Special Events Office


Cavalcade of Lights

Saturday, November 30, 2013 marked the official start to the holiday season in Toronto with the celebration of the 47th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf. Featuring the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree, performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a brilliant fireworks show and a skating party at Nathan Phillips Square, the festive event is a holiday tradition in Toronto.

This year's performances included pop favourite Tyler Shaw, rising star Cold Specks, award winning R&B and soul singer Divine Brown and Grammy Award winner Carvin Winans. The first lighting of the official Christmas tree sponsored by Great Gulf, breathtaking fireworks, a live concert sponsored by Keurig® featuring electro-pop artist Diamond Rings and an open-air skating party with DJ Dopey followed, entertaining thousands under the glow of more than 525,000 lights in Nathan Phillips Square.

Skating at the Nathan Phillips Square ice rink continues all season long. Skate rentals are available on site. 

Cavalcade of Lights will return in 2014 on Saturday, November 29.

Cavalcade of Lights 2013