17 - December 31, 2022 from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Distillery District - 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada


Celebrate the start of the winter holidays at the beloved Christmas Market.
The market is open from November 17 through December 31.

Tickets are required on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after 4:00 pm, and December 27-31 after 4:00 pm. Tickets are $11 + HST each. Kids 9 and under are FREE of charge
All other times, access is free of charge and tickets are not required.


Note: Shops are not dog-friendly however all outdoor exhibitions and pathways are open for dogs to visit. 

The Junction Window Wonderland

The Junction 3rd Annual Window Wonderland 


When: November 25, 2022 - January 1, 2023 from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Where: The Junction


Toronto’s award-winning immersive urban art walk, Window Wonderland, returns to the Junction for its third consecutive year. From November 25 to January 1, 2023, Window Wonderland, presented by Isaan Der Authentic Thai Kitchen, will transform the Junction into a FREE, magical outdoor gallery featuring 20 unique augmented reality (AR) installations. Window Wonderland will also showcase four animated wall murals, two of which are new to the Junction and have been designed by local and international artists.


The first of its kind for the City of Toronto, Window Wonderland is presented in collaboration with Artivive, an internationally-renowned AR app that is changing how art is created and consumed. Providing access to over 200,000 international artists, Artivive allows artists to create new dimensions with a digital layer, opening a new world of possibilities. Visitors at Window Wonderland can simply point their smartphones at the artwork on the windows and wall murals, and voila –  watch the artist’s creation come to life!

Snowy family image of people gathering around the picnic table with a dog

Winter Campfire Site at Elliott Tree Farm


When: Multiple Dates from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Mondays - Saturdays from November 16 - December 23

Where: Elliott Tree Farm - 28 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5V 0C6


Make a day of it! Relax and enjoy our farm trails with your own private picnic table and campfire. Bring your cooler and prepare lunch over the open grill.
Includes:


  • 6 trail passes
  • 6 person picnic tabl
  • eProvincial Park Style Campfire Pit and Poker
  • A small red tree toboggan
  • Free Parking
  • Access to an outdoor bathroom
  • Pack in and Pack out (please remove all garbage and recycling at the end of your visit)
  • 12 Day Campfire sites available. 
  • You must pre-reserve for this program on Eventbrite. 
  • Dogs welcome on a leash.

It is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Heritage Barn and parking to the day campsites. Please dress accordingly and wear proper footwear.

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