Our neighbours to the south will soon be enjoying Thanksgiving, and then taking part in the busiest shopping day of the year, which is ominously referred to as Black Friday. While Canadian cross-border shoppers will likely fill the ranks, I am thankful that Black Friday hasn’t really caught on in Canada, yet. That said, with the passing of Kingston’s Santa Claus Parade, the Fat Goose Craft Fair, and the lighting of the tree behind City Hall, the time has come to make that list, check it twice, and take care of those who’ve been naughty and nice.
Christmas is 31 days away, while the eight crazy night of Hanukkah are a mere 17 days away. Have you started your shopping yet? Do you plan on supporting locally owned businesses, or do you prefer the cookie-cutter atmosphere of big box stores? Is Kingston’s somewhat vacant downtown more appealing to you than the climate controlled mall, or will you skip the crowds altogether and shop online? With all this incessant hand washing and a lack of snow, are you finding it hard to catch the holiday spirit?
Please let us know where you hope to find that perfect gift, and how you’re holiday preparations are coming along. As a reward, Kingstonist will randomly select one lucky commenter next Tuesday, and give them a pair of tickets to the Kingston Symphony’s upcoming performance of The Nutcracker. Tis’ the season! Photo credit and thanks to Croixboy.
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