Holiday Magic Returns To Bloor-Yorkville

Kiesza leads list of celebrities set to launch this year's annual Yorkville holiday festivities

The holidays are here and the Bloor-Yorkville BIA is ready to welcome the season with the annual Holiday Magic event. 

One of the most popular events in Toronto, Holiday Magic allows patrons to explore the village while enjoying music from world-renowned artists and experiencing the taste and sights of the season. 

Holiday Magic 2021 will take place on November 27 on Cumberland Street and the Village of Yorkville Park. It will be hosted by etalk’s Chloe Wilde. This year’s event is in support of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research and will kick off with the annual “Flick The Switch” lighting ceremony. 

Ensuring that our events support charitable organizations is key to all Bloor-Yorkville events,” says Bloor-Yorkville BIA executive director Briar de Lange. “This year, we are continuing to raise funds for CANFAR, an incredible organization that has invested more than $22 million to research projects across Canada. We’re also proud to be extending our support as an Official Community Partner of CANFAR’s Bloor Street Entertains, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary on November 25th, taking place at businesses throughout the neighbourhood.

This year’s festivities will feature performances by international pop-start Kiesza who is best known for her hit single Hideaway which has racked up more than 492 million views on YouTube. 

The beauty and elegance of the season continue along Bloor Street where 138 trees will be lit up with a “spectacular display” of light as revellers enjoy shopping, dining, and music. 

Holiday Magic is a highly anticipated event that the community looks forward to each year,” says Bloor-Yorkville BIA executive director Briar de Lange. “We’re excited to have Holiday Magic return this year with public health measures in place, and to set the stage for the neighbourhood as a destination during the holiday season.”

This will continue throughout December with a variety of unique programs aimed at instilling the wonder and magic of Christmas in everyone who visits the Yorkville neighbourhood including strolling carollers, festive treats, and stunning window displays. 

“Creating a holiday destination throughout the neighbourhood is important to us each year. Continuing with annual traditions, visitors and residents of Bloor-Yorkville can look forward to shopping, dining, and taking in the neighbourhood’s art and cultural attractions surrounded by the holiday lighting along tree-lined streets,” she says. “We also have 60 uniquely designed Urban Campfire Benches along Bloor Street West, with lighting that will be programmed for the holiday season.”

Holiday Magic is open to the public with no admission charge. You can learn more about all the events happening in the Bloor-Yorkville area by visiting their website