This video presents “Niagara Falls, Ontario – Festival Of Lights 2011”:

  • Some of the lights from Queen Victoria Park and surrounding area in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Here are some great holiday events in Ontario, Canada:

You're Invited: 2012 Holiday Events in Ontario, Canada

You’re Invited: 2012 Holiday Events in Ontario, Canada

Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatory Christmas Flower Shows

FREE: Donations to the Toronto Food Bank are welcome.

Presented by:
City of Toronto

Starts: December 2, 2012
Ends: January 7, 2013
Event Time(s): 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Extended hours to 7pm for “Conservatory by Candlelight” on:
Allan Gardens: December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Centennial Park: December 15, 16, 22, 23
Website: www.toronto.ca/parks/featured-parks/conservatories/
Email: parks@toronto.ca
Phone:416-392-7288 / 416-394-8543
Costs: Free
 

Get into the spirit of Christmas by attending the grand opening of the Victorian Christmas Flower Shows at Allan Gardens on Sun. Dec 2 and Centennial Park on Sun. Dec.9!

The conservatories will be adorned with boughs of holly, evergreen wreaths, poinsettias and other seasonal plants featuring festive topiaries made entirely of plants!

The opening day celebrations (12pm – 5pm) feature Victorian carolers, a visit from Father Christmas, horse & carriage rides in the park, children’s activities, hot cider and cookies.

Centennial Park Conservatory presents a special opening event on Sunday, December 9, from noon to 7 p.m., which will include Victorian carollers, hot cider, cookies, horse-and-carriage rides, and chestnuts roasting over an open fire. A family carol sing will take place at 4 p.m. This year’s show will feature a sleigh with a topiary reindeer.

Locations:
Allan Gardens: Carlton Street (between Jarvis and Sherbourne)
Tel: 416-392-7288

Centennial Park: 151 Elmcrest Road
Tel: 416-394-8543

Location:
Event takes place in multiple locations, please contact event organizers for more details.
Public Transit:
TTC Trip Planner
Fully accessible Public washrooms Free parking Paid parking Performance Kid-friendly National historic site

Ontario’s Festivals of Lights

  • Most events are FREE
  • The award-winning Winter Festival of Lights  in Niagara Falls continues its long tradition of holiday illumination of the falls
    • Until Jan. 31, 2013
  • Alexandria’s The Holiday Fantasy of Lights  features a family scavenger hunt, a visit from Santa and fireworks on New Year’s Eve
    • Until Jan. 5, 2013

Please click here to learn more about Festival of Light events in your community.

  • Some events are FREE

Also, for info to plan your winter Ontario getaway, please click here.

Toronto’s Outdoor Rink Program

  • Fifty-one outdoor artificial ice rinks were opened on November 30, 2012, for people to enjoy one of Canada’s great pastimes, skating in the great outdoors
  • Ice quality may vary according to the outside temperature and precipitation
  • Closures during the skating season are sometimes necessary due to unseasonably warm temperatures or following a heavy snowfall
  • Weather permitting, the outdoor rink program operates until February 24, with an extended season at a number of locations until March 10
  • Please remember to be safe as you enjoy your skate
    • All children under the age of six must wear a CSA-approved hockey helmet on the ice

    • Helmets are also mandatory for people of all ages participating in supervised shinny hockey and learn-to-skate programs

More information about Toronto’s outdoor artificial ice rinks, including a map of rink locations, schedules for each location, closures, learn-to-skate programs and helmet/equipment requirements, is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks/skating/outdoor-rinks.htm .

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.

Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

November 30, 2012

Holiday spirit alive at Allan Gardens and Centennial Park flower shows

Toronto is kicking off the holiday season with its annual Christmas flower shows at Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatories. The two flower shows are a tradition for many Torontonians and visitors.

The Christmas flower shows will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from December 2 to January 6, with extended hours for the opening events and for the candlelight dates specified below.

The Allan Gardens annual Christmas Flower Show opens at Allan Gardens Conservatory from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 2. The opening event will include Victorian carollers, hot cider, cookies, children’s activities and horse-and-carriage rides. Holiday topiary includes a Victorian parlour with a fireplace and Christmas tree. More information is available at 416-392-7288. Allan Gardens Conservatory is located at 19 Horticultural Ave. in downtown Toronto.

Centennial Park Conservatory presents a special opening event on Sunday, December 9 from noon to 7 p.m. This event will include Victorian carollers, hot cider, cookies, horse-and-carriage rides, and chestnuts roasting over an open fire. A family carol sing will take place at 4 p.m. This year’s show will feature a sleigh with a topiary reindeer. More information is available at 416-394-8543. Centennial Park Conservatory is located at 151 Elmcrest Rd.

The two Christmas flower shows will display many of the newest varieties of poinsettias among the approximately 40 varieties featured.

Both conservatories will extend their hours from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates so visitors can enjoy the floral displays by candlelight:
Allan Gardens – December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23
Centennial Park – December 15, 16, 22 and 23

Admission to both conservatories is free. Donations to the Toronto Food Bank are welcome.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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