The Church of the Holy Trinity
by Steve Harris
Enjoy the real holiday atmosphere at the best Christmas events! Where you can find them in Toronto to soak up by the true Christmas spirit?
The Christmas Story, hosted by the Church of the Holy Trinity, is one of the oldest holiday traditions in Toronto. Almost 100 volunteers will participate in the performance, including little babies playing baby Jesus. Even princesses Elizabeth and Margaret saw the show as little girls while touring Canada with their parents.
December 9th to December 24th, Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square
A Christmas Special!
Classic Christmas songs will fill the house, as the Toronto All-Star Big Band are about to perform their traditional Christmas show, taking the audience back to the Swing Era during the holiday season. Don’t forget to take your grandparents along to offer them old-fashioned an revue, reminiscent of their youth. It may be clever to get the tickets in advance, as the demand runs high.
December 10th, Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front Street East
Christmas Caravan & Food Drive
This event is a holiday caravan consisting of a police sound vehicle, a fire engine, and a truck together with Santa and elves and many local volunteers who set off for a journey all around the Markland Wood to collect clothing, food, and monetary donations for charity. Come to see the caravan and show a little holiday spirit by proving your generosity.
December 18th, Markland Wood
Christmas shopping by Sookie
What could be a better place to celebrate the romance and the magic of Christmas than in the picturesque Distillery District with its European-Christmas-market-inspired traditional holiday market? A charming showcase of local crafts and delicious mulled wine together with carol singing will certainly get you into the holiday mood. In addition to that, Rudolph’s Reindeer Zoo cannot be missed!
December 2nd to December 18th, Distillery District
Explore Christmas in the Victorian era! The beautifully decorated Black Creek Pioneer village invites Torontonians to experience the magic of the holiday festivities bathed in the glow of lamplights. Sip your warm cider and dance at a true, old-fashioned holiday ball or even get a Victorian Christmas dinner menu!
December 10th, 17th, & 18th, Black Creek Pioneer Village, 1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Toronto Zoo’s Annual Christmas Treats Walk
On Boxing Day, join the zookeepers on their annual walk around the Zoo, distributing seasonal treats to the animals. Watching the Polar Bears being surprised by their tasty Christmas gifts is a wonderful holiday experience. Visitors will also enjoy half-price admission all day and may donate non-perishable food for the food bank.
December 26th, Toronto Zoo