The Symes has quickly become one of Toronto’s most versatile and exciting event spaces! To help ring in the holiday season, the venue team invited Industry folk – and their families – down to a warm and welcoming celebration sure to get any humbug into the holiday spirit! We hope you enjoy these highlights from this hit party captured by Carlos Bolivar.

The celebration was decorated with tasteful pops of red and white, including custom bar decals by Dance Floor Decor. The festive vibe continued with furniture by Divine Furniture Rentals, and show-stopping snowflakes and trees supplied by Engineered Arts. String lighting, by Sole Power, created a warm and welcoming glow, highlighting the venue’s soaring ceilings.

Guests certainly did not go hungry with delectable treats at every stop, supplied by some of Toronto’s leading caterers Food Dudes, elle cuisine, 10tation Event Catering, Drake Catering, Toben Food by Design and Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events. Those with a sweet tooth were delighted with candy apples, s’mores, and non-stop delicious decadence. The kids were in heaven! The holiday-inspired menu continued with turkey dinner spring rolls, mini Yorkshire puddings and many more savoury surprises.

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Carolers serenaded guests with holidays tunes and Sole Power continued the joyous party vibe throughout the event. This family friendly gathering included a carousel, live ice skating by Glisse on Ice Shows, and a dance party for all ages.

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Every holiday party needs a crafts table (event the adults couldn’t resist a bit of crafty fun). Every merry detail was thought of to entertain and take care of the guests.

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One particularly special moment of the event were live poems being curated on the spot by Everyday People Typewriter Poems. Guests were encouraged to suggest a subject and within moments Cathy would whip up a magical little poem, the perfect keep-sake to remember the moment.

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From candy walls to spinning carousels, The Symes captured the thrill, fun, and beauty of the holiday season. Activities, food and delight were found at every corner. It’s always wonderful to see not only vendors of the event industry enjoying themselves, but their families as well. The Symes Industry Holiday party was the perfect way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year!

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