Cavalcade of Lights Festival

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Cavalcade of lights banner on speaker stack, with stage in background

Cavalcade of Lights is an annual event highlighting the lighting of the City of Toronto government's official Christmas tree at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event has been held annually since 1967.[1]

The event falls on the final weekend of November to kick off the holiday season with the official illumination of the square and Christmas tree. The lighting display features the official Christmas tree and more than 300,000 energy-efficient LED lights that are illuminated from dusk to 11:00 p.m. every night throughout the holiday season.

Since 2002 Cavalcade of Lights has been transformed from a one-night event to a month-long one with the addition of Saturday night skating parties to live music at Nathan Phillips Square's outdoor rink.

In 2004, the event expanded citywide by adding displays of energy-efficient LED lighting in Toronto neighbourhoods.

Past performers[edit]

The Cavalcade of Lights has presented Canadian and international performers as part of each year's festivities. Past performers in recent years have included:


  1. ^ a b Sweet, Sarah. "Spotted: A Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square". Torontoist. Retrieved March 16, 2016.

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