Those of you who read my blog on a regular basis might recognize the pictures as I posted a picture of the exact same Christmas tree two years ago. It is situated in one of the largest and most iconic shopping malls in Toronto, the Eaton Centre. Despite having seen this tree for the past three years, I still enjoy coming across it. It is reputed to be the tallest Christmas tree in Canada at 108 ft high. I’m not keen on fake trees but I think it would pain me to see a tree of that size cut down so that we can bring it indoors and put lights on it, so I’m glad it isn’t a live tree and I’m also glad that it’s being re-used.
Another thing I like about this mall are the huge reindeer at various spots as if watching the people scurrying around doing their Christmas shopping. It certainly makes the mall more cheerful. It`s not particularly cold in Toronto at the moment but it is dull and grey so it lifts the spirits coming across a giant reindeer in a shopping mall. There will be more lifting of spirits over the next couple of days as we celebrate Christmas. I will be celebrating with family and friends and I feel lucky to have this privilege.
Merry Christmas to all my readers and though it might not be merry for some, I wish you at least peace and goodwill from the people around you.