One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is to drive around different neighbourhoods in Toronto and look at the Christmas lights. When I was a little girl my grandparents used to take my sister, brother and I into downtown Toronto to look at the Christmas windows at Eatons and Simpsons. They were so beautiful, and that was such a treat for us.
When I had my kids, Eatons and Simpsons were no longer around so we would drive downtown and just look at the Christmas lights in the city of Toronto. We used to try to do this every year. We would go out for dinner, usually at the Beach area and then work our way back into the city and then towards home in the suburbs. All the way we would try to find the best Christmas lights, and then by the time we got close to home, we would stop for hot chocolate.
Now that my kids are grown, I still love looking at the Christmas lights, They make me feel happy. My husband and I still enjoy driving around to check out the lights in our neighbourhood, and we are never disappointed. The holiday season really is a beautiful time of year.