Josh Talks about “Moonlight Magic”

Downtown Association Manager Josh Ingram all set for the magic this year!

You know the holiday shopping season is upon us with the annual Downtown Moonlight Magic event happening this Thursday. chatted with Josh Ingram, Downtown Association Manager about this year’s event and why you should make it down to get some good deals and kick off your holiday shopping in style.

What can we expect this year at the Moonlight Magic?

Josh: Hot chocolate competition, late night deals, tree lighting at 7pm at the courthouse, stuff a bus, and so much more.

What is new this year at the Moonlight Magic?

Josh: Bed Races, enter your team and race down queen street to win $100 DTA cash, Smores stations on every block.

Tell us about the First Bed Race? How did you come up with this idea?

Josh: Bon Soo used to do bed races, for one reason or another they thought it was time to put the event…to bed. Well this year we thought that the Downtown Boundaries (lovingly referred to by some as a bowling alley by some) would be a great venue to have a no holds bar bed race! We’re looking forward to this years pilot inaugural year, if you’re not racing come down and see what the fun is about and enter next year!

The Heritage Square Scavenger Hunt is back. Explain what people have to do?

Josh: All you have to do is pick up a ballot at any of the participating businesses in Heritage square or the Downtown Association. Get your ballot stamped at every participating business on the ballot and enter to win over $1,000 in prizing!

There’s a lot going on Thursday Night!
Sault Source for Sports – Is open late for the sports enthusiast on your list!
Plane View Hobbies- Open Late, Great stop for games & comics!
Soo Dance Unlimited- Give the gift of dance classes for all ages.
Solo Trattoria – Will be open, serving delicious options if you work up an appetite shopping!
Savoy’s Jewellers – Open Late, Give a gift that lasts a lifetime!
Lychee Thai- Will be open during regular hours if you are looking to grab a bite!
The Summit – will be getting into the holiday spirit, with Christmas Music & Hot Chocolate
Glassworks – Stop in for Annual Supply Sale and special treats like Apple Cider & Cookies! Also, if you purchase an ornament off one of the tree’s in store $1 will be donated to Community Living Algoma
Northland Music- For the Music Lover in your life! stop in they are open late!
Emma’s Fashion- Open Late , Offering Buy 1 Get 1 50% off on holiday dresses.
Mann Florist- Be sure to stop into Mann Florist – with a special Prize give-a-way! but you will have to stop in to find out! they are also open late & have In-store specials.
OutSpoken Brewing – Is serving ice cold, locally crafted beer until 9PM, but they will be open late selling their branded merch & serving hot chocolate
Shabby Motley- is Open Late for you to stay warm and cozy, serving delicious treats, hot drinks & a store full of yarn specials and discounts!
The gift of a knitting class is the perfect stocking stuffer!
Soo Blasters – is Open Late, if you haven’t had a chance to check out Soo Blasters menu & arcade, Moonlight Magic is the Perfect time to do so!
Algoma Bikes- is open late and offering 20% off storewide!
Sun Kwong Resturant- Is open late and welcomes you to come dine with them Moonlight Magic!
Planetary Pride & The Garden Side –will be Open Late!
FabricLand- Will be Open until 9PM for all your holiday sewing & crafting needs!
Sault Ste. Marie Stuff a Bus will be by FabricLand for toy drop off.
Worried about how you will get from one end of Moonlight Magic to the other?
The Q Cafe & Bakery Courtesy Shuttle will be available to bring you to your destination!



  1. The Sault Community Career Centre will also have a yummy warm drink available, made with spices like cardamom and ginger – sorry, no chocolate for this delicious Syrian drink! Like it? Write our name on the back of the ballot as your newest fav drink! Check it out as well as SSM Helping Hands clothing give-away!

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