We Love Willowdale Christmas Market &
Festive Tree Presenter
Fun Zone Sponsor
Saturday November 25th, 2023
Market: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Festive Tree Lighting 6:30pm
Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge St)
Suggested Donation was $5 for General RSVP (13+) all proceeds from this event go to support under-resourced neighbours in our community
74 ARTISAN VENDORS - TINY TOM DONUTS - HOT CHOCOLATE - PARADE
TREE LIGHTING - RAFFLE PRIZES - LIVE MUSIC - SANTA & MRS CLAUS
KIDS GAMES - CRAFTS - CARICATURES - PHOTO BOOTH - CRAM A CRUISER
The Walking Parade leaves at 5:30pm from Mel Lastman Square and heads on Yonge St. to Sheppard and back! Let's kick off the Holiday Season by spreading joy and Christmas cheer!
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
The parade concludes with the Festive Tree lighting presented by the Yonge North York BIA at 6:30pm.
Featuring performances from the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir & Star Dance Centre
With Special Guests Santa & Mrs. Claus!
CRAM A CRUISER FOOD DRIVE!
Bring a non-perishable food item to fill up a 32 Division Police Van! Food goes to our food bank that supports 130+ local families!
Photos by Bruce Greenway, Amy Fernandes and Ricky Yu
When and where is the market?The market is Saturday November 25 from 2-9pm at Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge St) Parade is 5:30pm Tree Lighting 6:30pm
What can I find at the market?- 50+ local vendors including artisans, gifts, stocking stuffers, art, snacks, cooking ingredients, jewellery and more! - Festive Tree Presented by Yonge North York BIA - Hot Chocolate - Food Trucks including Tiny Toms! - Live entertainment - Family Photo Booth - Kids Crafts
Is the market outside?Yes the market is outdoors. Dress warmly!
What is the walking Parade?Your chance to spread joy in the streets of Willowdale! We will leave the market at 5:30pm and walk a loop through the neighbourhood, ending back at Mel Lastman Square Bring noise makers, dress up and be sure to sing!
Is there a cost to participate? What do funds go toward?While there is no cost to participate, NeighbourLink will graciously accept donations that will go toward our very own food bank, the 415 Food Hub that supports 130+ Willowdale families with fresh food! www.neighbourlink.org/foodhub Suggested Donation per person is $5 or Pay What You Can! If you have the means and would like to double your impact you can select the $10 kick it up a notch ticket or $20 Christmas Fanatic ticket If the cost is a barrier to attending please select the FREE ticket. Everyone is welcome
Is there parking?There is plenty of paid parking lots and free parking on residential side streets off of Beecroft.