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Holiday 2018

SPARKLE SHOP & DINE SHOPPING EVENT

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TO DO LIST: HOLIDAY 2018  1 Visit downtown’s beautiful Gage Park for a family skate and snap a holiday photo!  2 Give dad’s holiday fashion a brand new look this season at David-Andrew Gentlemen Clothiers.  3 Satisfy your sweet tooth with some sugary and savoury decadent cookies and cupcakes from Dolcezza Custom Cakes, MacaronZ, Steaming Cups Café, or Segovia Coffee

10 Get winter fit during the cold season and sign up for 30-minute fitness classes at the Brampton Academy of Martial Arts  11 Take a day off just for yourself with a mani/pedi at any of the following: Astra Medi Spa, Bijou Nail and Spa, Purple Rain Spa, Wanda’s Nails, Miami Nails, Fabin & Co and Breeze Nail and Spa.

 4 Enjoy a holiday show at the Rose Theatre!

12 Relax and play a game or two with friends at downtown’s Hobby Studio

 5 Print all your holiday cards for family and friends at the UPS Store or Print Three

13 Be a showstopper at the party with a holiday dress from Dress People

 6 Bring out your artistic side this season by visiting one of the exhibits at Beaux-Arts Brampton

14 Spice up your friend’s closet and gift them a pair of unique jeans from Colombia Jeans

 7 Surprise your significant other with a unique piece of jewellery from Deborah Kenny Jewellery.

 15 Enjoy the company of family and friends with a high tea salon date at MacaronZ

 8 Get warm this holiday season with a delicious latte from Starbucks, Segovia Coffee Co, and Steaming Cups Café.

16 Get designer brands at a great price and go thrifting at one of downtown’s locations including Ninotte Boutique or Restyle Beauty Boutique.

 9 Give back during the holiday season by giving back to local charities in the downtown such as Regeneration Outreach Community

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DISCOVER DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON Celebrates the shops, restaurants and businesses in Downtown Brampton PUBLISHER Downtown Brampton BIA EDITORIAL Karolina Weglarz DESIGN Treehouse Creative PHOTOGRAPHY Custodio’s Studio Inc FEATURE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Captured by: Custodio’s Studio Inc DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON BIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair – Peeyush Gupta, The Wee Smoke Shop Vice Chair – Kristina Romasco, Dolcezza Custom Cakes Secretary – Rick Evans, CCV Insurance Treasurer – Zeeshan Majid, City of Brampton Marketing & Events Team Co-Chair – Grettel Comas, Baci Gifts Marketing & Events Team Co-Chair – Fernando Russo, Rucareal Ltd. Director – Joe Asensio, JN Asensio Realty Inc. Director – Herman Custodio, Custodio’s Studio Inc. Director – Carrie Percival, The Brampton Academy of Martial Arts City Councillor – Jeff Bowman (Wards 3 & 4) Regional Councillor – Grant Gibson (Wards 1 & 5) Regional Councillor – Martin Medeiros (Wards 3 & 4) Regional Councillor – Elaine Moore (Wards 1 & 5) DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON BIA STAFF Executive Director – Suzy Godefroy Marketing & Events Specialist – Andrea Magana

WELCOME FROM DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON

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inter is a magical time of the year in Downtown Brampton. From skating under strings of twinkling lights in Gage Park, sharing a mug of peppermint hot chocolate at one of the many specialty coffee shops,

to enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride with your family and loved ones - Downtown Brampton is transformed into a winter wonderland.

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This year, plan a visit and enjoy all the charm and sparkle Downtown

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Brampton has to offer. Whether you’re looking for boutique shopping destinations in search of the perfect Christmas gift, a new favourite

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restaurant to unwind with your friends and colleagues, or looking to treat yourself at the spa to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Downtown Brampton is your destination for that and more. With events such as the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Santa

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there is something to do almost every weekend during the winter

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horse-drawn carriage and wagon rides through the downtown core, months. With something for each member of your family to fall in love with and enjoy, make sure to plan a visit to Downtown Brampton this winter holiday season!

