The holiday season in Toronto is all about fun, festivities, shopping and revelry. It’s the build up to the new year, a time to cut yourself some slack, have some fun and re-charge those batteries.
There is plenty you can do in Toronto without having to break the bank. To start with visit Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District, which is the Distillery District’s annual holiday street market. It embraces just about every festive theme on the list. The European-inspired extravaganza is a festive browser’s delight with local vendors and craftspeople, food stalls galore, family-friendly entertainment including a Ferris wheel, beer gardens and, of course, Santa and his reindeer. Holiday cheer greets you wherever your feet take you, but your cheer budget will go a bit further on weekdays, when admission in free. Tickets for weekend dates cost $5 and can be purchased in advance.
Shop at Eaton Centre. Toronto’s most visited tourist attraction truly gets festive and there’s nowhere better to check off shopping lists while admiring glittery decorations. If you want to parlay a shopping spree with a St. Nick sighting, you’re in luck, you can purchase tickets to Santa’s Log Cabin.
Skate at Natrel Rink at Harbourfront Centre. The completion of the Queen’s Quay revitalization project makes this scenic lakefront skating venue even more enticing. Skates and helmets are available to rent, here’s a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms, a rink-side restaurant Boxcar Social, and last but not least, admission is always free.
And if you want to simply stroll down some city streets, window shop, indulge in some serious people watching then go down Yonge Street, the Yonge-Dundas Square area is always a hive of activity.
Or sit in a streetcar and see the city in slow motion. – CINEWS