Editor’s note:

Christmas is that time of year where families and friends gather to enjoy each other’s company. It is a time to be with your loved ones, feel the warmth of the fireplace, and enjoy that delicious hot cocoa. It’s all about the lighting of the tree, and the presents that make everyone’s Christmas morning. That’s why Winter Magic has made it a point to hold Illuminate, an annual festival where a Christmas tree is lit in the heart of Dundas Square. It may not be the traditional tree everyone expects, but it is pretty cool seeing 52,000 LED lights form one of the biggest Christmas trees. That’s not to mention the performances and the overall holiday spirit that fill up the square. So in case you missed the event, here is a quick recap–it might just inspire you to attend next year’s!

-Ramage Zaki