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‘tis the season for twinkling lights, sharing peppermint

mochas, enjoying family gatherings, and getting a visit from the big guy in the red suit himself! Downtown Brampton transforms into a winter wonderland during the colder months, with a sprinkling of holiday magic found in every corner of the city’s core. This year, plan a visit to Downtown Brampton with your family and friends and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season while exploring the history and charm the city’s downtown core has to offer. The Winter Lights Festival brightens up Ken Whillans Square on Friday, November 15, with the annual tree lighting ceremony, marking the official launch of the holiday season in Downtown Brampton. The Brampton Santa Claus Parade rolls through town on Saturday evening, November 16, so make sure to pack some snacks, bundle up warm, and come early to secure your spot to see the big man himself as he spreads holiday cheer through the city. With an endless calendar of events including Breakfast with Santa, winter carriage and wagon rides and skating in Gage Park, there is something for everyone to fall in love with and enjoy during the winter months. For those looking to do some holiday shopping, stop by one of Downtown Brampton’s boutique shops and pick up a unique gift for one of your loved ones, or step into one of the many eateries to surprise the foodie on your list with a gift card or a tasty treat from one of the many restaurants and specialty food stores in Downtown Brampton. With all the family-friendly activities taking place, make sure to plan a visit to Downtown Brampton this holiday season! D OW N TOW N B R A M P TO N B I A .C A


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The winter holidays mean one thing for kids and teens - no school for two weeks! This year, gift the children and teens in your life with fun gifts and experiences that you can all enjoy and bond over together. DRAGON WORLD CARDS GAMES AND COLLECTIBLES (30 MAIN ST. N.) is the perfect place to explore for those who love science fiction and fantasy. The store is a haven for fans of Dungeons and Dragons, Pokemon, Marvel and carries collectibles, including miniatures, board games, plushies, card games, and more. For the child who loves to read, visit KNOWLEDGE BOOKSTORE (177 QUEEN ST. W.) for a selection of Afrocentric books for children and teens. This independent bookstore has a homey feel and carries a wide range of titles, as well as a variety of gift items such as Black dolls, DVDs, greeting cards, and beauty items.

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For those looking to share a memorable experience that’s easy on the wallet, stop by BEAUX ARTS BRAMPTON (70 - 74 MAIN ST. N.) to marvel at art from local Brampton

artists or pack up your skates and go for a lap or two around Gage Park’s magical skating trail. Don’t forget to pop by a local coffee shop, such as STARBUCKS (8 QUEEN ST. E.) , for a warm drink out of their iconic holiday cups, or SEGOVIA COFFEE (46 MAIN ST. N.) to warm up with a hot chocolate or specialty coffee. If you’re looking for foodie destinations to spend some quality time with your children and family this holiday season, try visiting one of Downtown Brampton’s many family-friendly eateries. PITA PIT (8 MAIN ST. S.) offers a variety of healthy and fresh pitas, allowing each member of your family to customize their pita in creative and tasty ways. WILDCARD BOARDGAME CAFE (35 MAIN ST. N.) not only has a wall full of board games to choose from, but tasty treats to snack on during a friendly competition. With fun takes on original favourites, such as shawarma poutine and Greek grilled cheese, they also serve a wide range of desserts, such as chocolate nachos and monster milkshakes that will satisfy any sweet tooth!

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Spending time with and spoiling your best gal pals is mandatory every holiday season! This year, whether you’re planning a festive gathering for your closest girlfriends, want to take mom out on a cute holiday date, are looking for a gift for the special lady in your life with the right amount of sparkle, or simply need to treat yourself with a spa day after all the holiday festivities come to an end, plan a visit to Downtown Brampton, your one-stop destination for the perfect gift for the women in your life. For the fashion lover on your list, RESTYLE BEAUTY BOUTIQUE (59 MAIN ST. N.) boasts a collection of oneof-a-kind, locally made artisan gifts, pre-loved designer fashion, hand-crafted fashion from local designers, and the latest beauty products. The staff at Restyle also offer personal shopping, as well as make-up and esthetic services, including micro-blading, so make sure to book your appointment early and pop into Restyle the next time you want to add a little sparkle to your outfit before heading out to see a play at the Rose Theatre or for dinner with the girls. INTERNATIONAL FURS BOUTIQUE (42 MAIN ST. N.) has been

making furs since 1963 and is a must-visit when holiday shopping in Downtown Brampton. This shop, however, is so much more than just fur. Whether you’re looking for a new warm coat for the wintertime, a pair of mink earmuffs, new gloves, or the latest in winter accessories, giving a gift from International Furs Boutique will make you the most popular person of all this holiday season. STEPHAN’S FURS (57 MAIN ST. N.), a Downtown Brampton shopping staple since 1983, is the perfect place to shop for the most stylish person on your shopping list. The shop not only specializes in real and faux furs, but they carry a wide selection of shawls, scarves, mittens, and Guess purses, making them the perfect gifts for your girlfriends, mom, grandma or even yourself! D OW N TOW N B R A M P TO N B I A

