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So This Is Christmas, And What Has Your City Done? Post pictures of the obligatory parades, decor, and other ways your city is celebrating the holidays.
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Personally I am spending Christmas in Oakville with my family and everyone in the neighbourhoods dusted off their wretchedly ugly “Keep Christ In Christmas” signs.
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Personally I am spending Christmas in Oakville with my family and everyone in the neighbourhoods dusted off their wretchedly ugly “Keep Christ In Christmas” signs.
That many? Seriously????
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That many? Seriously????
Yeah, the Neighborhood my parents live in has about three down the street back to back....
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Our train just left Toronto heading to Quebec City.

Too bad we had to leave our camera in London. I can't wait to see the architecture of Quebec.
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Our train just left Toronto heading to Quebec City.

Too bad we had to leave our camera in London. I can't wait to see the architecture of Quebec.
Have fun! It’s beautiful out there. I am leaving for a cottage in rural Ontario tomorrow, it will be a much earned break from running around the Eaton Centre .
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I've basically only been to shopping malls in the last two days have been home, will try get to see more now

Outlet mall




Pacific Centre Mall




Park royal




Lougheed Town Centre
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I've basically only been to shopping malls in the last two days have been home, will try get to see more now

Outlet mall




Pacific Centre Mall




Park royal




Lougheed Town Centre
You almost made the McBarfer Glen Mall look good...…..almost
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Personally I am spending Christmas in Oakville with my family and everyone in the neighbourhoods dusted off their wretchedly ugly “Keep Christ In Christmas” signs.
Good. I'm glad to see that not all people have been intimidated enough by a secular society to still express how they view the Christmas season.

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So This Is Christmas, And What Has Your City Done? Post pictures of the obligatory parades, decor, and other ways your city is celebrating the holidays.
In St. John's we have a comically awful Santa Claus Parade where the biggest star (this is not a joke, FAR more popular than Santa) is the Maple Leaf Big Stick Bologna. He's even a pricy local Christmas ornament that sells out every year.

Christmas Parade by R C, on Flickr

St. John's Santa Claus Parade by S, on Flickr

Christmas Parade by R C, on Flickr

It's primarily a fundraiser for local food banks.

Christmas Parade 2015 by R C, on Flickr

My favourite parade is the Mummer's Parade in Georgestown.

Mummering in St. John's by R C, on Flickr

Mummering 2016 by R C, on Flickr

My personal favourite activity is going to The Once's annual Christmas concert. Most of the biggest bands here do a Christmas series, and The Once's is my favourite.

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Beyond that, lots of Christmas pageants and concerts, storytelling events, generally a few visual arts shows, etc. There are tree lightings at St. Clare's, City Hall, etc. The big event is the Festival of Lights at Bowring Park, or perhaps the displays at the Botanical Gardens. As our diaspora is so large, the airport is a busy spot this time of year too with returning Newfoundlanders so they typically go all-out with decorations (especially mummers) and concerts.

Hanukkah is this time of year as well. The main public event for that is the lighting of the menorah in Bannerman Park, generally done by the Lieutenant Governor.

December 22 2019 by R C, on Flickr

Outside the city, in Port de Grave, they do up all the fishing boats in lights so lots of folks take an afternoon to go out there and see them.
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What's a typical Newfie xmas dinner?
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Oh God, I can't NOT over-answer. Sorry...

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Honeymoon/Christmas sex complete, off to the Planes of Abraham to look at the clear nights sky!!
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^One of my ancestors commanded the fleet that fought (and won) at the Plains of Abraham.

Newfie xmas looks delicious. I just made a roast turkey dinner with gluten free southern-style cornbread dressing, roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and gravy with a gluten free plum pudding. (I want to make it from scratch next year.) Other than the xmas dinner I don't celebrate Christmas.
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Honeymoon/Christmas sex complete, off to the Planes of Abraham to look at the clear nights sky!!
Congrats!!

And also congrats on losing your virginity!
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Yeah, the Neighborhood my parents live in has about three down the street back to back....
So no 'Take Christ Out of Christmas' signs on your street then.
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I’ve never heard of these leave Christ in Christmas signs. Sounds like bullshit to me.
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