Toronto’s Eaton Centre is kicking off the holiday season with an iconic and memorable Christmas Tree. What makes this tree so special? It’s the tallest tree in Toronto, standing at 114 feet tall! If you were wondering where the tree was last year, it was on a temporary hiatus in 2022 so that the glass dome of the Centre’s atrium could be renovated. This year it’s back, alongside a new addition.
To make up for the lack of tree last year, the Eaton Centre decided to add fake snow, a feature that will be returning this year. The Eaton Centre will also be donating $500 to Covenant House when the snow falls for a total donation of $100,000 across the season.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place on November 15th at 6pm and will be hosted by the Barenaked Ladies, where they’ll lead a sing-along featuring Toronto’s Children’s Chorus. Alongside this musical performance, live falling snow, and the tree lighting, there will also be a BIG SURPRISE that’ll be happening, so you don’t want to miss it.
Alongside the Tree Lighting Ceremony, guests can also shop, dine, and experience a new art exhibit, Canadian Chroma, that creates an interactive display of lights and colors to bring you closer to the nature of Canada. From a light display that replicates the stunning colors of the Aurora Borealis to an immersive art piece that displays different colorful renditions of the different seasons. Canadian Chroma is on view this fall for free at the site of the old Nordstrom.