A Canadian Christmas is a wonderful mix of both modern
and Old World customs brought to North America by colonial settlers.
include the razz ma-tazz of parades and electronic light shows
- contrasted with purely French traditions in Quebec, like elaborately
displayed Nativity creches
in shop windows and households.
As a warm
family tradition, most Canadians will sit down to a Christmas
Day dinner that harks back to a traditional UK Christmas feast
of roast bird, stuffing and sauces.
And even before
they final cleanup, Canadians will planning for a post-holiday
shopping extravaganza otherwise known as Boxing
Web, surf for more information on why Christmas is so cool in
Canada, with schedules of events that help kick-off the season
in Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver
More information about Christmas in Canada around the Web:
Montreal Christmas Parade
- Head downtown for the colorful annual kick-off to the holiday
season with floats, bands, and an appearance by Santa.
Christmas in Old Quebec City
- Watch Old Quebec come alive with a holiday extravaganza of Christmas
lights, food vendors, street theater, caroling and choir performances
throughout the month.
at Canada Place - Check out this year's schedule for Vancouver's
waterfront holiday celebration featuring a 35-foot Christmas tree,
Dickens carolers, and a visit with Santa.
Tree Farms in Canada - A comprehensive directory of precut
or choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms near Quebec, Toronto, Ontario
and other regions throughout the country with contact details
and driving directions.