The EV Tree: All Dressed Up for Christmas

Those East Village elves sure know how to bling up a tree, even when Mother Nature plays a little rough.

Perhaps it was pixie dust, or maybe just good old East Village structural ingenuity, but the 30-foot evergreen gracing the entrance to RiverWalk by the Simmons Building was left unscathed by the hurricane-force winds last Sunday. (That’s the kind of magic that’s possible when your tree is donated by the engineers at Stantec). By nightfall on Monday, East Village's own Rockefeller Christmas tree was sparkling with enough strands of multicoloured lights to rival the brightly lit RiverWalk pathway and Langevin Bridge.

Look for the big bright tree to guide your sleigh to all the EV Christmas celebrations. Come down December 17 from 11-5pm to shop for unique gifts at the first ever Elves in the Village Christmas Market in the Simmons Building (check back soon for details). Come see the progress on the Experience Centre, which is looking grander by the day. Or bring your Tiny Villagers down for some last minute photo ops. Everybody looks their best in twinkle lights.

To help prepare for Christmas, our friends at Blue Grass Nursery have generously donated a certificate for a free 6' Premieum Balsam Fir, to enter to win sign up at The winner will be drawn on December 5th!