Still Need a Little Help Getting Into The Holiday Spirit?

While I may have had my Christmas tree up for many weeks now, I know that some of you out there aren’t necessarily in the holiday spirit the way you might wish you were. While I wish I could wave my fairy godmother wand and make it happen for you, I can recommend some of the best holiday experiences for you to enjoy in Toronto that might do the trick!

We all know that I love kicking off the holiday season with the team at Fairmont Royal York whenever I can. Click here to see how Rebecca and I did it right this year! Well I know that some people are having a bit of a harder time getting into the holiday spirit so I thought I would help inspire a moment of your own like only Fairmont Royal York can create!

Gingerbread Lane & Fairmont Store Pop-Up

November 15 – December 31

Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Selling luxury hotel goods and Fairmont Royal York branded merchandise.

Of course let’s not forget the epic Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas Photo Wall!

November 15 – December 31

Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Visit the East Lobby Fraser Room and take your holiday photo in the Hallmark Channel’s pop-up photo wall and Countdown to Christmas!

The Thirsty Elf

It’s the kitschy décor that you love and adore! The Thirsty Elf returns this year (in it’s original location) on the Main Mezzanine level with an ALL NEW over-the-top Winter Cabin theme! Plus, plus, a Letters to Santa photo wall!

November 16 – December 17

Thursday – Saturday

5-11pm | No reservations. Walk-ins only.

Located on Mezzanine (MM) Level of Fairmont Royal York, former York Station Bar

Cocktails only with two bar snacks.


CLOCKWORK Champagne & Cocktails

The timeless tradition of afternoon tea continues under the rosy glow of the clock. Enjoy our buttery housemade scones, savoury sandwiches and an assortment of sweets, while you sip on LOT 35 Fairmont curated teas.

Festive Afternoon Tea – nearly sold out!

November 19 – December 25

Saturday 12-4pm

Sunday 12-5pm

$89++ per person


New Year’s Tea

December 31 – January 1

Saturday 12-4pm

Sunday 12-5pm

$89++ per person


Festive Cocktail: November 16 – January 2

A Kind of Magic $21

Cognac, Dark Rum, Ginger, Honey, Spent Citrus, Cinnamon, Dark Clove, Cardamom

Walk-ins only post 3pm daily.


REIGN Restaurant Chef, Jon Turner, and his talented Culinary Team have curated special holiday menus and occasions for all to enjoy.

Festive Sunday Brunch

December 4 – 25

Sundays: 11:30am-2pm

$89++ per person



Holiday Lunch Buffet

December 5 – 16

Saturday-Sunday: 12-2pm

$65++ per person



Holiday Prix Fixe 3-Course Dinner

December 16 – 26


$99++ per person



New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner

December 31

6-8:30 pm (4 course)

8:30pm – midnight (6 course)

$109++ per person for 4 course

$179++ per person for 6 course

Wine pairings available.

Menu: to follow.



Ring in the New Year at Toronto’s most legendary cocktail den, newly reimagined in Art Deco design.

New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe 6-Course Dinner

December 31

Reservations begin as of 7:30pm

$250++ per person

6-Course menu includes 1 glass of Champagne and 1 cocktail.

Menu: to follow.



Offer: The Distillery Winter Village Package

Booking Dates: now until December 30th

Stay Dates: November 16th through December 31st


  • 2 tickets per stay to the Winter Village, located in Toronto’s historic Distillery District
  • 2 tickets per stay for hot chocolates (to be enjoyed while guests explore the Winter Village)
  • Breakfast for 2 in REIGN Restaurant daily
  • Complimentary WIFI


  • 1 night non-refundable deposit required at time of booking
  • Must be booked at least 1 day in advance

Please Note:

  • Tickets are only required for the market after 4pm on weekends (Fri-Sun) and after 4pm between December 27th-31st
  • The Winter Village is closed Christmas Day and some venues are closed on Boxing Day
  • The Front Desk will e-mail guests with ticket details after their reservation has been made
  • Winter Village event hours and additional information about the event itself may be found online at:

Offer: Trees of Hope

Booking Dates: December 1, 2022 – January 6, 2023

Link available December 1st:

Stay Dates: December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023

Discount, credit & donation:

  • 10% off Best Available Rate (for stays of 2 or more nights)
  • $25 CAD hotel credit per stay
  • $10 CAD donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada

Now darlings if this doesn’t help to get you in the holiday spirit, you may actually be the Grinch.

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Photos: Daniel Reyes Cocka and aforementioned participating brands 

Don’t forget to be kind & laugh a little more this year 

Daniel Reyes Cocka xo 

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