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beef, chicken, spinach, chorizo, and cheese. For more Latin

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flavours, head to La Favorita Latin Market (18 Queen St. W.)

gingerbread. Whether you’re looking to indulge

and stock up on churros, Chilean and Colombia empanadas,

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as well as a variety of fresh, sweet pastries.

Christmas Eve or looking for a tasty treat to bring to your office holiday party or family gathering, Downtown Brampton has got you covered with decadent treats that will have everyone sneaking seconds.

A Downtown Brampton foodie destination since 1987, Nova Pastry & Bakery (131 Main St. N.), specializes in Portuguese and European breads and pastries - all made in-house by their expert staff with quality ingredients and perfect for

If you’re looking for custom cakes or tasty cookies and

any holiday party. If you’re looking to add a French touch

cupcakes, head to Dolcezza Custom Cakes (71 Main St. N.)

to your party offerings this season, stop by MacaronZ (43

for unique designs and mouth-watering flavours. Follow your

Queen St. E.) for handmade French macarons, in holiday

nose and pop into Steaming Cups Cafe (102-6 George St. S.) for

flavours such as candy cane and gingerbread, colourful

freshly baked scones and cookies. Segovia Coffee Co. (46 Main

donuts, and decadent butter tarts. For a savoury twist,

St. N.) not only serves coffee made from the highest quality

stop by DasBrezelHaus (McArter Lane) for freshly made

beans from Nicaragua, but they offer a variety of pastries, as

pretzels that come in plain, salted, chocolate dipped and

well as Argentinian empanadas in a variety of flavours such as

cinnamon flavours.

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ood and bountiful dinners bring people together during the holiday season. If you’re looking to share a meal with your colleagues or friends and family this season, book your holiday Christmas parties in Downtown Brampton and leave it to the culinary geniuses in the city’s top foodie destinations to create a memorable dining experience for you and yours. Situated in a historic building, Carve on Lot 5 (15 Main St. N.) is a restaurant with rustic character that boasts a menu full of satisfying comfort foods, such as roast beef, mac and cheese, and chicken dishes. Overlooking Garden Square, Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Bar (36 Main St. N.) offers a diverse menu and daily drinks specials and is the perfect spot to catch up with friends over the holiday season. Added bonus: host your holiday party on game night and catch your favourite hockey or basketball team playing on their massive TV screens!

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If you’re looking for something other than your traditional turkey holiday dinner, opt for Thai or Eastern European cuisine. Warm up from the cold with herbs and spices and step into Freshly Thai (48 Queen St. W.) for a healthy meal made from fresh ingredients for an authentic Thai experience. For Eastern European fare, boho-inspired pub Queen Gypsy (10 Main St. S.) offers home-cooked dishes such as schnitzel, pierogi, cabbage rolls and goulash that are hearty and filling on a cold winter’s day. Feeling nostalgic and want to go back to Nonna’s kitchen during the holidays? Cozy up in Fanzorelli’s Restaurant Wine & Bar (50 Queen St. W.) with a creamy pasta dish, stone-oven pizza, or fresh salmon dish made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. For a quaint restaurant steps away from the lights and sparkle of Gage Park, head to Mt. Vesuvios Ristorante (91 George St. S.) for a vast menu, from antipasti starters, pastas, and gourmet pizzas, to decadent desserts, perfect for sharing with your party or indulging on your own.


