It’s finally here: December. If you haven’t experienced it already, schedules are booking up, Christmas decorations are everywhere, and the sales have begun! As our friends to the south immerse themselves in Black Friday sales, there are a number of Canadians who join them for the day after Thanksgiving extravaganza by making a day or weekend trip to Buffalo. Personally, I couldn’t imagine shopping non-stop with a little one in tow and will definitely be home this weekend enjoying the many events Toronto has to offer. Plus, if I really needed to shop, I don’t have to look far as many Canadian businesses have jumped on the bandwagon to entice the shoppers from jumping the border for the steal of the day. So if your staying in town as well, make sure you bring your beanies and your sunglasses too! The countdown to Christmas begins on Sunday. Have a great week.
One Of A Kind Show Direct Energy Centre Nov. 28 – Dec. 8
It’s Canada’s finest craft show, bringing innovative artists, craftspeople, and designers together to share their unique creations with the rest of the world!
Everything sold at the show is made by hand in North America by Canadian and/or American artisans.
Magic Of The Holidays Shops at Don Mills Nov. 28 – Dec. 14
Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Road at Lawrence Ave. East) with exciting activities for the whole family including visits with Santa and his reindeer during the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Pooch Pics with Santa, Train Rides, and Breakfast with Santa.
Natrel Rink Harbourfront Nov. 17 – Mar. 9
Harbourfront Centre’s Natrel® Rink is a popular skating destination in the heart of the city. Visitors can enjoy our artificially-cooled outdoor rink while skating to music and taking in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands.
Ramsay Talks features Kristine Barnett The Isabel Bader Theatre Dec. 2
Kristine Barnett is the author of The Spark, the memoir that stormed the publishing world this summer. Join her Monday as she launches a new early-evening RamsayTalks series – Big Issues: Fresh Views. It tackles the complex, difficult issues that don’t get aired as much as they deserve.
Cavalcade of Lights Nathan Phillips Square Nov. 30
More than 40,000 came out to celebrate the 46th annual Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square. The event celebrated the holiday season with the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree and live musical performances by Alyssa Reid, Sean Jones and Suzie McNeil followed by a spectacular fireworks display. The event culminated with a concert by Dragonette and a dance party on the iconic outdoor rink.