As our regular series continues, we look at events happening in the city for all ages and interests.

Nov. 16-18, 2012

For families: If you don’t want to battle the crowds at the Santa Claus Parade, check out the 46th annual Cavalcade of Lights. Breakfast Television’s Kevin Frankish will host the fireworks, live music and, of course, the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. New this year: get your picture taken with the Grey Cup. Nathan Phillips Square. 100 Queen St. W. Saturday. 7 p.m. Free.

For visitors: Just because the NHL is on hiatus doesn’t mean Toronto is hurting for professional sports. Tennis stars Andy Roddick, Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanksa and homegrow-talent Milos Raonic will battle it out at an exhibition match. Air Canada Centre. 40 Bay St. Friday. 7 p.m. $10-$215.

For singles: Find your skates and a willing partner as the Harbourfront outdoor skating rink opens for the first time on Saturday. Stumble across the ice and take in views of Lake Ontario.  Harbourfront Centre. 235 Queens Quay W. 10 a.m. -10 p.m. Free.

For charity: Brownies and Toronto police are working together to collect warm clothes for the city’s homeless. Donations of new – or used but usable – hats, mitts, scarves, gloves, socks and hoodies are appreciated. 11 Division Station. 2054 Davenport Rd. Friday. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. , plus other dates and times.

For kicks: Toronto is going to the dogs as the Direct Energy Centre plays host to Winter Woofstock. Show off you pooch, shop for toys and treats and meet other pet owners at the two-day event. Direct Energy Centre. 100 Princes’ Blvd.  Saturday & Sunday. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  $10/$5 seniors (60 plus).

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