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Light Up the Square 2022 – Mississauga Celebration Square

November 26, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Light Up the Square with us on November 26th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the heart of Mississauga.

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It’s the official kick-off to the winter season, featuring the lighting of the Christmas Tree, live entertainment, ice skating, food trucks, and so much more!

Enjoy a magical evening filled with dazzling lights and spectacular entertainment!

  • Official opening of the City’s largest outdoor skating rink. Skate rentals are available on-site.
  • Lighting of the Christmas Tree and trees around the Square
  • Snap a photo with Santa and the elves, visiting all the way from the North Pole!
  • Explore four glowing public art installations throughout the Square
    • Diaphanous Charms by Asli Alin
    • Echoes by Nate Nettleton
    • Sugar Mountain by Weppler and Mahovsky
    • The Guest’s Shadow by Weppler and Mahovsky (one night only)
      • Sign up for a free lantern making workshop, inspired by a Light Up the Square installation The Guest’s Shadow. Sessions are held at the Great Hall on November 19 and November 26, led by artists Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky. Learn more.
  • Grab a bite to eat or a hot beverage at one of our many food trucks
  • Play one of our unique giant light up games
  • Live Music by the JukeBells ft. uRequest Live, Celebration Square’s very own live Juke Box. Request a song and get a shout out from the band on stage!

Take a walk through Passage!

This large interactive art installation made up of 20 circles of light that form a tunnel. The passage through the tunnel activates light animations and sounds. Each configuration has its own ambiance.

Creation: Serge Maheu
Tour producer: Creos

Event Schedule

  • 5:00 p.m. – Ice Skating, Food Trucks, Photos with Santa, DJ Spinning and Light Up Games
  • 6:15 p.m. – Live Music by the JukeBells ft. uRequest Live
  • 7:00 p.m. – Official Ceremony and Tree Lighting with Council
  • 7:20 p.m. – Live Music by Big Smoke Brass


An accessible viewing area will be provided onsite, located on the east side directly in front of the stage. Please enter the site from the east or west gate (City Centre Dr. and Living Arts Dr. or City Centre Dr. and Duke of York). For more information on accessibility at this event, contact 311 or if outside city limits 905-615-4311.


311 or 905-615-4311 outside of City limits