Top 5 Toronto Holiday Spots – If you are all about Holiday lights, Christmas music and decorations as we just started the most festive month of the year, here are five spots where you can get your “Holiday spirit” fix this week in Toronto.
- Union Station
To celebrate the Holiday season, Union Station is bringing transit-goers back to the 1920’s by creating a Victorian-inspired street scene featuring a custom built General Store. While waiting for your transit, you can get your picture taken by a massive (10ft) custom Nutcracker while walking through the Victorian-inspired streets. In addition, visitors will be able to enjoy a festive cocktail while they pick up those last minute gifts from the latest retail openings including:
- Danish Pastry House
- Pilot Coffee
- CXBO Chocolates
- Peace Collective
- Naked Beauty Bar
- Amano Pasta
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
The Ritz-Carlton “Express” has arrived. A life-sized chocolate train is now installed in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Toronto. Everyone who is in for the ride can climb inside to experience one of the city’s largest holiday displays. Made with 700 pounds of chocolate, the life-size locomotive stands tall at 12x5x8 feet and comes complete with its own ‘steam’.
It also features a complimentary candy station inside the car. The “chocolate locomotive” isn’t the only thing the luxury downtown hotel has planned this festive season. Inspired by the beloved holiday classic, Nutcracker Tea returns to DEQ Lounge every weekend in December. Featuring themed décor and a delectable assortment of goodies, kids can enjoy a choice of hot chocolate, while adults can savour sparkling wine and a selection of handcrafted teas.
Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square is a well-known hub for holiday celebrations. There you’ll find free entertainment every weekend during the month of December, Christmas decorations and light displays in addition to the tallest Christmas tree in the city. This intersection is also one of the best shopping spot in Toronto; so while you get in the Holiday spirit, why not take care of a few Christmas gifts at the same time?
It’s Winter Wonderland at Toronto’s majestic castle. Every Wednesday nights throughout the month of December, be amazed by the designer-Christmas tree displays (there are 10 of them!) and the stunning winter lights in the Casa Loma gardens. In addition, families can enjoy live entertainment by magicians and illusionists or visit Santa’s workshop, enjoy s’mores and hot cocoa in an enchanting decor.
Nathan Phillips Square
With its iconic Toronto sign as a backdrop and its illuminated and festive skating ring, Nathan Phillips Square is the perfect place to go to get in the Holiday spirit. The square is also home to the stunning Cavalcade of Lights display, and Toronto’s “official” Christmas tree. You can visit their website to plan your “fair in the square”: http://fairinthesquare.ca/
… And of course, there’s The Christmas Market. You can also read our latest blog post “5 things to do at Toronto Christmas Market” to learn more about one of Toronto’s most visited attractions.
by Catherine Maisonneuve – email@example.com