Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re still scrambling to pick up gifts for your loved ones, take a deep breath…it’s not too late! If you’re planning on stopping by Yorkdale to do some shopping this weekend, you should take a much-deserved break and go visit Fashion Santa this Saturday. Who’s Fashion Santa, you ask? Well, he’s the dapper bearded model Paul Mason, who was recently named one of Toronto’s Best Dressed by the Toronto Life, and he’s the adult Santa you never knew you wanted to meet.
Every Saturday in December from noon to 8 p.m. at Yorkdale, shoppers can snap #SelfiesForSickKids with Fashion Santa for $5, with proceeds going to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. You get a priceless holiday shot with the best dressed Santa ever, and do good at the same time. Win-win!
After that Fashion Santa meet and greet, you can continue with your shopping, and this season Yorkdale has launched a full suite of services designed to offer shoppers the most relaxing shopping experience possible. Check out the festive happenings after the jump! Happy Shopping!
Yorkdale App Live Chat puts top shopping advice at your fingertips
Yorkdale’s updated shopping app includes a new live chat feature allowing shoppers to reach a Guest Service rep directly through their smart phones. The app also provides parking updates every 15 minutes so passengers can update drivers on the best place to park, reservations to Dine on 3 so you can dine in style without scouting for a seat, in centre directions so you can map out your shopping trips and news updates from your favourite stores.
Swarovski Crystal Wonderland
Yorkdale’s Swarovski Crystal Wonderland will spread holiday magic throughout Yorkdale Shopping Centre with two spectacular scenes. An enchanted crystalized forest full of beautiful iconic Canadian wildlife will surround Santa’s magical sleigh in West Court and a breathtaking Swarovski tree adorned with 20,000 Swarovski crystals will glisten in Yorkdale’s Centre Court. The entire magical wonderland will sparkle with hundreds of Swarovski ornaments and will be on display beginning November 12 through the end of 2014. Follow the conversation: #Time2Sparkle
Customized ornaments to support the Hospital for Sick Children
Every Saturday from 10 am to noon, November 15 to December 13, guests can come to Yorkdale to decorate an ornament with Swarovski crystals for a $20 donation, with proceeds going to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. Participants will receive their own decorating kit, complete with a frosted ornament and a collection of Swarovski crystal elements to customize their own sparkling holiday masterpiece. For advance sign-up, visit www.yorkdale.com.
The Even Better Way: TTC Specials
Yorkdale Shoppers who use a TTC Family Day Pass on Saturday or Sunday will receive a $10 Yorkdale gift card. Present your valid pass with same-day receipts totaling $50 at the guest services kiosk located near Timothy’s World Coffee.
Valet parking is located on the South-West side of the shopping centre and is available for all shoppers for $15. Call valet five to 15 minutes before you’re ready to leave, and your car will be waiting for you! RBC Avion cardholders can take advantage of free valet parking all season long.
Extended Holiday hours (November 17 – January 4)
Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 9:30 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sundays 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Black Friday (Nov 28) 7:00 am – 9:30 pm
December 24 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
December 25 Closed
December 26 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
December 31 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
January 1 Closed