Cavalcade of Lights Festival Press Release 2013



Kick Off the Holiday Season with family and friends at the

9th Annual Rosedale Main Street Cavalcade of Lights Festival presented by RBC

Saturday November 30 | 2pm to 6pm | Along Yonge Street from Woodlawn Avenue to Crescent Rd


Toronto, Ontario – October 29, 2013 – The Rosedale Main Street BIA is getting ready for the 9th Annual  Cavalcade of Lights Festival presented by RBC on Saturday, November 30 from 2pm to 6pm.  Join us for fabulous family entertainment and activities along Yonge Street from Woodlawn Avenue to Crescent Road and be on hand for the finale and watch Santa flip the switch to light the 50ft blue tree on top the CP bridge at Scrivener Square. Like Rosedale Main Street on Facebook or follow @RosedaleMainStr on Twitter. For more information, visit  or call 647-456-2411.

“The Rosedale Main Street BIA Annual Cavalcade of Lights Festival is now a holiday tradition for many in our community. “ states  Marissa Agueci, Chair for Rosedale Main Street BIA. “The holiday season officially begins as soon as Santa lights our 50ft tree. We invite you to experience the magic of Rosedale Main Street as you shop and dine throughout the holidays.”


Join Santa for Family Fun in Scrivener Square and Countdown to the Tree Lighting @ 6pm

Bring your camera and keep an eye out for the man in red as he celebrates the Cavalcade of Lights Festival! Families are invited to take photos with Santa in Scrivener Square and enjoy an afternoon of family fun.


Get in the holiday spirit by decorating a holiday cookie with icing sugar and sprinkles, get a balloon animal creation from talented balloon sculptors, put your best face forward for the face painters, cuddle under a blanket for horse and wagon rides, gaze in awe at the amazing stilt dancers as they make their way through the crowds!


After an afternoon of entertainment, the excitement culminates with the lighting of the 50ft blue tree on top the CP bridge at 6pm. Santa will be on hand for the official countdown to turn on the lights!


Visit the Ramsden Park Holiday Wonderland


Animal lovers can meet pygmy goats, alpaca, mini horses, reindeer and much more at the Ramsden Park Petting Zoo, watch dog shows presented by Dogfather & Co and roast marshmallows over an open fire!


Admission is FREE and you can feed for the animals for only $0.25. Dog Shows begin at 4pm (weather permitting). After the show, drop by the Dogfather & Co store at 1007 Yonge Street and check out the magnificent dog beds!


Ride the Carousel on Walker Avenue



Relive your childhood and hop on the old style carousel on Walker Avenue.


Tempt Your Tastebuds with the Cavalcade of Lights  Special Menu Items for $5


The Rosedale Cavalcade of Lights $5 menu items are back by popular demand.  Here is just a sampling of what some of the fabulous restaurants will have to offer:


  • Drop by local neighbourhood gathering spot Wylies (1234A Yonge Street) for Pad Thai, Chicken Wings, Wylies Burger and Mango Chicken.


  • Known for their decadent treats, Nadège (1099 Yonge Street) has delicious hot chocolate with a homemade marshmallow.


  • Bringing traditional British fare and culture to Rosedale Main Street,   the Firkin Pub (1055 Yonge Street) has BLT Sliders, Sweet Chili Meatballs and Skillet Nachos on their special.


Window Display Contest sponsored by Post City Magazines


Walk along Yonge Street and admire the Cavalcade of Lights Festival Window Displays!  Merchants have created dazzling displays in their windows in the spirit of the holiday season for this contest sponsored by Post City Magazines.  Be social and share images of your favourite windows!



Give a Helping Hand – Buy Blue Gloves in support of the Red Door Shelter


Pick up a pair of limited edition blue gloves for $10 at various locations throughout the Cavalcade of Lights Festival in support of charity Helping Hands.  They are great for keeping your hands warm and ideal for stocking stuffers.


Rosedale Main Street Cavalcade of Lights Festival Road Closures

Walker Avenue from Yonge Street west to the first laneway and Scrivener Square (at LCBO) from Yonge Street to Park Path will be closed to vehicular traffic for the Cavalcade of Lights Festival.

About Rosedale Main St:

Created in 2000, Rosedale Main Street comprises Yonge Street from Woodlawn Avenue (north) to Crescent Road (south) and has a wide variety of merchant and service members, from high-end antique and decor stores to wonderful neighbourhood restaurants and gourmet shops; from beauty and hairdressing salons to travel specialists; and the newly restored and renovated historic North Toronto Like Rosedale Main Street on Facebook or follow @RosedaleMainStr on Twitter. For additional information visit or call  647-456-2411.



For further Information and images please contact:


Eventful PR

Sharyn Smith, President  (905) 839-2940


October, 2013