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Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Guild Park and Gardens

In 2013 Friends of Guild Park & Gardens revived this annual tradition which had started the Holiday Season at the Guild Inn for years.  Each year is better than the last and everyone is welcome to join the merriment. Carols are sung, hot chocolate is served, stockings and hand-made decorations are hung. We even have a special visit from Santa.  The lights shine in the darkness and have been a beacon of hope for the future of Guild Park. 

In December 2017 over 300 friends joined our celebration on the beautiful Guild Inn Estates Gazebo. Unfortunately,  the park's aging 40-foot spruce tree didn't survive the two years of construction nearby .  In response to a request from the Friends of Guild Park,  the City of Toronto planted a White Spruce on the park grounds in the Spring of 2018.  As that tree grows, so will the tradition of Guild Park's Christmas Tree Lighting!

Santa's mantle is decked for the holidays, even the mice have hung their stockings with care. December 2018
The fabulous Scarborough Ukes lead the carols with special guest Gerry Selkirk.
A merry crowd joins in the carols on the gazebo of the the Guild Inn Estate, December 2017.
Stockings hung by the fire waiting for Santa's return to Guild Park December 2017.
Musical entertainment at the Holiday Tree lighting 2017.
Jolly Old St. Nick arrives with Candy Canes, December 2017.
Our youngest Friends dance at the Holiday Tree Lighting, December 2017.
Santa Claus paid a visit to the Guild Park. Children had a chance to talk with him and put in an early request for Christmas.
Thumbs up for the Holidays! Christmas Tree lighting 2015.
Guests gathering to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or warm cider, December 2015.
Singing Frosty the Snowman. Thumpty Thump Thump! Christmas Tree Lighting at the Guild Park 2015.
Kate Kennedy, Margaret Kennedy, Lucas and George Browne join Janet Heise who read The Night Before Christmas at the 2015 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Guild Park.
Jay Moonah leads everyone is rousing renditions of Christmas favorites - Rudolph, Jingle Bells, Slient Night and Frosty the Snowman.
Mitzie Hunter MPP Scarborough-Guildwood joins Santa Claus and The Friends of Guild Park Directors wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas. December 2015
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