Get a jump on your Christmas shopping

Celebrate the joy of the season and get a head start on your Christmas shopping and decorating at the ever-popular Royal Botanical Gardens Auxiliary Christmas Sale, November 16-18 at the RBG Centre, 680 Plains Rd. W.

Don’t miss the opening day special event at 2 p.m. Holiday Glitz and Glam, a fashion show by Melanie Lyne. Friday’s special event at 2 p.m. The Greek Goddess, owner and executive chef of It’s All Greek To me and Baranga’s will prepare appetizers and set a buffet table. Fresh floral demonstrations will follow.

The Gardens’ Auxiliary Workshop volunteers have worked for months designing and creating decorative designs for the home or workplace. Many other unique gifts are available for purchase at the busy marketplace, including ready made evergreen designs to place in your own urn, fresh evergreen kits, beautiful ribbons and custom hand tied bows.

On Friday and Saturday, hourly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., accredited floral design judges will show you how easy it is to create your own designs for the festive season.

Select vendors have been invited for added shopping pleasure. Live musical entertainment complements the festive ambience.

The sale is open from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 16; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 18. Admission is $2, free parking.

For information call 905 577-7771 or visit