Toronto's 52-year holiday tradition is just around the corner and the city has some spectacular things planned for this year's celebration. The Cavalcade of Lights is making its highly-anticipated return on Saturday, November 24th. 

As always, Nathan Philip's Square will be completely transformed into a Christmas wonderland, adorned with over 525,000 energy-efficient lights and 500 ornaments. The city's official Christmas tree will be on display, standing at 60 feet (or 18 metres) tall.

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The celebration will be packed attractions, including musical performances, circus arts, a skating party and a spectacular fireworks display. 

According to the City of Toronto's news release, here's everything you can expect to see and do at this year's Cavalcade of Lights:

Skating Party with DJ Sean Sax, sponsored by Tim Hortons, 6 p.m. – Spinning hip-hop and funk classics, this veteran DJ has been a prominent fixture in Toronto's music scene for more than 25 years. 

Tanika Charles, 6:50 p.m. – A Polaris Music Prize and 2017 Juno R&B/Soul Recording of the Year-nominee, Charles is a staple in the Canadian soul scene. 

Tami Neilson, 7:40 p.m. - Known for her powerhouse vocals and soulful voice, Neilson's music is straight from the golden age of country and rockabilly. 

Illuminair, 8:25 p.m. – Toronto's acclaimed circus performance troupe is known for its breathtaking shows using fire and light. 

Concert featuring Kobo Town, sponsored by Great Gulf, 8:40 p.m. – Toronto favourites and 2018 Juno Award World Music Album of the Year winners are known for their distinct calypso-inspired sound mixed with dancehall reggae and trombone-heavy brass. 

Skating Party with DJ Dre Ngozi, sponsored by Tim Hortons, 9:40 p.m. – Dre Ngozi's work is fueled by a mash-up of sounds, a true reflection of her nomadic spirit. 

Take a look at the full schedule here, as well as details on parking and road closures in the area.

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