With a wealth of wintery activities, a visit to Toronto will surely kindle your festive spirit. You can now fly twice a week from Glasgow with Air Transat!
Toronto Christmas market (Nov 14 – Dec 22)
Held in the enchanting Distillery Historic District, Toronto’s Christmas market features neat rows of chalets with lights strung along the eaves to reflect a warm glow. With local craftspeople and artisanal food producers dominating the scene, this is the perfect place to find unique gifts.
A 10-minute ferry ride from Downtown Toronto, this chain of 15 islands promises a peaceful escape from the city centre. The snow-covered landscapes attract locals and visitors to come and snowshoe, cross-country ski, ice skate or even play an impromptu ice hockey game. The idyllic frozen lagoons also make for some of the best-looking photos you will ever take.
Winston Churchill Park & Casa Loma
Grab a toboggan and enjoy more outdoor frosty fun at Winston Churchill Park as you ride down the steep hills. After working up a sweat, walk 10 minutes south to Casa Loma. This stately mansion with stunning light displays and magic shows every December, was the filming location of many blockbusters including X-Men, The Tuxedo and Warehouse 13, to name but a few.
Pub crawl near St Lawrence Market
What better way to keep the winter chills at bay than with a pub crawl? Let St Lawrence Market be your starting point, before ticking off Bier Markt (with over 150 beers to choose from), followed by C'est What? (a craft beer and whiskey bar) and Betty's (a classic drinking den).
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
The best way to explore the last operating double-decker theatre in the world is to join a 90-minute guided tour (every Monday and Saturday). The story about its restoration effort on the magnificent floral ceiling is truly fascinating. If you have time, stay behind for a show.
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