Must Attend: Twas the Night

On November 27th, the CORE shopping centre is throwing their second annual ‘Twas The Night, a very special event that will help everyone get into the holiday spirit. You can look forward to an evening filled with Christmas shopping and holiday entertainment while supporting five local charities. Every shop in the CORE will be offering spectacular deals on merchandise, which includes signature retailers like Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew and Lacoste. Besides shopping, there will be sampling stations set up compliments of several downtown restaurants. TV personality Dan Levy will be hosting the red carpet this year and will keep guests entertained with his great sense of humour. While there will be no shortage of things to see at ‘Twas The Night, you’ll want make sure you catch the lighting of the CORE’s beautifully decorated Christmas tree at 7:15pm. Following the lighting of the tree, you’ll have the unique opportunity to catch a performance by award-winning songstress Jann Arden and her band.  

You’ll also have the chance to visit the CORE’s Style Ambassadors Brenna Hardy and Phaedra Godchild in the Styleista lounge. Brenna and Phaedra work as fashion and wardrobe consultants in Calgary and together they run Styleista Inc. We highly recommend that you stop by the Styleista Lounge during the event to get complimentary tips on holiday style and advice on finding great gifts for friends and family. To give you a little inspiration for the season, these savvy stylists put together a few holiday style guidelines along with his and hers outfits (all items or similar items that you’ll be able to find at the CORE). 

Phaedra’s Top 3 Holiday Dressing Tips:
1. Add shimmer or shine in the form of sequins or jewels for women and satin or patent for men
2. Incorporate rich holiday colours like red and green in accessories
3. Don’t be afraid of being overdressed! 

Dress + Jacket: Aritzia
Jimmy Choo Shoes: Holt Renfrew
Gloves: Club Monaco
House of Harlow Earrings + Bracelet: Jack & Elliott
NARS nail polish: Sephora 

Paul Smith Tux + Cufflinks + Socks: Holt Renfrew
Shoes: Harry Rosen
Belt: Holt Renfrew
Shirt + iPhone Case: Brooks Brothers 

All proceeds from ‘Twas The Night are going to the Alberta Children’s Hospital foundation, the Alzheimer Society, the National Music Centre, Pet Access League Society (PALS) and the United Way’s Because Initiative. The CORE is generously giving away $10,000 in gift cards to 50 families who were affected by the Alberta floods this summer. If you know of a family who could use a little Christmas cheer, you can nominate them by visiting 

‘Twas The Night runs form 6:30 to 10pm and there will be free downtown parking. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $15. To RSVP or to make a donation, you can visit the CORE website. For updates on the event you can also follow the CORE on Twitter (#TwasTheNight).