If you've been waiting to get into the holiday spirit you don't have to wait any longer! We finally know when everyone's favourite Christmas-time tradition is coming back to Toronto and honestly, we're already counting down the days. 

In case you didn't already know, the Cavalcade of Lights in Toronto is an annual tradition held in Nathan Phillips Square in front of City Hall. The event includes an amazing fireworks display, lighting of the Christmas tree, skating and more to kick off the holiday season in the city.

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The streets are flooded by Torontonians looking to celebrate the official transition to the holiday season in honour of the Cavalcade of Lights. This year you can expect the streets to be full on November 24, as that's the Saturday night the event will be taking place.

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While this holiday tradition is a local favourite, it's also a great opportunity for tourists to celebrate the holidays just like Torontonians. The Cavalcade of Lights is a tradition that is over 50 years old and dates back to the winter season of 1967.

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Each year the event hosts live music, skating on the Nathan Phillips Square pond that will surely be decorated with thousands of twinkly lights, and the fireworks show. We're still waiting for the full schedule which will be posted in November but there is no doubt that the 51st year of this celebration will be fantastic!  

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You don't want to miss out on this amazing experience for the holiday season of 2018, so be sure to mark November 24 on your calendars. The holiday event begins at 6:00 PM and will carry on for four hours until 10:00 PM, with skating and attendance absolutely free. 

Grab your best friends, your parents, or the person you want to kiss under the mistletoe. No matter what this celebration is the perfect kick-off to the holiday season, so drink some peppermint hot chocolate and be merry! 

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