Monday, November 11, 2019

Prepping for the Holidays

Snowfall in Toronto is expected on Monday, which is good because it means that Christmas is coming, but it is also bad because Toronto is not a ski hill and we really don't need all that white stuff.

But it is good because we do have some cool winter festivals to celebrate, like the Aurora Winter Festival and the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District. On the other hand there is the cold, so bitter, as the winds blow over the frozen waters of Lake Ontario. Well it is coming whether we like it or not so better make the best of it.

You can see the preparations for the holiday season starting to go up around town, like the metal trees at Commerce Court at King and Bay Streets. They are not your traditional evergreen Christmas trees, no these are leafless deciduous trees, shiny and full of lights. Glowing at the entrance on King Street and in the courtyard with the elephants. Hudson's Bay Holiday Window display was unveiled on November 14.

In the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Centre the 108 foot tall Christmas Tree remains behind a very tall curtain waiting for the November 14, 2019 unveiling. The giant deer have appeared and they seem calm as they wait for Santa to come to town. Santa's cabin is being finished in Trinity Square just outside the mall.
Eaton Centre
Behind curtain number one in the centre square. This year sponsored by Starbucks
All lit up for 2019

From the Centre's press release; "Tis the season to come together for holiday traditions! CF Toronto Eaton Centre will light its iconic 108-feet-tall Christmas tree on Thursday, November 14 marking the property's fourth annual Tree Lighting event and the unofficial kick off to Toronto's holiday season. Building off last year's momentous unveiling, this year's celebration features live music from an electric violinist, Dr. Draw and DJ 4KORNERS. CF Toronto Eaton Centre is pleased to welcome Canada's very own Grand Slam Champion, Bianca Andreescu, as the host of the event, leading thousands of holiday revelers in a countdown to light the tallest Christmas tree in the city. "Our goal at Cadillac Fairview is to create memorable and share-worthy holiday experiences for our community," said Sheila Jennings, General Manager, CF Toronto Eaton Centre. "This year, we're taking our tree lighting tradition to new heights, where we'll leverage the power of the community to come together and light the tree with new interactive elements. We can't wait to meet you there!"

At cityhall the live Christmas tree is in place and the stars and lights are being placed in time for the upcoming Calvalcade of Lights on November 30th.

So let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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