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Where to Stay Near the Cavalcade of Lights Festival

The Cavalcade of Lights will be taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, located in Toronto, Canada. This annual free event will be celebrated on November 27, 2021 and feature the lighting of Toronto’s 50 ft tall Christmas tree, live musical performances, skating presentations and a DJ skating party.

Opened in the year 1965, Nathan Phillips Square has since then become the home of art displays, concerts, weekly farmer’s market, the winter festival of lights, as well as many other public events.



The events will start from sunset to 11 in the evening. However, it is best to go to the event before the opening to see and take photographs of some of the best sceneries. If you do not want to endure the huge crowds, it is advisable to visit the place at 9pm or an hour before the closing time.

Throughout the colder time of year, the square's reflecting pool is changed into an ice rink. This setting likewise draws in great many visitors and guests yearly from all around the globe. Most importantly, everyone is invited to witness the lighting of the huge Christmas tree that signifies the opening of the holiday season.


How to Get to Nathan Phillips Square

The Cavalcade of Lights is located on 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N1. It forms the forecourt to Toronto City Hall, or New City Hall, at the intersection of Queen Street West and Bay Street.

If you choose to stay at Avalon Suites during the festivities, it allows you to be closer to the Cavalcade of Lights by being only a 10-minute drive going left on Cumberland St and straight down Bay St. If you choose to take public transport, it is only a 15-minute commute by walking to St. George station, taking the TTC train down to Osgoode station.


Shopping and Dining

Nathan Phillips Square is one of the epicenters of Toronto. Before the Cavalcade of Lights festival begins, take a shopping trip at the Toronto Eaton Centre. It attracts over 50 million visitors annually featuring more than 200 shops. Being located in the heart of the city, there are tons of eateries to try such as Eggspectation, Quinn's Steakhouse & Irish Bar, The Keg, Momofuku Noodle Bar, Cactus Club Cafe, Richmond Station, Hendriks Restaurant and Bar, Bannock, Planta and Kibo Sushi. There are a wide variety of food options if you are planning to come to downtown Toronto for a foodie staycation or a place to eat when you visit for the Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square.


Short-Term Rentals

If you are interested in visiting the Cavalcade of Lights this year at Nathan Philip Square, whether with friends or family, come stay with us here at Avalon Suites Yorkville. Experience the Cavalcade of Lights and other wonderful winter events Toronto has to offer with a couple of night's stays at the Avalon Yorkville. If you are coming to downtown Toronto from the Greater Toronto area, or neighbouring cities and municipalities, we are sure to have a suite to accommodate you.


Avalon Suites Yorkville

More than a hotel room, Avalon Suites Yorkville has more than 2x the space and is fully furnished. In Avalon Suites, you will be able to find amenities not available in a hotel room. Such as a cooking stovetop, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, toaster, Nespresso machine, and microwave. Need to do laundry? We also have an in-suite 2-in-1 washer and dryer for your convenience. Avalon Suites offers more than just a fully stocked kitchen, staying with us includes access to a fitness centre and gym, concierge service, and meeting facilities. Suites also have sweeping views of city views of Yorkville, Toronto, modern furniture, and friendly working spaces. Including complimentary wi-fi, smart tv with access to cable, Netflix, YouTube, Prime, and more.

Yorkville is surrounded by a variety of coffee shops perfect for the fall season, check out our blog Best Coffee Shops for Downtown Toronto Yorkville Travellers for more. And looking for an experience while you are in Toronto and want to explore? Look at our blog Things to do Around Bloor-Yorkville for local tourist destinations to visit.

To learn more, visit us on our website or contact us at 416.731.1372.

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