From festive feasts, to SpongeBob, there are many reasons to visit and explore Old Town Toronto this December. Find gifts for everyone on your list in our shops and restaurants, and attend a very special Christmas at the Cathedral. This is where our great city began. This season, come be part of the magic in Old Town Toronto.
Cavalcade of Lights In Berczy Park
From now until mid February, enjoy our lights of the season in Berczy Park. Snap a selfie in front of the towering stack of gifts or share a kiss under the archway. Find our holiday lights bringing extra joy to Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St., E.
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Farm’r Holiday Food Specials and Festive Patio Photo Booth
Farm’r is ready for the holiday season with a festive food special PLUS photo opportunities and fun for kids.
Try our chicken plate with stuffing & cranberry gravy + choice of any 2 sides. We have decorated the place and decked-out a photo booth on the patio. We also have a kid’s treasure basket and other rotating seasonal specials all month. Come join us!
Farm’r Eatery & Catering, 140A The Esplanade, 416-901-8676.
Holiday Open House & Shopping Night Discount
Join us at Toronto’s First Post Office on December 5th from 4-7pm for a holiday get-together!
Enjoy some holiday nibbles and apple cider as we catch-up with one another and look forward to the year ahead. Take advantage of our extended hours to mail out your holiday correspondence and shop our gift shop for unique #madeincanada finds!
All gift shop purchases during the event will be 10% off, or 20% for Town of York Historical Society members with their membership card.
Everyone is welcome! Please pass along our invitation to your friends and family. The more, the merrier!
Toronto’s First Post Office / Town of York Historical Society, 260 Adelaide St. E, 416-865-1833.
The SpongeBob Musical
Set sail for ‘a sea of a joy’. The ‘relentlessly goofy and exuberant’ musical – Boston Globe.
The SpongeBob Musical: ONE WEEK ONLY: Dec 17-22.
Take your whole family on vacation this holiday season to Bikini Bottom. The Family Four-Pack is starting at $99 for 4 tickets!
Featuring a legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners and one of the world’s most beloved characters. Don’t miss the family-fun musical the New York Times is calling “BRILLIANT.”
Meridian Hall, 1 Front St. E., 416-368-6161.
A Cathedral Christmas & Crèches From Around the World Exhibit
Celebrate the season of Christmas with spectacular music and beautiful liturgy at St. James Cathedral.
Services offered Christmas Eve & Christmas Day:
Christmas Eve: Tuesday, December 24
4:00pm Festive Organ Recital
4:30pm A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols & Blessing of the Crèche
7:30pm Choral Eucharist & Procession to the Crèche
Christmas Day: Wednesday, December 25
8:00am Said Eucharist
9:00am Sung Eucharist
11:00am Procession & Choral Eucharist
Also be sure to check out our annual favourite – the Crèches From Around the World exhibit – on display in the Cathedral Centre (65 Church St.) Sundays-Thursdays. Visit stjamescathedral.ca/creche for details.
St. James Cathedral, 106 King St. E., 416-364-7865.
Poa Studio – A Little Piece of Paris
Poa Studio is a Toronto-based concept store, featuring two specially curated locations offering luxury spa services, personalized shopping and yoga.
Established in 2003, Poa is a warm and cozy nest in the downtown core. It is a hidden gem where you will discover Parisian clothing and accessories, hand-selected by the owner, exclusive to Poa Studio in Toronto.
The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood location, at 98 Church Street, offers both boutique shopping and an array of luxury spa services, including Registered Massage Therapy. The sister location, tucked away in a beautifully restored Victorian home in Cabbagetown, offers private shopping, special events and a yoga studio on the second floor which will quickly become your favourite winter hideout.
The original Poa Studio boutique, right in the heart of St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood, offers a unique array of Parisian fashions displayed meticulously in the window. The boutique is curated so beautifully, you will easily fall in love with everything you see. The Poa team is kind, helpful, patient and always happy to see you!
We invite you to come and experience a little taste of Paris in Toronto.
Poa Studio, 98 Church Street, 416-364-2761.
GIVE IT FORWARD
Feel the joy of meaningful giving! In gifts of care for hair and body, with pure flower and plant aromas, that give experiences of delight and are kind to the earth.
