Tennis star Bianca Andreescu hosting annual Christmas tree lighting at Eaton Centre

Nov 6 2019, 7:02 am

The sights and sounds of the holidays will soon be alive and well in the city.

And the first major holiday kickoff will be the official unveiling and lighting ceremony of the CF Eaton Centre’s epic 108-foot Christmas tree. If you’ve never seen it happen before, trust us, it will get you very excited for the holidays.

Especially this year, as tennis superstar and Canadian hero Bianca Andreescu will be hosting the event and leading thousands of holiday revellers in a countdown to light the tallest Christmas tree in the city.

The massive tree will be unveiled on Thursday, November 14, marking the downtown mall’s fourth annual Tree Lighting event and the unofficial kick-off to Toronto’s holiday season.

Building off last year’s momentous unveiling, this year’s celebration features live music from an electric violinist, Dr. Draw and DJ 4KORNERS.

“Our goal at Cadillac Fairview is to create memorable and share-worthy holiday experiences for our community,” said Sheila Jennings, general manager of CF Toronto Eaton Centre.

“This year, we’re taking our tree lighting tradition to new heights, where we’ll leverage the power of the community to come together and light the tree with new interactive elements. We can’t wait to meet you there.”

Tree Unveiling hosted by global tennis phenom, Bianca Andreescu

When: Thursday, November 14
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge Street, Toronto