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The official start of the holiday season in Toronto is the Cavalcade of Lights. It is a local favorite tradition and thousands of people come from far and wide to see the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree. Located at Nathan Phillips Square, it has been an annual event since 1967.
The show features a huge Christmas tree, 525,000 glittering LED lights and an illuminated skating rink. The Cavalcade of Lights also features Canadian and international entertainers performing live on the stage. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display.
The Cavalcade of Lights will be held on November 26, 2022. It is a month long exhibit and the lights will stay on every night until 11 pm.
Holiday Magic is returning to Bloor-Yorkville on November 26, 2022, from 5 pm to 7 pm. The tree lighting ceremony will take place on Cumberland Street and at the Village of Yorkville Park. 138 trees along Bloor Street will be festively decorated with lights to illuminate the neighborhood. You can also enjoy 60 Urban Campfire benches that light up in holiday colors when in use.
There will also be a free outdoor concert hosted by Traci Melchor. Toronto based musician Jeremie Albino will kick off the entertainment follow by Chantal Kreviazuk singing hits from her holiday album. There will be complimentary refreshments at the concert.
Toronto Hotel Deals
If you’d like to kick off the holiday season in Toronto, you should consider the following hotels. They are offering discounted rates which would save you money on your stay.
- Hotel X Toronto by Library Collection 20% Discount
- 1 Hotel Toronto 20% Discount
- Sandman Hotel Oakville 20% Discount
- Gladstone House 17% Discount
- The Omni King Edward Hotel 15% Discount
- One King West Hotel & Residence 15% Discount
- Sonesta ES Suites Toronto Markham 15% Discount
- The Yorkville Royal Sonesta Hotel Toronto 11% Discount
- Fairmont Royal York 10% Discount
- Pembroke Inn 10% Discount
- Radisson Toronto Airport West 6% Discount
- Park Inn by Radisson Toronto – Markham 5% Discount