Toronto's official Christmas tree arrives at Nathan Phillips Square this weekend

Nov 2 2018, 9:36 pm

Alright Toronto, it’s officially socially acceptable to start getting into the holiday spirit, because the city’s official Christmas tree will arrive at Nathan Phillips Square this weekend.

According to a spokesperson from the City of Toronto, the tree will arrive this Saturday, November 3 between 8 am and 9 am and it will be installed from 9 am to noon.

The 60-foot tree is arriving in preparation for the 52nd annual Cavalcade of Lights, which will take place on November 24 and will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree along with a spectacular fireworks display.

Over the next few weeks, a crew of four people will be in charge of decorating the tree, which will glitter with more than 525,000 lights and 700 individual ornaments and will light up Nathan Phillips Square through to New Year’s Eve.

The arrival of the tree is an ideal photo opportunity to capture a longstanding and beloved tradition that signifies the start of the holiday season in Toronto.

The tree is truly a sight to see and a holiday tradition that every Torontonian should partake in.


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