Follow the twinkling lights in McArter Lane If you’re looking for a timeless piece of unique jewelry to surprise your mom, grandma, or significant other with this holiday season. DEBORAH KENNY JEWELRY (25C MAIN ST. N.) handcraft all of their pieces from high-quality sterling silver and offer the option to inscribe pieces with personalized messages from their Inspiration Collection or with others that inspire a love for life.

PAMPER TIME If you’re looking for a day of pampering for yourself or you and your closest girlfriends, look no further than the modern and stylish salons in Downtown Brampton. Stepping into BODIOLOGIE (41 QUEEN ST. E.) is like stepping into an urban oasis. This spot offers hair-removal services, such as body-sugaring and laser hair removal, and also gift certificates, which make for the perfect stocking stuffers! SWAG HAIR SALON (16 MAIN ST. S.) is your spot for holiday prep. Whether you’re looking to change up your hair colour or style or for make-up application, leave it to the staff at Swag to get you looking your best all season long. BLOW DRY HOUSE (21 THEATRE LANE) offer luxury blow dry services, as well as hair styling and hairstyle products, making it a fun salon to hit up with your girlfriends before going out for a night on the town or the perfect place to grab last-minute gifts. For winter skin that needs a little extra TLC, SUPERIOR SHEA BUTTER BLENDS (27 QUEEN ST. E.) offers a wide range of shea butter, soaps, and lip balms packed full of nourishing and raw ingredients that will leave your skin feeling hydrated and healthy all winter long. Downtown Brampton is also host to many upscale spas that will help rejuvenate your body and mind this holiday season. ASTRA MEDI SPA (210 MAIN ST. N.) is a medical cosmetic spa and salon delivering a range of non-surgical aesthetic services, such as cool sculpting, massage, waxing and laser hair removal, skincare services, and Botox treatments. BIJOU NAILS & SPA (131 MAIN ST. N.) provides guests with a relaxing atmosphere and is the perfect place to grab a few gal pals together for high-quality nail services and nail care. BEAUTY ADDICT SALON & SPA (71 GEORGE ST. S.) is a one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs this holiday season! Whether you’re looking to get dolled up for a company event with a new hairstyle, looking to give your skin some TLC with a facial, or looking for the perfect shade of polish to match your holiday party outfit, leave it to the talented professionals of Beauty Addict Salon & Spa to take care of your every need! Downtown Brampton is a one-stop hub for all of your gifting and holiday get together needs this year, promising to help build memories with your girlfriends that will last you a lifetime.


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The holidays can be stressful, and we end up eating rich and unfamiliar foods, which can upset your system and cause weight gain. So I have selected four products that can support your gut and immune health throughout the season: Vitamin D, Acerola Powder, Fibre and Probiotics. Vitamin D supports our immune system and is also a building block for serotonin, which is our happy neurotransmitter. When we lack Vitamin D, it's hard to build serotonin, and we start feeling blue. So it's great for mood support. Acerola Powder is freeze-dried Barbados cherry - a whole food complex, a rich, bioavailable source of natural Vitamin C - so the absorption rate is much higher than with regular Vitamin C. It’s a favourite of mine to boost the immune system.

The Fibre I have chosen is low FODMAP, low in sugar saccharides that can cause gas. It completely dissolves in your drink and tastes a bit like a pina colada. You can drink some before a party to fill you up a little bit, so you are less likely to overeat, and it will help you maintain regularity. We’ve all been at a party, had something to eat and then we're like, Ooh, that gurgle hits. I like to throw a couple of probiotic pills into my purse, so when I experience that gurgle or start feeling gassy or cramping or bloating, I can take one right away. Probiotics are excellent for daily maintenance of gut health, as well as if you have a gastrointestinal flare-up. COURTESY OF NICOLE RYGAILO, RHN, HOOPERS PHARMACY & VITAMIN SHOP

Grace United Church Sunday Services - 10:30 a.m. Rev. Lawrence Nyarko

EVERYONE WELCOME! Christmas Tea & Craft Sale - 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. - November 9 Grace Musical Happy Hour - 4 – 5 p.m. - FREE David Newland’s “Northbound” - November 23 Brampton Cardinals Choir - December 14 Christmas Pageant Sunday Service - December 15 Christmas Music Sunday Service - December 22 Christmas Eve - December 24 Family Service - 7 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service - 9 p.m. Contact the church for details.