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is the season to sparkle and shine and this year, leave it to the numerous beauty destinations in Downtown Brampton to leave you feeling pampered and looking your best all through the holiday season. Whether you’re looking to get your nails and hair done, looking for a relaxing day at the spa, or looking to revamp your wardrobe, you’ll find it all in the heart of the city. What better way to add a little sparkle to your life than with a fresh manicure? Newly opened this past May, Fabin & Co (41 Queen St. E.) is not your ordinary nail salon. Owner Oksana is a one-woman show and offers a variety of services such as manicures, pedicures, and shellac. Her funky and unique designs and attention to detail will definitely help you stand out at any party this holiday season. Every woman knows that no look is complete without the perfect hair. Head to one of the many salons the downtown core has to offer, such as Ego Salon (127 Queen St. W.), Glam Her Beauty Bar (51 Queen St. E.), Hanh Salon and Spa (17 Chapel St.), Portelli’s Hair Design And Spa (169 Queen St. W.) and Swag Hair Studio (16 Main St. S.) and have the pros leave you feeling sparkling and shining all holiday season. The holidays are a whirlwind of entertaining, food, family and friends, so if you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate and unwind this season, with a massage, hair removal services, or a facial, take a day to yourself and let one of the many Downtown spas leave you feeling fresh and relaxed.

Located in a beautiful restored old-century home, Astra Medi Spa (210 Main St. N.) is an upscale medical cosmetic spa and salon that offers a variety of services, such as massages, skin-tightening, coolsculpting, and facial treatments. For an all-natural hair removal alternative, Bodologie (41 Queen St. E.) offers full-service body sugaring in a modern, clean studio located in the heart of the downtown core. As the winter temperatures can take a toll on your skin, treatments, such as facials, anti-wrinkle and firming treatments, and makeup application, can help you get your healthy glow back; head to La Vita Bella (51 Queen St. E.), Purple Rain Spa (60 Queen St. E.), Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Clinic (13 Queen St.E.), or Nadia’s Day Spa (71 George St. S.) and have the pros work their magic on you! The winter season wouldn’t be complete without a few new additions to your closet. Search for hidden gently used treasures at the newly opened Ninotte Boutique (47 B Queen St. E.) or enjoy a European shopping experience filled with unique accessories and gifts at Baci Gifts (37 Queen St. W.). Having trouble finding a holiday party or New Years Eve dress? The Dress People (27 Main St. N.) have a dress for every occasion imaginable and will leave you feeling like the belle of the holiday ball. Steps away and ready to add an extra bit sparkle to your holiday outfit, Deborah Kenny Jewellery (25 Main St. N.) boasts a collection of unique and distinctive handcrafted designer jewellery - perfect for yourself or as a gift for your loved ones.

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rom the menu, from antipasti starters, pastas, and gourmet pizzas, to skating in Gage Park, winter in Downtown Brampton is a magical time of the year. The weekend of November 16 to 18, the heart of the city is transformed into a winter wonderland and marks the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season! The annual Tree Lighting ceremony takes place on Friday November 16, from 6 - 8 PM in Ken Whillans Square, with the lighting of a 60-ft spruce tree decorated with over 10,000 Christmas lights. Bramptonians and visitors alike are invited join this free event and sing along with carollers, join in family-friendly musical performances co-curated in partnership with B-Jazzed, and partake in children’s activities, such as an outdoor gymnastic bus, writing letters to Santa and a light painting photo booth. Santa arrives in Brampton on Saturday November 17, from 5 - 7 PM, with the annual Brampton Santa Claus Parade. Bring

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your mittens, scarves, and warm blankets, and join the crowds that line the streets to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Canada’s largest night time parade. A tradition since 1985, the parade brings marching bands, interactive floats, and everyone’s favourite characters to life through the downtown core. Make sure to arrive early to get a good spot and don’t forget your lawn chair and letter to Santa. If you’re looking to get your Christmas holiday shopping done early this year, stop by the Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe, taking place Friday November 16 (6-10 PM), Saturday November 17 (10 AM - 10 PM), and Sunday November 18 (11 AM - 3 PM). For one weekend, City Hall Campus is taken over by one-ofa-kind vendors showcasing a variety of unique gifts, seasonal food, and hand-crafted artisan goods. If you’re stuck with what to get for that hard to shop for sibling, colleague or friend, you’re sure to find something special to check them off your shopping list here.


