Toronto is having a more spirited holiday season than ever. The city is just buzzing with festive excitement as it celebrates the holidays and prepares to welcome the new decade.
Holiday shopping is one tradition which many Canadians enjoy and stores in Toronto have risen to the occasion of providing cheery Christmas music and incredible holiday gifts. The Eaton Centre has outdone itself with beautiful light displays and its usual enormous Christmas tree. It surely helps keep shoppers in that wonderful holiday spirit! Boxing Day sales are yet another thing holiday-time shoppers look out for. Boxing Day sales this year are everywhere. Many stores have even decided to extend their Boxing Day sales to all of Boxing Week!
Apart from shopping, the city finds itself packed with spirit in many other ways. First and foremost of these is music. The Toronto radio station, CHFI, has gotten into the holiday spirit to dedicating itself entirely to playing Christmas music. Listeners can hear everything from favourite classics to modern versions of their favourite songs! There are also carollers to be found throughout the city, spreading holiday cheer.
One part of the holidays which should never be forgotten is the food. Toronto’s bakeries have been successful in selling everything from gingerbread to candy cane-covered everything! Of course, for the very best of Toronto’s holiday food, the Toronto Christmas Market has it all. This is also an excellent place to do some more holiday shopping.
During this season of giving, many Torontonians have taken to donating to charities. Holiday Helpers is one of these organizations. They help low-income families enjoy the greatest Christmas experience that they can give. The Salvation Army also supports families in many ways during and outside of the holiday season.
At the heart of every city’s spirit is, of course, its citizens. Torontonians have proven to be the most spirited of them all! Many people can be spotted wearing the height of Christmas fashion: Santa hats. There are also festive murals of snowmen to be found painted on some city walls. Torontonians have taken part in several seasonal activities including skating everywhere from Nathan Phillips Square to Harbourfront Centre.
All the exciting events and goings-on in Toronto make for a perfect 2019-2020 holiday season.