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November 8, 2006
The 40th Annual Cavalcade of Lights offers free weekend concerts, fireworks, and 100,000 lights illuminating Nathan Phillips Square
  
The 40th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank illuminates Nathan Phillips Square for the holiday season with more than 100,000 dazzling lights, Toronto’s official Christmas tree, fireworks and free concerts every Saturday night from November 25 to December 16 at 7 p.m.

Cavalcade of Lights festivities in Nathan Phillips Square officially start on Saturday, November 25 at 7 p.m. with the opening celebration featuring tree lighting, fireworks, live musical performances by Joel Plaskett Emergency, Divine Brown, Jacksoul, Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale, and the debut of the projection and light show "Immersion" on Old City Hall.

The musical concerts continue Saturday nights on December 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m. featuring:

December 2: Jacksoul with opening act God Made Me Funky
December 9: Divine Brown with opening act Kayte Burgess
December 16: Stabilo with opening act Lindy

The Saturday evening concerts culminate with a fireworks finale and DJs playing music for skaters until 10 p.m.

"Immersion," presented as a 15-minute projection and light show choreographed to an original audio track, will run nightly from November 25 to December 23. "Immersion" can be seen every hour from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on the ½ hour (except Saturday nights at 8:30 p.m.).

Admission to Cavalcade of Lights events at Nathan Phillips Square is free and is located at 100 Queen Street West. Take the TTC Queen Streetcar (501), the Yonge subway line (exit Queen station) or the University subway line (exit Osgoode station).

Cavalcade of Lights is one of Canada’s leading festivals of illumination. Along with the lights and fireworks at Nathan Phillips Square, Cavalcade of Lights also features energy-efficient LED lighting displays in 19 Toronto neighbourhoods, a hop-on, hop-off neighbourhood bus tour that allows passengers to shop by day and tour the lights by night, and tourism hotel packages with the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and the Metropolitan Hotel.

For more information about all Cavalcade of Lights events and other events produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.

Media contact:
Grant Ramsay, Toronto Special Events, 416 395-7318


 

 

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