Christmas Trees; Real or Fake?

What are the Benefits of Real Christmas Trees?

  • Christmas trees are grown as crop in Canada, not taken from forests
  • It takes 6-15 years for Christmas trees to be ready for harvest (the average is 10 years in Ontario).
  • For a Christmas tree farm to be sustainable, no more than 10% can be harvested per year. This means that 90% or more of the farm remains covered in Christmas trees.
  • One acre of Christmas trees will filter 13 tons of air pollution from the air each year and will produce enough oxygen for 18 people.

Real Vs Faux Holiday Greenery

Are you curious as to which is the best greenery for the holidays, real or faux? Frankie has your answer in this Cityline segment.

Fresh/real greenery like boughs, garland and wreaths have a great scent but they dry out very quickly indoors. When they dry out they become a fire hazard. For this reason, Frankie recommends that you leave the fresh stuff for outdoors (with the exception of your Christmas tree, which can be watered)

Faux is great for indoors and last a long time. New options are very realistic with great visual and textural detail.

Santa Clause Parades and Events in Ontario 2015

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Here is a list of Santa Clause Parades Across Ontario for 2015. Let us know if we missed one!


  • Cookstown Santa Claus Parade-8pm


  • Bala Santa Claus Parade- 1pm
  • Orangeville Santa Claus Parade-5pm
  • Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade- 11am
  • Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade-10:30am
  • Keswick Santa Claus Parade-1:30pm


  • Cobourg Santa Claus Parade- 2pm
  • Barrie Santa Claus Parade-5pm


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