HOLIDAY EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN BRAMPTON

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Nov. 15-16

Nov. 16

Silent Auction at Ninotte Boutique

Baci Gifts: Christmas Open House

From Thursday, November 1st, until Saturday, November 24th

Thursday, November 15th, until Friday, November 16th 11 am - 8 pm

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov. 16 Sparkle, Shop and Dine Shopping Event

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Nov. 16 Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe

Friday, November 16th 6 pm - 8 pm

Nov. 17 The Brampton Santa Claus Parade

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Brampton City Hall Friday, November 16th, 6 pm - 10 pm Saturday, November 17th, 10 am – 10 pm Sunday, November 18th, 11 am – 3 pm

Nov. 21

Nov. 21

Nov. 22

Finding Beauty from within at Restyle Beauty Boutique

Women’s Circle with Marilyn

The Scented L’air: Sounds & Smells

Friday, November 16th 6 pm - 9 pm

Wednesday, November 21st

Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre Wednesday, November 21st 5 pm - 7 pm

Saturday, November 17th 5 pm - 7 pm bramptonsantaclausparade.com

Thursday, November 22nd 6pm - 10 pm

Nov. 23

Nov. 24

Dec. 1

Drumming Meditation Circle with Triz

Rockin Crystal Event & Sale

Santa Visits Downtown Brampton

Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre Friday, November 23rd 7 pm - 8 pm

Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre Saturday, November 24th 10 am - 1 pm

Saturday, December 1st 12pm - 4 pm

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Dec. 2

Dec. 6

Beaux Arts Brampton: Wreath Making with Wildfell Florals

Free Wagon Rides With A Special Guest!

Holiday Gift Giveaway at Astra Medispa

Sunday, December 2nd 12 pm - 4 pm

Thursday, December 6th 4 pm - 6 pm

Saturday, December 1st 1 pm - 5 pm

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Dec. 6

Dec. 7

Beaux Arts Brampton: Member’s Winter Art Show Reception

Drumming Meditation Circle with Triz

Thursday, December 6th 7 pm - 9 pm

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Dec. 8 Beaux Arts Brampton: The Third Annual Holiday Market Saturday, December 8th, 10-5pm Sunday, December 9th, 12-5pm Saturday, December 15th, 10-5pm Sunday, December 16th, 12-5pm

Dec. 9 Free Wagon Rides With Santa and Mrs. Claus Sunday, December 9th 12 pm - 4 pm

Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre Friday, December 7th 7 pm - 8 pm

Dec. 8 Breakfast with Santa at Joey’s Deli Saturday, December 8th 8:30 am -1 1:30 am

Dec. 11 Sound Journey with Gong, Crystal Bowls, Flutes and Drum Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre Tuesday, December 11th 7:30 pm - 9 pm

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November Sunday, November 18 | 12-4pm Friday, November 23 | 6-10pm Saturday, November 24 | 4-8pm Sunday, November 25 | 12-4pm Friday, November 30 | 6-10pm

Dec. 12

Dec. 15

Stop Letting Fear Control Your Life

Santa Visits Downtown Brampton

Brampton Denture Clinic and Wellness Centre Wednesday, December 12th 5 pm - 7 pm

Saturday, December 15th 12 pm - 4 pm

December Saturday, December 1 | 4-8pm Sunday, December 2 | 12-4pm Friday, December 7 | 6-10pm Saturday, December 8 | 4-8pm Sunday, December 9 | 12-4pm Friday, December 14 | 6-10pm Saturday, December 15 | 4-8pm

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Dec. 22

Free Wagon Rides With A Special Guest!

