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Cavalcade of Lights to illuminate Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday with live music, Christmas tree lighting and fireworks


This Saturday, November 26, Nathan Phillips Square at 100 Queen St. W. will be illuminated for the 50th annual Cavalcade of Lights ( presented by Great Gulf and produced by the City of Toronto. Performances will include music by Whitehorse and Choir! Choir! Choir! and the lighting of the Toronto Christmas tree by Mayor John Tory.

Detailed schedule for Saturday night

7:00 p.m. Audience sing-a-long with Choir! Choir! Choir!, including John Lennon’s song “Imagine” with
special guests Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet

7:30 p.m. Countdown with Mayor John Tory for first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree
sponsored by Hudson’s Bay and powered by Toronto Hydro

7:35 p.m. Cris Derksen’s Cavalcade Orchestra with guest vocalists Don Amero, Dan Talevski and Kiran

8:30 p.m. Procession of Light by Red Pepper Spectacle Arts

8:35 p.m. Spectacular fireworks display

8:40 p.m. Whitehorse concert sponsored by Great Gulf

9:40 p.m. Skating party with DJ General Eclectic

Media are asked to confirm their attendance, make any artist interview requests and provide production requirements in advance by emailing or calling 416-568-9653. Members of the media are advised to arrive early to set up in the media area, which is a temporary structure on Nathan Phillips Square, situated just north of the skating rink.

High resolution images are available for media use at

Cavalcade of Lights organizers are committed to creating an accessible event. An accessible section and an ASL interpreter will be provided onsite to help ensure that everyone who attends can enjoy this special evening.

Full event details are available at

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