Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Best Events in Toronto THIS Christmas!

By: Lisa Ng

Getting excited for the holidays? 

Here's my round-up of the best events coming up around Christmas and happening in Toronto. Mark your calendars for the BEST holidays ever!

The Nutcracker - This holiday classic by The National Ballet of Canada returns on December 12th, 2015 at The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Check out the time Wendy and I made a cameo appearance as Canon Dolls in The Nutcracker!

The Toronto Zoo - Hate the crowds on Boxing Day? Enjoy 50% off admission all day on December 26th. Check out the extensive Keeper Talk Program that offers a fun holiday theme and delightful seasonal treats for the Zoo's animals. 

CN Tower - Heading into the city for a shopping day? Treat your out-of-town guests to a prix-fixe lunch at the top of the CN Tower from $55. The 360 Restaurant revolves and offers incredible views of the city and you get to bypass the lines + the usual $20 admission fee to the top.

Yonge & Dundas Square - Will be hosting their first annual Toronto Christmas Festival! The 10 day party will include live music, shopping, sleigh rides with Santa Claus, laser light shows and more! 

Go Skating - There are so many fantastic places to go skating in Toronto! In fact, we've rounded-up a list of our favourite places to go skating in the city.

The Cavalcade of LightsThe event features the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, live music, a fireworks presentation and a DJ skating party at Nathan Phillips Square. This free event is a 49-year-old holiday tradition in Toronto and will return on Saturday, November 28, 2015. 

The Santa Claus Parade - This Toronto tradition has been running since 1905! Fantastic animated floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street West in the company of two dozen marching bands and a couple of thousand costumed participants, cheered along by excited kids. The parade will take place on Sunday, November 15, 2015. 

What are you looking forward to this Christmas in Toronto?

Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women. You can follow her online @helloLisaNg + on Instagram @ThisBeautifulDay.

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