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Let’s Light up the Square and Kick Off the Holiday Season in Mississauga

Join Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Members of Council and other special guests at Light Up the Square on November 25. The City's final celebration of Canada 150, the event will include ice skating, the Holiday Street Market, photo op with Santa and his elves and the tree-lighting ceremony.

Entertainment and activities | November 20, 2017

Calling all fans of the most wonderful time of the year! If you love the holidays, make sure the tree lighting event at Mississauga Celebration Square is on your must-do list. Light Up the Square is the City’s final celebration of Canada 150 and kicks off the holiday season on November 25.

Join fellow holiday lovers and celebrate the great white north where bright lights, winter’s magic and cozy moments make for an unforgettable night. Watch as Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Members of Council and other special guests light up the Christmas tree and fire up the seasonal festivities.

There’s something for everyone. Lace up your skates and hit the ice as the rink opens for the first time this season. Snap a photo with Santa and his elves. If chilling is more your style, check out the glow lounge, or take in the spectacular STARDREAMER Illuminated Experience by Creativiva Inc. featuring glow sway pole acts, cosmic dance performances and more than a dozen roaming entertainers.

In partnership with Mississauga Celebration Square, the Holiday Street Market returns for a second year with artisans and food truck vendors. Take advantage of this opportunity to find unique handmade items that will inspire your gift giving and to treat yourself to yummy winter snacks.

Light Up the Square 2017 is presented in partnership with our generous sponsors – presenting sponsor Rabba Fine Foods and media sponsor Global News.

Light Up the Square

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Event: 5 to 9 p.m.
Official Ceremony: 6:45 p.m.
Holiday Street Market: Noon to 11 p.m.

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON

– Official Ceremony with Mayor, Members of Council and special guests
– Master of Ceremonies – Liem Vu, Weather Reporter, Global News Toronto

Enjoy an evening of festive activities designed to get you into the holiday spirit:

Noon Holiday Street Market; featuring more than 50 artisan and food vendors
5 p.m. DJ D-Smooth live spin
5:30 p.m. HogTown Sound
6:45 p.m. Official Ceremony and lighting of the Christmas tree
7 p.m. STARDREAMER Illuminated Experience
5-9 p.m. Family-friendly programming includes:
– Winter Wonderland: Face painting, digital spray paint wall, crafts, performance from the Culture Dance Pack
– Polar Stop: Light painting photo booth, Polar Bear Selfie Stop, giant Light Brite, Sauga Busks Stage
 Photos with Santa and his elves, sponsored by Insurance Hotline
 Skate on Mississauga’s largest outdoor ice rink
– Glow lounge brought to you by Alectra

Take MiWay to Mississauga Celebration Square. Use MiWay’s online trip planner or call 905-615-INFO (4636).

Follow us on Twitter to find out when the rink is open during the holidays.

For a full listing of events at Mississauga Celebration Square, visit ‘Like’ Mississauga Celebration Square on Facebook and follow @mcsevents on Twitter and @mcsevents on Instagram.


Media Contact:
Leslyn Johnson
Senior Communications Advisor
905-615-3200, ext. 3278
TTY: 905-896-5151