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5 things to do this weekend: Breakfast with Santa, One of a Kind Show & DJ Skate Night

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

Dec. 3-4, 2011

For Families: Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Casa Loma. Kids will be served pancakes, sausages and fruit before a personal visit with the man himself. Adults will be service an assortment of breakfast pastries and drinks. Families can also enjoy a castle’s holiday themed show at 10:30 a.m. Casa Loma. Dec. 4, 10, 11, 17-22. Breakfast with Santa starts at 8:30-9:30 a.m. Children $24.75. Adults $23.50. casaloma.org/Seasonal/

For Visitors: Shop for festive crafts at the One of a Kind Show. Watch a fashion show, take part in artistic holiday activities, browse through art galleries and much more. At the Exhibition Place’s Direct Energy Centre.  Dec. 3-4. 10 a.m. -9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. -6 p.m. on Sunday. Adults $12. Senior (65+) $7. Students (13-17) $7. http://www.oneofakindshow.com/toronto/

For Singles: The annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the Distillery Historic District. Enjoy musical performances, carollers, a ferris wheel, beer gardens, Santa Claus and his reindeers and more. Citytv’s Frank Ferragine will host the ceremony. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. www.torontochristmasmarket.com

For Charity: Join the Toronto Cat Rescue for a pet adopt-a-thon. Adoption fees are reduced to $100 for all kittens and cats, payable by cash only. New owners can have their pet’s picture taken with Santa from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All proceeds from the adopt-a-thon go to Toronto Cat Rescue. Pet Valu on Bloor St. W. Dec. 3 from 11 a.m – 5 p.m. http://torontocatrescue.ca/2011/12/01/saturday-christmas-adopt-a-thon-at-pet-valu/

For Kicks: Show off your moves at DJ Skate Night. Listen to DJs spinning everything from hip hop to reggae to experimental. An all-ages event. Featuring Promise. Habourfront Centre. Dec. 3. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/skateculture/djskating.cfm

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