Start the Holidays at these Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Is there anything that really embodies the spirit of the holidays more than the lighting of a tree? In Toronto, there are numerous events where magnificent, towering trees are adorned with an array of lights and decorations and illuminated for thousands to see. These events draw people from all over the city, and celebrate themes of the holidays, such as happiness and unity. Let’s take a look at the top 5 tree-lighting ceremonies happening this month, with years of tradition behind them!

Light It Up at Bloor-Yorkville Holiday Magic 2022

Kick-off the holiday season in Yorkville with Holiday Magic 2022! Hosted by Traci Melchor of Canada’s Drag Race, the tree lighting ceremony will feature a performance by Chantal Kreviazuk and an appearance by Jeremie Albino! 

Where: Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON, M5S 2W7.

When: Saturday, November 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Head Downtown for the Cavalcade of Lights

Cavalcade of Lights is back, and for many, marks the official start to the holiday season in Toronto! Nathan Phillips Square will come to life with a glittering tree, ice skating, and of course, gorgeous lights that will illuminate the city!

Where: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N1.

When: Saturday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m.

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Make Your Way to the Distillery District for their Tree Lighting Ceremony

Toronto’s most charming holiday market is back and is kicking off with the Winter Village Tree Lighting Ceremony! Make your way to the Distillery District for live entertainment, and the tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m.! 

Where: 55 Mill St, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4.

When: Thursday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m.

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Celebrate a Century of Tradition with the Fairmont Royal York’s Tree Lighting

For over 93 years, Fairmont Royal York has been the city’s choice to celebrate the holidays, and they’ve set the bar high for their Tree Lighting Ceremony! Join Santa Claus and the Candy Cane Carolers as their tree comes alive and their Festive Window is revealed!

Where: 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON, M5J 1E3.

When: Wednesday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m.

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Illuminate a Winter Wonderland at Leslieville Wanderlust

For the 16th year, Leslie Grove Park will come alive for Leslieville Wanderlust! The streets will be alive with a beautiful Christmas tree, various holiday activities, live entertainment, a Winter Village with snacks and treats, and even Santa Claus will be making an appearance!

Where: 1158 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4M 1L2.

When: Friday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Visit their website for more information!

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