As one of many Rosedale residents who love to call this Toronto neighborhood home, you may enjoy all that the area offers throughout the year. While some Rosedale residents will hunker down indoors throughout the holidays, you may be looking for a few festive events that will liven up the season. Alair Homes has worked hard to compile an excellent list of seasonal events that you may be interested in.

Black-Owned Holiday Market

Stop by Exhibition Place on December 8 to enjoy a fun-filled shopping experience at the Black-Owned Holiday Market. As you spend a few hours shopping for friends, family and even yourself, you can feel great knowing that you are supporting a children’s organization through your efforts. This event brings together numerous black-owned businesses under one roof, and all are welcome to attend. This one-day shopping extravaganza also features food, drinks and plenty of live entertainment. The market is open from noon until 9 pm.

All Is Calm, All Is Bright

One December 8, the Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith hosts a special service that celebrates the well-known armistice that occurred spontaneously on Christmas Eve in 1914. World War I troops on both sides of the war mutually laid down their weapons to celebrate the peace and joy of the season in unity. All Is Calm, All Is Bright explores this memorable event in detail through service and song. The service starts at 7:30 p.m., and attendees are asked to bring a food donation to fight hunger in the local community.

12 Beers of Christmas Party

If you are looking for a festive way to celebrate the season with your friends, neighbors and co-workers, make plans to attend the 12 Beers of Christmas Party at the Gladstone Hotel. On December 22, this unique holiday party kicks off at 6 p.m. All attendees can sample a dozen different beers from local breweries. Karaoke and dancing are also part of the fun. Several breweries will be on-site to sell additional drinks to party-goers. This event is expected to sell out, so purchase party tickets for your group today.

Majestic NYE 2019 at Fairmont Royal York

Your New Year’s Eve will be magical and memorable when you make plans to attend the Majestic NYE 2019 event at the Fairmont Royal York hotel. Dress in your finest party attire, and plan to have an amazing time with more than 3,000 other guests. This huge event will span across multiple ballrooms in the hotel, and it includes six DJs, live musical performances, burlesque dancers and a full dinner with wine.

While you could spend the holiday season cooped up at home in Rosedale, a better idea is to get out and enjoy special events scheduled throughout the season. Add the events that you are interested in to your calendar today.