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7 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Toronto

Published: November 27th, 2019

Let the holiday season begin! From festive light displays to Christmas Markets, improv comedy shows, ice skating, and a Gingerbread Christmas Village – Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection is the perfect ‘home base’ to experience the best of Toronto’s holiday happenings.

Here are 7 ways our guests can experience holiday cheer during their stay!
1. These Packages Don’t Have to be Wrapped

Stay & Play Package: As the official hotel of the Aurora Winter Festival, we’re offering a Stay & Play package that combines the magic of the Festival with the magic of a Hotel X Toronto stay. The Aurora Winter Festival transforms Ontario Place into a mystical winter wonderland inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the Aurora Borealis with outdoor ice skating, a tube park, festive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides and games. The Festival runs Nov. 22-Jan. 5 (Wed.-Sun.) and promises to be a highlight of the holiday season in Toronto!

Package rates start at $349+ tax per night and include 2 tickets to the Aurora Winter Festival (children 3 and under free), 2 black forest hot cocoas at Nespresso Café, self-parking, a $25 daily breakfast credit at Maxx’s Kitchen, holiday movies with popcorn in our Screening Room, 2 hours of caregiver supervision at 10XTO’s Play Centre (per stay/not per child).

Holiday Family Fun Package: Regardless of with whom you are spending the holidays, our hotel was designed with families in mind. Offering ample room and suite options – one, two, or three bedrooms as well as a wide range of connecting rooms – make it easy for a multi-generational family to stay together. Take advantage of our Holiday Family Fun Package that includes comfortable accommodations as well as holiday treats and activities the whole family will enjoy.

Package rates start at $327+tax per night and include. Enjoy self-parking, a $50 food and beverage credit per night, nightly holiday-themed milk and cookies turn down service, holiday movies with popcorn in our Screening Room, 2 hours of caregiver supervision at 10XTO’s Play Centre (per stay/not per child), self-parking and more!

2. Laughter is the Perfect Holiday Cheer

Second City, the world’s premier comedy club and school of improvisation, is taking to the stage in our two-story, 250-seat Cinema this holiday season. Free for registered hotel guests, The Second City’s Improv Showdown, will perform 15 hilarious, interactive holiday shows where the routines are 50% scripted and 50% improv. Perfect for the whole family, two teams of top-notch improvisers will compete in a winner-takes-all comedy face-off complete with audience volunteers. Shows begin on Dec. 13th, 2019 and run through Jan. 5th, 2020.

3.“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind”

Quotes made famous by Christmas classics like Miracle on 34th StreetElfA Christmas Story, and Home Alone are just part of the magic of holiday movies. Hotel X Toronto is the only hotel in Toronto with an in-house, state-of-the-art 56-seat Screening Room and it is the perfect place to get out of the cold and warm up with a complimentary showing of holiday-themed movies throughout the month of December.

4. Glitter, Glue, and Letters to Santa

Kids, and parents, can enjoy our year-round amenities – including a 55-foot rooftop indoor /outdoor pool, and 3,000 sq. ft. Kid’s Play Centre. This holiday season, kids can head to the Play Centre for a daily schedule of festive activities ranging from building a gingerbread house to a candy cane hunt, making Christmas tree slime or writing the perfect letter to Santa. Hourly fees apply.

5. Eat, Drink and Be Merry

As the temperatures drop and snow starts falling in Toronto, the best way to stay warm is often with a festive cocktail. Whether with gin, rum, vodka, champagne, or anything in between, the talented mixologists at our three-level rooftop Falcon SkyBar have created a seasonal menu of drinks to keep the holiday spirit alive late into the night. Be it “A Falcon in a Pear Tree,” “The Gingerbread Man” or “Hazel’s Nutcracker,” look out over the Toronto skyline while staying warm inside and out. Sitting down with friends or family for a meal? Maxx’s Kitchen is serving a special menu from Dec. 19-26, complete with some warm-weather favourites. From Nov. 25-Dec. 31 head to our Lobby to take a glimpse of the Holiday Gingerbread Christmas Village created by Executive Pastry Chef Bertie Tanaya!

6. Relax and Unwind

Holidays can be stressful at times – so the newly opened Guerlain Spa at Hotel X Toronto is the perfect place to disconnect and enjoy some pampering and relaxation. Experience an exclusive treatment that the Guerlain team has created for our guests, including the Lake Ontario Hot Stones Massage, or Glamour in Toronto.

7. Start the New Year on Top

Celebrate 2020 in extravagant style at our New Year’s Eve party and start the new year on top at our three-level rooftop Falcon SkyBar. Take in the unparalleled views of the Toronto Skyline, comfortable atmosphere, and luxe setting, during an unforgettable evening. The party doesn’t have to stop at midnight – our New Year’s Eve guests are invited to extend the celebrations with a luxurious stay! Exclusive rates are available for ticket holders, starting at $325+tax per night. Tickets available here.

A full schedule of our holiday season events can be found on our website.

Need help planning your stay? Contact our Concierge Team who would be honoured to assist you with planning your perfect getaway!

From all of us at Hotel X Toronto, thank you for reading and we look forward to welcoming you!

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