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Regeneration Outreach Community recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary of serving people in need in our community. With an increase of meals served by approximately ten percent this year and with a growing number of people facing homelessness, Regen has been sensitive and creative in helping to meet the needs of those in our community who are living in poverty.  Recent developments at Regen have included increasing our capacity for rescuing food through partnerships with restaurants, grocery stores and logistic chains. With support from local businesses, churches and other private donors, Regen has purchased a refrigerated truck and commercial refrigerators and freezers that have allowed food to be put into the hands of those who need it most.  Regeneration has also launched the Regeneration Thrift Store, located just minutes from the downtown core at 253 Queen St. East. This promising venture had its grand opening on August 30th and will support future sustainability as the needs of Brampton grow and shift. It relies heavily on donations and volunteers from Brampton community members. The hope is that this store will allow for future services for guests as Regeneration continues to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable in our downtown. As the need for primary healthcare has been evident for Regen’s valued guests, a significant investment, with the help of donors, has been put into creating a space for nurses, residents and chiropractors to meet one-on-one with clients who face barriers in receiving medical attention. This space has allowed medical professionals to meet with guests, managing chronic illnesses that could otherwise result in trips to emergency and extended hospital stays. COURTESY OF TED BROWN, CEO, REGENERATION OUTREACH COMMUNITY

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Let’s face it, the majority of us spend a large portion of our days at work, and our co-workers frequently turn into our closest friends. This year, say thank you to your staff, clients, or work besties with a memorable gift that shows how much their hard work and companionship really means to you. BACI GIFTS (37 QUEEN ST. W.) offers unique gifts

that will pleasantly surprise even the toughest of colleagues to cross off your holiday shopping list. The shop offers a variety of gift ideas such as charcuterie boards, foodie treats, and bar accessories. Gift baskets are also available upon request, and the staff will work with you on customizing and creating the perfect holiday gift for your client, even offering delivery services in the GTA area.

O F F I C E T R E AT S & E AT S Everyone knows that baked goods are always a hit in any office, so think about surprising your staff or clients with tasty treats from DOLCEZZA CUSTOM CAKES (71 MAIN ST. N.). Whether you’re looking for holiday-themed cupcakes, gingerbread cookies, or a cake shaped like Santa Claus, you won’t go wrong with a dozen (or two dozen) treats from Downtown Brampton’s local bakery. If you need a little help prepping your holiday feast this year, the staff at NOVA GRILL & BAKERY (131 MAIN ST. N.) are here to help! The shop offers cooked turkeys, as well as a variety of catering options, perfect for your family get-togethers. And with a selection of decadent sweets, you won’t even have to think twice about dessert as the staff can put together a dessert plate you’ll want to take credit for baking. D OW N TOW N B R A M P TO N B I A

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Downtown Brampton offers a wide range of group dining destinations, ideal for hosting holiday parties and get-togethers for your staff and clients. For large parties, book the top floor of WENDEL CLARK’S CLASSIC GRILL & BAR (36 MAIN ST. N.) and enjoy the atmosphere of a lounge, with the upbeat energy of a sports bar. If you’re looking for an Italian feast, think of booking out a private room at VESUVIO RISTORANTE (91 GEORGE ST. S.) and enjoy their delectable pastas, gourmet pizzas, and decadent desserts. For an authentic taste of Italy, FANZORELLI’S RESTAURANT & WINE BAR (50 QUEEN ST. W.) offers a casual upscale dining experience that takes you on a tour of Italy. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in their menu items, this is the perfect place to host a holiday staff or family get together.

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Who is it for?

When I am building a gift basket, the first thing I ask is, Who is it for? What does that person like? Is it a woman? Does she love jewelry or is she more into home decor? Is she into clothing? It’s the little details that are going to guide me in selecting what goes into the gift. For example, if you know the person’s favourite colour, you will be pleasing this person twice, not just for the gift they are receiving, but also by the colour because it’s going to be there. The connection is there.

