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Mississauga Annual Tree Lighting Celebration: Light Up the Trees

Nov 22, 2011

Join Mayor Hazel McCallion, Members of Council and special guests to kick off the holiday season at “Light Up the Trees,” the 2011 Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 26 at 7 p.m. at Mississauga Celebration Square. 

“This year’s celebration is going to be better than ever,” said Finola Pearson, manager of events for Mississauga Celebration Square.  “We’ve got an outstanding line-up of entertainment and the Square will be set aglow with the magic of the season.” 

What/Who: Mississauga Tree Lighting Celebration

Official Ceremony with Mayor and Members of Council

Master of Ceremonies - Global Toronto’s Antony Robart

Performances by Victoria Duffield and chart-toppers Neverest

 

When: Saturday, November 26, 2011, 7 - 10 p.m.

7 p.m.              Official Ceremony/Light Up the Trees

7:30 p.m.       Family activities and entertainment

8:30 p.m.       Victoria Duffield performs

9:10 p.m.       Neverest performs

 

Where: Mississauga Celebration Square

300 City Centre Drive

Mississauga, Ontario L5B 3C1

(Duke of York Blvd. and Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.)

Cost: Free

Note: Due to the unseasonably warm weather that is expected, the Celebration Square ice rink will not be open during the Tree Lighting Celebration.  The rink will be opened as soon as cooler weather arrives. Check the Mississauga Celebration Square Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on the ice rink.

Donate gently used children's skates to the ‘Got Skates?’program at the event.  Skates will be used to help provide free skate lessons to local children.  Visit www.gotskates.ca for program information. 

Saturday also kicks off the Rotary Club of Mississauga's ‘Festival of Lights,’ a holiday display of illuminated trees in the City Centre from November 26, 2011 to January 14, 2012.

Mississauga Celebration Square is ready for a season of dynamic winter events.  For a full listing of events, visit www.mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca. For the latest news and updates, follow Mississauga Celebration Square on Twitter and like it on Facebook

Located outside of Mississauga Civic Centre in the downtown core, Mississauga Celebration Square is a vibrant state-of-the-art multi-media event destination. The newly renovated Square is host to a dynamic line-up of year-round free outdoor events and festivals that showcase arts, cultural diversity and entertainment.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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