Christmas is the most awaited holiday period for almost all in the western world. Christmas is a fun-filled time in Canada just like the other parts of the world. December 25, is a national holiday that is observed as the birthday of Jesus and is celebrated in various ways – travel being the recent addition to the celebration’s list. People like to travel during the long holiday week. Almost whole world is decorated with lights and is in festive mood during Christmas night and the new year.
New York, Canada, and Europe are a few places that attract maximum tourists for the holiday season, and Christmas and new year is the most busiest travel time to these places. If you are planning an outing to Canada this season, here are some of the main attractions, must watch events and fun induced holiday celebration ideas for you.
How Christmas is Celebrated in Canada:
Christmas is a national holiday in Canada. On December 25, people hunk down at home with family and friends to feast together and exchange gifts. . Christmas Eve, December 24 is the final chance for people around to shop for the big day celebration. Boxing Day, December 26 is the biggest shopping day in Canada, when people hit the city malls and get benefit of the slashed prices.
Most of the cities in the country hold Santa Claus Parade since November spilling it over to the December. Vancouver and Toronto have bigger number of spectators for the parade. If it is not possible for you to visit these bigger cities, you can always witness local parades during this holiday season.
‘Must Watch’ in Canada during Christmas:
Skating rink in Nathan Philips Square is the most spectacular event of the Toronto city. The event is conducted in front of the City Hall. Right from late November to early January the outdoors of the rink square is decorated with huge Christmas tree and magnificent lights. Watching the lights and decorations is really stunning and sensational. You with your family can lace up, grab hot chocolate drink and enjoy the ice rink and the Christmas lights.
Some more squares including Yonge-Dundas Square, host different family Christmas events like plays to enact the Christmas history. Various shops in the city vie hard with the Christmas displays. Hudson Bat Christmas window and Eaton Center are two amongst the most popular shop decorations. At Eaton Center Swarovski Crystal Christmas tree is one-of-a kind’. The tree is decorated with 35′ in height and 20′ in width and is decorated with more than 20,000 glittering Swarovski crystals. It is a dazzling treat for the eyes.
One of the popular tradition in Toronto, Canada is fractured fairytale organized by grand Toronto theater. If you have interest inclined towards comedy, blended with music and a little of cross dressing, you must not miss this event. It can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
If you are crazy to watch dazzling lights, your travel to Canada can give you amazing returns. Lights are inevitable part of Christmas decorations all over the world and especially in Las Vegas and Canada. The cities across this country are lit up with spectacular Christmas lights. Every year the cities try to offer something more than what it offered the year before.
Niagara Falls hosts Winter Festival of lights every year during the fall season. This festival involves a striking display of around 3 million sparkling colorful lights and animated scenes. You can watch it for yourself that not just kids but you too get a kick after watching this delightful treat for eyes.
Niagara Parks Floral Show-House at greenhouse is just another should-not-miss attraction of the city. It is for free and is just close to the Horseshoe Falls.
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada and has the spectacular lights in common with other cities. Various places hold light shows and attract a lot of rush from the corners of the world. The most spectacular displays can be spotted at Gatineau, Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and The National Gallery.
Skiing in Gatineau Park can prove to be an authentic way to celebrate the holiday season in the country. If the music interests you, you can attend different art and music concerts, and keep humming the Christmas tunes.
Christmas has been a fun-filled holiday celebrated with family and friends and most recently traveling across the world to witness various spectacular events and celebrations. Canada is amongst the most popular travel destinations for the world. Some of the main attractions of the cities in the country are light shows, theater shows, skiing event, light decorations and so on. Hope you love visiting Canada this Christmas and have loads of cherishing memories. Happy Christmas to you!