What is your budget? Next, consider your budget. You can create a beautiful gift, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. A scarf or a pair of slippers in an unusual container can be the perfect gift & will delight the eye. If you can spend more, you can create a more spectacular basket.

Container or Theme? Sometimes you select the container you are going to work with, and other times, you start with a product and build around it. If I have a handbag, I’m going to introduce products that are going to work for the person who is going to receive this.

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Presentation is everything. Presentation is as important as the gift. If it is beautiful and pleasing to the eye, it is already a gift. At Baci Gifts, we have fancy paper and gift boxes. Everything has to look pretty either in a gift basket or in gift wrapping. We have luxurious organza to wrap our baskets as well as cellophane. It’s the extra touches that make the gift, such as rich ribbons, a spray of berries or even a few crystals.

What’s hot right now. Charcuterie boards are trendy right now. They are fantastic gifts for men and women. You can put some foodie items with them. Jams, spices, preserves, or you can go with wine and cheese.

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Shopping for the main man in your life who tells you that he already has everything he needs is made simple with a visit to Downtown Brampton. If he is into personal grooming, treat him to a fresh cut from BLADE RUNNER BARBER SHOP (17 MAIN ST.) or SIMPLY REFINED HAIR STUDIO (49 MAIN ST. N.). Pop into BRAMPTON’S EGO SALON (127 QUEEN ST. W.) for a gift certificate and let him choose from their wide range of services, such as traditional shave, machine grooming, cut, or pick from their range of salon-grade hair care and beard grooming products to maintain that barber-fresh feeling all season long. For the gentleman with a taste for the finer things, head to THE ARTS OF JOHN CUTRUZZOLA (37 QUEEN ST. W.) for an original art piece from longtime Brampton resident and artist, John Cutruzzola. THE WEE SMOKE SHOP (63 MAIN ST. N.) offers a broad selection of cigars from countries such as Cuba, Dominican, Honduras, and Italy. In addition to cigars, the shop carries a curated selection of humidifiers, ideal for keeping your cigars fresh, as well as a selection of high-end lighters to complement your purchase. If you are looking for a unique, personal gift, photo restoration from M. MICHAEL’S PHOTOGRAPHY (37 QUEEN ST. W.) can bring a precious family memory back to life.

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For the man in your life that loves to show Brampton pride wherever he goes, pop into BRAMPTON PROUD (47 QUEEN ST. W.) and get him an authentic “Brampton Proud” hoodie, crewneck, or toque to make sure he stays warm all season long while showing love for his favourite city! Whether you’re looking for something for your significant other, father, brother, or best friend, Downtown Brampton’s specialty stores will help make gift-giving for him simple this year!

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PARADISE Whether you’re sitting around a holiday dinner table with your closest family, sharing a decadent dessert at a local coffee shop with your significant other, or crowded around the kitchen counter eating from takeout containers with your friends - food brings people together! According to Culture Trip, Brampton is becoming the new foodie destination in Ontario. With some of the hottest foodie personalities and chefs, such as Suresh Doss and Matty Matheson, making appearances at the local farmers market this past summer; it’s no wonder that Brampton is the hot spot for a variety of different cuisines and the place to be if you’re looking for unique and delicious dining experiences. 9 QUEEN CHINESE (9 QUEEN ST. E.) boasts a carefully curated menu, with an intricately decorated interior complete with beautiful murals and is the perfect place to visit when you’re craving authentic Chinese food. However, if you’re looking for comfort food, look no further than LITTLE SHOP OF ICE CREAM (1 THEATRE LANE). Contrary to what the shop’s name suggests, this shop is more than just ice cream - think gourmet grilled cheeses filled with toppings such as jalapenos, pears, pesto, and mac & cheese and homemade soups just like grandma used to make!

If you’re looking for a restaurant with boho-chic decor, a full bar and Eastern-European flair, check out QUEEN GYPSY (10 MAIN ST. S.). Offering full restaurant bookings, this cozy spot in Downtown Brampton serves up authentic EasternEuropean fare, such as goulash, cabbage stew and pork schnitzel and is the perfect place to warm up on a cold, winter evening. If you’re looking for more flavours that remind you of home, pop into LA FAVORITA LATIN MARKET (18 QUEEN ST. W.) for traditional South and Central American foods, such as empanadas, sweet pastries, and miga sandwiches, while MI CHURROS (HARMSWORTH LN.) promises the best churros in all of Downtown Brampton. AFRICAN MARKET (19 QUEEN ST. W.) sells traditional African foods and items that you can’t find anywhere else in the city and is the perfect spot for those looking for a taste of home.

