Mississauga residents can watch lighting of 40-foot Christmas tree and catch a concert


Published November 15, 2021 at 11:31 am

Mississauga residents can once again come out to Celebration Square to watch the lighting of the 40-foot Christmas tree—and catch a Mississauga Symphony Orchestra concert at the same time.  

Mayor Bonnie Crombie and her City Council are teaming up with the orchestra this Saturday night to welcome residents back to the annual Light Up the Square kickoff event, which wasn’t open to the public last year due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.  

The City of Mississauga will transform Celebration Square into a multi-week festival of lights open to the public throughout the holiday season.  

The square and the main stage will be filled with “spectacular, interactive, light-based artworks,” City officials say, including Prismatica, billed as a “modern ice palace” and presented by Montreal-based Creos. Visitors can walk among giant prisms that create countless colourful reflections. 

At this Saturday’s kickoff, which runs from 7:45-8:15 p.m. at Celebration Square, artists will also be part of the festivities and the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra’s season-opening concert next door at the Living Arts Centre will be shown live on a large screen. 

A Triumphant Celebration marks the orchestra’s return to the stage after a nearly two-year absence. 

Those who attend will not need to show vaccine certificates, but they’re urged to wear masks and practice social distancing.  

The Light Up the Square kickoff event will also be live streamed online. 


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