Ready to cross some names off your shopping list? Or, perhaps, in need of some inspiration for that perfect gift? Well, we’ve got a shopping getaway to help make getting ready for the Holidays a little easier. But first, some advance planning is necessary – reserve a Vaughan Mills Shop and Stay package and receive a $40 Vaughan Mills gift card to help get your shopping started. Vaughan Mills is Toronto’s premier outlet destination, and with over 250 stores and designer outlets, you’ll be powering through that list in no time. Stay at the trendy Aloft Vaughan Mills Hotel and you’ll be directly across the street from Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre – it can’t get more convenient than that!
Check in at the hotel, pick up your Welcome Package, then head on over to Vaughan Mills, with the gift card and VIP Visitors card in hand, and wearing your most comfortable walking shoes – we should point out that the mall is shaped like a racetrack and spans 2km around, so you’ll also be getting in some steps while you shop. Grab a coffee or tea, look over the store discounts included with the VIP Visitors Card, plan your route and start your lap! Give yourself plenty of time, you might be there a while. Retire to your room and call it a day. There will time for more shopping in the morning.
Dinner is next, and just because you’re away from home, who says you can’t still make it yourself? Book a cooking class at The Chef Upstairs – Vaughan where you will learn to create a full meal consisting of several courses, then sit down to enjoy them! Check out their schedule in advance and make that reservation – from Spanish tapas to French Cuisine, classic Thai to Italian, you’ll be glad you did. Classes begin at 6:30pm and run about 3 hours long.
If you’re still on the hunt for some unique, one-of-a-kind finds, then start the next morning with a visit to This Is Made, an all-new artisan’s collective boutique in Vaughan. This exciting one-stop merchant shop has two levels of shopping, a workshop studio, a vinyl record playing station, fresh flowers, daily fresh baked goods and features merchandise from over 70 businesses. From jewelry to home décor, wooden serving boards to ready-to-prepare Mason Jar soups, you’ll find that perfect item to finish off your list!
Now, we would be remiss in not mentioning that Vaughan is also home to Canada’s Wonderland and new for 2019 is WinterFest! During WinterFest, Canada’s Wonderland will be magically transformed into a winter Wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer. This holiday event is sure to bring joy to boys and girls of all ages, from one to ninety-nine as you become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, savory treats and fanciful Christmas activities. Start a new Holiday tradition this year at WinterFest!