November 16 - December 2013
Celebrate the season at Holiday Magic in Toronto and see the Bloor-Yorkville neighborhood transformed into a glistening holiday wonderland. Toronto’s chic shopping district, Bloor-Yorkville becomes a festive scene with beautiful decorations and enchanting light displays that bring holiday cheer to the cityscape. Discover the spectacular animated windows at stores such as Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Burberry as well as the Gardiner Museum. The stores and shops of Yorkville offer Holiday Magic shopping specials so you can find the perfect gift to put under the tree.
Kick off the Christmas season at Holiday Magic’s Official Lighting Ceremony, when thousands of lights dazzle the winter streets. The ceremony on Nov. 16th features an exciting musical performance by Sarah Slean with Strings - one of the most compelling acts in Canada. Holiday Magic in Toronto also features several festive events around the neighborhood to get you in the spirit. See the annual Santa Claus Parade on November 17th, with colorful floats, bands, celebrity clowns and St. Nick.
A Toronto holiday tradition, the 12 Trees of Christmas at the Gardiner Museum showcases magnificently decorated trees dripping with lights and bling before they are delivered to community charities. Sport your Speedo swimsuits and running shoes for the 8th edition of the Toronto Santa Speedo Run. This breezy fun run through Yorkville raises money for the Toys and Games Fund at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.
One of the top shopping destinations on the planet, Bloor-Yorkville is Canada’s fashion mecca lined with trendy shops and boutiques decorated for Holiday Magic. Celebrate the holidays in luxurious accommodations at the InterContinental Toronto Yorkville - just steps from designer stores, such as Gucci, Prada, Hermes and Gucci, as well as Canadian retail icons like Harry Rosen and Stollery's. Don’t miss this magical time of the year in Toronto!