Aveda Institute Toronto, 125 King St. E., 647-892-1107.
Donate and enter to win with the Bank of Montreal Gift Drive
Bank of Montreal, King and Church Branch will be running a gift drive in support of United Way. – New Warm Weather Wear is in high demand this time of year. Drop off your donation at 101 King St. East and enter for a chance to win a $500 Gift Card!
Help us keep our community warm this holiday season!
For more information please contact Branch Manager, Antonia Ramos at 416-360-8430
Bank of Montreal, 101 King St. E., 416-360-8430.
We got you covered for Christmas!
Whether you’re looking for a space to hold your Office or Friends Christmas Party or you just need a Gift Idea for that Special Someone not to worry, we got you covered! We can accommodate any sized group from just a few to over 100. And when you buy your gift cards if you spend $100 or more we will give you your own Free Gift Card back up to 15%.
Hogtown Smoke, 55 Colborne St., 416-691-9009.
The Trip To Bountiful, January 17 – February 1, 2020
Eighty-year old Carrie Watts is hilarious and crafty, frail and unexpectedly tough.
Having spent her twilight years with her son and abusive wife, she plans her getaway to Bountiful, her increasingly idealized hometown. This multi – award winning story has won acclaim on Broadway, in film and as a TV Movie. It’ll break your heart and bring you to laughter.
By Horton Foote. Directed by Brenda Darling.
Wednesday January 22nd and Wednesday January 29th are artists and neighbourhood appreciation nights with 2-for-1 ticket deals!
Get your tickets at: https://www.alumnaetheatre.com/the-trip-to-bountiful.html
Or call 416-364-4170 ext. 1 (Please state your full name and phone number)
Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, 416-364-4170 ext. 1.
Raise a pint in support of St. Michael’s Mental Health and Addictions Service
Come visit Batch House at 75 Victoria Street during the month of December and help us support our community! Our ‘Karma Keg’ program is in full effect this month as $1 from every pint of Batch House pale ale will go to our friends at St. Michael’s Mental Health and Addictions Service.
Batch House, 75 Victoria St., 416-238-1484.
Holiday at Langton Salon
Come to Langton Salon before the holiday season and let us take care of your needs. We are exclusive retailers of Bumble & Bumble hair care, Yonka skin care and Eye Envy eyelash conditioning serum. Come in and check out some deals only available for this holiday season. They make great stocking stuffers.
Also we’d like to announce the additions to our Langton team, Mario- senior stylist and Jessie- junior stylist. Come in and meet them and welcome them to the neighbourhood. They are both well experienced and available during regular business hours.
Our holidays are as follows:
During Christmas week : Open December 23&24, 27&28, 30&31. Closed December 25-27 & 29. January 1-4. Back to business : Tuesday January 6th.
Please check out our website / FB & IG for the latest updates www.langtonsalon.com.
Langton Salon, 201 King St. E., 416 365-0481.
Save on your Next Interior Reno
Gift Certificate which entitles you to $10,000 off your next interiors project by italDESIGN valued over $50,000 (before HST).
Check out our website for some inspiration www.italDESIGN.ca
italDESIGN Group Ltd., 325 King St. E., 416-346-4922
Eat, Drink and Be Merry at The Omni King Edward Hotel
Celebrate the festive season at The Omni King Edward Hotel, with time honoured traditions like Nutcracker Afternoon Tea, Festive Sunday Brunches, Christmas Day Dinner and Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day Brunch.
The Omni King Edward Hotel, 37 King St. E., 416-863-9700.
Bend It Like Beckham
“Irresistible – a bold beautiful triumph!” – The Telegraph
Don’t miss the North American Premiere of Bend It Like Beckham, based on the 2002 smash-hit movie. The feel-good musical comedy is “a joyous hymn to Girl Power” – Evening Standard.
Get ready to bend the rules to reach your goals. Set in West London, the story follows two 18-year-old girls from different backgrounds who share an aptitude for soccer and pressure from their families to conform.
Coming this holiday season, December 7 – January 5 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E., 416-366-1656.
Summer in Europe
The earlier you book, the greater the perks! Talk to our team today to learn more.
Transat Travel, 56 Church St., 416-366-1961.