Cavalcade of Lights, Toronto, Canada

A rather more normal Christmas tradition exists in Toronto, Canada. They make an official start to the Christmas holidays with a Cavalcade of Lights. The tradition started in 1967 to mark the completion of Toronto’s City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, but it continues today. The Square and a huge Christmas tree are lit with around 300,000 LED lights which shine from dusk until 11 PM every night until the New Year. The event also sees a spectacular firework show.