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For those looking for a quick snack, pop into DAS BREZEL HAUS (25B MAIN ST. N.) for authentic, handmade German pretzels that come in fun flavours such as chocolatedipped, smores, cinnamon sugar, and more! And if that won’t satisfy your sweet tooth, MACARONZ (43 QUEEN ST. E.) will surely do the trick. The French-inspired shop serves brightly coloured macarons in every flavour imaginable, as well as mini donuts and a selection of artisan teas. If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, plan a dinner at BLACKSTONE STEAKHOUSE AND GRILL (31 GEORGE ST. N.). At Blackstone, meats arrive on a hot volcanic black stone heated to 500 degrees, which keeps the food sizzling hot and full of aromas. This Halal restaurant serves a variety of meat cuts, as well as seafood dishes, burgers, delicious appetizers, including homemade guacamole and nachos, and boasts a fulsome dessert menu, making it an ideal choice for any corporate holiday function.


QUICK BITES

Whether you’re tired after a long day of shopping, need a snack before popping into the Rose Theatre for a show, or need to refuel after an afternoon of skating in Gage Park, Downtown Brampton is host to many eateries offering quick, tasty bites! Pop into JUICE AND ROCCOS PIZZERIA (52 MAIN ST. N.) for a fresh pizza, cooked right in front of you. With various pizza flavours, such as butter chicken, donair, and taco libre, Italian and veal sandwiches, to mac & cheese creations you wouldn’t dare dream of creating, there’s something for everyone at this pizza shop. Just steps away from Gage Park, PIZZANINI (18 MAIN ST. S.), another one of Brampton’s hottest pizza shops, serves up hot and fresh pizzas, as well as pierogies, salads and special dessert pizzas. For those looking to add some heat and flavour to the cold days of winter, SPICY ISLAND JERK (135 MAIN ST. N.) warms your soul with authentic Jamaican jerk spices, serving dishes such as ackee and saltfish, calaloo, roti, and jerk chicken. POS BUENO MEXICAN RESTAURANT & BAR’S (53 GEORGE ST. S.) flavours will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away to a tropical city in Mexico, with an authentic and fresh menu. Try their guacamole and chips or one of their signature tacos for an authentic taste of Mexico. If you’re looking for a healthier, fresher snacking option, TRISH JUICE (11 QUEEN ST. W.) offers freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, salads, and grilled wraps that are easily customizable to suit your flavour palette and packed full of vitamins and nutrients to keep you healthy throughout the holiday season.

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Help us choose the “People’s Choice” winner of our annual window decorating contest and you will be entered to win a prize. From November 18 to December 20, you could win our weekly draw for a $75 gift card to the Downtown Brampton Business of your choice. Visit our website,

www.downtownbramptonbia.ca for a list of participating businesses and ballot drop off locations. The earlier you enter the more chance you have to win! NAME:

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Carriage Rides In Downtown Brampton Our annual carriage rides are back! Pick up at Buffy’s Lane, outside of Brampton City Hall.

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HOLIDAY SHOP WEEK · DECEMBER 2 – 8 · featuring retail specials for your Holiday Wish-Gift List SHARE THE MAGIC!

Holiday Taste Tour Purchase a Taste Passport and enjoy a tasty treat and a beverage sample at each restaurant stop on the tour. DECEMBER 5 FROM 5 PM TO 9 PM

FRIDAYS FROM 6 PM TO 10 PM AND SATURDAYS FROM 4 PM TO 8 PM, FROM NOVEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 28, PLUS DECEMBER 29 4 PM TO 8 PM AND DECEMBER 30 6 PM TO 10 PM

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Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 21

Free Wagon Rides Great Family Fun! Pick up at Buffy’s Lane, outside of Brampton City Hall. EVERY SUNDAY IN DECEMBER FROM 12 PM TO 4 PM

D OW N TOW N B R A M P TO N B I A FOR FULL DETAILS VISIT: WWW.DOWNTOWNBRAMPTONBIA.CA/EVENTS

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Discover Downtown Brampton: Holiday 2019  

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

Discover Downtown Brampton: Holiday 2019  

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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