January is a depressing month. The holidays are over, the next holidays aren’t for a while and winter is just setting in. Luckily for you, we’ve got a list of the best events in the GTA this January.

TORUK: The First Flight (January 7-10)

Cirque du Soleil’s latest touring show is at the Air Canada Centre for four days this month and it’s not to be missed! Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, the performance takes place thousands of years before the events depicted in the film and brings you on an adventure unlike any other. Preview it here and purchase tickets here.

Canada’s Top 10 Film Festival (January 8-17)

We can’t think of a better way to escape the cold weather than movies. This January, you can check out the best in Canadian film at Canada’s Top 10 Film Festival running at TIFF Bell Lightbox for 10 days.

Each movie is just $10 so it’ cheap and affordable and cultural!

No Pants Subway Ride & Dance Party (January 10)

This is only for the bold, but this Sunday, you can hit up the Subway and ride it without pants! On January 10th hundred of Toronto residents will drop their pants, dance and move around the city on the TTC. If you don’t want to take your pants off, it’s still pretty hilarious to go check it out, just don’t be that guy.

Winterlicious (January 29-February 11)

With more than 200 restaurants available at your disposal, Winterlicious is one of the best ways to try some of the most reputable Toronto restaurants. On from January 29 to February 11 you can try a three-course fix prefix dinner at any of the selected Winterlicious restaurants. Whether this is your first time, or you’re looking to try a new or “out of your price range” restaurants Winterliscous is a must!

Toronto Design Offsite Festival (January 18-24)

From January 18 to 24 the Toronto Offsite Design Festival (TDOF) brings design out of the studios and workshops and out into the open for the city to enjoy. This year’s fest will bring over 80 exhibitions events across the city at over 60 venues. Venues can be anything from an exhibition displayed in a store window to a large scale installation in a gallery.

Interior Design Show (January 21-24)

With the New Year comes many improvement projects. To help get you started, we suggest checking out the Interior Design Show. Now in its 18th year, the Interior Design Show is one of the best places to discover international brands, fabulous designers and great inspiration.

Toronto Tea Festival (January 30-31)

Yummy, yummy, yummy! If you love Tea, you are in luck! All things that have to do with tea will be available at the Toronto Tea Festival. Going on from the 30th to the 31st at the Toronto Reference Library, festival goers will be able to sample hundreds of teas and shop for tea accessories. Also for your own cultural enrichment, there will be presentations covering various types of cultural tea ceremonies including Chinese and Korean ceremonies.