This Saturday, November 12, the City of Toronto will signal the start of the holiday season with the arrival of the City’s official Christmas tree. The 16.75-metre (55-foot) tree will be delivered to Nathan Phillips Square this weekend in preparation for the 56th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group taking place later this month. Media and the public are invited to the Square for the delivery, lifting and assembly of the tree.
Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: Tree arrival at 7 a.m.; installation, lifting and assembly from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.
A City of Toronto spokesperson will be on-site to speak to the media about the tree and the upcoming Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group.
The 56th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group will officially launch Toronto’s holiday season on Saturday, November 26, at Nathan Phillips Square. The event will include lighting Toronto’s official tree and special performances around the square and on the ice rink. The full program for Cavalcade of Lights presented by Desjardins Financial Group will be available on November 12.
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