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November 26, 2009
Start the holiday season right with the Cavalcade of Lights
This Saturday, November 28, Toronto will kick off the holiday season with its official holiday celebration - Cavalcade of Lights - now in its 43rd year!

The 2009 edition of the Cavalcade of Lights will feature the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree and lighting display nightly, with some of Canada’s top musical talent, spectacular fireworks shows and DJ skating parties four consecutive Saturday nights on the iconic Nathan Phillips Square rink at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., starting this Saturday.

November 28 schedule
7 p.m. - welcoming remarks by hosts Michael Kuss and Maie Pauts; Adrian Eccleston and band perform a Christmas medley
7:15 p.m. - tree and square lighting by Mayor David Miller
7:20 p.m. - holiday concert with Steven Page, Matt Dusk, Keshia Chante and Fritz Helder & the
8 p.m. - fireworks, with public skating to tunes by DJ Tony Sutherland until 10 p.m.

Cavalcade of Lights is produced by the City of Toronto and sponsored by Scotiabank. The City’s official Christmas tree is sponsored by the Bay, which commissioned Brian Gluckstein for the design. The lighting display at Nathan Phillips Square is supported by Gluckstein Home. For more information about Cavalcade of Lights the public can visit or call 311 (24 hours a day, seven days a week).

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Giannina Warren, Economic Development Culture and Tourism Division, City of Toronto, 416-395-7318,



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