Breakfast with Santa at Sunset Grill

Sunday, December 16th 12 pm - 4 pm

Saturday, December 22nd 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Sunday, December 16 | 12-4pm Friday, December 21 | 6-10pm Saturday, December 22 | 4-8pm Sunday, December 23 | 12-4pm December 26-30 | 4-8pm

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ooking for something fun and exciting to get you and your family into the festive holiday spirit this year? Downtown Brampton is hosting a variety of exciting events for the young and young at heart this holiday season.

Share pancakes and eggs with the jolly guy himself, as he makes his rounds spreading holiday joy and cheer. For those looking to get an extra dose of Santa and his reindeer, an annual favourite, Breakfast with Santa, returns to the downtown core, taking place at Joey’s Deli on Saturday, December 8 and Sunset Grill on Saturday, December 22 from 8:30am-11:30am. Winter Lights Weekend takes place during the weekend of November 16 to 18, and is a frost filled celebration filled with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe, and the Santa Claus Parade. Brampton residents and visitors alike are invited to the downtown core for the unofficial kick-off to the

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holiday season, which will be full of caroling, festive treats, shopping opportunities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re looking for a unique experience this holiday season, horse drawn wagon and carriage rides are back during the festive winter months. Enjoy the sparkling lights and make new memories with a holiday carriage ride through downtown every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Sunday November 18 to Sunday December 23, from 12 - 4 P.M, and Wednesday December 26 to Saturday December 29. Carriage rides depart in front of City Hall and cost $20 per group of 4-5 people. Wagon rides take place every Sunday in December (2,9,16) from 12 to 4 PM. Each Sunday of the month, Santa or a surprise character will be available to join you and your group of 8-10 people for a tour through the downtown core. Join the retailers of downtown Brampton as they host a special Sparkle, Shop and Dine shopping event from 6-9PM on Friday, November 16. Participating retailers will be showcasing some of their unique products and specials throughout the evening. Grab a friend, your shopping list and head to downtown Brampton!


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ave you ever sat at a Scent Bar? Experienced the aromatic delight of Bulgarian Lavender or Italian Lemon Essential oil? These aromatic treasures are highlights of a new Scent Studio located only in Downtown Brampton and the first in Canada. Tracy Pepe, owner of The Scented L’air, a scent studio recently opened at 29 Queen St. E. in downtown Brampton, created the studio so consumers can come in and experience scents from different parts of the world. Customers learn how scent can improve their spaces. Tracy shares her knowledge by offering a series of classes each month - Scented Seminars. As a world-class lecturer, Pepe’s passion is in her teaching. Now, you can learn how to blend scents in an artistic manner, understand the safety and chemical applications, and how scent helps individuals with ADD, ADHD and anxiety. “Our wise woman series is an especially fun evening, we share, engage, blend and work together, enjoying local food and beverages and everyone leaves with a scent creation that individuals know they made.” The studio supports local artists and offers unique retail product lines made in Canada. This season Tracy is particularly excited to share her new candle collection for the holidays, “now I know it is starting to smell like Christmas!”

Photography courtesy of Yianni Tong

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TREAT TIME - A Best Seller…Our gorgeous wooden box comes with succulent chocolates and tasty mix of treats. Send your holiday wishes today. We do Corporate Baskets! BACI GIFTS 37 Queen Street West

You deserve the best. Come to Segovia to relax and enjoy a freshly roasted cup of premium coffee. From our land to you: 100% Arabica Nicaraguan coffee. SEGOVIA COFFEE CO 29 Queen Street East

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Discover the fine quality and professional one-on-one service at David Andrew Gentlemen Clothiers. DAVID ANDREW GENTLEMEN CLOTHIERS 30 Main Street North

Try our personal pan pizza for $3.99. DOWNTOWN PIZZA AND SUB 119 Queen Street West

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Great spiritually inspired Art available. More to choose from. Be sure to visit our onsite gallery. The Protector by Nicola Devereux 8x10 $162.50 unframed/$207.50 framed or 11x14 $225 unframed/$275 framed BRAMPTON DENTURE CLINIC & WELLNESS CENTRE 13 Queen Street East

