Pentatonix Delights The City Of Toronto With Show-stopping Performance To Celebrate The Unveiling Of Hudson’s Bay And Saks Fifth Avenue 2017 Holiday Windows

TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled their much-anticipated, annual holiday windows to Toronto on Thursday, November 2. The evening featured a magnificent event for the city, presented by Cadillac Fairview, including a show-stopping performance by three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix. Together, Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled a total of 11 new windows to the bustling crowd to be enjoyed throughout the holiday season.

Hudson’s Bay’s Shake Up Your Holidays windows are designed to take bystanders on a whimsical journey as seen through the lens of enchanted snow globes. Each of the five animated windows boasts a unique scene, bringing viewers from the North Pole Arctic Adventures and Santa’s Magic workshop to Christmas in the City set in Toronto, with a few magical stops in-between.

This year’s snow globe theme windows feature:

  • Santa’s Magic: A modern-day Santa looks into his globe
  • Arctic Adventures: Two polar bears meet for a celebratory high-five in an arctic scene
  • Winter Woodlands: A rabbit ventures toward a magical tree with woodland creatures
  • Holiday Circus: A vintage-style circus is conducted by the master of ceremonies
  • Christmas in the City: Starry holiday scene is set against Toronto landmarks

“Year after year, Hudson’s Bay’s windows bring joy to the city of Toronto and we are incredibly excited to unveil our new theme “Shake Up Your Holidays,” said Alison Coville, President of Hudson’s Bay. “Toronto is a special place to be during the holidays and experiencing our windows – whether for the first time or as part of a longstanding tradition – brings the magic of the season to life.”

Saks, in collaboration with Disney, transformed its Queen Street windows into an enchanted forest in celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Each window showcases unique holiday fashions to inspire passers-by. The Yonge Street windows include five interpretations of Snow White’s iconic dress, all conceived by Costume Designer Michael Southgate and set against the ethereal forest backdrop.

HBC, incorporated in 1670, is North America’s oldest company. Hudson’s Bay has grown to become Canada’s most prominent department store, today operating 89 full-line locations and For the first time since the banner’s inception, Hudson’s Bay opened outside of Canada with 10 new stores in the Netherlands in 2017, and an online shopping destination at This expansion introduces a new and exciting shopping experience in the Netherlands, catering to the Dutch market. Hudson’s Bay has established a reputation for quality, service, and style by offering well-edited assortments of exclusive and popular fashion, beauty, home and accessory designers and brands, as well as exclusive food concepts. It is part of the HBC brand portfolio.

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. As part of the Hudson’s Bay Company brand portfolio, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 22 states and Canada, five international licensed stores and, the company’s online store.

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Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-Platinum-selling has sold more than 8 million albums and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 13.8 million subscribers, yielding over 2.7 billion video views, and in 2015, the group released its first tour documentary – On My Way Home- and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. Pentatonix has recently released a deluxe version of their certified Platinum 2016 holiday album A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe which features a collection of modern and seasonal favorites, a collaboration with Jennifer Hudson and holiday classics such as “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” and “Away In A Manger” (Click HERE to watch the music video). The group will commence their A Pentatonix Christmas Tour on December 3rd with 3 sold out nights at The Chicago Theatre. To coincide with the tour, Pentatonix will return to NBC with A Very Pentatonix Christmas – their second annual holiday special that will air November 27th at 10:00 PM ET / PT with an encore airing on December 6th at 8:00 PM ET / PT. For more information please visit

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Michelle Veilleux
Hudson’s Bay

Katie Majeski
Saks Fifth Avenue