Have you seen Santa Claus yet? You can beat the lines and get a headstart on the season to capture that classic photo with your little one on Santa’s lap at any nearby mall. My favourite for their setup and quality of Mr. Claus himself? However, it’s worth the trip to Sherway Gardens as their design is award winning and the best backdrop this year in my opinion. If you’d like to explore outside the mall confines, checkout the list below for some great ideas with a Christmas flair. Enjoy the weekend and stay warm as it’s set to be a VERY cold one.
Seasons Christmas Show Nov. 20 through 24
The Seasons Christmas Show returns to celebrate its eighth year of making spirits bright! Consumers can expect to see all the show favourites as well as some amazing new additions! More than 200 exhibitors featuring everything for Holiday decorating, entertaining, and gifting. Visitors will enjoy this truly unique Christmas shopping experience. The Seasons Christmas Show is a magical event not to be missed! It also features free parking, free re-admission, free parcel check, and free carry-out service.
Kidzfest at Yonge Dundas Square Nov. 23 11:00 to 5:00
Square for a day of free family-friendly fun! Presented by the Downtown Yonge BIA, Kidzfest allows children of all ages to enjoy the heart of the city with stage entertainment, rides, activities, and more! The full-day event will feature appearances by My Little Pony, The WotWots, Chuck the Dump Truck, Rapunzel, and Santa! Creativity will flow at the crafts area and Play-Doh Play Centre. This event is part of Downtown Yonge’s Winter Magic Festival.
12 Trees of Christmas at Gardiner Museum Nov. 23 through Dec. 15
For the past 25 years, the 12 Trees of Christmas has been a favourite Toronto Holiday tradition. Designed by the city’s top designers, the trees dazzle hundreds of families at the Gardiner before they are delivered to various charities in the community, spreading the spirit of giving throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Christmas in the Park at Colborne Lodge Nov. 23 through Jan. 5
Discover the magic of Christmas in the Winter wonderland surroundings of High Park and enjoy a tour of Colborne Lodge, the picturesque home of the founders of High Park, which is decorated for a Victorian Christmas. You will discover festive traditions, decorations, and foods enjoyed during the 19th-century in Toronto. Toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special Holiday treats.
Let It Snow Nov. 23 & 24
Kick off the holiday season at our mini market, show and sell with local artists and artisans. A unique gift buying experience that offers artistic works: photographic art pieces, jewelry and decor. Come by and browse, come have a hot cider and say hello to the new crew at the annex art centre!