CANADA: Toronto Christmas Market’s Rebrand, a Post-Halloween Pumpkin Parade, a Candle-Filled Holiday Experience and More

NATIONAL: Cloud-based hybrid engagement platform ON24 has debuted ON24 Go Live, a new self-service solution that allows clients to quickly and easily build branded, interactive virtual gatherings ranging from conferences and pop-ups to town halls and meetings. ON24 also recently announced new innovations across its platform, including an update to its webcasting capabilities and more ways for customers to track prospect engagement data.

CALGARY: The International Christmas Market is back at Spruce Meadows after being canceled last year. The market will be held over two weekends, Nov. 26-28 and Dec. 3-5. More than 190 booths will be featured in locations such as Spruce Meadows’ Equi-Plex, Gallery on the Green Congress Hall, Horizons Pavilion, Twin Peaks Pavilion and Courtyard. Attendance will be limited each day of the event, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

EDMONTON: Luminaria, a holiday event and candle-lit garden experience, is returning to the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. The event begins Nov. 27 and runs until Jan. 9, 2022. Attendees can enjoy candle-filled pathways, light displays, warm fires and apple cider.

PORT HOPE, ONTARIO: Halloween may be over, but Port Hope is still celebrating with its third Pumpkin Parade, taking place today at 6 p.m. EST in the Lent Lane area. The community event is free and hosted by Critical Mass; it gives residents a chance to display their own carved pumpkins. People bringing pumpkins are asked to bring a tealight or LED candle to illuminate their work.

TORONTO: The Toronto Christmas Market Has been rebranded to The Distillery Winter Village. This season’s event will focus on shopping and dining with eight curated vendor cabins, 12 food vendor cabins and a lineup of buskers, carolers and other entertainment. A 50-foot Christmas tree is set to arrive in the Distillery District on Nov. 1; it will be decorated with 60,000 twinkling lights, over 600 giant decorative ornaments and two kilometers of garland before it’s lit on Nov. 18.

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