The countdown has begun!
Christmas is just a little over a month away and the festivities leading up to the holiday season are in full swing.
Swarovski was among one of the first to start the season off with a bang or shall I say a sparkle at their Holiday Tree and Sparkle Pop Up event during which they unveiled the Official Swarovski Holiday Tree (the only one in Canada!) and their Sparkle Pop Up, a unique digital concept and global first at Square One on November 15th. The pop-up features a stylefinder where guests can discover jewellery and try it on virtually, an interactive mirror which creates fun festive portraits with a range of virtual accessories and a selfie wall where guests can take a photo with their favourite Swarovski influencer. Swarovski will also feature an exclusive Walk of Stars, which features a unique 21st century retrospective of highly collectable and rare Swarovski holiday ornaments from 2000 to 2017.
If you missed the unveiling don't worry you can still visit the beautiful tree which is compiled of over 1,500 crystal ornaments that complement 14 tiers of crystals as well as the Sparkle Pop Up. Moreover, Square One has a number of events through its second annual #SQ1SLAY program which transforms Square One into a holiday hub until December 31st for everyone to enjoy! Here is a quick look at some of the events you can expect to find at the mall this season.
Santa's Enchanted Forest
Santa has officially made his way to Square One and guests can visit him until December 24th to share their wish lists with him and capture the moment with a photo - with every photo package sold 50 cents will be contributed towards Autism Ontario's Peel Chapter.
For those counting down the days until Black Friday, you can count one fewer day thanks to Square One who is inviting guests to enjoy a Grey Thursday promotion between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 23. On this day, guests who purchase $150 or more in Square One Gift Card Plus gift cards will receive an additional 10% off their purchases in the form of a Square One gift card.
Black Friday Extended Hours/Special Holiday Hours
Worried about not having enough time after work or school to take advantage of the Black Friday deals, don't worry the majority of retailers at Square One will be open for extended hours on Friday, November 24th - from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.! What is more, starting Saturday, November 25th until Sunday, January 7th, Square One will be holding extended holiday hours. They will be open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, the mall will be closed on Christmas Day, but will reopen at 8 a.m. the following day for Boxing Day!
Pet Night with Santa
In a couple weeks from now spend introduce your pet to Santa, on December 10th, between 7:30 - 9 p.m. Square One invites guests to bring their 'fur babies' to pose with Santa and partake in special giveaway offers.
For more events or details about the events that will be taking place at Square One, visit shopSQUAREONE.com/holiday or shopSQUAREONE.com/blackfriday.
By Sidra Sheikh
Images Courtesy: Paul Hillier Photography