Christmas Tree Lighting at Nathan Phillips Square 2015

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Christmas Tree Lighting at Nathan Phillips Square, credit City of Toronto
Christmas Tree Lighting at Nathan Phillips Square, credit City of Toronto
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One of the highlights of being in Toronto during the Christmas season is attending the Christmas Tree lighting at Nathan Phillips Square 2015 at Toronto’s City Hall. The 49th annual Cavalcade of Lights, which includes the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, will take place on Saturday, November 28, 2015.

Sponsored by Edward Jones, the event will feature the lighting of an 18-metre Christmas tree with approximately 3,810 metres of LED lights supplied by Toronto Hydro. Visitors will also enjoy live performances, skating parties and fireworks.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Nathan Phillips Square, credit City of Toronto
Christmas Tree Lighting at Nathan Phillips Square, credit City of Toronto

The Christmas tree is set to arrive at Toronto City Hall on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9 a.m. The tree will be decorated and adorned with about 700 individual ornaments

The Cavalcade of Lights celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with a skating party featuring Disney Frozen music and the Toronto Children’s Chorus. Following will be performances by Afrocentric ensemble Nathaniel Dett Chorale; JUNO Award winning country, roots and blues artist Crystal Shawanda; country singer-songwriter Beverley Mahood; and Toronto’s Sean Jones.

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square during Christmas Tree lighting, credit City of Toronto
Skating at Nathan Phillips Square during Christmas Tree lighting, credit City of Toronto

A fireworks display sponsored by TekSavvy will begin at 8:15 p.m. followed by a concert by Sloan and a skating party with DJ Serious.

6 p.m.                         Skating party featuring Disney® Frozen music.
6:05 & 6:25 p.m.        Performances by fire and light artist, FireGuy
6:20 p.m.                   Zero Gravity Circus Aerial Act
6:45 p.m.                   Audience sing-a-long with the Toronto Childrens’ Chorus
7 p.m.                        Nathaniel Dett Chorale and the Toronto Children’s Chorus
7:15 p.m.                   First lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas Tree
7:25 p.m.                   Music performances by Beverley Mahood, Sean Jones
8:20 p.m.                   Fireworks display
8:30 p.m.                   Sloan
9:20 – 10:30 p.m.      Skating party with DJ Serious
9:30 & 10:15 p.m.      Performances by the FireGuy
10:00 p.m.                 Zero Gravity Circus Aerial Act