The 53rd annual Cavalcade of Lights will mark the official start of the holiday season in Toronto.
Cavalcade of Lights will mark the official start of the holiday season in Toronto. The event features the first lighting of Toronto’s 60-foot (18-metre) Christmas tree, along with musical performances, a skating party and a spectacular fireworks display.
This holiday tradition illuminates Nathan Phillips Square under the twinkle of more than 525,000 energy-efficient lights and 500 ornaments provided by Toronto Hydro.
An annual event for the past 53 years, the Cavalcade of Lights will include the first lighting of Toronto’s 16-metre tall Christmas tree, live music, skating and fireworks. The event will illuminate Nathan Phillips Square under the glitter of more than 525,000 energy-efficient lights and 500 ornaments, sponsored by Toronto Hydro.
2019 Cavalcade of Lights Highlights:
• a pre-show skating party, sponsored by Tim Hortons, with award-winning, Canadian hip-hop icon DJ Mel Boogie
• Toronto’s original guerrilla-folk party-punk phenomenon, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, on the mainstage, sponsored by Great Gulf
• Nunavut’s radiant young electropop artist, Riit
• Les Oiseaux (The Birds) by les Chasseurs de rêves making magic with lifelike large wooden bird puppets manipulated by stilt-walking knights
• The Queen by Creations in Vivo, an eccentric journey of discovery, freedom and magical movements
• fireworks display from the towers of Toronto City Hall., sponsored by the Toronto Real Estate Board
Who is it for?
All ages – Family
Cavalcade of Lights is committed to creating an accessible event. Accessible viewing areas and an ASL interpreter will be onsite for all to enjoy this special evening.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019 | 6:30 PM to 10 PM
Pre-show skating party at 6:30 p.m.
Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Venue : Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto
A series of road closures in the area around City Hall (Dundas Street to the north, Yonge Street to the east, University Avenue to the west and Richmond Street to the south) will be in effect.