Getting Into The Christmas Mood In Canada (Without Snow)

Global warming is ruining Christmas, there's no denying it. I have fond childhood memories of giant flakes falling from the sky onto a snow covered paradise... And now, it's predicted to be 12 degrees in the Toronto area on the 25th.

But will I let global warming ruin my favourite holiday of the year? Nein!

I have donned my Christmas sweater, and am ready to welcome Christmas, snow or not!

This Is How To Get Into The Christmas Mood In Canada Without Snow!

1. Skate at Nathan Phillips Square outdoor rink in Toronto

This popular rink is always frozen in winter, regardless of the actual weather. Skating is free, the rink is open from 9 AM - 10 PM daily, and skate rental is available if needed.


2. Visit the Toronto Christmas Market (TCM)

Everybody in the city is buzzing about the new, German-style Christmas market in the Distillery District of Toronto! TCM offers photo ops with Santa, gifts, and lots of food and drink all from little cheery huts along the market pathways. 

Warning: The TCM is officially a couples paradise, and as such, you will meet many PDA enthusiasts getting cozy under the mistletoe. Might be best to avoid and save for next year if recently single.


3. View the Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls has decked out the roadway beside the falls with a wide variety of light displays and scenes. Not to mention, the falls themselves are all lit up at night! It's well worth a drive by, staying cozy inside, while enjoying the view!


4. Hit the hills!

Great thing about ski hills? They make snow even if mother nature doesn't. Obviously, not prime conditions, but visiting the ski hill might be your only chance to have a white Christmas. 



5. Grab a drink at a small town pub

Canada has a soft spot for English/Irish pubs, and they're always decorated for the season. A few pints deep, you won't notice if the colour of the ground outside is green or white. The Ivy Arms in Milton, Ontario always has my heart!


Where will you be this winter? Will you be having a white Christmas?