Fall might officially be in full swing, but the City of Toronto is already getting us excited for winter by announcing the return of the annual holiday tradition Cavalcade of Lights.
The 52nd annual Cavalcade of Lights returns to Toronto on November 24 and will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree along with some spectacular fireworks.
Each year, the holiday traditions bring thousands of people down to Nathan Phillips Square and besides all the lights, the event will include live musical performances from some of Canada’s top performers and a skating party on the iconic outdoor rink.
The highlight of the evening, of course, is the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, which glitters with more than 525,000 lights and hundreds of individual ornaments and will light up Nathan Phillips Square through to New Year’s Eve.
The tree is truly a sight to see and a holiday tradition that every Torontonian should partake in. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the tree before, here are some incredible pictures from last year’s Cavalcade of Lights.
A full schedule of activities will be available in November.
When: November 24
Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West at Bay Street
Price: Free to attend