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Rounding out our daily giveaways is Bell with four (4) prize packs up for grabs! Oh yeah, you read that right… f-o-u-r.

Check out the Bell booth in section J where there will be fun activities to do which include a virtual reality station. While you’re, strike a pose on the couch and show us your best couch potato #selfie and participate in the #Selfie Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Bell. With three easy stops, you would win more great goodies on site!

To score one of four share with us any special memories you have from Night It Up! or attractions you are looking forward to.

As always, read the rules or else you might be the winner that lost the prize! ):


You’ve got to admit having a clean space is always super satisfying… even if it takes a little bit of work to get there. Today we have got two (2) Royale Tiger Towel prize packs up for grabs! With these babies you’ll be able to tackle any problem with ease – handy for the dorm to the office.

This year the organizer slogan is “don’t be bitter, throw that litter!” Enter to be one of two winners by telling us how you plan on keeping our earth clean at Night It Up! this year. 

Don’t forget to review the rules of these giveaways!

**Giveaway closes Thursday, July 14th, 2015 @ 11:00pm est.**


Anyone who is anyone knows that Yelp.ca is the best site for finding great local businesses in Canada, the United States and over 30 other countries around the world (including 6 in Asia alone). Right here in the 905, the Yelpmobile app is blowing up as local yelpers are sharing reviews and food porn pictures of their favourite (and not so favourite) businesses every single day. Some of those local faves will have booths right here at Night It Up! and we’ve got a hit list of some of the top spots you need to bookmark if you plan on yelping it up at Night It Up! this year!

1) Wei’s Taiwanese Food
The first thing that entice your appetite at a night market is definitely sticky tofu! It is not an authentic Asian night market, if it does not have that distinguish smell looming over the air.

2) Chatime
Now that you got your stinky tofu, you have to go find bubble tea to hold in your other hand! We’ve got you covered since there will be many bubble tea booths at our event

3) Taste of China
Something that we always like is when we get the chance to try interesting foods, such as kimchi fries, which you will be able to find at this booth!

4) Pokito
Another new food item that we haven’t see much of before are poke bowls and burritos! From the creators of Chatime, Me.n.u Food Truck and Bake Code, they will be bringing their new food creation to NIU! 2016.

5) Barcode BBQ
We’re nearing the end of this list, but how can we forget about classics like barbecued kebabs of various meats, like chicken, lamb or beef?

6) Naniwa-Taro
Last but not least, an Asian must-have like takoyaki must be consumed at any night market, so you will definitely be able to get your cravings satisfied at NIU! with this booth.

Yelp is one of the returning sponsors of Night It Up!, so make sure you use your Yelp app to ‘Check-in’ at the Yelp booth located at booth H6 to get your photo taken at their photo booth this weekend! Now, get your bookmark list ready and count down to our night market’s official opening day on Friday, July 15th, 2016.


We’ve got two baskets of goodies from our friends at Aveeno who have got all the lotions and potions you need to ensure you healthy looking skin.

Daily moisturizing,protection, and drinking water can be key to skin that looks great in your upper years. It’ll help with discolouration, sagging, and improve the overall texture. – cause who wants crusty and bumpy skin?

To snag a gift basket, what advice do you have for looking great and staying cool under the hot summer sun this summer?

Don’t forget to review our rules! Lots of important things to know if you happen to be the winner!

Performer Feature: Arbors Lane

Arborslane feature

The best way to experience Night It Up! is to see everything right? Arbors Lane definitely think so, and they’re most looking forward to the energy you have to bring!

Originally consisting of drummer Christina (The Designated Driver), guitarist Luca (El Nino) and vocalist Jenny (The Closet Weeb), they’ve come a long way from their casual band high school days, on the way picking up guitarist Nick (The Weeb) and bassist Gabe (Bun Rieu) whom they met at Arbor Lane’s first show in 2014 where Nick and Gabe were part of other bands. Who would’ve thought a year later they would become a serious, Korean food-loving group?

Their first studio release was “True Contender in February 2015, and first performed all together on Halloween that same year. Moving forward to 2016, Arbors Lane has played in many shows and have released an EP titled “Prologue” in April. They’re currently taking a break from performances to promote it, though they’re constantly writing to produce more content.

