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5 things to do this weekend: Cavalcade of Lights, Whole Life Expo & Kidzfest

CityNews | posted Saturday, Nov 29th, 2014

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As our regular CityNews.ca series continues, we look at events happening in Toronto for a variety of ages and interests.

Nov. 28-30, 2014

Kidzfest: A full day of family fun, including face painting, crafts and games inside the Candy Playland. Expect a few special guest appearances, including the Octonauts, Peter Pan and the Frozen Ice Queen and Princess. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yonge-Dundas Square. Free. wintermagic.ca

Cavalcade of Lights: ‘Tis the season to celebrate. Toronto’s official Christmas tree will light up the night, along with a brilliant fireworks show and musical performances led by Kardinal Offishall and Maestro Fresh Wes. Bring your own skates or rent a pair and take to the ice at Nathan Phillips Square. Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. Free. toronto.ca

Toronto Christmas Market: Shop ’til you drop – or at least until you’ve got a gift for everyone on your list. The annual market opens this weekend, featuring hundreds of handcrafted items. A full roster of musicians, carolers and choirs will help put you in the holiday mood. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Distillery District.torontochristmasmarket.com

Whole Life Expo 2014: Get eco-friendly at Canada’s largest showcase of natural health and green living products. More than 300 exhibitors will showcase the best in body care and organic eating. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Weekend lecture pass: $15, Weekend exhibit pass: $10.wholelifeexpo.ca

Toronto Fair Trade Show: From organic fair trade wine from Chile to honey from Zambia, you’ll find it all at Canada’s first annual fair trade show. Visit vendors from developing countries around the world or take in a live performance or documentary screening. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gladstone Hotel. Free.thefairtradeshow.com

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