7 Activities for Students Spending their Christmas Holiday in Toronto
Christmas is just around the corner and if you are fortunate enough to spend it in Toronto, expect to have loads of fun. In fact, many students prefer to spend their time in the GTA due to the numerous activities available for them to enjoy. Let’s look at 7 things you should definitely try out this holiday season.
Attend the Toronto Christmas Market
Set to take place starting November 16, the annual street market in Toronto is a special place for all ages to shop, get entertained and stroll back in time. You’ll find local vendors, food stalls as well as family-friendly entertainment. Go on weekdays to save on the entry fee which is usually charged at $6 per person on weekends.
Ice skating at the Harbourfront Center
If you love skating, you’ll certainly enjoy your time at the Harbourfront Center. The scenic venue and beautifully designed project have attracted students from all over Toronto. Admission is always free. There’s also a restaurant to grab a bite when you’re done skating.
Watch a show at the National Ballet
Every year, the National Ballet stages a show dubbed the Nutcracker. This is a classic story that is usually staged on Christmas Eve. The perfect way to spend your time with a loved one especially during Christmas Eve.
Go Christmas shopping
For those days when all you want to do is shopping, visit one of the biggest shopping shows of the year in Toronto. This show features more than 800 artisans who specialize in a wide range of ceramics, jewelry, furniture, clothing, and accessories. You can shop at different art galleries as well as indulge in a Christmas fashion show among other holiday activities.
The Santa Claus Parade
Take part in one of the oldest traditions in Toronto for more than 10 decades. Set to take place on this holiday, the parade features a wealth of holiday activities you’re likely to enjoy. From different themed floats to celebrity clowns and thousands of volunteers, it’s going to be big this year. This is probably the most fun way to catch a glimpse of Santa this holiday season.
Attend Yorkminster Park Baptist Church
If you feel like singing along to the Christmas carols, the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church is the place to be. The church usually has a sing-along performance where they cover traditional Christmas songs and music. The renowned Toronto Mendelssohn choir will join with the Canadian Staff Band.
There are lots of amazing ski resorts around the GTA where you can enjoy skiing this Christmas. Earl Bales Park and Centennial Park are among the best ski hills in Toronto. There you can get programs to help develop your skiing skills. If you would like to escape the city, visit the Horseshoe Resort which is situated in the heart of Barrie. You can even decide to stay in their hotel, enjoy dining and a spa treatment after skiing. Alternatively, make your way to Ski Dagmar which is one of the most prominent ski hills in GTA.
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