There will be a 10-minute, high-altitude fireworks display launching simultaneously at midnight across Toronto’s waterfront New Year’s Eve. , and will viewable from Etobicoke to Scarborough, and anywhere in between across the city with views of Lake Ontario. Ahead of the display on Friday, December 31, the City will have a livestream from the CN Tower with a mix of live and pre-recorded performances from iconic Toronto music and performing arts venues. 

Performance lineup: •       Walk Off The Earth ( pre-recorded without audience at the El Mocambo  •       Andy Kim ( pre-recorded without audience at the El Mocambo•       Dwayne Gretzky ( streamed live from their studio •       Tamar Ilana ( pre-recorded without audience at the Aga Khan Museum  •       Indigenous drum group Young Creek pre-recorded without audience at Small World Centre•       Soukustek ( recorded December 2, 2021 at Lula Lounge•       Lemon Bucket Orkestra leaders Marczyk Family & Friends ( pre-recorded without audience at Small World Music Centre•       Medusa Quartet ( pre-recorded without audience at Small World Music CentreFull program details for New Year’s Eve are available at year’s New Year’s Eve event will be different from previous years and will not be anchored at Nathan Phillips Square. The 2021 Cavalcade of Lights continues with a month-long display of enhanced lighting installations, décor and the City’s 17.67-metre (58-foot) Christmas tree at Nathan Phillips Square for the public to enjoy until Friday, January 7. At Nathan Phillips Square, the public can also explore tunnels made from thousands of energy-efficient bulbs, discover glowing ice sculptures in an enchanted forest, an LED light show on City Hall and public ice skating. Skating and ice sculptures are weather-dependent, and access to light tunnels may be limited after a heavy snowfall, but are still available for viewing and photos.This year, local Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) across the city are participating in Cavalcade of Lights to bring the magic of the holiday season to other neighbourhoods. The public can experience cultural seasonal events and animated lighting displays, while supporting local shops and restaurants. Discover holiday lights and activities in neighbourhoods across the city with the ShowLoveTO Urban Game. Presented by the City and powered by Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA), the ShowLoveTO Urban Game encourages players to use their mobile devices to find 25 illuminated, six-foot, three-dimensional heart installations located throughout the city, while solving clues for a chance to win great prizes. This family-friendly game can be played until Sunday, December 19 and offers an opportunity to explore the city and support local businesses. Information on how to play is available here.

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.