Weeklyvoice Bala 20:57 PM Nov 19,2017
TORONTO -The 51st annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf will mark the official start of the holiday season in with the first lighting on Saturday, November 25 of Toronto’s 18-metre (60-foot) Christmas tree. The event, which begins at 7:00 pm, is sponsored by Hudson’s Bay, will feature, along with live performances, a skating party and a dazzling fireworks display.
“The Cavalcade of Lights is a 50-year Toronto tradition bringing families together to celebrate the start of the holiday season,” said Mayor John Tory. “The event offers a fantastic lineup of performers, the lighting of the city’s official Christmas tree, and a spectacular fireworks show. I invite everyone to join the festivities.”
“The Cavalcade is a family-friendly event that brings Torontonians together to enjoy great musical talent from across Canada,” said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. “I look forward to the event each year and I encourage everyone to join me in celebrating this Toronto holiday tradition.”
This favourite Toronto tradition brings together thousands of people in Nathan Phillips Square each year under the twinkle of more than 525,000 energy-efficient lights provided by Toronto Hydro.
This year’s event lineup will feature:
• A skating party with DJ Fawn Big Canoe, 6 p.m. – Mixing the sounds of house, bass, classic soul, disco and everything in between, this Toronto DJ will bring a sophisticated simplicity and effortless execution to the DJ booth.
• Charmie Deller, 7 p.m. – Contemporary style of rhythm and blues and pop-soul from the singer and songwriter who has performed at Manifesto, Honey Jam, Canada Day 2017 and TEDx.
• Matthew Barber and Jill Barber, 7:45 p.m. – Together with a seven-piece band, these Canadian award-winning musical siblings will offer original songs that evoke the golden age of Canadiana roots music.