We’re in the home stretch of the holiday season and things may feel a little frantic right now. But before we know it, all the parties will be over, the presents unwrapped and the festive dinners eaten. And the kids will still be home from school.
Fear not. Our Toronto writers have got you covered with these fun family outings for before and after the big day.
This holiday season, Janice will be taking her minis downtown to see the famous holiday windows at the Bay on Queen St. Then they’ll head over to Dineen Coffee Co. for some delicious hot chocolate and even better treats.
Since Alison spends half of her life at the rink with two enthusiastic young hockey players, you’ll find her pursuing a more cultured approach to the remainder of the holidays, taking in a performance of Young People’s Theatre’s ‘James and the Giant Peach.’
One of our food editor Jan’s favourite places to visit before Christmas is Springridge Farms in Milton. There is gingerbread cookie decorating and glass ornament painting, plus Santa Claus visits for the kids, a gift shop for original and inexpensive last-minute gifts, and a bakery filled with decadent seasonal treats. Good to know: Don’t wait until after Christmas for this outing. The farm closes for the winter on December 24.
When the holiday hustle is over, Brandie plans to head to High Park with her two boys for a good dose of nature. All you need is TTC fare—and maybe a Thermos full of hot chocolate—for this walk in the park. Hike around in search of winter birds and see what other wildlife you can spot around Grenadier Pond.
If you’re still in search of ways to keep the munchkins busy, we’ve got 7 Great Ways to Spend the Winter in Toronto at the ready. Enjoy.