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Candy canes, chocolate-peppermint fudge, peanut brittle, white chocolate, are but a few of the holiday-centric candies and sweets to be enjoyed on the long list of sweets, which could be even longer, because eating candy and sweets during Xmas time is maybe the best aspect of the season, besides presents, of course. Montreal's Botanical Gardens will be celebrating the sugary side of the holidays we all know and love with their "Sweet Christmas" exhibition, a simultaneously educational and enticing holiday activity.

What many of us forget is the fact that most candies are actually derived from plants. After all the refining, a lollipop doesn't look very natural, but the reps of the Botanical Gardens will show you how some plants are turned into candy and also used to flavour the best Xmas sweets. You'll even be able to taste many of the natural sweeteners used to make candies, while learning how agave, maple syrup, and molasses are transformed into your favourite treats.

To compliment the sweet exhibitions (pun intended) the Botanical Gardens will be transformed into an actual Candy Land. Giant lollipops, colourful plant spirals, and a plenty of wreaths will set up all around the Botanical Gardens' giant pointsettia Christmas tree, which will be made even more festive with the daily choral performances, where a variety of holiday carols sung.

Also worth checking out at the Botanical Gardens during the holiday season will be the Garden's Christmas Fair. More than twenty vendors will be set up on the grounds, selling plants, jewelery, toys, gourmet food items and more, all of which will make for some solid stocking stuffers. Only certain vendors will be on-site on certain days, you can find out who will be there and when here.

The Botanical Gardens will be Christmas-ified on December 6th 'til the end of holidays on January 5th. Get more info on the Sweet Christmas candy exhibitions and everything else going on by heading to the Botanical Gardens' official website here.

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