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30 Things We Love About Toronto This December

1. The Four Seasons Centre's R. Fraser Elliott Hall

1 Appreciating the splendour of the horseshoe-shaped R. Fraser Elliott Hall at the Four Seasons Centre.

2 Tasting the finest Quebec fromages from Canoe’s cheese offering.

3 Admiring the ornaments on designer-decorated tannenbaums at the Gardiner Museum’s 12 Trees of Christmas exhibit.

4 Coming face-to-face with life-sized figures at the ROM’s The Warrior Emperor and China’s Terracotta Army exhibit.

5 Enjoying a hot-lather shave at Truefitt & Hill.

4. Terracotta warriors are on display at the Royal Ontario Museum

6 Ambling through peaceful Mount Pleasant Cemetery after a snowfall.

7 Reveling in close encounters with a five-metre-long dragon at the Ontario Science Centre’s Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids exhibi.

8 Enjoying seasonal carols at the St. Michael’s Choir School’s concert on December 10 and 11.

9 Dancing the night away at the opulent Dolce Social Ballroom, which features gold foil-wrapped columns.

10 Catching a hockey game at the Great One’s namesake sports bar, Wayne Gretzky’s.

14. Colourful Swatch watches

11 The first sip of Mayan hot chocolate from Soma, which blends chilies, ginger, cinnamon, orange peel and vanilla.

12 Bloor-Yorkville’s storefronts specially adorned for the holiday season.

13 Biting into a flaky, buttery croissant from Clafouti.

14 Giving the gift of time with a watch from Swatch’s Toronto Eaton Centre location.

15 Feeding animals at the Toronto Zoo on its Treats Walk.

19. Casa Loma

16 Perusing the beautiful selection of journals at The Paper Place.

17 Singing along at Kenny Rogers’ holiday show—it’s a gamble you can count on.

18 Making new friends at the wooden communal table at Dark Horse Espresso Bar.

19 Taking in the majestic and commanding Christmas tree at historic Casa Loma.

20 Adding bling with a shimmery cocktail ring from Banana Republic.

20. Banana Republic offers bling

21 Reminiscing with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future—and Scrooge, too—in A Christmas Carol.

22 Tucking into an authentic subcontinental breakfast of masala omelette at Jaipur Grille.

23 The well-curated selection of professional titles at Books for Business.

24 Discovering what’s so hush-hush at the opening of the Victoria’s Secret location at the Toronto Eaton Centre.

25 Biting into airy doughnut holes with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces from Kultura.

24. Victoria's Secret at the Eaton Centre

26 Exploring the tomes at the kid-friendly “booktique” at Advice from a Caterpillar.

27 The ever-glowing sign at Honest Ed’s bargain emporium lighting up the corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets.

28 The elaborate, visually appealing wrought-iron window screens at George.

29 Posing with the NHL’s most coveted prize, the Stanley Cup, at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

30 Toasting in 2011 with a glass of bubbly from the highest perch in the city, 360 the Restaurant at the CN Tower.

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