12/19/2014 16:03 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST

What's On: Marking the winter solstice and more

The Shortest Day

This three celebrations brings some of the best Canadian shorts to a venue near you -- cinema theatres, cultural centres and libraries. The movies are divided into three themes, Family, Kids and Comedy. For more information, check out The Shortest Day website.


Dec 20 and Dec 21, Royal Cinema

This modern take on A Christmas Carol starring Bill Murray is a classic now. For more information, check out the Royal Cinema website. The movie also airs on CBC on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. EST, 8:30 p.m. NST.

Potted Potter

Dec 17 to Jan 11, Panasonic Theatre

Seven Harry Potter condensed into 70 minutes?! It can be done, but totally tongue-in-cheek. The best part of the show may well be the quidditch match that requires audience participation while being heckled by the actors. For more information, check out the Mirvish website.


Dec 18 to Dec 21 Campbell House Museum

Two women actors re-enact the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice, enacting all the characters from the book. All this done while moving through the historic site. For more information, check out creators Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg's website.

The Bonspiel! Cabaret

Dec 21, No One Writes to the Colonel (College and Bathurst)

There's something about ugly Christmas sweaters this seasons — they are popping up everywhere. And it's the theme for the Second Annual Ugly Sweater Party. For more information, check out the The Bonspiel! Cabaret website.

Toronto Christmas Market

Until Dec 21 Distillery District

Filled with cobblestone alleys, the Distillery are the perfect venue to recreate a European style Christmas Market in Toronto. For more information, check out the Toronto Christmas Market website.

Dr. Seuss Exhibition

Until Dec 24 Liss Gallery It's never really a complete Christmas without the Grinch. You can see him and other Dr. Seuss creations at this exhibition. For more information, check out the Liss Gallery website.

In Concert: The Good Lovelies

Dec 20 and Dec 21, Harbourfront Centre

The Good Lovelies present a Christmas concert. For more information, check out the Harbourfront Centre website.