Media Advisory
November 24, 2022

The annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group, will illuminate Nathan Phillips Square this Saturday, November 26, with an opening night celebration from 3 to 11 p.m., which will include a tree-lighting ceremony, live music, circus performers and more.

Date: Saturday, November 26
Time: 3 to 11 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
Note: A media area will be available on the ramp to the City Hall podium roof next to the Christmas tree. Broadcast media crews are advised to arrive early for their setup.
Members of the media are asked to email or call 416-392-4467 to request assistance with any production needs or arrange spokesperson and artist interviews.

Main stage performances:

  • 3 p.m. Welcome with local Indigenous Elder
  • 4 p.m. Nirkoda Israeli Dancers of Toronto
  • 5 p.m. Traditional Latin American music and dance by Tocani
  • 6 p.m. Abenaki & Franco-Ontarian folk music by Mimi O’Bonsawin
  • 7:45 p.m. Electronic Québécois music by Mélisande [électrotrad]
  • 8:30 p.m. Christmas Tree & Nathan Phillips Square lighting ceremony
  • 9:30 p.m. Contemporary African dance music by 10-piece Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble

Full program details and road closure information is available on the Cavalcade of Lights webpage.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Michele Simpson
Economic Development and Culture