Over the holidays, our troupe headed downtown to Second City, Toronto’s destination for improv and comedy, to see its family-friendly show The Naughty Listers on daily at 2 p.m. until Friday, January 1, 2016.

The one-hour show is filled with singing and lots of silliness from Santa and a couple of puppet elves, a cute reindeer and some of very naughty children.

It’s playful, funny and with ample ‘potty talk’ to keep the little kids interested and giggling. And there is definitely something special being able to order some snacks and drinks with the grown-ups.

imagePS – Second City isn’t just about entertainment, you can also get your kids acting out – in a good way. Check out their classes and camps for kids and teens.


Getting there: Driving, there is some paid street parking in the neighbourhood (and on Mercer St) for $4 per hour or some private garages (validate your tickets for $1 off.) On TTC, from St. Andrew’s Subway Station walk west along King St. and go south on John or Peter streets to Mercer. Or take the King or Queen St. cars and walk south along Peter street to Mercer.

Low-down: Suitable for all ages. Individual tickets are $14 plus tax — a family of four tickets are $45 plus tax. buy online or at box office. The show is 60 minutes – no intermission. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. for rush seating (ushers seat your group.)

In the hood: We went to Wvrst for lunch – homemade sausage/hot dogs and insanely delicious fries. Kid-friendly and a 10-minute walk from Second City. Lots of other restaurants along King St. For more exploring, the CN TowerRipley’s Aquarium of Canada and Canoe Landing Park are in walking distance south.