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Three words: “Let it snow.” Whether its artistic, adventuresome, culinary, sporty and stylish options are abound-both indoors and out.

The Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breathtaking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays.

Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Visit our Niagara Wine Region Destination Guide and speak with our Concierge Team to arrange a unique experience to one of the region’s award-winning wineries.

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For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, celebrating one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine.

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Innovation, style and power continue to rule at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, with over 600,000 square feet of dazzling displays, big prize giveaways and engaging exhibits.

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Visitors will be taken on a new visual journey and cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire. The Festival will transform the picturesque historic neighbourhood into one of the largest open-air galleries in North America, lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists.

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Tall buildings overlook an ice-skating rink at night

Take a stroll to Nathan Phillips Square to see the 15-metre tall evergreen tree with 700 ornaments and over 3.8 kilometres of lights. Enjoy a magical skating experience under the beautiful lights hung over the ice rink.

Don’t miss Toronto’s flagship Hudson’s Bay Company store in the Eaton’s Centre at the corner of Yonge Street and Queen Street for a taste of nostalgia. The superbly crafted holiday windows rival those found at New York City storefronts and each one tells a specific holiday story.

Enjoy free skating at the city’s most scenic rink. Rentals available for an additional fee.

The Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Go on a Saturday night for DJ Skate Nights with live entertainment.

Holiday lights illuminate the streets and revellers sipping mulled wine and German beer shop for handcrafted charms. USA Today’s 10 Best List describes Toronto’s Christmas Market as “a wintertime experience that wholeheartedly celebrates the magic of the season.”

A botanical gem in the heart of the city, Allan Gardens has a permanent collection of exotic plants in six greenhouses with an area of over 16,000 square feet. The Christmas Flower Show is the highlight of the year.