I can’t believe it happened, especially since I made sure to cover it in my previous post. Here’s to hoping you took my advice and visited the award winning Santa at Sherway Gardens or at the very least, booked an appointment. Why you ask? Well, because I wanted to bring our Mommy group to get a great shot of the babies with Santa, together. Much to my surprise though, Mr. Claus is booked for the remainder of the season. What?! Seriously? It’s barely the first week of December. But it seems his reputation precedes him and we simply didn’t make the cut this year. Wish I had known how competitive it is out there…where’s the spirit? Santa has to work I know, but we Moms are trying to start some traditions here. Lucky for us there are tons of other options, regardless whether they won any awards for it or not. Santa is Santa, so long as he’s sober and a jolly old fat man, we are good to go!
Ho Ho Haute Bayview Village Nov. 30 through Dec. 24
This holiday season, all children are encouraged to join their all-time favourite holiday character for story time and a sing-a-long, plus to enjoy delicious cookies, courtesy of Origin North, with Claudio Aprile and his little helper and special guest!
One of a Kind Show Nov. 28 through Dec. 8 Direct Energy Building
I know this was mentioned last week, but too many of my mommy friends absolutely loved this show and couldn’t stop talking about it this week. So if you missed your chance, you have 2 more days before it’s gone until next week. The name says it all!
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 Shops at Don Mills
Have you ever had the chance to eat with Santa Claus? Well come on down to Jack Astor’s and enjoy breakfast with old St. Nick and his helpers to celebrate the holiday season with a delicious breakfast at Jack Astor’s at Shops at Don Mills.
Uncle Neil and Friends Annual Toy Mountain Show Dec. 8 2-4 pm The Birchmount
Bring a toy and come join us Sunday December 8th at The Birchmount and help us build a mountain of toys! Bring the kids by for free face painting, cookie decorating, arts and crafts, a visit from Santa and more. All while rocking out with the Toy Mountain house band.
This link gives you a great roundup of local farms composed by Toronto.com Most of these farms are open from late November onwards and are a short drive from the city. It could be a new tradition for your family, or simply a nice outing, either case you will leave with the freshest tree available. Of course, there are trees at your local IKEA or grocery store, but for the freshest, head to a farm.