DECEMBER 10, 11, 17 & 18 Santa Claus’s sleigh needs some maintenance in advance of his marathon night of work. While the sled’s in the shop, Saint Nick himself will be on board the Mariposa Cruises ship Northern Spirit for the sixth annual Santa Cruise. Bring the family to meet Kris Kringle and his elves on this hour-long boat ride around the Toronto harbour, where kids can pose for photos and negotiate their wish lists with the jolly man. After the cruise, Santa’s elves lead the way to free souvenir holiday photo frames available at the Queen’s Quay Terminal. $12; call 416-203-0178 or visit here for cruise times and tickets.