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November 4, 2004
Magic of Light adds pyrotechnics to December’s Saturday nights
  
Toronto Special Events – The magic of Cavalcade of Lights presented by
Scotiabank continues throughout December with the Saturday Night Festive
Fireworks (December 4, 11 and 18) at Nathan Phillips Square. Each evening,
running from 7 to 10 p.m., will reprise the explosive pyrotechnic performance
of the Magic of Light show. The landmark rink will ignite with some of the city’
s hottest DJs capping each evening with its very own festive soundtrack.

The Magic of Light spectacle and fireworks show, a commissioned production by
Toronto’s Hangtime Circus. This breathtaking 30-minute performance incorporates
pyrotechnic effects by Circus Orange with astonishing aerial acrobatic acts and
daredevil circus artistry. The production utilizes the multi-levels of Nathan
Phillips Square and features performances by Canadian Idol’s Toya Alexis, the
martial arts flavour of Team Ryouko, ballerinas from Hit & Run, intricate
rhythms of the Kiyoshi Nagata Ensemble and electric violinist Dr. Draw.
Audiences will be dazzled as Toronto is washed with light.

After the excitement of the Magic of Light show, audiences can strap on their
skates and glide underneath Toronto’s landmark Freedom Aches on Nathan Phillips
Square’s popular outdoor skating rink. DJs will spin a mix of popular and
holiday favourites until 10 p.m. Featured DJs include FLOW 93.5’s weekday mixer
DJ Starting from Scratch on December 4, accomplished DJ, radio personality and
music industry insider Tony Sutherland on December 11 and the big band and jazz
sounds from Extreem DJ Entertainment on December 18.

The Saturday Night Festive Fireworks mark the perfect opportunity for revellers
to revisit the traditional magic of the Cavalcade of Lights display. The
display, which includes the radiance of 100,000 lights and the city’s Official
Christmas Tree, continues nightly from dusk until 11 p.m. throughout the
holiday season.

A tradition spanning close to four decades, the Cavalcade of Lights festival
expands citywide in 2004 to set Toronto aglow for the season with sparkling
lighting displays, brilliant fireworks, a calendar of festive events and a
one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto’s picturesque neighbourhoods. The winner of two
2003 International Special Events Society Esprit Awards and two International
Festivals and Events Association Pinnacle Awards, Cavalcade of Lights is one of
the nation’s foremost festivals of light. Running from November 27 to December
31, 2004, Cavalcade of Lights captures the magic of Toronto’s holiday season.

Admission to Cavalcade of Lights is FREE and getting there couldn’t be easier!
Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West. Take the TTC Queen
Streetcar (501), the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the University
Line (exit Osgoode station).

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

Media Contact:
Amber Authier, Event Supervisor, Marketing, Toronto Special Events,
416-395-7318, aauthie@toronto.ca



 

 

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