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Lighting up Roncesvalles for the Holidays

winter-reindeerShopping on Roncesvalles will be extra delightful this Saturday, as our shops are primped and prepped for the holiday season. Plan a leisurely stroll down the street on December 3rd, for lots of inspiration.

There will be carollers singing in the season along Roncy from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be lights in the windows, hot chocolate at the cafés, and good cheer in the bistros. Plus, an official Christmas Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. in front of the Roncesvalles United Church (RUC), while a choir sings.

If there isn’t actually snow on the ground or in the air, no worries, there are snowballs in the making. This year we’ve partnered with the Roncesvalles United Church (at Wright and Roncesvalles) for some Family Fun that will start at 3 p.m. Here’s what’s planned:

  • 3:30 – 3:50 pm – Music Hosted by Classical Music Conservatory
  • 3:50 – 4:00 pm –  “Reindeer Romp”: Hosted by Acting Out
  • 4:00 – 4:20 pm – Holiday storytelling: Hosted by RUC
  • 4:30 – 4:50 pm – Indoor snowball fight: Hosted by RUC
  •            4:55 pm – Everyone outside for official Christmas Tree lighting

Other activities: (3 pm – 4:30 pm)

  • Hot chocolate and cookies available.
  • Paper airplane making (and sailing them off the balcony): Hosted by Scooter Girl
  • Colouring Table: Hosted by the BIA
  • Tree Decoration Making: Hosted by The Artful Child, children’s creative art school

Lights, camera, action! Let the good times roll on Roncy as we enter the last month of the year. Let’s start to celebrate cherished traditions and make space in our lives for new ones.

We hope you will join us!

Embracing the spirit of the holidays

Roncy Sings in the Season

Poster for Roncy Sings in the Season As you stroll down Roncesvalles Avenue on December 5th, from 1 to 4 p.m., the street will resound with the joyful voices of local carollers.

This year, eight groups of carollers will take to the street. All five churches in Roncesvalles Village have agreed to contribute a choral group to sing Christmas Carols on Roncesvalles. The Polish Church will sing Polish carols and the Greek church will sing in Greek. We also have a French choral group that has stepped forward and a seniors choral group from Copernicus Lodge.

In addition, we’ll have Eskapade, a vocal ensemble from Etobicoke School of the Arts which has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in Canada and the USA.

Please take time just to enjoy the music!

Then look around you and just enjoy the magic of the street. You’ll notice lights and delights to be found in all of the shops, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and pubs.

At the heart of the street, you’ll find a community project to adorn with solar lights a couple of trees by the Roncesvalles United Church. Check it out. You too can Shine Your Light!