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    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, meaning it’s time to start planning how to make this year’s celebration extra special. Whether you’re hosting a small, intimate gathering or a larger feast for family and friends, we’ve got you covered with stunning décor ideas to transform your space into a warm and inviting haven, along with hosting tips to make this Thanksgiving one to remember.

    While shopping for your Thanksgiving festivities, be sure to make use of our search engine, StyList. With StyList, you can search multiple stores at Yorkdale and save any items you love to a singular wishlist, giving you more time for your Thanksgiving dinner prep.

    Ready to make this Thanksgiving unforgettable? Read on for our top hosting tips.

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    Prep Like a Pro

    Before the turkey hits the oven, be sure to equip your kitchen with the proper cookware and bakeware to ensure your dinner is a meal to remember. A Dutch oven not only cooks food to perfection, but also looks stunning on your stovetop, while a pie dish in an autumnal hue will look beautiful on your tabletop. And don’t forget the servingware! From chic cocktail glasses to earthy stoneware, these pieces will add some elevated charm to your Thanksgiving table.

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    William Sanoma Oven Cooking a Turkey for Thanksgiving.

    Williams Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma

    Design Your Tablescape

    two white candle-sticks lit, with gold accents at the table curated by Fox Home.

    Fox Home

    Two hands prepping for Thanksgiving cooking, as they set the dining table.

    Fox Home

    Set the stage for your Thanksgiving feast with a stunning tablescape sure to impress. A rich-coloured tabletop or festive tablerunner makes a beautiful backdrop for your table décor, while cloth napkins housed in napkin rings add an extra special touch for a momentous occasion. Complete the tablescape with a floral arrangement or some pampas grass in a ceramic vase as the perfect finishing touch.

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    Embrace Cozy Décor

    Create a warm and inviting atmosphere with your guests with fall home décor accents. From plush throw blankets to lush wreaths and, of course, a richly scented candle, these décor picks will bring the ultimate cozy vibes to your home.

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    Pottery Barn home décor for thanksgiving. Beige accents, picture frame sand dried flowers.

    Pottery Barn

    Pottery Barn

    Pottery Barn

    Develop Your Menu

    Peking duck for thanksgiving by YU Seafood.

    YU Seafood

    Cheesecake plated with whip cream from the cheesecake factory.

    Cheesecake Factory

    No turkey? No problem! Make the meal prep a little easier by ordering takeout or delivery from Yorkdale’s vast variety of food offerings. From RH Courtyard’s roast chicken to Yu Seafood’s Peking duck and Cheesecake’s Factory’s iconic cheesecakes, the options are endless for a delectable Thanksgiving feast.

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    Show Thanks to the Host

    If you’re a guest, show your gratitude to the host with an extra special gift. A beautifully crafted scented candle is always a thoughtful gift, while luxury serving ware or tableware is the perfect addition to the hostess with the mostess’ collection of entertaining essentials. Or help your host unwind after the festivities with a self-care gift basket including soothing bath salts, a plush robe and some gourmet confectionaries. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” and encourage some well-deserved relaxation.

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    Bronze hammered charger plate by Williams Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma

    Williams Sonoma

    Match the Occasion

    promotional image of a black yorkdale gift floating atop a fall foliage

    Want to give thanks to a special someone? Express your gratitude towards your loved ones with one of our gift cards. With our e-gift cards, you can record or write a personalized message expressing why you’re thankful for this person, or you can deliver a physical card if you prefer the traditional route.


    With these Thanksgiving hosting ideas, you’ll be well-prepared to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your guests. From stunning tablescapes to cozy accents, your Thanksgiving celebration will be a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Happy Thanksgiving!

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