Christmas is almost here but winter does not promise to paint it white. It is still pretty warm and dry outside. What we can do in that situation just listen the song “White Christmas”. Another way to feel the winter is to recall the previous snowy and white winter. That set of pictures have been made in 2011 in Town of Oakville, Ontario. This is the beautiful town near Toronto where I used to live for 14 years. It worth to see this lovely place and enjoy its tourists area with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, and of course Lake Ontario promenade.
It was cold, silent winter morning with lot of snow. That create a special mood and holiday spirit.
Christmas Market hosts in Toronto each year, during preparations for Christmas. It takes place in the beautiful old part of the city – Distillery District. Today this area is transformed into a place of entertainment and recreation. This is a very popular area among wedding photographers and tourists. The fair is organized for fun and create a festive mood. A huge Christmas tree, decorations on the windows and doors of buildings and shops make this place colorful and festive. Many visitors to the fair look like costumed performances participants. All that creates an atmosphere of celebration and full of smiles, laughter and music.
Santa Claus with elves is always ready to pose for the image with young participants of the ceremony. Elves and angels entertain kids with the songs and competitions. The orchestra plays classical Christmas music. And of course, the Carolers gather funs around to create the Christmas spirit. The kids are happy to ride on the carousel and other attractions despite of the frost.
There is, of course, commerce component of the holiday. In numerous shops you can buy souvenirs, Christmas decorations, sweets, drinks, and hot chocolate. But for adults bars open outside and inside where you can drink beer or hot mulled wine.