At Church’s, we love Christmas with the family almost as much as we love fried chicken! If you’re looking for ways to spend some quality time with the family this festive season, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our favourite festive season events to share with the family.
Events We Love Almost as Much as Fried Chicken:
- Cavalcade of Lights (30 November)
The festive season truly starts here as Toronto’s most famous Christmas tree is lit in Nathan Phillips Square. This magical evening will be celebrated with live performances, the traditional illuminated skating rink and a stunning firework display to conclude the festivities.
- Toronto Christmas Market (14 November to 22 December)
Set in the picturesque Distillery District, the Toronto Christmas Market is a must-visit for families. The Distillery District boasts an extensive display of Victorian Industrial Architecture and brings together local crafters, foodies and artists. The old-time charm of this area adds to the magic of Christmas with this market. Come shop for Christmas gifts while indulging in the beautiful atmosphere and superb food on offer.
- Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade (7 December)\
The 29th Annual Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade is one of the largest community parades in Canada, and ends at Samuel Smith Park where Santa takes to the ice-rink skating with you! You can look forward to marching bands, festive floats and of course, many, many Santas!
- The Toronto Zoo’s Annual Christmas Treats Walk (26 December to mid-January 2020)
Join in the fun with a walk through the zoo as the Toronto Zoo animals get to enjoy their Christmas treats. From colourful frozen fish popsicles for the polar bears to delicious meaty steaks for the Arctic foxes, all the animals get to enjoy Christmas! This event forms part of the annual 12 Days of Enrichment brought to you by the zoo’s Behavioural Husbandry Program and admission is charged at half-price during the event with proceeds going to the Endangered Species Reserve Fund. Bring the whole family as well as a donation of non-perishable food items for the food bank as you adventure through walking trails, all kinds of animal exhibits and get a closer look at the natural habitat of the diverse animals that call the zoo home.
- The Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents Home Alone in Concert (6 and 7 December)
Together with the Resonance Youth Choir, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra will be performing along with the seasonal classic, Home Alone at Roy Thomson Hall. Bring the family for some popcorn and festive film fun together with a beautiful presentation by the talented performers.
If all the festivities have you hankering for some delicious fried chicken, head on to your nearest Church’s Chicken for delicious, farm-fresh chicken.