Experience the magic of the holiday season with Cavalcade of Lights, from November 27 to January 7 at Nathan Phillips Square. This year, the reimagined festivities will be different, transforming City Hall and its surroundings into a dazzling wonderland each night from 5 to 11 p.m.

The City’s glittering tree and skating events return plus – new for this year – mesmerizing light installations inspired by cultural festivals from around the world. Explore tunnels made from thousands of energy-efficient bulbs, discover glowing ice sculptures in an enchanted forest and watch as beams of light animate City Hall like never before.

Learn how to make your own lantern at home from participating organization MuseArts.

Remember to share your memories with loved ones using #CavalcadeOfLights.

Please note that this year’s Cavalcade of Lights does not include a fireworks display. Skating and ice sculptures are weather dependent, and access to light tunnels may be limited after a heavy snowfall but still visible for viewing and photos.

Cavalcade of Lights is designed with guidance from Toronto Public Health to provide a safe environment for participants. Participants should keep two metres distance from people they don’t live with as much as possible, and provincial regulations require mask wearing at outdoor events when physical distancing is not possible. If you are sick or have cold or flu-like symptoms, please stay at home and seek testing.

Venture outside the square and discover holiday lights and activities in neighbourhoods across the greater Toronto area with the ShowLoveTO Urban Game. Find all 25 illuminated, six-foot, three-dimensional heart installations for a chance to win prizes, including hotel stays, pre-paid credit/gift cards and admission to local attractions.

Play online for free

The ShowLoveTO Urban Game is presented in partnership with the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) and funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and the Government of Ontario, powered by The Urban Guide.

Official Lighting Sponsor:

Cavalcade of Lights sponsor Toronto Hydro


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