THE SCENT BAR - Only at The Scented L’air can you buy essential oils by the ml. Bring in your bottles and we will refill, offering you a 15% discount. Scented L’air Gift Cards are great for Scented Seminars or Speciality Gifts. www.scentedlair.com for offers and seminar dates. THE SCENTED L’AIR 29 Queen Street East


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he holidays wouldn’t be the holidays in Downtown Brampton without a visit to one of the top furrier establishments the downtown core has to offer. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new warm coat for the winter season, have a fur coat that’s in need of repair, or are simply looking for a rental for that special holiday or New Year’s party you are going to, the staff in Downtown Brampton have got you covered. A fur manufacturer and retailer since 1983, Stephan’s Furs Ltd. offers more than just a stylish new coat to keep you warm all winter long. Specializing in fur rentals for weddings, film and formal affairs, pop into the shop if you’re looking to rent a cape, shawl, stole, or muff. Faux fur rentals are also available at the shop in a variety of colours and styles. In addition to fur, the shop offers full fur care, such as storage, cleaning, repairs and remodeling.

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INTERNATIONAL FURS

International Furs Boutique has been a staple in the downtown business community since 1963. Head to this furrier if you’re looking for a luxurious new coat or need a special fur piece to complete your look - a scarf, shawl, bowtie or pompom for your favourite winter hat. If you’re looking for fine quality and a professional one-onone customer service experience, David-Andrew Gentlemen Clothiers is a must-stop shop this holiday season. This shop offers a variety of pieces, many with European flare, that will make any gentleman on your Christmas list happy to be the recipient of. Visit the shop to browse their collection of slacks, casual or dressy shoes, belts, ties, denim, sports jackets & outerwear, and suits and leave with a new gift for yourself or for the special man in your life.


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oliday activities take precedent at some of downtown’s main cultural and performance venues, guaranteeing fun and excitement for everyone in your family to enjoy.

For the history buff, a trip to PAMA should definitely be on the agenda. Upcoming exhibitions include War’s End: Peel Stories of World War I, offering a historical glimpse of World War I, and Capturing the Moment, offering a look into photojournalism in Peel from the 1940s to the 1990s. For the kids, PAMA is hosting “fun in the sun” activities all December and January long, including painting, sand sculptures and custom tote bag making activities.For more information, please visit the PAMA website: pama.peelregion.ca For the art-lover, Beaux-Arts gallery is the perfect place to view pieces from emerging and established visual and multi-media artists and photographers. Admission to the gallery is free, but make sure to stop by their boutique gift shop, Arrow & Vine, to pick-up some locally made, Brampton-proud apparel and accessories.

For the book lover, pop into Downtown Brampton’s Four Corners library and pick up a book or two to cozy up with when the temperatures drop and snow starts falling outside. For full library programming and events, please visit the Four Corners website: bramptonlibrary.ca And finally, for the theatre lover, The Rose Theatre Brampton has a variety of upcoming shows and events that make for an ideal date night activity or family outing. Among some of the events happening this November, you can catch Brampton Music Theatre’s performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, JUNO-nominated artist Royal Woo, Lightwire Theatre’s A Very Eclectic Christmas, and Canadian singer-songwriter Jim Cuddy. Christmas takes over this December, with The Rose Orchestra: Messiah and Friend, The Brampton Concert Band: Christmas At The Rose, The Sound of Music Sing-Along, and A Merry Motown Christmas. For full programming and details, please visit the Rose Theatre website: brampton.ca/sites/rose-theatre

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INGREDIENTS • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature • 1 cup granulated sugar • 1 large egg

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Discover Downtown Brampton: Holiday 2018  

Discover the latest and greatest events happening in Downtown Brampton this holiday season. Find out about our magical carriage rides, holid...

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Discover the latest and greatest events happening in Downtown Brampton this holiday season. Find out about our magical carriage rides, holid...

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