This new and young band is always looking to improve and continue their growing success. Get ready Night It Up!, Arbors Lane is on the lineup card!

By: Betty F.


Day two of our daily giveaways is thanks to Sporting Life Markville. We have one (1) $25 gift card up for grabs, perfect to put towards new gear for this summer! From runners to sandals, waterproof jackets to bathing suits, Sporting Life has got you covered for everything you need for the cottage or camp….. not to mention all the night markets you’ll be hitting up this summer! 😉

To snag this prize, comment below on how you have been staying cool this summer.

Don’t forget to review our rules otherwise you might lose your prize!



Kicking off our annual daily giveaways is Smash Kitchen and Bar with one (1) $25 gift card! This upscale casual restaurant in Unionville delivers comfort cuisine with a array of all the comfort foods you could desire. Pop in with the gang on a weekdays to take advantage of their daily specials or hang out on their newly renovated patio deck over the weekend! It’s the perfect summer spot.

Comment on this post and tell us what food or beverage you are most looking forward to having or trying at this year’s event!

Make sure to check our the giveaway rules and winners here.

**Giveaway ends Monday, July 11th, 2016 @11:00pm EST**

Smash Kitchen and Bar

4261 Hwy 7 East, Unionville, ON

15TH Annual Daily Giveaway – Rules and winners


– The Daily Giveaway Contest runs from July 10 to 14, 2015 inclusive.

– Only one entry per person per day is allowed.

– Contest entries must be submitted as a comment on the corresponding contest’s posting on the Night It Up! website.

– Contest entries are collected until 11:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) each day (with the exception of giveaway held on Sunday, July 10th)

– Winners will be chosen randomly/based on creativity/randomization.

– Night It Up! organizers are not eligible for the Daily Giveaway Contest.

– Winners will be notified via email and will be posted on our blog every night on this page. It is the responsibility of contest entrants to ensure their submitted email addresses are correct.

– Winners must confirm that they will be claiming their prize within 24 hours of notification. If winners do not confirm, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn.

– Winners must claim their prizes at the Night It Up! merchandise booth and present valid photo identification on either July 15th between 7pm-12am, July 16th between 2pm-12am or July 17th between 2pm-8pm.

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW WE HERE – literally. From the basement.

Fifteen. We are fifteen years old this year! Do you remember what things were like when you were fifteen? Perhaps you have yet to see what fifteen has in store for you… or maybe this is your fifteenth year on earth like us!

In fifteen years, Night It Up! has become one of the most popular events of the summer. We attract over 120, 000 patrons annually and host over 120 food and merchandise vendors… some of which have grown with us over the years! (…Because you either LOVE stinky tofu or love to hate it. :P)

Anita Ko, one of the founding members of Power Unit Youth Organization, explains that the organization and night market were youth driven at its grassroots. She and a group of friends were interested in self-development and asked themselves, “What can we do to apply what we [have] learned in school and [through] our textbooks to something more practical and meaningful?”

And thus, Power Unit Youth Organization was born! Soon after came their firstborn – Night It Up! (Formerly known as Asian Night Market – cause we’re OGs).

The organization that was started in a basement by ten university students in 2002 has since made several achievements. Some of these include:

  • 400 bubble tea fuelled youth volunteers – including 200 core members in PUYO per year (70 of which work specifically on Night It Up!)
  • 1 venue change – because Night It Up! outgrew it’s old parking lot
  • Awarded $2000  in scholarships to its members
  • Raised $113,000 for local charities
  • Consumption of too many cups of bubble tea to fathom
  • Inhaling an immeasurable amount of stinky tofu

Of course, none of this would have happened without YOUR continued support. YOU are the reason why we, volunteers, remain fired up and dedicated to improving Night It Up! every year.

So here is to another fifteen years to Power Unit Youth Organization and Night It Up! We’ll see you at this year’s event!

Here we come… TD presents: Night It Up! 2016


Get pumped! The volunteers of Power Unit Youth Organization have already been hard at work for the past few months getting Night It Up! 2016 in the works. Today, we share some VERY exciting news …

TD presents: Night It Up! will be July 15th-17th at the Markham Civic Center!