As the snow starts to fall and the River District gets covered in a layer of fresh white fluff the glow of the shop lights warms the sidewalk. Adventure into a toasty boutique or restaurant to warm up. Holiday shopping is easy in the River District. The many shops, boutiques, and galleries offer so many opportunities to knock your gift giving out of the park. Can’t think of anything for the most difficult to buy for? You can purchase a River District gift certificate from City Hall. Keep the winter blues at bay by keeping up with the winter events calendar. Catch a show at any one of our indoor event venues or wander through the famous Festival of Northern Lights along the beautiful Sydenham River. In the darkest days of winter make sure to practice self care by taking advantage of one of the many salons, spa, and wellness businesses. Winter is far from dreary in the River District.