Oct 21


by Kait Kucy · 0 comments


Have you heard the news? ‘Twas the Night 2014 was just announced! In case you haven’t attended in the past or you are new to Calgary, this our largest holiday celebrations and after-hours shopping party right in downtown at CORE Shopping. This year’s festivities kicks off on November 27, 2021 at 6:30pm and is a bubbly and bright event full of incredible entertainment, shopping and of course, the annual lighting of the CORE’s stunning 45-foot Christmas tree!

I had the opportunity to experience a bit of Christmas in October when I attended the ‘Twas the Night Media Preview. One of the most amazing parts of the evening was the announcement that Juno nominated musician, Matt Dusk would be headlining this awesome holiday event. We were treated to a surprise min performance by Matt Dusk and his guitar player. If his retro Frank Sinatra-inspired song stylings and hilarious comedic timing are any indication, this is going to be one heck of a night!


Not only that, but The CORE has added a super awesome themed spin on the evening with a throw back to the nostalgic era of the glamourous 1960’s. Since prizes will be given to those in the best holiday vintage-inspired attire, you’ll want to step it up a notch! Check back here on the blog in November as I share some shopping tips on what to wear for this incredible evening of holiday fun.

“This year we celebrate each other, our style as a city and our history. We are throwing back to an era when style was standard and celebration flowed freely,” states Kim Bogner, Marketing Director for the CORE. “Twas the Night is more than a CORE shopping event as it welcomes the holiday season in Calgary, bringing together the entire community. This year we are thrilled to be supporting the YMCA of Calgary, specifically an extraordinary initiative called the Strong Kids Campaign, along with showcasing Canadian talent and Juno nominated crooner, Matt Dusk and eTalk’s ’s fabulous Tanya Kim.”


‘Twas the Night attracts over 5,000 attendees and has raised over $60,000 for local non-profit organizations. To celebrate the holiday season this year, the CORE is asking Calgarians to dig deep and support our non-profit partner, the YMCA Calgary and their Strong Kids Campaign. You can RSVP for your tickets right on The CORE Shopping website - they are free but you are encouraged to donate $10 per ticket to the YMCA Calgary.

All of the pertinent details are below here, so scoop up your tickets and start planning your outfit!

What: ‘Twas the Night – Calgary’s biggest, free, after-hours, holiday shopping event

·  Exclusive one-night-only offers from CORE retailers

·  A performance from Juno nominated artist Matt Dusk and his big band

·  A glamorous red carpet for all hosted by eTalk’s Tanya Kim

·  FREE parking

·  Spectacular tree-lighting with special lighting effects and pyrotechnics

When: Thursday, November 27, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: The CORE (TD Square/Holt Renfrew): Calgary’s only downtown shopping centre
3rd Street Valet Entrance: at 751 3rd Street SW

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