Cavalcade of Lights
Glittering Lights, Live Music, Skating & Winter Fireworks
November 24, 2018
This holiday tradition features the first illumination of Toronto’s Official Christmas Tree, spectacular fireworks, a skating party, and performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent.
9:40 pm – Skating party with DJ Dre Ngozi accompanied by Illuminair, sponsored by Tim Hortons. | Spinning everything from classic hip-hop and R&B to island sounds and Afrobeats, Dre Ngozi’s work is fueled by a mash-up of sounds, a true reflection of her nomadic spirit.
Skating at the Nathan Phillips Square ice rink continues all season long. Skate rentals are available on-site.
The City of Toronto has taken care to minimize barriers and welcome all residents and visitors to the Cavalcade of Lights event. Please review details below regarding the accessibility features. For accommodation requests, please email email@example.com.
American Sign Language (ASL)
Will be provided on the Main Stage at the event for interpretation of hosting dialogue and event announcements.
Dedicated Accessible Viewing Area
An accessible viewing area will be available at the event for people with disabilities and their support persons and service animals. Volunteer staff will be available to provide assistance, if required. There will be three accessible viewing areas located on Nathan Phillips Square, wheelchair and standing areas will be located at the northeast corner of the main stage and beside The Archer sculpture. An accessible viewing area with seating will be available on the Concessions Roof accessible by elevator.
Paid parking is available. Nathan Phillips Square is accessible by elevator from the parking garage. For parking rates visit Green P Parking. Carefully review event road closures ahead of event.
Wheel Trans Pick-up and Drop-off locations
Southwest corner of Chestnut Street and Armoury Street.
For information about accessible subway stations visit the TTC website.
Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street W. and is easily accessible via public transportation.
Due to event road closures streetcars will be diverting in this area. Visit the TTC website for further information on how to get to this event.
From Union Station, walk north via Bay Street to Queen Street and arrive at Nathan Phillips Square.
Public transportation is encouraged due to road closures and the large volume of visitors that attend Cavalcade of Lights. The following streets will be closed from 4 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 24:
- Elizabeth Street from Foster Place to Hagerman Street
- Hagerman Street from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street
- Bay Street from Dundas Street West to Richmond Street West
- Queen Street from Yonge Street to University Avenue
- York Street from Queen Street West to Richmond Street West
- Albert Street from James Street to Bay Street
Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage as well as street parking on University Avenue.
Cavalcade of Lights is supported by: