What are you plans this weekend? As for me, I think anything I do outdoors will involve warm clothing because the weather is getting colder. And while I won’t be attending this year, I will be thinking of all the parents and their kids who will be bundling up to go downtown this Sunday and attend the Santa Claus parade! It has been on hold due to the pandemic, but now it’s back! Yay!
I love the Santa Claus parade. When I was a kid, I always wished I could attend. In my 20s I remember seeing it in person for the first time and being a little kid again as the floats and bands went by. And then I got to take my own kids. Some of my best parenting memories are with them at the event. It’s one of those things that makes Toronto great.
(I also use the Santa Claus parade as a reminder than Christmas is coming soon and it’s time to get planning! Perhaps this will be a good reminder to you.)
If you are thinking of going, here’s the official site for the parade. (Map above is from the site.) Have fun!
P.S. Here’s some tips I found to having a success Santa Claus parade:
When I would take my kids, we would go stand to Bloor and Avenue Road. There is lots of space around that area, so there’s a chance you can see the parade. As well, it is near two subway stops (Museum and Bay), which makes it easy to get to and easy to leave if you take transit. Finally, the parade has to turn there which gives you lots of ways to enjoy the view.
Instead of hoping right on the subway, I would find a place to get a coffee / hot chocolate. (There used to be lots of Starbucks and other coffee shops all around Bloor and Cumberland.) My kids loved this ritual, as did I. Just as good too was the fact that it was easier to get on the subway after your drinks since the crowds had dissipated by then.
If it is going to be cold, bring hot pockets or things to warm you up. You might be ok when you first get there, but after standing around for hours, you will get very cold. Be prepared.
Here are the Tenors performing White Christmas:
Regardless of whether your Christmas is white or not, like them, I hope that your days are merry and bright.
The holiday season is upon us! If you need help, The Washington Post has your back with these tips for decorating — and staying organized — for the holidays.
Included are such classics as:
- How to stay organized
- How to pick a tree
- How to do your lights
And more. Don’t fret. You can do it. It’s not too late. Grab a piece of paper and a candy cane and get working on planning, and more importantly ENJOYING, the holidays. Cheers!
Are here: Best Gifts from West Elm for $50 or Less | Apartment Therapy.
Even if you can’t get them from West Elm, try and use the ideas and get your last minute items crossed off your list.
(Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash)
It’s that time of the year. And if you haven’t gotten a tree yet — either from a field or from the attic — you might be asking yourself: what is the most environmentally friendly option? Well, the folks at the New York Times asked themselves that too and wrote about it, here.
I am a big fan of real trees and will continue to get them. But read the article and judge for yourself.
(Photo by Danny Castaneda on Unsplash)
Years ago (2011, 2012) I used to post music links every Friday night (as well as other days and nights). On December, I would focus on Christmas music. These are some of my favourites.
Enjoy! And joy to the world….
Then you need this article in the New York Times:
It has a wide range of gift ideas but more importantly, it will help you better think about what to get someone.
Don’t panic, you still have time!
I can’t vouch for everything on this list, but over the years I’ve acquired a three of the items on it and they are all good:
- Grado headphones
- Tivoli radios
- Sonos One speakers
Some are even on sale!
For more details, go here: Gift Ideas Under $200 | Bay Bloor Radio Toronto | Bay Bloor Radio Toronto Canada
December 11, 2019 in ideas, new!
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