For anyone who’s ever spent a holiday season in Niagara, it’s easy to tell that both locals and visitors take their holiday fun seriously. Whether it’s with a drive through the Winter Festival of Lights or by eating a holiday-themed meal at one of our many fabulous restaurants, festive and fun opportunities abound.
When it comes to proper gift-giving, however, it can seem like there’s little guidance beyond the world-class shopping that’s always available. Well, this year, there’s a small but welcome change afoot in that department.
The 12 Days of Christmas
In the popular holiday song, “The 12 Days of Christmas,” holiday gift-giving is both amorous and increasingly elaborate. From the first day’s “partridge in a pear tree” through the fifth day’s “five golden rings,” all the way up to the 12th day’s “12 drummers drumming,” each day’s gift haul gets bigger in number and more elaborate in nature. While few givers of gifts practice such excessive and long-running gifting, the sentiment inherent in the song is undeniably sweet — a marker of the ways in which gift giving reveals how we feel about one another.
Enter the 13th Day
If you and your loved ones give gifts around Christmas and Hanukkah, you’re probably already on the hunt for the perfect gift. Whether or not you have people who are difficult to buy for, the 13th Street Winery has a fun, holiday-themed event that will help you tackle your list. For one afternoon only, on December 12 from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., join 13th Street Winery’s sommelier, Corinne Maund, for a tour of wine and food pairings that will amp your gift-giving and holiday hosting prowess up considerably. It’s called the 13 Days of Christmas.
About 13th Street Winery
The creators of the 13 Days of Christmas hail from the 13th Street Winery, where a shared love of wine, art, food, and hospitality called two families together to start a winery. John and June Man and Karen and Doug Whitty have deep roots in the Niagara region, and a visit to their St. Catharines wine boutique is a must for any visitor to the region. From the tasting bar to the on-site bakery, delicious treats and the feeling of coming home abound. It’s no wonder, then, that they found a way to combine all these things together in the 13 Days of Christmas.
The 13 Days of Christmas Event
Beyond getting to sample 13 unique food and wine pairings that you can make use of at your next holiday get-together, the 13 Days of Christmas will also provide guidance in buying wine for your family and friends. Holiday entertaining tips will also be given, from decorating ideas to ideas on how to make a holiday party even more fun. You’ll also be able to choose from among 13th Street Winery’s gift sets and bottle gift wrapping for beautifully wrapped presents your loved ones will exclaim about.
So, come to Niagara over the weekend of December 12, and buy your tickets to the 13 Days of Christmas early. If you need any help with your forthcoming holiday festivities, the 13th Street Winery will have almost everything you need.
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