Overview of the Toronto Cavalcade of Lights:
The Cavalcade of Lights launches at the end of November and has its finale on New Year's Eve. The celebration features fireworks, concerts, a projection installation, sparkling lighting displays in more than a dozen Toronto neighbourhoods, a calendar of festive events and one-of-a kind tours.
Opening Ceremony All Ages Welcome - Free!:
Live music is varied and includes rock, jazz, soul and gospel performances by big-name Canadian musical artists.
Free Saturday Night Concerts & Lighting Displays:
Check the website for details.
Neighborhood Lighting Displays:
Free Ice Skating at Nathan Phillips Square:
Weather permitting, the rink is usually open daily from 10 am to 10 pm by mid-November.
Call the Rink Hotline: 416-338-RINK (7465) for details. Please note that all children under age 6 need a CSA approved helmet before going on the ice.
Skate rentals and indoor change rooms are available to visitors. For skate rental info call: 416-368-8802.
Hotels Offering Cavalcade of Lights Packages:
Cavalcade of Lights - Location & Getting There:
Nathan Phillips Square is at 100 Queen Street West, easily accessed by the TTC Queen street car (501), or the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the University line (exit Osgoode Station).
Car parking is available in the underground parking garage at Nathan Phillips Square as well as metered parking on University Avenue which is just a couple of blocks west of Nathan Phillips Square.