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Winter Magic

Now in its seventh year, Winter Magic continues to transform Downtown Yonge into a winter playground with dazzling holiday lighting installations, featuring Winter Magic banners and a series of unique signature events. This community-driven festival celebrates the best of the holiday season in a high energy, urban destination area, located in the heart of Toronto.

Winter Magic signature events vary in theme, audience, location and include:


Saturday, November 16, 2013

This is a spectacular holiday ceremony with breathtaking entertainment – a fusion of technology and artistic performance. Dance, live music and spectacular acrobatics combined with technological innovation and incredible costuming. This event will feature world-class cast of home-grown and international talents.

Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square

Ice, Wine & Dine

Friday, November 22, 2013

Enjoy an evening of culinary delights, festive cocktails and live entertainment on historic Elm Street. Area restaurants will be offering sampler menu throughout the night. There will licensed patios for wine tasting and signature drinks. Don’t forget to stop by our Ice Lounge.

Time: 4pm to 10pm
Location: Elm Street


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Come and have fun at Yonge-Dundas Square for the annual Kidzfest. Enjoy free entertainment, rides and activities for children of all ages and their families. The jam-packed schedule includes meet and greet with Rapunzel, My Little Pony and Santa! We bring the nostalgia of the holiday season with the carousel ride.

Time: 11am to 5pm
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square



November 15 - December 1, 2013

The streets come to life with dynamic buskers to entertain holiday shoppers. Come see these amazing performers as they busk for charity – Raising the Roof, Downtown Yonge BIA’s charity partner.

Spot the buskers, snap a photo and share on Facebook & Twitter with their location and #WMBusker.

Time: Fri & Sat | November 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 & Sun., Dec 1
Location: Downtown Yonge BIA Neighborhood

Window Wonderland

November 13 - December 1, 2013

Window Wonderland rekindles the tradition of holiday window displays. Experience the nostalgia as Ryerson Retail Management students partner with businesses to create eye-catching holiday windows throughout Downtown Yonge BIA. This is a competition amongst the students. There will be two winners – the Judges’ Choice and the People’s Choice.

Time: November 13, Window Reveal
November 16&30, Announcement of Winners
Location: Downtown Yonge BIA Neighborhood

Kidzfest Photo Contest

Join us at Kidzfest, take your photo with one of our walk-around performers or your favourite character on-site, share on Facebook or Twitter with Hashtag #Kidzfest and get a chance to win a 4-pack family ticket for the Ross Petty Production of The Little Mermaid playing at the Elgin Theatre from November 22, 2013 – January 4, 2014.

For more information on this production, go to www.rosspetty.com



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